Update Your Mixing Medium To Make Your Foundation Glow

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Tired of mixing your foundations with a little bit of facial oil and want a better result? I think squalane may be what you're looking for!

Squalane is an oil produced naturally in our bodies. However, around the time we've seen our third decade, the body slows its production of squalane and our skin begins to dry. Adding back a little squalane helps improve the moisture balance of the skin.

My face without foundation. Just a bit of concealer and blush. 
I'm using topical squalane in two ways. On days where I don't feel like wearing a full face of foundation, after I apply my skincare and SPF, I lightly tap a little bit of squalane all over my face (about 2 drops is all it takes). I then use a beauty blender to apply my concealer and I'm done. My skin looks supple, radiant and younger. You'll use less makeup and that makeup will last longer. I can't believe this one simple change in my routine is making my skin glow like this.

Full face of makeup, mixed with Biossance. 
On days where I want to use foundation, I'm mixing one drop of squalane into my foundation before I apply. I've been using it with MUFE's Ultra HD Foundation and the results are beautifully natural skin that glows. This also helps seal in the skincare and bind the makeup to the skin. My skin is very dry but isn't "drying out" throughout the day, which it's prone to doing when I only wear foundation.

My favorite source of squalane is by Biossance. It's plant-derived (not shark-derived squalene), weightless, non-greasy, hypoallergenic and fragrance free.

Try Biossance for yourself for $58. (HSN also carries this and has great specials!) If you've tried this, please tell me how you liked it!

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  1. Wow! You look glowingly gorgeous. And, love your new hair.

    1. thank you, Erika!!! It's so short, but I think I love it!

  2. Oooo, girl, you look fabulous! Love the shorter hair, and the rest of you looks really healthy. What have you been doing? (If your don't mind my prying...) And what is that incredibly pretty lippie you have on?

    1. Hi Rita!! I've been doing weight watchers for the last 14 months (and haven't fallen off of the wagon once, which blows my mind more than winning the lottery!) I'm working on a post all about it, but it's hard to write about... I really like weight watchers and it's been great. I've also incorporated some of my own "mantras" if you will, that have guided and helped me. As of today, I'm down 89 pounds. I can't believe it either! My doc said he'd be happy to see me lose another 10-15, so maybe I'll break 100. If I don't, that's ok. It's great to have clothes that fit and that are comfortable to wear!

    2. Well, you look fabulous, happy and healthy! Congratulations! I can't believe you lost 89 pounds- it didn't look like you had 89 extra to lose! Everyone I know who has lost weight and kept it off permanently has done it with Weight Watchers. From what they've told me about it, that program makes a lot of sense; it allows you to exist in the real world with real food and not have to lead some pre-packaged meal existence if you don't want to, and that's great because so many pre-packaged meals have so much sodium and assorted additives that your body doesn't need...
      At any rate, good for you! (both literally and figuratively) I wish you nothing but the best! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story- what are you doing as a workout? You look so very lean. I want that!
      Also, I don't know if I've ever said this, but thank you for your blog. It is a delight to read.


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