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LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer is the most ingenious primer out on the market right now. It’s oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and colorless. To top it all off – its formulated with salicylic acid to help keep nasty pimples away and also contains vitamins A, C, and E that will keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful.

I love it for it’s mattifying effect – if I don’t use a primer underneath my foundation, I end up with 5 o’clock shine! It helps my makeup last longer and look better because it’s like Spackle for your face – it leaves you skin smooth and even – masking away unsightly pores. Wish it had SPF in it, but both my moisturizer and foundation have it, so I’m good!

LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer is my favorite eye shadow primer right now. I even like it better then that cult favorite one. I like to you use it on my eyelids and under eye area. It has a silky finish and helps my eyeshadow go on beautifully. I am able to blend shadows like no other and the final result looks fabulous. I can totally see the difference between when I use it and when I don’t. Using it under my eye concealer helps even up the area and concealer just glides on – we never ever want to tug the skin under the eye.

BTW for a limited time LORAC is offering a Daylight Savings Value Set! A $72 value for only $25!

LORAC Daylight Savings Value Set Collection

The Set includes:

  • Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara
  • Travel-Size TANtalizer Highlighter/Matte Bronzer Duo
  • Travel-Size TANtalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer
  • TANtalizer Lips With Benefits in Marco
  • Gold Cosmetic Bag

LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer 1.7 Oz.$32

LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer 0.5 Oz. $21

(Photos courtesy of LORAC)

If you’re a fan of Urban Decay’s Naked Eyeshadow Palette, then you will love their new Smoked Eyeshadow Palette. It includes everything you need to create the perfect Urban Decay smoky eye. This palette has a combination of neutrals, jewel tones, and dark shades; with a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. The shades in the palette are: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout, Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, and Asphalt. I just love creative makeup names, Urban Decay and Nars names or my favorites!  The kit also includes a 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Perversion and a travel size Eyeshadow Primer Potion and it all comes in a zippered mirrored case.

In need of look ideas? Urban Decay has got you covered! The kit features a step-by-step guide to 12 smoky eye looks, written by Urban Decay Founder Wende Zomnir.

This palette looks very promising, I am a huge fan of jewel tone smoky eyes, there is just something so sexy and mysterious about them.

Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette $49

 

Today is going to be one of the hottest days the tri-state area has seen so far this year. On super hot days, I like to keep my makeup to the bare minimum. But sometimes the day calls for a full face of makeup, so here are my tips for a melt proof look that will keep you looking beautiful during a heat wave!

Prime. Before you apply your foundation, you should first apply a primer. A primer works like spackle, it fills in any skin “imperfections” you may have. This leaves your skin smooth, even, and ready for your foundation. Look for a primer with shine control and that’s oil-free. I like Avon Magix Face Perfector and Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.

Foundation. Choose an oil-free mattifying foundation. These foundations help keep shine at bay and don’t clog pores. Try Mac Matchmaster Foundation or bareMinerals Matte Foundation. They both contain SPF, which is absolutely necessary in this type of weather.

Set. After applying your foundation, set it with a powder. The powder will set your look and keep your foundation in place. You could also blend in some bronzer to contour your face. The bronzer will give  your face a healthy glow, which can help tone down the matte look. I like to set my makeup with bareMinerals Mineral Veil, I also like Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder.

Extra Touches. Use a water proof mascara and eyeliner. Stay away from cream eye shadows! Bring your powder and/or blotting papers with you for touch ups. Bobbi Brown makes a good long wear eyeliner.

Avon MagiX Face Perfector is a clear face primer. It helps control shine and minimizes pores and fine lines. It’s formulated with SPF 20 which is a huge plus for me. It is a gel-powder formula that smoothly glides onto your skin and leaves a light powder scent. It’s patent-pending Optix Light-Diffusing Technology offer invisible coverage by reflecting light to hide the look of pores.

I have been a devoted customer and I am on my third tube. I like how it gives me higher SPF than my foundation and how it just makes my skin smooth and even. It preps my skin so that my foundation goes on evenly and stays put for a longer time. Since I have combo skin, I sometimes opt for this instead of my moisturizer on hot summer days. It does not leave a white sheen on my skin like most SPFs do and I think that’s one of the main reasons I keep coming back to it.

Avon MagiX Face Perfector SPF 20 $10

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