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.
A very good product too use for fine hair or if you want some volume or too use in between shampoo’s. Batiste Dry Shampoo is perfect to use between washes. A quick burst revitalizes hair & removes any excess grease. Hair feels gorgeously clean & fresh with added body & texture. But be careful this product will go all over the place, and close you mouth so you won’t breathe the chemical in. That I fined was the only downfall of the hair care product. If your hair needs volume especially when I do photography in the Florida heat and Humidity. This product will give me the added lift when the hair falls after curling it. Spray at least 6-8 inches away from the scalp. And if you are a blonde artificially use only the original scent. Some of the sprays come tinted so be careful, the tint is very Matte. If volume is not required then simply brush out the excess after massaging the product through the hair. If your hair is artificially treated with tints and dye’s, Batiste will give the hair a break from frequent washing and blow drying that can fade the artificial tint.
Work the product into the hair hair with my fingers like I would if I was washing my hair in the shower. Then let your hair down and spray some at the top back of your head (where a bun would sit) and work it in in the same way. It takes away the greasy look completely and gives your hair some lift. It doesn’t feel like it has tons of product all over it, and it seems to actually look and feel better a couple of hours after applying (because it probably has time to absorb the oil). It doesn’t leave a white “powdery” look like some dry shampoos can. The more I use Baptiste, the more hairstyles I have been able to do (curls, pulling hair back in different ways, etc) because the texture of the hair (by not traditionally washing it everyday) holds styles better than freshly washed hair. Great for Photo-Shoots. JosephKellner.com
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