Saturday, February 21, 2015

Oscars red carpet beauty: simple with Miracle Skin Transformer 5 in 1 BB creme

Hello Gorgeous!

Who are you voting for at this year's Oscars to win best picture? I will be watching. I love the fashion and glamour of the hair and makeup.

Oh and this dress. This dress Jennifer Lawrence wore is amazing and iconic! Oh, and she also tripped in it while going up the stairs to accept her award.

So what do the celebrities wear on their skin? Oh it could be a mix and match of things. But I thin the more sheer and natural the better for the sheer fact that it has to last for so long without touch ups!

This new 5 in 1 BB creme from Sarah McNamara's Miracle Skin Transformer could be what the A-listers are wearing on the 2015 Oscars red carpet.

Okay so here I am bare faced and ready to test the product. Because if you didn't know, I test everything on myself.

Now on clean skin I apply with my fingertips a small amount to one side of my face.

I apply just enough to cover one side and I am still working with my fingers. I did use a foundation brush and it gave a smoother more complete coverage of the 'nooks and crannies' of my fave.

Though in a pinch, this tube in your purse and some clean fingers can get you a near flawless face that is camera ready.

Need flawless? Dust a light coating of HD powder over it! In the photo on the right side, is the thin layer of the Miracle Skin Transformer 5 in 1 BB creme.

My experience has been awesome. I like it. I think it's perfect in a pinch and especially with spring break coming up: I want this in my purse so I can go from the fishing excursion to Legoland, to dinner, to drinks on the beach and out to the museum-all while looking great and getting sunscreen for skin protection.
It's retail price is $48 and it can be found on Amazon for less though there are less color choices for your skin tone needs.
Now, finally-I'm a fan of Paula's Choice for reviews because she reminds me of the Judge Judy of cosmetics.
Here is what she has to say!
Although this is a very good, fragrance-free tinted moisturizer with an in-part zinc oxide sunscreen, it isn’t a miracle and it won’t transform your skin, despite what you may have heard on television talk shows and the like. This enhances skin while it’s worn, just like most tinted moisturizers. We all need to stop being seduced by yet another promise of wrinkle-free, 100% perfect skin.
This product’s best traits include its silky, silicone-enriched texture, super-smooth application, and soft, slightly powdery but non-drying matte finish that help improve your skin’s texture while adding a subtle glow (from the mineral pigment mica). Coverage is definitely sheer, so this is not a replacement for your foundation, assuming you’re seeking to cover more obvious flaws or you have an uneven skin tone.
There are several excellent sheer shades plus a Colorless option, which would function well under your regular makeup. Miracle Skin Transformer's shade range presents options for fair to dark skin tones, which is great.
The original formula was called out due to a low amount of zinc oxide. This sunscreen active is the only ingredient present that is able to cover the entire spectrum of the sun’s UVA (think aging) rays, and the previous version contained a paltry 0.85%. The current formula contains 1.5%, which is better and enough to propel this product to “Best” status.
There’s a lot to love about Miracle Skin Transformer. Its blend of silicones noticeably smooths skin’s texture (just like most silicone-based serums), the company included some good antioxidants, and they packaged the product in an opaque tube to help keep them stable during use. What you need to keep in mind is that the ingredients it contains won’t transform your skin in a miraculous way; most of the effects are strictly cosmetic. Although the antioxidants will provide some benefit, you’ll get greater benefits by using a serum or moisturizer that is loaded with antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients.
Note:Although this foundation provides broad-spectrum sun protection on its own, you must apply it liberally and evenly to get the stated level of protection. A sheer or spot application will not provide the amount of sun protection the label indicates. If you’re not likely to apply this foundation liberally, we recommend applying it over a moisturizer with sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater and setting your foundation with a pressed powder rated SPF 15 or greater.
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5.0%, Oxybenzone 2.0%, Zinc Oxide 1.5%. Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Water, Dicaprylyl Ether, Boron Nitride, Octyldodecanol, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Glycerin, Dimethiconol, Ubiquinone, Tapioca Starch, Mica, Physalis Angulata Extract, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 80, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrated Silica, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Silica, Isoceteth-10, Retinyl Palmitate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phytonadione, Cholecalciferol, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

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