Orange lips, they may have been a trend on the runway last year, but that shouldn’t stop you from wearing them now. A bold lip is hot, especially as we come into the warmer months and overall orange is the perfect summer shade.
primaadonnaa77 asked: Hello! Maybe this has been asked before. But any tips on figuring out your foundation color? I can never seem to get it right.
good old annoying foundation dilemma. It’s either too dark, too light, too yellow, too pink, not pink enough, doesn’t give enough oil control or is very drying. Finding a foundation that matches your skin-tone perfectly sometimes seems impossible. If you’ve been applying foundation on-to the back of your hand to see whether or not it matches your skin-tone; you’ve been doing it wrong.
First of all, I always recommend that if you plan on getting a colour match that you wear no makeup, have your hair tied back and wear an outfit where your chest/decolletage is visible, this will help you find a perfect match.
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Saving money is a great thing, finding a budget buy or a DIY option puts smile on everyone’s dial… Sort of. I’m a huge fan of drugstore brands and mixing up beauty products in your kitchen is great, if they are safe (such as using olive oil as a face cleanser and honey as a lip treatment) but adding random household and kitchen ingredients to regular beauty products isn’t such a great idea…
You see the thing is when it comes to makeup, skincare (and well just about anything really) scientists/cosmetic chemists know their stuff. Certain ingredients just aren’t made for use in cosmetics and if they are - they’re highly purified and have many preservatives to make them safe for topical use. Adding cinnamon or peppermint oil to your lipgloss to give it a “plumping” effect sounds like an easy, simple, money saving idea but these ingredients can react with other ingredients in your lipgloss and can even react with the chemicals in the plastic or glass used to store your lipgloss and the end result could give you more then plumped lips… The cinnamon or peppermint could give you a severe reaction (such as redness and itchiness) and could even possibly burn your lips (especially if you already have dry, cracked or chapped lips) so it is best to give it a miss.
Don’t try make your own makeup, save it to the pro’s and buy yourself a good plumping lipgloss instead (Lip Fusion and Pixi By Petra Lip Plumper are both great) or check out my top tips for making lips look larger.
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dramaqueen2397 asked: Hi, just a quick question. When applying your foundation should you put moisturise on before you put foundation on or just out foundation on with moisturise. Also what is a good setting powder ? Thanks you (:
Skincare is the most important step in any makeup application because without good skin you can’t have great makeup…
Generally speaking you should cleanse your skin and then apply your moisturiser, sunscreen, primer and THEN foundation. However…
Sometimes too many products will cause makeup to “slip” off the skin so using a dual purpose product is a great idea. I like to use a light moisturiser that contains SPF, my favourite is the Ultraceuticals Mattifying SPF 30+ Sunscreen, it is light and doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin. Then I apply primer after.
For oily skin you may find it is best to ditch the moisturiser/sunscreen and just opt for a primer instead. I like the *Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer with SPF 30
It is always best to apply some kind of product before you apply your foundation so that your makeup applies evenly and looks healthy.
As for my favourite powders for setting makeup…
*CARGO HD Picture Perfect Loose Powder
This is a new love for me and has quickly become one of my favourite setting powders, this stuff makes skin look flawless and I mean flawless. It isn’t cakey or dry, it doesn’t add any coverage to the skin but it does a fantastic job at keeping shine at bay. Plus it has this beautiful finish that almost blurs your skin so it looks photoshopped.
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Finishing Veil
This powder is amazing at gives skin a poreless look and really combats shine without making skin look dry and cakey (I have dry skin and this doesn’t make my skin look horribly flaky and dry) it is expensive but has been my favourite powder for a year.
If you are on a budget I love the Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder and the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder isn’t bad either.
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