Two things I recommend!
- Filling/Silicone Primers
Pore refining, thicker primers feel almost like a gel or silicone and are great for filling in those crater scars and any uneven texture. They create a thin layer over the skin filling in any uneven texture almost creating a new skin texture so any makeup applied over it will look a lot more smooth.
Try primers like Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer, Loreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base, Loreal Youthcode Pore Vanisher Primer, Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfecter & Smashbox Photofinish Primer.
Exfoliating will help your skin become more even in texture over time. This isn’t a quick fix but exfoliating once to twice a week will buff away any dead skin making your skin more smooth. Exfoliating long term helps buff away the first few layers of skin so you can get to the fresh, smooth skin with no acne scaring!
Something you might want to consider is getting microdermabrasion! Microdermabrasion is a spa treatment that is basically intense exfoliation. It will give your skin the look of months, even years of regular exfoliating. Great for acne, scars, aging skin and uneven skin texture. Microdermabrasion can be costly but there are other alternatives. You can use an “at home” microdermabrasion product like the PMD (personal microdermabrasion, around $150) or Olay’s Microdermabrasion Peel Kit (around $20). The PMD is a tool/device similar to the ones used at the spa. The Olay Microdermabrasion Peel Kit is sort of like an at home facial. Both are more intense exfoliators and not meant to be used daily or even weekly if you have more sensitive skin.
Good luck babe!
Try concealers like
- MAC Pro Longwear
- Revlon Photoready Concealer
- Hard Candy Glamoflauge (sold at Walmart)
- Loreal True Match Crayon Concealer (great for spot concealing)
- Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer
To get the most coverage out of your concealer try using a patting, dabbing motion instead of a circular motion. Using a small brush is best so you only conceal what you need to, sometimes if you use a large brush you can apply concealer in areas that don’t need it making your makeup look a little more cakey. I’d recommend applying a thin layer of foundation all over your skin and go in with a small synthetic brush and spot concealing scars and any acne. This keeps the majority of your face with a thin layer of makeup so it looks more natural, A small synthetic brush works best, but even an eyeshadow blending brush will work :)
Sigma F80 Precision Brush
My fav drugstore translucent powder for a smooth, flawless finish is the ELF HD Translucent Powder! Makes your skin look more smooth and poreless. However it’s not the best at oil control like other translucent powders.
For oily skin gals try the Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder. It’s slightly tinted so it’s not stark white. Also great for those with darker skin since some white translucent powders can come off a little ashy. Comes in translucent or as a normal tinted pressed powder.
Another great option is the NYX HD Powder. This gives a flawless finish and helps control shine!
When the weather gets warmer, the blush gets brighter… I’m currently loving bright, easy spring makeup!
My current favorites include:
Milani Baked Blushes in Corallina (bright coral with a gold sheen) and Delizioso Pink (matte bright pink). Both of these blushes scream spring/summer. The Milani baked blushes are super pigmented and blend flawlessly. The shade Delizioso Pink is new and permanent!
Bare Minerals Original Foundation. I’ve been LOVING mineral makeup as of late and I have also tried the Tarte Airbrush Mineral Foundation but I find Bare Minerals to last longer on my skin without breaking up and getting oily. This gives a beautiful satin finish with a slight sheen and feels like you have absolutely nothing on. I was pretty surprised on how much coverage you can get out of it if you keep layering, even my roommate said it look liked I had a full coverage foundation on!
Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade. Now that it’s getting warmer my brows are melting off (sad face) so I love this for getting fierce brows all day. It doesnt budge and dries to more of a powder finish. I like to wipe the excess off on the lid before applying to my brows so it doesn’t look too crazy and intense.
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes. The 3D Fiber Lashes is sort of a like a top coat for your mascara. You apply the gel first over dry mascara and then apply the mascara tube with the fibers right after as the gel is still tacky. This is has been my go to the last month because I’m a false lashes girl and this gives me really full and long lashes without having to worry if i’m sweating my falsies off (ladies you feel me). What I like most about this product is that it doesn’t look crunchy and hard like layering on a bunch of mascara can do, the fibers keep your lashes looking soft and fluttery. You can buy it online here!
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Try foundations like
- Garnier BB Cream for Combination/Oily Skin
- Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Spotless Foundation
- MAC Face & Body (water based foundation)
- NARS Sheer Matte or Sheer Glow (depending on your skin type)
- Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (light version is more light weight)
Or try mineral foundations! I’ve been LOVING the Original Bare Minerals Mineral Powder foundation lately. Feels so light weight, can get a good medium coverage and has this beautiful satin sheen that doesnt even look like powder. They have a matte formula for oily skin gals! They also have a new liquid mineral foundation which I have not tried yet :)