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Hello, I am a makeup artist that's just starting up, and I was wondering if you had any recommendations of good quality products that makeup artists can use. I thought your post about the concealer palette for makeup artists was very useful, so I was wondering if you knew of other pallettes for lipsticks, foundations, and other must haves for makeup artists.

Asked by
8liana8

A lot of makeup artists make their own lipstick palettes by crushing up their lipsticks and putting them in a palette! 

MAC sells some empty palettes that you can add depoted blushes in or buy the lipstick palette insert to add your crushed up lipsticks to. A cheaper option would be going to some type of container store and finding a similar option like for storing beads and such. You can even use those days of the week pill dividers! 

Empty MAC palette

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/1556/22060/Products/Accessories/Pro-Palette/Pro-Palette-Large-Single/index.tmpl

MAC lipstick insert

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/1556/22064/Products/Accessories/Pro-Palette/Pro-Palette-Customize-x12-Insert/index.tmpl

However you can buy more affordable pre-made lipstick and blush palettes from sites like coastalscents and bhcosmetics! MAC also has quite a few great lip palettes in their MAC Pro/Pro Products section!

Hi love :) do you know any good everyday fake lashes that look kind of natural?

Asked by
youraddictiionnnn

My personal fav are the Ardell Demi Wispies! You can get them for a few dollars at most drugstores.

They even have them in brown for a super natural look. I think of these as natural glam because they are wispy meaning the lash hairs have a gradient length and criss cross over each other making them look a little more imperfect and natural but still have enough drama for them to be noticeable. If the fake lash hairs are all the same length and go perfectly straight it will look a little fake.

Another tip is to get lashes with a clear lash band, the lashes with a black lash band will make the band look more obvious so people will see you’re wearing fake lashes :)

Hi Michelle! I have been using MAC Face & Body for years because I have dry skin and I loved it, but now as the summer gets closer it just doesn't work for me anymore, the colour changes throughout the day and I get oily and it kinda wears off.. could a primer help? or does it mean that I actually have combination skin rather than dry? What foundation would be great for dry skin during the summertime because i really think I should switch it to something else Thanks so much

Asked by
jacquelinejarv

You most likely have combination skin! I have the same exact problem my skin can range from dry to combination to pretty oily depending on the weather and my skincare routine.

For combination skin I always recommend targeting your skin care towards dry skin and keeping your makeup more oil controlling/long wearing. So use a richer, deep moisturizer a night, exfoliate your skin once to twice a week, use a gentle face cleanser, etc. This way you’re treating your dry skin and keeping your skin properly hydrated and smooth so you can wear a more long wearing foundation and a primer without looking drying. So you’re basically treating your skin as two different skin types so you can properly treat both instead of trying to balance the two :)

A few tips

  • Use a more moisturizing foundation and use a long wearing primer
  • Use a long wearing foundation and mix it with some liquid illuminator or moisturizer on the back of your hand, this way you can have your foundation last all day but not be too drying
  • Use a translucent powder (helps control oil and sets foundation)
  • Use a long wearing setting spray before and after foundation (sets the makeup so it stays put)

As for actual foundation recommendations that are more long wearing but still on the moisturizing/non drying side try foundations like

  • Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination Skin
  • Dior Skin Forever
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear BB Cream
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Tinted BB Cream
  • Revlon Colorstay for Dry Skin

Good luck babe!

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SPOT IT: SEPHORA COLLECTION LUSTER MATTE LIP COLORS

We love this innovative lip-color hybrid so much we could kiss it.

If you’re like us, you’ve got a designated lip look for every time, place, and mood swing. That’s why we’re so amped about the new SEPHORA COLLECTION Luster Matte line. This inventive lip gloss-meets-lipstick hybrid uses matte pigments in a liquid format to create saturated, lustrous colors. With 12 shades to choose from, you can bet your last buck we’ll be buying them all. BECKY PEDERSON

THE BENEFITS
Lightweight and long wear, this powerful pop of color gives off the sheen—but not the shine—of a gloss.

THE INGREDIENTS
Rosehip seed oil nourishes and hydrates, so lips aren’t left with that dry, sticky, uncomfortable feeling sometimes associated with long-wearing lipsticks.

THE TIP-OFF
Swipe the applicator tip along your lip to line and define. Then use flat side to fill in. The final effect is like you’ve paired your favorite lipstick with a subtle layer of soft gloss. Basically, dream lips!

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I saw your post on your favorite MAC lipsticks. Any cheaper matches to Syrup? Thanks! Laura

Asked by
mslarimer

Revlon Sassy Mauve is really similar to MAC Syrup!

Both semi sheer, neutral mauve shades :)