The Lipstick League – week of 5.16.16
Question of the Week: Do you use color correcting complexion products (like powders, primers or concealers)? If so, which ones do you use?
EauMG’s Answer: I use basic ‘ole concealer daily, mainly for under my eyes. I do own a few of those “color correcting” products in shades of green marketed to help with redness from Korean brands (i.e. The Face Shop, Nature Republic, Missha) and Shiseido. I don’t know if it is just me or my
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder is not a highlighting powder; it’s a finishing powder. I’ve been on a search for a finishing powder that doesn’t make my dry skin look dull and well, powdery.
The claims: Really there are some hilarious claims like “using photoluminiscent technology” to filter out harsh light which will make your complexion look really great in all sorts of light even flash photography. So, yeah, they’re saying that this product has mica and will make your skin look awesome. Here’s a… Continue reading | 1 Comment
I’ve tried more than a few makeup primers. My goal is to avoid powder because I don’t like how it makes my normal-to-dry skin look. When I go without powder my makeup doesn’t wear for very long and the Seattle rain melts my makeup away. Some primers prolong the wear of my makeup but often lose their effect by the afternoon. Other primers actually make my skin oily. And the primers that I really liked where very expensive, especially for what they did (or didn’t… Continue reading | 2 Comments
My husband made a very special Beautyhabit order for me. To get free shipping he added these blotting sheets to the cart because “the packaging is cute”. I agree. I use blotting sheets daily ( less now that I’m using a Smashbox primer, but more of that later). I haven’t used Chidoriya blotting sheets before. I usually use Papier Poudré, Boscia, or budget sheets from Daiso.
Chidoriya is Japanese cosmetic company founded in 1949 in Kyoto to supply Maiko dancing girls and Geishas. Chidoriya Oil-Blotting Face Papers… Continue reading
Weekly Cheap Secret:
OK, so I purchased this because Ellen DeGeneres is the face for this product line. Well, that was one reason. The other: I have been looking for a concealer to love. Currently, I have been using MAC Studio Finish Concealer with SPF 35. I have not been impressed with the MAC concealer to cover dark circles. It’s too thick and I have to mix it with Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch to make the MAC concealer smoother and more manageable. (I miss Prescriptives.) Anyway, I… Continue reading