hydrating primer

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. 
Fuck Proof Makeup Mini List

Fucking is fun but if you want your makeup to stay on after your face was pushed into the mattress, check these out.

Primer: Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, Marc Jacobs Coconut Primer (sooo hydrating), Kat Von D Featherweight Primer

Foundation: Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Cream, Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation, Dermablend Cover Creme

Setting Powder/Spray: Makeup Forever Ultra HD Microfinish Powder, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, Laura Mercier Universal Translucent Setting Powder

Eyeliner: Kat Von D Ink Liner, Lancome Drama Liqui Pencil, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner

Mascara: Bobbi Brown Smoky Eye Mascara, Makeup Forever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara, Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

I’m not going to include lipstick because I find that it comes off anyway and when I’m heavily making out, it will end up everywhere.
Now I’m not saying that this makeup will not come off at all during sex. However, they will hold on better than some other stuff.

I recommend carrying foundation powder, eyeliner, and a concealer in your bag in case you need to touch up after you’re done.
If you like to do the whole routine in the morning but you don’t want to carry all your stuff to someone’s house, you can always ask for a couple of samples at Sephora for the liquid/creme products before you meet up with them.

Add more stuff if you want. Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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.

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anonymous asked:

hi! so i've heard that the boys are going to collab-ing with VT cosmetics to release the essence sun pact; i was wondering if you knew any reviews about VT cosmetics/is it worth buying? the spf 50+ is enticing me though ;-;

wow this is the first time i’ve heard about this thank you for letting me know! i’m really happy they finally have a collaboration with beauty company, i’ve been waiting for this since forever.

i must admit i know nothing about this brand (i think they were previously known as ‘vant 36.5’ not ‘vt’) and apparently some of their products were featured on ‘get it beauty’. sadly there aren’t enough reviews in english for their products. i looked up some reviews on naver, seems like the essence sun pact is something between sunscreen and hydrating primer, but in a pact form. it claims to be moisturizing yet lightweight. it has dewy finish and the coverage is on the sheer side. it only comes in 1 shade, which is white-based and it has blue tint on it. 

the packaging is very sleek and elegant. their instagram is sooo aesthetically pleasing, i love it. and i think they sponsored hoseok’s sister. good move, vt.

some ingredients you might want to pay attention to

  • ethylhexyl palmitate (aka palm oil. it’s no.2 in the ingredients list after water but it’s highly comedogenic. if you have acne-prone skin you might want to stay away from this) 
  • physical sunscreens e.g. zinc oxide (no.5 in the list, may leave white cast) and titanium dioxide 
  • chemical sunscreens e.g. octinoxate and octocrylene 
  • peptides 
  • plant extracts: tea tree, evening primrose, lavender
  • dimethicone
  • brightening agents e.g. licorice, sodium ascorbyl phospate (vit.c)

price: the original essence sun pact is ₩33000 (around $30) but the price might differ for the bts edition since it also comes with a photocard 

is it worth it? well if you ask me, i personally won’t buy it.

why? because my skin doesnt react well to plant extracts / essential oils (in this case: lavender). another reason why i won’t buy it is that blue pigment. i’m wary it will look ashy on poc who has medium skin tone with strong yellow undertone (read: me) : / and if i have $30 to invest on sunscreen, i’d rather buy shiseido or anthelios xl.

should you buy it? if you: 1) have the budget for it 2) have normal-to-dry skin 3) have a rather light/fair skin tone with pink undertone and 4) have absolutely no problems with the ingredients then you might want to purchase this.

official shopping link (google translate for ingredients list and short reviews)


DRY SKIN 101- xoxo

so i thought i would do a blog post about my beauty regime & dealing with dry skin.. i get extremely sensitive and dry in my t zone area, especially around my mouth & forehead, as a skin care and makeup lover i thought i would share some of my fave products, tips & my daily skin care regime. 

so the women in my life have always told me the importance of taking care of your skin from a young age, my great grandmother was a huge lover of water.. she used to just sit and drink boiled water with lemon all day long, she said it was her top secret for her wrinkle free skin at 92 lol!. so my first tip is WATER. try and drink as much water throughout the day as possible, 8 glasses a day is always my goal! i’m not a huge fan of fizzy drinks, but i do drink a lot of coffee.. which can actually dehydrate your skin (i’m trying to cut back on that). 

my SKIN CARE REGIME consists of 1 mask a week, usually something creamy that contains coco oil. there are tons of DIY masks you can make at home too, some great ones are: banana, baking soda & honey, oatmeal, egg white & coco oil, and avocado, aloe vera & olive oil. i use a daily facial wash by clean and clear to help with my blackheads, its not harsh at all & leaves your face silky, followed by the clean and clear toner. one of my favourite toner water’s is the garnier skin naturals micellar water oil infused water (the yellow one is for dry and sensitive skin) i like to use this after removing my makeup with a cotton pad. for moisturiser i like to switch it up depending on how dry my skin is, if its super dry i like to use a cream called astral.. this was my great grandmothers holy grail & she introduced me to this cream when i was about 10 years old, its a very rich formula that locks in moisture and really keeps your skin hydrated, i recommend this to everybody as its so affordable, smells divine and great for sensitive skin. at the moment i’m using a day and night sensitive skin combo from nivea, another company i trust on my skin, the day cream is a light formula & the night cream is slightly thicker, i am really enjoying this combo at the moment its really brung back a lot of moisture to my skin. for removing my makeup i do like to use facial wipes, my face wash (twice a week) & then my night cream.

PRIMING the face before makeup is a must before applying my base, too ensure that it stays on for longer, if you are like me and have dry skin you may (or may not) be aware that the gel-like formula is not the one to be using!.. the primer will cling to your dry patches making them stand out more which we are trying to avoid at all costs. for christmas 2016 i asked for the smashbox photo finish primer water, i use this after my day cream has soaked into my skin, it’s packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture, it wakes you up like crazy and leaves your skin feeling extremely hydrated. when writing this i had a look at any other options that i could add onto this for you guys to try.. 1. the smashbox photo finish hydrating primer (the blue one) 2. clinique super primer face primer colour corrects redness, and 3. pixi flawless beauty primer.

BASE MAKEUP i’ve just recently found a foundation, concealer & powder combo that i really love, for foundation i am currently loving the MAC studio sculpt the lady pointed out to me when i was looking that this was for dry skin and i explained my skin and we both agreed this was a great option to try, i used a primark pro foundation brush with this which was a super cheap pick up on my trip, and i loveeeee how it works and have been using it for a few days now. my 2 favourite concealers are the anastasia beverly hills one, and the MAC studio finish i like to blend these in with a beauty blender from real techniques- i pretty much use all there brushes. for powder i use the holy grail.. laura mercier translucent setting powder, its just the best really. 

if i think of anything else to add to this i will, let me know if you want any body, hair or hygiene regimes.

xoxo - amy. X 

ciobellaaxoxoo-deactivated20160  asked:

Best drugstore makeup? I need a list for school essentials 😄

loreal magic perfecting base: for a super smooth finish
revlon photoready skinlights/loreal magic lumi light infusing primer: if you want that glow
nyx shine killer primer: for oily skin types
elf hydrating face primer/maybelline master primer (smooth+illuminate): for dry skin types

loreal infallible pro matte: for oily skin
covergirl 3 in 1 outlast: for combo skin
loreal true match lumi: for dry skin

hard candy glamoflauge: for heavy duty concealing
nyx orange concealer jar: for color correcting under eye circles
maybelline fit me: for general concealing
maybelline better skin: for a natural concealer

elf high definition powder: most natural
revlon nearly naked powder: for sheer coverage
physicians formula happy booster glow & mood boosting powder (beige): glowy finishing powder, hourglass powder dupe!

nyx matte bronzer: to contour
nyx taupe blush: contouring for very fair skin
la girl pro conceal: for cream contour/highlight
milani baked bronzer: to bronze

nyx powder blush
• elf studio powder blush
• nyx cream blush
• milani baked blush

personal fave drugstore highlighters
for fair skin
• for dark skin

elf eyebrow kit: personal fave/you can make it look natural or bold 
nyx brow pomade: for more definition
loreal brow stylist plumper: adds more “hairs” to the brows/tints them

maybelline color tattoo: you don’t need a primer, and it’s super easy to apply
loreal infallible eyeshadow: amazing color payoff and the shades are so gorgeous
best eyeshadow palettes

nyx super skinny eye marker: for wings
nyx slide on eye pencils: great shade selection
maybelline gel eyeliner: best drugstore gel eyeliner !

maybelline define a lash waterproof. that is all. 😂

LIPS (basically some of the best drugstore lip products out there)
• nyx lipliner
• nyx soft matte lip cream
• wet n wild mega last lipstick
• nyx butter gloss

loreal makeup extender spray: love this! actually makes my makeup last longer
nyx makeup setting spray: there’s a dewy and matte finish that you can choose!

Makeup tips for dry skin!!

1. Proper skin care! Make sure you are exfoliating just enough to remove dead skin but not over doing it. Use a face oil (I like argan oil) before your moisturizer if the moisturizer by itself isn’t cutting it.

2. Use a HYDRATING primer!!! You can use a smoothing or pore filling one too, but use it sparingly only when you need it.

3. Apply your foundation with your fingers. I know you’re thinking “what??? But everyone on YouTube uses a kabuki brush/ the beauty blender/ the sili sponge/ the morphe m53820264828.” Work gently to spread the foundation over your skin and lightly tap the edges to blend.

4. Skip powder. I know you’re thinking “whaaat? But-but baking!! My laura mercier powder!” No. You don’t need it!!! If you are more normal-dry, use a veryyy light dusting to set your undereyes and your nose, chin, and forehead.

5. Cream face products look more natural than powders. They just do.

6. Go easy on the highlighter. It may make you more “glowy,” but a lot of highlighter will emphasize any texture on your skin and might make it look even more dry. Just dry and sparkly. We don’t want that.

7. Setting spray is your friend, especially if you’re skipping powder. I use a long lasting one but I also use a hydrating one before that to make sure it doesn’t dry me out.

anonymous asked:

hi Rebecca what foundation n primer would u recommend for very dry skin?


  • Too Faced Hangover Rx
  • Becca Backlight & First Filter
  • MUFE Hydrating
  • YSL Touche Eclat Blur
  • Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer
  • Hourglass N° 28 Primer Serum
  • Glossier Priming Moisturizer (I’ve seen a lot of people with dry skin use it as primer)
  • It Cosmetics Feel The Moment


  • MUFE Ultra HD
  • Armani Luminous Silk
  • It Cosmetics CC
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
  • Cover Fx Natural Finish 
  • YSL Touche Eclat
  • MAC Face & Body
  • Milk Sunshine Skin Tint
  • Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint 
  • Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation
  • MUFE Water Blend
  • Illamasqua Skin Base
  • Becca Aqua Luminous 
  • Hourglass Vanish Stick

Easy Sunday Brunch Makeup Look

When it comes to makeup on the weekends, it is great to try something a little different, like a sparkly eye or a gorgeous red lip, especially if it is something you can’t get away with at school or the office, but sometimes you may prefer just to keep it simple. This makeup look is great for the weekends, brunch, and hanging out with your girlfriends it is glowy, understated and natural looking but still enhances your best features. Only the smallest amount of product (product, not products) is required to keep it looking soft and simple.

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💕Gorgeous tutorial by the lovely
#Repost @woodlyelan (@get_repost)
I know it’s been a while since my last video! 🙋🏾but hey im back!

Eyebrows: @anastasiabeverlyhills brow definer in “granite”

Eyes: @anastasiabeverlyhills @norvina single shadow k. Henna and morocco and Lyra from the aurora glow kit / @hudabeauty lashes in style Sasha/ inglot gel liner in 77

Hydration and primers: @embryolisseusa lait crème concentré /@maccosmetics strobe cream in Goldlite / @farsalicare rose gold elixir and unicorn essence/

Face: @yslbeauty le teint touche éclat in “B90” ( please YSL bring this shade back I don’t understand what you discontinued the darkest shade?🤦🏾‍♀️@lauramercier candle light powder in number 6/ @lagirlcosmetics pro hd concealer in cafe and @tartecosmetics shape tape in rich and deep( please tarte 3 dark shade is not enough could you make more?👀concealers are set with RCMA no colour powder
Glow: ahh aurora glow kit in “spectra” and “Lyra”(absolutely beautiful on darker complexion)

Lips: @marcbeauty lip laquer in “taboo”

Setting spray: @katvondbeauty new setting spray (amazing I need to get extra bottles of this)

Nails by @carlos_nails
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anonymous asked:

I have a makeup question. No matter what I do. I moisturize and exfoliate and use a hydrating primer and wear hydration masks. My foundation sticks to the dry spots around my mouth and on the sides of my nose. Idk what to do. I want to have a smooth makeup look. But my dry spots won't go away. Please help me!!!

Hmmm, I’m not a pro but this has happened to me a lot!!

Have you considered that you might be allergic to some of your makeup that could be making it dry? Because I’m allergic to an ingredient in the too faced translucent powder, and when I stopped using it, it made the dry spots go away! If that’s the case then I suggest using some steroid cream on the dry spots and then let your skin breathe for a couple days!

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How to Choose a Face Primer

Face primers are fantastic, and even though I don’t wear one every time I do my makeup , if I need my makeup to look last and look flawless all day I’ll use one. Don’t be fooled into thinking they are just another product to buy so brands can get more money, they are much more than that.

In short, primers are amazing products that you apply after you’ve cleansed and moisturised your skin, but before you apply any coverage products like foundation or concealer. Majority of primers are designed to help make your makeup last a lot longer and smooth over the surface of the skin so your makeup applies evenly.

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omg my skincare routine is legit my fave thing. I used to have really horrendous skin as a teenager, but I put so much work into it now.
I use micellar water to cleanse and then a jasmine day cream for dry skin from neals yard (but sometimes I use Olay) and then I use smash box photo finish hydrating primer and Estée Lauder double wear. My highlighter is just a gold pressed powder from topshop.

Sometimes I use a really cheap rimmel colour correction palette if my skin’s a bit red or I have tired eyes. And I do a face mask once a week. I either use rodial super acids x-treme rush peel b/c I got it as a gift, or dirty works mud mask which I’ve had for ages and it’s rly cheap. Occasionally treat myself to lush face masks if I can be bothered.

Also just use freederm on spots, and lanolin on my lips before bed to keep them soft. I use lanolips (again a gift) but lanolin is cheaper if you pick it up from like mother care because it’s marketed as a nipple cream.

How to make your Makeup Last

One of the most common questions I am asked is “How do I make my makeup last?” Long wearing formulas are great and all but for makeup that lasts the whole day a little more effort is required. This tutorial will teach you everything you need to know and every step you need to complete to keep your face makeup in place all day and all night. 

Start off by cleansing your skin. I find regular facial wipes work best before makeup application but a good proper cleanse never hurt anyone.

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