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For the perfect maroon shade mix a small amount of brown eyeliner with red lipstick on the back of your hand and apply with a lip brush for optimal precision.


Foundation basics

Back to the basics: Foundation

With new products constantly being launched into the market it can be easy to get caught up and forget what the basic purpose of a product is.

Foundation should be applied after cleansing, moisturising and priming your skin. It can be applied with your fingers, a foundation brush or a sponge. For best results start off with less foundation than you think you need and gradually add more.

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Next week I’m starting a new series for the blog and it’s all about taking you back to the basics, I cannot wait for you all to see it and hopefully it helps out a whole heap of you! In the meantime make sure to follow on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Newsletter, and youtube to get more from Makeup Tips Blog!

Does concealer work as an eye primer?

Quick tip: don’t apply concealer onto crows feet

Reader question: best drugstore highlighters

Over hyped: Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara


OVER HYPED: Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara
From Great Lash to Colossal, Maybelline has got a pretty good rep when it comes to making mascaras, but let’s cut to the chase; I found this mascara horrible. For me the formula of this mascara was wet, clumpy and goopy, it never seemed to really dry which resulted in numerous smudges… This brings me onto my next issue, the wand. Props to Maybelline for coming up with something different, but for me the wand just made this mascara 10x more difficult to apply. This mascara has a bendy, flexible wand (or as Maybelline call it a Flexor brush) which is meant to coat every lash for maximum volume,  it definitely coats every lash but it also coats your entire eyelids too. And, if by volume they meant major clumps, then yes this mascara gives you maximum volume. Maybe I just got a bad batch? Either way, I didn’t like it.

OVER HYPED: Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara

From Great Lash to Colossal, Maybelline has got a pretty good rep when it comes to making mascaras, but let’s cut to the chase; I found this mascara horrible. For me the formula of this mascara was wet, clumpy and goopy, it never seemed to really dry which resulted in numerous smudges… This brings me onto my next issue, the wand. Props to Maybelline for coming up with something different, but for me the wand just made this mascara 10x more difficult to apply. This mascara has a bendy, flexible wand (or as Maybelline call it a Flexor brush) which is meant to coat every lash for maximum volume,  it definitely coats every lash but it also coats your entire eyelids too. And, if by volume they meant major clumps, then yes this mascara gives you maximum volume. Maybe I just got a bad batch? Either way, I didn’t like it.


alannacousland said: What are some good drugstore highlighters?

It’s no secret that I love drugstore products (I mean who doesn’t love getting an amazing product for an amazing price?) Whilst drugstore brands have hundreds of lipsticks, mascaras and foundations they often lack in the extra products, like highlighters. When it comes to the drugstore highlighters are rare, glittery and often look chalky on the skin. In saying this, I do have a few drugstore faves.

Whether it’s a creamy illuminator tapped onto my cheekbones, a dab of shimmery shadow in the inner corners of my eyes or a hint of light reflecting concealer on my cupids bow; on the days I don’t contour I still highlight. Highlighter just has this amazing way of instantly brightening your face and making you look like you’ve had eight hours sleep (even though you’ve really only had two)

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Don’t apply concealer directly onto any lines around your eyes or crows feet, it will just crease. Use a smoothing, resurfacing primer before you apply your makeup instead.


Does concealer work as an eye primer?

Using concealer as an eyelid primer seems relatively harmless, it really won’t cause you any harm, but will it actually work?

Concealers are great at covering dark circles, blemishes, acne, scars, broken capillaries and redness, heck they even do a fabulous job at covering visible veins and discolouration on the eyelids, but that doesn’t mean they make great eye primers … Concealers (especially those designed for under the eyes) often contain oils to help them blend over the skin easily and look natural so if you want your eye makeup to last they won’t help oily eyelids the slightest. Eye primers are designed to mattify the eyelids and “zap” any oils so that eye makeup doesn’t crease, smudge, run or fade and make colours appear brighter. Using a product that is creamy and oil based to prep the eyelids simply won’t work; and using a concealer as an eye primer can actually cause your eyeshadow to crease, not stay put.

Those who don’t have super oily eyelids and use a dry concealer may find this works but If you want your eye makeup to last and your eye shadow to appear more pigmented there are plenty of great budget friendly options, none of which include concealer. Try: ELF Essential Eyelid Primer.

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Posts you may have missed

I hope you have all had a great week! Not too much new has been going on this week but I will let you know I am planning on working on a few more tutorials that you will hopefully love! Make sure to follow on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Newsletter, and youtube to get more from Makeup Tips!

QUICK TIP: Use your setting spray as a makeup primer

Best drugstore products for contouring

How to waterline your eyes

Essence Metal Glam Collection Swatches

Makeup Tips asks you: What drugstore product do you think gives an expensive product a run for its money?


What drugstore product do you feel gives an expensive product a run for its money?


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