Makeup Advice

Does Oily Skin Need Moisturizing

Knowing your skin type can make all the difference to how long your makeup lasts. A lot of my clients think when they have oily skin that there is no need to moisturize/prime, this is far from the truth! Our natural environment can dry out the skin so if it has no protective layer the dryness can produce even more oil because your skin is trying to fix the problem, therefore you can end up getting even oilier.

It all depends on what you use – opting for a light weight moisturizer will soothe the skin and protect it, creating a lovely canvas for foundations and concealers. I love the Clinique Moisture Surge because its a gel like form and absorbs right into the skin. Refreshing oil-free gel-cream penetrates deep, lasts 100 hours. Locks in moisture for an endlessly plump, dewy glow. Use morning and night on clean skin or use over makeup as a dewy highlighter. Can also be used as a 5-minute mask. Skin feels soothed with hydration in 3 seconds, and it keeps on glowing. Provides a smooth canvas for makeup application. Safe for sensitive skin.

In regards to primer use one for your skin type. Its okay to use different primers on different areas of the face for those who are more combination…for example if you get an oily t-zone but dry cheeks use a matte primer in the oily areas and a hydrating one on the rest of the skin. My next entry will be about primers.

Makeup Advice

Shimmering Powder For Photo Shoots

Victoria’s Secret never fails to impress with its packaging. This shimmer powder comes in a transparent plastic packaging where shimmer powder is housed at the bottom (you can screw open this if necessary). On the top, there‚Äôs a synthetic bristle brush which is long and not dense. There is a transparent cap to close and prevent brush to give a hygienic touch and avoid fall out of the product. The packaging is travel friendly and light. If you are traveling or doing photo shoots I would recommend storing this in a freezer lock back.

It has micro silver shimmer particles which makes my photo shoot models skin glow whenever applied. I make sure not to apply it on my face because its base is bronze so it makes my complexion darker. Use sparingly on pale skinned models. If too much is used a orange tone will over rule. I use it on there collar bone, legs and on there shoulders. If I am doing a fashion shoot. If it is a swimwear shoot I will use it to contour the body. As it is a powder, product fallout is a lot during application, so watch out. I really like its brush, the bristles are long and applies just right amount of product every time. There is a slight vanilla fragrance which fades away after application. Very good product to use. Give it a try if you can find it . Check amazon.com