Brand Ambassador Gabby’s May Favorites

I love all my H&H Science products, but one that I’ve been using the most is my H&H Nude Kit and my H&H Contour Brush.

My makeup from H&H Science is my go to in the mornings before school or for a special event. The kit has one contour shade, one highlight shade and two blushes. The brown color is good for contouring and bronzing and the lightest shade is good for highlighting and making your contour look sharp and not sloppy.

Every morning I contour my cheek bones, nose and forehead. The powers in the kit are so pigmented that I only need a little bit for my desired look. I also love how lightweight they are. A little definitely goes a long way with all these powders.

I also recently purchased a H&H Science Contour Brush that I’ve also been using daily along with the Nude Kit. I love ALL of my H&H brushes because they last a long time and after you clean them they still look brand new!

Every morning I now use my Contour Brush and give myself a more natural look, but still giving my face definition. I’m definitely impressed with these products. I recommend these to anyone who loves makeup!

 

What do you think? What are your favorite contour tips or products? Let me know in the comments below!

My 3 Favorite Face Products for Spring

As the weather changes, so does the makeup and other face products I use. Since it’s getting warmer I like to use products that are lighter on my skin. They are my go to for this time of year!

Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer

I have been loving this moisturizer since I started using it! It is great for any time of year, but I especially love it now. As it starts getting warmer, my skin starts to get oilier and this moisturizer is the fix. It gets the job done without being too heavy on my skin. Don’t forget even when your skin is oily you still need to moisturize!

Mineral Sheer Tint

I have only been using this for about a month, but the second I put it on my skin I fell in love. It gives me just the right about of coverage, but still feels like I’m not wearing anything! It’s so easy to apply but my favorite way is to use my flawless face blender. This product is great if you don’t feel like wearing a lot of makeup everyday.

Nude Kit

Perfect for any look, I have been using my kit extra lately. Whether you want a subtle glow or perfectly defined cheek bones, the H&H Nude Kit can do it all. I have been using the bronze shade around the perimeter of my face to give a little color. Fake a summer tan in the spring!

 

What are some of your spring essentials?

How to Make Your Makeup Last (For Oily Skin Types)

When you have oily skin, applying makeup can be a real challenge, as you constantly have to deal with midday shine and trying to find the right makeup formula and combinations that actually stay put. It’s so important to choose the right products that work with your specific skin type’s needs. If not, you’ll forever be struggling with that unflattering oily shine or your foundation’s formula separation, which can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles.

When trying to find the right makeup that will work well with your oily skin, I always recommend to any client I see, that having the proper skin care regimen is the first step in keeping your skin clean, healthy and well-moisturized. When you properly take care of your skin and before applying your makeup, making sure that your skin is prepped, your eye shadow and foundation will last longer, and help control that unwanted shine.

Skip the Foundation for Midday Touchups

Common mistakes people with oily skin make when applying makeup to fix that midday shine is applying makeup directly back onto the oily makeup-layered skin. The constant layering of makeup on top of your now oily skin just leads to an unnatural, cakey appearance. Instead, try an oil-absorbing, translucent powder like our H&H Ultimatte Finishing Powder to soak up any excess oil. By using a product like this that is specifically designed for oil absorption, your foundation and color will not be disturbed during the touchup process.

Exfoliate at Least 3 Times a Week

Like I said earlier, using the correct skin care products for your skin type prior to your makeup application is crucial! People with oily skin should always go for a lightweight and oil-controlling formula and look for ingredients that will purify and mattify without irritating the skin. Look for ingredients such as salicylic acid and clays (such as Kaolin Sulfur). Our H&H Pore Minimizing Masque is a fabulous green clay mask that is enhanced with mint and minerals to help clean out your pores while absorbing excess oil.

Another tip: by exfoliating at least 3-5 ties a week with an acid, you will help enhance your makeup’s longevity and appearance. The removal of those dull surface skin cells (which makeup products tend to attach to), your skin will be more smooth and clean – the ideal canvas for makeup application.

Don’t Forget to Hydrate!!

So many of my clients come in and tell me that they completely avoid any type of facial moisturizer, because they don’t want to add any product to their face that will add to the oiliness (which is a HUGE mistake!). By conditioning and hydrating your skin, it allows for a smoother and more even makeup application. No matter if you have oily or dry skin, all skin types need daily hydration. For oily skin types, I always recommend a lightweight option like the H&H Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer or the H&H Skin Quench Hydrating Serum to help balance the skin’s natural moisture content without weighing it down.

A key ingredient to look for is hyaluronic acid, which is a humectant that binds water to skin and helps prevent water loss.

Foundation Primer is a Must…

Priming your face before applying makeup is so important for oily skin types when impacting the look and wear of your makeup. Our H&H Pore Perfecting Face Primer is always a go-to as it is an oil-free primer that helps smooth your skin’s texture while also containing Dermat Complex for shine control and Salicylic Acid to eliminate pore blockage.

…So Is an Eyeshadow Primer

Having a quality Eyeshadow primer is so important, especially for anyone who experience the ‘eyeshadow-melting-and-slipping-off-your-face’ look. Prep your oily lids with the H&H Botanical Shadow Primer and create a perfect canvas for creaseproof, long-lasting eyeshadow application.

Choose a Satin or Matte Finish When It Comes to Foundation

Having a liquid, BB or powder-based foundation that provides a satin or matte finish works well with oily skin types. Our H&H Pressed Powder Foundations deliver the right amount of coverage while still allowing your kin to breathe. It also provides buildable, sheer-to-full coverage with a semi-matte finish.

Don’t Forget to Set Your Makeup

As mentioned above in my first tip, setting and touching up midday makeup is an important makeup application step for all skin types – especially oily skin. Finishing and setting powders help set your makeup after you’ve applied your primer, foundation, and concealer. H&H Ultimatte Finishing Powder helps combat and eliminate shine while the translucent powder helps to absorb excess oil and set your makeup for all-day wear.

What do you Think?

What products do your recommend for oily skin? Let me know in the comments below!
XOXO Heather

Post-Workout Routine

Everyday after school I have track practice for over an hour, which requires a lot of movement and physical activity. With that comes more breakouts, especially around my forehead, so here is my post-workout skincare routine to keep my skin clean and clear!

Step 1:

As soon as I get home from practice, I wash my face with the H&H Sensitive Acne Cleanser. I typically use my H&H Sonic Facial Cleansing Device as well to make sure my skin is getting the deepest clean possible. It is important to wash your face after most physical activity to keep your pores clear of any dirt or oil your face may have acquired while working out.

Step 2:

After washing my face with a cleanser, I use the H&H Toning Treatment Pads for an extra clean. The Toning Treatment Pads are definitely one of my favorite H&H Science products because they are quick and easy and can be taken anywhere. If I am ever in a hurry and don’t have time to wash my face completely, I love being able to use the Toning Treatment Pads to make sure my skin is still being cleaned, just in a less time consuming way.

Step 3:

For my third and final step, I moisturize my face with my H&H Ultra Light Oil Free Moisturizer. Everyday for practice I am most likely outside, which can take a toll on your skin, especially in colder weather. I use this moisturizer to keep my skin from getting dry or crackly, like it often does during the colder months. I prefer this brand over others because it dries quickly and doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily.

What do you Think?

What H&H Science products do you use after a workout? Is your post-workout routine similar to mine? Let me know in the comments below!
-Dylan :))

My Vacation with H&H Science

This month was the month of fun vacations and relaxation. With spring break coming up in the middle of the month, I was eager to make sure my skin looked flawless for my trip to California. I made sure to step up my skin care regimen to help me look my very best! In addition to using my H&H Science face wash, I used the H&H Pore Minimizing Masque more often than I normally do. My skin is pretty normal but extremely sensitive. This mask is an awesome tool to tighten my skin and make sure that I get all the gunk our of my pores before I had an awesome vacation.

Next, I moisturized religiously. I did not want any dry, flakey skin around my nose area so the H&H Ultra Lite Oil-Free Moisturizer was my best friend both before and during my vacation. The skin care didn’t stop with just washing and moisturizing my face though!

When I started packing for break, my makeup bag was full of H&H products. I made sure to remember to bring something with a good amount of SPF in it to protect my skin from all the sun. The H&H Mineral Sheer Tint was the perfect every day product to help protect and perfect my skin. some other products that were accompanying me on my trip were the H&H Baked Hydrating Powder and the H&H Photo Touch Concealer. These were both awesome products to help transition my makeup from beach to night out!

Finally, the H&H Volume-X Mascara in the color Absolute Black, and a few lipsticks were fantastic additions to my makeup bag for this trip. H&H always does their best to make sure my skin is gorgeous and protected for every event by making makeup that never hurts my skin! I make sure to bring my trusty H&H products with me every time I go somewhere, just to make sure I have the best vacation possible with flawless skin and gorgeous makeup.

 

What do you Think?

What H&H Science products do you use on vacation, and what do you find most helpful? Let me know in the comments below!

-Tory :))