As 2018 slowly begins, like many others, it is time for me to do the yearly purging of my makeup collection. This year I really dove into the makeup world, my collection almost tripling in size. With many series of trial and error, I started to learn about my own skin and what products worked and failed for me.
Through quizzes, articles, videos and trial and error I learned I have combination skin with oily tendencies around my T-zone, which includes my nose, chin, and forehead area.
Because I was relatively new to the beauty community I started looking for experienced gurus like Shani Grimmond, and Laura Lee who both describe themselves as having similar skin types.
Products that work for me are described as full coverage, pore refining, mattifying and long wearing. This way my oil spots can be completely sealed off all day. In 2017 I have found a handful of products that do just that, and I will continue to religiously use in 2018. These products include:
Benefit’s, the POREfessional face primer. This product is oil-free, smoothing and keeps my pore’s covered and under control all day. I keep application points to my T-zone and will not go without it. I have no discovered another product that will conceal my problem areas as good at this primer.
Milk Makeup’s, Blur Liquid Matte Foundation. I wear the shade medium and have not found a better foundation to help my skin look flawless all day. Because I have such an oily T-zone this foundation’s mattifying effect actually leaves my skin looking natural and smooth. I do not recommend this product for dry skin because it is extremely matte, but for my girls and boys with oily skin, it is life-saving.
URBAN DECAY’s, de-slick makeup setting spray – oil control. With all the mattifying makeup I use on my skin, it can start to look a little cakey. This is why I use the setting spray. It helps my makeup effortlessly melt into my skin, ditching the cakey look. I use this setting spray not only to soften my face but to give just a little bit of extra help to control the shine that loves to overpower my T-zone.
Although I do use a lot of products catered to my skin type, I also swear by products that will work for any skin type. These products include:
Stila’s, Magnificent Metals, Glitter & Glow, Liquid Eyeshadow. I absolutely cannot get enough of these. I have collected the shades, gold goddess, kitten karma, gypsy, and into the blue, and trust me I plan on getting more. If you love glitter and taking your eye look a step further, this is the product for you. I will apply it, with the wand, straight to my eye for an all over look or lightly pat it on with my finger for a subtle sparkle.
OFRA’S x NikkieTutorials, Glow Goals highlighter. So as I have previously shared, I love to glow. This is the most incredible, blinding highlight I own, and always find an excuse to use it on my, cheeks, eyes or body. It’s really that good. I recommend this product to all my glam girls and boys who cannot help but shine so bright they are seen from the heavens.
If you have combination to oily skin, or just love to glow, I hope my best products of 2017 were helpful to you. If you agree or disagree that the products I use are some of the best, share this post and comment down below what has also worked for you.