Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Porcelain Skin Foundation Routine

Lethal Kitten's Porcelain Skin Foundation Routine


Hello,

As a lot of people can probably tell, I have extremely fair skin. I purposely keep this pale to maintain my complexion by staying out of the sun and pretty much bathing in sun screen when I come out of my coffin *insert stereotypical vampire joke here*

Since the last time I made a blog post on what I use for porcelain/extremely fair skin, I have changed a lot of products. So today I will show you my updated routine and the pros and cons of each product so you can see if the products are fit for you!




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My current face products used for my foundation routine:
+ Revlon ColorStay Foundation - 110 Ivory ($9.99 Target)
+ MAC Face and Body Foundation - White ($35 from MAC)
+ NYX HD Photogenic Concealer - CW02 ($4.99 Ulta)
+ NYX Blotting Powder - Light ($11.99 Ulta)

I always initially start with a moisturizer if I use this combination of products. Especially when using MAC's Face and Body because it is likes to emphasize dry skin.

As you can see, MAC Face and Body has a squeeze like bottle. So make sure when using this that you pour out little by little because you cannot put it back in the bottle!

For me this foundation is extremely thin and watery. It's great for mixing to make a full coverage foundation more so medium coverage for a day-to-day wear.

I chose white because I already like the undertone of my current foundation (Revlon ColorStay in 110 Ivory) so I chose this to be able to lighten it without changing the warm undertone.


MAC Also sells this foundation in a variety of colors and it is also waterproof! So make sure when you remove it that you use a makeup remover of some sort because otherwise it will not come off!

I'd recommend a brush or sponge for application due to the consistency of the product.

Initially out of the tube
Blended out 

Pros:
- Waterproof
- Great for mixing
- Variety of shades (including white)
- Reasonable price for the amount given

Cons:
- Can only buy from MAC Pro (or online)
- Watery
- Not one step foundation (when mixing)
- Packaging
- Not practical for the average person. 
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Before I made the decision to be extremely conscious of being in the sunlight, Revlon ColorStay Foundation in 110 Ivory was a perfect match. It's very full coverage, around $10, and easy to find. Also for a drugstore foundation it has a wide variety of shades and formulas (dry, combination, oily)

In the past I have applied this with a brush and with my fingers. 
I personally prefer using my fingers.


Revlon ColorStay Foundation - 110 Ivory
(As you can see it's well loved

Blended Out

Pros:
- Great Coverage Alone
- Drugstore
- Price
- Easily Accessible
- Different Finishes (Oily, Combination, Dry)
- Different shades

Cons:
- Can look cakey
- Quick to set
- Packaging has no pump so you have to continuously dump it on to a surface or your hand which some may consider disgusting/ unsanitary
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What I mix of both MAC Face and Body and Revlon ColorStay for my match. Sometimes I add more MAC Face and Body depending. 

I recommend applying this with a brush. 
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NYX HD Photogenic Concealer in CW02

This concealer is amazing. I love it for under eyes and highlighting. It comes in a variety of shades from Porcelain to correcting shades of Salmon, Green, and Purple. 

I personally apply mine under the eyes, down my nose, forehead, chin, and on any blemishes I may have.
I blend it out with my fingers and sometimes a concealer brush. 

This product has a doe-foot applicator which is great for spots.
Just dont put directly on an open pimple because then you are going to be putting bacteria back into the container!

Applied to hand

Pros:
- Affordable
- High coverage
- Good for highlighting, covering blemishes, and under eyes. 
- Shades come in a variety of skin tones and in corrector shades
- Formula is easy to apply and not too runny or drying to the skin
- Cruelty Free company

Cons:
- Packaging gets dirty easily
- Not always easy to find NYX products depending on your area
-  Looks cakey alone without other makeup products being used.

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For my setting powder I use NYX Blotting Powder in Light. 
It's an expensive setting powder ($11.99 from Ulta) but it's very good for the price. I used to use Maybelline Fit Me! Powder Foundation in 110 Porcelain ($5 from Walmart) which is just as good, but I prefer this one because the packaging is much more compact and it doesn't look as cakey as the Maybelline powder did. I do recommend it though for a cheaper alternative to this product.

Another thing I like about this product is if my foundation looks blotchy and uneven and has that "streaked" look, if I apply this over top it makes it look perfect. 

As you can see the powder itself is very fair and that the packaging comes with a very large and clear mirror. This to me is perfect for on the go because the mirror is just as large as the compact and makes for great use when touching up make-up throughout the day. 

This powder is very sheer when swatched on the hand.
I apply my powder with a big fluffy brush for an everyday wear.
For a full coverage wear I recommend using a sponge or powder puff and use the rolling technique to apply over foundation. A dense brush can work as well. 

Pros:
- Long lasting
- Great formula that doesn't feel like you're wearing make-up
- Packaging is compact, mirror is great
- Controls oil
- Great to use to fix foundation flaws
- Makes for easier application of bronzers/blushes if this is used beforehand. 

Cons:
- Not many colors to choose from
- Powdery and you can go through it fast
- Expensive for drugstore
- Packaging gets dirty easily
- Can look cakey if you apply too much. 
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Hope you enjoyed reading my foundation routine and maybe it will be useful for you! 

xoxo
Kitten 















Monday, June 9, 2014

The Cold-Hearted Truth

Something I've never really gotten used to is blogging. I think it's because it's so foreign to me, but nonetheless I don't really understand it. At first when I started this blog I wanted to use it with my DeviantArt account and be able to write how I feel and express my thoughts. 

Well, unfortunately that only happened for a few months. 

Right now I don't know how to explain it, but I just don't feel like myself. 
I sometimes feel as if I'm a body who is just walking around with a set schedule to do, but no motivation to venture out from it. Almost as if on a 24/7 routine. 

I don't know why but I have no motivation to even make art, take photos, or any of that.
I just want to be by myself

Sometimes I post things and sometimes I don't. Im never really attached to the things I post and just more so post it for the watchers I have on dA who enjoy seeing my photos.
I used to be the type of person who went out of my way to get a glimpse at a pretty site just to take a picture of it to edit and upload, I haven't been like that for a few years now. 

I also used to put make-up on to experiment and try new techniques...and again....now I just put it on if I'm going out of the house. 

It's weird to see how much I've changed in a few years, whether that be looks, my outlook on life, or just my day-to-day schedule. 

I can easily say, I'm just dead feeling right now. 

Maybe it's because I've gained weight and can't stand looking at myself in the mirror
or that I am depressed

Who knows but it sucks.

Kitten