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hello :) my makeup doesn't seem to stick to my skin... after a few hours, especially between my eyebrows, chin and nose, my skin looks more oily than it does when i dont put any on, i've tried primers etc, but nothing seems to work :(

Asked by
maleificent

Hi there! You should try adjusting your skin care in the morning and trying different products better suited for your skin type :)

  • Go for a primer specifically to help make your makeup last longer. Not all primers help with the longevity of makeup some can even make your makeup wear off more quickly! Personally I havent found many drugstore primers that are great with oil control or longevity but you can find some great smoothing, pore/line filling primers at the drugstore.! Try primers like Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer or Kiehls Micro Blur Skin Perfector.
  • Get a good buffing foundation brush. A buffing brush really helps buff the foundation into the skin so it looks and feels like skin, not like makeup just sitting on top of skin. Sometimes using your hands, a sponge, a paddle foundation brush, etc blends just enough to look nice but doesnt really help the foundation sink and grip onto the skin. You don’t want the foundation to just be sitting on top of the skin because it’s more likely to fade, slide and transfer. The more dense the brush the better it will buff foundation into your skin. Try brushes like Real Technique’s Expert Face Brush, Sigma F80 or Coastal Scents Ionic Flat Top Buffer
  • Go for a matte foundation. Matte foundations dry and really adhere to the skin. Sometimes more dewy foundations stay wet and tacky so they move around and slide a lot easier. If you don’t like the matte look you can always add shine with highlighter. Try foundations like Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast, Rimmel Stay Matte foundation, Hourglass Immaculate and Estee Lauder Double Wear.
  • Use oil controlling skin care in the morning. I don’t recommend using oil controlling skin care at night because you don’t want to dry out your skin making you even more oily. Try using a clay mask once a week, an oil controlling toner before applying makeup and using an oil controlling moisturizer under makeup will really help you get less shiny through out the day! Also don’t forget to use a good, thick moisturizer  or dry oil at night, your skin could be producing more oil because it’s not getting enough moisture. It’s all about balance! 

What do you think is a good color by Mac that Kylie Jenner wears?

Asked by
walkthroughhighpark

Kylie Jenner seems to wear different versions of the same lip. Sometimes it’s more pinky nude, other times it’s more mauve and sometimes it’s more of a brown. She goes pretty strong with the lip liner to get a really defined lip so lip liner is a must :)

Also keep in mind Kylie has a pretty fair skin tone so if you have more of a medium to deeper skin tone you’ll want to adjust the colors to fit your skin tone so look for lipsticks similar in tone just darker.

The word on the street is she uses Whirl lip liner and Brave, Velvet Teddy and Twig lipsticks. 

Brave

Twig (pinky brown, more pink than brown)

Velvet Teddy (brown with a hint of pink)

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MAC’s Mehr is also really similar to her lighter pinky nude lip look she wears! Mehr is pretty new to MAC and was just recently made part of the permanent collection.

Hi! I'm going to New york in two weeks for vacation. Since i live in switzerland and everything's expensive here, what are your drugstore must-haves you think i have to get?

Asked by
lklynee

Oooh I love New York, hope you have fun! :)

Some drugstore items I think you should definitely check out are

  • Milani Bella Gel To Powder Single Shadows
  • Milani Baked Blushes
  • Loreal Infallible 24 Hr Single Shadows
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara (Jordana will be in Duane Reade a drugstore all over NY)
  • Jordana Powder Blush
  • Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoos
  • NYX High Defintion Eyeshadow Base
  • NYX Butter Lipsticks and Glosses
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks (they have a matte and non matte line)
  • Maybelline Vivid Collection Lipsticks (bright colors)
  • Maybelline Matte Collection Lipsticks
  • Maybelline Color Exilirs (super pigmented glosses/liquid lipsticks)

Do you have any advice or know of any lip colors for fall that blondes can pull off? I have really light hair and i find i can not pull off the same colors as people with dark hair?

Asked by
ajlady

The only shades I’d say to steer away from would be any color that leans really purple. Purpley pinks, deep purples, deep plums, etc all tend to work a little better with darker hair.

I think wine, deep red shades look FABULOUS on blonde hair in the fall and winter! 

  • Shades like Revlon Black Cherry, MAC Diva, Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb, NARS Pure Matte Lip Pencil in Volga. 

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Red orange lipstick also works great with blonde hair. The orange in the red makes it really festive for fall and the orange brightens up the red making it a little more soft and bright pairing well with lighter hair. 

  • Shades like MAC Lady Danger, Revlon Fire and Ice, NARS Heat Wave.

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Lastly, mauves and light shades of plums look great with blonde hair. Again, steer away from any plums or pinks that are more purple look for shades that are more pink and neutral/brown. 

  • Shades like MAC Syrup, MAC Plumful, Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 08, Milani Plum Rose.

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What foundations would you recommend for somebody with normal to combination skin wanting to look dewy but not oily? And then what powders would you recommend to set the foundation that won't take away from the dewiness but also not make your whole face shimmer? Thanks so much!! xx

Asked by
mo0nface

If you want a more dewy yet long lasting look I’d recommend still wearing a long lasting foundation thats more of a satin/matte finish and then adding glow to where you want it. Usually a dewy foundation will look dewy all over which is good if you’ll only be out for a few hours or have dry skin but if you’re going to be out most of the day or have more oily/combo skin you’ll need to make a few adjustments. Oily skin gals can still get that dew and radiance without looking oily! :)

For a long lasting dewy look start off with a long wearing or more matte foundation and use one or some of the techniques listed below

  • Cream/powder highlight. Apply highlight on the cheek bones, down the bridge of the nose (or just the tip of the nose) and the upper lid/cupids bow. The rest of your face will be relatively matte but adding shimmer and glow in just those areas will give your face a more dewy effect. Powder highlights tend to be more shimmery/intense and cream highlights tend to be more natural and “wet” looking like skin’s natural oils.
  • Illuminating primer/base. Using an illuminating base under makeup will glow through foundation making it look like you’re glowing from within. You can even mix an illuminating base/primer with your foundation to give your foundation more of a glow but still keeping the long wearing properties of the foundation. 
  • Cream blush and bronzer. Cream blush and bronzer don’t dry to a powder, matte finish so they will add a bit of glow to the skin.
  • Setting spray. Setting sprays help the foundation and powder melt together taking away any cakey or powdery finish.

To keep a more dewy finish with powder i’d recommend only powdering the t zone, not the entire face, and using a powder that’s not too matte like a translucent powder. Some other great face powders that won’t look too matte or too shimmery are MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural, Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder, Maybelline Fit Me Powder, Physicians Formula Spotless Youthful Wear Illuminating Powder and NYX Radiant Finishing Powder.