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My melt proof summer makeup must have products start off with a skin treatment. Boscia No Pores No Shine T-Zone treatment is a lightweight gel lotion that instantly softens the look of pores, mattifies skin, and smooths skin texture. It has a slight scent to it, and you can actually feel a cooling sensation. I wasn’t a huge fan of the effect, but I do like the way it makes my skin look. It is supposed to keep pores and blackheads less visible over time. I haven’t used it long enough to give my thoughts on that.
Once the Boscia treatment has dried I spray Skindinavia’s oil control Makeup Primer Spray on my face. I love this and the original version!
My HG concealer is IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye because it covers everything. I use light under my eyes to cover my ridiculous dark circles,and neutral medium on any blemishes, discoloration and acne scars. It’s quite emollient and thick, so I prefer to use it under my foundation.
The next step in my routine is foundation. L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur foundation contains “opti-blur technology” which is said to instantly blur lines, spots and uneven texture. It’s not quite photoshop in a tube, but it’s pretty darn good! My normally dry skin has been a touch oily this summer, and I’m noticing my pores seem bigger too. Ah, the joys of getting older…. Anyhow, this foundation works best for me if I apply it with my fingers, and pat it on my skin. I start from the center of my face and just pat pat pat, then blend around the edges of my face. It’s very silky feeling, like a silicone primer. When I used it the first time I was certain it would be gone in an hour, simply because it’s so silky and smooth. It didn’t feel like it would hold up in the summer heat, but I was WRONG! This baby lasts all day and then some when I use the primer, and lightly dust my IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores over it.
Once the foundation has had time to set, it’s time to add some color! L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur blush is a really odd product, coming out of the tube in a dry gel-mousse blob. I wouldn’t even attempt to use a brush or sponge with this, fingers work best. It has a silky texture and sets quickly as a stain on the skin. L’Oreal has 3 shades of which I have the brightest, Soft Berry. There is no shimmer in this particular shade. Do you have any warm weather makeup or skin care favorites I should know about?
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