Personally, I think a taped blending brush (217) is way more versatile than a fluffy blending brush (224).
With a tapered blending brush being thin and fluffy at the same time you can blend out eyeshadow, apply shadow in the crease, apply shadow on the outer v. Sometimes a regular fluffy blending brush is just too big!
A great cheaper option is the Coastal Scents Pro Blending Fluffy, only $4!
You want a foundation that dries to a more matte, satin finish because anything that still looks “dewy” or doesnt completely dry/set will transfer a lot more easily.
I’d recommend using a foundation with a matte finish and not applying any powder over top. Powder is usually the first thing to transfer onto clothes and such because it’s just sitting on the skin instead of sticking to the skin like foundation. If you do want to use a setting powder use very little or use a translucent powder would be best because it’s colorless!
Try foundations like
- Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
- Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast Foundation
- Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse Foundation
- Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
- Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
All these foundations dry to a matte/velvet finish and have about a medium to full coverage :)
Check out NYX Prune! It’s a similar deep, oxblood purple shade.
Sure! Try shades like
Maybelline Plum Perfect (plummy red)
Rimmel Kate Moss 08 (mauvey nude)
Maybelline Color Whisper in Plum Prospect (sheer plumy mauve)
Wet n Wild Wine Room
Wet n Wild Mauve Outta Here
Simple wing 💗
All Cosmetic Wholesale sells “default products” so either the name was printed incorrectly or the shade was slightly off so they couldn’t be sold in stores which is why they can be so heavily discounted. Usually the product will list what was wrong with it in the description.
Glambot sells preloved/used (and some new, they will say N for new) so keep that in mind. Some may be more used than others so you have to check the fill status which can be anywhere from almost brand new to half way gone. I typically like to choose items with a fill of 75% or more and they always look brand new to me! :)
Both are legit, i’ve made many orders from both :)
Just wanted to share some of the Labor Day Beauty Sales i’ve come across so far! I’m also posting them live on twitter when I find new ones, twitter is @MakeupLvrsUnite :)
All Cosmetic Wholesale - Use code LD10 for 10% off entire order or Sale35 for 35% off Sales Page (sales page has Chanel, Becca, MAC, etc!)
Sedona Lace - 20% off site wide, no code needed. Fab brushes!
ELF - 40% off orders $35 + w/ code LABORDAY
Ulta - Use code 205890 for 20% off entire order (excludes most high end cosmetics, super lame)
Bath & Body Works - Use code LABORDAY20 for 20% off entire purchase, w/ their current sales going on you can get a great deal!
Glambot - Having a Labor Day Sale with items up to 90% off, lots of MAC! Check out sale here.
Tarte - $10 off $50, $20 off $75, $30 off $100 w/ code LDAY
Too Faced - Having a large sale w/ things up to 71% off, check their sale section on website!
The Body Shop - Buy any 3 products get 3 free or buy any 2 products get 1 free, they have awesome skincare!
Check out my makeup starter kit guide here, it doesn’t list specific shades just overall good products to start out with.
Your skin tone plays a factor in what blushes you choose, so i’ll list some good must have blushes for darker skin tones for you! You don’t need to use these exact shades but it’ll help you keep in mind what sort of shades to look for :)
Milani Baked Blush in Fantastico Mauve (mauvey purple). Also check out their blushes in Red Vino and Corallina!
MAC Breath of Plum (deeper blue toned pink/plummy shade)
Wet n Wild Mellow Wine (reddish pink)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Flush
Try warm light to medium pink shades with gold shimmer like
NYX Summer Peach
ELF Tickled Pink (not the same as twinkle pink)
Loreal Visible Lift in Pink Lift
Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink