Lately I had clients with extremely sensitive skin, not just the usual sensitive skin, that most Ladies like to claim for themselves, but the kind that actually has severe allergies, redness, dryness, eczema, dermatitis...you name it! It always a challenge to find products that work for those skin types and while every skin is different and no one (not even a dermatologist) knows what works and what doesn't it's a real trial and error for those people. Generally it's a good idea to stay away from heavily fragranced products, strong essential oils (although all natural they are usually too potent for sensitive skin) and most very active ingredients.
A lifesaver a thermal water sprays and really basic products. One I have been counting on a lot is the Mineral Primer by Youngblood, which works a treat in nourishing, protecting and preparing the skin for makeup application. A simple great quality product. As a staple in my kit, I was curious about trying more from this range and to see how these cruelty free, vegan and mineral products are holding up against the other Luxury and professional makeup brands, I usually use. As a professional makeup artist, I never stick to a single brand, but rather choose and pick the best products of each luxury or professional brands. Every brand has their strengths and weaknesses and so my kit included a huge variety of great international products from Chanel, over Nars, Hourglass, Laura Mercier, YSL, Urban Decay, Make Up Forever, Chantecaille, By Terry, Shu Uemura, to all natural cosmetics like Jane Irdale and Youngblood to suit all clients different needs and preferences that suit their skin and the occasion.
I created a wearable look for this time of year, when most girls have gotten a nice tan over the Summer months, but the wardrobe will change soon to deeper colours and evening looks will make their come back. Late Summer is my favourite time of year, and I wish it would last forever. At least this makeup look will last and last and last, while being gentle and kind to your skin. In fact the makeup products are pretty much perfect for humid weather and hot temperatures.
All products used were supplied by Youngblood and here is how to achieve the look: SIMPLE STEPS!
SKIN: Prime with Mineral Primer! Use a lightweight tinted moisturizer or just concealer where needed you want the skin to look as natural as possible Highlighting bronzer in Mineral Radiance in "SUNDANCE" on the highest points of your face, apply with a big fluffy brush for natural finish CHEEK: Add cream blush to Cheeks works best with fingers and gently pressed into the skin I used Luminous Creme Blush in Pink Cashmere. EYES: Use rosegold, as base colour, pale pink as highlight and chocolate to define the eye all in the gorgeous quad "ETERNITY", super easy to blend. To add an unexpected edge to all the warm colours use a cool grey liquid liner from the inner corner starting fine and flicking outwards to, which lasts and lasts and lasts, all summer night long! It's softer than black yest gives definition and shape while being more natural looking than the usual black vintage flick. Lips: Cranberry coloured creamy gorgeousness is the lipstick Kranberry which goes on like a lip balm but has lots of pigment for a real red lip look which transforms this summery beachy look into a cocktail time summer night style! Finish the face for a flawless and lasting look with "Hi-Definition" Hydrating Mineral Powder, which has a cooling effect and is really perfect for hot summer evenings.
My skin loved all this products and didn't make me break out or cause any reactions. However everyone is different, if you are sensitive Try Before You Buy. I found the quality and texture of the products outstanding, they feel truly good on the skin and I would recommend them as natural addition to your makeup bag, you can achieve professional results! Perfect for your day to day makeup.