- Pro Longwear Concealer. Light weight, great coverage, lasts all day, great for under the eyes or blemishes, all around great concealer. You can even mix it with some moisturizer for a long lasting foundation!
- Mineralized Skinfinish Natural. Great setting powder or powder to wear alone to even out your skin tone. It has about a medium coverage, feels light weight, never looks cakey and looks very natural! Not too matte.
- Any blush but my personal favorites are Dainty mineralized blush, Pink Swoon, Melba & Fleur Power. I loooove MAC blushes I own a little more than i’d like to admit… They have so many colors to choose from so theres one for every body. Blush is something I wear every single day so pick out a great every day blush so you can use the hell out of it!
I know that using primer also helps eyeliner be bold as well. However, do you have any tricks on how to get a bold,dark, black line? :):):):)
I always find matte eyeliners to look so much more bold and intense than eyeliners with a shiny finish! So try out a matte liner :)
My favorite matte liquid liners are Wet n Wild MegaLiner, Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner & NYC Liquid Liner.
However gel liners give a super similar effect. Most gel liners are very black and matte great for a bold, dark line. Some of my favs are MAC Fluidline, Clinique Gel Liner, Bobbi Brown Gel Liner, Wet n Wild Gel Liner & Loreal Infallible Gel Liner.
You could get a matte finish with any eyeliner for instance if you have one thats already glossy by adding a matte eyeshadow over it with an angled brush. This will make it super black and make it matte!
Hi all :)
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I recommend patting to blend out and not using a buffing/swirling motion because you’ll blend out everything too much and it will all sort of mush together so you wont get an obvious distinction where you contoured and highlighted.
Also make sure the brush youre using to blend out is synthetic (plastic) and not animal hair because brown/animal hair brushes are better for powder and don’t blend out cream & liquid products that well.
You can use a damp beauty blender (makes sure to squeeze all the excess water out first) and press to blend out. Beauty Blenders are a makeup sponge that you can wash and use over & over. The “orginal” beauty blender can be bought at Sephora or online I got mine 2 for $25 on Sephora.com. However there are many cheaper dupes at places like Target and Ulta. I have a whole review on them under the product reviews on the top of my page! These blend out flawlessly and give an airbrushed look.
You can also use a flat top synthetic brush. The one pictured below is from Sigma however ELF, Sonia Kashuk, Coastal Scents, Real Techniques, Sedona Lace and more brands make ones! These brushes make it really easy to blend by patting because they are flat and dense.
Good luck love! <3
Hi! So, after reading one of the last questions you just answered, my follow-up question would be: are there any drugstore brand cream/liquid bronzers you would recommend?
Unfortunately there aren’t too many drugstore cream bronzers out there so I usually recommend just using a darker shade of foundation or even concealer! Like in my other ask I recommend Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick because it blends out to more of a powder finish and super easy to “draw on” where you need to contour. Same goes for the Loreal True Match Crayon Concealers :)
However I really love Sonia Kashuk’s Undetectable Bronzer ($10) at Target. Comes in two shades and blends out like a dream! But they can sheer out quite a bit if you over blend them because they are meant to be “fool proof”.
My favorite brush to use for blending & applying cream contour products is the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush ($9) because it’s small enough to fit in the hollows of your cheeks and dense enough to blend flawlessly. Love it for foundation as well!
Loreal True Match Magic Lumi, Neutrogena Healthy Skin, Revlon Photoready & Revlon Nearly Naked!
BB Creams will give a similar effect as well.
All these foundations will give a light to medium coverage with a more dewy/satin finish :)
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