Makeup By Kim Porter


My Current Daily Skincare Routine

Over a month  ago I announced in this post that I started using the Dove Beauty Bar to cleanse my face.  It works well.  I was using proactiv before.  Proactiv works for a while until your skin gets used to it, then it no longer works. 

Earlier this month I went to my dermatologist, Dr. Marc Avram.  He told me that the dove is good and I should continue to use it, and so is the moisturizer (cetaphil) I am using.   He suggested Clean & Clear’s Continuous Control Acne Cleanser to help prevent breakouts since it has the highest percentage of benzoyl peroxide (10%) in it compared to other over the counter (OTC) acne cleansers.   It used to be prescription ( I didn’t know). 

I picked up the Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser from Walgreen’s for $6.08, and I’ve been using it ever since, and it works great!

This is what I do from start to finish.

When I have makeup on I lather up the Dove in my hand & smooth it over my face then rinse, if not I start straight off with the Clean & Clear.

1.  Wash my face with the Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser

2. Apply EM Gel (prescription only) trying it for 6 weeks to see what happens. It’s beenhelping control my oil though.

3.  Apply my cetaphil moisturizer (skipping my t-zone since that’s where I’m most oily).  Make sure you blot off any excess moisturizer with a tissue especially if you tend to be oily.

4. Apply MAC’s oil Control Lotion to my t-zone

5.  Apply MAC’s Moisture Lush Eye Cream under my eyes

That’s it!  I repeat the same at night. Nothing too serious or extravagant about how I wash my face.

I use a mask (aspirin & honey (now) before my proactiv mask) at least two times a week. I almost always use a mask before I go out for an event & I’m wearing makeup. I just think the makeup applies better. 

What does your skincare routine consist of?

International Beauty Show New York-Sunday, March 7, 2010

I went to the International Beauty Show (IBS) New York today for the very first time.  Sign-up/Registration started at 9:30 am, but I got there at 10:30, and the line was LOOOOONG!  Good thing it went by quickly.  First, I must say that this is just so overwhelming; so many different products & companies all in one place.  I wish I didn’t have to work Monday & Tuesday so I would be able to take it all in.  My back is sore, legs are tired, but  I had a good time. 

The majority of the booths were for hair styling products, hair treatments, and hair tools. There were not many cosmetics booths, so I spent most of my time walking around, and buying stuff.  I did get a chance to stop by NYX Cosmetics, Naked, Becca, Jaguar International, Crown Brush, and Eve Pearl.  I caught Eve Pearl doing some makeup lessons, which was cool.  I can’t wait for The Makeup Show New York.  I will be in my full glory.  I’m going to start saving now, so when May 16/17th come, I can SPLURGE!!!

I also had the opportunity to get a $20 Calgel Manicure.   Yes, I took off the pretty China Glaze ‘For Audrey’ to get this! The ladies doing the nails couldn’t believe it either lol.  If you know about Calgel, you’ll know that’s a STEAL!!! You can get them here.  I got the french this time because I was trying it out. I love it! Next time I will try something a little more funkier.  I’ve been wanting to try these since last year because  a few friends of mine recommended them to me.  I only knew about the 86th street location, which is way too far to just get some nails done.  This lasts for 3-4 weeks. I was told the french lasts a little longer, which is great.  Once a week I take a non-acetone nail polish remover to remove the top coat, add a new layer to make it look nice & fresh.  That’s it, until I need a filling, which the lady said is $45.

You know I bought some stuff. I limited myself to spend $100.  I know if I took out anymore than that I would have spent it all!

I bought the following at the show:
NYX Cosmetics – $27 
Orange Chrome Eeyshadow
Red Pink Eyeshadow
Azur Sky Eyeshadow
Extreme Black & Dark Brown Felt Tip Liner
Blotting paper
Lip liner in Purple rain, bloom, & pinky
Purple eyeliner
Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean

Crown brush – $19
2 Fluffy Eyeshadow brushes
1 Kabuki Brush
1 Pack of Mascara wands
2 packs of sponges

Essie Nailpolish 6/$20
3-Way Glaze
Chocolate kisses
Tart Deco
Mint Candy Apple

Dashing Diva Nailpolish $2 each 
True Color Base Coat 
True Color Top Coat

Jane Carter Solutions Hair Products
Moisture Nourishing Shampoo $5 (reg $8)
Nutrient Replenishing Condition $5 (reg $14)
Scalp Nourishing Serum $10 (reg $14)
They also gave me free samples of the Nourish & Shine for hair & body 4 oz jar is $22 (similar to a butter but not greasy)

I’ll be sure to review the products I bought.  I’ll also do some swatches of the nail polishes too.

Make up by Kim Porter