Flawless makeup starts with healthy skin. Vancouver was recently visited by Jacquie Hutchinson, the National Trainer for Almay. Local beauty and lifestyle bloggers were taught about beauty basics and how to prep and take care of skin from a flawless start to a smokey eye finish. The highlight of the night was getting to play with latest and greatest products from Almay including a few of these favourites:
Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer– To support healthy skin, Jacquie strongly recommends a primer to set the foundation for your makeup. With SPF15 you don’t need to worry about layering too much stuff on your face before the makeup even starts. And the CC? That stands for continuous care.
- Almay intense i-color smoky-i kit – This set of eyeshadow comes with instructions on the back and foolproof pallette that you can choose depending on your eye color. The trick perfecting the smoky eye: blending. If dark shadows or lines start to creep up the trick is to use the lightest color and move the brush around in small circles until you start to get a more blended look.
Almay Smart Shade Bronzer – This is one of my favorite products from Almay because it’s lightweight and easy to carry around for touchups. Built into the back of the case is a brush that makes it so easy to apply. Jacquie’s tip: Don’t be afraid to apply bronzer around your entire face for an all over, more natural glow.
Almay shadow softies intense i-color – A fun way to experiment with color for summer, these bright neon shades add cold pops of color. Try blending with any of the smokey-i palettes if you’re just easing into it or remembering your color matching basics. Complementary colors. If you have green eyes, try purple! If you have blue eyes get a little wild with orange or yellow!
Almay Makeup Remover Pads – This eye makeup remover has been my go to for as long as I can remember. They are so easy to use and convenient. I use this to remove any darkness from smudged mascara throughout the day. Jacquie’s tip: Store the bottle lid side down. That way, the product is always soaking through to the top pad making sure you’ll always have a moist one to work with.
If you’ve got sensitive skin, it can be challenging to find a makeup brand you can trust. If you’re in this situation, Almay is one of my favorite, affordable brands on the market. They are easily accessible through London Drugs and have really customized their experience online to make sure you find the perfect fit.
For application tips and product recommendations, visit almay.com to get the scoop on even more ways to perfect your flawless look.