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Beauty FACT or FICTION? - SPF

Wearing SPF on a regular basis can save your life.

FACT - Sun exposure is the #1 cause of skin cancer, and wearing sunscreen (or any product with SPF regularly) can cut the chances of you getting skin cancer in half.  There are MANY types of skin cancer, and not all of them are obvious.  Check your body often for any odd looking spots or discoloration on your skin, and notify your doctor ASAP if you find any.  Sun damage is also the #1 cause of premature aging - wearing a moisturizer with SPF can help keep your skin soft and supple for longer!

You only need to wear sunscreen when you’re going to the beach.

FICTION - There’s a reason cosmetics companies are putting SPF in everything nowadays.  UV rays can penetrate your skin EVERY day… in the winter, when it’s cloudy, when you’re walking to your car, while you’re sitting next to a window… so it’s smart to protect your skin no matter what it is you’re doing.  

One ounce of sunblock is the correct amount for your entire body.

FACT - An entire ounce of traditional cream sunscreen is the recommended amount for covering the average person’s body to achieve the amount of Sun Protection indicated by the SPF on the bottle.  That’s a LOT more than you’d think (most foundation bottles contain only 1 ounce of product)… in fact, it’s kind of impossible to glob on a layer that thick.  But, the less sunscreen you use, the less effective and more spotty your sun protection will be. Avoid the headache by simply layering your SPF… smooth a thin layer all over your skin, allow it to dry, and then apply a second layer.  This will help the SPF absorb fully, so you get all the protection without all of the grease!  Bonus Fact:  It takes a full tablespoon to cover just your face properly!

Waterproof sunscreen isn’t actually waterproof.

FACT - Although “waterproof” sunscreens will hold up better on the beach than non-waterproof versions, you will still have to reapply your sunscreen every time you get out of the water.

The SPF you apply in the morning is good enough to last you all day.

FICTION - Read the back of any product that contains SPF, and it will tell you that you must reapply every 2 hours in order to maintain adequate sun protection!  That seems like a lot of reapplying, I know, but if you’re going to be out in the sun, reapplying is very important!  Pick a lightweight sunscreen or makeup product with SPF so that layering isn’t a difficult task throughout the day.

SPF 15 gives maximum sun protection.

FICTION - SPF 15 protects against 93%* of UV rays.  SPF 30 (it seems like it would be double the protection, right?   Nope) protects about 97%* of UV rays, and SPF 50 gives 98%* protection.  With anything above SPF 50, the difference is minimal.

*  - Statistics from the Skin Cancer Foundation website

You can layer SPFs to create a higher level of SPF.

FICTION - Putting on an SPF 15 over an SPF 30 isn’t going to give you SPF 45, you will only get the coverage of the highest SPF (in this example, 30.)  However, layering SPF is going to give you a higher concentration of your SPF, protecting you more thoroughly.

SPF causes breakouts.

FICTION - It’s not the sun protection that’s clogging your pores.  If you’re experiencing breakouts after using sunscreen, chances are you’re just using a product that’s not right for your skin type!  Just like with moisturizers, SPF products aren’t “one-size-fits-all”.  If you feel that your sunscreen IS causing you to break out, switch to an oil-free version that’s more lightweight, and/or intended for your face.  These are a thinner texture, are non comedogenic, and allow your skin to breathe!

SPF can make your face look white in pictures.

FACT - Foundations and powders with SPF in them can cause white flashback in flash photography.  The iron oxides in sunscreen (which are what helps to prevent sun damage) have a reflective quality.  For special events, pick a matte foundation without SPF, or use bronzer to counteract the ghostly effect.  You will still be able to use an SPF underneath your makeup without having to worry!

People with dark skin don’t need to wear sunscreen.

FICTION - Dark skin tones are still affected by the sun’s damaging UV rays. Darker skin can still develop skin cancer (in fact, certain types of skin cancer are ONLY found on people of color), and UV rays will age dark skin just as much as light skin.  It’s important to protect yourself!  If you’re worried about white, creamy sunscreens turning your skin ashy looking, pick instead an oil sunscreen - they’re just as effective, but are colorless and absorb quickly into the skin.

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Body paint techniques for various skin types with Ben Nye Crème Character Base or Ben Nye Crème Colors. 

  • For oily skin

Apply paint with brush or sponge. Set with Ben Nye neutral (translucent) powder. Spray with Ben Ney Final Seal. Used by spectredeflector.

  • For normal skin

Apply paint with brush or sponge. Set with baby powder. Spray with final seal. Used by captain-mindfang.

  • For dry skin

Dip a brush in baby oil before using it to apply paint. Set with baby powder. Spray with final seal. Used by me.

All can be removed easily and gently with Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

3 Reasons to Use Eye Cream, No Matter Your Age

1.  Eye cream protects and heals the delicate, thin skin surrounding your eyes. The skin underneath and around your eyes is some of the thinnest on your body, which means that area is subjected to more damage and sensitivity!  Eye creams are specifically designed to prevent irritation of the eyes and to help strengthen the skin to prevent damage, dryness, and aging.  This is important in your teens as well as through your 40’s and beyond!

2.  Eye cream with SPF will help prevent sun damage and skin cancer.  Because the skin near your eyes is so thin, it is much more susceptible to burning and long-term damage due to sun exposure.  If you go tanning, it is INCREDIBLY important to wear SPF (it is for everyone else, too!), and if you want to help prevent crows feet, dark circles, and sagginess around your eyes, get a nice eye cream with at least SPF 15.  In a few years you’ll be so happy you did!

3.  Your eye makeup will look 10x better if you apply eye cream beforehand.  If you’ve ever had concealer or foundation crease up underneath your eyes, or if your dark circles are prominent even after you’ve tried to cover them, you NEED eye cream in your life.  Applying just a small amount a couple of minutes before you apply your makeup will help smooth and plump the skin underneath your eye, and will help your makeup stay in place and look more natural.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream - $18

Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15 - $69

Shiseido Benefiance Eye Cream - $55

Garnier Skin Renew Anti Sun Damage Eye Cream - $12

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Those of you with flaky patches, tightness, and rough texture, rejoice!  Here is a list of affordable products that will fix your problems with your skin.  Dry skin is demanding, and needs constant coddling and moisture.  Makeup would normally accentuate flaws on dry skin, but these products have been tried and tested to ensure a flawless finish every time!

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For Black Girls that don't want to use their expensive make up on regular days these are my fave drug store go tos.

Primer: Nyx photo primer or the Nyx Angel veil primer
Concealer: Maybelline fit, La girl pro concealer
Foundation: Maybelline fit, Loreal infallible
Bronzer: nyx matte bronzer
Highlighter: loreal true match lumi powder glow illuminator
Setting powder: Airspun, nyx set it don’t fret it
Setting spray: loreal infallible, Nyx matte

Mascara: Maybelline lash sensational
Eyeliner: nyx liquid noir

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“I was encouraged by my fans to not wear so much makeup,” Zendaya revealed. “You know, especially being a teenager, we like to think that we need makeup every day, even for going to school—like, I can’t go outside without my eyeliner. It’s weird! I don’t know why we do that. So, I enforced this whole natural thing.”

Zendaya shared out her beauty secrets with Seventeen Magazine, giving out what products she uses for her skin and lips.

  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
  • Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes
  • Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes 
  • Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm 
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Yes I get asked.

Makeup I use regularly:
*Nyx Photo Loving Primer (clear)
*Neutrogena Healthy Skin 3-in-1 concealer (for eyes, but I use on whole face)
*Tarte Amazonian Clay BB tinted moisturizer spf 20 in whatever matches at the time
*Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay mascara
*Tarte Clean Slate eyeshadow primer
*Too Faced Lip Insurance lip primer (like it a lot but may switch to Tarte)
*Too Faced Love Flush blush (in I Will Always Love You- may switch to Tarte but love it)
*Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette. (My absolute fave and go-to)
*Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (black)
*Nyx Matte Liquid Liner (black)
*elf Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil (under eye)
*Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer (currently in Ebony)
*Rimmel Natural Bronzer (in Sun Light)
*Nyx Illuminator (in Ritualistic)
*No7 Perfect Light Loose Powder (I do switch up powders, tbh. Tarte has a great ine, as do Nyx and elf)
*Nyx Matte Finish Setting Spray

Lipsticks:
*Sephora Lip Pencil (in Copper, Soft Rose, Light Pink, Coral, Hot Pink, Fuschia, Red, and Raisin)
*Jelly Flower lipstick
*Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick (in Matte Beauty)
*Clinique Pop Lip Color (not pictured, in Punch Pop- very hot fuschia)
*Nars Lip Pencils (from the Sephora bday gift this year, but I’ll be purchasing both. Cruella and Rikugien)
*Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream (in Addis Ababa, Monte Carlo, Budapest, Copenhagen, and Transylvania)
*Nyx Matte Lipstick (in Ultra Dare)
*Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick (in Sad Girl, Craft, and Kathryn)
*melt cosmetics Matte Lipstick (in Dark Room)

Other palettes:
*Nyx Love in Rio (in Showgirls Exposed)
*Pür (in Soul Mattes- this is the palette I use for Morrigan and Jack)
*elf Prism Eyeshadows (in Sunset)
*Urban Decay Naked (in Smoky)

****ATTENTION HOMESTUCK COSPLAYERS****

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HOW ARE THESE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER NASTY-ASS MAKEUP WIPES YOU ASK? WELL SIT YOUR ASS DOWN AND LISTEN UP. THESE LITTLE FUCKERS COME IN SMALL FABRIC-LIKE WIPES THAT WILL GET OFF TROLL MAKEUP LIKE YOUR WILDEST MOTHERFUCKING DREAMS.

SO LETS SAY YOURE AT A CON AND YOUR SNAZAROO PLUS ALL OF THAT OTHER SHITTING EYE MAKEUP YOU GOT ON CAUSE YOU REFUSED TO COSPLAY A TROLL WITH REGULAR GOD DAMN EYES, IS STILL SMEARED ON AND IS HAVING THE /WORST/ TIME COMING OFF YOUR BEAUTIFUL FUCKING SKIN. SO WHAT DO YOU DO? TAKE YOUR MOTHERFUCKING NEUTROGENA ® MAKEUP REMOVER CLEANSING TOWELETTES AND WIPE YOUR GORGEOUS FACE WITH IT. I SHIT YOU NOT, IT ONLY TAKES /ONE/ OF THESE TO GET OFF /EVERYTHING/.

IT TOOK ME /TWO/ MINUTES TO GET OFF FANCY EYELINER, FOUR SHADES OF EYESHADOW, MASCARA, EYELINER, AND THE EYELINER FROM MY EYEBROWS ONTOP OF ALL OF THAT MOTHERFUCKING GRAY WITH JUST /ONE/ SHEAT. IT LEGIT LOOKS LIKE THAT GRAY AND REGRET NEVER EVEN TOUCHED YOUR SKIN WHEN YOURE DONE.

HOLY SHIT A BONUS???
IT ISNT GREASY. YOU JUST TAKE A PIECE OF YOUR FINEST FUCKING TOILET PAPER, WAD IT UP AND WIPE OFF YOUR FACE GENTLY WITH IT. BAM. DONE.

NOW GOOD LUCK, YOU PERFECT LITTLE SHITS.

(Disclaimer: I’ve only used it on snaz, but from the amazing affects im more than positive it’ll work with ben nye, mehron or aquacolor. This shit is literally magic. I do not recommend this for PAX though.)

***EDIT*** SO APPARENTLY IT WORKS WITH BEN NYE TOO.

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happy yogis organic superfruits (ew) - $3.79
eos shaving cream- $2.98
neutrogena makeup remover towelettes- $3.97
3d crest white toothpaste- $3.97

SALLY’S
ardell pro lash curler- $6.95
femme couture primer- $6.99
femme couture highlighter- $9.99
femme couture skin tint- $8.79
femme couture pressed powder- $14.99
femme couture bronzer- $15.95
palladio rice paper- $4.99
fingerpaints nail polish- $5.99
real colors waterproof gel eye liner- $5.99
palladio herbal eye liner- $5.99

Saved about $100 🎀🎀🎀

3rd Annual Airbnb Open Spotlight - November 19, 2016

Neutrogena “MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Deep Plum” - $8.49

Neutrogena “MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Almond Nude” - $8.49

Emma’s makeup artist Amy Oresman mixed these color sticks to achieve a beautiful dark lip. 

Worn with: Jacquie Aiche & Jennifer Meyer necklacesPlatt Boutique Jewelry ring, Gelareh Mizrahi clutch, ELKIN dress, Chloé wedges