Hey my beauty lovers. This post will be about skin scare and prepping for makeup application. It is very stressed we prep for our skin and I didn't understand the difference and importance up until recently. I would like to share what I do to possibly help anyone.
Clearing Scrub, Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base
For reference, I have very dry skin. I used to be prone to acne in highschool but no longer get any. Now I just have enlarged pores and acne scars.
Before anything, I use the Clearing Scrub. It has little beads to help exfoliate and lift away makeup, dirt, oil safely and smoothly. I use this at night as well.
After a few minutes, about 5 to 10 I apply Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. Moisturizer is key for me with my dry skin, but I also hear its important for everyone's makeup preparation. It creates a "barrier" for the makeup and protects your skin. The moisturizer should set for at least 10 minutes.
Lastly, I apply L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base. This is a primer which has been compared to high end primers such as Smasbox. It's pretty much a hit or miss. I've read mixed reviews about the high end primers as well as this so I gave this a shot. It's only been 3 days and it's working well. I do notice a slight difference with my pores, but nothing dramatic. It's a good base, leaves skin feeling soft, and makeup application goes on alot smoother. I wait maybe 3 minutes before applying makeup.
So I hoped that helped anyone out there. Being a beginner, it's hard to find great info solely for ourselves.
Last night I went out with my friends to a party, trying to get our last days of summer in. Not knowing what makeup to do, I checked out the Makeup Geek Idea Gallery and saw this:
Look and Tut here
Not as dramatic but I tried
Aveeno Moisturizer then Magic Perfecting Base
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC55
NYC Setting Powder Translucent
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist on lid
MAC Handwritten Eyeshadow for outer v
MAC Grain Eyeshadow for tear duct
Black from CS Palette on outer v
NYC Liquid Liner
NYC Black Eyeliner Pencil on waterline
MAC Studio Fix Mascara
Brows filled in with MAC eyeshadow Brun
MAC Blushcreme in Posey
NARS Deep Throat on top
Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass
Fun night, here's some pics
Kisses from me and the bestie