COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION, D70 CAPPACINO REVIEW AND 12HR WEAR TEST

COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION..D70 CAPPACINO

Covergirl is a US based drugstore makeup brand, and honestly I have never used anything from covergirl before and was excited so to try this. The reviews on this trublend foundations looked really good so I decided to tell you my opinion about it. I bought this from amazon.com for about $10 and I got mine in the shade D70 cappacino.
this is what my skintone is

covergirl trublend matte made foundation D70

WHAT IT SAYS ON COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION

Comfort matte, transfer resistant, oil free formular, pump application included.

What I love about this foundation is that it doesn't say much on the bottle.


what it looks like just applied

MY VERDICT ON THE COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION.

First of all I did buy this for less than $10 which is honestly a steal. In terms of affordability this is a 5 star. ( In Nigeria this foundation retails for 6000-8000 naira). I do have oily skin so I am always in search of good matte foundations like the maybelline fit me and the l'oreal infalliable foundation which I reviewed on the blog.



This foundation is really thick and not runny at all, I believe that is why it is necessary that it came with a pump or it will be difficult to bring out from the container.



It also comes in 40 shades which is great because everyone can find their shade match.


When they say this foundation is matte, they weren't kidding at all. It is really matte and D70 is my not exact shade, it's slightly darker , next time I will get D50 although with a good highlight, I do get away with this shade. I compared it to maybelline fit me and l'oreal infalliable pro-matte and while they are all similar in finish I will have to say that Covergirl is a bit thicker inconsistency. However the finish of this foundation is very similar to the l'oreal infalliable pro-matte.



There are times that I do mix the l'oreal and covergirl together just because the "l'oreal 112 cocoa" does have more of a red undertone than the covergirl and like I said the D70 is darker.


Another thing I look for in a foundation because I do have acne prone skin is a foundation that will not break me out and worsen my situation or clog my pores. This does not feel heavy at all, its medium to full coverage but still so light weight, it didn't clog my pores or break me out further and I have used this quiet a bit.

Its also great that it is oil-free


I wore this foundation for 12 hrs, I used my rimmel stay matte primer because I have really really really oily skin.




12hr wear test on the covergirl trublend matte and poreless foundation.

After about 5 hours my nose got a little oily but nothing too crazy at about 10 hours my face got really oily as seen above, which is expected in fact the fact that it stayed this long before it got really oily is amazing. 

Once I blotted  out the oil with a single ply tissue paper, it was okay again as seen above and I loved that.


I give this a 5 star rating and as of now this is my favourite foundation.

COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION VS MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE AND PORELESS FOUNDATION



Hello everyone, welcome back to the blog.We all know covergirl released a new foundation last year and I am sure that some of us have been wandering how good it is compared to other staple drugstore foundations, like the maybelline fit me and the l'oreal infalliable pro-matte foundations".

In today's blog post I am going to be comparing the "covergirl" trublend matte made foundation to the maybelline fit me matte and poreless foundations.

SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE AND PORELESS FOUNDATIONS AND THE COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATIONS. 

  • They both have 40 shades to choose from. So in terms of shade range, they are both equal. 
  • They are both matte but the covergirl trublend is a little more matte than the maybelline fit me matte and poreless foundation.
  • The covergirl trublend matte made foundation has a pump, the maybelline fit me matte and poreless does not have a pump.
  • The covergirl cost about $10 in the USA (in Nigeria it is sold for about 6-8000 naira) while the maybelline cost about $6 (in Nigeria it is sold for about 4-6000naira).
  • They both are great for people with acne prone skin in the sense that it will not break you out.
  • They are both oil free.
  • They both do not oxidize, what you see is what you get.
  • They are both the same size.
  • The covergirl is thicker in consistency than the maybelline fit me foundation.

SWATCHES OF THE COVERGIRL MATTE MADE IS THE FIRST ONE AND THE MAYBELLINE IS THE SECOND ONE.


  • The covergirl offers just a little better coverage than the "maybelline fit me".


Finally, I am very conflicted when it comes to these two. I love that the maybelline isn't so thick in consistency and allows me time to really blend in my foundation to my skin before it dries to a matte finish, but I love that the covergirl matte made foundation has a pump. 

The covergirl will be the better choice I believe especially if you have very oily skin. If you are under a budget you can as well get the maybelline fit me, I still love it equally and it is cheaper.

HAVE YOU USED EITHER OF THESE FOUNDATIONS? WHICH DID YOU PREFER?

COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION (D70) VS L'OREAL INFALLIABLE PRO-MATTE FOUNDATION (112 COCOA).


When I got the infalliable foundation, I got it because I have very oily skin and the reviews I read about this foundation was amazing. I also did a review on this foundation on the blog. 

The covergirl foundation on the other hand was released last year and even though I have enough foundations I decided to try it out of curiosity.

Lets jump into the similarities and differences between these two foundations. The covergirl trublend matte made foundation and the l'oreal infalliable pro matte foundation.

I have been using the both of them for a long time and these are the things I noticed.

  • They are both matte.
  • They both have dispense outlets, the covergirl has a pump and the l'oreal has like a tube like outlet.
  • In terms of shade range the covergirl has a better shade range than the l'oreal. The cover girl has 40 shades while the l'oreal paris has just 12 shades.
  • They are both perfect for people who are prone to pimples and breakouts. 
  • They are both oil free.
  • The l'oreal infalliable pro matte foundation is a little more expensive than the cover girl foundation. The l'oreal infalliable foundation is $12.99 and the covergirl foundation cost about $9.
  • They both have a thick consistency but the covergirl is thicker.
  • The both have the same amount of coverage in my opinion but the l'oreal does look more skin like than the covergirl.
My verdict is that they both do the exact same thing for me and whichever you can get your hands on please use, I will probably repurchase the covergirl instead because of the shade range and the fact that it is cheaper.  

What foundation do you use? Have you tried these before?

THE FIRST SWATCH IS FOR THE L'OREAL AND THE SECOND IS THE COVERGIRL WHILE THE THIRD IS THE MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE AND PORELESS.

TEXTURE MY WAY CURL KEEPER HAIR LOTION REVIEW,


If you are someone with curly hair or a naturalista, you know by now that moisturizing your hair is everything. Unlike people with straight hair, curly hair needs moisture. A good conditioner like the 
the VO5 conditioner which I always use for my co wash does a great job for me but the truth is that as someone who is always busy, there are some days were I don't want to go through the trouble of getting into the shower and getting myself wet just because of my hair, in that respect I have been in search of a good hair lotion and or a good leave in conditioner to give me that needed moisture
.
I got the Aunt jackies leave in conditioner  which I didn't like at all and so one day I went to my local beauty supply store where I saw this texture my way hair lotion, I decided to give it a try hence I really liked it when it came with the texture my way texturizer kit.

WHAT DOES THE TEXTURE MY WAY MOISTURIZING HAIR LOTION CLAIM.


Mega-moisturizes & locks in long-lasting, silky curls or waves.
Whether you're sporting sassy waves, full curls or just softened natural texture. TEXTURE MY WAY CURL KEEPER MOISTURIZNG HAIR LOTION quenches dry hair with a healthy dose of much needed moisture. Your style immediately snaps back to life. It is specifically formulated to strengthen,soften, condition and moisturize texturized and naturally curly or wavy styles. hair is left feeling silky and manageable with awesome looking curls and waves but stay moisturised without a wet or greasy after-feel


INGREDIENTS IN TEXTURE MY WAY TEXTURIZER.

It comes in a bottle and is a light pinkish in color with a very fresh scent to it.  It cost between 1700-2500 naira. I bought mine for 1700 naira.



MY VERDICT ON THE TEXTURE MY WAY MOISTURIZING HAIR LOTION.

When I got this I was quiet skeptical but once I used it, I was impressed. I did exactly what it claimed it will. It moisturizes your hair without making it feel wet or sticky and for the price and size, it is by far the best hair lotion/moisturizer I have ever used. 
It detangles, moisturizes and makes the hair extremely manageable. 

This harmattan season this is what really got me through. 
People keep asking how my hair always looks so mamageable. This is what I use. I highly recommend for people with texture on their hair.

I give this  4.5 STAR.. 



Leave whatever comments you have below, and I will be sure to get back to you.

IS Q7 CARROT SKIN LIGHTENING BODY LOTION A BLEACHING CREAM


So this cream actually isn't mine, it's my mums. I started using it with her because I have been meaning to review this lotion and because I didn't feel like purchasing my usual nivea natural fairness which I have already reviewed here.
My mum bought the Q7 cream at a beauty store in wuse, it was 4000 naira.

WHAT THE Q7 BOTTLE SAYS



Carrot skin lightening body lotion
For all skin types
Is formulated to effectively help in smootheing the skin while preventing dryness. The carefully selected active ingredients helps fade away skin discolorations such as age spots, dark spots, acne scars, and other blemishes by regulating rationally, the process of production of melanin. 
Use twice a daily for a lighter and even toned skin.
Price:4000naira

Ingredients in Q7 body lotion

PROS OF THE Q7 CARROT SKIN LIGHTENING BODY LOTION

  • It has and amazing smell(very fruity smell).
  • It absorbs well into the skin.
  • It does not bleach, but does make your skin appear better.
  • It is very moisturizing, so if you have dry skin, this is best for you.

CONS OF THE Q7 CARROT SKIN  LIGHTENING BODY LOTION

  • It will make you sweat, so if you sweat a lot, don't use this during sunny weather. You will sweat a whole lot. I use this only during humid periods. 
  • For me personally, I feel the lotion is too expensive for what I want it for. This cream is only worth it if you have dry skin.
I will give it a 3 star.Please leave comments and questions.

CLASSIC MAKEUP USA LOOSE POWDER REVIEW

 

I have never really used loose powders and honestly I only got this because I needed to dim the the banana classic powder. My pressed powder got finished and I decided to use it as an all over face powder. I bought this for 1,200 naira at a Classic outlet.

WHAT DOES THE CLASSIC MAKEUP U.S.A LOOSE POWDER SAY.




 Method of usage
Apply on surface lightly, this silky-smooth formular helps control excess oil while setting make-up for a flawless look.
Suitable for sensitive skin.
Oil free.
Ingredients in the classic make up u.s.a loose powder

PROS OF THE CLASSIC MAKEUP U.S.A LOOSE POWDER

  • Nice packaging.
  • The shade range is not so bad.
  • It didn't break me out(cause me pimple) at all.
  • I could use it alone or use it to set my foundation.

CONS OF THE CLASSIC MAKEUP U.S.A LOOSE POWDER

The holes in the package are too big, so the powder leaks out a lot and can waste so you have to be careful. 

MY VERDICT
It is a good buy and the price is not bad at all, It is a great buy.

DID I JUST FIND THE BEST FOUNDATION FOR OILY SKIN, L'OREAL PARIS INFALLIABLE PRO-MATTE FOUNDATION

L'oreal infalliable pro-matte foundation

So I heard about this l'oreal foundation from a you tuber, she uses this all the time and claims it is so matte and I decided to try it out for myself. I bought it for 4000 naira from amazon.com, it's available in Nigeria for about 8,000naira.

WHAT DOES THE L'OREAL INFALLIABLE PRO-MATTE FOUNDATION

 L'oreal paris 24hr foundation infalliable pro-matte.
demi-matte finish. 
Air light.
Oil free.
Lasting demi-matte finish.
Never dull, never flat.
It's medium coverage.
Texture is air light.
Oil control 
PRO TIP
Smooth onto skin in rolling motion for flawless coverage.
shade is in 112 cocoa
Ingredients, l'oreal infalliable pro-matte foundation

Swatch of the l'oreal infalliable pro-matte foundation

Blended Swatch of the l'oreal infalliable pro-matte foundation

PROS OF THE L'OREAL PARIS INFALLIABLE PRO-MATTE FOUNDATION

  1. it's very matte, not demi matte but very matte.
  2. It's oil free.
  3. It's air light, which means it doesn't feel heavy on the skin.
  4. It's perfect for oily skin.
  5. It's perfect for acne prone skin because it will not break you out.

CONS OF THE L'OREAL PARIS INFALLIABLE PRO-MATTE FOUNDATION

  1. The shade range is really bad, it has maybe 12 shades, so while this is a really good foundation, finding your shade maybe a lil' difficult.
MY FINAL VERDICT
This foundation is amazing, if you can find your shade of course, but even if you can't, you can mix it with whatever foundation you have to mattify it, I like to mix mine with my maybelline matte+poreless foundation.
RATING: 4.5 STAR (just because the shade range is too little).



HOW I TREAT AND AVOID ACNE AS A NIGERIAN, MY ACNE FREE SKIN CARE ROUTINE AND ACNE FREE DIET



So after my 7 Nigerian myths about acne and pimples post I got a lot of questions as to what exactly it is I do in my skin care routine to treat my acne.
I have already stated in the post I made about how I cured my horrible acne, but I still feel the need to make a post about my exact skin care routine to treat my acne and also my dietary routine to help with acne in Nigeria, it is possible even as a Nigerian to treat your acne.

skin care routine for acne free skin in Nigeria


MY MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE TO PREVENT ACNE/PIMPLES.

how I wash my face to prevent acne

In the mornings I like to keep it simple, I simply wash my face with a gentle cleanser of my choice, for now I have been using my johnsons' baby wash or my olay sensitive face wash but I made a post about all the gentle cleansers I use here just incase you cant find this one and they are all available in Nigeria.
I use it with my spin brush set and I use the latex sponge in the morning.

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Secondly I moisturize my face with a moisturizer that is perfect for my acne prone skin, I use the acne.org moisturizer, you can get it HERE. But HERE are a list of moisturizers perfect for sensitive skin all available in Nigeria, Please avoid using the same cream for body on your face if you have sensitive and acne prone skin. Moisturizing your skin is very important especially if you have oily acne prone skin as moisturizers help reduce the oil production on your skin thereby preventing acne and pimple, I too did not believe it till I started doing it. Find out how important moisturizers are for oily skin and acne prone skin HERE
That's all for my morning routine.


MY NIGHT TIME ROUTINE TO PREVENT ACNE

Please note that at night is when the skin has the time to rejuvenate itself, so this is the time to apply whatever treatment you have to your skin. My night time depends on one of two things
  1. If my skin has active pimple breakouts(which rarely happens these days though). I wash my face again with with a gentle face wash again and the spin brush set, but this time I use the long soft brush from the spin brush set then I treat my face with the acne.org benzoyl peroxide treatment and moisturize with the acne.org moisturizer like I did in the morning. That's the way the acne.org system works(cleanse,treat,moisturize) find out more about how this system cured my acne HERE
  2. The second routine is for days when my face has little to no pimple break out. On days like that I concentrate more on reducing my hyper pigmentation and to do this I use my spin brush and the neutrogena pink grape fruit oil free acne wash. I actually just started using this wash because I ran out of glycolic acid which I got in my acne.org kit, the funny thing is that I used to hate this wash because it dried out my face without properly cleaning it. With the spin brush the neutrogena works well and helps with hyper pigmentation. Honestly if you have sensitive skin don't use this by itself without a spin brush, it will break you out it sounds weird but it's true. After I wash my face I use my moisturiser and that's all for my night time routine. I wake up to baby soft skin.


Once a  week I like to use ACV especially on days when I apply makeup, to help control oil, for me this is more of a makeup step than a skincare step, so it isn't cumpulsory. Please if you use ACV don't forget to moisturize your face, it can be drying.



MY DIET AND ACNE, WHAT I EAT AND DON'T EAT TO AVOID ACNE AS A NIGERIAN.

If you read my 7 Nigerian myths about acne and pimples post you will see were I stated about dairy breaking me out, too much sugar also does that to me. I realized that even after I treated my skin I woke up to new break outs, that was when I did my research and found out about dairy and acne. Once I took the slow but steady step to avoid dairy, my skin started getting even better than before and I no longer woke up to active breakouts.
So basically no milk, Milo, bourvita, ice cream, yogurt 
I use milk substitutes instead like soya milk and almond milk.

P.s: I use black soaps to prevent bacne I also use normal soaps on my body. I either use a black soap or a liquid soap.

I really hope these tips helps someone please leave a comment below and check out the blog for more interesting beauty and makeup topics.