Due to the lovely Grey at LeGothique’s Pick of the Week last week, I wanted to try L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base. When I happened to head into Walmart on Friday, I saw it there and it came home with me. Today is the first day I’ve tried wearing it, and I decided to try it without any foundation. I used only a very light dusting of Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder in clear.

I also put together that look I mentioned wanting to try with Alima Pure’s Fairy Tale Holiday Collection. I’m not 100% pleased with it. I feel like I look weird since I didn’t use a gel liner. I also feel like Magic Wand is probably a tad too dark to be used alone as a highlighter on my browbone. It’s a good transitional shade though.

Shade Descriptions:
Dreamy – gold-glittered pink
Glass Slipper – soft silvery yellow
Spun Gold – deeper golden shade
Magic Wand – a magical, nude shimmer
Fairy Godmother – medium purple with silver sparkle
Zen – warm pink
Poison Apple – rosy blush with peachy shimmer
The End – an almost-black eyeliner with diamond-like silver shimmer

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Alima Pure Glass Slipper – inner lid, inner v, inner lower lash line
Alima Pure Spun Gold – outer lid
Alima Pure Magic Wand – from crease to eyebrows
Alima Pure Fairy Godmother – applied widely in crease, then I applied some Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy to the outer crease, and then I applied more Fairy Godmother
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy – in outer crease on top of first layer of Fairy Godmother, along upper lash line
Alima Pure The End – on top of Pixie Epoxy along upper lash line, outer lower lash line
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero – to define brows
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Yeyo – lower water line
Hard Candy 1000 Lashes Primer
Flirt! It Curls Mascara

L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
Aromaleigh Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder in Clear

Alima Pure Blush in Poison Apple
Alima Pure Magic Wand – to highlight
Hard Candy blush in Bombshell – to contour

Honeybee Garden Lip Liner in Zen – lined and filled in lips
MAC Lipglass in Dreamy

I’m not sure if Fairy Godmother was so hard to work with initially because I put down a layer of Magic Wand or what. Adding just a touch of Pixie Epoxy was great, but then I had to blend a ton. Finally I added more Fairy Godmother on top of it and blended it out and then my crease looked ok. It was way more work than I normally do!

I feel kinda kinda naked without having any foundation on my face, especially because I have a few blemishes. However, it seems like the L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base doesn’t look bad, especially with the Aromaleigh Ultra Resolution Finishing powder. Unfortunately, my T-zone does feel just a touch oily, so I don’t know if I should try some sort of mattifying finishing powder (is there one? if so, who makes it?) or just try a light dusting of my normal foundation on top. I actually feel like my skin, aside from the blemishes, looks really good with this face combination.

What do you think?