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Cream and Powder: How to Layer

Today, I will be talking about how to layer cream and powder products. A lot of what applies to cream products, also applies to how to handle liquid products. This is a very important part of the makeup application process. It is based in what texture you want your face to look and feel like.

The number one thing you can take from this post is that cream products go on top of powder products. If you do this the other way around, the cream will stick to the powder, and it will look patchy. It may also emphasize dry spots. Applying powder over cream products sets the cream, as well as creating a smooth layer on top of it. It is good to use a mattifying powder, for your oily spots, as this will act as a barrier between the two products. It will also temporarily reduce oil production. For dry spots, using a radiant cream product with an almost creamy feeling powder will cover them up, and create a radiant complexion.

An example for a foundation application routine:

-apply a serum or moisturizer( make sure it is one that doesn’t cake under foundation) first or both depending on your preferences, then apply a primer for smoothing out the face and creating an even canvas for your cream (or liquid) foundation or tinted moisturizer, then apply a foundation powder or finishing powder with a smooth, buttery texture, something without fallout so you know it will blend easily into the face, and finally, if you oily skin or patches, or just like a matte finish, apply a mattifying powder, translucent or pigmented, your choice. Also, if you use concealer, set it with powder, and if you want to highlight under your eyes, use a radiant powder.

This will create a longlasting canvas for your makeup, and will have a gorgeous, smooth texture.

An example for applying blush:

-after you have done your full face, apart from the mattifying powder, apply your cream blush either right on your cheek bones, or on the apples of your cheeks and blended outwards, then apply a powder blush on top of a similar or same shade, to set it, as well as to intensify the blush.Then apply your f mattifying powder on top to set and mattify it if you like

I hope these tips were helpful. Thanks for reading 🙂
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Review of Quo blending sponge and beauty blender dupe

I will be reviewing the Quo blending sponge today. It is a dupe for the beauty blender, at a much cheaper price. At first, I thought it was a bit silly spending so much on a makeup sponge, until I found Quo’s version. It has a rounded end, and a pointed end, and comes in at the middle. It is purple. It’s actually kind of cute looking. The beauty blender, on the other hand, comes in pink, black and white, and is round on one end and pointed on the other. The Quo version is only $5, in comparison to the upwards of $25 for the beauty blender. Honestly, I’ve watched videos, and it seems to do the same thing. Even $5 seems a lot for a sponge,but this thing actually works. It creates a somewhat airbrushed look, simply by wetting the sponge, spotting some foundation over one’s face, and bouncing the sponge all over, until everything is blended in. It definitely could replace a few makeup brushes, as the pointed end works well for applying concealer under the eyes, and around the nose. I recommend this product highly, as a beauty blender dupe, that just might replace a couple face brushes.

I used covergirl trublend liquid makeup in ivory1 for my photos in this post. Photo on 2014-05-11 at 4.46 AM #2

Photo on 2014-05-11 at 4.46 AM

Review of Revlon new complexion one step compact makeup

Photo on 2014-05-11 at 4.01 AM #2Photo on 2014-05-11 at 4.01 AM #3Photo on 2014-05-11 at 4.01 AMPhoto on 2014-05-11 at 4.02 AMToday, I will be reviewing Revlon’s new complexion one step compact makeup in ivory beige 01. This is one of the products I bought at my recent beauty haul. It’s a cream to powder compact foundation, with a built in mirror and it comes with a basic sponge applicator. I had high hopes for this foundation, as I had been looking for a relatively affordable cream compact foundation for quite a while. Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations. Though it had been given good reviews, this foundation does not work for me. It breaks me out, and irritates my face. The coverage is decent. It’s about a medium coverage, though one could sheer it out, or build it up to full coverage. The packaging feels a bit flimsy, which is not good considering it was on the higher end of the price spectrum for a drugstore product. I think this could compact could work those who don’t have sensitive skin. I also just don’t like how it feels on my skin. It feels slightly waxy, and I want something that feels weightless. The sponge applicator uses a fair amount of product, so I’d suggest using one’s hands, a stippling brush, or a beauty blender of some sort to apply it. Overall, I was not happy with this product,neither in texture or in what it did for my skin. I would only recommend this for those without sensitive skin, and those who aren’t bothered by its awkward texture.