2 Step Routine - Flawless skin!
Hi all!! I recently have been buying and testing out so much new makeup to find amazing makeup although there have been some hits and misses that I will be posting soon so keep an eye out for them! But I have found these 2 lovely products which work really well together! First step: Primer The first step is the laura mercier - Hydrating Pure Canvas Primer
How to get glowing skin✨
Full coverage foundations
Makeup for special occasions
Sep. 22, 2020
Debbie Thornberry Halloween Make-Up 🖤🧡
As promised from yesterday’s post (if you haven’t seen it go check it out I have a tutorial on how to do this hair) here is the make up inspiration for Debbie Thornberry. I grew up with The Wild Thornberrys amongst other great cartoons from the late 90s and early 2000s. Debbie was my favorite character on the show. When I got my TIGI - A Wave We Go Adjustable Deep Waver and used it for the first time she was immediately what popped into my head. Base: For the base I started off with the laura mercier - Hydrating Pure Canvas Primer purely because my skin has been a little drier with the weather change. This is a must for dry skin. It has a lightweight cream formula that adds hydration without being too heavy. Plus it’s silicone free (which doesn’t bother me but I know it’s important to some people). Then I used my favorite ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation in the shade 1N0. Afterwards I went in with my new laura mercier - Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer in the shade .5 N. I’m obsessed with this stuff! It has the coverage of Shape Tape without being so heavy. It’s very creamy and opaque. It’s been a huge winner for me lately. Then I set everything with the laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder and laura mercier - Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes Eyes: Debbie doesnt really wear much make up so I decided to keep it really simple. I used the KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - Dagger Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner to draw a wing as her eye shape is very angular. I used the benefit - BADgal BANG! 24 Hour Eye Pencil in my waterline and the benefit - Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara to finish off the eyes. I kept the brows pretty simple too only using the benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in shade 4.5 for some color. Blush/Bronzer: To me it doesn’t look like Debbie wears blush or bronzer but I wanted to update the look a little so I did. I used the third shade in the NYX - Highlight & Contour Pro Palette for my contour. It’s a really nice, cool toned contour that blends out perfectly on the skin. I also mixed the two blushes from the HOURGLASS - Ambient Lighting Face Palette and placed them on the apples of the cheeks to brighten up the face. Lips: For lips I chose the stila - Shine Fever Lip Vinyl in Turbo. With the time period of the show I didn’t imagine liquid lipsticks would be a huge thing so I decided to go with more of a gloss. This lip vinyl is a perfect opaque gloss with a mauve tone to it. It’s definitely not transfer proof and will slide around if you’re not careful (definitely not mask friendly).
Comparing five primers, which one's the best?
Embryolisse Filaderme Emulsion, Nourishing Repair Care Embryolisse - Filaderme Emulsion It has a milky white facial cream texture, and it's not greasy but it does ball up a little. I used the Embryolisse Filaderme Emulsion, Nourishing Repair Care, which didn't change my skin tone but kept my makeup on for longer. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer #HOURGLASS - Veil Mineral Primer[products]#[ThreeStars] This is not suitable for dry skin due to its oily satin finish. It makes your skin tone fairer but it's a bit dry, so I'll usually use it in combination with a bit of serum. Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating laura mercier - Hydrating Pure Canvas Primer I also choose the hydrating version for this primer. I think it's more moisturizing than Embryolisse and it doesn't ball up. It's moisturizing like the facial cream, and it's very affordable. I highly recommend it! Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water and Weightless Setting Spray smashbox - Photo Finish Primer Watersmashbox - Photo Finish Longwear Makeup Setting Spray Weightless This is a primer water and setting spray set which works really well. The travel-size packaging is very convenient for traveling. Guerlain L'Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold Makeup Base GUERLAIN - L'Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold I like the texture with its gold flakes. It's also quite moisturizing and I recommend it for dry skin.
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Happy Holidays Neautral Look W/ Pop of Color
Eyes: @smizelashes Lashes “Ou La Lash” ICONIC - Brow Silk ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Micro-Stroking Detailing Brow Pen REVOLUTION - Eye Glisten Face: ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Luminous Foundation NARS - Sheer Glow Foundation NYX - Born to Glow Radiant Concealer ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer Juvia's PLACE - Juvia’s PLACE Shade Sticks laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder MAC - Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
Fall Inspired Makeup
Eyes: butter LONDON - Natural Goddess Eyeshadow Palette KVD VEGAN BEAUTY - KVD VEGAN BEAUTY Tattoo Liner Face: ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Luminous Foundation NARS - Sheer Glow Foundation NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer Juvia's PLACE - Juvia’s PLACE Shade Sticks laura mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder MAC - Mac Petal Power Plenty of Pout Plumping Lip Gloss #Mac Cosmeticss - Liptensity[products]#[FiveStars] MORPHE - Continuous Setting Mist
Before and After HALLOWEEN Skincare Tips 🎃💀👻
I love Halloween with the costumes, the treats, and scary movies. What's not to love. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in the fun we can forget about our activities of daily living. So I just wanted to give you guys some tips on how to get through today!!! ￼Before putting on your Halloween makeup remember to exfoliate, hydrate and prime your skin. Healthy nourished skin is the best base for any makeup routine. You can exfoliate and hydrate with one of my favorite masks dear, klairs - Youthful Glow Sugar Mask if you want a hydrating primer my go to is BOBBI BROWN - Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer ￼After dancing the night away in layers of makeup or walking the neighborhood with a scary mask on your face you will need to double cleanse. The best way to break down that makeup and dirt is with an oil cleanser. My favorites are BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Nourishing and I just tried FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm omg this stuff really breaks down makeup. Then follow up with a gel cleanser to really get in your pores and get the dirt out. I personally like NATURIUM - Mixed Greens Nutrient-Rich Cleanser they are launching a Niacinamide gel cleanser Nov 1 I'm excited to try it. ￼After cleansing you can rehydrate your skin with a nourishing mask like I'm from - Honey Mask or TONYMOLY - I'm Real Aloe Mask Sheet both masks keep my skin plump and hydrated. Throw in a hydrating essence NATURIUM - Hyaluronic Acid Essence 2% or hydrating toner like I'm from - Rice Toner Skip the actives and finish with a hydrating moisturizer like FARMACY - Honey Halo Ultra-hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer ￼Don't forget to hydrate. Water helps flush out those toxins, the candy and/or the alcohol. 😜 Water will help give your skin that healthy glow!!! ￼If the makeup has left your skin irritated you can try adding some serums like Krave - Great Barrier Relief or epicuren DISCOVERY - Aloe Vera Calming Gel to your routine both calm irritated skin. The Krave serum will help soothe your skin while repairing your skins barrier. The Epicuren gel has green tea and camomile which a great anti inflammatory agents. What are your Halloween plans?? Are you still dressing up are you still participating in Halloween activities?? Hope these tips help!!!
Jeffree Star Concealer? It’s a no from me!
It’s no secret that Jeffree Star has made some amazing cosmetics such as lipsticks or highlighters. I finally made the decision to try out his concealer which I have heard good things about - but I regret it. Application? I applied this concealer on top of BOBBI BROWN - Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer which has been my go to for a short time now but I find it works well with majority of my products! Unfortunately, as I applied with my beauty blender, it immediately dried severely into my under eye lines and emphasised them in a way I have never seen before. It also made foundation patch away and just didn’t sit right on my skin. It looked I had worn the makeup for days. Longevity? Due to the dryness of my concealer, it did last quite long, I think I wore it for about 6-7 hours and it looked the same as I first applied it which is a plus but it unfortunately looked so dry and cracked underneath. Coverage? For me, one layer was not enough to disguise my under eyes, I had to use two layers which meant double the dryness. I don’t mind using two layers as I typically do with my other concealers. It did give quite a good coverage but this was just so dry. I even added rosehip oil to see if it would make a difference and it was still so dry! Shades? Something I do really like about the JSC concealer is that it does come in 31 shades! Meaning most likely, no matter your skin colour you should be able to find a compatible shade! I really love this as everyone should be able to have their own shade of concealer. Final thoughts? This is just not my favourite concealer as it’s so drying! It’s not the worst ever but there’s so many other options including hydrating concealers that work best for me. I love the shade range and long wearing of the concealer but there’s just so many downfalls such as the dryness and patchiness. Thank you so much for reading and I hope this review helps you! Please leave any Q’s if you’d like☺️ I also now have an Instagram where I will be posting skincare, makeup, fitness, wellness and travel content if you’d like to check it out! @Jesssiemadison
Foundations for combination skin !!!
Clinique ID dramatically different base: this is more of a bb cream and would be amazing for summer time. It goes on as a lotion but the more it is rubbed in it changes color to your skin tone. L’ORÉAL infallible foundation: this foundation is full cover and makes my skin look flawless (I have combination skin) it does get oily around my nose so I always make sure I set my nose with powder for 5 minutes, AOA studio foundation: I honestly love this foundation and it was only $1!!!! But some people have tried it that have not enjoyed it so I can say this product is a hit or miss for some people but I think it makes my skin look amazing. Overall , I did my research on these foundations and say that the ingredients in these foundations are good for your skin and are less likely to break you out because it does not have harmful ingredients.
A+: AOA Drop Liquid Foundation - Medium Tones
NudeStix Tinted Cover Foundation in 02
NUDESTIX - Tinted Cover Foundation This is one of the most natural foundations I’ve ever tried. It has quite a bit more coverage than the Glossier Skin Tint, so I like to wear this on stage or if I’m having a bad skin day. It has a nice cooling feeling when I put it on and can be used with a brush, beauty blender, or fingers. I like to spread it out with my fingers and then go over it with a beauty blender to make sure it’s all blended properly. It’s a really nice dewy formula, and I like it a lot better than their Nudies Tinted Blur Stick. I tried that one, and if you have normal skin it might work, but if you have dry skin it’ll stick to your dry patches or if you have very oily skin it’ll separate. You need a specific skin type to make that work. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of that one as it’s been a whiiiiiile since I’ve had it. NUDESTIX - Nudies Tinted Blur Stick
NUDESTIX-Nudies Tinted Blur Stick
Moisturizer with spf
NARS - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 My favorite of all time tinted moisturizer. I use this product practically every chance I get. It has spf 30 sunscreen. It gives me a nice radiant natural makeup look while protecting my skin from the sun. It has a nice light creamy texture which once applied feels super lightweight and barely noticeable. It helps cover some of my redness around my cheek area and a nice even skin tone . As you can tell from this packaging in the picture that I have often used it and it’s on the ends of its days. Definitely will be repurchasing and I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants that all natural everyday makeup look and keep their skin well protected.
NARS-Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
My secret to achieving a flawless base
Achieving a flawless and perfect base is the most important process in making-up. I have oily t-zone while the rest of my face is very dry and sensitive. Sometimes there is patchiness around my t-zone, crack and dry patches appear on the rest of the skin. Under this circumstance, I have a secret way to achieve a perfect base that can last all night long. Keeping good skin condition is the best way to create a perfect base. So, good skin preparation is the key to great makeup. Usually, I use the PETER THOMAS ROTH’s Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Moisturizer to get my skin prepped and primed. This is the most hydrated and moisturized moisturizer I have ever used. my face becomes so smooth and gentle. When applying foundation on my face, I can feel my face like silk and there is no crack at all. The foundation can better adhere to the face and can last longer. When applying foundation, I usually avoid putting a thick layer of the foundation. It is difficult to blend thick foundation and then there will have cracks on the skin. In order to smoothly blend the foundation, I wet the beauty blender. The damp surface brings more streak-free blending. Because of the dry skin, I also choose a hydrating foundation. I recommend Laura Mercier’s foundation. The brand is famous for its ability to create a ‘flawless face’. The lightweight long-lasting liquid foundation with a matter finish is oil-free. It is creamy and wears beautifully throughout the day. Sometimes I use Laura Mercier’s concealer to cover my imperfections. I apply a layer of a litter concealer over the skin as needed and blend.The last process is to fix all the work firmly on my face. I apply Translucent loose Setting Powder all over my face. It can control the oil around my t-zone and allow longer-lasting of my makeup.
laura mercier-Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
This foundation is everything and more! It has light to medium coverage. I have dry skin and it does not cling to my dry patches. It’s long lasting and has a skin like finish. It’s just a beautiful formula! Worth every penny! I will save it for special occasions though. 🙈
PAT McGRATH LABS-Sublime Perfection Foundation
Becca Backlight Priming Filter
BECCA - Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer This primer is advertised to blur imperfections while giving your skin a radiant glow. It claims to be for all skin types. It has the texture of a thin moisturizer and has a subtle scent. I think this product does moisturize my skin but it doesn’t have any blurring effects. It didn’t minimize any texture. It does also give a nice glow, but it’s hard for me and my oily skin to wear it in the summer. You also have to be wearing a low to medium coverage foundation for this to show through, otherwise you don’t see it. I used up a full size about a year ago and only got another one with a GWP, I wouldn’t repurchase. I would recommend trying this if you’re someone with normal to dry skin who likes to wear lower coverage foundations and likes to look glowy/dewy.
BECCA-Backlight Priming Filter Face Primer
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