Saturday, April 16, 2011


I am still infatuated with yellow eyeshadow and tried a new combination today! Yellow, Coral, Pink, and Green. The outcome is my favorite so far. The colors are soo "spring-ey" ha ha ha.
Mac's Yellow primary pigment
Mac's Pollyandor Eyeshadow
Mac's Lime Eyeshadow
Mac's Blacktrack Fluidline
Covergirl LashBlastVolume

It's always important to experiment with combining different colors because it's the best way of learning how to combine colors and overall put a look together! :)

Because of the hot weather we have been experiencing lately I thought it would be good to share a few important products that can help your face makeup stay on and last throughout the entire day.

First, make sure you have a good face primer.
 I recommend the laura mercier primer. Of course you want to get the the primer that accommodates your skin whether you have oily, dry, or normal skin. Especially if you have oily skin because you don't want to put a primer on your face that will add even more unwanted luminosity or shine to your face.

The loreal studio secret is a great cheap alternative that can be found at target or most drugstores.
Secondly, an eye primer is important for those who have oily lids and who wear their makeup for long periods of time. My all time favorite is the Urban Decay Primer Potion in the color Eden. I recommend this over any of the mac paint pots because the mac paint pots are just creme eyeshadows that work as a base but will crease and fade after hours of wear. I like the UD primer potion in the color eden because it cancels our any veins or redness you may have on your eye lids. AND, UD has finally stepped it up and put their primers in a squeeze bottle rather than in the old packaging in which you had to cut in half to get all the product out! I'm sure after a couple of missing fingers (ha ha ha) they finally decided to make the squeeze bottle not only allowing for easier product dispensation but a more sanitized way of getting product.

Also, for those of you who wear your makeup all day for more than 8-10 hours, I recommend a makeup setting spray.
Urban decay makes a very accesible one that can be found at sephora and ulta. Just like the face primer, make sure you find the one fitting to your face because you don't want to add a dewey finish to your face if you have oily skin and vice versa.

The upside of the urban decay setting spray is that it's quite easy to get ahold of but i don't think that it's the BEST setting spray. The brand that i do highly recommend is the skindanavia setting sprays, especially the bridal one. That one lasts ALL day and your makeup will not budge you also have to take into consideration whether you want a more matte finish or if you want to improve the look of mature skin. For most people, I would recommend the bridal one though. Like Urban Decay, the Skindanavia setting sprays come in an array of of options depending on your skin type. I think that these need to be found online.
Finally, a longlasting foundation is best. I find that the best foundation is the Revlon colorstay that is very comparable to many high makeup brand foundations. This foundation is best for those with normal to oily skin because of it's drying matte finish. My skin is normal to dry and it works just fine! I haven't seen it but I think that there is one made for dry skin too but you would probably have to order it online if you don't see it at target or whatever drugstore you go to!

I hope you found this helpful! If you have any questions about the products I have listed above, feel free to ask. Also, if you have questions about similar products ask and I will see how much I can help.

I hope that you all are having a wonderful springtime and won't forget to keep in touch!

No comments:

Post a Comment