Marc Jacobs shameless youthful glow: MEH🤷🏼♀️
Award winning Marc Jacobs youthful glow.... To be frank, I didn’t like it. Application and wear: easy but I noticed upon application that it didn’t spread evenly. I dealt with it by reapplying on the spots where the foundation did not stick. And it looked fine for the time being. As you can see, 6 hours in, it became uneven again. Verdict: I would not repurchase. If I’m going for a more high end foundation, it has to be perfect. Or at least touching perfect. This didn’t do it for me, and in person it didn’t look skin like. Maybe its bc I have dryish skin, but I’ve perfected my skincare routine so I have a pretty good base to work with (at least I like to think so!). Has anyone else tried it out? Let me know how it worked for you!
mich1125It wasn’t worth it to constantly touch up so I ended up throwing it away.
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Is the SPF in my makeup enough? 🤔
Short answer is: no. Though I’m guilty of relying only on the SPF of my tinted moisturizer when I was young I am now an informed, conscious adult and definitely know better! I believe this is one of those beauty myths we all thought to be true at some point in our lives. I now know the SPF on my foundation would do very little to protect my skin from harmful UVB rays as not only would I have to apply 7 times (!!!) the normal (average) amount of foundation I use on my face, but the protection often offered in makeup products refers to UVA protection. So there you have it. Yes, you do need a separate SPF and yes, you should be wearing it everyday!
One last TikTok foundation hack tested 💪🏼
I have yet another foundation hack I found on TikTok. Originally posted by @chrisellelim, a beauty & fashion influencer I really love. The hack consists of mixing your favorite serum with your foundation for an extra dewy finish and glowy complexion all day. I tried it with my favorite COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence and the MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation SPF 25 which is a bit drying on me so I thought it would be perfect to use for this. The essence turned my foundation into a serum like base, make sure you’re using a water based foundation if you’re going to use a water based serum so that it won’t separate! I’m so happy with the final look! I think my skin looks so fresh and the glow did last for hours after first applying it. Very easy and actually works!
BB Cream.. Blotchy & Bad-Blending?
This product came in my July Ipsy Bag. This Illuminating BB Cream with SPF came with my July Ipsy Bag and is unfortunately my least favourite item in the bag. :( pūrlisse - Radiant Glow Illuminating BB Cream SPF 30 It surprisingly gave me more coverage than I was expecting but did not blend well at all, using a primer beforehand & not using a primer. I love the fact it has the SPF 30, but maybe that’s the reason it isn’t blending? I wasn’t aware of the price of the cream (until I looked it up right now), and at $35, I will not be purchasing again. I probably wouldn’t buy it if it was cheaper either. My Maybelline Fit Me is still my staple foundation – smooth application and a light feeling with great coverage and price. MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation This product sample came in my $12 Ipsy Subscription, but will not be becoming a future staple in my collection. pūrlisse - Radiant Glow Illuminating BB Cream SPF 30
MAYBELLINE-Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation
My Go-To Pallet gives you a Kim K-worthy contour
Who doesn't enjoy convenience? We're human. We love convenience in all shapes and sizes. Why do you think delivery apps are skyrocketing in popularity? While I love a good meal delivered to my front door, I can also appreciate an all-in-one makeup pallet. My Go-To All-In-One Face Pallet: The Kevyn Aucoin Art of Sculpting + Defining pallet is my #1 choice for a natural everyday pallet that gets the job done fast. I find myself reaching for this pallet when I know I don't have much time to spend on my day's makeup. The pallet retails for $59. Is It Worth It? For me, the creme de la creme of face pallets is the 'The Contour Book Volume II' by Keyin Aucoin. As a longtime fan of his Sculpting Powder, which gives you a Kim K-worthy contour, this pallet comes with my beloved chiseling power and a cream version, highlighters, and four eyeshadows. Altogether, you get a total of eight pans. Naturally, the face products are larger than the eyeshadows. I love almost everything in this pallet. I'm personally not the biggest eyeshadow person, so I use the shadows as an inner corner highlight instead! Plus, the darker eyeshadow shade can double as a brow powder for me. It comes with a huge mirror, too, making great for travel or minor touch-ups. There's also a handy guide that teaches you how to sculpt your cheekbones out and use the eyeshadows to naturally shape and define the eyes. Tip: I love layering the Candlelight Cream and Candlelight Powder. The subtle shimmer in the powder really makes the cream highlight pop. Plus, it makes it last longer! Final Thoughts: I love this pallet, and I ultimately think it's worth it. If not for anything else, I continue to buy this pallet for the Sculpting Powder alone. It's seriously THE BEST contour powder I've ever used.
KEVYN AUCOIN-The Contour Book: The Art of Sculpting & Defining Vol. 2
My fav face palette, brings me the perfect look
This is my favourite full-face palette: Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette from Hourglass. I know how hourglass is famous for its highlighters but let me tell you, although this palette looks like containing three highlighters, this is not a simple highlighter! I bought this after reading tons of positive reviews online and it really doesn’t let me down. What does it have: Absolute strobe light Pure strobe light Lucent strobe light How to use them: This is not only a highlighter, as I said. And since I love the glow so much, I have explored multiple ways to corporate this palette into my makeup and this is amazing how this always looks good at almost every place on my face lol. Here’s a detailed guidance. I use the first powder as an all over powder. It can blot down shininess and never looks like you powdered your face. People always say that they can’t see the “product” on my face and I guess that’s why this palette has the name because it’s ambient! The powders are meant to give your skin a natural-glow-within type of look. I use the powder in the middle as a highlighter, especially good for the under-eye area. And since it is the most glowing one in this palette, I’ve also tried to use it as a shimmer to apply on the corner of the eye, which really compliments almost every eye look. And for the final powder, the darkest shade, I use it to accentuate my contour or bronzer. I would also use all the 3 to apply all over my face. My thoughts on this product: I know many brands have their own face palette. The reason I opted for this one is that I am so drawn into the nice subtle glow of these three powders. It’s really hard to describe: It’s not shimmery or metallic-y. I hope the pictures could let you have a sense of it. It is sold at $64 at Sephora. I know it’s little pricy and I do believe you can purchase a similar product for a lot less but, personally, it’s definitely a staple in my makeup collection and I don’t regret buying it at all!
HOURGLASS-Ambient Lighting Palette
Wanna contour a round face? A concealer is enough!
My face does not typically belong to a round one in nature but it can be a round one, because snacks and desserts are necessities for me, and to a most degree, for most gals lol. After stuffing myself with feasts, chocolate and pouring several bottles of milk tea at the same time, my stomach will be swollen soon. However, if I have kept filling these stuff for a couple of days, the phenomenon of swell would shift to happen on my face. Unfortunately, that is the place I cannot cover with any clothes. It cannot be more awful if I have a date, wearing a big swollen face. How to save face in a short period of time? Let’s thanks to the contour and highlighting techniques. Once finishing the foundation routine, it’s going to conceal and highlight my face. What I use is NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealerr and I choose the shade of light 2 Vanilla (AUD 48). In addition to a large portion of powder in it, this concealer includes magnolia bark extract, grape seed extract and vitamin E. These botanicals can help relieve the redness and hydrate the skin as well. Usually I apply it to the area that I wanna highlight, such as a triangle part under my eyes. That part is enclosed by eyes, nose and the cheekbone. I also apply it on my chin to bring it forward. Besides, my forehead and the bridge of my nose still need to be salient. The area of the forehead does not mean my whole forehead part, and is more like to draw a shape of a bowler hat. The line closely above your eyebrow line should be the brim of the hat, and the middle section of my forehead should be the cone of the hat. Once the application is done, blending the creamy powder into the skin by only tapping, in case of their movements to other areas of my face.
NARS-Radiant Creamy Concealer
Get a slimmer face with contouring!
The secret to achieving a more defined face is using a solid contour shade to match your skin tone. If you have a more olive skin tone like me, and are struggling to find the right bronzer then keep reading. A lot of people were recommending this “Too cool for school” bronzer in the Artclass range by Rodin - and seeing as I’d been having trouble finding a decent contour palette, I decided to give it a go . This contour palette comes in 3 different shades and a mirror which makes for easy application. I found these shades surprisingly easy to blend into the face, making it great for creating definition to the natural contours of the face. Depending on how strong of a contour you want to go for, you can choose one the lightest contour, a medium and the darkest contour. Personally, I like to use the lightest shade to contour along the sides of my nose to give the appearance of a taller nose bridge. I go for the darkest shade just under my cheekbones on the sides of my face to give my face a little more definition. Unlike most other contour powders I’ve used previously, the colour of this contour powder is a warm brown without any hint of a brassy orange (which I absolutely love) . Also I’m quite particular about face products in general (including makeup) as I have quite sensitive skin. This contour powder hasn’t irritated or bothered my skin in any way which also makes it a plus. Overall my favourite contour powder i’ve used so far and I feel like it’s going to be hard to beat.
8 Hour Wear
BOBBI BROWN - BOBBI BROWN Skin Foundation SPF 15 This foundation is very light coverage, but buildable! I love how “skin like” it feels and how it doesn’t turn to mush throughout the day! I wore this foundation all day at and around the beach and it never faulted. It’s definitely one that I recommend to anyone who needs a light, every day foundation!
BOBBI BROWN-BOBBI BROWN Skin Foundation SPF 15
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