What I Look For In My Beauty Products

Considering how much I prattle on about beauty products I don't think I've ever written a post on what I truly look for in them. So I thought it would be fun to make a small compendium of the characteristics I look for in beauty items. 

MAKEUP

FOUNDATION

  • Satin formulation. 
  • Medium coverage. 
  • Long lasting but still lightweight on the skin. 
  • Radiant without being too greasy or oil inducing. 

PRIMER

  • Balancing. 
  • Smoothing.
  • Continuous hydration throughout the day. 
  • Silicone free. 

BLUSHER

  • Luminous. 
  • Finely milled if a powder formulation.
  • Minimal shimmer. 
  • Highly pigmented. 

POWDER

  • Lightweight. 
  • Mattifies without flattening the skin.
  • Finely milled.
  • Adds a small amount of coverage. 

MASCARA

  • Lengthening.
  • Volumising. 
  • Long lasting without a waterproof formula. 
  • Separating. 

EYESHADOW

  • Finely milled.
  • Minimal shimmer and no chunky glitter.
  • Blendable. 
  • Long lasting without being too chalky on the lid. 

HIGHLIGHTER

  • Glow inducing with minimal glitter. 
  • Pigmented without being overpowering.
  • Soft focus glow. 
  • Glides over the skin and doesn't enhance pores. 

LIPSTICK

  • Hydrating.
  • Creamy and smooth upon application. 
  • No shimmer. 
  • The ability to wear evenly throughout the day. 

SKINCARE

TONER

  • Exfoliating. 
  • Hydrating. 
  • Balancing. 
  • In a spray bottle, not an aerosol. 

CLEANSER

  • Hydrating. 
  • Deep cleansing without being drying. 
  • Removes makeup with ease. 
  • Promotes a healthy balance in the skin. 

MOISTURISER

  • Hydrating.
  • Lightweight but keeps the skin hydrated through the day. 
  • Contains an SPF. 
  • Doesn't pill up when makeup is applied over the top. 

SERUM

  • Glow inducing. 
  • Hydrating without making the skin greasy. 
  • Lightweight. 
  • Quick absorption. 

EYE CREAM

  • Radiant without glitter. 
  • Hydrating but not greasy. 
  • Contains a small amount of coverage. 
  • Absorbs quickly. 

MASK

  • Clarifying but not drying. 
  • Hydrating without being too heavy. 
  • Doesn't dry down and crack on the skin. 
  • Exfoliating without being too intense. 

I'd love to know what you look for your beauty products

R x 

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