I LOVE my clarisonic! I can tell I love it by the difference in my skin when I stop using it. Sometimes I’ll forget to use it for a few weeks and my skin starts to feel and look dull and almost clogged up and congested and I’ll use the clarisonic and my skin looks more radiant, feels more smooth and feels so much more clean!
It gently exfoliates every day to give my skin a glow, makes my skin feel smooth and clean, gets rid of dead skin to give me a more even complexion over time, deep cleans my pores to make them appear smaller, helps with acne. The only downside really is it can be rough on the skin if you over use it, get the wrong brush head or if you have really sensitive skin. You might break out at first which i’ll go more in depth below.
Some tips I have when using the Clarisonic
- Take off your makeup and then use the clarisonic with a cleanser. You don’t want to use your clarisonic directly over makeup because it’ll stain and dirty the brush hairs. I recommend double cleansing when wearing makeup anyway for a thorough cleanse. I like to use a makeup wipe to remove the bulk of my makeup then cleanse my skin with my cleanser and clarisonic. This will help your brush hairs stay clean and sanitized longer.
- Change your brush head every 3 months. Your brush head can build up bacteria similar to why you have to change your toothbrush and shower loofa every couple of months.
- Use it once a day or once every other day. I find when I use it morning and night it’s a little rough on my skin and I don’t even have sensitive skin. Overly exfoliating can cause your skin to become irritated, dry and cause breakouts.
- You MIGHT breakout when using the clarisonic at first. Many people dislike the clarisonic for that reason but what it’s doing is purging your skin. It’s gently exfoliating and getting a deeper clean so all of the gunk in your pores is coming to the surface. Once the purging phase is done your pores will look a lot more tight and clean!
You’re definitely doing a lot of things right so i’m guessing the way you apply your foundation might contribute to it looking cakey! Sometimes using your hands or the wrong brush can make your foundation look cakey. Try a flat top foundation brush to really buff the foundation into the skin or a damp sponge. You might want to try switching foundations as well because the Colorstay Whipped is a little more on the heavy side so you should consider switching to a more runny, light weight foundation. Something like Loreal Magic Lumi Foundation or Lancome Tient Miracle, these are really creamy yet more on the runny side.
For dry skin and for getting a more natural finish I recommend the Beauty Blender! When used slightly damp (squeeze out as much water as possible) it can give you the most natural finish. For a more dewy finish you can use the sponge a little more damp.
You can get beauty blenders at Sephora, Nordstrom and online! Real Technique’s makes a great cheaper alternative :)
I have a few tips!
Use a super gentle, non irritating cleanser if you’re not already. Anything with fragrance, soap and harsh ingredients can attribute to skin redness and make it worse. Try cleansers like Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin, Eucerin Sensitive Skin Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Cleanser or Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.
See a Dermatologist. Your skin redness could be an inflammation to something or some sort of skin condition that can be treated with a prescription.
Use a green concealer or green primer to counteract the redness. Green cancels out red so you won’t have to apply as much foundation to cover the redness. Try using a thin layer of green primer under your makeup like Makeup Forever HD Primer in Green, Loreal Studio Secrets Color Corrector in Green, ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer in Green or Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in in Green.
Try light weight full coverage foundations like Estee Lauder Double Wear, Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast, Rimmel Stay Matte, Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage 12 Hr Foundation. Make sure to apply a thin layer first and slowly add more to areas that need it to avoid looking and feeling cakey!
Good luck babe! <3
Benefit Push Up Liner is basically a gel eyeliner in the connivence of a liquid liner pen applicator. Most people prefer liquid liners because it’s quick and easy while sometimes gel liner can be more complicated because you need a separate brush.
So if you like the look of gel liner you’ll really enjoy it because you can get an intense, super black matte line without having to use a gel pot and separate liner brush. But if you’re used to felt tip and brush tip liquid liners this product may be a little too thick and tricky to use, definitely a product you need to get the hang of.
As you can see the tip is thin and angled making it great for winged liner and getting in that lash line. The slit is where the gel like eyeliner comes out.
Hi! For super black eyeliner I’d recommend trying brush tip or gel liners because most felt tip liners dry with a sheen so they look more shiny. Gel and brush tip liners dry to more of a matte finish which looks a lot more black and intense :)
Try some eyeliners like
Physicians Formula Eye Booster (semi matte, super thin brush, great for getting a thin, sharp wing!)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner (super long wearing and smudge proof, semi matte)
Kat Von D Ink Liner (felt tip, super black, semi matte)
NYC Liquid Liner (brush tip, super matte and black)
Rimmel Exaggerate Felt Tip Liquid Liner (matte, felt tip)