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.
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
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!
Revlon Sassy Mauve is really similar to MAC Syrup!
Both semi sheer, neutral mauve shades :)