My Style Diary

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Choosing the Right Foundation for Your Skin Type

while doing this post I had a thing or two to learn myself from the research 

The best foundation makes you look like you're not wearing any at all, but the secret to achieving that flawless effect is knowing your skin type and choosing a foundation to suit. For example, if you have dry skin, there's no point in wearing a pressed powder foundation because it will only accentuate the dry areas — big no-no! And what about oily-skinned beauties? Well, you're less prone to deep-set wrinkles in the future, but you probably have trouble getting your foundation to last all day right now. We've hand-picked the perfect foundation for five common skin types (yes sensitive, you included!), so click through to meet your perfect match.
 Cream foundation is quite thick in consistency, so it is best suited to normal and dry skin types. Apply with a sponge or foundation brush.
Coverage: Medium to heavy
Finish: Dewy
Best for: Those who want full cover and a flawless finish
We love: Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup ($24.95)
Liquid foundation is best for dry or aged skin. Apply with foundation brush.
Coverage: Medium
Finish: Dewy or matte
Best for: Those who want coverage but also need an injection of moisture
Mineral foundation is best for sensitive skin, and skin prone to congestion and breakouts. Buff on with a kabuki brush.
Coverage: Medium
Finish: Satin or matte
Best for: Those who want gentle coverage that won't overload their skin

The hero for oily skin types, pressed powder is easily reapplied and can be softly layered during the day to help fight off excess oil. Apply with a powder brush.
Coverage: Light to heavy, depending on your desired coverage
Finish: Matte
Best for: Those with oily skin who want to choose their level of coverage

A great option for the low-fuss ladies, tinted moisturiser works for most skin types. Apply with hands or a foundation brush.
Coverage: Light
Finish: Matte and satin
Best for: A good option for those who don't really like wearing makeup or don't have a lot of time. It'll give you that glow without the fuss

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Friday, 19 September 2014

The Mighty Oak Tree Started as an ACORN--Steven Onoja

as proposed earlier on the blog, Fridays would be feature fridays, picking my favourite bloggers to tell us more about their blogger career, kicking off this series is my favourite male blogger, Steven Onoja, who so much advice and gave more insight to why he has stood out in the blogosphere, and referring it to the Mighty Oak Tree starting off as an Acorn

Name: Steven Onoja
Age: 25
Country: Nigeria

Fashion Icon: Fela Kuti


When did you realize that fashion, style was what you wanted to pursue a career in: Basically, I never thought of becoming a fashion blogger, style as a career path I felt like it just happened and I am still in the process of defining myself. 

What will be your tale of the ups and down of pursuing a career in fashion: I stop over thinking and start taking action, leave my comfort zone and don't think proving people wrong make me right. Spending all your time trying to show off gives room for others to surpass you. Humility isn't strongest trait but i can tell you that dedication to being a follower before a leader will make you the greatest person you can be. Even the mighty oak tree started as an acorn.

Do you have an upcoming project, you working on: I will be working with Marcella Custom within the next couple weeks, It's all about custom made suit i am so excited about it.

What is life outside blogging and fashion: It's fun, playing football, hanging around with friends and have a good time. 

Men's fashion is usually tricky what is your counsel to men who are having difficult looking dapper: something about becoming well dressed or stylist is your ability to create, as a form of expression "Self expression". You have to learn to be yourself, break rules and never follow trends.

This are three simply principles
1.Know what you are doing
2.Love what you are doing
3.And believe in what you are doing
Around the world we have fashion weeks trending what's on your current wishlist: Black Monk Strap.

Best outfit choice and must haves for you: A Custom Suit.
If you haven't been in a career path that you obviously have passion for, what would you have done: I have no idea what I would have been doing.

What are the fun facts about you: I am a Painter.