Friday, June 30, 2017

No Beauty Bad Liars Here

Oooh, these beauty products are taking up a fraction of my mind. 

I'm trying not to give them to you because I want them all to myself! 
Read on, beautifuls.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Foundation, $42
Shop it here.

Oil-free and SPF 30, this Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude foundation feels really light on the skin. It also sets itself for 24 hr wear and requires no setting powder to be transfer resistant. While the coverage can be light to medium, we like to think that after playing with it that it's more medium coverage. This foundation also protects the skin from pollution and contains valuable, skin-loving antioxidants. While some of you might be obsessed with Lauder's original Double Wear season round, this sister foundation with SPF is an excellent Summer choice. 

Or, since I am a Lauder regional artist and Estee beauty influencer... Lay the Double Wear Nude down as step one. Then, use the Original Double Wear you already have as a concealer right on top. You can thank me later. You're welcome.

Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Dots, $30
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Norman, be gone. I'm not trying to think about you. Norman was this huge pimple I had on my forehead last week. My forehead was in some major pain, y'all. Anyway, for two days straight I slept with these invisible acne patches on Norman. The result was that after his invasion, he was forced to retreat to who knows where. We don't even care where he went to. He's dead to me. 

Moving on, PTR recommends you wear these for at least eight hours. The dots come in two sizes. Salicylic acid will help to chemically exfoliate the area while the tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial toner. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful hydrator while the volcanic ash in this will help to draw the bump out. We really like these and we know you will, too.

Smashbox Primerizer, $42
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Oooh, moisturizer plus primer! What a genius, time saving combo. The question always comes up everyday in my real life with women wanting to know if they need a moisturizer and if they need a primer. To answer that question correctly, it really depends on how well you're exfoliating your skin. Dull, dry skin obviously needs to be moisturized. Without moisturizing, a primer will more than likely cling to those dry areas and possibly make the makeup look cakey. Anyway, what I'm saying is for the love of God please exfoliate regardless. Primers are traditionally used to fill in enlarged pores and fine lines as the silica / dimethicone sits in the pore or crevice so the makeup glides on with an airbrush finish.

So, since I'm also on Team Smashbox I can 100% tell you that Smashbox makes every kind of primer specific to your skin type and skin concerns. Their whole lineup is truly top notch amazing. While I am perfectly happy talking skin all day, let's get back to Primerizer. Containing over 762 sextillion molecules of water in each bottle, one use increases skin moisture levels by 127%. The primer portion of the formula feels lightweight, absorbs nicely and helps to lock foundation in place. 

Butter London Glazen "Mermaid" Eye Gloss, $24
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Butter London keeps winning beauty award after beauty award for their Glazen Eye Gloss line. Who doesn't like opalescent color anyway? Described by Butter London as a sparkling grey eye gloss with blue shimmer, we actually see much more color tones in the sparkle than described. It's truly something you have to swatch on your own to believe me. Also, it dries down and doesn't move after you apply it! It's awesome!

Here's how you're going to use it. Apply it all over your face so your highlight can be seen from Space. Just kidding. We prefer to do the entire eye look, crease and under brow bone first. Then when you're done, apply this to the lid with either your finger, flat concealer brush or a silicone concealer brush. What's crazy about it is that these eye glosses still look wet after drying.

We're not lying. 
Let these products consume your thoughts and makeup bags.
Enjoy and let's make reality actuality.

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