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Top Foundation 2014

Makeup Wars: Best Of 2014 Series

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup Review, top foundation 2014

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup Review

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksIt’s almost the new year!  This is always time for reflection and assessment.  What did you do right in 2014?  What did you do wrong?  We all have some personal winners and losers, and the same goes for the world of makeup.

The Makeup Wars team has decided to fill these final days of 2014 with some of the makeup “winners” of 2014.  Today’s topic?  The best foundation, CC, or BB Cream from 2014.

My Pick: Top Foundation 2014 Edition

For me, the answer was easy:  Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup.  The answers from the rest of the MW team can be found at the end of this post, so be sure to scroll down to read them!

I was introduced to this new Estee Lauder formula toward the end of summer 2014, and have been using it regularly ever since!  Why is it so special?  The name says it all!  Youth. Infusing.  This formula instantly imparts a healthy glow that really makes the wearer look younger, and now that I’m of a **cough, cough** certain age, this fact alone was enough to win my heart!  But there’s more!  Not only does Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup deliver that special youthful glow, it also contains an SPF25, brightening ingredients, and no fragrance… This beauty blogger has become a loyal fan!

Retail price is $45.  It’s worth every penny, but the budget-conscious among you should wait until a great Estee Lauder GWP is available to grab a bottle.  Love what you see?  I’ve pulled together a list of the Best Estee Lauder Products for you to peruse!

Click HERE to buy it from EsteeLauder.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, Macys.com and Saks.com.

The makeup featured in this product review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

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Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup Review

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Youth Infusing Makeup Review

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksEstee Lauder recently introduced the NEW Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup. Not only does this foundation deliver medium coverage with a satin finish, but it has an SPF25 to help prevent the sun damage that actually causes skin to age.    [Read more…]

For Party Girls: MAC Pro Longwear Compact Foundation

MAC Prolongwear Compact Foundation Review

MAC Prolongwear Compact Foundation Review

Press SampleThe latest in the MAC skin perfection arsenal is MAC Pro Longwear Compact Foundation, a portable cream-foundation with an SPF 20.  It’s also the ultimate makeup for a Party Girl.  Read on to find out why (and to see a swatch of NC 20). [Read more…]

It Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful

It Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful

It Cosmetics CC Your Way To Beautiful

Press SampleMy greatest recent discovery has been the brand IT Cosmetics, and their incredible line of cosmetics and tools. Currently, IT Cosmetics is offering a value set on QVC named “CC Your Way To Beautiful”.  It’s a great way to try out the brand, as this kit contains some beauty basics that many women use regularly.

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NEW: LORAC POREfection Foundation

LORAC Porefection Foundation

LORAC POREfection Foundation

Press SampleOh my, my, my am I so pleased to have met LORAC’s POREfection Foundation!  This product is a proud member of LORAC’s Spring 2014 lineup, and delivers a soft-focus eggshell finish to the skin. [Read more…]

Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer

Tarte Colored Clay CC Primers

Tarte Colored Clay CC Primers

Press SampleNew from tarte! Colored Clay CC Primers! This new product applies to the skin easily, in a chunky crayon-like format. This CC Primer is available in five shades: fair, light, medium, tan, and deep. But there’s a twist! Colored Clay CC Primer also contains a purple highlighting shade to brighten the appearance of the complexion, and a green shade to neutralize redness.

Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer Review

Tarte Colored Clay CC Primers

Tarte Colored Clay CC Primers, Caps Off!

If you have nearly-perfect skin, you can use this new primer stand-alone, as a glorified concealer. Personally, I use it as a first step prior to applying foundation and a powder. I love how this primer neutralizes the redness that I battle daily, with ease! Because the colored clays are kept separate in the product like adorable colorful wedges, you can also focus application on one shade more than another, depending on your complexion needs.  Click through for swatches from this new tarte launch!

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Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

Smooth Finish, Foundation Powder, Laura Mercier, review, photo, blog

Smooth Finish, Foundation Powder, Laura Mercier

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Laura Mercier has so much to offer, even the most critical beauty lover would find something to love.  Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder (photographed above in shade 03) features a powder foundation in the top layer of the compact, which flips upward toward the compact mirror to reveal an application sponge.

This particular shade of powder has a hint of pink, so it’s great for gals with a bit of pink undertone.  This powder foundation delivers some great coverage, and I noticed immediately that it cancels the redness my cheeks, a huge pro!  The finish is simply matte perfection.

Retail price is $45.

Retailers include LauraMercier.com,  Macys.com, Ulta.com Sephora.com.

This product was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC Prep+Prime Beauty Balm Shade Extension

MAC Prep+Prime Beauty Balm Shade Extension!

MAC Prep+Prime Beauty Balm Shade Extension!

Press SampleTrue story: in the late 90s, I couldn’t find a foundation to match my skin!  Back then, my skin was the picture of perfection, and looked like alabaster.  I visited counter after counter, and couldn’t find a shade pale enough to look natural!  Once I finally found a brand that offered the perfect match for my skintone, I was so utterly angry at the other brands, I purchased items ONLY FROM THAT BRAND for years. I was fiercely loyal, as I knew they created cosmetics with consideration to my complexion.

MAC must be aware of this phenomenon, as they recently announced a shade extension to their permanent Prep+Prime Beauty Balm collection. Six new shades of skin perfection have been added ranging from light to dark, and this beauty-lover is thrilled to hear it! [Read more…]

Closeup: Laura Mercier Undercover Pot

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot Review, information, photos, pricing, summer makeup, beauty blog

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot Review

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Feast your eyes on the Laura Mercier Undercover Pot (in shade UC-2). This ingenious little container has a compact housed in the lid that contains two different shades of concealer and camouflage product. Don’t forget to visit the loose setting powder to set your makeup when application is complete! It resides in the underside of the compact. [Read more…]

Pur Minerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF40

Pur CC Cream Review

Pur Minerals CC Cream Review

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Pure CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF40 is a color complexion correction cream. Complexion Correction products are very popular these days! Seems like everyone is in the market for a BB or a CC, or other alternatives to traditional foundation. What is special about a CC cream, is that while you’re wearing it, the product is also working to correct the flaws in your complextion. As an example, some product works to improve hyperpigmentation and/or discoloration while you wear the product.

Pur CC Cream Swatch, Medium

Pur Minerals CC Cream Swatch, Medium

In particular, the goal of this CC is to brighten the complexion, and improve radiance. Pur Minerals CC cream is a full coverage product, for sure. If you generally wear a tinted moisturizer, this will be a lot more coverage than you are used to.  Also worth mentioning is that this product runs on the light side.  I’m a pretty pale person, but have been wearing the shade “medium” which you can see swatched above, with much success.  So if you generally consider yourself to have a medium complexion I think you might want to steer toward a shade darker, to ensure you get a good match.

Retail price is $38.  Click HERE to buy yours at PurMinerals.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.