These Products Saved My Life This Summer!

So you guys all know that the summer is a very trying time when you have a full face of makeup. But it really doesn't have to be! You can stay looking on fleek with a little research on your skin type and the type of product and its purpose. 

I live in New York City where summers are very HUMID... Like ridiculously humid. Even worse, my skin gets very oily with this humidity so I used to look like an oil slick and it was not a pretty sight whatsoever. Luckily Summer 2016 has blessed me with new products which help me look matte while keeping the integrity and texture of the makeup I wear and I thought I'd share it with all of you! 

1. Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Toner 

Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Toner - $35 

Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Toner - $35 

You all know that I am obsessed with toner! If you aren't familiar with toner, you use it right after cleansing the face in order to restore the natural pH level of your skin which will create an ideal base for any product you will use afterwards. The amazing thing about this specific toner is that it will mattify the skin while still providing moisture and purifying your skin. HEAVEN SENT. 

2. Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum 

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum - $37

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum - $37

I've always associated any product with "Serum" with something an older woman would use. I don't know why, I've just never really dived into the world of serums but I'm so glad this was the first serum that has ever touched my face. I apply it right after moisturizing my face (In this order, toner, moisturizer, serum). It further enhances the power of the toner, further mattifying and purifying the skin. It is a MUST NEED whether you wear makeup or not especially if your skin is more on the oily side. 

3. Blotterazzi by beautyblender 

Blotterazi by beautyblender - $20 

Blotterazi by beautyblender - $20 

Sometimes your skin and/or makeup can't take the heat and this is where this baby comes in. The blotterazzi is pretty self explanatory, it is a blotter! But what separates it from other blotters is the texture which is the same as a beauty blender (blotterazzi is a product of the company beautyblender) which means that as you blot the consistency of your makeup will stay the same. This is a major plus whenever your makeup is a little heavier with more dimension, you can not afford to take any product off, only excess oil! 


If you guys are seriously interested in any of the Fresh products mentioned above feel free to contact my girl Nneka who is the Fresh Counter Manager at Barneys New York - Madison Ave. She introduced me to the products above and really knows her stuff! You can contact her by telephone at 212-833-2686 or by email at and mention my name or "vicmram"! 

Let me know what you guys think of the products in the comment section below! 




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