Category Archives: Beauty

Why Prime?

What is Primer?

Makeup Primer is a base for foundation that allows the makeup to go on smooth and last longer.

What it does?

1. Hides pores.

2. Softens skin.

3.Smooths makeup.

4.Helps makeup last.

5.Reduces redness.

The Test:

1. I am applying makeup without any moisturizer and primer, (first picture) and then i am taking a 10 minute jog on the treadmill to see how it holds up. (second picture)FotorCreatedBefore my jog i noticed that my foundation was cakey looking and dry, i also noticed my makeup creasing. After my jog, the right photo shows that my concealer didn’t stay on and the natural redness of my skin is showing and my skin doesn’t have the same bright look to it.

2.  I took off my makeup and am now applying moisturizer and primer to my skin before applying my foundation. The left photo is before my jog, the right photo is after my jog.

kksksksBefore my jog, my makeup went on a lot smoother and my skin tone was even. After my jog i noticed that my makeup was still in place and even but my skin was a lot more shiny. It was mainly my fault because i used a moisturizing primer when i think i should have used a mattifying primer. But at the end of the day, primer deffinitly kept my makeup in place and it lasted all day.

The products i used: Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 3.03.44 PMMake Up For Ever 

Be Positive.

Over the past month i have recently learned how to put myself into a positive living space. I learned how to control my negative thoughts and i learned how to live a positive, fulfilling life. I believe everyone needs to live for themselves. Work out for themselves, wear makeup for yourself, work hard for yourself. No body can control you and make you feel less of a person. You need to focus and work on yourself, and whats best for YOU. Stop trying to please other people just to keep them in your life when they could be the ones dragging you down. You control your own life and what happens in it. If someone is pulling you down, telling you that you aren’t good enough, and making you feel worthless, cut them out and don’t ever regret your decision. The minute you cut those people out, you will feel a huge weight lifted off your shoulders. People are TOXIC. You are who you hang out with. If you surround yourself with people who are negative, have bad energy and aren’t motivated to move forward and do something positive with what they have, you will become just that. Surround yourself with people who only see the bad in things, hang out with people who aren’t good influences and you will soon realize that you see the world the same way they do. Once you realize that you are better and you deserve to have a happy and live a positive life, you will easily drop the negativity which THEN, you can finally feel like you ARE good enough, and you CAN conquer ANYTHING.

I didn’t wash my face for three weeks, and this is what happened.

My Skin: I have been dealing with acne since i was 15 years old, which is a pretty normal time for most teenagers to get acne. I went to the dermatologist at 15 and he gave me two topical creams for my skin. I used these treatments for about a year and a half and washed my face twice a day and i didn’t really noticed a big difference in my skin. What i did notice is that if i skipped using the treatment creams for a day or two the acne would come back worse. After almost two years of not using the creams, the acne started slowing down. Now, at 18, i notice that the only times i really get acne is when I’m stressed, forget to take my makeup off, or if its that time of month. Although i might not get bad acne anymore, my skin still goes through some ups and downs from being oily to desert dry. I still washed my face twice a day and i never over moisturized but my skin was still never “perfect”  enough.

Three weeks ago i wanted to challenge my skin, so I stopped washing my face. At night, i took my makeup off with Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Toweletts and went to bed. The next morning i took a shower and carefully made sure that water did not touch my face. I got out of the shower and moisturized my skin with SPF moisturizer. I proceeded with my normal daily routine of putting on makeup and went with my day. That night i took my makeup off with the same makeup remover, and went to bed. I repeated this everyday for three weeks and would occasionally pat a cold wet washcloth on my face. I stopped all exfoliating, cleansing, creams, washes, cleansing brushes and sprays.

After these past three weeks, this is what happened:

I noticed that my skin is no longer going through random oily, or dry periods. It feels extremely soft, and it has this amazing natural glow. I haven’t had one pimple, white head, or black head. My skin complexion looks noticably even and my skin looks less tired. I don’t feel the need to put on as much foundation or concealer and I’m getting compliments on my skin.

Everyones skin is different and everyones skin reacts differently to different things. I am not a dermatologist and I’m not saying that this will work for everyone, but i just wanted to share my experience with you. 

 

My Everyday Face Makeup

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PRODUCTS: 

Smash box Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer : This primer helps a lot with reducing my redness and my makeup stays on all day!

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer : Concealer always used to get dry and crack under my eyes, until i found this concealer which has the perfect consistency to make my under eye circles bright and smooth without drying out.

MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation : I have tried almost 15 different types of liquid foundations and i always seem to come back to this one. It lays on the skin perfectly and it gives you an amazing flawless dewy finish! Plus its SPF 15.

Beauty Blender : Makes a noticeable difference in the appearance of your foundation, gives your foundation a more natural look rather than caked on when you use a regular foundation brush.

MAC Prep + Prime Fix + : I like to spray this on my face after my face makeup is complete for an extra dewy glow! I have been continuously purchasing this product for the past 5 years!

Make up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder : Another product i continuously purchase, i put this on after my face makeup and before my MAC Fix+ , it gives the skin a smooth, flawless finish and helps set the liquid products on my skin.

Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Blush : The perfect pink color!

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer : Everything about this bronzer is amazing.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlight  : The perfect amount of highlight for the cheekbones!