Friday, February 20, 2015

Undercover Beauty Products




We love to try new beauty products!  In looking for that perfect miracle product, you go through many that you end up tossing after a few uses.  Today's post is all about the products we have found to create a "perfect" base layer under your foundation.  We are not cosmetic pros and this is all based on our opinions of what we are loving lately.  


Erase Paste by Benefit is ahhh-mazing!!!  With 3 kids and busy schedules, sleep can be limited, creating tired eyes and dark circles.  This is great at brightening and camouflaging the dark circles.  The "salmon" color really disquises the under eye circles.  It comes with a "spatula" but I prefer to use my ring finger and gently dab it on.  This can be purchased at Sephora or Ulta.  


Maybelline 'Baby Skin'.  Have you seen this yet?  We just purchased it last week and have fallen in love.  It is supposed to be very comparable to Benefit's Porefessional primer but at a less expensive price.  This is not a pore filler but has blur technology to "blur" your pores and create a smooth even looking finish.  It is a clear gel but goes on to a silky "powdery" feel and creates a great base to apply your foundation to.  In the week I have been using it, I have seen quite a difference in how my foundation holds up and looks smooth.  I feel like some of the fine lines have been "blurred" out too.  I purchased this at Walgreens.  Maybelline Baby Skin



Hello Beautyblender and welcome to my make-up world!!!  This has been a game changer.  Have you ever applied your foundation and then realized that it looks caked on?  Ugh.  This is perfect for a streak-free even application of your primers, foundations, and high-lighters.  After getting it wet and squeezing out excess water, it doubles in size.  I dab foundation onto my face and then use the beautyblender in a gentle dabbing motion to blend it in.  Beautyblender and Cleanser


L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream - This is supposed to do it all!  It primes, hides imperfections, hydrates, and corrects skin for an even complexion.  I don't use this everyday under my foundation.  But some days that I feel like I need a little more "help", I apply a thin amount all over and then my foundation.  On days I'm going to the gym I'll apply it just to even out my skin and give a slight color.  (I'm not a "make-up to the gym" kind of girl but in the winter months a little color is nice).  Or if you are running errands and don't have time for a full make-up routine, this is a great option.  I really like using it on summer days when I've got a little sun on my face and don't need the full-coverage of my foundation.  L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream  Can also be found at your local drug store.  


Tucks Hemmoroid Cream - Does it look weird to have this on our list?  I don't use this everyday, but when I wake up with puffy eyes, it works wonders.  Dab a tiny bit under your eyes and wait a few minutes for it to soak in before applying your concealer or foundation.  


MAC Pro longwear Paint Pot - This is a pigmented eye color that is really creamy.  It goes on smooth and creates a seamless coverage without creasing or caking.  We use it under our eyeshadow as an eyelid primer.  I have noticed quite a difference in how my eyeshadow holds up throughout the day.  This is the color 'Painterly' but 'Soft Ochre' would be a beautiful light color as well.  Pro longwear Paint Pot 


 





















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