I’ve never been a make-up girl.

You see, I love fashion. I love dressing up and trying to pull off a vintage vibe and kicking it in my polka dot skirts. But makeup has never been my strong point.

There are a couple of reasons for this:

I’m just not good at putting on makeup. It takes a steady hand and an artistic eye that I just don’t have.

I sleep late. As a long-term battle with chronic fatigue (that was actually undiagnosed sleep apnea), I needed every spare second that I could get in bed to get those extra minutes of sleep. Taking extra time for makeup wasn’t my cup of tea.

However, after college I got my first post-college job. No problem, right? Except for I did (and still do) look way younger than I am. People still treated me like a teenager. Starting to wear makeup was my desperate attempt to look just a tiny bit older so that people would take me maybe a tiny bit more seriously.

I’ve experimented with lots of different brands over the years, the most recent being Arbonne, which I love. However, I had just run out when I got an email from Raul E. New York asking if I wanted a sample of their foundation to review. I decided to go for it.

I’ll admit it – I sometimes sleep late still and have to do my makeup quickly in the car after I arrive to my first appointment for the day. That being said, having a makeup bag that is as light as possible is essential. I work hard to keep as few as possible products with me at all times so I don’t have to haul too much around.

Raul bag

I’m always a little skeptical of makeup. After running out of my Arbonne, I got a BB Cream from the drugstore (after reading tons of online reviews) that offered “full coverage.” And let me tell you – ew. It looked SO bad on me.

That’s why I loved the Raul E. Foundation – the coverage was good, but not unnatural at all. It was light and airy with good coverage, but it didn’t look like putty, like some that I see. It’s very subtle, but it definitely evens out the skin tone and makes me look a lot more polished and put together.

Raul E New York Foundation

Interested? You can check out and purchase the foundation here. The color I am wearing is called “Porcelain.”