My First Foundation! BareMinerals Made2Fit Custom Shade

That foundation has my name on it – literally

If you saw my recent post about testing foundation samples, you know that I couldn’t find a foundation that I loved and would want to purchase and wear regularly. It was a bit disappointing, but it wasn’t a huge deal for me. Then Influenster sent over the opportunity to create my own personalized BareMinerals foundation ($49).

I figured something that was literally made for me might be the best full-size addition to my collection. I also really love the BareMinerals bareSkin Serum Concealer which has great coverage but looks undetectable and blends in like a dream. I didn’t love the BarePro because it was too matte and a tiny bit heavy, but this claimed to be lighter coverage with a natural finish.

The Made2Fit formula is definitely dewy – I appreciate the hydration on my dry skin, but I did set my t-zone with powder because it was a bit too glowy for me in those areas. The coverage is light which I prefer, but I’ve read reviews that it’s buildable too. The shade was also the perfect match for me without emphasizing my yellow undertones. I was really impressed that it was so spot on. Even better, if it doesn’t match, you can exchange it for another shade for free.

So, am I a foundation convert? Not exactly. While I do like this more than any of the other foundations I’ve tried, I still think just a bit of concealer looks the same and it’s faster for me to apply. I’m really glad to add this to my collection for when I may need it though. I also love that it has my name on it – super cute – and a sanitary pump. If you have a hard time finding the perfect shade, I would definitely recommend this!

You can sign up for Influenster to receive free makeup too! Are you already a member? What have you received lately? If not, would you pay $50 for a custom foundation?

My Custom Blush/Eyeshadow Palette – Coastal Scents

Everyday shades for eyes and cheeks

I made this palette a few months ago on the Coastal Scents website. Everyone raves about their incredibly affordable shadows, so I figured I would give them a try. When I saw they had combination palettes, I added a blush and pressed powder as well. I wanted something that would be perfect for travel so I didn’t have to pack as many individual items. MAC has custom face and eye palettes too, but they’re pretty expensive and I don’t love their powder formula. This one ended up being around $16 with shipping which is amazing for a customized palette!

Here are the shades from left to right:

  • Cherry Wood – my favorite! It has a slight red/brown/tiny greenish gold shift that looks amazing all over the lid.
  • Southern Wood – deep shimmery brown
  • New Terrain – medium matte brown. It’s not as pigmented which I personally like for the crease.
  • Forest Eve – gorgeous evergreen shade
  • Light Plum – pretty purple shade with taupe undertones. I wanted this to be just slightly lighter.
  • Light Apricot – perfect light gold/champagne lid shade. It’s my most worn color in this palette.
  • Romance Blush – peachy pink with a satin finish
  • Antiquity Blush – super light beige setting powder

I absolutely love the Hot Pot eyeshadow formula. All of the shimmers I picked up are smooth, highly pigmented, and blendable. The majority don’t have any fall out except a tiny bit from Light Apricot. The matte shadow is a bit drier and harder in the pan, but I prefer to build my crease shade, so I still really like it.

The Blush formula is also drier, especially the pale Antiquity shade. I can use it to set my under eyes, chin, and forehead, but definitely prefer Glossier Wowder or Besame Brightening Powder. Romance is a bit better texture-wise, but I have several other blushes I prefer.

All in all, I travel with this palette all the time. I still bring another powder, but I love the shadows and would definitely pick up more.

Have you ever tried Coastal Scents or making a custom palette?