New Fave Foundation

Feb 19, 2021

For the past 3-4 years I have been using bareMinerals BAREPRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation in the shade of Natural 11. But lately I have noticed my skin has been adapting to it and not working like it used to. Which really bums me out because I have very sensitive skin and it was working well. Until now. Plus I am too lazy to search for the correct color and I just stuck with what I was used to.

Now I have said this before and I will say it again... Instagram and their dang algorithms and knowing what I like and what I am looking to buy. It's like they know. It's kinda creepy but at the end of the day I see what they did 😂

I came across this foundation and I could not stop seeing it! It was every where I clicked. It's called IL MAKIAGE "woke up like this". The awesome thing about this stuff and brand is they give you the option to try before you buy. So for 14 days (it starts on the date of delivery) you can test it out and see how it looks, feels, matches etc. And they won't charge you one cent until the 14 days are up. It's not a bad price at all either. It's about the same as other high end brands. It's only $44 and it's a pretty big bottle. And if you don't like it or it's not for you (or the color is off) you just simply send it back before the 14 days are up and you won't be charged!

When finding your shade, they have a pretty neat questionnaire with pictures and not too many questions but just enough to pin point your shade. So it was fun doing that. They chose shade "40" for me. The picture looked spot on so I chanced it.

And you wanna know something else that made me smile? They sent me their foundation brush for FREE! That brush alone is $45! And since I am going to keep the foundation, I get to keep the brush no charge! Plus I got their Inkliner eyeliner in black as a gift too. I love free things.

I went ahead and decided I would more than likely keep the foundation based on all the good reviews and purchased the translucent powder. I wanted the brush that came along with it but I already had a powder brush from a previous IPSY bag.

I am so in love with this foundation. It's not drying. It smells good but not to smelly. It feels like there is nothing there. It blurred my pores. And it matched my face, neck and chest to a T. It also covered my rosacea and acne scars. I have this huge mark on the bridge of my nose and it covered it all. My face was an even color.

Look. At. That. Flawless. Look! Seriously!! And before you say it to yourself, I know... my eyeliner is looking kinda whack and my eyebrows are a hot mess. I get it. I was just too excited to try it when I got home. I removed my old makeup I had been wearing all day (which looked like crap by the way and I used setting spray!) and went to town. When I first put it on, it went on rather.... white. I kinda freaked out. Until I read the directions that said wait 30 seconds and the color would start to settle. And it did! I asked my small nerd for her opinion and at first she said it was way too white. That's when I said walk out and come back in less than a minute. I put on some translucent setting powder and told her to come back. Her eyes about popped out of her head and she said it was perfect!

I finished it off of course with some of my Thrive contour in Rhea. Just to see what it would look like. It's been about 5 1/2 hours and so far it looks like it did when I put it on. And I have been cooking around a hot oven and just putzing around the house.

And there you have it! My Friday favorite! Enjoy your weekend. We have a lot we are gonna do. I am making some homemade donuts with the small nerd, dropping her off at a birthday party for a few hours and heading to the pier for a little late lunch date with my husband. I will post the donuts recipe sometime before the weekend is over. So stay tuned!


  1. It is kind of creepy that when we look at something online it starts popping up several times a day! This sounds like a great foundation and it's pretty amazing they were able to match you through their questionnaire! Your makeup looks flawless!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. It is creepy! You got that right! But I am a sucker for it and end up buying it 99.9% of the time HAHA!

      Thank you so much :)


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