Sunday, June 7, 2015

Priming & Setting Your Makeup

This post is all about priming your look and setting it properly. There are a million ways to do this, but I am going to go over my opinion, products, and tips and trick on both!

Priming your face is important. It helps to keep your make in place all day, it creates a barrier between your skin and your makeup, and it smooths pores, fine lines and wrinkles to make your makeup application easier. There are tons of different primers. You can get primer water, which is a spray, but I really haven't found any I like and that I think work effectively. However there are 3 primers I do recommend for different skin problems.

1 - Smashbox  Photo Finish Light PrimerThis primer is oil free and was crested for those who have oily skin types and acne a prone skin. That is exactly who I recommend it for. 

2 - Laura Geller Spackle Supercharged PrimerThis primer is pretty much great for everyone else! If you have super sensitive or oily skin use the smashbox, otherwise this one is more affordable than other high end primers, it has the right amount of hydration and it works really well!

3 - TooFaced Glitter Glue Shadow Insurance PrimerSo this is one of several primers in the Shadow Insurance series by TooFaced. They are all amazing, however this one is the strongest and my go-to. It was designed to work with the fall-out prone glittery colors we all love and hate at the same time! It really does work. 

Setting the look is your last step to all-day-long makeup perfection. There are two ways to set your makeup. You can use a powder or a spray. I have my two favorites of course and I will go over the product I prefer for each and who should use what as well.

Setting Powder
Generally a setting powder is also known as a translucent powder, and is well translucent. Setting powder is an ideal method for someone who has oily skin. The powder will help to absorb some of those oils and can of course be used throughout the day to absorb away if needed. I am not a big fan of all Mary Kay products, however they have three products that are truly dynamite, and I love them and use them religiously. One of them is the Mary Kay Translucent Powder. It works just as well as any high end powder for a fraction of the cost. My next favorite is Bye Bye Pores from It Cosmetics, and that one is $8 more and not any better. I am all about budget makeup, as long as the item you are paying less for works really well! click here to learn more or buy it

Setting Spray
Setting Sprays are usually in a spray pump bottle and are used to hydrate your skin while setting your makeup. Finding a good setting spray can be tricky. You need to find one that does not have a high alcohol content, but smells okay without being full of fragrance. Most of them either hydrate, or set your makeup, or don't do either very well. Setting Sprays are best for people with dry skin. This is the one I love. It's the Stick With Me Spritz by Tyra Beauty. The botte is actually fairly large and it really works. You just have to spray it twice over your face (eyes closed!) in either a T or X shape. click here to learn more or buy it

So which one is more important? The way I see it is the primer is more important for your skin's health, however your setting method will truly effect the longevity of your look and even the finish. I don't think I can choose one, just do both :) hahaha! Sorry that might have been up helpful but that is just the truth!

***Thanks to Kelsey B for asking this question!***

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