Is 'no makeup' makeup even possible for someone with oily skin and a bunch of acne scars? What would you recommend for someone who doesn't like foundation but still wants to wear something
I have oily skin and my skin has a lot of redness. For me I use Glossier Skin Tint, Tarte Shape Tape (under eyes, lightly on cheeks / this stuff is so pigmented a little goes a looooong way), and Becca Multi-Taskng Powder (a tinted powder). That gives me coverage without look like I’m wearing foundation. I would say the key is to use a tinted moisturizer (bb, cc, whatever you like), spot with concealer, and set your look! I always have to set otherwise I’l look oily pretty fast. Then I’ll wear some bronzer/illuminator, no blush because that might enhance the redness from my cheeks/post marks. I like the Nars tinted moisturizer as well. <3
Ur skin is so dewy!!💓 Any skin care recommendation?
thank you sm !! tbh lately i’ve just been using milky jelly cleanser and then aveeno moisturizer! but for makeup i have been using nars radiant tinted moisturizer and glossier’s haloscope :) two very dewey products that are great during the summer ! ♡
Asuncion girl I don't mean to bother but please leak your full skin care routine because whenever I see your flawless skin I die ! Could you leak your foundation if you wear one too to help a sister out
I try not to really give skincare advice anymore without knowing the person I’m giving it to :/ but if you tell me what your problems are I can help you figure it out! I don’t need a ton of coverage so I like to use foundations that look like skin, for example the becca radiant skin satin finish foundation, NARS tinted moisturizer and sometimes I just use b*bbi brown concealers I got as a gift mixed with my facial oil
(Disclaimer: I am not a professional! If you have other tips to add, feel free to share them with me and they’ll be added to this list, as it is in no way comprehensive, just a general overview. Please let me know what you think!!!)
Here are your basics to the base of your face makeup, a.k.a. foundation.
There are several different kinds and you’re totally free to choose whatever works best for you.
Foundation evens out the skin tone, hides blemishes, and reduces discoloration. I find that if I put foundation on, I automatically feel a lot more confident and refreshed.
Foundation is typically higher priced than other types of makeup because it’s usually what is used the most. It is much better, I’ve discovered, to invest in a quality foundation that does its job and then skimp a little on other products.
Always make sure whatever you are using to apply your makeup is clean or else it can lead to breakouts. Also, it will just feel much better to have clean brushes/makeup sponges/fingers.
Always use primer or moisturizer before applying your foundation. It will help the makeup to go on your face much more smoothly and it will look a lot more natural.
Blend. A lot. It is easier to start with a little and built up than it is to have too much and have to start over.
Don’t forget your jawline or close to your hairline if you are applying it all over your face, otherwise there will be a ring of your natural skin around your face.
If possible, test the color before buying the product. Places like Sephora and Ulta will have samples out, or you can ask a salesperson to give you a sample. If you are buying from a drugstore, check in with their individual policy. Test different colors by swatching the makeup on your jawline like you would swatch paint on a wall; the color that disappears is the one that matches your skin the closet.
Foundation does not have to be used all over the whole face. For example, I only use it on my T-zone (my forehead, nose, and chin) because that’s where I need the most coverage. I don’t put it on my cheeks because I feel like my face needs to breathe and I don’t need much coverage there.
If you live in a place that has different seasons, you will probably need two different shades of foundation, one for winter when your skin is paler and drier, and one for winter when you have a tan (or a sunburn) and you may be sweating a lot.
Foundation types can be mixed! If you want to use liquid foundation for one part of your face and cream for another part, then go ahead!
Set your foundation with loose translucent powder and a big fluffy brush to make your makeup last longer.
Practice! Don’t be afraid of not getting it perfectly right away!
Watch a lot of YouTube tutorials. There are also plenty of makeup reviews as well, so if you’re contemplating buying a specific product but still want to know more about it, you’ll probably be able to find it on YouTube, or a beauty blog. Here’s a list I compiled a while ago to get you started. (It is, of course, incomplete and not as diverse as I’d like it to be yet, but I might make it a regular features thing.)
Always wash off your makeup at night. You will be prone to breakouts and infections if you leave it on all night, it will get all over your pillow and sheets, and also it will feel icky in the morning.
Liquid foundation is best if your skin isn’t too naturally oily, although you can buy oil-free formulas.
It is usually applied using a foundation brush or a makeup sponge, but using your fingers works as well.
Find the formula that works for you - there are some that are heavier coverage, and if you have a lot of redness you want to reduce or many blemishes you want to conceal, then you may choose a heavier formula. However, be wary that heavier coverage can feel and look a lot less natural and can get a little cakey.
If you don’t want to use foundation at all but still want some kind of coverage, try a tinted moisturizer (make sure it has SPF!).
What I use: Currently, I use Nars’ tinted moisturizer. It is a little expensive, but it’s lasted me for over seven months, so it’s well worth it. It’s a slightly thicker formula than other tinted moisturizers, so I use a regular non-tinted moisturizer beforehand anyway. (My regular moisturizer is Neutrogena, oil-free, SPF 15.)
Cream foundation can be a bit difficult. It tends to have heavier coverage, but is less messy to apply than liquid foundation. Cream foundation is personally my favorite (next to liquid moisturizer) because it works best for my skin type and has the amount of coverage that I like without looking unnatural.
It is usually applied with a makeup sponge or a stipling brush. To prevent your makeup from looking too thick or cakey, dampen your sponge with a little bit of water before you apply your foundation and it will dilute the formula just a little and make it a bit more sheer.
What I use: My favorite cream foundation is L'oreal True Match. The coverage is perfect for me, the application is simple, and I just really like it a lot.
Powder is used if your skin is already pretty even and smooth and you just need some slight extra coverage, or if you don’t want to bother with the application process of the other kinds of foundation. It can come as a loose powder or as a compact powder and it’s up to you to decide what you like best.
It is typically applied with a brush or a powder puff. With a brush, the makeup is simply lightly dusted all over the face. With a powder puff, the makeup is patted into the skin.
I’ve found that mineral powders are much better quality than other kinds of powder foundations.
What I use: I love (again) L'oreal True Match. I also really liked Clinique’s brand of powder foundation, too. Oftentimes I will only wear powder foundation because it’s all I need for the day and I don’t want to bother with anything heavier.
- makeup forever step 1 smoothing primer
- nars pure radiant tinted moisturizer in alaska
- clinqiue cheek pop blush in heather pop
- becca x jaclyn hill champagne glow palette (pearl, champagne pop)
- (np) makeup forever mist & fix setting spray
- abh brow powder duo in medium brown
- abh clear brow gel
- milani shadow eyez in 10 almond cream
- sonia kashuk eye on neutral (matte) palette
- makeup forever 15 artist shadow palette (i-528, i-524)
- josie maran black oil mascara
- bite beauty luminous creme lipstick in pepper
"Dearly Beloved, We Are Gathered Here Today to Get Through This Thing Called Life" - Fatima's Beauty Tips
As promised in episode 36, we’re each giving you the lowdown on what it takes to look this flawless. I take all my beauty cues from Prince and witches, so do with that what you will.
I live for the Body Shop Tea Tree Oil drops. They come in small 15ml bottles so I carry them in my purse all the time. They’re great for any zits and double as a disinfectant for any cuts and work wonders on bites as well. Year-round must have item. I stock up whenever they have a BOGO sale.
Jojoba oil or sweet almond oil are great for oil cleansing and I will use the Nuxe Gentle Toning Lotion with rose petals as a toner after. I also use this same toning lotion for moisture masks, using pre-cut cotton masks that you can order online. They’re these little cotton balls that you soak in the lotion, which then expand as they absorb. You then unroll them and they open up into the shape of a face with the eyes and mouth pre-cut. I leave this on for 4-5 mins and then use Shea butter as a moisturizer after this. It makes your skin feel amazingly moisturized and supple. I like to do this at the end of the week to recharge, but it’s gentle enough to do more often. I also really love using the Yes to Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub to exfoliate my face, but don’t do this every day.
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is great for giving you more of an even tone, while still being super lightweight. I like the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer too, but that one is a little bit heavier than the Laura Mercier one. Really dig the NARS Multiple stick, too. It’s for eyes, cheeks and body but I just use it as a bronzer for maximum goddess appeal.
If you have crazy sinus issues and look like an extra on The Walking Dead like me under the eyes, then you may want to look into getting the Make Up Forever #4 palette, which has a range of concealers for brown skin tones. Don’t just take my word for it, check out Destiny Godley’s review of it here.
For lips, I love the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics line of lip tars and Smith’s Strawberry Lip Balm.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is my favorite dry oil. It can be used on hair, face and body. I use it for my face, especially in the winter as a moisture boost.
Obsessed with the Camille Rose Naturals line of hair products, particularly their Algae Deep Conditioner, which I use once a week and the Curlaide Moisture Butter, which I use as a daily leave-in.
For baths, lavender essential oil and epsom salts work wonders for tired bones.
Do tinted morsturizers really eliminate the need for moisturizers? Do you have any you'd recommend? Also what is your skincare regimen like? Sorry if the questions are really invasive.
You could get away with not using a moisturizer if you have more oily to combination but dry skin might need an extra layer of moisturizer underneath to keep hydrated especially in the colder months! I’ll also recommend some BB/CC creams because they generally do the same thing, add moisture and give slight coverage.
If you have more dry skin and want moisturizing, dewy tinted moisturizer try products like
Loreal Youth Code BB Illuminator
Garnier BB Cream for normal/dry skin
Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
If you have more oily/combination i’d recommend tinted moisturizers like
Tarte Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer
Smashbox Photoready BB Cream
Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination Skin
My skincare regimen is
Cleanser. Either Murad Clarifying Cleanser if i’m breaking out or Fresh Soy Cleanser as a gentle every day cleanser.
Toner. Usually rose water to add some hydration, I love Boots Rose Water Spray from Target or Mario Badescu’s Rose Water Toner from Ulta/Nordstrom. However if my skin is especially oily, acne prone or congested i’ll use a primer like Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner or Murad’s Clarifying Toner.
Serum. Serums are great for tightening pores, evening skin tone, adding hydrating and giving your skin an overall glow. Serums are super potent liquids with stronger doses and ingredients so you get a more dramatic effect. There are many different serums for different needs but my fav is Estee Lauder Night Repair!
Eye Cream. Moisturizing the under eyes will help your concealer go on a more smooth and flawless and prevent wrinkles! I love Origins All About Eyes Eye Cream.
Moisturizer. In the day I prefer a light weight, gel moisturizer and at night I prefer a rich, cream moisturizer to really repair my skin when i’m sleeping so I wake up with a glow!
If you had to pick which steps are necessary… i’d say cleanser, serum and moisturizer! These steps make the most differences in one’s skin! :)
From left to right: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard, Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Blonde, Bobbi Brown Classic Eye & Cheek Palette (Sephora “Bobbi to Go” 500-point perk), NARS Matte Multiple in Altai, MAC Opulash Optimum Black (in Archie’s Girls packaging), Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Snow Peach (c/o).
Nothing is better than taking a warm shower after a freezing high school football game. I honestly don’t understand why people from my school attend to these football games just to “hang out”. Like seriously. I have to go because I’m a band nerd and have to play at the half time show. It sucks. I rather spend my night at home, on a warm bed watching a movie while scrolling on tumblr. In the bright side, my stuff from sephora came! I ordered an urban decay shadow in twice baked. I had to but it because it was only six dollars! I also got the Nars tinted moisturizer with my 100 point insider thing.
Oh yes, it is that time of the year again when sleep deprived students all over the world are pulling all nighters and struggling to stay awake during the day. While I can’t help you with staying awake, I definitely can share some tips about how to care for your skin when you’re sleep deprived and how to make it LOOK like you got eight hours of sleep!! Give this video a THUMBS UP if you want to see more school related videos!!
I've come to really like my pale skin because of you, you're so pretty! but I've noticed that even the lightest of foundations can be too dark/don't match my neck or chest area. I'm currently using nars sheer glow in Siberia (THAT pale). It works ok because it does have yellow undertones but lately it's just not been doing the trick and I wish I could expand to other brands. Do you know of any lines that have such light shades? Thanks Anna :)
I loved NARS Tinted Moisturizer, I think I had Siberia in that as well, but you’re right about the yellow undertones! They’re very strong. My favorite is Naked Skin from Urban Decay, their range of shades + undertones rocks. I’m a mix of 0.5 &1 in that. Make Up Forever has great great great foundations. They recently reformulated their super popular HD foundation, so check that out. I’ve used (& adored) the Mat Velvet+, but seeing as it’s summer that might not be what you’re looking for. For a super light coverage base, I go with bareMinerals Complexion Rescue. my FAVORITE bare product. honestly amazing. I’m 01 Opal and it’s pretty pink sometimes. Get samples of alllll of these or any you’re interested in before buying!