Apr 19, 2011

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy

I adore TLC's What Not To Wear.

I love everything about this TV show from the sarcastic banter between Stacy and Clinton, the many horrific wardrobes to the fantastic transformations. But, most of all, I love Carmindy, the makeup artist. She's bubbly, fun, knows sooo much about makeup application that I want to shove her in my pocket, take her home and force her to teach me everything she knows. Ha

Needless to say, while out and about on one of my many shopping adventures, I discovered Sally Hansen Natural Beauty. I should probably clarify because the reason I was interested in this product line after such a long time of never even glancing at it were the words "inspired by Carmindy". I instantly pulled out my trusty iPhone, googled Sally Hansen Natural Beauty and was met with Carmindy's face. Yes, MY Carmindy from What Not To Wear.

So, like any celebrity obsessed woman, I began grabbing everything I could see that matched my skin tone. (Okay, this is definitely an exaggeration but I did grab a couple items.) The items I grabbed were Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Airbrush Spray Makeup in Light and Luminous Matte Pressed Powder also in Light.

From left to right: Luminous Powder and the Airbrush Spray Makeup which is, yes, an aerosol can.

Though I grabbed the lightest shade of the Spray Makeup, it still seems to have a very yellow base color. The foundation itself though is very lightweight and has almost a cinnamon-y scent. (I can't explain the scent exactly but I really like it.) Another great thing about this foundation is that it's buildable. By this I mean you can either spray it in your palm and apply with you fingertips for sheer coverage or spray it on a sponge and apply for when you need just a bit more help.

Here, the product is rubbed in my hand. As you can see, that yellow tone has disappeared. Instead, it actually matches me perfectly.

The powder, though, is very fair, even for me. I am always the girl that buys the fairest shade in anything but for some reason, this powder is just a bit too light.

I have used the foundation a couple times and really like it. However, I'm eager to see what it looks like with a bit more depth so I'll be using a sponge applicator very soon. The powder, though, is not my favorite. It's great for reducing oil (on top of foundation) but I would never use this product alone. (I'd end up looking like a ghost.) I have been spending quite some time looking at the Sally Hansen website and though this pressed powder didn't hit home for me, I'm really looking forward to trying the loose powder.

Have any of you ladies tried this line before? If so, what have you tried? Did you like it?



  1. I love your blog!
    I'm glad you liked and followed mine :)


  2. Haha, the power of celebrity endorsements :) Love it!

    I've wondered lately how that aerosol foundation works! It sounds pretty good, I think I'll pick up my own can.

  3. I haven't seen these yet- that foundation looks pretty cool, I might give that a shot soon! Thanks for the review and swatches! I dig Carmindy (and What Not To Wear), too!

  4. I'm a huge WNTW fan and I love Carmindy too. I've been eye-ing the foundation, but wasn't sure... now you've reassured me and I think I'll pick some up!


  5. @Nora...thanks lady for the comment and glad you like it!

    @Laura...You definitely should. Can't wait to see what you think

    @Tara...Carmindy is awesome. Ha. When you get them make sure to review them too

    @Bronwen...you'll really like it. xo

  6. I saw the display at my drugstore but didn't wander over, I think I'll have to go nose around there a bit :)

  7. @Tracy D...nosing is a very good idea. I think you'll like this product

  8. Right? It scared me too! But I went for it and I really like it.
    Omg, I have always wanted to try the Carmindy products. I love her work on What Not To Wear. Hehe.

  9. What a cool concept, the spray can!

  10. @Yami...It's such a fan show, it really is. You must give these products a whirl

    @Vintage Makeup...I know!!! It's really growing on me


Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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