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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 wasnâ€™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 havenâ€™t used it long enough to give my thoughts on that.
Once the Boscia treatment has dried I spray Skindinaviaâ€™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. Itâ€™s quite emollient and thick, so I prefer to use it under my foundation.
The next step in my routine is foundation. Lâ€™Oreal Visible Lift Blur foundation contains “opti-blur technology” which is said to instantly blur lines, spots and uneven texture. Itâ€™s not quite photoshop in a tube, but itâ€™s pretty darn good! My normally dry skin has been a touch oily this summer, and Iâ€™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. Itâ€™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 itâ€™s so silky and smooth. It didnâ€™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, itâ€™s time to add some color! Lâ€™Oreal Visible Lift Blur blush is a really odd product, coming out of the tube in a dry gel-mousse blob. I wouldnâ€™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. Lâ€™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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