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Friday, August 7, 2015

YSL Blur Perfector and Primer and Stila Liquid Lipstick

YSL Blur Perfector and Primer and Stila Liquid Lipstick


YSL Blur Perfector and Primer and Stila Liquid Lipstick




I don't wear much makeup on a daily basis, but I love trying out new products and getting all dolled up. Pulling out all the stops is sometimes tons of fun. I was sent the new YSL Blur Perfector and Blur Primer and was happy to test them out. 

I tried out the primer first. I only use primer when I'm putting on 'full' makeup. So I don't use it day-to-day because primer is not good for your skin. It contains silicone (look for 'dimethicone' in the ingredients), which is what helps to give you that super smooth feeling and acts as a great canvas for makeup; but silicone is also what is responsible for clogging pores. There are a lot of silicone free primers on the market, but I feel they really don't work. So therefore, I reserve my primer use for special occasions. 

You only need a tiny bit of this primer and it goes a long way! It goes on easy, smooth and offers a really nice way to start off your makeup. It's not tinted, so you really can't mess this up! 

Next, I tried out the Blur Perfector. I have to be honest, I had no idea what to do with this! It comes in gorgeous packaging, and when you open it up, it almost looks like balm. I watched a few YouTube videos and you can use it as an all over light foundation to blur out skin's perfections, or you can stow it in your handbag for touchups. I tried it out as a foundation with the application pad that it comes with and while it worked, I felt that it didn't provide much coverage, but did offer a really nice matte finish. So, I stowed it away in my handbag and have been pulling it out during the workday for touchups and it's really great. It mattifies my skin and really does cover up some of my skin's imperfections. 

Bottom line: These are not everyday products for me, but they will definitely be welcomed into my makeup repertoire when I'm wearing 'all the makeup'. 

I also got to try these Stila liquid lipsticks that Birchbox sent me. You might have seen these on Snapchat already (SummerWind41490) as I showed the cutest little case that they came in. They sent me three shades, but I really like Beso the best. It's is BRIGHT red...it's the kind of red where bravery to wear it out in public is necessary. But it really does stay on and does not budge for hours and hours. I was especially interested in the beso shade because one of my favorite bloggers, who I always visit for inspiration, Blair of Atlantic Pacific is always rocking Stila's Beso and looks fantastic! Have you tried any new products recently? Have a fabulous day! 

1 comment:

Erin Fairchild said...

Great products! I love that compact!

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