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Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

My oh my, May is here! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒธ It's time to show off all the magical must haves you picked up this month.

Let's give our hauls a moment to sparkle and shine! โญ



๐ŸŽ‰And of course a huge shout out to all the May Birthday Beauties! ๐ŸŽ‰

Wishing you all the most magical month. ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ


May also holds a special day for all the Mama's, Aunts, Grand Mama's, and all the ladies who play a special role to the kiddo's in thier lives. ๐Ÿ’ Happy Mother's Day to all of you! ๐Ÿ’

If you are pampering anyone this month, we'd love to see what you've picked out. ๐Ÿซถ


Happy Haulin! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ 




Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@itsfi It's good to cover the spread!  I don't know that any of my 'full coverage' are actually full coverage.  They're just .. more coverage than usual.  I currently have 6 in my stash of what I'd call... more coverage or very buildable to more coverage. In order from least to most favourite...

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer  I don't know that I'd re buy this one.  It's okay, but it's in my panning box.  It's getting older and there are others that I prefer.  It is nice in that I can use it as either foundation or concealer though.

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Liquid Foundation with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen This one can play differently with different skincare but looks great when it looks great. 

Lancรดme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Matte Foundation This one is just very matte.  Doesn't always look as skin like as I'd like and I need to prep with so much moisture before hand!

Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation So... this one... I think I had my expectations set too high.  It's a nice foundation, but I can't seem to find a great colour match for my skin.  I have to wait until I'm fake tanned in the summer to wear it.  

MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation This is one that depending on how I wear it can be sheer as can be, or ultra full coverage.  I like that it's flexible for me.  

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Okay this is tied with the MUFE stick.  It's sheer yes, but it's also buildable in the areas I want more.  


I may need to pan a few of these this year.  For sure not my fav category. 

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@missjeanie, a good color match really does elevate how great a foundation performs. At least for me. Armani does release new shades of their LSF from time to time, so maybe there'll be a new shade that's perfect for you soon. ๐Ÿคž Ahhh, the NARS Sheer Glow is such a pretty foundation; I can see how it's ranked to so high. ๐Ÿ˜ I am making a note to check out the MUFE foundation stick ... in the future, not now. Must keep to my low buy and possibly a no buy coming up soon. Eek! Maybe I'll try the MUFE around the same time the Dior foundation stick comes out this summer. ๐Ÿค”

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@itsfi Oh that's good to know about the Armani... I might need to keep an eye out.  The MUFE stick has just been such a workhorse for me the last 5 or 6 years?  Maybe more?  The ease and versatility make it a win.  Though I think that finding the right stick foundation, whatever it may be for you, can do this.  

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@itsfi  Beautiful haul!! A self setting foundation and itโ€™s already a fav!! Wow it must be good! ๐Ÿ˜Š That brush looks amazing!! Hard to resist!!! Fingers crossed the Eadem works and doesnโ€™t cause any sensitivities on your skin. It says gentle so hopefully itโ€™s ok. Iโ€™ve noticed that I canโ€™t seem to use aha or pha either. I keep trying but I usually can feel some tingling and my skin is super sensitive after for a few days those lip oils look beautiful on you! I can see why you may need to go get a few more! Plus you wear lip oils every day. So I mean a few extra wonโ€™t hurt right!! 

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@ather, I've had the UD foundation for probably a couple of weeks before I put up the post, and have had more time to play with it so that's where the favorite has come in. It's really performed beautifully - beyond my expectations and I put it to the test too!


lol, lip oils, lip tints, skin tints, SPF, etc., it's easy to grab my attention sometimes. I've been okay on my low buy but it could be better. 

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

Really fun choices @itsfi ! Guava is on my list, too. I've heard nothing but good reviews on the UD so far.

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@makeitup305, ohhh, I think Guava would look gorgeous on you! The UD continues to impress. I put it to an intense test and it held up! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ It does oxidize slightly but that worked out well for me.

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@itsfi I was going to pick up Guava during the sale but ended up getting Fig instead. Donโ€™t tempt me lol Good to know about the UD. I definitely donโ€™t need another foundation right now but that 10x at Ulta is very appealing.

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lol @makeitup305, I'm trying hard to hold the line on any more foundations. Hard with points multipliers and the upcoming Memorial Day sales I'm sure will be challenging to resist. Any foundations you've been loving lately?

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@itsfi I've mostly tried Korean foundations lately. They've been overall ok, if a little on the light side color wise, but I was very impressed by the Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion. It had a great finish, coverage, and wear. 

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@makeitup305, Iโ€™ve heard good things about that brandโ€™s cushion compacts. Iโ€™ve been trying to keep my cushions to a more manageable state and have it down to 4 (I think itโ€™s 4) open ones - iOPE, Troiareuke, Rom&nd and Em Cosmetics. If I can get through a couple of these, I may give Jung Saem Mool a try. 

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@itsfi I have one from fwee and the Clio Mesh Glow. They're both ok but not as long wearing as the JSM. The other Korean foundations I've tried are the Espoir Velvet Matt, VDL, and one from Amuse. They're all decent but the JSM still stands out to me in comparison. It also has the best match. It's so hard to find a decent match when the range is so limited. I'm a perfect 21 Medium in the JSM but a 23 in almost everything else. 

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@makeitup305, ahhh, you reminded me I have one from Amuse as well; Iโ€™m sure there are others in my stash that Iโ€™ve missed. ๐Ÿ˜ Have you tried TirTir? Their red cushion has a wider shade range.

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@itsfi I saw that TirTir expanded their shade. That's really great. I haven't tried the red one because I think it's more geared towards oily skin and has a matte finish, which is the opposite of what I usually go for. I think I might like their silver one better but I haven't tried it yet. I'm usually a 23 or a medium in most foundations so I still have a good amount of options but it's crazy that I'm almost the deepest shade and they're light on me sometimes.

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

Nice haul @itsfi! The lip oil is so pretty!

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@faeriegirl, thank you. Glad I finally decided to pick up some of their products.

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@itsfi  great hauls! I have never tried applying my base with a kabuki brush, although I do have a couple that came with various brush sets. Any tips? ๐Ÿ˜… Good luck with the Eadem toner, I hope it works out for you!

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@caitbird, the more densely packed kabuki brushes work well for me for liquid foundations, like the Sigma F80, the DM and Shu Uemura kabuki. Kabuki brushes like the Chantecaille are better suited for powder, loose powder formulations, in my mind. I usually put product on the back of my hand, lightly dab the kabuki brush into and then apply to my face in circular motions. 

Thank you, the EADEM Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum with Niacinamide and Vitamin C 1 oz/ 30 mL has been very good to me and Iโ€™ve enjoyed the miniโ€™s and deluxe sized samples of their other products so I thought Iโ€™d give this a try. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ 


edited to add - @caitbird, the flowers in the Typology photo are in a Voluspa mini candle jar - the various sizes work beautifully as vases. ๐Ÿ˜Š 

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@itsfi  thanks so much for the tips! I feel like I should at least give it a try, even if it ends up not being my preferred application method. I'm just curious to try a new-to-me technique!


Love the flowers in the candle jar - I am at the point where I rarely feel like bothering with real houseplants, and we don't really have any proper flower shops near where I live (some little farmstands that's an idea, actually), but I am quite fond of faux flowers and plants these days. I would love to get some smaller bud vase-sized faux flowers that could live in a mini candle jar like that!

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

Oooouh, picking up flowers at a farmstand could make for a lovely bouquet @caitbird. Or maybe just picking up a stem? Ohhhhh, Iโ€™m working on keeping some houseplants alive ๐Ÿ˜ฌ 


If you try a kabuki brush for applying foundation, definitely let me know what you think. Its fun to try different techniques - we may go back to our preferred method but itโ€™s great to try something new.

Re: Magical May Hauls 2024 ๐ŸŽฉโœจ

@itsfi  we also have a fair amount of flowers blooming in the garden at the moment (nothing to do with me, all credit to my mom! ๐Ÿ˜…), so I think I will try cutting a few of those to have some fresh flowers around. It's a nice option this time of year, anyway.


Agree about trying new techniques - there are so many techniques and tutorials out there and I would love to experiment more!

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