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My Top 6 Favorite Foundations of All Time

Foundation has become my latest makeup obsession ever since I started putting more effort into my skincare routine. Like if I’m putting all this work into getting glowy, youthful skin, then I need a foundation that’s going to work with me and not against me! Agreed? PS: I chat through my entire skincare routine in this YouTube video: That means I’m super picky about my foundations. Here are my requirements: Long-Wearing Lightweight Natural, Skin-Like Finish (think subtle radiance without getting oily) Comfortable Wear Medium to Full Coverage (depending on my mood you know) Of course, foundation is going to wear differently on everyone depending on skin texture, type, etc. For reference, I’d say I have normal/combination skin that can lean a little bit oily in the summer and a little bit dry in the winter (lol, so helpful Abbey!!!). Ok, let’s chat brands! Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation This is my favorite of all time. It’s so lightweight it literally feels like I’m wearing nothing! TBH I really can’t imagine anyone disliking …

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My 11-Step Anti-Aging & Anti-Acne Skincare Routine (For Clear, Glowy, Wrinkle-Free Skin)

I am always on the hunt for skincare products that are going to help me maintain youthful, glowy, clear skin for as long as possible in the most efficient way possible. I’m not interested in all the b.s. skincare trends that come and go these days. And I couldn’t even keep up with them if I wanted to! I’d have a 600 step skincare routine by now if I bought every new “must-have” product that comes out. What I am interested in are tested products that WORK and are actually going to help me achieve my #skingoals. I posted my skincare routine when I originally launched Ask Abbey back in February- so naturally, my regimen has already changed since then (lol, do we expect anything less?). You know it’s not my style to keep beauty secrets from you guys, so it’s about time I share an updated skincare routine so I can dish on what’s old and what’s new. Keep in mind: This is my every day skincare routine. This doesn’t include any treatments or …

The Absolute Best Makeup For Brides, Bridesmaids, and Special Events

FYI: I am currently booking clients for Bridal and Special Event Makeup! For more information on Artistry by Abbey, click here! If you follow me on IG, you saw that I was lucky enough to play makeover with my beautiful bestie bride (and her entire bridal party) on her wedding day! Ohhh… you just mean one of the most important days in her life with all eyes on her at all times? Challenge. Accepted. Watch me turn Kym into a stunning bride in this YouTube video: So before the wedding I had to get real serious and think about all the necessary requirements for a full face of wedding glam. I think we can all agree on a few wedding makeup ground rules: It has to enhance your natural beauty Make you look like you’re glowing from the inside out And of course- be sweat, cry, and kiss proof. Easy, right? So of course I had to create a list of Abbey-Approved wedding makeup products for any of you soon to be brides that aren’t …

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Sweaty Workout Hair? 5 Ways To Deal (Without Having to Wash It)

Listen. If we want long, strong, beautiful hair, we have to accept the fact we can’t have clean hair every single day. Over-washing your hair is going to strip it of its natural oils and prevent it from growing long and strong. For me, it’s all about finding ways to make it look and feel the least greasy… ya know? A couple years ago I washed my hair every single day (which actually makes me panic a little thinking about it like yikes). I swore I was one of those people that just had oily hair and couldn’t afford to not wash it daily. SO untrue. Now I embrace the dirty hair life and I love it. It saves me time and energy and ALSO honestly just looks so much better than my hair does when it’s freshly clean. It has more volume, it holds a curl longer, it has great texture for ponytails and buns. Don’t knock it till you try it!!! Want a quick and easy tutorial on how I curl my hair? …

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6 Lightweight Sunscreens to Wear Under Your Makeup

Tomorrow is a VERY exciting day because I am finally releasing a much anticipated episode of The Ask Abbey Podcast where I interview the ultimate skincare queen of all time… my mom! Lucky for us, she has worked in the beauty industry for years, so she has tonsss of expertise on skincare. I won’t spoil the episode for you, but dang it’s juicy. Make sure to subscribe to my podcast so you can listen in right when it’s posted! As promised in tomorrow’s episode, I am giving you a list of Mom-Approved SPF brands to reference back to after you tune in to the episode! The amazing thing about all of these brands is that the SPF is super lightweight- so you can wear it underneath (or in place of) foundation! FYI: Of course, just because a brand isn’t listed doesn’t mean that she doesn’t approve of them. These are just her absolute favorites! To see my entire skincare collection, check out this YouTube video: FIRST PLACE- FOUR WAY TIE These first four brands are …

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Why You Need to Start Double Cleansing Your Skin ASAP

Thinking about how I used to fall asleep in college after a night out with all of my makeup still on makes my skin CRAWL. Like I actually can’t even think about it without cringing. We all know we’re supposed to wash our face before we go to bed, but… a makeup wipe can just do the trick instead, right? Girl!!! No. Properly cleansing your face is so important for removing all sorts of junk from your skin- debris, sweat, dirt, foundation, etc. etc. etc. We have both oil based impurities (like sebum) and water based impurities (like sweat) on our skin. You know how oil and water separate when you try to mix them together? This is exactly why we need both an oil and water cleanser in our lives! We need oil cleanser to remove the oil based impurities and water cleanser to remove the water based impurities. So while a makeup wipe will help to remove your makeup, it won’t properly cleanse your skin and remove all the grime that has gtg …

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These 8 Common Mistakes Are the Reason Your Makeup Doesn’t Look Flawless

Sometimes the smallest adjustments can make the biggest difference to the overall look of your makeup. I see a lot of common mistakes that people don’t usually realize they’re making- but they’re so quick & easy to fix! So I’m here to save the day & help you learn how to make some simple changes to finally get that flawless full face of makeup you’ve been wanting. To learn all my in depth tips & tricks for flawless makeup application, you can listen to this podcast episode and then watch this video: Mistake #1: Skipping Eyeshadow Primer Part of my soul dies every time I watch someone put on eyeshadow without applying a lid primer first. It’s quick & simple af so there’s no excuse for skipping this step! Eyeshadow primer is an absolute must if you want pigmented, blendable eyeshadow that lasts for hours. Two of my favorites: Too Faced Shadow Insurance & MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots. Mistake #2: Using Your Darkest Eyeshadow First This is a recipe for disaster. Laying down dark …

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My MAC Lipstick Collection- Swatches of 16 To Die For Shades

MAC Lipsticks are just that lipstick. Guaranteed pretty colors, opaque pigmentation & comfortable wear. Even though I know they’re all amazing, I try to be picky and purchase shades I know I’ll want to wear over and over. Otherwise…. I’d have every shade in the entire range by now (you know I’m not exaggerating). Picking out the right lipstick for you can be tricky. I am obsessed with looking at swatches before I decide on a new shade, so I thought I’d share swatches of my current MAC Lipstick collection to help you narrow down your hunt! To see more lip swatches, check out this blog post of swatches of my entire ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick collection. To see my entire makeup collection, watch this YouTube video: Yash Light Neutral Nude (Matte) Modesty Neutral Pink (Cremesheen) Viva Glam V Beige Mauvey Pink (Satin) Creme De La Femme Mettalic Purpley Pink (Frost) Velvet Teddy Warm Toned Pink (Matte) Half N Half Light Beigey Pink Spirit Pinky Beige Brown (Satin) Hot Gossip Bright Light Pink (Cremesheen) …

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Want Glowy, Youthful Skin? The 4 Products You’re Missing In Your Skincare Routine

Skincare can be overwhelming af. First we think we’re doing good because we finally added an eye cream to our routine, next we’re reading that we should be doing 10 step routines twice a day or we’re going to look like we’re 80 in 5 years? I can barely keep up. Thankfully you have me to do the research for you and help cut through all the bs out there. Watch my most up to date Skincare Collection & Routine here: Listen to my Skincare Podcasts: Skincare 101 Acne 101 Anti-Aging Tips & Tricks Of course, skincare routines are going to be slightly different for everybody depending on your specific skincare concerns. But I think I can speak for most people when I say we all want skin that makes us look like we’re glowing from within, right? So what products do you need to use to get healthy, glowy, youthful skin? Vitamin A Vitamin C Moisturizer Serum Vitamin A Vitamin A is crucial for the health of your skin for MANY reasons. But when …