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lovexashley asked: I want to try out foundation for the first time but I don't know what my skin's undertone is. I tried looking in the mirror with a white towel in front of me and I look yellow but all my veins are blue. What do you think? Any help would be much appreciated. P.S. I love your blog (:
Hi there :) Thank you!
Well if you are warm undertone your veins should be more green, but you could be neutral where you veins are blue green so youre not yellow/warm but not pink/cool youre sort of in-between.
A tip to find your undertone is to use your finger to press down on your arm for a few seconds and when you release your hand where you pressed will look pink or yellow which can also help determine your under tone :)
But if you look more yellow than I would go for more yellow foundations because sometimes veins can be tricky!
quijotica asked: Hey there! I absolutely love your blog! I've been looking for a really great concealer; I'm an NC20 at MAC and with the concealers that I've purchased, for example the most recent one which is Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind, I've noticed that it sets into my lines and wrinkles. Also, the concealer rubs off easily and I've even used primer and a setting powder. Do you have any recommendations? More than one would be fantastic and a range between high end and inexpensive concealers would be great
Try a more longwearing concealer like MAC Prolongwear (favorite), Revlon Photoready stick concealer, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place concealer :)
Another little trick I do to make sure my concealer is set and doesn’t move is using a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush to apply powder directly to the area I concealed. Since it’s a smaller brush It not only sets the concealer more than using a bigger fluffy brush it also gives more coverage :)
soprettyinpink asked: what are some drugstore brand and high end brand liquid foundations that are good for oily skin? I've been looking into Benefit's hello flawless foundation, but I don't want to spend 30 bucks on something that isn't going to work for me
There is Benefit Hello Flawless which is a powder foundation and powder foundations usually do well on oily skin because powder will help soak up any excess oil. Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen is a liquid foundation which I would not recommend for oily skin, it’s definitely not one of the longer wearing foundations out there.
Some foundations I recommend for oily skin are Revlon Colorstay (medium/full coverage), Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1 (medium/full coverage), Estee Lauder Double Wear ($35, medium/full coverage), NARS Sheer Matte ($42, light/medium coverage) and Kat Von D Lock It ($34, full coverage)
There are also more things you can do to help with oily skin like using a toner and primer before founation. Setting with a powder over top your foundation will also help control oils. Doing all these steps will give you the best oil controlling results :)