Farmgirl Beauty Secret # 11: Aloe vera gel + favorite foundation = ideal summer time tinted moisturizer. ~ Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets™
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7/1/10

Farmgirl Beauty Secret # 11: Aloe vera gel + favorite foundation = ideal summer time tinted moisturizer.

STOP yourself before you plot your summer makeup haul! Contrary to popular belief, conventional tinted moisturizers are not the ideal makeup option for the summer time, especially for oily skin types. They are every bit as "makeupy" as foundations, only with less pigments and MORE FILLERS (and we don't want that, do we?). The moisturizing agents and fillers used to make tinted moisturizers are not nearly as sophisticated as the ingredients in your regular moisturizer. You might as well mix your favorite moisturizer with your favorite foundation.

If you want something that is truly lightweight and sheer, mix 1 serving of your favorite foundation with a dollop of aloe vera gel. Aloe vera gel blends beautifully with foundations. The result: a gel-textured face tint that evens out skin tone and controls oil while providing a coveted, see-through glow fit for summer.

12 comments:

Peachykeen said...

Definitely going to try this one! Thanks for the post!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets™ said...

Anytime, Peachykeen!

Farmgirl

MilknCookiie said...

Great tip! Do you mean the gel that comes naturally inside the leaves? Might have to purchase some just for this purpose, haha. Thanks~

★ Cookiie

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets™ said...

Hi Cookiie,

If you can get the fresh stuff from the leaves, that's even better! It'll work with the type in the bottles though, just double check the ingredient list to make sure it's a pure aloe vera.

Farmgirl

Sue said...

great tip! and i have been thinking about getting a tinted moisturizer. you saved me the trouble.

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets™ said...

Hi Sue!

Anytime!

Farmgirl

Irene's Beautyblog said...

Brilliant tip! Totally trying it):

Irene's Beautyblog said...

Brilliant tip! I will totally try it :)

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets™ said...

Thanks Irene ;)

Farmgirl

Alee said...

Aloe vera gel is such a classic product. Can't go wrong with that!

Alee said...

Aloe vera gel is such a classic product. Can't go wrong with that!

Aloe vera gel said...

Hi.. Nice post.. Thanks for given useful tips..