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magicinay0unggirlsheart asked: I know I ask stupid questions at least once a week and I'm sorry but I value your opinion😛 what's the purpose of yellow translucent powders (like Ben nye banana) and pink translucent powders (lush). I have elf hd and I'm looking into buying mufe but I was wondering what the point of the colors in those are :)
Not a stupid question at all!
Well pink and yellow powders are used for highlighting and they are often translucent like and sheer because they are setting powders usually used over foundation or concealer. Pink and yellow are both great for highlighting. Usually if youre medium/tan/deep you’d use yellow toned highlighters and if youre fair/light/medium you’d use pink toned highlighters. White translucent powders are all over the face setting powders, you can also use it under the eyes but it will go on clear so it won’t add any extra brightening affects :)
You apply these highlighting powders where you’d apply a lighter toned concealer or highlighter! It’s a form of “matte” highlighting, no shimmer or glitter, it adds dimension to the face. They are most often used over under eye concealer because it sets the concealer so it wont crease as well as brighten under the eyes.
Kim Kardashian is known for her famous bright under eye using light yellow powder (not sure if it’s Ben Nye Banana) below, you’d blend it out after this step obviously! lol You can apply as much or as little as you like, depending on how bright of an under eye you like :)
You can apply the powder where ever you highlight, either over another liquid or cream highlighter/concealer or on it’s own. Kim is highlighting using a liquid/cream product below, so you can either set this with a pink, yellow or translucent powder to keep the brightening affect because using a powder your skin tone will just cover all the highlighting you just did.
Someone asked about brush guards like in a previous brush cleaning picture, you can get brush guards here:
modifiedmermaid asked: I am extremely pale and using blush makes me look like a clown and bronzer appears orange on my skin. any suggestions on how to bring some shape and warmth to my porcelain skin ?
Maybe you havent found the right bronzer or blush for your skin tone yet!
For bronzer’s check out Maybelline’s Fit Me bronzers they are great for paler skin because they are lighter shades of bronzers and are a tad sheer so they look really light and effortless on the skin. I’d try the lightest shade first :) You might also like Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soliel bronzer (make sure to get the milk chocolate and not the original one, its lighter) it’s not orange toned at all and is also a little sheer not crazy pigmented so it won’t look too dark on you :)
As for blushes check out MAC Well Dressed (pale pink), Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso (pale peach), Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink (sheer peachy pink) or Illamasqua Katie (pale pink)!
You may also want to use a brush thats not too dense and thick like a stippling brush when applying these products, it will give a light sheer layer you can build upon instead of applying way too much product at once. Because the brush hairs are so spread apart and not super dense it will give a light flush of color.
black-c-offee asked: What are your fav/best clear mascaras&brow gels? X
I think a great inexpensive clear mascara that can be used as a brow gel is Maybelline Great Lash in Clear! Super cheap & great :)
Sonia Kashuk sold at Target makes a clear brow gel for $6. Anastasia Beverly Hills and MAC also make great clear brow gels :)
sensualsimplicity asked: where would I find brushes of really good quality that are not so expensive?
My all time favorite brush brand is Sigma! Theyre cheaper than high end brushes but very similar quality in my opinion I’ve been using these brushes for about 3 years and they make up most of my brush collection :)
For other places to buy affordable yet good brushes try
Real Techniques (sold at Ulta and soon to be Walgreens)
Sonia Kashuk (sold at Target)
ELF’s Studio Line (black packaging, sold at target)
Coastal Scents brushes
Sedona Lace (similar to Sigma, i like sigma a tad better)
Eco Tools (sold at most drugstores)