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How to Pick the right shade of concealer.

Dark under-eye circles, blue veins and red blemishes on your face. How do you dramatically transform your skin, while wiping those faults away? We know concealer can act like an eraser for the skin, but how do we pick the right shade? 

Well, to begin with you always want to pick a shade or two lighter than your skin tone; unless you are trying to conceal pimples. In this case, you would need to match the concealer to your skin. The reasoning for this is, you want to apply the concealer AFTER the foundation, and wouldn’t want the spot to be spotlighted.

When it comes to using colored concealers, a yellow base is recommended because it’s more flattering to all skin types, versus a pink based concealer. For darker skin, an orange based concealer is your Holy Grail.

Below, you will find two concealers that come highly recommended from yours truly; ME.


MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER: RETAIL $22.00

A lightweight fluid concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a comfortable, natural matte finish. Color-true formula lasts up to 15 hours. Helps conceal and correct the look of under-eye circles and discolorations. Comes in a clear glass vial with a matte black pump. 0.30 oz


MAC Mineralize Concealer: Retail $22.00

Enriched with minerals and nourishing botanicals, this creamy, easy-to-blend Concealer covers and perfects while moisturizing the skin. Comfortable and longwearing. Provides medium coverage with a natural luminous finish.

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Skin Care + Routine + Fenty Beauty + Clinique

Honestly, I’ve never suffered from any major problems with my skin, so I've never felt the need to carve time out my schedule for any special routine. Washing my face with soap and water was sufficient for me. Approximately two years ago, I started wearing makeup and voila! Out of nowhere came the blemishes and acne. Since then, I realized I needed to quickly implement a routine if I wanted to continue on the path of healthy skin.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A SMALL VIDEO OF MY ROUTINE

Lip Exfoliating: During the winter months, my lips tend to get SUPER dry and cracked. I hate this because not only do they look terrible, but my lipstick never applies right over them. I’ve found a neat and affordable trick to helping my lips stay smooth and sexy. EXFOLIATION! I apply buttercream antioxidant lip scrub by Indi Beauty to my lips, once a week. Prior to cleansing my face, I apply the scrub to my lips and allow it to sit for 1-2 minutes.

Cleansing: I  wet the brush of my skinvigorate cleansing brush by Mark Kay & apply a pump-full  of Clinique liquid facial soap.  I cleanse my face for approximately 1 minute., to include cleaning the lip scrub away as well. Once complete, I rinse the excess soap from my face with warm water.

Toning: Once my face dries, I take a round cotton pad and apply Clinique clarifying lotion 3 to my entire face. I have combination skin and this particular one works perfect for combination to oily skin.

Discover your skin type prior to picking a moisturizer!

I must be honest, I started my skin care routine thinking I had DRY skin. Taking this into consideration, I purchased many  products to accommodate it. However, after much research I realized I wasn't quiet sure of what type skin I have. So, there I was on a journey to discover my skin type, but how?!  I realized a way to find out was by using blotting paper and by coincidence, Rihanna's Fenty Beauty line had just dropped. Of course! I could use her Invisimatte Blotting Papers!  The blotting papers are super simple to use and come in a very sleek container, designed with a mirror. 

To discover your skin type, simply dash your face with some cold water, dry your face with a towel. After drying your face with a towel, wait approximately 1 minute to ensure it's completely dry, then blot your face with the blotting paper.  If there's no oil on the paper, you have dry skin. Minimum oil, you can be considered combination skin, maximum oil-you have oily skin.

 

Moisturizing: After my toner dries, I immediately apply a GENEROUS amount of Clinique moisturizing gel to hydrate my skin.

 

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This is so true and very important for all of us to embrace.

This is a hard concept for most of us to grasp. Deep down inside we all want to be accepted by others but as you said, we won’t be everyone’s cup of tea nor will they be ours. And that’s okay! Good post.