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Hi Michelle! Do you have any tips on becoming a beauty blogger? Thanks :)

Asked by
imthegh0stwiththemost

Sure! :)

  • Observe what your followers/readers like. I find that eyebrows and contouring seem to be really popular so i’ll try my best to pop out contouring and eyebrow content like pic tutorials, answering questions on it, etc.
  • Queuing your posts. I normally bulk blog in one day so i’ll spend a few hours answering questions and making posts and queue it to post through out the day usually around 3 - 8 pm when more people tend to be online. This is great if you’re busy with school or work so you can make content at 1 am and still have it go live at an appropriate time! lol
  • Keep up with new trends, product launches, popular products, etc. I read other beauty blogs and watch youtube videos to see what everyone is talking about whats popular because I know people will ask and want to know about it. You can do this by following big brands on twitter/IG, reading other beauty blogs, watching youtube videos, etc to see when theres a sale or new product coming up.
  • Understand and respect everyone has different budgets. When I give advice I try to make sure to give affordable and high end options and if they specify they want drugstore or high end I only recommend products in their price range. 
  • Have an easy navigable website/page layout. Customized links are great to organize and separate content making it easier for the reader to find what they’re looking for. I like to have my links on top easily accessible and clickable. You don’t want anything to be too cluttered and crowded either so I suggest finding a simple layout. Personally I paid for my page layout so you may want to consider that!

These are a few things I’ve learned through out the years and I hope you find them helpful! Good luck on your beauty blogging adventure, it’s really fun and satisfying :)

Ah I love you blog sooo much. I just learned how to do my brows all nice like yours with concealer and I'm super proud haha- my question is, for people who have fuller brows, would using the dipbrow product make the eyebrows look too heavy and drawn on because it is a gel? I know you said it dries like a powder but it still looks kinda heavy. Thanks so much xx <3

Asked by
alohastateomind

Thanks boo!

Dipbrow can be pretty easy to apply too much and look “drawn on” but I put veeerry little on my angled bush and then wipe the excess off on the lid to get barely any product to get the most natural looking brow possible. It is really pigmented so you just have to be careful! You could also try using a shade or two lighter than your brow so even if you apply too much it won’t look too dark or crazy. 

If you want to try dip brow for the waterproof/long wearing aspect of it but want something natural looking try products like Makeup Forever Aqua Brow or Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse. These are more on the sheer/light weight side unlike Dip Brow which can be a little intense which is great but not for everybody :)

Attention to any of my international followers! 

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Just a heads up since I know some brands aren’t available in other countries, world wide shipping can get pretty expensive and you can get high end makeup at US prices! :)

Check out my little review/haul of glambot item’s I got a few weeks back here.

I've been having trouble with my foundation. No matter what I do it always slides around my face and comes off right as I touch it. Is that just how foundation is? Or is it maybe the brand of foundation I'm using?

Asked by
findyourselfloveyourself

Hi! :)

A few things could be causing your foundation to slide off easily, transfer on clothes easily, etc.

1) Your moisturizer. If you’re not letting your moisturizer sink in before applying foundation it makes your skin more slippery causing your foundation to slide off, you want to use a light weight moisturizer and/or wait a few minutes to let it sink in (5 - 15 minutes). Your moisturizer could also just be too greasy and/or thick so you might want to try a different moisturizer.

2) Your foundation is too creamy and doesn’t set/dry. Some foundations will be really creamy and moisturizing and stay almost wet instead of drying which can be good if you have really dry skin and need that moisture but if you have normal to oily skin the foundation will just slip and side. You want to either try a new foundation or set it with a pressed powder (adds coverage) or translucent powder (gives no coverage but sets your foundation). When switching foundations you might want to look for something more long wearing that dries to a semi matte finish like Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast, Estee Lauder Double Wear, etc. However if you like a more creamy, dewy look those might not be the best for you. 

3) Not blending your foundation into the skin properly. When applying foundation you want to make sure to really blend it into the skin so it’s not just laying on top of the skin. If it’s just sitting on top of the skin it can be removed/smeared a lot easier. By using a flat top brush or buffing brush to blend the foundation you’re buffing it into the skin so it really melts and sticks to the skin. 

Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki

What is good that I can use for my eyebrow hairs to stay in place. I fill in my eyebrows but not even 20 mins in and my eyebrow hairs are already out of place then it looks like I have a bold spot on my eyebrow lol

Asked by
ysaalove

Two things you can do!

  1. Use an eyebrow gel
  2. Trim your eyebrow hairs

Using a brow gel alone or after filling in your brows will help keep your brows in place. Brow gel acts like a glue keeping your brow hairs more stiff. You can use a tinted or clear brow gel. Tinted will add a little bit of color which is good if you’re using it alone or if your brow powder/pencil tends to wear off through out the day. Tinted brow gel is also good if you want to lighten or darken your brows by using a brow gel color a shade lighter or a shade darker. A clear brow gel will keep your brows in place without altering the color. You can use something like Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear for an affordable, basic clear brow gel. Anastasia Beverly Hills and MAC make fabulous tinted brow gels.

If you have long, unruly brow hairs trimming them will make them a lot more manageable! Trimming your brow hairs also helps make your brows look a lot more clean and neat because no hairs are all out of place going in different directions. You start by brushing the brow hairs up or down and cutting the hairs that stick out too much or seem a little too long. It’s best to use small scissors like hair trimming scissors or even buying specialized brow scissors because you have a little more control as opposed to using larger ones.

Do you have any suggestions of matte eyeshadow, preferably drugstore brands, that are good?

Asked by
becauseimcleversos

I reaaally recommend the Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral 02 eyeshadow palette! It’s all matte (they also have an all shimmer version) for $20 at Target. It has every matte shade you would ever need and the palette it surprisingly compact and not bulky. 

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Milani recently came out with some satin and matte shades as well in their Bella Eyes Gel to Powder collection! The shades are really pigmented and blend well. A very happy addition to the drugstore eyeshadow market :) $3.99 each!