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Hey I have a question about cleaning my brushes. I have brush cleaner that I use to clean them but it's such a hassle to clean them and then I can't use them while they dry. Is it okay to simply wipe them off with my makeup remover wipes after using them?

Asked by
mags-n-cheese

Yes you can spot clean your brushes! :)

You can buy a spray brush cleanser (amazon always has options) and spray a little on a towel or paper towel and swirl your brush in it until any color is gone. The brush is dry instantly!

You can make your own spray brush cleanser with brush cleanser, water and a little alcohol.

However I’d only really recommend that for eye and cheek brushes. Face brushes for powder and foundation should be cleaned once a week so bacteria doesn’t build up and cause break outs.

I like to wash my brushes at night so when I wake up they’re dry!

Some tips to help them dry faster is

1) Dry them upside down (brush hairs down) or on their side over a paper towel, this lets the water run out and not stay in the brush if you were to dry them face up

2) Swirl the brush gently in a towel to dry it off a bit, this cuts the drying time in half!

hi! can you recommend a good lipstick brand (or just a red lipstick) that would stay on through everything, like kissing my boyfriend, drinking from a glass?

Asked by
lellie-derp

NYX Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo, one of my favs! The tube makes it look more like a dark red but it’s a true red on the lips and stays put and doesnt transfer easily at all. 

I also recommend NYC Smooch Proof Lipstain in Rock On Ruby. This is a lip stain and not a lipstick, but lip stains have basically no transfer! 

Lime Crime Velvetines, they make two great red shades!

Hey so I know green makeup products are used to hide redness and yellow is used to highlight. But what are pink, blues, and purples used for? Thanks! Love your blog by the way!

Asked by
hallucinating-visions-of-utopia

When color correcting you need to view and understand the color wheel :)

Pink can also be used for highlighting/brightening like yellow! Usually those with more tan to deeper skin tones would use yellow to highlight and those with more fair skin tones would use pink.

For example Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser Concealer in Brightener is a pale pink toned concealer. I LOVE it for under the eyes. I’m somewhat fair in the winter but in the summer it would be too light. When i’m more fair using yellow to highlight looks too yellow. 

Another version of color correcting with pink is using a more peachy shade to cancel out dark circles. Peach/orange/pink is opposite to blues and purples which are usually the shades of under eye circles on the color wheel. By applying a more peachy toned concealer under the eyes the purple/blue will be less noticeable. Concealers will either be slightly peachy toned or a more vibrant orange. For the slightly tinted shades you can use them on their own but for the vibrant shades you’ll need to go in with a skin tone concealer over top.

An example of a peachy toned concealer is Bobbi Brown’s Color Correcting Concealers

Purple/Blues corrects yellow skin tones and balances it out to be more neutral. Purple is the opposite color on the color wheel to yellow so when applying like a purple tinted primer will make your skin tone appear less yellow. 

Hey :) Firstly, love your blog! This isn't a question so much as a recommendation: I see a lot of people asking you about covering dark shadows under the eye but I never see you recommend this product so I'd just like to vouch for it! I have terrible dark shadows and puffy eyes in the morning but Garnier's Anti-Dark Circles caffeinated roll-on is one of my desert island products! It feels amazing to put on, blends really well, doesn't cake and instantly makes me look 100x more awake than I am! x

Asked by
tori-tbag

I’ve actually been really eager to try it! Your recommendation might make me finally take the plunge :)

What's your favourite eyeshadow set?

Asked by
iplaywithmyboobs

I LOVE the Lorac Pro palette.

Matte eyeshadows are a must for me so I love having the whole top row of matte colors. Plus it has all the basic colors in one palette. A copper, taupe, bronze, browns, and even some fun shades like Garnet, It Pink, Mauve and Deep Purple. 

So I want to buy some things from MAC but I have so much makeup it makes me mad. Regardless, I do like MAC products and wouldn't mind getting some staple stuff. I've only ever used their eyeshadows (been a few years), lipsticks and liners, and their Pro Longwear Concealer along with their 217 and the 266 I think. Is there anything that you think is a staple to try? Also maybe what eyeshadow colors I should get (I have too many nudes but I'm open to whatever's good).

Asked by
sarahpoops

I personally LOVE the mineralized skin finish natural powder to wear over foundation or on it’s own. It’s a super light weight powder with a natural finish so you never look cakey or powdery.

I also love MAC blushes I have a tad obsession. They have a wide range of colors and are usually really pigmented. I’d recommend getting maybe one or rep every day colors. My faves are mineralized blush in dainty (warm light pink), Melba (muted peachy pink) & pink swoon (medium pink).

For eyeshadows I’d recommend done neutral yet fun shadows like satin taupe, woodwinked, sable & antiqued :)