The first step to achieving a flawless, long wearing foundation base is Primer! There is a reason why its a crime not to prime. However slapping on some primer that you brought from the store isn’t enough. If it helps, think of your face as a canvas, the cleaner the canvas, the easier it is for the makeup to slide effortlessly onto your face and the less likely for it to become oily and transfer off!
The first step is exfoliation and it is a vital step as it allows for the shedding of dead skin cells; this provides an opportunity for the new layer of fresh, plump skin to be revealed. This allows for a fresh clean base for foundation to sit on.
The next step is to prime the skin. Primers are essential for creating an even application of foundation as well as aiding in longevity. Primers are often reactive to heat and therefore application with your fingertips works best, gently massaging the product into your skin. Whilst primer is an essential part of creating a flawless face, one primer does not fit all, which is why it is important that primer is chosen based on the your skin type. If you’re in doubt ask for a sample, many makeup stores like Mecca and Sephora will give you a sample to try.
After this step you are ready to paint your canvas!
Tips on choosing the right primer.
If your skin tends to be more on the oily side should look for matte or oil free primers.
NORMAL TO OILY SKIN
If your skin that is generally “normal” but may experience slight oiliness through the Nose or forehead you are fairly lucky and you are able to try pretty much any product however something oil free will help with your oily T-zone.
If your skin extremely dry, you need to apply a product that will protect and hydrate the skin. For dry skin it’s best if you try and sample different primer as you need to work out what works best for you.
People will stare, may it worth their while
I wasn’t planning on reviewing this product just quite yet, but then I ended up going dancing on Saturday and had the chance to try L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. Please excuse the photos I didn’t have setup.
photo from http://www.lorealparis.com.au
Of course I washed, moisturised and all that, I’m gonna skip the whole product list of my going out makeup look. Maybe one day I’ll do a tutorial of my drug store makeup look. So the main points are that I used L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer then Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation but I did use Revlon PhotoReady Powder to set the look.
oh the enthusiasm
L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer felt amazing on, it applied really easy, i used my fingers.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation has a air-light texture with a demi-matte finish with medium coverage. As a person who has a very oil T-zone, I love it. Lucky for me the colour golden beige 104 was just perfect for me. I used a beauty blender sponge to apply. I was really happy with the finish of the make up.
I wore the makeup for about 6 hours, but 4 of those hours were intense dancing with the girls. I did get sweaty and hot but didn’t feel that my makeup was running or felt the need to blot. Yes, my nose could have used an oil blot towards the end of the night but all was still okay without it.
In the car selfie
I do highly recommend the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation it works great and it doesn’t break the bank.
Photos from the night
Life has been bit busy at the moment because my close friend is getting married SATURDAY!! So let’s have Quickie….
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick is getting more shades to extend her already AWESOME lippy. 16 new Liquid Lipsticks on July 16.
Get them from Sephora
Hourglass Hourglass Holiday Palette that has just been revealed. Australian do not fear the Limited Edition Palette will be released at Mecca , & online on the 10th November and will be retailing for $132.
Too faced released there 2015 fall collection online recently! There is an eyeshadow palette which features 3 combinations of 5 eyeshadows with a sweet heart pattern. They also released the new born this way foundation and new BLUSH.
Get them from Too Faced
MAC are about to launch their new range MAC Veluxe a Trois Collection Fall 2015. This includes new limited edition lipsticks, Cremesheen Glass, eyeshadow,
Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash and Haute & Naughty Waterproof lash
U.S. Launch Date– 20 August 2015 at MAC Stores
Europe Launch Date – August 2015 at MAC Stores and online
New products to Hit Australia
L’Oreal Paris introduce their Infallible Matte Foundation and matching Primer. There are already rave reviews for this one!
Bourjois have extended their Rouge Edition line to include the Aqua Laques.
Benefit Cosmetics’ have now has a range of shades in their They’re Real! mascara and eyeliner collection
Thanks for the quickie