Heat Proof Primers | 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Welcome Back!

Today I wanted to share with you the primers that have been helping me beat the heat this summer. On these hazy hot days we've been having I usually skip the makeup all together but sometimes we have events where we just don't want too. Your best friends wedding, your cousins bridal shower, we all have our weekends full of important events during the summer season. These three primers have improved the longevity of my makeup on the days I need it to last all day. 

(Disclaimer: I do have normal to dry skin, so these might not work for someone with oily skin)

First up, we have the Becca Cosmetics First Light Priming Filter. It is a color neutralizing primer with a natural finish and it helps tackle the look of dullness while brightening your complexion. It is super hydrating, and helps your makeup last all day long. It comes out of the jar violet, but it applies sheer. Sometimes I even wear this without makeup for extra hydration and brightness. You can find it, here
(Free of Parabens and Sulfates) 

Next we have the dr. brandt Pores No More Luminizing Primer. This one adds a beautiful dewy look to the skin, while smoothing out the look of pores. I don't have huge pores to fill in, but it truly does help with smoothing the look of my undereye, and the pores that I do have on and around my nose. I apply this to my forehead, my nose, my upper lip, my cheeks, and chin. It truly does help the makeup stay in all of those areas, and it leaves my skin looking healthy and fresh. I received this in my Boxycharm and have been using it ever since. You can find it, here.

Last but not least we have the NYX Hydratouch Primer. This primer is the most affordable of the primers mentioned today. This is another color neutralizing primer with chamomile and green tea to brighten the skin. I love these types of primers because they truly do make a difference in your skin before applying makeup. Without a great base, your makeup isn't going to look the best it could. If you've been following me for a while, you know how important skin care and prep is for makeup performance. I apply this all over my face and neck to get a nice and even base. You can find it, here

Hopefully this helps some of you beat the heat, so you can enjoy your events without having to worry about your makeup. The last thing I'd like to mention is to load up on the setting spray. I do a couple layers when I truly need it to last for more than 8 hours. 

As always, thanks for reading.


Monthly Beauty Series: Get Ready with Life Blogger Hailey Bouche

Sunday, July 1, 2018

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For this month's interview I chose someone who has been one of my biggest supporters out here in Buffalo. I met Hailey through the Buffalo Blogging Network, and we hit it off immediately. She is wise beyond her years, and is truly passionate about many things that she shares with us over on her blog. Scroll down to find out how Hailey incorporates her beauty routine into her super busy schedule.

Photo by Seek Axiom

Hey, hey! I’m Hailey. When it comes to beauty, I like to take the “less is more” approach. Less coverage, less hassle, and most importantly, less money which is why I love Little Budget Beauty! I’m working on being more comfortable in my own skin, so I have been obsessed with skincare lately, but I also really appreciate the confidence a tiny bit of blush can give! Ever since I was little, I have loved all things beauty, so I’m really glad to be chatting here. Thank you, Becca, for having me!

What is your every day beauty routine (AM/PM)?

I try to only use cold water on my face in the morning, but sometimes I go in with a Cetaphil bar of soap for a quick cleanse. I follow up with my moisturizer by First Aid Beauty. It’s super light, and it smells good too! 
I use a couple of different foundations, but my go to choices right now are the Neutrogena healthy skin foundation and the Maybelline fit me foundation. They are very inexpensive and give a very pretty natural glow to my skin. 
I use the Maybelline fit me concealer which is actually the dupe for the NARS radiant concealer (about a $20 savings,) and the fit me translucent powder. I use a Maybelline blush, bronzer, and brow pencil after that. I didn’t realize how much Maybelline I used up until this moment, but I guess that means I like it?? I really like to try new mascaras even though I don’t always wear it. They are always from the drugstore. This whole routine probably only takes me 12ish minutes!


I take my makeup off with a Cetaphil bar of soap, and then I use the First Aid Beauty moisturizer again. I keep it super simple because my skin is very sensitive. On the nights I’m feelin’ fancy, I like to use the Kiehls midnight recovery serum. These days, I’m still playing trial and error with what works for me best in the evenings.

What is the one product you could never live without?
Blush. I think it's the most fun. There are so many different shades and I love how they complement everyone differently. I’m not super girly, but I do love the way it makes me feel cute, flirty, and pretty whenever I put it on the apples of my cheeks! I usually go with a rosy pink in the summer and a mauve tone in the fall.

 Lipstick, or Lipgloss?
Ok- hear me out. I love lipstick, but I never wear it. I think I am scared of the whole lipstick on my teeth thing or its that I don’t want to deal with the hassle of going to the bathroom to touch it up. There are a lot of days I say “I’ll wear lipstick tonight,” and then I chicken out. Maybe I will tonight? Who knows. 

Liquid or Powder foundation?
Liquid. My skin can get very dry, and I don't really like the way the powder clumps up on it. Dry skin girls, you feel me??

Liquid or Pencil Eyeliner?
Neither. That’s a step I gave up. I really try to get my makeup done quickly. Plus it’s a pain to take off most of the time!

Falsies or Mascara?
Honestly, I really really hate both! I have contemplated the idea of lash extensions, but I know they kill your natural lashes. I would love to try a lash lift and tint. 

What is one beauty tip that you would like to share with everyone?
This might sound silly and maybe everyone knows this already, but I ALWAYS use a wet q-tip with a little bit of soap to get the foundation off of my lips after I finish my makeup. It is so easy, and it comes right off. It’s a fun last step to reveal the pretty pink under my foundation color!

What is your first memory when it comes to makeup?
I had the smallest, dirtiest, little compact leftover makeup items (gross) from my mom’s makeup bag. An old rosy pink blush and a brush for powder that was probably never cleaned, and of course the pink and green mascara. You know the one, right? The only one you can buy in the checkout line in the grocery store. I felt very, very cool.

What is your favorite part of your routine?
The q-tip trick. i’m telling you, it’s the BEST. 

If you could have anyone do your makeup, who would you choose?
Oh gosh, if Tess Christine could do my makeup for one day, I’d be the happiest. She does her makeup so naturally glows and neutral. I couldn’t get my eyeshadow to look like hers if my life depended on it. I NEED to know her tricks.

Tess Chrstine on IG (@tesschristinexo)

Alright guys, now its time to go check out our BOTM (Bae of the Month), on instagram (@haileybouche). Or you can head right over to her blog so you can continue to follow along with her life as a Social Media Coordinator, Content Creator, and an amazing friend to all.

As always thanks so much for reading, 

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