Use a clarifying shampoo :)
It gives more of a deep clean than regular shampoos so it gets rid off any residue on your hair from hair creams, serums, oils, dry shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, etc. A clarifying shampoo gets your hair squeaky clean and super shiny! The cleaner the hair, the slower it will get oily. Plus product build up in your hair prevents any hair masks, oils, etc from fully penetrating your hair becoming less effective. Basically, you need a clarifying shampoo in your life.
Product build up and oils also cause your hair to be more flat because the weight of the product residue and oils are weighing your hair down. When your hair is squeaky clean it’s more voluminous!
I wouldnt recommend using a clarifying shampoo every time you wash your hair because it can be a little too deep cleaning stripping your hairs oils if you use it multiple times a week. You want to use it once a week or once every two weeks.
My fav is the Neutrogena Anti Residue Clarifying Shampoo
And the obvious solution, dry shampoo!
Dry shampoo makes your hair less oily, gives volume and just refreshes it.
For volume try Pssst Dry Shampoo, this one gives more volume and doesnt take away oils as much but still does the job none the less. This gives a ton of volume! Great for thin hair or flat second day hair.
For super clean feeling hair I love Batiste Dry Shampoo, it doesnt give as much volume as Pssst but it makes your hair look and feel more shiny and bouncy. I also love that they have scented ones and a formula for dark hair so your hair doesnt look white!
I know you have a "best bronzers" on your FAQ, but do you have a list of best bronzers for really pale skin? Like, I have to use porcelain ivory and translucent powder because I'm so darn fair. I've tried Too Faced pink leopard and Physician"s Formula bronzer pearls, but it all looks like I rubbed dirt on my face. Any ideas?
The Body Shop Bronzer in Honey Bronze
Maybelline Fit Me Bronzers
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soliel (not the original chocolate, that ones darker)
Lime Crime Babette
Wet n Wild Just Peachy, it’s a smidge more peach but for only $1.99! You can add a little of a pale nude lipstick in the middle of the lips or add a nude lipgloss to make it look more similar :)
You could also try Amazon! Usually Amazon has all the Lime Crime stuff in stock :)
It depends if you get the right primer for your certain skin type and needs. Not every primer you try will work for you! You might have to return a few until you find one that works best for you because everyone’s skin is different. I’ve just recently found my favorite primer which is the Hourglass Mineral Veil aka my true love which makes my makeup last ages and makes my skin look like silk.
There are a few types of primers
- Smoothing Primers
- Long Wearing Primers
- Luminizing Primers
Pore & Line Filling Smoothing Primers
These primers fix the texture & overall look of your skin. These primers are ideal for those with large pores because they fill in any large pores creating a poreless, smooth base under foundation. A smoothing primer is also great for dry skin because it smooths over any flakey patches and makes your skin’s texture look more smooth and not as dry. These types of primers arent always best for oily skin because they don’t do much for oil control.
Examples: Benefit Porefessional, Loreal Youth Code Texture Perfection Pore Vanisher, Maybelline Baby Skin, Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 24 Hour Primer.
Oil Control/Long Lasting Primers
These primers act like glue between your skin and foundation. Ideal for long work days, oily skin, humid weather, sweat, etc.
Examples: Smashbox Photofinish Primer Light, Neutrogena Shine Control Primer, Hourglass Mineral Viel Primer, Kat Von D Rehab Priming Elixir.
These primers can have a subtle glow/pearlized finish or be hydrating for a more dewy finish. Great for dry or dull skin who want a luminous finish!
Examples: Tarte 24 Hour Brightening Primer, Loreal Magic Lumi Primer, Dior Glow Maximizing Primer.