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13ootylicious asked: Hello! My friend received the Sephora birthday gift thing and gave me the mini "Watts Up" highlighter from Benefit because she didn't know how to use it. I also have no idea how to use it. I put it on my skin and nothing really happened. Any tips/suggestions?
Benefit Watts Up is a highlighter for your cheek bones or even other areas like down the nose, under the brow bone, cupids bow, etc but thats more intense highlighting.
Highlighting creates a glow where you put it, making you look more dewy and sort of “shiny” because usually highlighters have shimmer or glitter. It’s a way of making dry skin look more moisturized and also good if you don’t want a super matte, flat or dull face. Naturally your skin isnt super matte so adding highlighter over your makeup and make your foundation and powder look a little more natural. Benefit’s Watts Up is a cream highlighter but you can use liquid, powder or cream highlighters. For cream and liquid using your fingers is best to help blend it out, but for powder using a brush is best. If you do use a brush for cream or liquid highlighters use a synthetic brush like a stippling brush. It also adds dimension to your face by making your cheekbones look more defined :)
See how in this picture of Kim K her cheek bones seem glowy? Thats what highlighter does :)
doctr-satan asked: I love your blog, your tips help me out a tun! one question, out of every setting spray what would you say is better. Model in a Bottle, MAC setting spray, or Urban Decay?
Model In a Bottle is thicker than most setting sprays and feels a bit heavier on the skin but it reeeally helps make your makeup last longer! MAC’s Fix Plus is more for making your makeup melt into your skin, looks less powdery and cakey, refreshing your makeup mid day and making you look a little more dewy and moisturized but it’s not really good at making your makeup last longer. Urban Decay has 3 setting sprays one for oil control, the all nighter, and a moisturizing one called chill. They are all good for different reasons but I love the All Nighter I use it EVERY day.
So I think Model In a Bottle & Urban Decay All Nighter are both really, really good :)
sweetcraving asked: Love your blog. How do I avoid my under eye concealer from crease and setting into my fine lines?
Thank you :)
Two things will really help that!
- Using an eyeshadow primer before concealer under your eyes, you know how eyeshadow primer stops eyeshadow from creasing? Well it does the same thing for your concealer :)
- Set your under eye concealer with a powder, you can use a translucent powder, face powder, even a matte skin tone eyeshadow! But just remember if you go for the highlighting bright under eye effect using a powder darker than your concealer will take away from the brightening affect. So I often use a translucent powder so you can still see my bright under eye concealer and it’s super silky under the eyes and doesnt look too powdery or thick. It’s best to use a fluffy blending eyeshadow brush with the powder rather than a big brush so you can put powder directly under your eyes :)