7.20.2011

MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15


y skin has always been clear, so I only ever use tinted moisturizers. A tinted moisturizer is basically foundation mixed with a moisturizer. However, tinted moisturizers have no where near the same coverage as a foundation. Out of all the ones I've used, they're pretty sheer. I have used a few different ones before, but then my Clinique Moisture Surge ran out, and I decided to try something new. I choose the MAC Studio Moisture Tint with a SPF of 15. It retails for $29.50. I purchased mine from the MAC counter in Nordstrom. Here are my thoughts on this product.


Contains 40ML/1.3 US FL OZ of the product


I purchased this product in the shade Light

Pros:
  • The finish was really great (More of a matte finish)
  • Good coverage for a TM (Tinted Moisturizer)
  • The color selection (It doesn't really matter if you get a shade too light/dark because it usually blends in really well)
  • The amount of product for the price
  • Moisturizing (Believe it or not, I've tried TMs that were drying)
Cons:
  • Broke me out! 
I loved this product so much! However...I got zits! I was so disappointed, especially since this was my favorite tinted moisturizer I've ever tried! Although this product is great, I wouldn't recommend it, despite how well it works. If you're looking into purchasing this, I would try a sample first. 

Overall I'd give this product a 0 out of 5, just due to the fact that it broke me out. If it hadn't have done that, I'm positive I would give it a 5 out of 5! 

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7.15.2011

Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush


absolutely love this brush! If you're looking for a great foundation brush, look no further. The Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki Brush is amazing. At first I was hesitant to try a Sigma brush, despite all the good reviews. But one day I finally decided to give it a try. I needed a new foundation brush, one that would buff in my liquid foundation rather than streak it on. I heard that the Sigma F80 was great for anything, and it is! I can apply my liquid foundation with this and after buffing it in, it looks very natural. I also use this for applying loose powder, bronzer, blush, and occasionally concealer. This brush does it all. I'm not exaggerating. Also, its bristles are super soft! 



Notice how dense the brush is? This makes it super easy to buff in your makeup.
















Pros:
  • Inexpensive! (Retails for 16.00 on the Sigma website)
  • High Quality
  • Unique (I don't think I've ever seen a kabuki brush like this)
  • Applies makeup wonderfully
  • Extremely Soft
Cons:
  • Sheds a few hairs after washing (Never anything drastic) 
Overall this brush is amazing! You don't even have to spend a fortune for good quality, unlike MAC's face brushes! I would give this product a five out of five.

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7.06.2011

Tutorial: Winged Liner

any people have their signature makeup look, and winged eyeliner happens to be mine. I think that, when done right, this eyeliner can look really nice. You can wear this as an everyday or an evening look depending on what lipstick you apply. For an everyday look, I wear a more natural, nude lip color, just so it isn't so over the top. Here is how I do my version of the classic, winged liner:

Supplies:
  • Eyeliner Brush (Angled, or one like mine.)
  • Gel/Cream Eyeliner (Or liquid eyeliner)

    Directions:
    1. Line your eyes from the inner corner to the end of your eye.

         2.  Flick out the eyeliner from the edge of the eye. (TIP: Make the flick a
              "continuing" line from your waterline.)



         3. Draw a straight line from the end of the line, connecting to the middle of the 
             lashline. (The picture below looks like I didn't do a straight line, but only
             because my eyeball is curved)


         4.  Fill in the empty space. (Again...the line doesn't look straight, but it is.)



























    This is the finished look! I touched up the edges a bit, because I was in a hurry when I did this. Hope this helped someone. Thanks for reading!