Friday, March 22, 2013

Chelsee Guest Post!


Hello Rachel’s Country Roots Readers!


My name is Chelsee and I blog over at Southern Beauty Guide. Rachel is going through a rough time right now, so to help her out I am taking over her blog for today! She is one of my favorite bloggers, so I was so excited when she told me that I could guest post today! I always have some exciting things going on over at my blog, so stop by some time and check it out!
For this guest post, I am focusing on a product review of some drugstore foundation that I have been using for about a month now. I take the time to thoroughly test products to make sure that I am able to give my readers a full honest review of products. Sometimes trying new products can be scary or intimidating, especially if you are on a Beauty Budget. Well sometimes, I find that it is worth making the jump in order to find great products, even if they are a little more than I am comfortable paying. I am, and have been for a while, obsessed with drugstore foundations. I have found throughout the past year that there are some great brands found at drugstores are better than some of the high-end foundations that I have tried in the past.
To start off, I am going to tell you upfront that my skin is very oily. This often I find is a pain in the butt, but my mother assures me that this is a blessing and will keep me from getting wrinkles. Until then I choose to fret over this issue. So I started trying some drugstore brands, I felt like if I tried it and didn’t like it then I would not be out of a ton of money. I am not saying that drugstore prices are cheap, because to be honest they are not. However, I have been able to spend about $12.99(Revlon/Maybelline) for my daily foundation versus $24(Clinique) in higher-end products.
It seems that brands such as Revlon and Maybelline have truly stepped up their game in terms of staying power and overall quality of their products. I have personally been a fan of the Revlon Colorstay for almost a year now. Specifically I truly am impressed with their whipped foundation; however the lack of color selection and design of the jar has forced me to change my foundation routine up a bit. Revlon is still a brand that I definitely recommend to all those that ask me what drugstore foundations are among my favorite.
Recently I decided to branch out to another new foundation that has caught the eye of many YouTube beauty gurus. Maybelline Super Stay 24hr Foundation has been making large waves in the world of makeup lately. I have seen it on channels such as eleventhgorgeous, leighannasays and many more. On a side note if you are unfamiliar with the channels I mentioned, you should definitely check them out. I must admit that I was quite skeptical when I decided to pick this up, but in the end decided to go for it!
I picked mine up at my local CVS. I personally am attracted to brands that claim to stay for 24hrs, because for someone with skin like mine this might actually stay on the length of time I need it to. I am in the color “Nude,” which is not a pale color at all. I found that I was very surprised at how dark this color ended up. This product is super blendable, and stays on pretty well. I usually see that I need to touch up my makeup after about 10 hrs, which is pretty good. However, this product does not have the staying power that I have experienced with Revlon. The smells is an improvement, and I typically like this foundation better.

Final Thoughts:
Due to it being blend-able, staying power, color matching, and much more this foundation has quickly became my new favorite foundation. If you have not tried this foundation, then perhaps you should. I find that my skin reacts to formulas quickly and this one has done nothing but improve my look. I love creating flawless foundations, and with this foundation, it is highly buildable and therefore easy to create a flawless foundation. I hope this review helps you if you are in the market for a new foundation. Thanks to Rachel for having me here today!

Xo,
Chelsee
Southern Beauty Guide

 
 




1 comment:

  1. I'm gonna have to hop over because I too love finding cheapo drug store items if possible! Also, I nominated you (Rachel) for the Liebster Award! Congrats, I felt you're such an awesome blogger and I love following you! http://kelseyhomolka-keepingupwithkelsey.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award-round-2.html

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