Today, I am testing out probably the top 2 yellow toned setting powders for women of color – Ben Nye Banana luxury powder and Sasha buttercup setting powder. Both are finely milled powders and work well for setting all over the face or just the under eye area. I hope this video helps in you in picking out the right yellow toned setting powder.
Here’s my second video in the conceal Acne series. This time, I am focusing on concealing the mini mountains on our skin. Well, at least they feel that way. Every time I get an acne, all I can think of is how people I am interacting with are staring right at it! Of course its not true, but that’s how my brain functions unfortunately. Anyway, onto concealing it.
With all the drying, harsh chemicals we use on acne to speed up the healing (disappearing) time, the skin around the acne gets quite dry and parched. So, the first and most important step (although counter intuitive) is to moisturize! Yes, you heard it right. Go ahead and moisturize your skin. If you skip this step, no amount of concealer is going to hide the acne since the dry flakes will always show through. It’s also a good idea to have some form of sun protection on, either in your moisturizer or on its own.
Once the skin is prep’ed, go ahead and apply a thin layer of foundation. Blend it well into your skin. Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone and apply it to the acne. Finally, set everything in place with some powder. Ta-da… Acne? What? Who? 😉
Today’s video is a step by step demonstration of me using my favorite mascara – the Too faced Better than sex mascara. I hope this is helpful incase you are thinking of purchasing this mascara. These are relatively expensive ($23) but I typically purchase these during the Sephora VIB sale and that saves me a couple of bucks on these ($18-$19).
For a detailed review, please click here.
Acne is quite a pain in the behind and is quite personal. Only individuals who suffer from some form of acne truly understand it. While there are various causes of acne, it almost always leaves behind a scar, which can take its own sweet time to disappear. So, it not only traumatic to deal with acne but also hiding the battle wounds aka acne scars. So, today I wanted to focus on covering acne scars. I also plan on doing another video where I’ll be talking about concealing active breakouts/acne. I hope this video is helpful to any of you going through your own battle. Just remember, you are not alone in this (this helps me). 🙂
Let me start off by apologizing for not uploading this sooner. It was my birthday yesterday and celebrations over the weekend took my time away from writing & editing! Not that it’s an excuse but that really is the reason why! Also, I was in the process of moving my blog into a self-hosted site. Long story short, it’s all been sorted and beautylashes19.com is up and running. You might have noticed the new look. 🙂
Onto the post. As promised, this next video is a continuation from last week where I am swatching my MAC eyeshadows. Again, these eyeshadows will suit women of NC35-NC44 in MAC foundation coloring.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Do let me know if you have any particular questions about these eyeshadows.