Hi Everyone!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I feel really accomplished in getting a lot done that I needed to! :-) I'm going to mix it up again today with a beauty post on some amazing Too Faced products! Above is an after picture wearing all the products I am going to show you today.
First up, I removed all the face makeup I had been wearing in order to show you a step by step. It's a bit embarrassing to show, since you can easily see all my blemishes, but I trust you all not to make too much fun of me ;-) hehe I kept my eye makeup on, because well, that will be a different post coming soon!! I washed and then removed the makeup with my toner to make sure my skin was clear.
Next, I applied a small amount of Primed and Poreless Pure by Too Faced. This is perfect for sensitive skin, so I love it! It is oil free and feels very lightweight on the skin.
Here is a picture after I applied the Primed and Poreless Pure. Even if you can't really noticed the difference through these pictures, it's actually a lot of how it makes the skin feel instead. I notice my skin has more of a smooth feel after applying. I also notice it makes my concealor/bronzer easier to apply, and keeps my makeup looking better throughout the day.
I have been using Too Faced Chocolate Soleil for quite a while now. As you can see in the picture, I've hit the bottom! lol I just LOVE the way it smells. I have had other bronzers in the past that have a baby powder or just any other kind of scent, but this is made to smell like chocolate! It does have a cocoa scent, but it's also just a sweet scent that I've easily grown accustomed to. I have a different bronzer at work for touch ups that I can barely stand to use in place of this! This has been my favorite bronzer yet. I may have to retire my current one to my desk and just buy a new one for putting on my morning makeup! :-) With my Primed & Poreless though, I haven't had to touch up as much!!!
I've heard there is a lighter version of this bronzer, called Milk Chocolate. I'm pretty fair and actually love the original. Maybe I will check out the Milk Chocolate for winter. I think a big part of bronzers is how they are applied. Make sure you have a good brush and only lightly sweep it on your T zone (forehead, nose, cheeks) just like you would be hit by the sun naturally. You can check these bronzers ($29) out at online at Too Faced. Ulta and Sephora also carry the line, so you can even probably check these out in person too!
As I said, a good brush can go a long way! I've had this brush for a few years now and it still hold up great. I wash it lightly with shampoo and let it air dry. You can buy this online at Everyday Minerals for $12.99. I have mine fanned out more than what they show. I absolutely love how soft this brush is too!
I also used the Lip Primer and Too Faced Perfect Lips in Perfect Nude Lip Liner. This is universal, so anyone can use it! Here is what the Too Faced website has to say:
What It Is:
Perfect Lips is the only liner you will ever need! Created to replicate the “perfect” natural lip color, this singular liner sensation blends seamlessly into your lip line to create shape and definition for all lip products and colors. The anti-feathering, waterproof formula won't fade, budge or smudge.
More To Love:
- Your One & Only: The only lip liner you need, regardless of lip color.
- Anti-aging: Natural antioxidants and Vitamin E protect and moisturize, preventing lips from aging.
- Protects & Hydrates: Jojoba Oil nourishes, smoothes and soothes for a perfectly in-place pout.
- Effortless Application: This creamy, natural liner glides on smoothly while the sleek, fine tip allows for precise application.
Here is my look so far, using the products above and concealor. That's it! I think my skin looks so much healthier here!
Next I decided to try the Primed and Poreless SPF 20 Bronze Tint. You can use this alone or under bronzers and foundations. Since I had already put my bronzer on, I added this and then went back to lightly blend my Chocolate Soleil with it.
A little goes a long way! I do love that this has the SPF 20 in it though! Who doesn't love some extra sun protection!
Scary pic below - sorry! haha I had to show how I applied this Bronze Tint to mimic the sun. I just blended it with my fingers for a natural look.
And we are finished! I threw on a little Vaseline for my lips. Some people hate that, but I like it because it gives my lips a nice smooth feeling, no taste, and absorbs nicely into my lips. I really liked the soft color of my lips that is given by the Perfect Lips liner! Also, the very first picture of this post shows the finished look in outdoor, natural lighting.
Here is the lighting in my makeup area.
And here is a close up of my cheek. I don't know how "poreless" I look, but I do know how SOFT my skin is! I did trials of wear this a few days and days going without it. Let me tell you, I can tell my skin looks more even while wearing this amazing product! I think you can get away with one or the other for as far as tinted or not, but sometimes it might be nice to have the little tint for an extra pick me up.
What's nice about ordering direct Too Faced, is that they will send samples with your order! Their samples are usually a good size too. I received a Candlelight Eye Shadow Primer that has lasted me quite a while! I can do a review on that soon too ;-) I'm not sure if they ever do samples on the Primed & Poreless, but I would keep an eye! If not, I would try your local Ulta to purchase. They will take back products that you've tried but found they don't work. It's a great way to test to see if you like a product or how it works for you!
Overall, I like this brand a lot! They have some great products that will help keep makeup where you put it in the morning! Who wants to have to reapply all day long?
I hope you enjoyed today's beauty post! Have a great day!!
*These products by Too Faced (except Chocolate Soleil) have been sent to me for review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.*