Hi! For super black eyeliner I’d recommend trying brush tip or gel liners because most felt tip liners dry with a sheen so they look more shiny. Gel and brush tip liners dry to more of a matte finish which looks a lot more black and intense :)
Try some eyeliners like
Physicians Formula Eye Booster (semi matte, super thin brush, great for getting a thin, sharp wing!)
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner (super long wearing and smudge proof, semi matte)
Kat Von D Ink Liner (felt tip, super black, semi matte)
NYC Liquid Liner (brush tip, super matte and black)
Rimmel Exaggerate Felt Tip Liquid Liner (matte, felt tip)
Some great school friendly, light to medium coverage foundations are
- Urban Decay Naked
- Revlon Nearly Naked
- Rimmel Stay Matte
- Maybelline Superstay
- Loreal True Match
- Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast (good for oily skin)
- Bare Minerals Matte (their original version is a tad shiny, when used with a kabuki brush you can get awesome coverage)
- Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination Skin (good coverage!)
- Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (less heavy than original version, good for oily skin)
- Dior Skin Forever
All these foundations are light weight, a satin (semi matte) finish so they’re more long wearing and have a medium to build able coverage. All easy to apply and easy to wear foundations, nothing too crazy or cakey! :)
Your blush and bronzer are the first things to start fading, this is because your base aka your foundation is slowing breaking down as the day goes on. You want to create a long wearing base so any products you apply over it will last. You do this by using a foundation primer, long wearing foundations, powder, translucent powder.
Try long wearing foundations like
- Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast
- Estee Lauder Double Wear (or their Light version for less coverage)
- Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
- Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hr Foundation
It might also just be your current products. Some blushes and bronzers just arent that long wearing. You could also go for more long wearing bronzers and blushes like
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
- Too Faced 16 Hr Wear Bronzer
- Rimmel Natural Waterproof Bronzers
- Kat Von D Everlasting Blush
- The Balm Instain Powder Blush
Laying powder over creams will dramatically help your blush and bronzer stay on longer too! Apply a light layer of a cream bronzer and blush and top it with a powder bronzer and blush. You can even use lipstick as a cream blush or a base for powder blush!
I’d recommend either an every day blush, every day lip shade or a primer! This way you can get a product you can use daily and get your money’s worth! Any every day blush and lip product really depends on your skin tone and preferences so I can’t really recommend specific shades but i’ll list a few of my Sephora favorites :)
Fresh Tinted Sugar Lip Treatment $22. Personally I love shade shades Rose and Tulip! I looove these tinted balm/lip treatments as every day lip colors because they actually moisturize and you can get a sheer or more intense color depending on how much you apply.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes $35. I now own 3 and i’m obsessed with them! They never look over done it always just adds the perfect flushed look to the cheeks. They blend flawlessly and have a beautiful finish not too matte or too shimmery.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes $26. I love these blushes when i’m going to be out all day. These are super long lasting, pigmented and the shade selection is awesome.