Feb 26, 2013

Beauty Essentials: Before & After

Lets talk makeup!
I'm a girl who loves, loves, loves makeup. Everything from shadows to mascaras and bronzers to blushes. All of it is great! But what I've found to be the most essential part of makeup doesn't include any of those. Rather, it's what you apply before and after all that.
Today I'm talking about primer and setting powder. 
These two products are my saving grace when applying and making sure my makeup looks its best.


I've just started using this specific primer, but my first impression is fantastic. It's more a moisturizer than a normal primer. It doesn't have that silicone feel that I often find makes my oil extra noticeable when it peeks through after a while (cause lets be real, us oily faced girls can't find anything that take it completely away!)
This leaves my skins soft and radiant before I apply my foundation.
Price: $15.00

Finishing Powder:

This product has been amazing every second I've used it since I purchased it.
I started using this about a month ago and it has most definitely claimed the title of best powder ever.
I use this of course after all my foundation, bronzer and blush are applied, and then anytime I'm shiny throughout the day. It completely diminishes the shine, but without making me look too flat and one dimensional. It hasn't made me break out at all too which is always a plus! 
No foundation is as good as the powder you use after. 
This one is a winner in my book.
Price: $16.00 for my size, the smallest.
$32.00 for full size.
*p.s. I use this daily and have barely made a dent in the smaller size. Go with this size first and make sure you love it, if so, it'll last you forever.*


  1. Your camera >>> Lovely! These pictures rock. What do you use for your photos??!!

  2. Aww thank you love!! I have a Canon Rebel T2i! :) I'm absolutely in love with it!!


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