hydrating makeup

  • Me : *washes my face frequently*
  • Me : *washes my makeup off completely*
  • Me : *uses face masks to care for my skin*
  • Me : *drinks water to stay hydrated*
  • Me : *moisturizes*
  • Skin : *allows one tiny pimple to show*
  • Me : You ungrateful fucking child. How dare you. After all I've given you, this is how you repay me?
cold weather survival tips so y’all can start the new year with soft glowy skin

I posted a list of beauty tips for hot weather on my old blog at the beginning of the summer and it went over really well, so I thought I’d do a cold weather version now that we’re in peak chapped-lips-and-cracked-hands season.

  • Do yourself a favor by going to the nearest drugstore and buying the biggest tub of Vaseline/petroleum jelly you can find. 90% of Dry Skin Problems™ can be solved by slapping some Vaseline on there. 
  • Seriously. Chapped lips? Use Vaseline as a lip balm. Dry, cracked heels? Slather those feetsies with Vaseline right before you go to bed (just put socks on to keep from getting your sheets all sticky) for an overnight moisturizing treatment. (You can do the same thing on your hands if they’re dry and cracked!) I’ve even used Vaseline to fix severe dry patches on my face and neck. This stuff is a lifesaver. 
  • (You might also wanna get one of those tiny mini tubs to keep in your jacket pocket or in your bag, so you’ll always have it on you. It works way better than lip balm and is the only thing that can keep my lips from cracking and bleeding all winter long.)
  • While you’re at the store, it’s a good idea to invest in a good lotion. Most scented lotions (especially Bath & Body Works brand) actually make my dry skin worse because of the perfume in them, so you might want to look into an unscented formula. Try to avoid formulas that contain alcohol (which is sometimes used to make the lotion absorb faster) because they’ll dry you out worse than before. 
  • I always recommend using lotions and moisturizers made for sensitive skin even if your skin isn’t actually sensitive, because they don’t have as many harsh ingredients that might draw moisture out of your skin! Looking for formulas with all-natural ingredients (like Burt’s Bees and Yes To) is another good way to avoid heavy chemicals.
  • Replace your makeup remover with olive oil. It melts makeup right off, and you don’t have to scrub at your face like you do with a lot of makeup removers. It’s also super hydrating and makes my skin feel SO SOFT after I use it. (Just be sure to wash it off with a cleanser before you go to bed.) A lot of people use coconut oil the same way, but I’ve never tried it so I can’t speak for how well it works compared to olive oil. 
  • If your foundation sticks really noticeably to the dry patches on your face, a good hydrating makeup primer can help a lot. e.l.f. has really good, really cheap primers that I swear by, and they even have one specifically made for dry skin! (And you can find them at Walmart and most drugstores, so you can swing by and pick it up while you’re getting your groceries.)
  • Avoid “matte” or “mattifying” foundation formulas in general if your skin is really dry, because they’ll just make your dry patches more noticeable. Use a “satin finish” or “dewy finish” foundation instead, and if you want to make it look more matte you can always set it with a powder to take away the shine! 
  • If your lips are really dry and scaly, the best thing to do is just exfoliate the dead skin away. You can make your own lip scrub really easily by mixing sugar with either olive oil or honey, and just rub it on your lips to buff off the dry skin. Be sure to follow with Vaseline or a good lip balm!
  • As a matter of fact, you should really be exfoliating your entire face once or twice a week, especially if you have really dry skin. You can buy exfoliating scrubs at the store for a few bucks or make your own. (My favorite is a homemade scrub with 1 tablespoon of cooled green tea, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and a few drops of tea tree oil. It makes my skin soooo soft and helps fade my acne scars.)
  • Consider replacing your moisturizer with a face-safe oil like jojoba or rosehip at night. (I wouldn’t recommend using olive oil or coconut oil for this though, because they’re a little too heavy.) I started using rosehip oil every night to help with the scarring on my face, and it makes my skin feel so good. It doesn’t absorb right away, so it’s almost like sleeping in a face mask every night, and you wake up with a baby-soft face. This is the first winter I haven’t had really dry patches on my face, and I think using facial oils has a lot to do with it.
  • If your lipstick is drying out your lips, use a very light layer of Vaseline as a lip primer! This also makes the lipstick go on smoother – I’ve been using this trick for chalky/streaky lipsticks for years. (I told you, Vaseline is a lifesaver.)
  • I know everyone on tumblr is always saying this, but it really is important; you gotta stay hydrated. Drink water. (Drinks like soda actually dehydrate you, so it really does have to be water.) If your skin is just feeling a little dryer than usual, it could be because you just aren’t getting enough water. Increasing your water intake is a really easy, completely free way to help your skin out. 
  • And fyi, these tips aren’t just for girls! If you’re a guy with dry skin, feel free to use any and all of the things I talked about in this post! Taking care of your body is gender neutral and everybody deserves to have nice skin. 

ELF - Beauty Shield

Vitamin C Pollution Prevention Serum - Help refine and brighten skin tone, reduce the look of fine lines. 
Cost $16

SPF 50 Skin Shielding Primer - Blurs the look of fine lines for smooth makeup application.
Cost $12

Massaging Overnight Recovery Cream - Lightweight gel-cream helps overnight skin recovery.
Cost $14 

SPF 50 Skin Shielding Moisturizer - Provides lightweight hydration for a more luminous looking complexion.
Cost $12

Daily Defense Makeup Mist - Lightweight fine mist that invigorates the skin while hydrating and refreshing makeup throughout the day.
Cost $8

Shield Dual Defense Cleansing Facial Brush - Dual-ended facial brush. Blended with soft bristles, unique silicone tips massage skin and lather for an invigorating deep cleanse.
Cost $8

Recharging Magnetic Mask - Iron-based mask formula uses magnetic properties to lift away surface impurities and minimize the appearance of pores, revealing a brighter and smoother complexion. 
Cost $24 

Coming Soon —> Launch in June

anonymous asked:

Do you know of any affordable dupes/options for the MAC fix+? Or any other sprays that make my make up instantly look settled (like I've had it on for a few hours)?

You can buy super affordable hydrating setting sprays or even make your own!

To make your own you can use any mixture of rose water (soothing, antibacterial) , vegetable glycerin (moisturizing, binding, sets your makeup, you only need a few drops), aloe leaf juice (calming), witch hazel (anti bacterial, mattifying), filtered/distilled water. You can even use essential oils or cold pressed rose oil if you want it to be more moisturizing and more like a treatment. Just keep in mind these DIY sprays expire quicker and only last a few weeks and you want the bulk of the spray to be filtered water or rose water. Fix Plus is basically just vitamin infused water and glycerin. This is super customizable so pick and choose which ingredients you want to include. Also remember to shake before using!

As for sprays you can buy…

sorry--notsorry  asked:

“Whenever I apply foundation on my dry skin it always looks dry and flaky. What’s the trick to preventing that? ”

Having dry skin I know the struggle of flaky, dry, unnatural looking foundation all to well and it’s something I used to constantly suffer from on a day to day basis. Luckily over time I’ve found a few cures to fixing flaky skin and making makeup look great.

Keep reading



Many of you have requested a look that isn’t too gory, and that was relatively easy to replicate - so here it is! 

This look is in association with the skincare brand, Simple
One question I get asked a lot around this time of the year is; 

How Do You Remove Your Halloween MakeUp?’ 

The answer is… Oil. And Simple have just launched their Hydrating Cleansing Oil, which is very exciting for me as I love to use Simple due to my sensitive skin needs.
Oil breaks down ALL forms of makeup. This is something we learned in college when talking about the process of proper makeup removal.

Stay tuned to the end of the tutorial to see just how effective the cleansing oil is. 

ninazaenik  asked:

if i were to only get one product for each part of the face (face, lips, eyes, etc) what would u recommend?

this is so hard, so i’m gonna break it down by category of makeup if that’s okay??

  • primer: laura mercier hydrating primer
  • foundation: makeup forever water blend foundation
  • concealer: nars radiant creamy concealer
  • powder: rcma no color powder
  • contour: kat von d shade and light palette
  • blush: mac blush in “sincere”
  • highlight: becca shimmering skin perfecter in “pearl”
  • brow product: anastasia brow whiz
  • eye primer: mac paint pot in “soft ochre”
  • eye shadow: tarte “tarteist” palette
  • eye liner: kat von d tattoo liner in “trooper”
  • mascara: l’oreal voluminous carbon black mascara
  • lip product: kat von d everlasting liquid lipstick in “lolita”

ask me makeup questions

vampiresinvienna  asked:

Which lip products would you recommend for a wedding? I.e. something kiss-proof and able to survive an entire day.

When it comes to important events in ones’ life, the last thing anyone wants to be doing is worrying about their lipstick coming off, fading or in the case of a wedding, ending up all over your significant others face. Here’s some of my favourite longwear lipsticks.

L’Oreal Infallible 2-Step Longwear Lipstick

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now you’d know that this product is my ride or die. It wouldn’t matter whether it was 5, 50 or 500 dollars I’d rave about it either way - that’s how good it is. 2 Step Lipsticks often cop a lot of flack but in recent years they have become reformulated with new technology, the key is just to use them right. When using this you need to apply the colour side first onto completely dry lips and then smile for a minute or so until the lipstick sets (do not smack your lips together, they will stick) once the lipstick is touch dry then apply the moisturising balm top-coat and you are good to go. These have amazing pigmentation and last, I mean LAST. I’ve worn these from 9am to 9pm with eating and drinking and there are no signs of wear, they even last through Christmas dinner. (Full review and swatches here)

Rimmel Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour

A cheaper, slightly less better version of the L’Oreal Infallible Lipsticks. I personally find these ones a little more drying (perhaps because the topcoat is more of a gloss than a balm) and they can start to fade a little throughout the day, but either way they’re still a good option and sure beat your regular lipstick (plus they run cheaper than the L’Oreal)

Sheer Lipstick

Your other option is to wear a soft, well moisturising sheer lipstick that you can re-apply throughout the day as though it were a lip balm, if you’re not going to wear a bold or long-wear lipstick than this is your best bet. They need maintaining but they’re not “high maintenance” as such. I love: *YSL Volupté Sheer Candy Lipsticks and *Essence Sheer & Shine lipstick

And of course, make sure your lips are in tip-top condition! No lipstick will look good if your lips are dry, chapped and flaky (check out my top tips for well hydrated lips here)

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Hey guys!!!! So today I’m doing something different than my usual posts, I’m doing my everyday makeup Routine!!! I saw tons on beautiful ladies doing this yesterday and had to participate being the makeup junkie I am.

Side note: all of my makeup in this post is cruelty free and even though I do work for several makeup companies this post is not sponsored :)

To start I use my Too Faced Hangover Face Primer which is super hydrating and makes me makeup last alll day.

Next using my beauty blender I apply my Too Faced Born This Way foundation which is my ALL TIME favorite foundation, then with my beauty blender I use the Tarte Shape Tape concealer which is also AMAZING.

Next for my brows I don’t do much since last year I had them microbladed, but if I were to do something to them I’d use Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade.

For my eyes I used the De Roche palette which is my ride or die eye palette (thanks Mama Isa 💕). Then I use Kat Von D tattoo liner and since I have lash extensions that’s it for eyes besides my bottom lashes which I use Too Faced Better than Sex.

To set my face I use Laura Mercier translucent powder, to contour I use Kat Von D Shade and Light, and to highlight I use either Becca in moonstone or thebalm Mary-Lou Manizer (get 10% off using the code Jade10). Andddd to finish it off I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills
Liquid Lipstick in American Doll (I think). Hope you guys enjoyed the worlds longest post good morning 😘

Spritz skin with a hydrating facial mist before applying moisturiser, you'll use less product and get more hydration.


The latest in the battle of the blemish.

Some of us—most of us—get a zit every now and then. But if you always have four or five dotting your face, it’s a different story. You’re waging a never-ending war and spot treatments aren’t going to cut it (or clear it). From the frontlines of the acne fight, we round up some of the most innovative treatments this side of the counter. Welcome to your new acne arsenal; welcome to imminent victory. MELISSA LANE

PRODUCT: Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
ADVANTAGE: Compares to prescription-strength treatments

Make it a quadruple. With the brand’s four-in-one salicylic acid Clearing Complex, this powerful gel is concocted to work as if it were prescribed. Consider it a one-step treatment without stepping into the dermatologist’s office. 

PRODUCT: Murad Acne Clearing Solution
ADVANTAGE: Works in as quickly as 72 hours

In a study of this fast-acting solution, 96% of users reported clearer skin in 72 hours. The blend of salicylic acid, queen of meadow extract, tea tree oil, and vitamins not only clears complexions quickly—and without redness—it also gets at the underlying causes of acne to stop it before it starts.  

PRODUCT: Kate Somerville HydraClear Hydrating Acne Gel
ADVANTAGE: Delivers oil-free hydration

Acne treatments can be a nightmare for dry skin. With a combination of bio-derived hyaluronic acid and red algae, this gel goes to work on breakouts and would-be breakouts with a dose of oil-free moisturizing that mercifully doesn’t clog pores. Have skin that’s sensitive or oily? You’re in luck, it soothes irritation and controls shine, too.



Keep your cool with these invigorating tonics.

We’re in the dead of summer—and the heat is on. So, there’s no better time to add a little refreshment to your skin care routine. For a burst of moisture at any time of the day (and especially during peak ray-blasting hours), keep a face mist handy. These wonders are known to prime, balance, and hydrate your complexion. They can even be used over makeup. Like a botanical garden in a bottle, face mists contain lush ingredients and soothing aromas that make them a coveted beauty staple. Below, The Sephora Glossy rounds up the newest editions for your perusal. JESSICA VELEZ

If you love to be surprised with a bouquet of roses…

Try: Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Limited Edition - Bloom

Like a special flower that only blossoms once a year, Jurlique’s bestselling deluxe Hydrating Balancing Mist Intense is back for the fourth year in a row. This year’s focus is to “Bloom Where You’re Planted,” a nod to the Chrysalis foundation that uplifts women and children globally, which 5% of each purchase will benefit. Infused with five different rose essences, this uplifting mist conditions, soothes, and balances skin—so you can feel good from the inside out with this purchase. The limited-edition faintly ombré bottle is so lovely, you’ll want to keep it on your vanity long after you’ve sprayed every last drop.

If you like to add cucumbers to your drinking water…

Try: Josie Maran Nirvana Hydrating Treatment Mist

Light and fresh, this mist recreates the spa experience anywhere you go by giving the same benefits as a steam session, plus an element of aromatherapy thanks to the geranium and cucumber fragrance. And, if you love the line’s other skin care products, you’ll be pleased with the treatment mist, since it also contains Josie’s signature hydration-rich Argan oil. What sets it apart? Not only does a single spray soothe, moisturize, and prep your complexion, but it also manages to exfoliate dead skin cells. The glass bottle adds a final touch of luxury.

If you look forward to weekly farmer’s markets…

Try: First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist

It will be hard to believe that you’re not standing in the middle of the earthy-meets-sweet produce aisle of your grocery store when you use this mist. Like fruits and veggies, First Aid Beauty’s hydrating spray comes chock full of humectant vitamins that will produce a reawakened complexion. Also mixed in the formula is an antioxidant booster containing licorice root, Feverfew, and white tea that gives aging free radicals the boot. The overall formula is like a skin-saving salad for your face that you can take with you everywhere.

If you like to add lavender oils to your bath…

Try: Kate Somerville Hydrating Firming Mist

On top of all the other reasons we love face mists (a boost of hydration, makeup setting, and refined pores), Kate Somerville is giving us another game-changing benefit: firming. Blue-green algae extract tightens up skin’s appearance for that desired supple look. But, the reason we really can’t get enough is its soothing scent. The lavender-orange combination will melt away your troubles, so keep it at your desk to instantly de-stress and fight aging with a one-two spritz.

If your dream brunch table arrangement includes peonies…

Try: L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Skin Perfecting Mist

Peonies are hands down the most adored spring flower (one need only scroll through their Instagram feed for proof) and it’s the star ingredient in L’Occitane’s texture-refining mist for good reason. A unique genus of the flower, Paeonia lactiflora to be exact, is specially cultivated on a French farm for its notable complexion benefits. The pretty bloom’s extract visibly corrects and refines skin, plus provides up to eight hours of hydration—a.k.a your work shift. If all those benefits alone aren’t enough to make you spray-happy, the candy-sweet scent will do the trick.