Reader’s Choice - February ‘14 Beauty Hits & Misses!
I’ve always thought of DrugstorePrincess as a sort of beauty community - slash - online magazine, through which we could learn from one another. In an attempt to get back to my blogging roots, I thought, “what better way than to get my amazing readers to give me some of their thoughts?!” So much of DSP is myself giving you MY thoughts, and to be honest, my thoughts bore me sometimes. YOUR thoughts on the other hand, are exciting and brand new and fascinating to me. So thanks to some really amazing, kind, thoughtful readers of mine (who you will be able to meet later in this post), I have created this treat of a post for you. This Hits and Misses post for February 2014 is filled with YOUR thoughts on some of the hottest, newest, and coolest beauty products of the now… good AND bad! Enjoy, and look for MY Hits and Misses to come later!
First of all, congratulations! I hope all of your planning is going smoothly!
If you tend to get red, I’d recommend investing in a method to disguise redness on your chest and neck… you don’t want that to overshadow you in pictures on the big day! One option would be to get a light spray tan a bit before the wedding. The tint could help camouflage any nervous splotchiness!
Another option is to get yourself some kind of waterproof body makeup. These will even out your skin and make you look absolutely flawless, and will be unnoticeable as long as you get the proper color and/or blend it well. Professional makeup artists often use body makeup on brides who have discoloration - the trick is to get something that’s good enough so that it won’t transfer onto your dress. I’d recommend DermaBlend, or even Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs (the waterproof version).
If you would like to get something that will work for both your body and your face, try Make Up For Ever Face & Body. It has lightweight medium coverage that looks truly flawless, even on camera. These products might not be the cheapest but it’s worth it to splurge a bit to keep yourself looking gorgeous on your wedding day!
Beauty $plurge or Save!
As most of you know, the motto on DrugstorePrincess is “Beauty Advice for Every Budget”. Even though I started off as a strictly-pharmacy-brand blogger, my tastes, knowledge, and audience has expanded, and I’ve realized that in the world of cosmetics, it is good to both splurge and save. But which products are really worth the big money? Here I’ll give you a quick run-down on what categories are better to buy cheap or spend on.
I’ve been using this recently in the shower and I’ve got to say I really love it. My skin feels much smoother after using it, and not over-exfoliated! However I don’t recommend using any kind of scrub “daily”, even if it claims you can use it that often! Every couple of days is best, and use a gentle cleanser every other time you wash your face.
Hi! Thank you so much, it’s so awesome having kind, loyal followers <3
Beauty gurus, makeup artists, and bloggers tend to use a certain kind of language that we never really explain! I know that I’m guilty of it, so I apologize to everyone if sometimes I use weird words when I’m describing products or looks! I definitely encourage all of you to just shoot me a quick message if you don’t know what I mean by a phrase or word, I’d be happy to private answer the meaning back to you!
Your question seems to revolve around different textures/finishes of the face. I’d say that the most common ones in this category are matte, dewy, satin, and natural. Matte finishes are completely shine-free. They are more flat, opaque, and almost powdery, with no shimmer or gleam to them. Dewy is on the complete opposite end of the spectrum - these finishes have high shine. Depending on what we were talking about, a dewy finish could also be described as creamy or glowing. If you think of a morning dew on the grass, you’ll imagine a wet, shimmery look - dewy finishes are similar when we discuss foundation or highlighter! Satin and natural tend to be the finishes that are right in the middle of dewy and matte. If we were talking about foundation, lets say, a natural finish would be one that looks just like skin.. something that doesn’t have a ton of shine, but isn’t flat or dull. Satin tends to be something that’s free of shimmer, glitter, or wet texture, but has a certain sheen to it that keeps it from being entirely matte!
I hope that helps you to envision these things a bit better! I also have a page on my blog that I never quite finished, but has a lot of similar information on it. I’ve called it my Beauty Glossary - find it at http://drugstoreprincess.com/glossary :)