Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation Review

Hello beautiful people!
I hope you’re all enjoying the summer so far! It has been crazy hot here in Toronto! I have to say though, it’s better than the cold we had for far too long this winter.

Speaking of hot and sticky weather, I thought I’d write today’s post about the Tarte Rainforest of the sea Water Foundation ($47.00CAD), because it’s the perfect base for summer. I know this has been out for a couple of months, but I still thought it would be worth a review, especially because of how hot and humid it’s getting, and we don’t necessarily want to be wearing heavy, full coverage foundations. Let’s get to it, shall we?

DSCN2631First off, can we please take in how stunning this packaging is?! Tarte really out did themselves with this launch; the ombre effect on the lid is absolutely divine and eye catching.
The bottle says it’s a “Water foundation” and as someone who has combination skin, I was slightly skeptical about the way this was going to sit on my skin, some of the foundations I’ve tried with thinner consistencies just tend to slide around on my face.
Luckily, that was not the case with this product! It does have a very watery consistency, but it dries down demi-matte and doesn’t budge!

DSCN2635The dropper applicator is super cool because it doesn’t allow you to drop too much product onto the back of your hand/into your brush. Personally I prefer to apply this foundation with a dampened beauty blender, because it really allows me to press the product into my skin, whereas a brush sort of just streaks it across my face.

I have the shade Fair Neutral, which was slightly too dark for me when I bought it, but now that I’ve caught some sun it’s absolutely perfect.
This is very long lasting, but does get a little bit shiny when I’ve been out in the heat for a long time, but that can be easily remedied with a little bit of powder or some blotting tissues. It’s got a medium coverage, but I definitely think it’s buildable to full, although medium is just enough coverage for me for the summer months.
This also works well mixed in with your daily moisturizer if you’re looking for more of a sheer BB cream kind of effect.
If you’re looking for a new foundation for summer, or just in general, I would definitely say give this baby a try! Or even go into your local Sephora and ask for a sample, I promise you wont be disappointed!

Until next time my loves,


Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation Review

Hello beautiful people!
And a very Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! I hope you’re all stuffed with turkey, mashed potatoes and lots of pie!

A couple of week ago, I picked up the new Maybelline foundation that claims to “transform your skin” with it’s antioxidant enriched formula.
I don’t think I’ve been using this for long enough to notice a difference in my skin, but I will say that I really love this foundation. I picked up the shade 10 porcelain ivory which is the lightest shade in the range, and it matches me perfectly.
I love that it has a pump, there’s nothing worse than having to pour too much foundation onto a brush or the back of your hand! Drugstore foundations have really stepped on their game with packaging, especially for the prices! This is $12, which I think is great for the quality of the product.
As far as formula goes, this foundation is really nice. It’s got a demi-matte finish, which is great for autumn/winter time, and it lasts all day long! I wore this for 13 hours and it was still looking good at the end of the night. Obviously after a day that long there was some moving around, and it was pretty much wiped off of my chin, but I give this a big thumbs up for longevity.
The consistency is quite thick, so one pump is really all you need for your face. It’s definitely a medium to full coverage formulation that blends really beautifully onto the skin without clinging to dry spots or sitting awkwardly in my pores.
Make up also layers seamlessly onto this, no bunching or streaking at all!
Again, I don’t think I’ve been wearing this long enough to notice any difference in my complexion, but it does make my skin look naturally healthy and matte when I wear it. I’ll keep you guys posted on whether or not it “transforms” my skin in the next few weeks.
I would definitely recommend giving this a try if you’re looking for a new drug-store foundation!

That’s it for now my loves, leave me a comment letting me know how your weekend was!
Until next time,