Now we all know that beautiful makeup starts with great skincare. I have a whole arsenal of products that I use for different times of the month, (estrogen spikes can wreak havoc on your skin) and different times of the year. This is really important because the seasons have different affects on the skin. And using the same products all year 'round can be counter productive. Now as with everything, there is an exception to the rule. See I'm an avid exfoliator. It's paramount to getting rid of fine lines, having luminous skin and a dewy, youthful appearance. But sometimes using a product with microcrystals can be a little harsh, especially for certain times of the month. So my go to product is Ice Element's 2- Minute Miracle Exfoliating Gel. This stuff is AMAZING! I have to admit I was a little skeptical upon discovery but boy am I glad I gave it a try. This is without a doubt a product I can use all year around. I use this on my brides before doing anything else.
Ok, tangent over.. so the reason I sing the praises of this product and exfoliating in general, is so that you get the most perfect canvas to apply makeup. It is vital to obtain that "second skin" foundation application.
"Unlike flat brushes that streak across your face, my Foundation Brush has a unique shape which allows you to buff in your cream foundation for a more natural and flawless finish. The rounded tip allows you to follow the natural curves of your face."
With this brush, very, very little product is needed. Just pick up a little cream foundation (gives the best coverage and can easily be sheered down) and buff into skin. It's like MAGIC, dare I say like the erase tool in Photoshop. Yeah, it's THAT good. All of the blemishes and discoloration disappears yet your beautiful skin shows through. Now you can have your fairy godmother's magic wand right in your makeup bag!