Are they worth the hype?! FULL REVIEW!
One brand love, @benefitcosmetics 🥰 finally reviewing some products from one of my favorite makeup brands - benefit! 💖 • benefit - Cyber Monday Free Porefessional Face Primer Deluxe Sample With Brand Purchase
🤪Glowy natural makeup when I’m late😌 (~10min)
SKIN TYPE: Very dry skin, eczema, sensitive and acne-prone all at the same time🙃🙃 Sometimes using prescribed cortisteroid ointments (Novasone) for eczema flare ups or reactions. PRODUCTS USED (in order): ￼Primer I use e.l.f. - Poreless Putty Primer , it’s so cheap but acts as a nice bond/barrier between skin after skincare routine and applying makeup; it’s so good in preventing drying out my skin but it’s not very hygienic as fluff or dust gets stuck. Usually patting the primer into the skin and waiting a moment for it to melt into the skin. ￼Foundation is a cushion #CHANEL - Vitalumiére Glow[products]#[FourStars] (#21), gives a shine upon application while still looking like natural skin. It’s a light to medium coverage and I find it doesn’t cling to my dry patches. ￼I don’t use concealer most of the time but I do use the powder Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder to set under the eyes, smile lines, nose contour area, chin and forehead. I don’t produce much oil through the day at all but I do sweat and the powder helps set makeup while still looking natural and doesn’t take away the glow too much. For the price though, there might be better cheaper alternatives🥺. ￼Brows I usually use the innisfree - Auto Eyebrow Pencil or the ETUDE - Tint My Brows Gel New +benefit - 24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel, the tint can last ~2-3 days so it saves time if I’ve already filled in and drawn my brows the night before😂. The only con is that on initial application the tint looks green-ish in the camera. ￼#NARS - Original blush - Orgasm[products]#[FourStars] for the slight golden shimmer enhancing the glow of the cushion foundation, usually building it up for a slightly brighter flush of colour on the cheeks as the colour doesn’t show too much when you first apply it. ￼Highlight usually the FENTY mini Kilowatt highlight in the shade Hustla Baby, it’s a golden sheen that really blends in with my skin tone and not too glittery while also blends in with the NARS blush. If I’m feeling extra then also lightly adding in the FENTY mini Diamond Bomb highlight. ￼Eyeliner is the brownUZ - Eye Opening Liner ￼Usually use various lengthening falsies or innisfree - Skinny Microcara ￼Last but most crucial thing for me is the URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray , it really pulls the whole look together, adding back some shine where I’ve powdered thus making the whole look more natural. Also with the spray I don’t have to worry about the makeup transferring or fading/melting away during the day unless 8+ hours. ￼Lip products include: CHANEL - Rouge Coco Flash Lipstick(#212) #CHANEL - Rouge Allure Laque[products]# romand - Glasting Water Tint 6 Colors FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer FENTY BEAUTY - Diamond Bomb Baby Mini Lip Gloss and Highlighter Set
Makeup For My Graduation Photoshoot!!! 🎓💖✨
First of all, congrats to all my fellow 2020 graduates!!! I recently did a graduation photoshoot with my family and so I wanted to show you the makeup I did for it! I wanted to look like myself but more enhanced and defined. I started with MAKE UP FOR EVER - Full Cover Concealer to cover any blemishes on my face. It has a super thick and high coverage formula that lasts all day (it’s literally waterproof!) and is perfect for pinpoint concealing! I skipped foundation because I wanted my makeup to look more skinlike in the photos and not super flat. I then defined my brows with MAYBELLINE - Brow Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil . It’s a great dupe for Anastasia’s brow wix and any other more “expensive” skinny brow pencil. It’s not too pigmented where you accidentally like like you use a sharpie to draw on your brows. It has the perfect in-between pigment and wax so it lasts all day and adds thickness to the brows. I used benefit - 24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel to set my brows. It’s literally super glue for brows! This is a clear gel that keeps my hairs looking fluffy and combed up all day. I used the bronzer and highlight fromTOM FORD - Soleil Contouring Compact to add some warmth, glow and definition to the face. It has a super smooth powder formula that doesn’t look like makeup once on the skin! It blends in perfectly and seamlessly so it looks just like skin. For blush I used CHANEL - ROUGE COCO Lip Blush in 420 for a warm berry glow on the cheeks. This is a gel like formula that is super cheer but buildable. It also leaves a nice glassy sheen on the skin! To set the concealer and the parts of my face that gets shiny throughout the day, I used rms beauty - "Un" Powder . It makes my skin look satin smooth and doesn’t let any shine come through! It also doesn’t have flashback (if you apply only a sheer layer on the skin). For eyeshadow, I used TOM FORD - Cream and Powder Eye Color in Naked Bronze. It’s a beautiful combination of a creamy, moussey bronze cream shadow and a sheer but super glittery gold powder shadow top coat. It lasts all day and looks suuper flattering! I always get questions on what I have on my eyesqhen I wear it. I used my holy-grail favorite DollyWink - DollyWink Liquid Eyeliner to line my eyes for extra definition. It has a super fine tip for extra precision and the formula is inky black and doesn’t budge at all! For the biggest, baddest lashes, I used LANCÔME - Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara . It adds so much volume and length to my lashes and the waterproof formula makes it stay on all day without any smudging. For the lips, I wanted a shade similar to my natural lip color so I went for COLOURPOP - Ultra Blotted Lip from Pony’s Collaboration in Holly Lolly. It’s a beautiful warm pink!
5 New Year’s Resolutions I’m making this year
Let’s elevate our beauty routines in the new year! My focus for 2021 is stress a little less, focus on what makes me happy, and indulge (whatever meaning that takes on, we’ll see!). And, I'm getting starting with these beauty resolutions... 1. Make double cleansing more of a priority. In 2020, I made a strong effort to ditch wipes. FOR GOOD! I fell in love with the Living Cleansing Balm from Then I Met You and it made double cleansing something I looked forward to. Excited to keep up the effort (it’s really balanced my oily skin) and find new products I love to cleanse with. Anyone have a cleansing balm they absolutely love? 2. Get in the habit of overnight lip care I’m a lip biter. When I’m stressed, I can’t help but put my emotions into biting my lips. I hate the habit and my poor lips suffer. And while lips heal fast, I’ve been looking for products that give them major nourishment and protection against my wicked biting. Milk Makeup’s Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask has brought them back to life, making this more of a ritual as it relates to my nighttime skincare routine I think I can do! 3. Have more fun with makeup 2020 had me going barefaced often. And while my skin could really renew and show its naturally dewy self...I missed playing around! I’m determined to have fun with my funky colored Skywash’s from Glossier and bright eye liners from Freck. Who knows, maybe I'll even break out the rhinestones. I’m ready to get a little wild. 4. Nourish the brows! I’ve been growing them out and while they look FAB, they need some TLC! I rarely fill them in when it comes to my makeup routine and I get them waxed/trimmed only about twice a year. I just got this new eyebrow soap from Lilac Beauty and they have been soaking up all the goodness from castor oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, and coconut oil. Highly recommend this, and taking suggestions for more brow care products! 5. Meditate more, stress less, and take baths Beauty meditation is totally a thing. And doing my skincare routine, painting my nails, or even taking a bath just makes me feel like time stops a little. There’s times where I feel it’s my chance to breathe and reflect. Being intentional with my routines like adding in more gua sha tool usage or time with my Nuface is something i’m striving for. But also, I’ve found setting intentions and using bath salts have helped me calm down from a stressful day. If you’re looking to add this into your beauty routine, check out bath salts from HELLEN, they’re life changing. What are your beauty resolutions for 2021? Comment below!
Dewy and flash- friendly Natural Makeup
I’ve always loved fuss free and natural looks so im sharing my go-to no makeup look that you can do when you’re on the go but still want to look purrty🍭 it Cosmetics - it Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF 50+ one of my fave natural bases as it has no flashbacks, and decent dewy coverage, long-lasting on my oily skin and has spf50! Loving the pump bottle too which is mess- free and travel- friendly. benefit - Benefit Tinted Cheek & Lip Stain i love this color on my medium skin tone and its very long lasting too very apt for mask- wearing times as they won’t rub off easily and this stays rain or shine. A tiny dot goes a loong way too and i use this for my lips and cheeks. ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Pomade i lightly dip my brush for that natural look on the brows and top it with.. PATRICK TA - Major Brow Shaping Wax i could see why this is a hyped product and it stays a long time too. Only con is you need to find the technique that works for you especially on how wet the brush should be to scrape the wax off and deposit the right amount on the brows. innisfree - No Sebum Mineral Powder i use this to set my makeup and seal my undereye concealer. It also doubles as a dry shampoo! L'ORÉAL - Telescopic Waterproof Mascara i see why this mascara is very praised and it’s because it stays on when you want it on and gives that covetable lashes for dayzzz NYX - NYX Retractable Eyeliner i use the beigey color to open up the eyes by putting it on the water line. It glides on well and stays put i have no complaints.. MAC - MAC Eyeshadow in cork. I use this for the nose line and as bronzer on the go. I love that it’s matte and taupey and also long- lasting with the packaging perfect for travel. NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer i use this as my undereye and blemish concealer. For the undereyes, i smudge a little peach cream blush, usually NARS - The Multiple in Siam. Just a litttttllle bit to serve as corrector before the concealer. This also avoids the reverse raccoon 👀 MAC - MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist this serves both as my priming and finishing spray and i love that it serves its purpose but yet to find a cheaper alternative because im aware that there may be a nice dupe out there.. 🤔 Thats it! Excited to know your no makeup go-tos too!🍬
Everyday Glam 90s Makeup Look
90s makeup was either soft and feminine or dark and grungy always with a slender brow. But wow, guys, when I did this look, I realized how much I look like my mom when she was my age! Products: pixi - Hydrating Milky Mist e.l.f. - Poreless Putty Primer COVERGIRL - TruBlend Undercover Concealer LANCÔME - Dual Finish Multi-Tasking Lightweight Pressed Powder Foundation REVOLUTION - Colour Book Shadow Palette ARDELL - ARDELL Magnetic Lashes ciaté - Marbled Light Illuminating Blush COLOURPOP - Super Shock Highlighter Glossier. - Boy Brow + Brow Flick Duo benefit - Free Roller Lash Mascara Deluxe benefit - 24-Hour Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel URBAN DECAY - Vice Lipstick
My Go-To Natural Glowing Skin Makeup✨
I love an au naturale makeup look year-round, but summer especially screams light makeup, bronzed skin, and a sunkissed glow. If I can’t make it to the beach or have time to work on my tan by the pool, I fake it! I love makeup. I love how I can use it to express myself, enhance my favorite features, and hide my unfavorable flaws. The inspiration behind the look: I was inspired by the ‘70s flower children of years past. I’ve always had a thing for vintage vibes, so much so that my mom tells me I was born during the wrong era. I loved how girls back then wore easy, bright, light makeup that enhanced their natural features. The products I used: 1.laura mercier - Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation I do love this foundation. It’s smooth, high coverage, and blendable. I would give it a perfect 10, but I think they should offer a few more shade options. I’m currently in the shade Cashew Beige. My rating: 9/10 2.MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Concealer This is by far my favorite drugstore concealer. I think it even beats out many of my (much) more pricey concealers. I use the shade 20 Sand under my eyes, around my nostrils, and along the bridge of my nose. My rating: 10/10 3.MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Bronzer I love this for contouring and all-over bronzing. It’s just dark enough to be the ideal contour shade for me during the summer months while also giving me that glowing from within. My rating: 9.5/10 4.benefit - Free Roller Lash Mascara Deluxe This is one of my favorite mascaras I’ve used. It does everything you want a mascara to do, lengthens, volumizes, separates, and defines the lashes from root to tip. My rating: 10/10
Benefit 💕 Best in Brows
Benefit was a brand I majorly slept on before I started working at Ulta. I didn’t really vibe with them until I started to learn more about the products from the wonderful Arch Experts at my store. The more I tried the more I fell in love with them. Now Benefit is mostly the only thing I use for my brows. I also exclusively go to Ulta’s Benefit Brow bar for my brows. I usually get them waxed and tinted every 5-6 weeks and I’m always happy with them. They can’t really do it now but they brow map your brows and give you a service way better than I was taught in school nor have seen anywhere else. My favorite product in their brow range is the benefit - Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel . Wether it’s an early morning, minimal make up shift or full on glam I’m always use this. It’s a tinted brow gel with little fibers (you can’t see) that attach to the brow hairs to give you color and fullness. When it comes to no make up this makes all the hairs lay down properly and gives some tint so they don’t look weird contrasted to my foundation. When it comes to full beat and my eyebrows are drawn on they give dimension to the hairs to make them look more natural. Not to mention Benefit’s brow range color is far superior to any brand I’ve seen. (Plus their blonde’s aren’t grey!) I also really like the benefit - Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer . You should have seen my brow girl’s face when I told her after months of using the product I realized their was a spoolie on the end 😂 but this has a micro precise tip to easily let you outline and fill in the hairs at the beginning of the brow. This is the pencil I use the most when I do use pencil. A pencil I’m still getting used to is the benefit - Goof Proof Brow Pencil . This has a bigger tip on the end with a waxier formula which is more geared towards those who have brow hairs. The waxy formula sticks better to the hairs and you can easily fill in what you have. For me this is trial and error since I’m not used to the bigger tip but I still think it’s a great pencil. The ultimate clear brow gel is the benefit - Benefit 24-Hour Brow Setter Shaping & Setting Gel . If you have this I need you to go smell it right now. Trust me. It smells amazing! This has a two sided brush (with a long side and a short side to lay down the correct amount of product for each part of the brow) and it lays the hairs right down. My tails can be unruly and this keeps them flat all day. It’s not crunchy but you can feel it in your brows when you wash it off at the end of the day. Your brows are set for as long as you need it with this. A new product for me that I fell in love with was the benefit - Brow Microfilling Eyebrow Pen . This is a felt tip pen with three prongs. This is meant to be flicked up to create a micro bladed effective. By far it’s the best one I’ve used and looks natural.
all the greens in the world 💚
I was due for a late night glam and green have never looked better . I used to play with makeup to go out but now since I am in lockdown ,, it's more play for me myself and I and now you haha tourlou 🪐 Face: tarte - Double Duty Beauty Base Tape Hydrating Primer NARS - Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation NARS - Soft Matte Complete Concealer e.l.f. - 16HR Camo Concealer COLOURPOP - Colourpop Blush Stix FENTY BEAUTY - Match Stix Matte Skinstick elf loose setting powder beauty shieldMAYBELLINE - Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder RIMMEL - Stay Matte Pressed Powder LUNAR BEAUTY - Moon Prism Blush Palette BECCA - Sunlit Bronzer OFRA - OFRA Highlighter COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer eyes benefit - Goof Proof Brow Pencil benefit - Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara PÜR - PÜR X Raw Beauty Kristi Double-Sided Pressed Pigment Palette COLOURPOP - Sweet Talk Warm Coral TATI BEAUTY - Textured Neutrals Vol 1 ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette Kathleen lights x colourpop zodiac palette lips COLOURPOP - Lippie Stix PÜR - On Point Lip Liner FENTY BEAUTY - Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
💫 GEMINI GALAXY 🌌 pt 2
💫 its halloween season and that means HALLOWEEN MAKEUP! I did a gemini galaxy looks because i am an gemini, but its pretty easy to put any star sign on your head! check my last post for the video 🌟steps and products used - find a galaxy picture to emulate! i just typed in “galaxy art” on google -eyeshadow base KARA BEAUTY - ES44 Tropical Vibes Shadow Palette from Marshall’s! - i used the shades of deep blue and purple for the depths and base of space - pink and lighter blue for lowlights, to add some brighter colors - holographic blue and white for highlights, like around stars and gas nebulas - I love this powder palette, which has an amazing range of favorite colors that are both matte, holographic, shimmering, and metallic. It has lots of colors for every - brushes to blend SEPHORA COLLECTION - Rose Brush Set i used the eyeshadow brushes to pack on the color and blend the high brow pencil and the eyeshadow colors - more highlights benefit - High Brow Eyebrow Highlighter i used this to draw the main highlight of the galaxy across my face and blended outward, also made some light clouds on other places SEPHORA COLLECTION - Eyeliner Pencil to Go i used the white color of this to draw on stars and star dots, as well as the gemini symbol and a constellation - outlines and details ABSOLUTE - Duo Stroke Liner i used the thin side of this eyeliner pencil to draw stars, planets, and outline the white stars and gemini symbol. - this matte black eyeliner has a thick side and a thin side that makes it really easy to pick either a dramatic look, or a very natural look. it flows really well, and works to the very tip for precision lines, like the ones that I had to use in this look - glitter URBAN DECAY - Heavy Metal Face & Body Glitter Gel Sparkle Out Loud Collection i dotted my whole face with this amazing glitter which looks so good and stays all day! It has a large glitter bits and small glitter boots for sparkle all over! it was a great simulation of stars ✨ The texture is grainy cause it has a lot of glitter in it, and it’s essentially a form of glue that you can put all over your face and body. It hasn’t made me break out because it wipes away cleanly.
Brand Spotlight of Benefit✨
I start using Benefit products since high school. The first product I bought from Benefit is the pore primer, and now it comes with different kinds of pore primer. This brand creates so many lovely and good beauty products. Even now, I'm still Benefit's loyal client. I like their brow product a lot that I almost bought the whole series of them. But, some of them are my Favs, and some are Meh… Favs: Precisely, My Brow Pencil Ultra-Fine Shape & Define Color: Shade 3.5 – Neutral Medium Brown This is my favorite brow pencil at all. I've been using it for a long time. The pigment and formula are so nice that it could blend perfectly with my brows. It's so easy to use and could help create a nice and precise brow look. It did what it claims – long-lasting. When I fall asleep with makeup, it won't smudge at all. It's definitely my go-to brow pencil. 24-HR Brow Setter Shaping & Setting Gel It performs like its name – very long-lasting – from dawn to bedtime. The formula of it makes my brows look fluffy. I love that it's not tinted or colored, so I can put it right on top of the already done brows without smudging. And, it could hold without any white residue or sticky feeling. The one I got is mini size, only costs $14. It's definitely my holy grail. Meh: Gimme Brow + Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Color: 1 – cool light blonde This tinted brow gel is 'meh'. I don't think it could hold my brows, and the brush is so tiny that I need times to finish the look. I may choose the wrong color – cool light blonde is too light, and my brow color is dark brown. So, it cannot cover my brow color at all. I will put it away. High Brow Glow Luminous Highlight & Lift Pencil This one is meant to be a highlighter of the brow area. It should illuminate and visibly lift brows. But, I don't like the color, it's pinkish-white, which looks weird on my skin. The formula is so creamy that is a bit sticky. I don't like it.
He want that cake cake cake 🍰 🎂
Hey Cherie Fam! 🍒 I attempted to do a Christmas look today with the cake palette from Glamlite, but I failed miserably. I used the shade “red velvet” thinking it would be red, but it turned out to be a fuchsia. My lids are supposed to be green, but it turned out to be teal so now this look turned to be a cotton Candy look 😢 Anyway, this is a great rainbow palette 🌈 but if you’re looking for a true red, there isn’t a shade in here. The shimmers aren’t a true green either. It’s not exactly primary colors of a rainbow palette, but I love the formula. To achieve this look, I used: 1️⃣ Red velvet and packed it all over the crease then I blended it 2️⃣ I grabbed a smaller brush and dipped in to cranberry to blend the edges of red velvet 3️⃣ I cut my crease and packed avocado all over my lid. This shade is from the burger slider palette 4️⃣ I placed cinnamon on my inner corner 5️⃣ Red velvet, cranberry and raspberry on the lower lash 6️⃣ Mascara and falsies. I used house of lashes in demure lite Check out out my Instagram because I’m doing 12 days of Christmas. I will be posting a look everyday until Christmas. Happy holidays all! Xoxo, Francesca
Holiday Glam with this Festive Pie Palette ❤️🎁
Hello beautiful! I finally received my holiday foodie box from Glamlite Cosmetics. I have been loving indie brands lately and Glamlite is def one of my favorite indie brands. The brand constantly puts a foodie box out with different food themed cosmetics. They contain 5-7 full sized products for $45 USD. The holiday foodie box came with: •Pie palette 🥧 ($25) •Gingerbread falsies lashes ($10) •Red velvet liquid lipstick ($14) •Eggnog lip gloss ($12) •Pecan lip gloss ($12) •Milk and cookies loose highlighter ($14) • Candy cane trio eye brushes ($18) The holiday foodie box is worth $108 USD I posted an unboxing video and I provided swatches. If you’re curious, check out my profile and it’s the previous post 😚 To achieve this look, I used: • The pie palette and the cane trio brushes. I applied pumpkin pie all over the crease, sweet potato 🍠 on inner and outer corner, nutty pecan on mid lid, mixed berry and blackberry on lower lash and apple pie on the inner corner and brow highlight. I also used the cherry pie blush on my cheeks. •Gingerbread lash •Milk and cookies highlighter •Pecan gloss Love love love this innovative and creative brand. Xoxo, Francesca
My Primer Awards
I have sweaty, combination-oily skin in summer and I have dark circles, tear troughs, slightly enlarged pores, and blackheads but no obvious acne scars. XIVA Stein's Actress Makeup Pink Primer It has a thick, dense, mousse-like texture that can be smoothly spread on the skin, keeping your skin shine-free and minimizing the appearance of pores, leaving your skin looking smooth. This makes it especially suitable for those with enlarged pores in the T-zone. It comes in a small jar but it lasts a long time. SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base UV Primer It's a lightweight lotion with a pink tone and it slightly brightens up the skin, giving it a matte finish. It offers great oil control and most reviews have confirmed that it keeps your skin shine-free for at least 4 hours. However, it doesn't minimize pores nor offer coverage. BECCA - Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector It is an oil-free formula with a relatively thicker paste-like texture. It offers such effective oil control that it is only suitable for oily skin. It also helps with minimizing pores. I usually only use this on my T-zone. Tips: When using paste-like oil control and pore-blurring products like XIVA and BECCA, I recommend tapping and pressing the base makeup on lightly, otherwise it is likely to ball up!
BECCA-Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Best primers for oily skin
These primers will neither cause acne breakouts nor make your makeup cakey. Benefit The POREfessional Face Primerbenefit - The POREfessional Face Primer This is a nude liquid used to smoothen your face. It's generally used around the nose to fill your pores. After 5 hours of using it, my makeup hadn't yet rubbed off and there were no signs of blackheads. But I don't plan to repurchase it as it contains too much silicone. Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base UV This product provides great oil control, sunscreen protection, and touch-up effect! It totally improves your makeup!! I will repurchase this primer and recommend it for summer use. Smashbox Photo Finish Reduce Redness Primer smashbox - Photo Finish Reduce Redness Primer I have skin redness, so I bought the green shade primer, the main function of which is to reduce redness, reduce wrinkles, dark spots and pores. 5 minutes after application, I could still see still some traces of red spots, but they were noticeably lightened. It's not shine free, but like Benefit's The POREfessional Pro Balm, it fills pores. I won't repurchase this primer as it makes my skin feel filmy. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil-Free laura mercier - Oil-Free Foundation Primer I have oily skin so I bought the oil-free version. A grain size primer is sufficient for the whole face. I highly recommend this primer for people with acne-prone and oily skin. It's refreshing, non-greasy and creates a shine-free look. Not only is it not dry at all in winter, it's even somewhat moisturizing. I will definitely repurchase this primer.
laura mercier-Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Primer: Smashbox VS. Shiseido
smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer Super Light I have repurchased this primer several times as it's suitable for those with large pores and oily skin. It has a silicone feel to it with a satin finish, leaving my skin smooth, delicate and poreless while covering my skin blemishes. But some of my friends said they started to break out after a couple days. It doesn't even out the skin tone because it's transparent. You need apply other products to make your skin lighter. Shiseido-Fullmake washable base This primer from Shisheido can be used on lips and it separates the makeup from our skin well. It's a light pink lotion when squeezed out and very lightweight when blended. It boasts a slight touch-up effect and can be completely removed by just using a facial cleanser. It has a silicone as the second ingredient (after water) and although I prefer silicone-free primers, I like this base. It doesn't like a lot of primers with a high silicone content - sit on top of my skin and feel heavy. The downside is that it only has sheer coverage, so it's more suitable for those with flawless skin.
smashbox-Photo Finish Foundation Primer Super Light
Smashbox Photo Finish Combo！
I have combination-oily and acne-prone skin so my makeup never lasts long and starts rubbing off in an hour. A friend of mine recommended this combination to me.The combo works perfect on me - smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer Super Light + smashbox - Photo Finish Primer Water✌🏻✌🏻, now my makeup lasts a lot longer than before. The foundation primer does nothing much and feels filmy on the skin but it's great when combined with the primer water. Spray 2-3 times to ensure that the entire face is covered with the primer water and you'll find your face glowing after just a few minutes and you don't need to worry about caking or your skin getting oily. My makeup now lasts up to 7-8 hours. Girls with a similar skin type as mine or whose makeup also rubs off easily can give this combination a try. 👌🏻👌🏻
smashbox-Photo Finish Foundation Primer Super Light
DIOR made me do it!! THOUGHTS?
After buying this and trying it, let me just say I’m not that impressed by it, needlessly to say. I’m out $40 and suck with a crappy foundation. [Skin Background] I have oily skin and find my skin very oily after an hour using a normal matte foundation. I have large pores. [Makeup Preference] I use a pore primer before my foundation. Even though I have oily skin, I love my skin to look glowy (and not from my skin oils) I like a great breathable matte foundation and a NATURAL highlight. [Review] My skin isn’t perfect but when I wear a full coverage foundation I want it to cover my sins! Haha. Not to mention, not smell like perfume the whole day....I really tried to like this product, I wore it twice and each time I found my face SO dry.....I did no different with my makeup routine or changed my products. I applied my usual primer, concealer, and powder. I went and worked a five hour shift (yesterday) and as much as I LOVE a long lasting foundation, I want it to be breathable. I found it reflecting areas on my face that were drier. This definitely made it to my DO NOT use list. After five hours I could still smell my foundation, so that was another DO NOT use....What I did love about this foundation was that it was REALLY lightweight and had great coverage! **If you have sensitive skin, DO NOT use this product. It may become irritated due to fragrance. **
DIOR-BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation
Maybelline Superstay Foundation
This is my fave medium to high coverage foundation! Shade: 312 - Golden (my summer/tan shade) and 310 - Sun Beige (my winter shade) Finish: seamless matte finish Claims: full coverage, up to 24 hours, fade and transfer resistant, breathable and comfortable, oil-free and doesn’t clog pores Packaging: it comes in a clear glass packaging with a white plastic pump and cap! This is super long wearing, lasts through humidity! I’d say this is the drug store version of the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation! MAYBELLINE - SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Liquid Foundation 💕SKINTYPE: oily, acne-prone, texture at times 💕SKINTONE: medium warm 💕HAIRTYPE: 1a, dark brown colour, oily scalp
MAYBELLINE-SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Liquid Foundation
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