Tuesday, April 22, 2008

product crush....surreal skin and smashbox photofinish

i never thought that a powder could do the things that a liquid foundation effectively did.

when mineral makeup first became the rage, i figured anything that it could offer would be sheer and not hold up well. i'd have to keep reapplying, and my skin would look all cakey and wierd.

i finally caved and tried a mineral powder foundation, and i'm now a convert!

my pick is Urban Decay Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup. it has less mica than some other mineral brands. mica is one of the ingredients that can give your skin a glow, but for an oily-skinned gal like myself, less mica works better.

i love so many things about this product. it evens out your skin, gets rid of shine, blends well, doesn't require a lot for coverage (but is buildable if you require more), stays all day....i could go on.

i've been trying different primers underneath it, as well. Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer makes your face an ideal canvas for whatever comes next. it reduces the look of pores and other little imperfections. i intend to try some other mattifiers as money and opportunity permits, but so far i'm very impressed with smashbox. i chose the light primer because it's oil-free.

some day i'll blog about my step-by-step morning face routine :)

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