The Beauty of Tinted Moisturizer

A little color goes a long way. Having a golden complexion or simply getting a little color can always be achieved with the help of bronzer and tinted body lotions. Being a fan of 2-in-one products, it comes to no surprise that a tinted moisturizer would be one of them. They’re great at evening out skin tones and providing natural looking coverage. AVEENO’s Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer ($15) is a good choice. It protects against UVA/UVB with an SPF of 30. Positively Radiant is oil-free and hyper allergenic. It’s beneficial for all skin types, sensitive enough to use everyday, and not overbearingly shiny.

AVEENO’S has shown me great results and proved to work just how it says it will. The packaging is perfect to throw in your purse and comes with a top that lock by twisting; preventing it from opening up on its own. The color goes on sheer and the light smell isn’t overpowering at all. Tinted moisturizer can take the place foundation. Most, if not all, of your imperfections get hidden discretely with the tint.

If you’re looking for a moisturizer with more coverage try Hourglass Illusion ($55). It’s liquid based like a foundation making it great for drier skin. With more shades to choose from, you’re able to get one closest to your skin tone. The Hourglass formula is oil-free and has an SPF 15.

Primer for Eyes and Lips

I recently posted on The Importance of Primer. Primer is essential in making your makeup look its best. The better the base for your makeup, the easier it will be to apply, the better it will look and the longer it will last. Other than the face, you can also apply separate primer for the eyes and lips.

For eyes, try Bare Escentuals bareVitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer ($16). It’s a gentle, fragrance-free formula that really makes your eye makeup stay put. It’s sheer so it won’t interfere with any color you choose to apply. Also great for sensitive skin; it’s been allergy tested by dermatologists and made without Parabens, sulfates and synthetic dyes and fragrances.

Tip* Vaseline can be an alternative for primer. Apply it slightly on your eyelids to keep makeup in place. Just don’t use as a face primer or you’ll have the shiniest face.

Wearing lipstick needs to be done with confidence and it doesn’t hurt to use primer. DuWop’s Prime VENOM ($20) works as a smooth base for lipstick and moisturizes as well. This primer is a 2-in-one product working as a plumper as well.

Don’t want to splurge on primer, E.L.F. has got you covered. They’re Eye Primer/Liner Sealer is only $3 and they’re Lip Primer/Plumper is $3 as well.

Sephora Chic Nail Prints

Who has time to paint their nails, apply a second coat, and then wait for them to dry? Sephora in collaboration with O•P•I and Minx nails is offering a way of doing your nails that is mess free and not as time consuming. The product is called, Sephora by O•P•I and it’s a set of precut prints for your nails.

Dress your nails up for any ocassion. There’s a ton of designs to choose from, whether you want cheetah, stars, chrome or lace; all eyes will be on your nails. The application is heat activated and come in a pack of 16. All you have to do is smooth it onto your nails using your fingers and cut and file as desired. It brings a variety of sizes allowing you to even apply it on your nails. For $15 a pack I’d say it’s worth the try.

Check out all the designs they have to offer at Sephora.