For my oily peeps out there I really recommend the Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Translucent Powder. I’m guessing it’s the Amazonian Clay in it (which makes all their products super long lasting) that keeps your skin shine free for significantly longer than my other translucent powders. However it’s a liiiittle more chalky than others so I wouldnt recommend this so much for drier skin.
For my darker skin ladies or those who always feel like translucent powder leaves a white cast or makes their face look too pale try Laura Mercier’s Loose Translucent Setting Powder. It’s slightly tinted a pale beige color but goes on transparent. Like most setting powders it’s super buttery and makes your skin look like silk. Great for all skin types.
One of my trusty favorites is Makeup Forever HD Powder. Makes your skin look like silk, blurs imperfections, keeps your makeup on longer and sets to a demi matte finish.
Also, quick tip!
Try applying your translucent powder before blush and bronzer. Your blush and bronzer will go on super easily and blend out flawlessly :)
The expiration date starts when you open them! :)
For example an unopened bottle or mascara or foundation doesn’t begin to expire until you start to use it. Once you open it air and bacteria starts to get in making the product break down and expire quicker. So don’t open any new product until you will for sure start using it. Mascaras will begin to dry out and the formula will be clumpy and dry. Concealers and foundations will get watery and separate. Make sure to shake your older foundations before using.
For powder products they usually last around 2 years. You can continue using them after 2 years but the pigmentation might not be as great or they might become more powdery/chalky. They won’t “go bad” like cream/liquid products because you cant sanitize them like you can with powder. With powder you can spray a light alcohol spray but any bacteria inside a cream or liquid will just get more funky. Gross I know lol
I have two tips for you!
- Long lasting foundation
- Translucent powder
A long lasting foundation like Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Lancome Tient Idole Ultra 24 Hour, etc will stick to your skin and not just sit on the skin making it easier to transfer.
Often times when your makeup transfers on things it’s not always the foundation but the powder. Powder comes off super easily! Translucent powder is great because it’s colorless so it won’t show if it transfers on anything. Plus translucent powder makes your makeup last longer and makes your face look extra flawless because of it’s blurring properties. :)
For real though why do boys complain about kissing girls who have red lipstick on? It just gets on your lips so now you’re wearing it too?? It’s a free makeover and now you’re lookin fab why complain??? So ungrateful?????
Review on Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder!
Retails for $34
This powder claims to have a luminous, demi matte finish. Like all products in the “Naked” line it’s supposed to be very natural looking.
Extremely light weight. Your skin doesnt feel like it’s wearing a mask like some more heavy powders. Not as “buttery” and silky as my Benefit Hello Flawless Powder but still smooth nonetheless.
This powder has a satin finish. Not matte, not glowing although on the box it says it’s luminous. Never looks cakey even when applying a few layers.
The coverage is pretty decent for a very natural looking, light weight powder. When applied after foundation it covers up any redness from a pimple or acne scars that my foundation didnt cover. You can keep adding more for more coverage and it will never look cakey.
I really, really like this powder! When I use a more luminous foundation this won’t make my skin too matte, it creates a perfect satin finish. Looks extremely natural and feels light weight yet isnt too sheer and still has a light to medium coverage.
Maybelline’s Fit Me powder is extremely similar and also one of my favorite pressed powders. I do like Urban Decay’s more because it has a more coverage and looks a little better on the skin.
I always think taupe smokey eyes are super sexy and sultry!
Use a taupe shade all over the lid and a little on the lower lash line with a smudged out black liner or shadow on the upper lash line.
Smudge out top liner is always super sexy and gives that bedroom eyes effect. You can use shadow or a pencil eyeliner and blend it out with a Q Tip or a pencil brush. You can use black or brown depending on how intense you want the look to be.
A medium brown in the crease adds some glam without looking too over done.
- Glowing skin! Glowing skin is super flirty and pretty. Skip on the powder or apply a cheek highlight.
- Exfoliate your lips the day off with some sugar and honey. This will make sure your lips are soft and kissable.
- Go for a natural lip like a pink tinted lip balm or sheer lip gloss.
- False lashes! They add glamour. Choose more natural, wispy lashes for a baby doll, flirty eye look.
- Go easy on the blush, bronzer and contouring. Go for a more natural pinky blush and apply bronzer lightly!
Good luck! :)