Asked by hamheart
The way you apply the foundation is definitely key! I recommend using a flat foundation brush and applying the foundation in the same direction that your hair grows. Buffing the foundation in with a dense brush will cause the hairs to stick up in different directions, making them much more noticeable. If you plan on setting the foundation with a powder, use a powder puff to press it into the skin. Hope that helps!
Asked by Anonymous
The ones I tend to use most are my neutral palettes. Any of the Urban Decay Naked palettes are great, theBalm’s Nude’Tude palette has really pigmented mattes, and Coastal Scents has many different palettes, both matte and shimmer, for really cheap.
Asked by myownworldofperfection
Neutral looks would probably be best. Here are some you can check out:
Professional, but still flattering! And, you can always start with those and tone them down or play them up depending on your preference.
Good luck with your new job! :)
Coming from a blog based around makeup, I feel this is necessary:
Never feel like you ‘owe’ anyone attractiveness.
You were born looking like you and that is perfectly okay. If someone feels the need to tell you otherwise, they’re spending too much time looking for ‘flaws’ deemed physically unattractive by society’s standards. If you don’t like wearing makeup, don’t feel like you need to. If you love wearing makeup, feel like you can. Wear (or don’t wear) what makes you feel confident, because I promise, THAT is attractive.
Friendly reminder! ;)
Asked by Anonymous
If you think that would make you feel better about your appearance, I say go for it. Just be sure you’re doing it because it’s what will help you feel more comfortable, not others. I wax my upper lip as well and while it’s not a pleasant experience, it makes me feel a lot more confident and even helps my makeup go on smoother.
It’s a lot more common than you probably think! :)
Asked by antics-of-an-author
Hmm, I’m not sure I know what you mean by it going on wrong?
Do you mean it looks flaky or dry or streaky?
If it’s flaky or dry, there could be a few reasons for this:
1. Your skin needs to be exfoliated, which you can do a couple times a week when you wash your face,
2. The fluffy brush may be exfoliating your skin, causing any dead, flaky skin to show up even more as you’re blending your foundation,
3. The fluffy brush has powder in the bristles, mixing with the liquid foundation when you’re blending it out, or
4. Setting powder isn’t needed, or at least not right away. Sometimes, it’s helpful to let your makeup set into your skin and adjust to your body’s temperature before setting with a powder. That way, you can spot set just the areas where it’s needed.
If it’s streaky, I find that after applying the product normally (in your case, with your flat foundation brush), using your (clean!) fingers to press the product into your skin helps a lot. If you don’t like to touch your face, a warm damp makeup sponge works too!
I hope this helps! :)
Asked by Anonymous
My advice would be to start at the lashes and blend your way up with your shadow. With hooded lids, it’s really easy to apply too much color too far up the lid, so by starting at the lashline, you’re in control of where you want to blend up to. Start with natural shadows (perfect for school!) to get familiar with the technique and then move on to brighter or darker colors when you become comfortable. :)
For eyeliner, you can try out different lines and wings just by using a black eyeshadow first to map it out. Once you like the shape, use a gel or pencil liner to draw over the shadow. These types of products are super easy to blend out with a brush in case you make any mistakes.
Practicing and playing around with different products really does make a massive difference! In no time, you’ll find what works and what doesn’t for your eye shape. :D
Almost every time I look in my message box, I have new questions asking what color eye makeup would compliment their eye color best, so I’m here to tell you in one simple, little post!
Blue or Gray Eyes: bronze, copper, peach, pink, purple, silver
Brown Eyes: green, purple, gold, blue, dark bronze
Green Eyes: yellow, gold, purple, burgundy, maroon
Hazel Eyes: gold, bronze, green, warm browns
Black Eyes: everything!
Tip for all eye colors: Using shadows darker than your eye color will create a contrast, helping your eyes to “pop”!
BUT, like most rules, these can be broken! ;) Try out different colors and shades to find what works best for you! As you can see by my blog, I like to wear everything, whether it’s complimentary or not! :)
Just a reminder ;)
…and again! ;):D
Asked by wecamefromstars
Hi! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I follow you too, haha. :)
Your dress sounds light and whimsical, so I would stay with that theme. Perhaps a warm brown in the crease with a satin cream on the lids to keep a wide-eyed sort of look. Add long falsies that aren’t too thick and a bit of gel liner just at the base of the lashes to blend them.
If you wanted to go for more color, I’d do so in your lips. A matte bright or deep red would be lovely! If not, a neutral pink/nude lip would work just as well.
Have a wonderful time!