Trending beauty: Trying out the TikTok airbrush skin trend

Like a lot of people, I have created a TikTok account during this pandemic.

Prior to COVID I just didn’t get the app and thought it was for teenagers. At almost 32 years old, I just wasn’t cool enough to have an account. Then I downloaded it and saw that it wasn’t just dance moves that teenagers posted.

My TikTok account is actually my dog’s account (follow @ziggy_apupofcolour) and although it’s super fun to create funny dog videos, I’ve been really enjoying just scrolling and seeing what other people post. Seriously, you can learn so many cool things through watching the app. Now one of the things I’ve learned is this hack that will make your skin look filtered IRL.  This trend kinda goes against every makeup rule I have ever read in that you actually apply your setting powder before your primer and foundation.

Products to try out TikTok foundation hack for airbrushed skin

Okay, what?!

So here’s the order: moisturize first, then apply your setting powder, then setting spray, primer, foundation, rest of your makeup.

Everyone was raving about this, so since I got in the new Avon Magix Dust Finishing Powder (C$24), I thought I would give it a try.  This setting powder is actually new from Avon and is available in two shades (Translucent Fair-Light and Translucent Medium-Deep). It’s a weightless mineral powder that has a 100 per cent naturally derived formula. It’s a pure mineral powder with ultra fine tourmaline, powder ruby, and rose quartz.  It helps to set makeup, diffuses light, visibly blurs pores, controls shine, and gives your skin a silky feel and a soft matte finish. The formula also has antioxidant green tea extract to enhance and smooth skin.

Avon Magix Dust Finishing Powder

So after you do your skincare routine, then apply your setting powder to your face, followed by setting spray (I used Make Up For Ever’s Mist & Fix Hydrating Setting Spray). Afterwards, apply your primer (I used Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Face Primer), then foundation (I used NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation), then rest of your makeup.  What you’re left with is flawless filtered-looking skin. Seriously, you will look so glowy and natural when you do this technique. I find that sometimes when I apply my foundation I can still see it sitting on the surface of my skin, but this really helped to absorb the product and make it look like I literally woke up like that.

Now, in doing this technique I was a little confused on if I go ahead and apply my powder again after my concealer to set and bake it. I didn’t bake it when I tried this out initially, but I did apply some powder afterwards and found that it didn’t affect the end result. For my setting spray, I actually used one with SPF to get some added sun protection and my makeup literally lasted me all day. There was no wear or fading.

Swatches of trying out TikTok filtered foundation trend

I think it’s safe to say that I’m officially sold on this trend and if you give it a try, I would love to know what you think. I know it goes against everything we are taught, but hey, it worked like a charm and I’ll definitely be doing my makeup like this again for now on.

Have you tried the TikTok filtered makeup trend?

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Powder blush: Avon Rouge Powder Matte Lipsticks

Avon Rouge Powder Matte Lipsticks

When I first laid my eyes on Avon’s new Rouge Powder Matte Lipsticks (C$22), I knew I would love them.

Available in six shades, these lipsticks gives you a powdery matte finish that is soft on the lips and super flattering. The shade range are pinks and reds and they apply weightlessly with a blurred effect.  Once applied, they have a second-skin feel and are very comfortable and long wearing. Unlike other matte lipsticks, these are not drying and you don’t even really feel them once applied.

Avon Rouge Powder Matte Lipsticks Avon Rouge Powder Matte Lipsticks

Avon sent me three shades to try out and I couldn’t wait to swatch them. These are actually part of their The Face Shop collab, which I’ve really enjoyed so far and have really liked the range of products they have released with the brand.

These definitely have a more powdery look to them, but I like that as I find it usually makes your lips look larger.  My favourite from the range is definitely the mauve shade, Beige Powder, but truthfully, they were all so pretty and will be a well-worn lipstick this summer. Just slap on some mascara, bronzer, and one of these for the perfect summery look.

Avon Rouge Powder Matte Lipsticks swatches

If you are looking for a new lipstick and love the matte lip effect, then I would give these a try. They don’t have the staying power of a liquid lipstick, but they are way more comfortable to wear over a period of time.

Will you pick up any of Avon’s new Rouge Powder Matte Lipsticks?

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Hours of hydration: Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Collection

I don’t know about you, but every time it’s sunny outside, I’m out on my patio getting my tan on. I don’t usually get this much tanning time in every year, but since I’m currently working from home, it’s been nice to spend my mornings with my laptop out on my deck and getting some much-needed Vitamin D.

Being out in the sun can be very drying on the skin, so I found Pixi Beauty’s Hydrating Milky Collection came in at the right time. This collection, which is comprised of nine items, helps to maintain your skin’s moisture levels.  If you are looking for firm, healthy, and youthful skin, then this collection may be right up your alley.

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Cleanser and Peel

The brand sent me six of the seven items to try out (they came housed in this adorable milk carton PR package) and since I’ve been a fan of Pixi Beauty’s skincare for awhile now, I was excited to give them a shot.

Start your routine first with the Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover (C$34), which takes off all your makeup, as well as dirt and oil.  It’s very gentle and won’t strip your skin of essential moisture, making it perfect for all skin types. The formula includes coconut and probiotics to gently moisturize and balance skin.

Next, to prep your skin for the rest of your routine and to remove dead skin cells, reach for the Hydrating Milky Peel (C$34), which leaves you with bright skin.  This formula also includes arginine, which helps to produce collagen and elastin for a younger-looking appearance.

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Cleanser, Peel, and Lotion

Now that your skin is all prepped and ready to go, wash it with the Hydrating Milky Cleanser ($17.99 USD), which includes coconut oil to improve skin texture, shea butter to hydrate, and willow bark extract to condition. Use this twice a day for hydrated, glowing skin.

After we cleanse, then we tone! Everyone knows their famous Glow Tonic, but for this collection they have released a Hydrating Milky Tonic (C$20) to enrich and comfort your complexion. The tonic is infused with oat extract to soothe and balance skin, while hydrating, nourishing, and relaxing it.

Before you apply moisturizer, add some of the Hydrating Milky Serum (C$34), which helps to boost skin’s elasticity and intensely hydrate. This is great to add into your skincare routine if you have dehydrated skin as it helps to restore natural radiance and elasticity, as well as plump and soften fine lines.

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover, Serum, and Tonic

Lastly, apply the Hydrating Milky Lotion (C$34) for the ultimate veil of moisture. This moisturizer delivers hydration instantly, as well as long term,  and includes a blend of coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa seed extract to help nourish skin health and hydration.

If you want an extra step that will make your skin feel amazing, then spray on the Hydrating Milky Mist (C$20), which is a mist that gives you an extra boost of goodness and includes hyaluronic acid to help plump up the skin by trapping in moisture.

Pixi Beauty Hydrating Milky Serum

I think this collection is a real treat and we can all use an extra bit of moisture this season. With prolonged exposure to the elements that can cause some drying and it’s important to keep skin nice and hydrated.  I’ve used a bunch of different Pixi Beauty products and love their skincare line up (plus, it’s pretty affordable compared to other luxury brands).

Let me know if you give this a try!

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