Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Got oily skin?

Do you have oily skin? Do you look like a grease ball by the end of the day? Does your make-up slip and slide no matter what you do? Well ladies, I've finally found the perfect miracle in a bottle. :D

I've tried many primers that claimed to keep my foundation from slipping and sliding and I think I've found the winner!! It's Smashbox's Photo Finish (Light) I was a very skeptical about buying this product because I have an UBERLY OILY face, yuck. Could this really help control my exploding pores? I've tried countless remedies from blotting powders, tissues, toilet-seat covers, massaging ice on my face, masks, etc., they only hide my shiny forehead for less than an hour :[ BUT this is thee stuff and it truly does work wonders. It was even features on Allures Beauty Expert's top picks! Check it out!

"Our oil-free, 60% water based primer is ideal for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin. This silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer skin and can be worn alone or under foundation to increase its longevity. The revolutionary formula has oil absorbers for a smooth matte finish all day, light diffusers to minimize the appearance of imperfections, and vitamin C and peptides to help even skin tone and promote collagen production for a flawless future." -Smashbox

I apply ONLY one pump to cover my entire face (mainly forehead and cheeks). It smooths to a matte finish. You can wear it alone or apply it under foundation for a flawless finish. My face looks matte for the whole day without needing to blot or reapply makeup. It's a little bit pricey ($36) but I honestly think it's worth it! You can try it out at ULTA or maybe Sephora or even buy the travel size for $16 and see for yourself!

With love.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Review: Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Yesterday, I stopped by my local ULTA planning to pick up my favorite Urban Decay Primer Potion. Instead of my "grab-and-go" idea, I casually strolled in and out of the isles and landed in front of the Too Faced section. "Hmm, should I try the Shadow Insurance?" I thought. There have been many reviews on it verses the UDPP, so I thought I'd give it a try and give an honest opinion.

So for today, I applied a small dot (enough to cover both lids) and went about the day leading into the evening. Total bliss! I love this stuff and here's why:

The Shadow Insurance...
1. come's in an "easy-to-squeeze" tube.
2. applies smooth and light. UDPP is sometimes chalky&feels thick.
3. no creasing and makes eye shadows pop like whoa.
4. for a dollar LESS($17) it's .01 Fl Oz. MORE haha.

Don't get me wrong, I still love UDPP, but we're at a rough stage in the economy and I could use that extra dollar :] PLUS, I just wanted to try something new hehehhe.