Full coverage foundations always remind of my early college days of smokey eyes, nude lips, and my beloved M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid – it’s definitely the Studio Fix smell and the morning ritual of slathering on the cake face. Since then, I have associated heavier coverage foundations with matte finishes that often make the drier areas of my now combination skin noticeably drier, and consequently, more dull. Lately I’ve stuck to sheerer formulas like the By Terry Sheer Expert, but every lass needs a full coverage foundation in her arsenal, aye? If you love a glow and are in the market for a kick ass full coverage foundation that delivers just that, the Shu Uemura Lightbulb foundation formulas are a winner.
Warning, this bold lip edit is not for the faint hearted. It will soon be no secret that I love a good bold lip – when you really want to make an entrance, add a little pizazz to a simple or monochromatic outfit, or just in need of a confidence boost, there’s nothing like throwing on a statement lip to amp things up. In the next series of posts titled Go Bold or Go Home, I will be showcasing a bunch of my favourites, starting with some dark and vampy selections.