Sunday, March 25, 2012

Oily Skin Control Under Makeup : Staying Matte

Do you have oily skin and are looking for ways to control shine?  I have tried two products that are excellent at controlling  oily skin.  Its nothing like applying beautiful makeup and in a few hours when you look in the mirror there is shine, I hate that.  A key to staying matte for oily skin is a fresh clean face that is moisturized with and oil free mositurizer and then after the moisturizer has set on the skin a few minutes apply and oil control lotion or oil mattifier or even both.  I have been using MAC's oil control lotion as a moisturizer then applying my makeup, and somedays I like to switch it up and use an oil free moisturizer then apply Mary Kay's oil mattifier.  Both products are great and if you have oily skin give them a try for a matte look.  Also dont forget to set your makeup with a setting spray, powder, or blotting powder.

Lip Butters, Lip Butters, Lip Butters

OMG!  I just love the Revlon Lip butters they are fantastic and so moisturizing for your lips.  When they first came out I was dying to get my hands on a few, I ended up buying 6 of them and Im so glad I did.  They give you moisture, color, and shine all in one. Also if your someone who wants to experiment with a fuschia or red lip try lollipop and redvelvet you will love them.  They are also great over your favorite lipstick for shine or over a lipliner.

Revlon Lip Butters
from left to right
095-Creme Brulee
020-Brown Sugar
085-Sugar Plum
010-Rasberry Pie
040-Red Velvet

left to right or up to down
Creme Brulee (sheer nude)
Brown Sugar ( brown nude also sheer)
Sugar Plum (sheer lilac purplish)
Lollipop (fuschia)
Raspberry Pie (deep berry)
Red velvet (deeper red)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

2012 Spring Beauty Trends

Spring is here!

Spring beauty trends for 2012 are all about natural glowing skin, winged eyeliner, and a bright fuschia, peach, red, purple and natural lips.  Some great ways to achieve a natural but trendy look this spring is to use moisturizer its a must and tinted moisturizers give you a natural but light foundation feel.  To seal the tinted moisturizer use a blotting powder/setting powder or foundation powder.  To achieve a pretty wing liner look use a gel liner with a brush or even a liquid eyeliner.  For a pretty bright spring lip moisturize you lips first and then apply your vibrant shade.  Take a look at some of the products I use to achieve this natural spring & bright lip trend.

NYX- African Queen & Dolly pink --first 2 on the left
NYX- Apricot--middle
Revlon Lip Butters--Lollipop & Brown Sugar last 2 on the right

From left to right or top to bottom
NYX lipgloss in African Queen
NYX lipgloss in Dolly Pink
NYX round gloss in Apricot
Revlon lip butter-Lollipop
Revlon lip butter- brown sugar
Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder-355 coconut
Urban Decay tinted moisturizer-Forcefield

Maybelline eyestudio gel eyeliner in blackest black
Maybelline line stiletto eyeliner in blackest black