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How to Use a Cheek Stain

Cheek stains aren’t my go-to choice when it comes to blush, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a time and a place for them. During the summer months when makeup moves all over the place or days when I really need my makeup to stay put I reach for a cheek stain. Cheek stains have excellent staying power and many are also waterproof so they’re great if you’re hoping in and out of the pool or the ocean.

It’s important to note that cheek stains can be a little tricky to blend, but once they’re on your cheeks, they’re staying there. People with bumpy, uneven, skin should avoid cheek stains as they can often accentuate flaws on the skin and they should also never be used over powder products. If you prefer a video tutorial you can find one at the end of this post.

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powrightinthekisser  asked:

Do u know of any sweat proof makeup? Like foundations or shadow or anything?

I’ve gotten quite a few questions about summer makeup for swimming and sweaty summer days so i’ll recommend some long wearing, waterproof products :)

One tip is using a cream product under a powder product will help your makeup last longer for example using a cream blush or bronzer and using a powder blush or bronzer over it. This will help blush and bronzer last all day through!

Another tip is using primers like foundation primers, eyeshadow primers, lash primers, any sort of primer will also help any product last longer.

Foundation. Water based foundations are great for sweating and swimming, they are water based instead of oil based so they won’t slip and slide once wet or sweaty like oil based foundations. Long wearing foundations work well too because they are made to withstand heat, sweat, water, oily skin, etc.

  • MAC Face & Body (water based)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear 
  • Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast Foundation

Eyeshadow. Long wearing cream shadows work best because they stick to the lid instead of just sitting on the skin like a powder eyeshadow. Using an eyeshadow primer underneath and dusting powder on top will also help the shadows last longer.

  • Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Cream Shadows
  • MAC Paint Pots
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Cream
  • Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Eyeshadow

Eyeliner. Liquid liner is a lot more long lasting than pencil or gel. Waterproof liquid liner is best and won’t smudge or transfer as much as a non waterproof liner.

  • Makeup Forever Aqua Liner
  • Stila Stay All Day Liner
  • Maybelline Ultra Liner in Waterproof
  • Physicians Forumla 2 in 1 Serum Liner

Mascara. There are many, many waterproof mascaras so i’d recommend getting your fav mascara in the waterproof formula! 

  • Makeup Forever Aqua Lash
  • Maybelline Falsies in Waterproof
  • Covergirl Lash Blast in Waterproof
  • Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof

Blush Stains/Lip Stains. Cream/liquid lip and cheek stains work best because they stain the cheeks and lips so they won’t fade away of rub off when in contact with sweat/water.

  • Tarte Cheekstain
  • Benefit Cheek and Lip Tints
  • Josie Maran Magic Marker Cheek & Lip Stain
  • Makeup Forever Aqua Cream (blush and eyeshadow shades available)
  • Ulta Brand Cheek Stain (affordable)
  • Revlon Photoready Cream Blush
  • NYX Stick Blush
  • Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick
Blush: Powder, Cream, Liquid, Gel or Stain?

I’m obsessed with blush and if anyone ever saw my collection, I’d be blushing. Blush is often seen as a little old school especially since a flawless complexion without a hint of redness is what many of us strive for these days. But that doesn’t mean blush shouldn’t have a place in your makeup bag.

Blushes are no longer constrained to just powder, there are hundreds of different formulas and finishes you can dip your cheeks in, but some work a lot better than others.

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