Loose-Powder

5 Best Setting Powders

When it comes to setting powders, not all are created equally. Although using the correct techniques to set your face and apply powder are essential to help your makeup look great, using a powder of high quality is just as important.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Setting Powder

A tried, true and tested favourite, the Too Faced Primed & Poreless Loose Setting Powder has been an essential in my collection for many years. The formula is extremely finely milled which means it never looks cakey and is great for setting concealer under the eyes.

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Best Drugstore/Affordable Makeup

I made a post about high end makeup yesterday, so here’s the affordable version!

*These are just my opinions based on what I like to use!*

PRIMER:
Maybelline Baby Skin (dupe of benefit porefessional)
L'Oréal Magic Perfecting Base

FOUNDATION:
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless (good for oily skin)
L'Oréal Pro Glow (more suited for people with drier skin types)

CONCEALER:
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer
LA Girl Pro concealer

SETTING POWDER:
Coty Airspun loose face powder (translucent)


BLUSH:
Milani Rose Powder Blush
NYX High Definition Blush

CONTOUR:
NYX Powder Blush in the shade Taupe (for pale girls)
Elf contour palette
Black radiance true complexion contour palette (I haven’t tried it, but apparently it’s great for darker skin!)

HIGHLIGHT:
Elf baked highlighter
NYX liquid illuminator

SETTING SPRAY:
NYX Matte Finish
L'Oréal Infallible setting spray

EYESHADOW PRIMER:
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer

EYESHADOW:
BH cosmetics Carli Bybel palette (this has great highlight shades too!)
NYX palettes
Elf palettes
Makeup revolution

EYELINER:
L'Oréal Infallible 24 hr Lacquer liner (this is a gel liner)
NYX Super Skinny Marker
elf Precision liquid liner

MASCARA:
Maybelline Lash Sensational
L'Oréal telescopic (I love this for my bottom lashes)

FALSE LASHES:
Ardell lashes

LIQUID LIPSTICK:
Colourpop
NYX Lingerie
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
L'Oréal Infallible Pro Matte gloss

Lipstick:
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipstick
NYX Matte Lipstick
Milani Color Statement

BRUSHES:
Elf brushes Real Techniques blending sponge Real Techniques brushes
dupes/alternatives masterpost ✨

Hey loves, this masterpost was partially requested and I’m so excited.  I recommend to do your research before buying the dupe, some of the dupes are better than others. Some brands are repeated. Here is a dupe masterpost for MAC lipsticks. Here is a dupe masterpost for liquid lipsticks. Here is a spreadsheet of Coastal Scents eyeshadows to MAC eyeshadow dupes. Most of these dupes I found online so I do not take credit for any of those but some I researched myself. This is under read more because this list is very long. :) If you have any more dupes or questions, feel free to send them in.

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How to Use Setting Powder

One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to setting their face  is quickly dusting powder over their skin and calling it a day, whilst this is quick and easy it really isn’t the most effective way to use a setting powder and set your makeup in place. Not only can it disturb the foundation underneath, but it can also give you an uneven, dry and cakey finish to your makeup.

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Seven vs. Three

Originally posted by ughjacksonwang

“Jackson, Jackson wake up” you shook Jackson wanting him to wake up. You didn’t know why he was being so stubborn to wake up today. 

“Mama” you heard a small voice whine. You turned to see your daughter holding onto the wall for support. Her eyes were watery ready to cry. You stopped attacking Jackson for a moment to pick up your daughter. “Come here sweetie. I was going to go feed you soon but your dad won’t wake up.”

Jackson mumbled incoherently being bothered by the noise you and your daughter were making. 

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ira-querelle  asked:

I have tried literally everything (sponge, brush, fingers, different concealers, powder, not using powder to finish, primers, creams) but still my undereye concealer creases&cakes, it goes in the fine little lines, blots... awful. Any tips??

Concealer is something that can go horribly wrong, I agree. If you apply too much it looks cakey, not enough and you can still see darkness and if you quickly dust a powder to set the concealer it can go patchy and uneven, if you don’t set it at all it can crease quickly and be overly shiny and if you “bake” the area with loads of powder it can look cakey, dry and unnatural.

Use an Eye Cream or Primer

If you’re applying your concealer directly ontop of foundation without prepping the eye area first this could be where you are going wrong. On the other hand if you’re applying a thick heavy eye cream under the eyes and immediately going in with concealer this could also be where you’re going wrong. Confusing? Applying an eye cream or undereye primer will help to hydrate the undereyes and give the skin a little more “slip” so product is less likely to settle, but if you don’t let it absorb for 5 minutes or so before applying your concealer, you will find the concealer immediately grabs to the eye cream and makes a bit, gross, uneven and creasing mess. I recommend: Origins Gin Zing Refreshing Eye Cream (because it’s lightweight and has light reflecting properties which brighten the undereyes) and Smashbox PhotoFinish Under Eye Primer (because it is a beautiful creamier version of their original primer which helps fill in fine lines under the eyes)

Try a Thicker Product

When I say a thicker product I don’t necessarily mean one that is full-bore high coverage, I just mean one that isn’t super thin and liquidy. Thicker, creamier products tend to sit ontop of the skin better and have a bit more playtime (great especially if you have issues with creasing) whilst thinner and more runny products often dry a lot quicker and as a result can settle into fine lines and wrinkles. Try using a product that has a creamier texture like Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer or you could even try a full-coverage stick foundation!

Use Sparingly

One of the biggest causes for concealer creasing underneath the eyes and looking cakey is simply applying too much of it! I recommend only using concealer on the areas needed and go easy with it. Just because you have a bit of darkness under the eyes doesn’t mean you should pile on heaps of concealer. You may find this post about how to properly use concealer helpful.

Set Properly

The key to setting your undereye area is to use a loose powder or a clean, fluffy blending eyeshadow brush and gently press the powder over top of the concealer before dusting/blending the excess product in with the same brush. Here is a video on how to use setting powder.

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Products used ✨
Ultra HD Skin Booster, Ultra HD Concealer R50 + Y49, Stick Foundation Y535, Microfinishing Loose Powder, 03 Peach Pressed Powder, #Starlit powder in 12, 01 Lip Booster + 107 Artist Liquid Matte

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Breechloading flintlock pistol

Manufactured in Holland c.late 17th century.
Single shot flintlock, top break action, metallic cartridge with pan and frizzen.

As you can see here, some early breechloader incorporated parts of the lock into their cartridge designs. This allowed for your shot to be primed in advance, rather than forcing you to load a cartridge and only then prime your gun with loose powder.

Some tips for those of you who are getting started with makeup

(to get things out of the way: you can wear makeup regardless of sexual orientation and gender and if anyone tells you otherwise then disregard them)

  • Your foundation should match your skin tone

Not lighter & not darker, your foundation colour should blend with the colour of your face, NOT the back of your hand.

Note that it should also match the warmth of your skin. Some foundations work better with warmer skintones & other work better with colder. To see if you’ve got warm or cold tones check your veins & what jewelry look good on you. If gold jewelry looks better and if your veins are greenish your skintone is warm. If silver suits you better and your veins are blue-ish or purple you’ve got a cold skintone.

  • The bare essentials to get are: foundation (or bb cream if you want lighter coverage), concealer, mascara & eyelash curler, blush, 3 or 4 eyeshadows in earthy tones (they’re easier to practice with. Once you get acquainted with blending & gradients you can safely venture in any colours you like), blending brush, eye liner brush, stiff brush, lip pencil, and lipstick.
  • if you’ve got hooded eyes: don’t apply shimmery eyeshadows on the hood, instead opt for matte ones.
  • Always curl your lashes before applying mascara
  • Don’t pump the mascara wand inside the bottle. This will only dry the product out quicker. Instead swipe the wand along the inner walls of the container.
  • You will make mistakes when using liquid eyeliner even after a lot of practice. Q tips soaked with makeup remover are great to help with mistakes.
  • When using waterproof makeup always use the appropriate makeup remover made for it.
  • Your lip pencil should match your lipstick shade or be a tone darker, never lighter.
  • If you want matte lips, place a thin tissue over your lipstick and lightly dab loose powder on the tissue.
  • You should only use powder in oily areas not on your whole face.
  • If you wanna rock black lipstick, use a black pencil, never just the lipstick.
  • Only use a dab of lipgloss at the centre of your lips.
  • After applying lipstick put your ring finger in your mouth to get out excess lipstick that would end up on your teeth.
  • If you want your eye makeup to last all day you might want to invest in an eyeshadow base
  • ALWAYS moisturize your skin before applying foundation.
  • You can use lipstick as blush, but never blush as lipstick.
  • Eyeshadows > eye pencils.
  • Get a blending brush & blend, blend, blend
  • Put foundation on your neck as well.
  • Practice makes perfect.
  • Check out as many makeup videos for inspiration & tips.
  • You don’t have to spend a shit ton of cash, drugstore products work just as fine.
  • You’re doing it for you so remember to have fun <3

BEGINNERS MAKEUP KIT:

heres a few of my holy grail makeup products that i still use and that are great and affordable for beginners!

foundation:
• Maybelline Fit Me! - Matte + Poreless (for oily-normal skin)
• Maybelline Fit Me! - Dewy + Smooth (for dry-normal skin)
• L'Oreal tru match super blendable liquid makeup
• L'Oreal infallible pro-matte foundation (for oily - combination skin)
• milani 2-in-1 foundation + concealer

concealer:
• maybelline age rewind concealer
• L.A girl pro conceal
• Maybelline fit me concealer

primer:
• Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser

highlighters/illuminators:
• Hard Candy sheer glow all the way face & body illuminator (can double as a primer)
• physicians formula shimmer strips
• NYX illuminator (can double as a primer)

powder/finishing spray:
• airspun translucent extra coverage loose face powder
• rimmel stay matte long lasting pressed powder
• covergirl translucent professional loose powder
• L'Oreal infallible pro-spray and makeup extender, setting spray

bronzer:
• nyc smooth skin face powder, bronzing
• rimmel natural bronzer
• wet n wild color icon bronzer
• milani baked bronzer

blush:
• milani baked blush
• Maybelline dream bouncy blush

mascara:
• Maybelline great lash mascara
• L'Oreal teloscopic mascara
• Maybelline the colassal mascara

eyebrows:
• L'Oreal brow stylist definer brow liner
• Nyx wonder brow pencil
• milani stay put brow color
• elf cosmetics brow kit

eyeshadow:
• covergirl truNaked eyeshadow palettes
• Maybelline color tattoos
• milani everyday eyes eyeshadow collection

eyeliner:
• Jesse eyeliner
• Maybelline amster precise liquid eyeliner

lips:
• milani color statement lipstick
•revlon color stay ultimate liquid lipstick
• milani amore matte lip creme

eyelashes:
• any ardell lashes

brushes:
• real techniques brushes
• ecotools brushes

if youve read this far, id like to announce some BIG news in 30 minutes!

ellenahandbasket-deactivated201  asked:

I love your makeup. Maybe I made this up in my head, but I feel like I've read you comment on green/ecologically sound practices. I am reacting to something in the drugstore makeup, which is just getting worse as I get older, so it's time to be pickier about what I put on my skin. I'm learning, but it's weird to switch gears. Do you have suggestions of what to search for? Are there companies to look into? If you've posted on this, is there a phrase I could put into the search on your blog?

I don’t remember if I’ve specifically posted about it before, but yeah, I’m right there with you about skin getting more sensitive as I get older.

I have no helpful suggestions of what to search for - a lot of my makeup shopping is done by word of mouth and reading reviews. Which leads me to! Makeup Alley! It’s the first place I always head to when I am thinking of buying a new product. Also, their forums are really good for getting answers about various brands and skin care.

A in-no-way-complete list of skin care and makeup companies I use:

  • Paula’s Choice. I like their sunblock and their RESIST line. Pricey, but worth it.
  • Bee Friendly. I use their serum and their moisturizer. My skin really likes honey. 
  • Aromaleigh Cosmetics. Still the best mineral/loose powder foundation I’ve ever found.
  • Medusa Makeup. I love their loose pigments and glitters. 
  • Rituel de Fille. They make some of my favorite lipsticks (Fortune Teller and Night Wanderer), and they’re wonderful people.
  • Fyrinnae Cosmetics. The Pixie Epoxy is one of the best products to use with loose pigments, ever. Huge range of colors and products.
  • Black Moon Cosmetics. My current obsession, because sweet sainted Bowie, those Cosmic Eye Dusts are GLITTERY. 
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#motd

This one is dedicated to the Anaheim Ducks and to Freddie!!

On my face I used Kat Von D Lock it foundation in Light 44

I concealed with NARS concealer in Custard and Chantilly

I then baked my face with Illamasqua translucent loose powder

And powdered my highlights with Kat Von D Shade & Light contour palette shade Lyric

I contoured using Kat Von D Shade & Light contouring kit, shade Sombre

Eyes:

Transition #1: Limecrime Venus II palette shade Mustard

Transition #2: Limecrime Venus II palette shade Jam 

Lid: Kat Von D Metal Crush eyeshadow in Doce

Crease: Limecrime Venus II palette shade Mud

Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and Brow Wiz in Ebony

Corner/Underneath: Limecrime Zodiac Glitter in Leo, Illamasqua embellishment gel in Broken Gold and LIT Cosmetics Mexican Lucky

Lips:

Lip liner: Bobbi Brown lip liner in Pink Mauve

Lips: Kat Von D Everlasting lipstick in Bow ‘N’ Arrow and Noble

Highlighting/Strobing: BECCA Pressed highlighter in Champagne Pop

Blush: NARS blush in Orgasm

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The Ellis four shot repeating musket,

In 1828 a gunsmith named Reuben Ellis modified a standard M1817 flintlock military musket into this unusual repeating firearm.  The strange Ellis had an expanded chamber to hold four superimposed loads.  This means that the user would have loaded it four times with loose powder and bullets.  The user would have first loaded a charge of powder, then a bullet, then repeated the process three more times.  On the expanded chamber the lock was mounted on a movable rail, while the chamber had four touch holes rather than one.  To fire the user simply locked the lock at the foremost hole, cocked the hammer and fired.  The the user would move it to the next hole and repeat the process, firing each superimposed load one at a time.  The user didn’t even have to prime the flash pan as a built in hopper distributed a bit of powder into the pan each time the frizzen was set.  

An interesting design, it had one flaw.  When it was fired there was always the risk that the three other charges could discharge simultaneously, causing the gun to explode.  Despite its flaws Reuben Ellis was able to secure a contract with the State of New York to supply his repeating muskets for the NY State Militia.  528 Ellis repeating muskets were produced at the Springfield Armory.

anonymous asked:

What is your best makeup trick ?

F A C E:

  • Before applying any beauty products, hydrate your face with moisturizer. Don’t skip this step if you have dry skin.
  • Applying primer before foundation will even the surface of your skin, make your pores look smaller and your skin look smooth.
  • If you have combination skin, moisturize the dry areas and apply primer on the areas that get oily before applying foundation.
  • If you have a lot of red spots on your face, use color correcting concealers that come in mint green colors. Simply apply the product on the red areas using your finger or a makeup sponge and wait for it to dry, then apply foundation.
  • If your skin tends to get dry patches, exfoliate it at least once a week. It will remove dead skin cells and will make your skin smooth.    
  • When buying foundation, consider your skin type. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, choose foundations with oil-free formulas. If your skin is dry, opt for hydrating foundations. Foundations with hypoallergenic formulas are best for those whose skin is sensitive.
  • If your skin is dry, avoid matte foundations because your skin might end up looking flaky. Instead, look for products that have moisturizing and hydrating qualities.
  • When you’re in a makeup store and you’re trying to pick the perfect foundation shade, test if the shade is right for your skin tone by applying a little bit of it on your jawline. Don’t try to test if the shade is good for you by applying it on the back of your palm or your wrist because the skin tone of your hand differs from the skin tone of your face.
  • Does your foundation seem to look normal right after it’s applied but it changes its color/turns orange within an hour or when you go outside? It’s because it oxidizes, people with oily skin may experience this more often than those with other skin types. To prevent this, use a primer and stick to oil-free foundations. 
  • Once you’ve applied foundation, set it with powder. Makeup powders create a silky finish and minimize the look of pores and other small imperfections. It can also control face shine. If your face tends to get oily throughout the day, simply reapply the powder on the oily areas.
  • Does your makeup make your face look pale when you take pictures with flash? That’s probably because you’re using a foundation that is high in spf. To avoid this problem, avoid foundations that contain spf higher than 30.
  • Liquid highlighters are a lot more concentrated than powder highlighters; therefore, use them sparingly. 
  • Some people have a hard time blending out their contour. If you find difficulty with contouring kits, you can always use a foundation that’s a few shades darker than your skin tone as a contour. It is much easier to apply, especially if you’re a beginner.
  • Use translucent powder to prevent makeup transfer, it will set and mattify your makeup. A setting spray can also help you avoid makeup transfer.
  • Always clean your brushes after using them because they will transfer bacteria to your face, causing break outs.

E Y E B R O W S:

  • When doing your eyebrows, keep in mind that they should look shaded and soft, not like a straight, hard line. 
  • Before applying makeup on your eyebrows, brush them upward with a spoolie brush to enhance their shape. You can also enhance the shape of your eyebrows by slightly overdrawing them or applying eyebrow products on the sparse areas.
  • Always use products that match the color of your eyebrows; otherwise, they won’t look natural.
  • After you’ve applied eyebrow products, brush your brows with a spoolie brush to blend out the color and soften any harsh lines. You can also apply concealer to define them.
  • A clear eyebrow gel can be worn over an eyebrow pencil or powder to make those products last longer.
  • Are you trying to grow out your eyebrows? Forget about tweezing or waxing. It may take up to 15 weeks for your eyebrows to grow back fully so you have to be patient. While they’re growing back, you can use a tinted gel or a pomade to make your brows look more presentable.
  • Castor oil promotes hair growth so you can use it to make your eyebrow hair grow faster (you can use it on your eyelashes too).

E Y E S:

  • The easiest way to apply eyeliner is by tilting your head back and looking into the mirror. If you’re a beginner and it’s hard for you to apply the product, you can make dots along you upper lid and simply connect them. 
  • Does your mascara clump? Make sure that your lashes are clean before you apply it. If you apply mascara while still having some on from the night before, your lashes will most likely get clumpy. 
  • A blending brush should only be used for blending your eyeshadow. Don’t apply new eyeshadow with a blending brush, especially if it’s already been used because it’ll mess up your makeup.
  • Warm colors like browns and golds and shimmery shades complement brown hair and blue eyes the most.
  • Blondes with fair skin should choose shades like brown, bronze, silver, beige, gray and neutral shades.
  • You can prevent your eyeshadow from creasing by applying translucent powder. After priming your eyes, apply a little bit of translucent or loose powder on your eyelids using a powder puff or a sponge.
  • Fake eyelashes can be worn more than once. If you take care of them, they can last for a very long time. The first thing you need to do once you remove them is to remove the glue. You can do this by simply pulling at the glue until it begins to come off. It’s also important to clean the eyelashes with an oil-free makeup remover before you put them away. Keep your lashes in their original package to prevent them from collecting dust and bacteria. 

L I P S: 

  • If your lips are flaky, take a toothbrush and gently brush off the flakes. This will boost the circulation of your lips. You can apply some lip moisturizer after doing this to keep your lips hydrated.
  • Before applying your lipstick, use concealer to saturate the color of your lip lines and to make your lips look bigger. Apply it onto your lips and spread it a little over your lip line.
  • Overdrawing your lip line is the key in making your lips look bigger. Use a lip liner that matches you lipstick and apply it slightly outside the natural lip line. 
  • Apply some lip gloss on the middle of your lips to make them look fuller and plump.
  • Once you’ve applied lip products, apply concealer on the areas where you went over your lip line. 
  • Bright and deep lipstick colors compliment people with medium to dark skin the most. Try bright and deep reds, pinks, coral, shimmery peach lipsticks and lip liners. 
makeup asks

1- maybelline or revlon?
2- what’s your go-to drugstore makeup brand?
3- what’s the one product you absolutely need in your daily routine?
4- urban decay or benefit?
5- what do you look for in a mascara?
6- regarding mascara, length or volume?
7- what’s your least favorite product?
8- favorite primer?
9- ulta or sephora?
10- holy grail product?
11- what’s a popular, overhyped item you don’t like?
12- favorite beauty youtuber?
13- what’s more important, eyeliner or mascara?
14- matte or shimmery eyeshadow?
15- matte or dewy foundation?
16- what’s your skin type?
17- eyebrow pencil or powder?
18- loose powder or pressed powder?
19- least favorite brand?
20- what age did you start using makeup?
21- what’s your own secret to successful looking makeup?
22- favorite wacky color of eyeshadow?
23- translucent or pigmented powder?
24- matte or glossy lips?
25- nudes or pinks?
26- favorite lip color?
27- favorite foundation?
28- favorite mascara?
29- favorite eyeliner?
30- favorite powder?
31- favorite brow pencil?
32- favorite concealer?
33- favorite lip product?
34- what’s the weirdest life hack you’ve ever done?
35- green, red, yellow, or purple concealer?
36- did you go through a weird makeup phase during middle school?
37- describe your worst makeup day
38- describe your best makeup day
39- makeup inspiration?
40- neat or cluttered makeup area?
41- regret purchase?
42- what’s the biggest makeup mistake someone can make?
43- what’s the biggest makeup mistake you’ve made?
44- what’s the best compliment you’ve gotten about your makeup?
45- what’s your morning routine?
46- flawless or fabulous?
47- instagram or natural makeup?
48- daytime or nighttime looks?
49- what’s your before bed routine?
50- any tips to share of your own?

I’m loving how the mirror captures my beauty lol
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Makeup used:
Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me! in Spicy Brown (338)
Eyeshadow: Shimmery Silver and Pink
(I have no idea what company sorry lol)
Eyeliner: Response Natural+ Liquid Eyeliner and L.A Girl Eyeliner in Smokey
Face: Nicka K Shimmery Loose Gold Powder
Lipcolor: Fashion Fair Laser Lilac and
Nicka K Matte Lipstick in Sky Blue (NMS10) with a bit of the shimmery pink stick

*Taken on my Samsung Galaxy On5**