Product Review: Cover Girl’s Whipped Cream Foundation

Hi Everyone!  So this is a new series that I wanted to start on my blog.  I wanted to turn my love for shopping for makeup into benefiting you; my readers.  Many of us are always on the hunt for the perfect products for our skin so on my hunt, I want to share with you products that are worth the money or products that are a just a waste.
So for my first review, I wanted to start off with a brand new foundation from Cover Girl.  It’s from their Clean line, and it’s their whipped foundation.
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Does it have a scent?
No scent.

What is the consistency like?
This foundation definitely reminds of Maybelline’s Dream Mouse.  The formula is a lot more lighter that that foundation, but it does have the consistency of a light mousse.
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How does it feel on the skin?
This foundation feels satiny on the skin.  It feels smooth and silky. I have dry skin so I like the way it feels on my skin.  It’s also light-weight and it does not feel heavy on the skin.

How does it look the skin?
When I first applied this to my skin, it seemed as though I had gotten the wrong color.  It was way too light for my skin tone.  I continued to buff it in with my blending brush and it did blend pretty well.  Key note: It does take a minute for this to blend well onto your skin.  Also, once blended I found that it looked powdery so you have to spray your skin with setting spray to alleviate that unwanted look.
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Oily/ Dry/ Normal Skin?
This foundation is only great for Dry Skin and Normal Skin. I say this because the satiny feel of this foundation can feel a bit oily on an oily skin type. It may feel like this foundation will not last as long because of the two similar consistencies together; oily skin and “oily” foundation.

What is the staying power and coverage like?
I did not set my foundation with powder, but I did set it with Urban Decay’s All Night Setting Spray.  This foundation only lasted only 7 hours before I started to see my blemishes and things I was trying to cover with this foundation. And the coverage of this foundation is definitely a medium coverage foundation.
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Likes:
Great for dry skin
Lightweight
Like the satiny feel
Blends well
Easy Application

 Gripes:
Not a lot of color options
Not for every skin type
Powdery/ Cakey finish (if not set with setting spray)
Lasts only 7 hours
No Sunscreen

Overall Rating?
worth your time
If there are anymore questions that you would like answered for this product or future products, I would LOVE to hear them. Please comment below and let me know what questions you would like answered and also what other products you are curious about.
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Benefits of Coconut Oil

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WEIGHT LOSS
– The saturated fat found in coconut oil is a particular type of fat known as MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). MCTs are metabolized in the body differently from other      saturated fats. They’re rarely stored as body fat — the body prefers to use them for energy, almost like carbohydrates, though they don’t raise blood sugar the way carbs do.
– MCTs in coconut increased fat burning, calorie expenditure and also led to diminished fat storage.
– Another study found that consumption of coconut oil fats over the course of 27 days increased both fat burning and calorie expenditure in women.
http://www.thatsfit.com/2010/05/17/coconut-oil-for-weight-loss/

HAIR
– Hydrophobic oil characteristics allow it to inhibit the penetration of water from the surrounding air and environment.
– Coconut oil is able to bind to the natural protein structure of the hair. This helps the hair retain its natural moisture content and reinforces the hair fiber, making it stronger.
– Coats and conditions the outer cuticle layer enhancing shine and increasing the hair fiber’s pliability.
– Reduces friction and static electricity between the hair fibers.
– Using coconut oil as pre-shampoo treatment is better than using it post-wash. This is partly owing to the fact that coconut oil only seems to penetrate wet hair fibers.
– Black hair, which is more susceptible to damage and high porosity problems, tends to take in more water during the washing process. This causes it to swell considerably more than normal, healthy hair when wet. Coconut oil helps reduce this water uptake and swelling by binding to the proteins and keeping excess water out. This results in less trauma to the hair fiber as it naturally contracts to dry.
– Has the ability to prevent protein loss and reduce hair porosity
http://blackgirllonghair.com/2011/12/the-benefits-of-coconut-oil/
SKIN
– For skin it is a moisturizer, antibiotic, multivitamin, multi-nutrient, nourishing, anti-aging, anti wrinkle and anti-oxidant – All in one! And it is completely natural too!
–  Does not clog your pores. It literally melts into your skin, providing it with all the benefits it truly deserves.
– coconut oil provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin’s surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture.
-increases the levels of skin surface lipids, which softens it, making it less rough. Small wounds (caused by acne or pimples) also soften and heal quickly.
– Has been shown to possess antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
– Coconut Oil has the ability to cure acne. Its anti microbial properties kill the bacteria which causes acne.
– A powerful antioxidant to smooth away your wrinkles.  Coconut oil nourishes the skin and helps prevent premature aging
http://www.gnet.org/coconut-oil-all-in-one-natural-solution-for-your-skin/
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October Favorites + Sneak Peek of next Home Decor Series!

October Favorites + Sneak Peek of next Home Decor Series!

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All Natural Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

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