I’ve got 3 beauty bits from Artistry to show you today, all 3 have won my heart immediately and have been a part of my makeup regime for quite some time now. The thing I can say about all of them is that their formulas definitely live up to the price tag, they are and feel marvelous. Want to know why? I can count at least 3 reasons for each…
Artistry Exact Fit Beauty Balm Perfecting Primer
#1 reason – it’s a primer: It’s lightweight formula smoothes, prepares and refines the skin, while delivering a flawless makeup application and prolonging the foundation. It works great blurring skin’s imperfections and the look of pores.
#2 reason – it’s also a perfecting base: it can also be worn by itself, without any need for an additional layer. A blend of Tahitian pearls and optical prisms in the formula adds a light coverage. The finish on the skin is luminous (has some small shimmer as well), healthy and natural, pores are less visible. It’s a perfect match for anyone looking for a sheer, light and wearable everyday base or BB cream. The single universal shade will match even the palest gals out there.
#3 reason – it works as a hydrating and protecting shield: in both previous uses, it will always work as a boost of instant hydration and nourishment, it leaves the skin looking soft and supple. It contains broad-spectrum SPF protection (35SPF UVA/UVB PA+++) and works as a shield from aging and harmful UV rays, as well as free radicals. That’s definitely the best selling point in my opinion, SPF in important (Everyday. Always.)
Artistry Exact Fit Perfecting Loose Powder
#1 reason – the finish is stunning: the blend of Tahitian peals and optical prisms gives a perfected, silky and luminous finish. It will look natural, even if you go over the top with it, it’s a true ground-breaker (I would still recommend you not exaggerate with the amount when applying, since it will last you way longer and there will be no need to thoroughly clean your bathroom each time you use it). It controls oils and shine (the more you use, the more matte look you’ll get), extends the foundations wear without drying out your skin. I find it perfect for my rather dry and dehydrated face.
#2 reason – you can use it as final setting powder or as a concealer setter: me personally, I rarely use it to finish off my entire makeup and set everything in place. When I do, I go for a fluffy powder brush and apply it as light as possible (I am not the biggest fan of applicator puffs, I must admit). However, my favourite way to use this one from Artistry is as a concealer setter. My main makeup concern is covering up my dark under-eye circles. Applying loose powder after the concealer is a must, if I want them to stay covered for at least a few hours. Most powders can add cakiness, especially in my already dry eye area. Well, this one doesn’t and therefore is one of my favourites.
#3 reason – using it to catch eyeshadow fall out: when doing a stronger eye makeup look – like black smokey eye, I add a thick layer of loose powder underneath the eyes and around the upper cheek area (I learned this trick years ago from a makeup artists I worked with as a model). This way the powder catches all the fall out and when I am done with my eye makeup, I simply sweep the excess powder off. This one works great, the biggest plus is the fact that it doesn’t cake up my face in the process.
Artistry Automatic Lipliner Pencil
#1 reason – it looks great on everyone: Artistry developed their lipliners to be as universal as possible. They are all natural and perfect for defining your lips. I picked up a Dusty Rose shade, which complements a variety of looks and matches quite a lot of my neutral-rosy-nude lipstick shades. It’s one of my top shades I own overall.
#2 reason – lining around lips or filling them in: you can use it to outline your lips and therefore prevent feathering and redefine your lipline. My favourite way to use this one is to cover my lips in it and apply a similar lipstick shade (lipliner will help your lipstick last longer) on top, only use a lipbalm or even wear it by itself. Although is matte, it doesn’t feel uncomfortable on my lips, probably due to antioxidant vitamin E and a special blend of ingredients it contains.
#3 reason – the packaging is a winner: firstly, you choose a refill shade and snap it into the pencil holder. The holder itself contains a handy lip brush applicator on the other hand, which comes extremely helpful when trying to fill in or blend any missed area. The brush works with the liner itself, as well as being great to precisely apply a lipstick. The liner doesn’t need sharpening, you just swirl it up and start lining.