Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Simple Matte and Conservative Look

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The look I did today is a really basic look. It is quick, easy and can be done with any number of colors. You can dress it up, dress it down or any way you like. I wore the look around all day and got lots of compliments.

I did want to include a picture of my Sephora Palette so it's easier to know which colors I used. I hope this helps make it more clear.

I would encourage anyone who is new to makeup or looking for a simple way to spruce up their makeup collection, to purchase some sort of palette of multiple colors. My Sephora palette only cost me $30 and has given me endless amounts of looks. It's really worth the money. The best way to guarantee that inexpensive eyeshadows will have a rich pigment,  eye primer. You don't have to use a primer every day, but if you want to use it for special occasions it's worth it!

So what should I look for in a primer!? Silicone, Silicone, Silicone. Most primers have either Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, or some form of Silicone. You want to make sure it's in the top 3 ingredients of a product. Here is some information I found about Silicone products used in cosmetics.

Silicones are used as emollients (skin softeners), as lubricants, as thickeners, and as volatile liquids that make coatings feel smooth, but evaporate without leaving a greasy residue.
Highly cross-linked silicone films are used in cosmetics to form films that absorb sebum (skin oils) and prevent shine.

Cyclopentasiloxane is a low viscosity, volatile liquid used as a carrier. It lubricates, and prevents hair sprays from being sticky to the touch. It evaporates completely, leaving no residue.

Dimethicone is another name for polydimethylsiloxane and is used to impart a soft velvety feel to hair or skin products. It is also used as an emulsifier for "water-in-oil" emulsions.

Trimethylsiloxysilicate is a film forming resin, used to keep hand lotions and sunscreens from washing off.

Cetearyl methicone is a polysiloxane wax. It replaces petrolatum in products such as hand lotions to give them a non-greasy feel.

             source : http://sci-toys.com/ingredients/dimethicone.html

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