Beauty

Dars Guide to Everyday Make Up

Certain weeks at work can be extremely busy. On the days that I really need to power through a stack of work I tend to focus on using my make up to create a healthy and glowing look to my skin. No bold eyes or fun lip stick colours. Just a very natural look so the fact that I’m running on 5 hours of sleep doesn’t show. The listed below are the make up products I swear by:

  1. MAC Studio Fix SPF 15 Foundation – This product is absolute perfection for full coverage. It lasts all day, is extremely lightweight, and doesn’t dry out the skin at all. Likewise, the foundation blends extremely well with other products and has a really smooth finish. For someone as fair-skinned as me, choosing the perfect foundation can be extremely difficult. This foundation comes in an extensive number of shades making it easy to find the perfect match just for you, and is overall extremely easy to apply.  The foundation doesn’t come with a pump, however, I personally don’t find that to be much of an issue. I use this product by placing it upside down against the Quo Luxury Cotton Pads. Once a small pool of foundation is on the pads, I transfer the product over to my skin using a brush. Generally speaking I like to apply my foundation using a brush as it tends to spread the colour more easily and creates a more flawless finish.
  2. Benefit Fake-Up Hydrating Under Eye Concealer – This extremely moisturizing concealer made of ingredients including vitamin E and apple seeds is great for covering up the dark circles that form under your eyes after sleepless nights. In fact, while it is technically designed for the undereyes, I tend to apply a bit of it on all areas of my skin that is a little more uneven. What I also love about this product is that it isn’t greasy. During those long nights at the office one of the worst feelings is when your skin starts to feel heavy and greasy because of all the make up on your face. This product is light on the skin, long-lasting and blends well with other products I wear on a regular basis.
  3. Benefit Lemon-Aid Colour Correcting Eyelid Primer – When I first heard of an eyelid primer I was slightly confused. Why on earth would anyone need one? The funny thing is, I absolutely cannot live without this product. The primer is perfect for colour correcting so I tend to use it not only on my eyelids but also under my eyes as well as on any other skin blemishes. It’s perfect for reducing skin’s natural reddish hues and making it seem a little more brighter. The primer can crease a little when using it as a base for eye shadow, thus, I’d recommend adding only a bit of it in this area. Just a tiny bit of this product goes a long way so avoid caking it on! I’ve also used this product many times on its own, when in a rush, by simply adding it to the eyelids to reduce natural discolouration. Especially in the winter, my skin does begin to look a little more on the pale side, making eye bags that much more apparent. Applying a little bit of this product right before concealer is perfect for addressing this problem. This product pairs perfectly with the hydrating concealer per point 2 as it is a bit more on the drier side.
  4. Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer – I know, I know, contouring is the way to go. But for really fair-skinned people like me, applying bronzer all over the face makes perfect sense. In fact, I tend to use this product on a daily basis, applying a small bit on my face as well as my neck to add some warmth and colour to my skin. The bronzer is extremely creamy and buttery and thus blends well with all other products as well as skin colour itself. Extremely long-lasting, pigmented and natural looking bronzer! After using this product for years, I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

Thank you for reading!

-Dars

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