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BECCA Cosmetics Soft Light Blurring Setting Powder

7 Jul

Hi beauties!

I hope everyone is finding a way to cope with the summer heat. ๐ŸŒž

What are your summer makeup/skin issues? For me, it’s always shine control.

One product that I’ve tried recently for oily summer skin is BECCA Soft Light Blurring Setting Powder.

What I like most about this setting powder is that it goes beyond a traditional setting powder. Here’s what this powder can do:

  • Act as a veil to blur imperfections
  • Set makeup with a subtle radiance
  • Add dimension while creating a natural-looking finish

If you’re wondering how this works, the micro-fine powder is infused with ceramic microspheres that scatter light to reduce the look of imperfections.

The powder comes in two shades: Natural Finish (golden tone) and Pink Haze, which is the shade I picked up. So far, I’m loving the vibrancy and brightening this shade adds to my complexion. A bonus is that you can use it to soften eye darkness, without cakiness that may accentuate fine lines and wrinkles.

To apply the setting powder, BECCA recommends using a kabuki brush for an even finish. I’ve found that a fan brush also works well (it also uses less of the powder, which is on the pricey side).

The powder also has versatility in that you can wear it on top of your foundation, underneath your foundation, or without any foundation.

It can also be applied throughout the day to refresh your look, in other words, to eliminate shine.

Have a great summer! ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ

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Shine Control: NeoStrata Pore Minimizing Anti-Shine Hydrating Gel

9 Aug

Hi beauties!

It’s been extremely hot and humid in Vancouver, and that means shiny skin.

I don’t like to overdo it with powder, so I’ve been using an anti-shine gel to control oily areas like the T-zone.

NeoStrata Pore Minimizing Anti-Shine Hydrating Gel is an oil-free gel that reduces shine and mattifies for up to 8 hours.

In addition to instant shine control, this gel visibly reduces pore size and refines skin texture over time. The formula is designed for combination and oily skin, but is also suitable for sensitive skin.

To get the best results, you can apply the gel after cleansing once or twice a day:

  • If your skin is oily, apply the gel all over your face.
  • If you have combination skin, apply the gel on the T-zone.

Even though we’re into the dog days of summer, I know this antiโ€‘shine gel will be part of my daily skincare routine well into the fall. ๐Ÿ’•

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.

Help Your Makeup Last Even if You have Oily Skin

3 Nov

Minimize Touch-ups and Control Excess Shine

If you’re a 9 to 5-er, you know that the chances of your makeup lasting all day are pretty much slim to none.

For those with oily skin, the scenario is even scarier with foundation and eye shadow gradually being replaced with an oily mess as the day wears on.

Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish is a makeup setting spray designed specifically for oily skin. The weightless spray contains an oil control system that absorbs excess oil and disperses light particles for a smooth finish that lasts up to 16 hours.

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