I finally got the sheer glow foundation by NARS, in the colour Syracuse. I’ve been wanting to get foundation for a while now and did tremendous amounts of research on which would suit my skin type the best. I’ve heard so many people raving about NARS, including many youtubers and close friends. I absolutely love how you can either use this foundation for a light coverage or really build it up. Unlike many other foundations I’ve tried, NARS does not dry out my face and evens out my skin very well. On a daily basis I tend to stick with concealer for under my eyes and any blemishes I might have. I use my NARS foundation for when I attend events such as weddings or birthday parties.
I am crazy about finding great quality make-up brushes for an amazing price! It can become challenging to build up a high street make-up brush collection. I’ve recently stumbled upon two amazing brands which are reasonably priced, Real Techniques and Coastal Scents. Earlier this summer I bought a 12 piece make-up brush set from Coastal Scents and the total cost, including shipping and tax, came to about $35 Canadian! That is an amazing price for a set of make-up brushes. I’ve tried them out and I am pleased to conclude that they’re amazing. The hairs don’t come out and stick to your face. My most used ones would be the flat foundation, blush and concealer brush.
A couple days ago I got my Real Techniques stippling brush and this cost around $10 Canadian, which is a great price. I’ve only heard good things about the Real Techniques brushes and they’re so affordable. I’ve used this brush to apply both my foundation and concealer and its worth buying.
Here I’ve included both the Coastal Scents flat foundation brush and the Real Techniques stippling brush:
Before applying my foundation or any make-up, I always apply my Sephora moisturizer. Now my skin is in between dry and oily, so I always apply this 8hr moisturizer. I absolutely love how this product blends so well into your skin that it doesn’t leave a layer of cream on your face or any oily residue.
This is a mattifying moisturizer and it definitely does its job to prevent shine. This cost around $30 Canadian, including tax. There are so many moisturizers out there but always keep in mind that it’s better to spend a little bit more on products you’ll be using on your skin.
Lastly, in relation to foundation, PRIMER! I use the Luminous Foundation primer by Sephora, which was around $20 Canadian. I used this primer once and its nice. It gives a bit a glow and sparkle. It’s more of a subtle glow, but of course one can finish their make-up with some highlighter.
Depends on the occasion, but I do prefer a more dewey finish which I accomplished using both the moisturizer and this primer.
I absolutely love all the products which I shared above, they were definitely worth buying. I cannot wait to try out other brands and products, hopefully in the near future.
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