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First Thoughts: Formula 10.0.6

12 Jun

Now it’s time for my first review! Here at Four Foot Fab, we like to review using the Four F’s: Finance, Function, Flaws, Final Verdict.

To kick it off, I’m reviewing some products I purchased from Formula 10.0.6. And so far, mama likes. Formula 10.0.6 is a company owned by Bonne Bell that makes skincare products that cater to teens.

Finance:All of the Formula 10.0.6 products are either $5.99 or $6.99. The cleanser I bought was $5.99, and the moisturizer I bought was $6.99. I had a coupon for buy one get one half off, so my total came out to about 11 dollars, even better! Even without the coupon, these products were well worth it. They were cheaper than the Clearasil products that I was using before.

Function: The cleanser is definitely one of my favorite face washes. I’ve tried cleansers from Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Clearasil, Proactiv,and Burt’s Bees, but this is one of the few I’d recommend to a friend. It smells really yummy. The passionfruit and green tea combo does great things for my life. Out of all of the cleansers I’ve tried, this one does the best job of removing my makeup. It does a really good job of cleaning my face without drying it.
Unfortunately, the moisturizer is just okay. It does a decent job of moisturizing my skin, but it doesn’t live up to it’s mattifying claims at all. In fact, I think it makes my face oiler than normal. Not cool =( Don’t think I’ll be buying this one again.

Flaws: It was hard to find a flaw in my new favorite cleanser, but alas it has no acne fighting ingredients. As a long time sufferer of acne, this was a bummer but nothing a little acne fighting facial scrub can’t fix.
The moisturizer however, has numerous flaws. First, there is the fact that it doesn’t do what it says it’s going to do. I didn’t feel mattified at all. Second, it’s a little runny. If you don’t screw on the cap completely you’ll find yourself with wasted product. And lastly, it contains parabens. I don’t mind parabens myself, but I know some of you paraben free princesses out there will have a big problem with this.

Final Verdict: The cleanser is fabulous! Go out and try it. The moisturizer however, i’d pass on it. I’m definitely going to try more of their products. They’re inexpensive, they smell nice, and the packaging is super cute! You can check out rest of their products at .

Peace Love & Lipgloss

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The Keys to Flawless Skin

29 Mar

You very first step to achieving nice skin is going to be good skin care. It is so import to take care of your skin with a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer. Before your apply any makeup, you want to wash and moisturize your face.

Primer is an optional step, as some don’t find it makes much of a difference. It creates a smooth surface to apply your foundation. It helps fill in any lines on your face. It also helps your foundation last longer. Smashbox PhotoFinish is a popular primer, but Monistat Chafe Relief Gel is a cheaper alternative. Although Monistat is not a makeup product, it has the same active ingredient as the Smashbox primer which is dimethcone. L’Oreal has also started making a line of foundation primers. Now where it gets confusing is when you come across colored primers. From time to time, you’ll see peach, green, and purple. These are color correcting primers. For example, if you experience a lot of redness in your cheeks, a green primer is going to minimize the redness. Peach and purple are going to reduce sallow tones.

Concealer would be the next step. Some people like to use their concealer after their foundation, but I like to use it before because it helps it blend with the foundation.You’ll want to use a concealer one shade lighter than your natural skin tone. This is going to bring some brightness under your eyes and cover dark circles. You want to apply the concealer in an upside down triangle shape under your eye. The first point of the triangle would be the inner corner of your eye, the second the outer corner of your eye, and the third being right above the apple of your cheek. If you don’t suffer from dark circles, you make choose not to use a concealer.

Next is foundation. There are liquid, power, and cream foundations. You really have to play around and see what you like best. There are some sources that will tell you that if you have oily skin you should wear a powder foundation, and if you have dry skin you should wear a liquid or cream foundation. This is not true all of the time. I’m an oily skin girl and I much prefer to use a liquid foundation. A liquid foundation is going to give you a fuller coverage than a powder. A cream foundation is going to give you the heaviest coverage and I find it looks cakier than the other two. There are several different tools that you can use to apply foundation. You can use your fingers, a cosmetic sponge, a powder puff, a stippling brush, a flat foundation brush, or a stippling brush. Brushes are going to give you a cleaner finish, but they’re more expensive than a powder puff or cosmetic sponge.

A lighter alternative to foundation is a tinted moisturizer. This isn’t going to give you as heavy a coverage as foundation. Its light and quick which is good for when you don’t necessarily have a lot of time to get ready. You can purchase one, or you can simply mix a liquid foundation with some of your moisturizer and apply it all over your face the same way you would do a regular moisturizer. Its a very natural look.

The final step (also option) is to use a setting powder. This is going to help your makeup last longer. It will also help reduce any shine or oil. Some people like to use a translucent (meaning colorless) powder while others like to use the finishing veils sold by various brands. Popular ones include the Bare Minerals Finishing Veil as well as the Maybelline Mineral Power Finishing Veil.

Now many people like to add other things to enhance the look of their face makeup. I love blush. I think it gives everyone a nice glow. Blushes come in powders or creams. Cream blushes tend to look more natural than powders, but powder blushes are going to last longer. Bronzer is also a nice option. It gives you a bronzed glow that is very cute for the summer. Be careful though as its easy to go overboard. Another more advanced option is highlighting and contouring. I wouldn’t recommend it until you’ve gotten more practice with makeup, but basically it comes down to making certain parts of the face darker or lighter in order to flatter your bone structure.

Peace Love & Lipgloss