Lately I’ve come across articles about skin care and I’ve been learning a lot of stuff that I totally didn’t even think about before! One of the things I’ve learned is my type of skin, which is combination. Another thing I’ve learned is how important it is to use a makeup primer. And lastly, that eye makeup remover is a good thing to have. With that said, I invested in a makeup primer, an eye makeup remover, a combination skin moisturizer for my face and I threw in a bronzer just for fun!
Even though I always try to keep my makeup at a minimum to achieve a natural look, my face has felt the absence of primer. In other words: pimples and clogged pores! So I took a trip to Sephora to ask about primers. The lady gave me two samples, one from Tarte and the other one from Make Up For Ever. I took them home and after trying the Tarte one I immediately felt the difference, my skin felt fresh and way less oily throughout the whole day! The other one didn’t make my face feel as good as the Tarte one (it felt oily, not as fresh, not as soft, and the primer itself is tinted), I feel like it even made me break out a little so I decided not to use it again.
I had never used an eye makeup remover before but this one is well priced so I decided to go for it. I also trust the Sephora collection so I thought it was a good decision to start with this one since I don’t know much about eye makeup removers. In my opinion, this one is really good, makeup comes off instantly and it doesn’t leave your skin oily even though the liquid itself gives you the opposite impression.
I’ve never used a moisturizer specifically for combination skin. If you’re not sure what type of skin you have, it’s pretty easy to figure out. If your face is completely oily then your type is oily skin. If your face it completely dry, then it’s dry skin. And if your face is dry on your cheeks but oily on your t-zone then it’s combination. There are a ton of products specifically for dry or oily skin but there aren’t many for combination, so I was happy to find this one by bare minerals, and even better, with good reviews!
Lastly is this matte Hoola bronzer by Benefit. I’ve seen so many great reviews about it and I wanted to give it a try. I’ll be applying only a little bit right below my cheek bones to better define my face. Like I said before, I try to keep my makeup at a minimum so this will probably last me a long, long time!
Also, I just wanted to point out that even though makeup is really fun and taking care of your face and skin in general is great, all of us were beautifully made and our identity shouldn’t be placed on our looks but on who we are based on who made us! :)