Yesterday, I went to IMATS Toronto 2012 (the Internation Makeup Artist Trade Show).
Ever since IMATS was held in Canada, I’ve been going because it’s a great place to find good beauty deals, and you can attend seminars to learn new tips and tricks from successful makeup artists.
Okay, I’m not a makeup artist, but you can still pick up interesting tidbits that apply to the average woman. 🙂 (Well, I don’t think the average woman is average. The ‘average woman’ is incredible, smart, and beautiful. We are going to take over the world!)
You want your personality to shine…not your face. Looking like you spent hours working in a greasy-spoon restaurant with your face over the deep fryer is never sexy.
My combination skin loves to get super shiny especially in the t-zone. But I dislike putting on more powder on my face – I already wear loose mineral makeup. So when I saw the oil-free Make Up For Ever All Mat Face Matifying Primer, I felt compelled to try it. (The power of primer compels you! Insert makeup exorcism here.)
Does the Make Up For Ever matte primer work wonders? Or does it leave me disappointed and thinking what ever possessed me to plunk down my hard-earned cash? There’s only one way to find out! Continue reading →
Mineral makeup is my first choice for everyday foundation. But sometimes the powder fades throughout the day or applies a little patchy just because certain parts of my face are drier or oilier than others. A good face primer create a smooth canvas so your makeup adheres better and lasts longer.
Instead of going for a low-end bargain brand, I decided to try one of the best-rated face primers on the market: Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Primer. After putting it to the test for almost a month and wearing it through the extreme humid weather we’ve had the last couple of weeks, I’m happy to report that unlike a mooching boyfriend, this baby’s a keeper! Continue reading →