I’m slowly but surely making my way through the new items that I hauled recently, one of them being the e.l.f. powder blush in the shade Blushing ($2) that I got at CVS.
While I was still mulling over which shade, if any, of the Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundations I’d keep, I decided to give Wet n Wild’s new MegaCushion Foundation SPF15 ($8.99) a try. I normally would’ve passed on it because all of the Wet n Wild foundations and concealers I’ve tried before seem better suited for oilier skin types and have either run very pink or very dark. However, CVS was running an ExtraBucks promotion on Wet n Wild and I noticed a $1 off coupon on the display.
There are 8 shades in the MegaCushion Foundation range. I usually go with the second or third lightest shade in most drugstore foundations but based on past experience I know that Wet n Wild base products tend to run dark so I went with the lightest shade, Light Ivory.
With few exceptions, these days I don’t watch very many beauty videos on YouTube anymore but recently one of Carah Amelie’s videos popped up in my recommended list. It was her 2017 favorites video and in it she raved about the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder in Peach. I was intrigued so the next time I was at Walmart picking up prescriptions, I moseyed on over to the beauty section and grabbed one of the Hard Candy peach correctors. If I remember correctly, it was $6 which is kind of pricey for Walmart but the tube’s huge, so it makes it feel like I’m getting my money’s worth.
Well, that purchase got me thinking about peach correctors in general and I suddenly recalled my local CVS had recently installed a new L.A. Girl display. I had tried the L.A. Girl HD Pro Conceal years ago and, despite the raves it gets in the beauty community, I wasn’t impressed by the coverage or formula. But it’s been years and my skin and preferences have been known to change over time, and perhaps I got a bad tube back in the day, so I wanted to give it another shot. I thought the concealer lacked coverage but perhaps I’d have a better opinion of the HD Pro Conceal corrector. After all, I don’t really need high coverage in a corrector. If I recall, there were 6 different corrector shades in the display. I picked Peach which cost $3.99 at CVS.
So literally the minute after I posted about my makeup purge I decided to swatch the new Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation which up to that point was still unopened. When I did swatch it I realized that, although I really liked the undertone, the shade I had gotten (LN3) was a smidgen too dark, so went back to CVS and got LW2 ($15.29).
Several years ago I did a major makeup purge. I went from having 200+ lipsticks, 100+ eyeshadows, and just as many palettes, blushes, bronzers, highlighters and concealers to less than 20 items TOTAL. It was a proud moment for me. Instead of hoarding a ton of makeup that I’d never be able to use and fully appreciate, I wanted a well edited, well loved collection that I knew I could consistently use on a daily basis.
A couple of days ago I realized that those hoarding tendencies of old were creeping up on me again when I saw that there was barely any empty space left on my vanity. Granted, my collection isn’t as wild as it used to be (thankfully, not even close!) but I knew it was time to purge again. Best to nip things in the bud before they get out of hand.