Latest Beauty Find: CoverGirl’s Clean Matte BB Cream | Review + Demo

Beauty Review on CoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream Review

After sticking to the same everyday beauty routine for a few months now, I recently AND unexpectedly came across a new beauty gem that has officially replaced my go-to foundation. When it comes to drugstore beauty, CoverGirl always sets the bar high for me particularly with their foundations and mascaras. It’s safe to say their new Clean Matte BB Cream has become an everyday favorite.


Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation | Review

Heyyyy!!!! Happy Summer!!! ✿❀☼ I hope you all have been doing good so far 

I’ve been wanting to talk about this product for a while now. Which one you ask? The Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation! I was looking for a new long-lasting full coverage foundation and of course I headed to Sephora. I wanted to stay away from foundations that would cake up on me or that had a dewy-finish. I live in Miami, where it’s humid & hot so a dewy-finish was out of the question. I needed a matte full coverage product.

Bare face. Only moisturizer/primer. I always do my eyes first.

The first time I applied the foundation, I put way too much and therefore my face was an oily, cakey mess. Ehh not cute! I realized ok first of all I was totally using the wrong moisturizer under the foundation. First I applied a layer of the Dr. Murad Oil Control Mattifier moisturizer and let it sit and soak into my skin for a good 10 minutes. After, I applied a tiny bit of the Smashbox primer and let that sit for 5 minutes. I used half a pump of the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation onto the back of my hand and dotted it on my face, specifically targeting my “problem” areas. I then used my Sigma F84 brush to buff out and blend the foundation evenly on my face. (See pictures below).

AdPress the foundation into your skin, then blend with your brush.
This helps with the staying power & an even application.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE! After applying the foundation, I then set it with a powder (NARS Pressed Powder), finished the rest of my face, and set everything with a makeup setting spray. I followed the same steps two more times and the result was always the same: PERFECTION. With the help of the mattifying moisturizer I use and setting powder, the foundation stays on flawless and matte.

I love how much of a full coverage this gives, you honestly do not need to apply concealer to cover up any problem areas. This foundation has you covered from top to bottom…believe me 😉 A little goes a long way. The first time I used it, my face was super oily because I packed the foundation on. This isn’t necessary. I always take the foundation down to my neck to blend everything (nobody likes harsh foundation lines). The staying power of the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation is incredible! Definitely long-wearing but ladies, for sure if you have oily skin or combination SET THE FOUNDATION. This is a must! I’m not sure if the same were to happen with dry skin but for sure set the foundation with a powder of your choice.

I have received many compliments whenever I am wearing this foundation, it just looks so flawless and air-brushed. The foundation retails for $34 and it brings 1.0 fl. oz. I’m in the shade M54 (Medium 54). Like I said, a little bit goes a long way so this foundation should last you.

This foundation claims the following:

◎ Full Coverage  ✔
◎ 24-Hour Wear ✔
◎ Transfer Resistant
◎ Matte Finish ✔
◎ Fragrance Free ✔
◎ Oil Free ✔

I can’t agree with the transfer resistant part because I have had the unfortunate pleasure to dirty my shirt >.< But other than that, all great things! I only use it for going out purposes, like a night out or when I know I will be out all day and need my makeup to last. If you’re looking for a good full-coverage foundation I cannot recommend this enough. Get color matched and ask for a sample. 

A great alternative for this is the Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation. Both are very similar in consistency, staying power, and coverage but of course the Revlon one is half the price less.

I hope you found this review helpful. The pictures down below are the products I used to achieve a matte-look. Each picture contains a link which will direct you to another window if you’d like to read more about them or even purchase. Until next time my beauty lovahs! ✌♡



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Matte Not Cracked

Soo one of my biggest pet peeves are dry cracked lips…especially during this time of the year. Granted I live in Miami but the little bit of chilly weather we get comes headstrong with wind. Matte finish lipsticks are long-lasting and have great pigmentation but man are they drying on the lips! For example, Mac’s Ruby Woo or NYX’s Shocking Pink (beautiful but sooo drying :/ ) Don’t you hate when the lipstick seams through the cracked parts of your lips? Ugh.

When I heard Revlon was going to launch a matte finish balm similar to the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain line I was BEYOND excited! Simply because not only is it a lipstain but also a balm and very long-lasting. C’mon…a lipstain AND balm at the same time with a matte finish?!?! It can’t get much better than that.

I remember watching Ingrid on YouTube (aka Miss Glamorrazi) talking about the matte Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in one of her haul videos and I immediately got up, drove to CVS under the rain ready to hunt them down. It was a hard choice trying to pick only two (didn’t want to spend too much). So far I have only seen this line at CVS and Target retailing at $6.49 each.

For sure I knew I wanted a new matte red so I decided to pick up #250 Standout. Being fall/winter and all, I wanted to give purple a try. I have gotten a lot more daring with lip colors this past year so I said “why not?”. Which led me to buying #215 Shameless.

Standout is such a pretty red with a bit of a blue undertone. In case you didn’t know, reds with a blue undertone help your teeth look whiter and bright 😉 that’s always a good thing! I feel this shade of red can be worn for day and night and will look great on all skin types. The pay off is amazing as well as long lasting. Through out the time I’ve worn it, I did not feel my lips cracked or dry but it still kept that matte look I love. What’s not to like so far, right? I wanted to try it out for a daytime look so decided to show up bright and early on a Monday morning to work with it on. (oh yes I did!) Honestly…I’ve never received so many compliments in one day. Everyone was loving it. So guess what, you CAN be a little sassy and wear it to work. With a light contour, bare eyes, some volumizing mascara and brows nicely filled in 😉 (don’t forget the bottom lashes too) and you’re good to go with Standout.

#250 Standout 
#215 Shameless
I wore Shameless at night because I thought such a bold color like a deep purple looks nicer in the evening. This one was not as smooth to apply like Standout (red shade) but once I got the first layer on it applied better. I will say the first application looks a little weird and faded but you see the actual color after the second coat. I absolutely LOVE this color! Let’s not even talk about the pigmentation…just perfect. Not sure if it’s just me but I noticed this particular shade gives off a bit of glossy sheen. It was still matte but the color looked creamier and a bit shiny – but a good shiny! Still pretty.
see? pearly whites!
I love how these balms work and the concept behind them! They are moisturizing, have great color pay off and even better…are matte! Definitely want to check out another color to see how it applies at first. So happy I was able to get my hands on these. I do feel these Colorburst Matte Balms last longer than the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. I didn’t have to reapply with either colors as opposed to the Just Bitten where I’ve had to reapply more than once. 
I hope you found my post a little helpful for the next trip you make to your local drugstore or for whenever you’re looking for a good, moisturizing matte-lip color. Like I said, I am very picky about matte lipsticks because I do have big lips and they tend to dry faster. Me and dry lips DO NOT get along! Till next time! 🙂