Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer Base Essentials

Hey everyone; I hope you're all doing well. As promised, I'm doing another post and today, I'm going to share with you all my summer foundation essentials.

1. Sunscreen: The best sunscreen that I have found is this CoTz Face sunscreen for lighter skin tones. It's a great primer that absorbs oil and protects your skin at the same time. This is a mineral sunscreen, meaning that the main ingredients consist of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. You can find this here for $19.99. I'll be doing an in-depth review on this sunscreen in a later post.




2. Foundation: The foundation that I have been wearing everyday this summer is the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. I have this in the shade Fiji and Gobi. With this foundation, I don't even need a concealer because it has such great coverage. Since it's summer right now and I do have a bit of color, I'm using Fiji by itself. I will also be doing an in-depth review on this foundation in a post coming up.



3. Powder: I've been using the Covergirl Clean Oil Control pressed powder recently. It does a decent job a controlling oil, but my skin is just so oily that nothing really keeps me matte for long. It's a good enough powder in the sense that it gives me a matte finish without looking cakey or fake. I will probably be doing a powder comparison for oil skin in an upcoming blog post, so look out for that!


As this post is simply dedicated to base makeup, I'm not going to go into blushes, bronzers, highlighters, etc.

I hope this has given you all some inspiration into formulating your best summer base. If any of you have product recommendations for oily skin, please leave them in the comments below!

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!

Cutting Edge Beauty

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Hi everyone! I would like to begin this post by apologizing for my long time away from blogging. I'm not going to bore you all with the details, so today, I thought I would kick off my return to blogging with a review on the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder!




You can find the small size of this powder, which is the one I have, at the Sephora check-out line for $23. This small travel size has 9.3g, or 0.33 oz of product and comes with the signature Laura Mercier velour puff. As I'm sure that the both the full and travel sizes contain the same product, I'm going to jump straight into the review.




This broke me out. Badly. I don't know what it is that caused me to break out from this, but anytime that I wore it, it caused me to get quite a few under the skin bumps that eventually cleared away when I stopped using this powder. I was hoping that this powder would control my insanely oily skin, but it didn't hold up that much longer than my drugstore Covergirl Clean Oil Control pressed powder.




The puff is very soft and lovely against the skin, and this powder is what seems to be a cult favorite. I wanted this to work for me so much, but alas, my skin simply didn't like it.




Well, I hope that this review has helped some of you out if you're still on the fence about buying this. If you don't have acne-prone, sensitive, or extremely oily skin, you'll probably love this.

I have an entire slew of products that have been building up, as well as new skincare routine, so look out for at least two more new posts this week!

It's great to be back!

Cutting Edge Beauty