Today’s review is on the gentle makeup removing micelle solutions are from Bioderma. They are the most amazing products I have used so far and you can find these on most of the known makeup artist’s kits. It comes in two different solutions, Sensibio H2O which is for sensitive skin and Sebium H2O is a purifying solution for oily and blemished skin. It is a hypoallergehanic and paraben free and they come in three different sizes, 250 ml bottle, 500 ml bottle and a 100 ml bottle travel size which are really convenient specially the travel size one. These solutions are non rinse makeup removers that gently cleanse and remove face and eye makeup. I have been using the Sensibio H2O since my skin is more on the sensitive side and I totally love the dual action since I always had to use another solution to remove the eye makeup but this works for both. I really like how it doesn’t leave any residue on my skin and it is fragrance free. You can really take off your makeup in minutes and melts all the mascaras and eyeliners. The catch is to hold the cotton pad on the eye lid area for few seconds to melt the product and then gently wipe it off, re-apply until the cotton pad becomes clean. I usually prefer water base makeup removers than cream based; I feel the water base cleansers cleanse the skin much better than cream based ones. And most of all it is a non rinse makeup cleanser which I totally love and would prefer specially for those tired night where you don’t want to rinse your face and want the makeup to come off by itself.
I did try the Sebium H2O to see how it works, at first I was a little nervous thinking it will be harsh on my skin but it worked like wonders, I loved it. It does have a little cucumber scent, and really refreshing at the same time. Totally love both solutions. They are also good for quick touch-ups to remove makeup in detail areas, or as a makeup remover for face makeup, mascara, eye shadow, or eye liners. You can easily find these in the drugstores.
Here is the new Blure Perfector from YSL. This is a baby pink and gold perfector compact which perfects the skin while retaining the glow. It is a balm textured compact and transfers to a silky powder upon application. It’s meant to soften the skins imperfection, minimize the look of the pores for smoother, even tone skin and leaves skin with rosy glow.
This Blur Perfector comes in only one universal shade to compliment all skin tones and types. This compact comes with an applicator but I would prefer to use the finger tips to apply over your skin or foundation by sweeping motion from centre of the face outward. It is also meant to use as a retouch up powder by just tapping into the skin on T zone or on visible pores, perfect for those who doesn’t like the feeling of the powder but yet want to extent the life of their makeup throughout the day but yet get the glowy finish.
I totally love this on my skin for those no makeup days since it literally smooths the skin and leaves it silky but I didn’t liked it on top of my foundation, I felt it does disturbs the makeup unless to be really precise to taping. This Blur Perfector retails at C$55.00. The package is to die for, totally love the look of this compact, it’s lovely and adoring.
Strobing is trending every where, what is strobing? Strobing is basically highlighting the best part of your face, and to give the skin a dewy and glowy effect. I felt this is a great example of how the strobing should look.I will start from how to prepair the skin. Here are some of my favourite strobing creams and basis. Starting clockwise Strobe Cream from M.A.C C$40.00, Illuminating Perfecting Primer from Estee Lauder C$42.00, Pro- Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm from Elemis C$68.97, Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer from Dior C$48.00 and foundation primer Radiance from Laura Mercier C$60.95. These are the best bases to start before applying foundation to give a great boost to your skin; it totally depends on what is your preference on choosing the glow.
I covered all the glow shades from pearl, rose gold, golden copper and something in between. My favourite ones are the Strobing Cream from M.A.C and foundation primer from Laura Mercie. Simply start applying the base all over the face or if your skin is problematic (uneven texture or acne), keep those areas matte just apply the base to the areas you want to strobe, followed by foundation or BB cream all over the face, make sure to avoid using the strobing cream under eye area that is the only part that I wouldn’t prefer to apply the strobing cream, I would leave that part to highlight with concealer and keep the area matte, make sure you blend well the concealer, lightly powder all over the face and under the eye to set the foundation and concealer to prevent it from creasing. Here is a cheat sheet where strobing really should happen.
This is where really strobing happens, ladies these are some of my favourite powder highlighters starting from top: Highlight 01 from Laura Mercier C$40.00, Soft and Gentle from M.A.C C$37.00, Pro-sculpt duo 01C$45.00 from Makeup forever and Albatross C$37.00 and Frenzy from Nars C$55.00.
Lightly highlight all those great features on your face that you want to be notices like: cheekbones, tip of the nose, top and under the arch of the brows, forehead, chin, inner corner of the eyes and the cupid bow. These are the areas where you want to highlight depending on what’s the great feature on your face. Make sure you start with feather strokes and build up depending on your desire and that’s all ladies for achieving a glowy skin you can totally do a little bit of contouring or bronzing as giving your face a backdrop and sculpt look but it’s totally up to you or add a little bit of color on apple of the cheeks is totally an option.