Tuesday, August 21, 2018

NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Matte Primer And Full Coverage Foundation


NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Matte Primer And Full Coverage Foundation


The Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Matte Primer($13.99; ulta.com) and Full Coverage Foundation ($14.99; ulta.com)  are two new launches from NYX for fall. The Matte Primer is a thick, gel primer that instantly smoothes pores and provides an even canvas for makeup. I like to use it on my cheeks and forehead, where my pores tend to be more visible. Its a good one for anyone wanting a very matte base, but also needs a good moisturizer underneath to go on smoothly because of the thicker texture. The Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation is a full coverage, matte foundation that when paired with the primer lasts all day. The texture is neither too thick nor runny, so perfect to blend using fingers or a dense brush - I prefer fingers. I did not feel the need to powder and my face stayed matte all day, but then I also have dry skin, so if you have oily skin, you may need to powder depending on how oily you get through the day. Its a blendable foundation that has great coverage and can be built up without being too cakey. Camel is a great shade match for me this time of the year and the shade range is fantastic too and with 45 shades, there’s a wide spectrum of skin tones that would find their match. Overall, if you have oily skin, this is a great pick and if you have dry skin like me, be sure to moisturize really well, especially since it is a very matte finish and tends to wear longer.

NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Matte Primer And Full Coverage Foundation
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Matte Primer And Full Coverage Foundation
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Matte Primer And Full Coverage Foundation

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Monday, August 20, 2018

JJ Young by Caolion Lab Green Face Cleansing Stick



The JJ Young by Caolion Lab Green Face Cleansing Stick ($15; walmart.com) is a convenient cleansing stick for normal/sensitive skin that cleanses and balances. I’ve never used a cleansing stick before and this works more like a second cleanser for me than a makeup remover. To use, just apply a few strokes of the stick to wet face, lather and rinse. Its super simple to use. I do have to say that it doesn’t lather as much as a foaming cleanser, which is why I wouldn’t completely rely on it for a one step clean. It does however balance and cleanse in a very gentle way without stripping skin too much. I did need a moisturizer afterwards, but if you have very oily skin, you could skip one. Overall, a very travel friendly, easy to use skin cleanser for most skin types, except very dry.

JJ Young by Caolion Lab Green Face Cleansing Stick

JJ Young by Caolion Lab Green Face Cleansing Stick


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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Elemis Daily Defense Shield SPF30


Elemis Daily Defense Shield SPF30


Elemis’ Daily Defense Shield SPF30 ($60; elemis.com) is a new broad spectrum protection daily sunscreen that doubles up as a lightweight moisturizer. It has a beautiful,lightweight texture that goes on more like a lotion and feels like nothing on the skin. I usually skip my moisturizer when I use these types of sunscreens and I find this to be moisturizing by itself without the need for an additional layer of moisture. There’s absolutely no white cast and my sensitive skin hasn't broken out or has had any reactions to the formula. It is also easy to remove and leaves behind no greasy residue as well. Overall, I’d highly recommend this for anyone looking for a great sunscreen that feels moisturizing, non-greasy and absorbs quickly! 

Elemis Daily Defense Shield SPF30
Elemis Daily Defense Shield SPF30



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