What works better on oily skin, a primer or a bb cream?
Both products are completely different. A BB cream is essentially everything in one - primer, tinted moisturiser, adding coverage whilst giving hydration to the skin.
A primer provides a smooth application, which gives your foundation more of a flawless finish. Most primers have “Silicia” in them which also helps to control the shine that oily skin can often give.
It is really down to what you are looking for in a product, you can get some really good BB creams out there for oily complexions, if you were going to purchase a BB cream you should have a look for ones that will match your skin type.
What high end foundation would you recommend for pale,sensitive skin that is long wear and oil free? :)
Hey, thanks for the question.
As always, I will always have a love for Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, I’ve got really sensitive skin and I’m pale too so this foundation works a treat and once you have applied it, it lasts the whole day/night - I’d roughly say around 17 hours.
Laura Mercier oil free foundation is also really good, not a large variety of shades though which is the only thing but still, an amazing foundation!
Hello. I was wondering if you could recommend a drug-store foundation that provides good coverage for pale skin. I'm having difficulties finding a foundation that isn't patchy, as well as being very pale (since most ivory tones are still too orange for me). Thank you! (private)
Yeah it’s really difficult to find a high street foundation that matches pale skin tones and provides full coverage. I always think it’s worth paying that little bit more when it comes to foundation to get the right shade matched to your skin and for the foundation to do everything we want it to.
Some decent high street foundations I’ve tried and liked though are: l’oreal infallible and also true match foundation, maybelline fit me foundation is nice but doesn’t really give that much of a full coverage and revlon color stay.
You could try go into a department store and get coloured matched for foundation and ask for a sample, it may cost that but extra but it is definitely worth it!
We’ve all been there – coming home after a night out and falling into bed without taking our makeup off. But this naughty habit isn’t doing your skin any favours, so here are some of our tips on how to keep your skin looking peachy clean.
Cleanse your pores
This should be a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how few people prime their skin before bed. First off, remove your make up with a little petroleum jelly such as Vaseline – no more than a pea-sized amount – and gently wipe off with cotton wool. If you’re prone to oily skin, wash your face with a cleanser that contains salicylic or glycolic acid.
Freshen up your bedding
You may not think that your bedding can affect your skin, but did you know that an unclean pillow can make you break out in spots? As we sleep, our bodies’ natural oils deposit onto our pillows, which can clog our pores and cause pimples, so head over to www.bedstar.co.uk to refresh your pillow case and freshen up your complexion.
Don’t overdo it
Exfoliating is great for the skin, especially dry skin to remove dead skin cells and wash the dirt away from the pores. However, exfoliating too often can have the reverse effect and dry out your skin, so make sure you only exfoliate once or twice a week.
Sleep on it
When you sleep, fluid can gather around your eyes, which could leave you prone to looking sleep deprived and puffy in the morning. You can combat this by changing your sleeping position – stack up your pillows to keep your head elevated, encouraging to fluid to drain away from your eyes, and lie on your back. As an added bonus, try sleeping with silk pillows to avoid waking up with pillow creases.
Keep moisture in the air
This may be a luxury for some, but if you want guaranteed supple skin, try investing in a humidifier to keep air circulating around your bedroom and prevent your skin from drying out. Just make sure it’s filled up regularly, and invest in a high quality, quiet humidifier to make sure you don’t lose out on your precious shut-eye.
Wake up sun kissed
Did somebody say something about moisture? After priming your skin with toner, make sure you moisturise to replace your skin’s essential oils. Try a water-based moisturiser if you’re prone to oily skin, and if you want to wake up with a healthy looking tan, mix a little fake tan into your moisturiser. Just make sure you apply it at least an hour before hitting the sheets, to make sure you wake up with a streak free, beautiful glow.
Thank you all so much for following my blog, every time I go in and see the amount of people that follow me, I’m completely overwhelmed and think my eyes are playing tricks on me and adding in more numbers. It really does mean a lot of me, considering I just started this for myself to post photos that made me want to learn more about makeup. I didn’t even think I would get 1 follower never mind the the crazy number now.
So yeah, thank you!!! Yes you!! I’ve got a few goodies that I’m planning on buying soon and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you all.
Love the blog. I was wondering, for someone who is not too knowledgable when it comes to make up and all the tools, what brushes would you recommend as must haves?
Hi :) Thanks.
It just really depends on what you are wanting to use the brushes for. You should always make sure you have a good foundation brush, I prefer to use my real technique expert face brush which can be used to apply anything onto your skin (primer, foundation, powder: although do not cake onto the brush after applying each as the brush will just be full of all different products) or my MAC duo fibre brush. I don’t really like using flat foundation brushes as I don’t think the product blends in well with these type of brushes.
When it comes to applying eye shadow, I don’t really mind what brush I use to apply the eye shadow but when I am blending eye shadow in, I really like using my MAC 219 brush, Real Technique crease brush or my Urban Decay naked palette 3 brush which is amazing.
There are loads of really good and affordable brushes out there, don’t buy makeup brushes purely for the name that’s on them. See how they feel on the skin and if they will hold a good amount of product, look at different types of brushes and think of the kind of brushes you are looking for.
So as some of you will know, this is MACs new collection “A fantasy of flowers” for this years SS14. The colours in this collection are so cute and you will find a lot of the products in this range are mineral based, from the products for cheeks to the eye shadows, so this is for you if you are a fan of mineral based products. As usual, lipstick shades are gorgeous and will be perfect in the summer weather (I live in Glasgow, if it doesn’t rain here, we will probably be happy and take that as a summer) and for making use of colour.
The collection is now available at MAC both online and in stores.
As I touched upon before, the Osbournes are still to launch their full MAC collection and things seem to be pretty hush right now. As soon as their collection is revealed, I will do a post on it.
What is your favourite drug-store/high street foundation? :)
If I’m really honest, I don’t really have one right now that I use. I do however still like L’oreal infallible, Bourjois healthy mix foundation and Rimmel wake me up but I just find it difficult with high street foundations to match my skin shade and undertones and also give the perfect coverage for me. I think it’s always best paying that little but extra for a foundation matched specifically for your skin tone :) x
6. Which make of power do you use? Thank you so much for reading my questions! :)
Again, I use all different powders depending in the weather, how I feel and my makeup. My everyday powder for going to work is maybelline fit me which is actually really good. I also use bare minerals mineral powder, Estée Lauder double wear powder (amazing) and mac studio fix powder. Just some of my preferred powders! & you are very welcome :) x
I use quite a few depending on how my skin feels. I have quite dry skin sometimes and I love l’occitane skin care, my favourite being ultra dry cream. I also use Liz Earle and you can’t go wrong with Nivea so soft! X
I don’t really need to use concealer as I don’t really suffer from dark circles around my eyes or anything like that but when I do use concealer, I use bobbi brown concealer kit, collection 2000 concealer (SO good for the money, just the product is a little to thick for that area) or maybelline fit me concealer! X