June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019
I generally colour correct the pigmented areas on my face using colour correcting concealers. But I had never come across or tried any colour correcting primers before since I was a bit sceptical if they would work on my skin. I was recently looking for a good primer that corrects the pigmentation and a few dark spots on my face. Usually, a good concealer does the job for me, but I wanted to know if there is any good primer out there that would work equally well. I then thought of choosing a green colour correcting primer since it would help in compensating for the redness on my face and came across this NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Primer Green.
I have used this primer a couple of times with different foundations to see how it works on my skin so that I can share my thoughts with you all.
Start your make up routine with the NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Primer which creates a perfect, matte base and makes your skin smooth as silk. The primer is extremely light on skin and doesn’t make your skin oily. This fantastic primer holds your foundation for a longer time without clogging your pores and ensures the longevity of your makeup.
The NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Primer Green comes in a black plastic tube with all the details about the mentioned on the packaging. The tube is not completely see through, but the middle portion of it is transparent so I can see the product upto an extent. On opening the cap, you see the tiny nozzle of the tube from which the product is to be squeezed out. I like it when primers have tiny nozzles since it gives me quite some control over how much product I want to use.
The primer feels extremely lightweight and smooth when I apply it on my face. It also helps in filling up my pores and blurs out my face to make it look like a smooth canvas. It is not a silicone-based primer, which I like, because I don’t prefer silicone-based primers much. But since this fills up my pores and makes it look smooth, I was quite impressed.
Quantity and price:
It comes in a quantity of 30 ml, which generally most of the primers do, so that’s not a concern for me. But when it comes to the price, it surely burned a hole in my pocket. It costs ₹1325 which is steep when it comes to a drugstore brand. NYX products are generally a tad bit on the costlier side, but this primer is way too pricey!
I tried testing the primer with The Body Shop Matte Clay Foundation and did the rest of my makeup. I must stay my foundation was in place for around 5 hours, which is great thing! I didn’t find it difficult to blend the foundation on my face and I quite liked how it looked on my skin. So, the primer worked well in making my foundation last longer.
When it comes to the primer, I like the way it feels on my skin. Talking about it working on cancelling the redness on my face, it takes a little time to settle down in my skin but blends nicely on my moisturised skin. it did compensate for the dark spots on my face but not the pigmentation, so I guess it would suit people with oily and acne prone skin more and cancel out the redness of the acne scars effectively.
But it made my skin look smooth and silky and my foundation glided on pretty well and my face looked flawless. It also helped in minimising the appearance of pores on my face. The only downside is its price. It is way too pricey for a drugstore primer and I am sure you can get better primers at half the lesser price than this one.
And about the colour correction, you can get rid of the dark spots and redness by using a colour correcting palette or simply using a full coverage foundation. It might help people who have lot of scars and oily skin so if you are one and don’t mind spending this much amount on the primer, you can go ahead and buy it.
You can CLICK HERE to buy the NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Primer Green online.
June 10, 2019
In the world of beauty, one of the most important categories frequently goes overlooked and that’s brushes. Using the correct brush for the look you’re trying to achieve can drastically change your outcome. Think of brushes as your tools- you wouldn’t use a screwdriver to hammer in a nail, would you? The same can be said for using a densely packed, full coverage brush to apply concealer- it won’t quite turn out the way you want. If you’ve ever felt lost in a sea of bristles or just want a quick refresher, take a look at our favorite face brushes and how to use them below:
When applying foundation, if going for a sheer/natural look, you’ll want to use a brush with soft, fluffy bristles that are not densely packed. The looser the bristles, the less product will be picked up and applied to your skin. Dual Fiber Face Brush is perfect for achieving this effortless look . Try it with Loose Base to enhance the gorgeous dewy, finish. Pro Tip: Dual Fiber Face can also be used to blend out or remove excess product that was applied with a denser brush (just make sure it’s clean to start!).
For medium coverage, you’ll want to choose a brush that has shorter, denser bristles, but not so tightly packed that they don’t move. Our go-to for medium coverage is the Flat-top Kabuki Brush, which also comes in a travel friendly size! The bristles are dense but they can still move product around for the perfect balance between sheer and full coverage. We love pairing this brush with our top-selling Luminous Liquid Foundation SPF 18.
Another great option is the Dual Fiber Cheek Brush, which contains the same dual fiber bristles as the Dual Fiber Face Brush, just shorter and more tightly packed. This makes it a great brush for applying both powder and cream blushes, but it is also a stand out for applying foundation! Try it with Satin Cream Foundation to achieve a slightly more sheer result.
Full coverage more your style? Rest assured, we didn’t forget about you! If full coverage powder is what you’re after, we recommend our Pro Kabuki Brush. This densely packed brush provides incredible coverage by maximizing the foundation’s formula. Use it with Pressed Base and you may not even need to add a concealer!
Looking for a brush to tackle your liquid formula full coverage needs? Try our Angled Complexion Brush, which features angled bristles to help you master the contours of your face. Use it to build coverage, from medium to full, for a flawless, airbrushed effect.
When concealing and camouflaging, it’s important to consider both the formula of your concealer (powder or cream) and the size of the affected area. For an all-in-one option, choose Dual Foundation/Camouflage Brush, which offers two brush sizes to handle almost any issue.
For a more precise tool to use with cream formulas, we prefer our Full Coverage Camouflage Brush. The flat bristles allow you to expertly place product wherever needed to conceal smaller imperfections.
Ready to set your look? Regardless of your setting powder of choice, we recommend using a soft, fluffy brush to lightly dust product on as your final step. For use with a pressed setting powder like Perfecting Powder, we recommend our Powder Perfector Brush, which helps mattify (without drying) your complexion. For more precision (like when baking) use a brush with a pointed tip like our Tapered Setting Powder Brush.
We couldn’t post about face brushes without including our Brush Cleaner. If you use brushes to apply makeup, you need to make sure you clean them regularly to prevent product build up. Skipping this critical step can lead to more skin issues including acne and irritation. Use Brush Cleaner in between full cleanings to ensure your brushes are free of bacteria and product.
Want more? Learn about our completely synthetic face brushes and why you should make the switch from natural hair.
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June 10, 2019
June 9, 2019
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June 7, 2019
by Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
Many lip balms contain allergens that cause lip chapping. It’s a perfect set up for lip balm manufactures. I’ve seen it over and over again in my 30+ years practicing dermatology. Artificial and natural fragrances, flavors and ‘healing ingredients’ can be allergens. Avoid them. Use only hypoallergenic products.
Because lip skin is fragile. As a dermatologist, I know this based on lip structure and physiology. Lips readily absorb allergens compared to the thicker areas of your skin. Once you develop an allergic reaction to something – such as citrus, mint, cinnamon, artificial flavors, and other common flavorings – you will be allergic to them for life. For example, if you become allergic to mint or citrus, every time you drink citrus in juice or squeeze a slice of lemon in your tea or water, you will develop chapping and dryness of your lips. The rash is actually an allergic contact dermatitis. It typically leads to the feeling of chapping on both the upper and lower lip.
True chapping from weather usually affects the lower lip much more than the upper. Allergic lip dermatitis, called allergic chelitis, usually causes dryness, scale and chapping on both the upper and lower lips.
Because I know that you eat what goes on your lips. Lip care products should not include ingredients that you don’t want to ingest such as heavy metals (found in many colored, lip care products), artificial dyes, fragrances, and flavors. Keep your lip balm simple. That’s what I did with my certified organic Natural Lip Balm.
See why I love my Natural Lip Balm in my latest video. It’s what I use every day, at bedtime and before I eat or drink anything that might irritate my lips. (I’m allergic to citrus and apply a fresh layer of lip balm before having a glass or orange juice – or a margarita!)
Keep a tube of hypoallergenic Natural Lip Balm handy. I keep a tube of my Natural Lip Balm in my purse, my bathroom, by my bedside, and I give them as presents – everyone needs smart, hypoallergenic, certified, organic lip balm!
I know that my Natural Lip Balm will help to keep your lips healthy and moist, and help you avoid lip balm addiction. It’s the smart lip balm!
June 7, 2019
by Kimberly Yang
Make this Father’s Day even more special than the last.
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June 6, 2019
Hey friends, it’s great to see you! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Courtney and I run the cruelty-free beauty, gothic fashion & lifestyle blog, Phyrra. Today I’ve got a Subtle Purple Makeup Tutorial to share with you. It’s perfect for hooded eyes and will really make brown eyes sparkle! It’s the next in my Subtle Pops of Color series. Watch the Subtle Teal Makeup Tutorial or the Subtle Green Makeup Tutorial too!
Share if you found this tutorial helpful!
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
Cozzette Beauty Essential Powder in C1 (cool yellow olive)(v)
Urban Decay Bailout On the Run Mini Palette
Cover FX Perfect Pencil in N-Xtra Light (v) (sold out)
Milk Makeup Kush Brow Gel in Diesel (deepest cool-toned black-brown)(v)
(v) denotes vegan
Almost every makeup product used in my Subtle Purple Makeup Tutorial is vegan! I love makeup brands that are cruelty free and kind to animals.
If you have hooded eyes like I do, you’ll love my Hooded Eyes Makeup Manual! It’s a great beginner’s guide to makeup with hooded eyes. It includes a brush guide, tutorials, tips and tricks for how to make the most of your eye shape. And best of all, it’s got unfiltered results on real people.
The Urban Decay On the Run Mini Palettes are perfect for people who want just a subtle pop of color. They’re really a great way to start experimenting with color. I didn’t appreciate that fact the first time I swatched these palettes, but I definitely have appreciated them more since I started this Subtle Pops of Color Makeup Series. The Urban Decay Bailout mini palette is great for people who want to try purple, while the Detour mini palette is perfect for those who want to experiment with teal blue. The Shortcut palette is all about blush tones and reds. It’s my favorite of the 3 palettes.
What do you think of this Subtle Purple Makeup Tutorial? What color do you want to see next?
June 5, 2019
June 5, 2019
by email@example.com (Aurelia)
This entry was posted on 06/05/2019.
This season why not try something different to indulge in a little mindfulness? If you’ve followed us for a while you’ll know that here at Aurelia mindfulness is something we really encourage. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of relaxation, groundedness and peace you get from the practise. We’ve come up with some slightly different ways of appreciating your surroundings, becoming at one with nature and enjoying the finer things in life!
Few things are as gratifying as planting something and watching it grow. From a daffodil bulb to an apple tree, you’ll love the feeling of satisfaction it gives you. Whether you have a window box of acres of land, tending to plants and flowers is a wonderful way to relax and feel at one with nature.
If music be the food of love…
There’s nothing quite as extraordinary as seeing live music. The passion, talent and joy on show when musicians get together is something totally special. Whatever your taste, book a concert this summer, or better yet one of the many music festivals, and enjoy!
Enjoy the outdoors
In the park, garden or somewhere glorious on holiday, enjoy what nature has to offer and sit somewhere surrounded by greenery. Listen to the sounds of the world passing by and switch off for a moment or two. It’ll do you wonders…