I was originally going to post a video talking about these things but today’s events have worn me out and I figured it would be much more effective to just write them out. So you can also save them for future reference and not have to sit through a video of me babbling for 20 minutes hehe. So here you guys go, I’ve answered any questions on common makeup mistakes and beauty blunders you guys have. Enjoy!
Mascara smudging throughout the day: So this is a pretty common problem with people, especially if you have oily lids or oily skin. I’d recommend using a waterproof mascara (always remember that just because one mascara works for people and they rave about it - doesn’t mean it will work for you. Try new ones until you find what you like and what benefits you. High end/raved about products aren’t always better!). If that doesn’t help, also try powdering under your eyes lightly. If you can see the powder - you’ve applied too much. This will soak up any oil there that can pull the mascara formula onto your skin and smudge it through out the day. I’ve also heard that you can use an index card and slide it under your lashes and apply your mascara that way, but I’m not sure if that would work for people. That also only applies to it smudging as you apply it, not for when it smudges throughout the day.
Concealer/Foundation setting into fine lines: This is suuuuch a common question and concern for people. Naturally, we all have very small fine lines throughout our entire face. They are most prominent under your eyes and throughout your forehead, between your eyebrows, and around your mouth (smile lines). Applying a foundation or concealer is obviously going to highlight these if it sets into those lines. Now, as for under eye concealer the best one I can recommend is Mac Pro Longwear concealer. It has a technology in it that keeps it from setting into those lines. Now obviously you cannot find a product that is going to 100% NOT set into lines - but that one is the best on the market. As for your foundation setting into fine lines, you’re going to want to use a primer. Applying more and more foundation is not going to cover wrinkles or fine lines!! It is only going to exaggerate the problem. Using a primer before hand is going to smooth out those lines and any large pores. I recommend the following primers (there are thousands of others that work besides these, these are just some of my favorites!):
- Benefit POREfessional ($30, all skin types)
- NYX Shine Killer ($13, mostly oily skin types)
- Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer ($12, combination to dry skin)
Eyeliner being uneven, or unable to apply eyeliner with a wing: Alright I’m going to lay out the dynamics of eyeliner. If you want a wing, you’re going to want the ‘tilt’ of the wing to follow the angle of your lower lash line. A REALLY good tip for applying even wings is using a piece of tape. Rip off a small piece, tape it to the back of your hand and rip it off twice so its not as sticky and won’t harm your under eye area. Lay it on the corner of your eye, with it following the direction your lower eyelid tilts up at the corner. You can then apply your eyeliner messily on the end and peel the tape off, you’ll have a perfect wing! If you’re having trouble getting your eyeliner - don’t worry about their evenness until after! Get them how you want them, grab a clean precision angled brush, wet it, and slide it over the edges to erase and clean the lines up. You can even them up this way (watch this video for help).
Tangled/clumpy eyelashes when applying mascara: Simple fix. Brush through them with a clean spooly before applying your mascara.
Unruly eyebrows/straying eyebrows: Use a clear or tinted brow gel! I recommend the Anastasia brow gels (get clear if you don’t want any additional tinting, or if you fill your brows in darkly). Your brows won’t budge at all!
Redness showing under foundation: Get a corrector! You can purchase cheap correctors at any drugstore. I recommend getting a green colored corrector to fix redness. This one is 5.99 and I have a friend who uses it to cover up redness in her cheeks and forehead and it works wonders.
If you guys have any other questions, let me know and I’ll answer them. Have a good week and a happy valentines! I love you guys.
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