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Hi guys hope you had a fab easter!

Thanks for always being kind & making it such a pleasure to blog! Forever thankful for you all! :)

- Michelle

How should I and with what should I sanitize my makeup ? I have a friend who uses a spray and I'm really confuse about what is a great way of keeping your makeup fresh. Thanks ! xxx

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Yes you can make your own disinfectant spray with just alcohol and water! Usually about 3/4 water and 1/4 rubbing alcohol, just make sure to have more water than alcohol. However you can buy sanitizing sprays.

The best way of keeping your makeup fresh is washing your brushes regularly and not using your hands to touch products because dirty brushes and hands will get your makeup dirty transferring oils, bacteria, etc. For cream concealers and products try not to use your finger to pick up product its best to use a clean brush. You can also dip lipsticks into rubbing alcohol to disinfect the tip.

Sanitizing your makeup with an alcohol spray and keeping your products clean is great if youre acne prone because dirty brushes can easily cause breakouts and you don’t want all that bacteria on your makeup as well! Also great if you’re a makeup artist or share makeup :)

Good drugstore primers, similar to smashbox photo finish?

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I’ve listed below some great dupes for a silicone like primer that gives a super smooth, flawless base like the Smashbox Photofinish Primer! :)

ELF Mineral Face Primer $6

Loreal Youth Code Texture Perfecter Pore Vanisher (very similar to Benefit Porefessional) $13 - $25 depending on where you get it (Target and Walmart is always cheapest)

NYX Studio Perfect Primer $12

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer $5 - $8 depending on where you get it (Target and Walmart is always cheapest)

Do you think adding a illuminator in a matte foundation will defeat the purpose ? If it doesn't can you recommend some drugstore illuminator and foundation? Thank you :) btw I looove loooove your blog !

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Thanks babe! <3

Mixing a liquid/cream highlighter or even a moisturizer will add a glow (depending on how much liquid shimmer you mix in) to the foundation so it will no longer be completely matte. But it won’t affect the longevity of the foundation! Good if you want a long wearing foundation but not the matte look :)

You can do two things

  1. Mix liquid/cream illumination into the foundation to give the foundation a glow
  2. Use a illuminating primer under makeup for a “glow from within” look

Mixing a little liquid illuminator with your long wearing foundation on the back of your hand is great for keeping your makeup on all day without the matte, flat finish some long wearing foundations can have. Using an illuminating/shimmery primer under your foundation will look like your skin is “glowing from within” without having the shimmer in the actual foundation.

You can mix in some liquid cream highlighters like MAC Lustre Drops, ELF Shimmery Facial Whip, Revlon Photoready Skinlights or Benefit High Beam.

Loreal True Match Lumi Light Infusing Primer

MAC Strobe Cream

Dior Glow Maximizer Primer