Morgan from Blushing Wit to bring you our favorite beauty discoveries of the year! We're already one season down, people! So lets share a little love for the best of 2015 so far.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
So in my never ending Scrubs marathon re-watch I finally got to the musical episode. Its THE best. Which got me thinking, as beauty bloggers do, about what in my stash would be friends forever (I'm totally not crazy). So, who is holding hands and singing to celebrate their beauty product pairing love?
Monday, March 23, 2015
Ages ago I watched this video by GossMakeupArtist bestowing upon us the perfection that is powdering your primer before foundation. I gave it quite a few tries all ending in cake-face, tears, and too many panicked face washings to count. I gave it up, moved on, and never stopped searching for that perfect primer.
Somehow I got to thinking, what if, I went ahead and skipped the primer all together and just tried powdering my face before foundation. Crazy talk, I told myself. But it was a Saturday and I had nothing better to do so I tried it anyway. Wild times over here.
Of all the powders in my collection (notably the Coty Airspun, Rimmel Stay Matte, and the Coastal Scents Silica Powder) the Silica Powder (that got it's own write up here) is by far the best choice. I decanted it from the gigantic (way more than you will ever use in a lifetime) container to make it a little more portable. Skipping the daily dose of my Benefit The Porefessional, I gave a generous dusting of the Silica powder to my T zone.
Buffing in the bareMinerals was noticeably more slippy where powdered and it sat nicely above my pores. Sans a second powdering when the foundation was done, this crazy little pre-powdering move did make my foundation last longer. Not all day mind you, but better than nothing.
So I took it a step further.
Well two steps further if we are going to be sticklers about it. Trying it again I went : powder, bareMinerals, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, and powder again. BAM. I should note that there was no caked on makeup look, thanks to not adding a silicone-y primer. Has science gone too far? Nope, I was still oily at the end of the day and I really should have had a good blot down around 1 pm (three-ish hours later than usual) but I was impressed.
Even better was when I kept this trial run going by using liquid foundations instead. This is where the staying power was truly amazing. With a little pre-powder to my T zone before and after my liquid foundation I was shine free and poreless all-day-long.
So here we are, quest almost finished. Would you ever try powdering your face before putting on foundation?
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
I had myself a little fun this weekend and tried on my old and new favorite spring lipsticks. Its like one of those dress shopping montages from a Mary Kate and Ashley movie. Those were the best. I want to get back into doing YouTube videos so if you have anything you want to see from me, let me know! It will be fun regardless (at least it will be for me). Anyhoo enjoy!