Try highlighters like more pinky highlighters like
NARS Luxor Multiple. Such a beautiful subtle, pale pink sheen! Copacabana is a great option if you want more of an intense, shimmery highlight with less pink and more beige undertones.
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Lightscapade. This is a newer addition to the MSF family! A very pale champagne, almost white but goes on more sheer (not ashy or white) with a more subtle sheen.
Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Translucent Pearl. A pale champagne with a decent amount of shimmer, you can get quite a glow out of this!
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Too Faced Candlelight Glow. Comes with a pale creamy shade and a pinky shade, can used separate or mixed together!
Check out some brands/lines with fun colors like
NYX Macaron Lipsticks
OCC Lip Tars
As a skin care enthusiast and junkie I love trying out (and hoarding) new products and brands. Although I love many higher end brands sometimes I want the results and feeling a high ender brand gives me but with products that are a little easier on my wallet. Most of these products range from $7 - $20 so still relatively affordable but still great quality. So if you want to splurge a bit on your skin care but not spend an arm and a leg try out some of these brands!
Some of my favorite more affordable, high quality brands are
- The Body Shop
- Mario Badescu
I love The Body Shop for it’s wide range of products and lines. They have a line for every skin type and skin need. Tea tree line for acne, Aloe for sensitive/dry skin, Vitamin C for dull, discolored skin, etc. You’re likely to find a product that works for you! They also have many sales and promotions through out the year so I like to stock up then, right now they are having a buy two get one or buy three get two free promotion!
Boots is the most affordable of the bunch and makes high quality yet affordable skin care ranging from cleansing balms, eye creams, night creams, serums, facial oils, etc. They even have a Boots Botanics Organic line if you want to try the all natural route! They’re really on trend with products like facial oils and cleansing balms which is hard to find in a drugstore brand! You can find boots at Target, Walgreens and Drugstore.com.
Mario Badescu is great for acne prone, discolored and aging skin because they make many products with powerful ingredients like glycolic acid and AHA that will chemically exfoliate but for half of the price as more high end brands. They even have starter kits like an acne starter kit, an oily/combination skin starter set and an anti aging kit! You can find Mario Badescu at Ulta and Nordstrom.
For hooded eyes I like to take a lot of inspiration from Blake Lively, Kate Hudson and Gisele Bundchen. All extremely gorgeous women with hooded eyes!
One thing Blake Lively does a lot is a bright inner corner. It really brightens up and draws attention to the eyes without having a prominent lid shade!
Another tip would be to play up your lips with a bright or bold lipstick. Since eyeshadow can get a lost in hooded eye lids try to play up another part of your face like the skin, lips or cheeks!
When Kate Hudson does a smokey eye she tends to put quite a lot of emphasis on and smoke out the bottom lash line since sometimes hooded eyes prevent you from seeing the lid color. So try smoking out the top and bottom lash line!
Hi! So, I've been having issues with any eyeliner staying on me. I don't have particularly oily eyelids but it seems like every long wear holy grail eyeliner for a ton of people just do not work for me! Why do you think this is? What do you recommend?
A few things you could do!
- Use eyeshadow primer underneath your eyeliner. This will just act like a glue to keep your eyeliner from moving around.
- Apply a light layer of eyeshadow similar to your skin tone and eyeshadow primer all over the lid up the brow bone so the natural oils your eyelids produce won’t interfere with the liner.
- Use a liquid liner (if you’re not already) because they tend to be longer lasting than pencil or gel.
- Try using eyeshadow as eyeliner. Eyeshadow won’t smudge or get all sticky as the day goes on like pencil, gel or liquid.
Generally, sticking to the same undertone is more flattering on the skin. if you have warm/yellow skin undertones you’d want to go with warm makeup like gold eyeshadows, coral blushes, peach lipstick, etc. And if you have cool/pink skin undertones cool toned shades like silver/taupe eyeshadow, pink blushes and lip colors would be the most flattering. But these are just guidelines, make is fun and playful you can totally experiment with colors and undertones you don’t have to stick to one undertone.
Another reason why knowing undertones is helpful is knowing when to use a complementary shade. For example, if you do a cool toned grey smokey eye you know you may want to use a cool toned pink blush and pink lip color. Sticking with one undertone for the whole look brings the look together and looks more uniform.
When you want to create some contrast or balance out a look so nothing is too cool or too warm you can use both undertones in a look like a silver taupe on the lid but a warm, chocolate brown in the crease. Using two eyeshadows with different undertones will bring out the undertones in both to make both colors pop!
It may seem a little complicated at first so just play around with undertones and experiment! Thats what make is all about :)