Hey there! So I've been using bare minerals since I was 12, (I'm 21 now) and I feel it's time to move onto something with a tiny bit more coverage. But I have no clue what since I have been using the same thing for so many years. Any suggestions?
Since you’re going from mineral foundation you want something more light weight cause anything too heavy/full coverage will feel really heavy on you!
Try some more lightweight foundations with medium coverage like
Loreal True Match Foundation
Loreal True Match Lumi Foundation (more dewy, luminous version)
Urban Decay Naked Foundation
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
All these foundations are more liquidy/runny so they are super light weight yet still give medium to full coverage by adding another layer. Since they are light weight you can apply more for more coverage!
Also p.s, Bare Minerals is coming out with a mineral liquid foundation too so maybe you’d want to try that :)
Hi I was wondering where you can get the makeup pallet at? Like the one from Mac I think where you can create it if that makes sense
Yes MAC makes empty palettes either a quad which fits 4 shadows or their larger one which fits 15 shadows. You get to choose each shadow to put in so it’s completely your taste. Sometimes premade palettes have only a few shades you like so creating your own makes sure you like every shade :)
Last time I checked you could only buy empty palettes, pan shadows (shadows that you can stick in the palette), etc at free standing stores or PRO stores NOT the counters. So if you only have a MAC counter near you i’d suggest going to the counter and writing down all the shades you like then buying the palette and shadows online. This is more expensive than buying a normal palette so I started slowly buying a few new shadows to add to my MAC palette every now and then till I built a full palette.
You have to buy the pro palettes empty and then buy a separate insert with an insert for 15 shadows or 6 blushes or even a lipstick insert where you crush lipsticks into each little compartment. They also make a pro palette that fits 2 inserts so double the amount of product you can store!
However some people (like myself) dont use an insert and just let the shadows sort of roam free because you can get more room for more shadows. The inserts make it look more neat though, so it’s just personal preference.
A cheaper alternative is making a customized Inglot palette! Same concept but less expensive. Since Inglot is only in a few large cities not every where you’d have to do it online so I’d recommend googling pictures of shades you think you like or googling other people’s inglot palettes to see shades you can get.
They use the freedom system, to get started click here!
Where can I find the Anastasia Brow Pomade and how exactly do I use it? Love your blog btw xx
You can get it at Sephora, Ulta, Macys & Nordstrom which is where Anastasia is sold :)
But you can buy it online too!
You basically use it like a gel liner by dipping your brush in the product and apply directly the brows. I like to wipe some off on the inside of the cap first so I don’t apply too much on my brows because it can be very pigmented and intense.
I fill in them like how I would apply brow powder starting from the ends and working my way to the front so most of the product is applied towards the end of the brow to create a more gradient effect. This keeps the front of the brow more natural with not too much product on them.
Makeup Forever Aqua Brow V.S Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade
These are both “long wearing” brow products meant to last through sweating, swimming, rain, etc. Perfect for spring/summer coming up!
The Anastasia Brow Pomade ($18) is definitely for those who want fierce, strong brows. The brow pomade will give you eyebrows like all the makeup artists, girls who work at MAC, etc. It goes on almost like a gel liner but then dries to more of a powder finish which I really like. Once it dries it stays put and it will be hard to blend out so you have to work rather quickly. I like to wipe some of the excess off on the lid so I don’t apply too much product on my brows for a softer look. I find the brow pomade to be a little tricky to look super natural, so if you want really natural looking brows this might not be for you. But if you want an intense brow this is for you and you work it girrrl.
The Makeup Forever Aqua Brow ($20) is a little less intense than the Brow Pomade in my opinion and goes on a little more natural. Since it’s more of a gel than a cream like the brow pomade it’s a tad more sheer and not as dramatic. This is more of a wet/gel product at first but dries on the brows more like a powder.
So if you want a more natural looking brow that lasts all day I’d recommend the Aqua Brow, if you want more intense brows that lasts all day I’d recommend the Anastasia Brow Pomade. I find both to be as long lasting as the other, the main difference is the intensity on.
What primer, finishing powder and finishing spray (like Macs fix +) would you reccomend for oily/combination skin so i can keep my make up on all day! x
Try primers like
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (so expensive, but so worth it my go to primer till I die… dramatic but really LOL)
Smashbox Photofinish Light, make sure to get the light/white formula not the original because the light version is best for oily skin
Neutrogena Shine Control Primer
Try finishing powders like
Tarte Clean Slate Smooth Operator Finishing Translucent Powder. Great translucent powder for oil control, can be used over foundation or over pressed powder.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (colored/tinted)
Neutrogena Shine Control Translucent Powder
NYX HD Studio Finishing Translucent Powder
Makeup Forever Duo Matte Powder (colored/tinted)
Kat Von D Lock It Powder (colored/tinted)
As you can see I recommend translucent powders as well as tinted pressed powders because I know some people prefer powders that give extra coverage. I personally LOVE using translucent powder over foundation alone or over pressed powder if i need the coverage because translucent powder does a fantastic job at keeping you shine free longer. I use translucent powder as a final finishing step!
Try setting sprays like
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Urban Decay De Slick Setting Spray
Kat Von D Lock n Load Setting Spray
Model in a Bottle Setting Spray (can only buy online)
Tip: Apply setting spray under and over makeup! It will help it work a little better! I wouldnt recommend Fix + much for oil control/long wearing properties, it’s mainly good for helping your makeup melt into your skin and not look cakey/dry/powdery.
Hi! So I was in desperate need of brushes so I went to target because you had mentioned Real Techniques' sets but I didn't find any :( so I bought a set from sonia kashuk. what do you think about those? & thanks for all your great tips & advice!
Real Techniques is only at some Targets and Walgreens, but they’re at all ultas! Or you can buy them online :)
As for Sonia Kashuk I do like their single brushes. But I do notice sometimes their brush sets arent as good quality though, but I can’t speak for all their brush sets! You can also try ELF’s Studio Line $3 brushes for some affordable, decently good quality brushes!