It’s lovely being a Beauty Addicts foundation fan with Face2Face

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation

There’s something quite fascinating about a company whose motto is “Beauty made simple” that actually adheres to that motto. Beauty Addicts is a cosmetic company that has been around for quite a while yet they don’t have a million items. They keep it simple by creating ONE foundation, one tinted moisturizer, one concealer. Their goal isn’t to flood the market but to improve the market.

Technically Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation is a crème to powder foundation. I say technically because it never becomes powdery. Instead it gives me a soft slightly dewy appearance. There’s nothing dry or chalky about it. It’s a lightweight formula even though Beauty Addicts says that it’s full coverage. I find that the coverage is more medium than full though I can build it up.

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation in 01 and 02

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation in 01 and 02

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation comes in 7 shades. I was sent Shades 01 and 02 to test. I probably can wear them both well on my fair (MAC NW15) skin but as soon as I applied Shade 01 I was sold. It’s a great match for my neutral to cool toned skin. Shade 02 would be great for people who have warmer undertones than I do (MAC NC15-20).

Shade 01

Shade 01

Shade 02

Shade 02

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation in 01 (top) and 02

Beauty Addicts Face2Face Foundation in 01 (top) and 02

While it comes with a sponge, the magic for me is when applying it with a foundation brush. I have tried it with a variety of brushes but almost always go for the Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush. It picks up the perfect amount of foundation and blends it seamlessly on my skin. The sponge is great if you carry the foundation around since it fits in the compact perfectly.

Sponge

Sponge

Even though I haven’t worn Beauty Addicts crème foundation in hot weather, it has survived cold, cool, windy and warm weather. It’s even stood up to a few hot flashes. Face2Face Foundation contains Vitamin A and E plus Green Tea in order to soothe and protect. It also has Dermaxyl for hydration and something called Advanced Microsphere Technology to help diminish the look of fine lines. All in all I’d say that Beauty Addicts Face2Face Crème to Powder Foundation has surpassed all my expectations of it. I’m truly enjoying wearing this foundation every day.

Have you ever used anything from Beauty Addicts? Now that I’ve started, I don’t want to stop! — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

Review and giveaway: Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation

Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation in Neutral

I remember when I owned just one foundation.  The concept of owning an arsenal of different textures, different coverage options, and even different shades had never occurred to me.  I used my one bottle of foundation – the same type, the same shade – every single day.  (I also only had one eyeshadow and one lipstick, but that’s another story for a different post!)

What I realize now is that my skin is not the same every day.  It alternates between being a very good girl to being a very, very bad girl.  Some days it’s dry and needs a moisturizing foundation.  Some days it’s oily and needs a matte foundation. Some days my skin tone is extremely uneven or broken out and I need more coverage. And I never know what it’s going to be until I get up and look in the mirror.

So now, I have a fluid foundation, a cream foundation, a powder foundation, a tinted moisturizer, and a cream to powder foundation sitting in my foundation drawer like good little soldiers, ready to be called out to battle whatever skin issues I have that day.

mirror and sponge included!

Youngblood’s Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation ($56) is always in my foundation drawer.  It’s a 2 in 1 foundation that provides the coverage of a cream foundation without the heavy feel that sometimes happens with thicker formulas. It’s a great moisturizing option that keeps skin smooth and hydrated. It comes in a chic round compact with a circular mirror, the foundation, and a separate sponge. I love that the sponge doesn’t  sit right on the foundation. Using a sponge and then storing it on top of a foundation quickly becomes a major bacteria party.

Neutral up close

The foundation has a solid texture with a creamy feel and slip that dries down to a powder finish. To apply, I use the sponge and pat it on from the middle of my face outward. The sponge gives a great finish, although I like to end by placing my hands over my face for a moment. The body heat from my hands sets the foundation and helps it sort of meld in, giving a natural looking appearance.

Neutral swatch

The shade that works great for me is the cool toned Neutral.  There are  seven other shades from which to choose, although I find the swatches appear lighter online  than the shades are in person.

My Youngblood FOD

You know, I wouldn’t wear the same outfit every single day, and I won’t ever go back to wearing the same foundation every single day. Build yourself a full wardrobe of foundations, and your face will thank you for it. You can start by entering our giveaway for a brand new Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation in Honey, which is a neutral medium shade.  If it’s not your shade, you can always be an awesome friend and gift it to someone you love!

This giveaway is open through Sat. Nov. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  It’s also open internationally!  The winner will be picked by Rafflecopter and will be checked for veracity. Entering is easy, so do it now – and good luck!!  – Lisa

*products for review and contest provided by Youngblood
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