I am here to help you start out the new year right by starting habits that will make your makeup not only look better but last much longer throughout the day! Truth is, so many don’t know the importance of adding just a couple extra steps to their routine and the difference that it will make! I know that it can be confusing to choose the right products, so I will teach you which primer and setting spray you should be using to get not only the most out of your makeup looks but the best bang for your buck!!
Start With Primer
Once you have gone through your skincare routine, reach for a primer. Does your makeup disappear by the end of the day? Primer creates a barrier between your skin and the foundation so it doesn’t just absorb in and disappear.
Do you want smoother skin? The function of a primer is to help fill in imperfections. Think of the pores on your skin, and how they can almost look like an orange peel. Primer will make it smooth like an apple! If you start with a smooth surface, it’s easier to create a flawless finish.
Love the no makeup or natural look? Primer if perfect for this and it also protects your skin from dirt and other pollutants that your skin is exposed to throughout the day.
This innovative formula targets pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, and visibly reduces the appearance of imperfections for even-looking skin that is prepped and primed.
This oil-free, smoothing formula extends the life of your foundation for the perfect, flawless look.
How to use:
Apply this primer to your entire face. A little goes a long way, so start with the size of a pea. This should be plenty to cover your face. You can even use a foundation brush instead of your fingers.
Consider a “Filler”
Ok, back to analogies. But if you had a crack in your wall you’d fill it in with spackle before painting it right? You should do the same thing with your fine lines and wrinkles with a makeup filler.
Sometimes your primer won’t be enough to fill all of those imperfections, so a filler can be used in the areas that need a little more help.
My fav: Motives Insta-Smooth
This powerful formulation minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while perfectly smoothing the skin.
It creates a veil over the skin’s surface, providing a soft focus effect. Antioxidant ingredients promote healthy skin while the mineral pigments reflect light away from fine lines and wrinkles.
How to use: Gently apply Motives Insta-Smooth around the eye area and other problem areas to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I like to go against the fine lines to fill them in.
Setting powder is a godsend. It locks in foundation and concealer so that it doesn’t move and also prevents creasing. Wearing it makes your makeup look even more flawless and smooth.
What is the purpose of using a translucent powder?
Translucent powders are the perfect product for anyone who wants a sheer setting powder. Setting powders can be used to help neutralize oil, cover small imperfections, and set liquid foundation for all day wear. You can use this product with or without other makeup to achieve a flawless finish.
This loose powder provides a light, silky veil and the perfect luminous finish for your foundation.
The texture is beautifully smooth and can also be applied directly onto the skin. It is suitable for all skin types, even very dry skin.
How to use: Using a powder brush gently apply over foundation. Apply more to areas that tend to be a bit oily.
Setting spray (also finishing spray, makeup setting spray, finish spray, or makeup spray) is a cosmetic product designed to preserve applied make-up for long periods of time.
My favs: Yes I have 2 because it depends on your skin type. For normal to dry skin-10 Years Younger is my choice. A setting spray that mists on weightlessly to reduce makeup slippage and keep skin looking beautifully flawless. Save up to 50% of makeup usage with this unique spray. Keep your skin looking fresh throughout the day.
If you have combination or oily skin, No More Shine is for YOU! A setting spray that mists on weightlessly to control oil, deflect surface shine and keep skin looking beautifully matte. Oily skin has met its match! Keep your skin looking smooth — but never shiny — with this spray.
How to use: For best results apply just before mascara. Shake Well. Close eyes and spray 2-4 times in an “X” and “T” formation to ensure you cover your entire face.
The best thing about them BOTH is they make your makeup last for at least 16 hours!!