Now that grad school is over, I’ve discovered this event that occurs on Sundays called brunch. Apparently you eat a meal later in the afternoon and it often includes alcohol. It’s pretty cool. I like it.
Since I missed my Friday Happy Hour post due to being asleep, (the first week of work at a new job always wears me out), I thought I could make this Happy Hour a brunch post, A Sunday Funday edition, if you will.
So today I’m sharing my favorite high end primer, Benefit’s Porefessional and it’s much more affordable drugstore, far removed cousin, Maybelline’s Baby Skin. And since summer is suddenly coming to the end, I’m trying to finish up in style with a delicious peach beer, Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche.
Check it out!
Makeup of the Week: Benefit’s Porefessional Face Primer, $31
So I don’t wear face primer all the time, more often I use it in the winter when I like to wear mineral powder foundations. (In the summer I prefer liquid foundation, it just feels more comfortable to me with the heat and humidity). I’ve tried a ton of primers, and Benefit’s Porefessional is still my favorite.
It’s a silky smooth, cream/gel like substance that applies softly to my skin. It blends in easily and really does help to minimize pores. I’ve never had problems with it breaking my skin out, (a big deal with my evil skin), and it’s a nice base for other foundations. It also lasts pretty much all day on my skin, which is a must for someone who often has 12-14 hour days.
Unfortunately, it’s also $30, (but a little bit does go along way), so if you’re interested in a cheap option we have:
Drugstore Option: Maybelline’s Babyskin Instant Pore Eraser, $5
People have often touted the BabySkin primer as a dupe of Porefessional, and let me just tell you it’s not. It’s not even close to a dupe.
However, as drugstore primers go, it’s my favorite one that I’ve tried. It does have a nice pore minimizing effect on the skin, and it also applies smoothly like Benefit. But like most drugstore primers, it feels very silicone-y to me. (I made that word up.) And that’s not my favorite texture, so I stick with the more expensive primer.
But it’s only $5, so if you prefer something cheaper, you can’t beat that.
Beer of the Week: Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche
If you’ve read my blog for awhile you might notice a lack of sours, lambics, and other fruity beers. And that’s because I kinda dislike these types of beers. But in the interest of being a well-rounded beer connoisseur, I am trying to make an effort of trying more of these beers.
So in that spirit of exploration, I’m happy to share a fruity-sour beer I do like, Dogfish Head’s Festina Peche! This is actually a Berlinner Weisse, which is a type of beer that typically leans sour, and this tastes blends well with the peach notes. The first tasting notes I got were definitely a light, funky sour note tempered by a very subtle peach flavor and a wheaty aftertaste.
It was actually super refreshing and I found my Festina Peche quickly disappearing from my glass on the hot day. I do wish it was a bit more peachy, but mostly I’m so excited to find a refreshing, light sour that I don’t even care. This has a very light ABV of 4.5%, so it really is perfect for hot summer days or for anyone who likes sweeter, lighter beers.
Questions of the Day:
-What do you think of Benefit’s Porefessional or Maybelline’s Babyskin?
-Have you found a drugstore primer that dupes Benefit?
-Are there any styles of beer you avoid? Or do you avoid beer altogether? (I won’t judge!)