This week for Makeup Wars we’re sharing our favorite foundations, the products that we feel keep us at our prettiest!
I don’t really have just one favorite foundation. I use a mix of things depending on what I’m looking for, coverage wise, and I also factor in the season. Regardless, the four I tend to keep closest by my side are Miracle Skin Transformer, Clinique CC Cream, NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation and IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation. All serve different purposes, so layering them in different combinations provides me with the finishes I need on my mug for any occasion.
When I’m battling warmer weather I apply Miracle Skin Transformer to even out any skin discoloration as well as prime my face for makeup. When it’s colder I go for Clinique CC Cream because it’s a little heavier and provides more coverage.
If it’s an occasion I need more coverage for I wear a light coating of NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation over-top of one of the above. The final step is to dust a layer of IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation over my entire face. This is a powder foundation and really finishes the face and covers without looking cakey. If I’m just running to the school to drop kids off or pick them up, or to the store I simply put the Celebration Foundation on and it’s sufficient on it’s own for covering all the bad and making me look good
Our skin changes so much throughout the seasons, which means our makeup should as well. For most, Summer-time requires only a light amount of coverage with a light BB cream or a tinted moisturizer. In the colder weather I need to transition into something heavier with at least a medium coverage. For this Top 10 Tuesday we’re featuring our favorite products to Correct & Conceal (in any season)!
To begin your cold weather face prep, Pixi Beauty offers three products that will aid you in becoming flawless this Fall!
1. Redness Reducing Primer($28.00) – Even though it’s green in color, fear not! This primer is exactly what you need to reduce the appearance of the redness in your skin and also help prevent it from happening so much in the future. While normally I’m not a fan of using a skin primer, this works wonders in the cold weather for keeping my skin tone even as my makeup fades a bit throughout the day.
2. Crayon Combo in Wide Awake($18.00) – Now that we all have the Katy Perry song permanently in our heads, use this waterproof crayon to open up your eyes by lining the inner rim and also blending around the eyes, thus concealing how exhausted you are.
3. Eye Bright Kit in Fair/Medium($25.00) – This travel friendly kit contains four shades to fix flaws fast (and on-the-go!). Included are an eye brightener, a cover-up duo and a multi-purpose cream highlighter. Hide the imperfections and dark circles while absorbing anti-aging treatment ingredients. I’m so obsessed with hiding wrinkles around my eyes. I only turned 33 about a week ago, but that anxiety came with it. Totally weird!
I’m constantly switching out my face products based on seasons and type of event/day I’ll be having. Here are 7 more of my favorite products to use on my face throughout the year to help hide imperfections:
Cream Beauty Products is a pretty broad topic. When I first began to think of and pull my favorite items I noticed I was focusing way too much on just makeup, when cream can apply to all areas of beauty. Because of this, I chose to involve some hair and skin products as well that I absolutely love!
For this Top 10 Tuesday, please enjoy my Favorite Cream Beauty Products (in no particular order!).
Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream – I love this so much I bought the super size and have contemplating writing in to the company about possibly making a jug of it. If it was safe to do and would still benefit my hair, I’d drink it. Kills frizz fast. WOOT.
Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick – San Tropez has been a go-to peachy nude lip color for me for as long as I can remember. Smooth and pigmented, perfect for my tone… just can’t go wrong if I grab this.
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme – I feel like you can’t talk about one LMdB lip product without including another. Cafe Creme works well with San Tropez for a lovely nude, sultry lip. Bonus: Not sticky in the least!
Chanel Le Blush Cream de Chanel – This is a recent release from Chanel but it’s captured my heart so much I’ve already ordered another shade! Presage is shown above, and limited edition, get it fast!
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream – The perfect coverage, a lovely airbrushed look without appearing heavy. Missha BB Cream has a permanent place in my stash.
IT Cosmetics Bye, Bye Undereye – This concealer will blow your mind. Did you ever dot concealer over a red area or imperfection and you’re like… um that didn’t really cover so well. This won’t happen with Bye Bye Undereye. A small dab will coat everything you need and more and is easy to buff and blend.
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow – Seriously. If I’d have known how in love I’d be with this Seashore Frosts I’d have bought at least five of them. I use it at least once a week. There is no shade out there quite like it and it works well with so many colors. Plus, the formula is amazing.
Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturizer – This product, along with the Anti Bac Clearing Lotion, saved my face from looking like I just turned 13 (Acne!). I should actually do a post on the products because they’ve been a godsend. I like to use them in between testing new skin care (because not all skin care works well for me and my sensitive, hormonal, acne prone skin – thank you, having babies).