Wow it's hot! Summer has officially hit and I am not sure if I'm ready for it.
I like summer, when I'm in a pool or on the beach. I don't love running errands and feeling like I need another shower. So give me a pool and a drink and I'll be happy!
Today I'm going to talk about some of my favorite everyday face products I use when getting ready. This will include foundation, powders, primers, concealers, brushes and setting sprays. I have oily skin and I like a full coverage makeup, so I usually go for products targeted towards that. So let's get started!
1- Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1, about $9
This foundation claims to have the long lasting power of primer, coverage of a concealer and blendability of a foundation all in one. I do have to agree. I bought this stuff because I heard it was a dupe for Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet +. I didn't know what to expect but I have to say it is my current fave! I have really oily skin and this foundation looks great all day and has great coverage!
2- Revlon Colorstay Whipped 24 hrs, about $11
I love this foundation as well. I will say I like this more in the colder months, it's a pretty heavy foundation. When you need a full coverage makeup that is going to stay put for a long time, here's the one! This foundation looks exactly the same after a full day, something I appreciate for sure.
3- (High end splurge) Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet +, $36
Just like I said, high end splurge. I really LOVE this makeup. I don't use it everyday though, but I wanted to add my fave high end one as well. This foundation gives you a flawless, matte finish that is perfect for an oily girl like myself ;)
4- Best Foundation Brush EVER, Sigma Flat Kabuki F80, $18 sigmabeauty.com
This brush perfectly applies and blends your foundation, I can't say enough good things about it. The cost is great for such a high quality product.
Concealer (under eye)
1- Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles, about $8
I enjoy this concealer because of the non mess "puff" applicator on top of it. Quick swipe and it's done. I think it does a good job of covering those dark circles I have most mornings. I am not a morning person...
2-Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer, about $10
I like this concealer because of it's creamy texture and it never creases on me which I appreciate! I hear it is being discontinued though, not sure if that's true...
3- bareMinerals Eye Brightener Concealer in "Well Rested", $18
I use this to set my under eye concealer as an extra little boost for brighter eyes and a bit more coverage.
Benefit The POREfessional, $30
This stuff is also a high end splurge but for someone with
massively huge big pores like me it is worth every penny. I am not a primer fan. Primer + oily skin just don't mix. BUT....this one gives your skin a matte look and it seriously does shrink your pores, like right in front of your eyes, like magic! I'm all about it....
But, I have recently discovered this one that I am kind of thinking is going to take its place.
NYX Pore Filler, $12.99
The verdict is still out, but this stuff seems to be pretty much the exact same stuff as the Benefit POREfessional. I do love my Benefit though...
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder, about $5
This stuff rocks! Nothing compares so far in my book. Love it! A cheap price tag sweetens the deal for me too...
Elf Flat Kabuki, $6
Best powder applicator, cost and finish are perfect. Elf makes some pretty great products if you ask me. Which leads me to this powder:
Elf Studio HD Powder, $6
I put this on after my foundation and before my face powder and just on my T zone. This stuff is supposed to help control some of your shine throughout the day, I use it everyday without fail and I love it.
And last but not least, my holy grail product that I don't want to remember what life was like without it.... This bad boy!
Urban Decay De Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray, $14 or $29 (depends on size)
I spray this on my face after I've completed my foundation, powders and blush. Some people spray it on before they do their makeup and after, I haven't tried that though, just after. Everyone asks me why my makeup always looks the same all day, this is my trick I guess. It works, and it works well my friend.
I hope you enjoy my face faves, I sure do!
One more tip:
GO BUY THIS ICE CREAM, NOW.
You'll thank me, I promise.
My friend Jen introduced it to us today, safe to say I'm hooked. It will help cool you down on these hot summer days, totally justifiable.
Thanks for reading,