Product Review – Lumiere Cashmere Face Base

A few years ago I switched to mineral makeup for two reasons – I needed something that was easy to apply midday after my foundation faded off (I have v-e-r-y oily skin), and most importantly, I could never find anything pale and yellow enough for my skin.

While looking for a new foundation, I recently ordered a few samples of Lumiere’s face base (5 baggie samples for a penny plus shipping)

I was so impressed with the Lumiere fase base formulas samples I ordered – Veena Velvet and Flawless Face, that I ordered them in full size, along with Cashmere, even though I hadn’t tried it.

Lumiere Cosmetics Cashmere Face Base in Light Golden

Ingredients from Lumiere’s website

Cashmere Foundation:
silk powder, serecite (colorless mica), titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, boron nitride, iron oxides

This is quality stuff. I’ve tried LOTS of mineral brands, and I think this by far is my favorite. The Cashmere formula is soft, easy to apply, does not fade or pool, and evens out my flush and hyper-pigmentation without making me look made up. It’s perfect foundation for a natural look when I don’t want to look like I’m wearing foundation. It’s also perfect for when I’m in a rush – I just swipe, swipe swipe the base over my face with a brush and I’m good to go.

Packed on so you can see the smooth texture

I highly recommend that you try Lumiere Cosmetics face base! It’s really easy to find a color match (I use Light Golden ), and the sample baggies last quite a few uses so you can give it a thorough road test.


Wendy

Today’s workout and protein shake recipe

Today was TRX again – seriously love love love it.

When I got home, I made a protein shake based on a few different recipes I’ve seen on the internet:

  • 1 scoop CrioSport 100% Whey protein in vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s nonfat cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon stevia
  • 1 teaspoon Jello sugar free pudding mix in butterscotch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
  • however much water will fill up the rest of the cup

I put all this in my Magic Bullet cannister, give it a good shake and then blend, blend, blend.
Delicious! Perfect for my sweet tooth while actually being good for me.

260 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 12.5 grams of carbs, and 41 grams of protein


Wendy

Today’s calorie count

 

Today’s carbs came from old-fashioned oatmeal, my protein bar, and fruit. I could have done better by eating some veggies.


Wendy

Sale Alert – 40% makeup items at drugstore.com

Drugstore.com is having a 40% sale in its makeup department until October 19. Enter “MAKEUP40” in the code box when checking out.

 


Wendy

Today’s workout – Spin

Today was spin with Charletha. I love me some Charletha. Unlike Angie’s, her classes do not depend on on the music; rather it’s just background. Charletha’s spin class is a lot of 8-counts up hills or sprinting or both, then some recovery.  It’s an equally good (but very different), spin class. I’m always drenched with sweat , panting for breath, and wobbling around on my jello legs afterward.


Wendy