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Beauty Tips

A Redhead's Guide to Summer Skin Care

Having fair skin can sometimes be a burden. This is especially true during the summer months when you can get a sunburn from just walking to the corner store and back. The sun can be merciless. So how does a redhead survive the summer?

Makeup with SPF!!!

Finding a foundation or moisturizer with SPF is absolutely key to surviving the summer. So do you choose a basic foundation, BB Cream, CC Cream, or tinted moisturizer? On the surface (pun intended) they may seem very similar, however each brings something unique to skin care. Let's find which one is right for you! 

A tinted moisturizer is, surprise, a moisturizer with a hint of pigment. It’s significantly lighter than foundation, which makes it perfect for our lovely freckles. The moisturizing aspect nourishes your skin and usually has around SPF 15. The tint evens out your skin tone and acts as a light concealer for blemishes.

CC Cream stands for “Color Correction.” CC Creams are very similar to BB creams, meaning they hydrate your skin and blur imperfections. The main difference is that CC creams have more pigment to cover redness and blemishes. They are really the perfect medium between tinted moisturizers and foundation. They are lighter than foundation but offer more coverage and a more even skin tone than tinted moisturizers. They also have more skin care benefits than foundation, in addition to varying SPF levels. CC creams are particularly good for redheads because we tend to have more redness in our skin.

So which one is right for you? Both come with extensive moisturizing properties and SPF, which makes them perfect for everyday wear. It really comes down to what type of coverage you are looking for. For a light even tone, the tinted moisturizer is best. If you are looking for a bit more coverage for blemishes and redness, then I recommend a CC Cream. And to follow it up, try a simple makeup setting powder that will even the overall tone and soak up any excess oil. 

Check out Redhead Revolution's redhead skin care and let us know what works for you! 

Redhead Revolution Skin Care

Every redhead knows that finding a foundation that offers both sufficient coverage and flatters our unique skin tone can be difficult. When Redhead Revolution was first dreamt up, this was was one of the main issues we wanted to address. As redheads we need a foundation that is light enough to let our freckles shine through, a foundation that works with our often sensitive skin, and one that contains SPF (cause that is simply a deal breaker ladies). Thus Redhead Revolution features 3 unique options for a redhead’s daily skin care routine:

The ‘Love your freckles’ 3-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer is a moisturizer with a hint of pigment. It’s significantly lighter than foundation, which makes it perfect for our lovely freckles. In addition to containing SPF 15, it also features aloe which nourishes your skin.The tint evens out your skin tone and acts as a light concealer for blemishes.

The Color Correcting Cream hydrates, moisturizes and comes with more pigment to cover redness and blemishes. It’s the perfect medium between a tinted moisturizer and foundation. While it is lighter than foundations (which, are generally too heavy for our freckly skin), it offers more coverage than tinted moisturizers. Bonus: it has SPF 20! CC Creams are particularly good for redheads because we tend to have more redness in our skin.

So which one is right for you? Both come with extensive moisturizing properties and SPF, which makes them perfect for everyday wear. It really comes down to what type of coverage you are looking for. For a light even tone, the tinted moisturizer is best. If you are looking for a bit more coverage for blemishes and redness, then I recommend the CC Cream. And, last but not least, for those extra pesky blemishes (pimples, I’m talking about you), our Wise Disguise concealer will cover those right up!


Check out our new CC Cream or ‘Love your freckles’ 3-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer and let us know what works best for you. 'Love your freckles' also comes in sample size!

The Redhead Starter Kit: What should be in your makeup bag?

The world of makeup can be a daunting place to enter. You can spend hours standing in the makeup aisle asking yourself what is essential? What should I save for later? What will actually work with my complexion/ hair color/ eye color? As a redhead even more so… When I first started to wear makeup I had a cover-up stick that matched my fair skin poorly and a black mascara that clashed with my overall barely-there makeup look. I didn’t know any better and, consequently, I spent the better part of my teens making poor makeup choices. My allowance was wasted on unflattering eyeshadow colors and foundations that clashed.

So in hopes of sparing a fellow redhead from such awkwardness, here is a list of redhead essentials:

1. Sheer tinted foundation with SPF: For the freckly redhead, the worst thing you can do is buy a heavy foundation. First, it’s exceptionally difficult to match a foundation with fair skin, so the heavier the foundation the more obvious the miss match. Second, freckles are a gift! Don’t cover them up! Try a Tinted Moisturizer or CC Cream as they even out skin tone and conceal imperfections without covering up everything else as well.

2. Brown mascara:  Redheads have unique makeup up needs and this is particularly evident with mascara. For many redheads, mascara does not simply serve to enhance the lashes but to give them visible lashes period. This means that they are putting on more than a couple of swipes. For the super ging, black can appear glaringly harsh against her pale skin. It is an extremely unnatural contrast. Brown mascara, or an auburn, offers a more natural look - while still enhancing the lashes. The same goes for eyeliner- unless you want the goth look (which is in itself awesome) brown liner is the way to go.

3. Brown Eyeliner: A smudge of light brown liner on the tops of the eyelids accents the eyes without clashing like a black liner would.

4. Cover-up stick: For the obstinate blemishes, a light cover-up is recommended.

5. Tinted gloss: Add a bit of color to your lips with a rosy gloss. Don’t be afraid to be bold!

Have some funny makeup stories? Share them with us and your fellow redheads!

CC Cream vs. Tinted Moisturizer

In honor of the newest addition to our line, we want to talk about the difference between CC creams and tinted moisturizers. On the surface (pun intended) they may seem very similar, however each brings something unique to skin care.

A tinted moisturizer is, surprise, a moisturizer with a hint of pigment. It’s significantly lighter than foundation, which makes it perfect for our lovely freckles. The moisturizing aspect nourishes your skin and usually has around SPF 15. The tint evens out your skin tone and acts as a light concealer for blemishes.

 

CC Cream stands for “Color Correction.” CC Creams are very similar to BB creams, meaning they hydrate your skin and blur imperfections. The main difference is that CC creams have more pigment to cover redness and blemishes. They are really the perfect medium between tinted moisturizers and foundation. They are lighter than foundation but offer more coverage and a more even skin tone than tinted moisturizers. They also have more skin care benefits than foundation. CC creams are particularly good for redheads because we tend to have more redness in our skin.

So which one is right for you? Both come with extensive moisturizing properties and SPF, which makes them perfect for everyday wear. It really comes down to what type of coverage you are looking for. For a light even tone, the tinted moisturizer is best. If you are looking for a bit more coverage for blemishes and redness, then I recommend a CC Cream.

Check out our new CC Cream or ‘Love your freckles’ tinted moisturizer and let us know what works best for you.

Redhead of the Week!

Elise is in love with the 3-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer. "I love the fact that it still lets my freckles shine through, unlike many heavy foundations that seem to smother them, thanks!"
We're glad you like it Elise! 
Send us pics with your favorite Redhead Revolution products and get featured as redhead of the week! Email pics to kate@redheadrevolution.us 

Redhead of the Week!

 

Jamie was one of our earliest followers! She fell in love with 'The Muse' lipstain and the 3-in-1 Tinted Moisturizer. In this picture she is wearing both and she looks amazing! 

Thanks Jamie! We hope you enjoy your Gingerlash Mascara. Send us pics with your favorite Redhead Revolution products and be entered to win a FREE Gingerlash Mascara of your choice.