Once the weather starts to get warmer, I need to change up my makeup products to stay put with the heat and sweat during the summer months. The first step is to have a good daily moisturizer to use after you wash your face. I never put on any face makeup without properly washing my face and applying a moisturizer. Foundation looks and feels better on your face when it is properly hydrated. I’ve been using this face moisturizer in the mornings. I’ve been using this foundation the last few weeks during those really hot days. The foundation is actually a multipurpose primer and highlighter so when applied to your skin, you can easily blend the product to be a full coverage or light coverage depending on what you need. Great for those “no makeup” days when you don’t want to wear makeup but want a little glow. This bottle contains magic because my face is poreless and glowy like an Instagram filter when I use it!
If you are looking for more coverage, you can blend it with your foundation on your brush or makeup sponge before applying. To get that dewy look, use the applicator to use as you would with a brush with a highlighter compact dabbing along the areas you would like to highlight such as the top of your nose, cheekbones, chin, etc. I then lightly dab with a makeup brush and apply face powder lightly around my face for some light coverage.
I’ve been grabbing the Flawless Filter more and more since you can’t go wrong with a dewy look that looks fresh all day even after a long 12-hour day!
Is anyone else going through a busy season right now? Right now, work is extra busy as we get to the end of the school year and with the warmer weather, my social calendar is filling up very quickly! This means less time to get ready in the morning before work and I need makeup to stay in place all day. My morning starts with Zoom meetings before I transition into in-person meetings at school before we kickoff program at 2pm. Then I’m running around trying to keep up with the kids and going to dinner with friends after work if I’m not running errands! My week days are exhausting and my weekends are filled with fun things to do so I need makeup that can keep up with my busy schedule. More and more, I have been reaching for this foundation because I know it can keep up and stay put without fading or getting oily. While I love using drugstore foundations, this time of year when it’s hot one day and chilly the next, I like to use my higher end products because of the dewy, poreless glow this foundation gives me no matter the weather. A little bit goes a long way which makes it worth every single penny!
I love this foundation so much! The coverage is great without looking too heavy and it is very long wearing perfect for the working girl. Besides getting a preless dewy look, I also love how easy it is to blend which is super helpful in the morning when I’m rushing to get ready! Let me know if you are a fan in the comments below.
Once February comes around my obsession with pink only grows. I recently changed a few things around in my closet to make room for my pink sweaters. L’Oreal sent me a package with their new Glow Paradise balm lipstick and it is so nice! The balm lipstick feels like a lip balm and instantly makes them feel softer with a touch of natural-looking color.
It is impossible to run into a store to run an errand and not come out without a lipstick to try. Since I work from home in the mornings and I spend hours on Zoom and Teams calls, I need an easy way to stand out on camera. This makes my impulse buying of lipsticks come in handy because I can look “awake” on camera when I put on a minimal amount of makeup with a bold lip. Revlon sent me a package with a Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink Liquid Lipstickand I’ve shared it on my Instagram before. I like to wear it in the morning when I know I have meetings on Zoom and I need to go to school in the afternoon because it does not come off when I wear my mask. This lipstick is surprisingly comfortable being a liquid and doesn’t dry out my lips like most lip stains.
I have a drawer in my vanity overflowing with high-end foundations that I receive in PR packages but I keep buying the same drugstore foundation just to have it. While my high-end products are truly amazing and have those luxury qualities, sometimes I just want to use a drugstore foundation if I’m just going to be on a zoom call or in the classroom at work. For the last few years, I have been repurchasing a bottle of Covergirl Clean Matte Foundation. It gives a natural look that is ideal for errands on the weekends and at work. With my beauty blender, I can easily blend to get a full coverage look. Using a wet beauty blender and a little bit of product I can get a sheer amount of foundation on my face to blur any imperfections without wearing a lot of product. The Covergirl Clean Matte foundation line comes in a lot of shades so you can find your perfect match. I have a shade I use in the winter and a darker shade that gives me a nice faux tan without the sun damage. Since there are so many different shades, I find myself mixing my own shade from two different bottles during those transition months when I’m no longer tan but not ready to be completely pale yet!
And since I’m still wearing a mask at work every day, I love wearing a drugstore foundation and not a more expensive one since no one can see my full face these days anyway! You do not need a lot of money to get the perfect makeup look.
Let’s start off with the fact that not all lip balms are equal. How do I know this? It’s because I have about a dozen or so lip balms around my house so I can easily grab one when my lips feel dry. That’s not counting the two I have in my car and the black hole that is my purse that accumulates lost lip balms! I feel like lip balms are not talked about enough and we just grab the three-pack at the register at Target. In October Origins sent me a Drink Up Nourishing Avocado Lip Butter and I didn’t think much of it. I have so many lip balms so what could make this one so * special *. Well, it’s been weeks and this lip balm has been the one I have been grabbing the most. With most lip balms once the product dries, my lips go back to being dry. This is why I LOVE the Origins Lip Butter because just a little bit of product lasts practically all day because of the formula and it locks in the moisture so my lips never feel dry. Most other lip products can feel like you just lathered icky sticky product on your lips and hope for the best. I’m constantly reapplying and reapplying because once the product dries up, my lips are still dry. The Origins Lip Butter has ingredients that actually work like avocado oil and 8 plant-derived oils and butters – not chemicals to temporarily fix the issue.
This winter, do yourself a favor and run to the store to pick up an Origins Lip Butter. I promise you will notice immediately a difference in the product texture and your lips will notice a change after one use!