Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Beauty Blender

My current foundation routine.
I start with a super clean face. I use my Clarisonic AM and PM. I love my Clarisonic! If you have large pores or skin that is acne prone you must have one. So after I clean my face I moisturize with Hope in a Jar by Philosophy.

I heard about this product from Tiffany D. She's a beauty guru on youtube. She just raved about it so I thought I would give it a try. It is great for my oily skin and large pores. The texture is similar to the product by benefit the PORE fessional. It is creamy but dry, if that makes sense. It has a chalky texture. I was not impressed with the PORE fessional product at all, but the Primed and Poreless product really works! It primes your skin beautifully if you are using foundation and best of all it can be used alone. If I'm just running errands and I don't need a full face of makeup I can just use this and my skin has a more even smooth appearance. Love it! I apply it with my fingers. I get a more even application with my hands than with a brush or the beauty blender.

I use the beauty blender to apply my foundation. I saturate the sponge fully and squeeze out the excess water. You need to squeeze until nothing drips from the sponge and then it will be ready to use. I put a very small amount of my Teint Idole fresh wear in the shade SUEDE 2w on the fat end of the blender. I use the one for normal to oily skin. Love this foundation. I do find that it oxidizes so do not start with a shade that is too dark for your skin. This shade is an exact match for my skin. If I use too much it gets too dark by the end of the day and looks awful. I have to use a light hand and I find if I mix it with YSL. It is perfect.

Can't tell you how much I love this. I wish they made this in darker shades, but #9 is the deepest shade they make and it is a shade too light for me. I use this on all of the high points of my face. The bridge of my nose, my cheeks, the nasolabial folds and such. I use the beauty blender to blend the two shades together on my face. I do not mix the two before hand.

Now my face is ready for the rest of what is to come, if anything. If it's the weekend I will just add mascara, fill in my brows and add lip gloss. On my lips I am wearing velvet matte lip pencil in the shade SEX MACHINE by Nars and the gloss over it is L'oreal Colour Riche #805 Soft Nude.Eye brows are filled in using brow wax and powder by Smashbox. I don't have on any mascara in these photos. That's it. I love the beauty blender. I clean it after every use. I use whatever soap is in my bathroom at the time. I deep clean it once a month using alcohol. Just be aware that the alcohol will make the color run. Thumbs up beauty blender and Two Faced Primed and Poreless!!

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