Also just a reminder that you guys can check my Makeup Tips & FAQ link on the top of my page for answers to some frequently asked questions like how to not look cakey, how to contour, best eyebrow pencils, etc. I understand I get new followers so not everyone knows to check there, just a heads up to anyone who’s question hasn’t been answered yet :)
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I think one of the most important things to getting a really blended out eyeshadow look is using a blending crease color. No matter how good you are at blending it’s pretty difficult to blend out one color perfectly. Using a blending color makes blending SO much more easy! You apply the blending color slightly above the crease but under the brow bone. This is also called a transition color because it creates an easier transition from light to dark, a gradient effect.
For example if youre doing a black smokey eye and you apply a black shadow all over the lid, go in with a grey shadow in the crease so the black shadow will look like its fading from a black to grey color creating a beautiful gradient effect. Same with other colors if youre using a dark brown in the crease use a lighter brown on top of that color to blend it out to create a gradient of colors :)
See how below you can see a hint of a brown shadow as the grey blends out, that was created using a transition color. The brown helps the grey blend out beautifully with no harsh lines.
A lot of time people put their blending/transition shade in the crease before anything else.
- Use a really light hand. Dont use too much pressure while blending, have the brush barely touch your skin.
- Use a brow bone color, usually an off white or a cream eyeshadow. This really ties the whole look together and often times blends in with the transition/blending color looking really smooth.
- Use matte colors. When you use all shimmer eyeshadows it can sort of mesh together and look like a shimmery mess. Using one matte color in your eyeshadow look can help things blend together better.
Whenever I spread my foundation with my foundation brush it leaves traces of the brush strokes on my face so I end up having to use a sponge or my fingered to smoothen it out. Is it because the way I apply my foundation or is it because I have a crappy brush and what brand of brushes do you recommend that are affordable. (ps this also happens when my foundation brush is clean)
Hmm most brushes shouldnt cause you to break out!
Make sure to wash each brush before you use them, they could get a little dirty from being made to being sold. Also make sure the brush shampoo youre using doesnt have any perfume or harsh chemicals. I like to use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo to clean brushes but some people use shampoo or dish soap which will do the job but the perfume and such in them can cause bad reactions depending on your skin. Make sure to wash them weekly, when I dont wash mine for a week I break out.
I use Real Techniques, Sigma, Sonia Kashuk, ELF Studio Line, MAC, Eco Tools, Sedona Lace, Sephora and Coastal Scents brushes and I’ve never had any problems :)
Even though I knew mac foundations tend to make people break out, I bought the studio sculpt and of course it's made me break out! So now I need help in finding a new foundation that's similar to the studio sculpt. Any suggestions? (I prefer high end brands)
Try Lancome Tient Miracle, Dior Skin Forever, Loreal True Match Magic Lumi, Garnier BB Cream for Oily skin, Urban Decay Naked or Givenchy Photo Perfection Fluid.
All these have a medium yet buildable coverage with a satin finish (not super matte, but not super glowy) similar to Studio Sculpt :)
I having trouble with my water line eyeliner smearing, someone told me to put eyeshadow on top of it but that didn't help! I've tried different liners but none have worked so far. Any suggestions? I hope this made sense.
A trick that really works for me is going in with a Q Tip before applying eyeliner and wiping the water line so it’s dry. This way when you apply eyeliner it sticks better and won’t just smear away in an hour or two!
I also like to use a waterproof mascara on my lower lashes making sure to get some of the mascara on my waterline so it mimics the look of eyeliner. Waterproof mascaras lasts much longer than pencil liner on the waterline!
Using a waterproof gel liner works really well too you just need to use a small eyeliner brush to apply it to the waterline.
Lastly try a long wearing pencil liner like Revlon Colorstay, Makeup Forever Aqua Liner or Loreal Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner :)
I normally use a tooth brush! It can be a bit harsh though so don’t scrub too hard or too long. But I think it works really well :)
To make your own lip scrub you can mix sugar and olive oil, sugar and water, sugar and vaseline & sugar and coconut oil. You can make a super small batch to use once or make a larger batch and store it in a small air tight container and keep it for a week or two. I normally like to use twice the amount of sugar to any liquid I combine with it so a 2:1 ratio so it’s fairly chunky.
I like to exfoliate every other night and apply lip balm right after so when I wake up my lips will be super smooth and plump and ready for lipstick. I find when I do it at night the lip balm like sinks in so my lips look bigger the next morning! :)