Heathy Makeup For All Skin Types
Over the past six years I have grown my makeup collection by leaps and bounds. I love that I get to try all sorts of different products and explore brands that I might not have known about before blogging. When I first started blogging, one thing that I did start using a lot of was mineral makeup. I found that it was a healthy makeup option for my then acne-prone skin. Since then, I have branched out to try different types of makeup but recently became acquainted with mineral makeup again through the brand, Claré Blanc.
You may wonder what’s the deal with mineral makeup and what makes it different. For one, it’s free of synthetic ingredients and made from ground up rocks. Sounds a bit crazy, but because it’s made from finely milled rocks, and free of potential irritants like talc, fragrances or parabens, mineral makeup can help skin look and feel better. By eliminating many of the fillers that other types of makeup use to help create their own unique formulas, those with sensitive or acne prone skin can experiment more with less worry. Luckily, my skin has normalized since my acne days so I can use all types of makeup, but I always love going back to a favorite.
Claré Blanc allowed me to choose whatever items I wanted to try so I had the opportunity to put together a look using things I’d actually be interested in. I decided to go with a pressed foundation and concealer, a luminizer, a blush and bronzer, an eyeliner and some shadows.
The Dream Pressed Foundation come in a large array of shades, and if you have any trouble figuring out your color they are happy to help assist you. I chose one that was a bit light for me, but luckily was still blendable enough to not be a problem. I used my IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin Smoothing Complexion Brush #704 and it worked perfectly to pick up enough powder and apply on the skin.
I found that I preferred a nice matte blush in Charming since I was pairing it with a Luminizing Powder in Cashmere. I basically used the luminizing powder just about everywhere because I loved it so much. The perfect highlighting power for brow bones, cheekbones, center of the eyelids and cupid’s bow. The bronzer in Rocka Locka gives just enough color to sculpt the hollows of the cheekbones without looking muddy or dirty.
I’m not one to know how to use 5 colors on the eye and make something fantastic. I definitely keep it simple with 2-3 colors. One all over the lid (in lavender ice, a smoky, frosty lavender) and Demure, a shimmery brown-violet in the crease. I lined my eyes with perfect black with a stiff chisel eye liner brush.
The Eye Flash Concealer was something I thought was unique. It has brightening qualities to it and while it’s marketed to be used in the under eye area, I found it worked really nicely in the inner corners of the eyes better for me.
You have to be careful with loose powders because one wrong move can create a mess. Luckily Claré Blanc has little sieve stoppers in the containers to control the amount of product dispensed at the top of the jar. Also, a little goes a long way, so when you pick up the powder, make sure to do a tap, tap on the jar lid to remove excess color. You can always go back and add more if needed! I found that the colors I chose blended together very nicely and sat well on my skin.