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could you recommend some good drugstore false lashes?

Asked by
princesspeachesz

To me a good pair of lashes isnt too shiny/black, has a thin and/or clear lash band and looks a little unperfect. Anything too shiny and perfect looking can look a little too fake so I like lashes where the lash hairs criss cross and are uneven in length looking more flirty and natural :)

Some of my favorite drugstore false lashes are

Ardell Demi Wispies $3-4 at Target, CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid. Super flirty and girly because the lash hairs criss cross looking perfectly unperfect and are longer at the ends! Great natural glam lashes.

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Kiss has a great new line of Looks So Natural lashes with really wispy, fluttery lashes! $4 each at CVS, Walmart and Walgreens.

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Hi! Whats a great dupe for the beauty blender? I hear nothing really works like the original beauty blender itself, but I know there's a dupe for everything. if you ask me the beauty blender is too expensive but I just can't find this one's dupe. Help?

Asked by
itscassiealeeshathings

The closest “dupes” I’ve found are the Sonia Kashuk Sponge and the Real Technique Sponge! They arent exact dupes but you can still get the same overall finish as the beauty blender :)

Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge $10 at Target

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Real Techniques Complexion Sponge $6 at Ulta, Walmart, Kohls, Walgreens and CVS

Hey I'm thinking about getting a clarisonic and was wondering if it would be worth it or if you had any experience with them.

Asked by
heyyheyyhannah

I LOVE my clarisonic! I can tell I love it by the difference in my skin when I stop using it. Sometimes I’ll forget to use it for a few weeks and my skin starts to feel and look dull and almost clogged up and congested and I’ll use the clarisonic and my skin looks more radiant, feels more smooth and feels so much more clean!

It gently exfoliates every day to give my skin a glow, makes my skin feel smooth and clean, gets rid of dead skin to give me a more even complexion over time, deep cleans my pores to make them appear smaller, helps with acne. The only downside really is it can be rough on the skin if you over use it, get the wrong brush head or if you have really sensitive skin. You might break out at first which i’ll go more in depth below. 

Some tips I have when using the Clarisonic

  • Take off your makeup and then use the clarisonic with a cleanser. You don’t want to use your clarisonic directly over makeup because it’ll stain and dirty the brush hairs. I recommend double cleansing when wearing makeup anyway for a thorough cleanse. I like to use a makeup wipe to remove the bulk of my makeup then cleanse my skin with my cleanser and clarisonic. This will help your brush hairs stay clean and sanitized longer.
  • Change your brush head every 3 months. Your brush head can build up bacteria similar to why you have to change your toothbrush and shower loofa every couple of months. 
  • Use it once a day or once every other day. I find when I use it morning and night it’s a little rough on my skin and I don’t even have sensitive skin. Overly exfoliating can cause your skin to become irritated, dry and cause breakouts.
  • You MIGHT breakout when using the clarisonic at first. Many people dislike the clarisonic for that reason but what it’s doing is purging your skin. It’s gently exfoliating and getting a deeper clean so all of the gunk in your pores is coming to the surface. Once the purging phase is done your pores will look a lot more tight and clean! 

Hi there! I feel like even after I apply a moisturizer and a primer and and foundation for dry skin I still look cakey. I use the Laura mercier translucent powder because it's silky and I didn't think that was the problem. When I look in the mirror you can really see my fine lines and what not. I use the hourglass mineral veil primer, revelon color stay whipped foundation mixed with maybelline dream fresh bb cream. Could it be one of these products are causing the problem? Please help!

Asked by
kissses-and-klasss

Hi! 

You’re definitely doing a lot of things right so i’m guessing the way you apply your foundation might contribute to it looking cakey! Sometimes using your hands or the wrong brush can make your foundation look cakey. Try a flat top foundation brush to really buff the foundation into the skin or a damp sponge. You might want to try switching foundations as well because the Colorstay Whipped is a little more on the heavy side so you should consider switching to a more runny, light weight foundation. Something like Loreal Magic Lumi Foundation or Lancome Tient Miracle, these are really creamy yet more on the runny side.

For dry skin and for getting a more natural finish I recommend the Beauty Blender! When used slightly damp (squeeze out as much water as possible) it can give you the most natural finish. For a more dewy finish you can use the sponge a little more damp. 

You can get beauty blenders at Sephora, Nordstrom and online! Real Technique’s makes a great cheaper alternative :)