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dramaqueen2397  asked:

Hi, just a quick question. When applying your foundation should you put moisturise on before you put foundation on or just out foundation on with moisturise. Also what is a good setting powder ? Thanks you (:

Skincare is the most important step in any makeup application because without good skin you can’t have great makeup…

Generally speaking you should cleanse your skin and then apply your moisturiser, sunscreen, primer and THEN foundation. However…

Sometimes too many products will cause makeup to “slip” off the skin so using a dual purpose product is a great idea. I like to use a light moisturiser that contains SPF, my favourite is the Ultraceuticals Mattifying SPF 30+ Sunscreen, it is light and doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin. Then I apply primer after.

For oily skin you may find it is best to ditch the moisturiser/sunscreen and just opt for a primer instead. I like the *Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer with SPF 30

It is always best to apply some kind of product before you apply your foundation so that your makeup applies evenly and looks healthy.

As for my favourite powders for setting makeup…

*CARGO HD Picture Perfect Loose Powder

This is a new love for me and has quickly become one of my favourite setting powders, this stuff makes skin look flawless and I mean flawless. It isn’t cakey or dry, it doesn’t add any coverage to the skin but it does a fantastic job at keeping shine at bay. Plus it has this beautiful finish that almost blurs your skin so it looks photoshopped.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Finishing Veil

This powder is amazing at gives skin a poreless look and really combats shine without making skin look dry and cakey (I have dry skin and this doesn’t make my skin look horribly flaky and dry) it is expensive but has been my favourite powder for a year.

If you are on a budget I love the Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder and the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder isn’t bad either.

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I hope I helped you and if you need anything else feel free to ask.

If any product you use irritates you discontinue use immediately.

*This post contains a product/sample which was sent to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy. This does not alter the honesty of this post or this blog, all opinions stated are honest and my own


Summertime Favorites!

Jergens® Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer Medium/Tan - 10 oz • Jergens • $11.99
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray • $5.99
Nyx Cosmetics Cream Blush • NYX • $3.59
CARGO Water Resistant Bronzer • CARGO • $29.00
Maybelline ColorSensational Color Elixir Lip Color Fuchsia Flourish • Maybelline • $8.79
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner • Urban Decay • $19.00
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream: Combination to Oily Skin Medium / Deep • Garnier • $13.79
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara • Maybelline • $6.99
Banana Boat Sport Performance CoolZone Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 Refreshing, Clean Scent • Banana Boat • $8.99


Beauty products I’ve been loving in May!

DKNY ‘Be Delicious’ Eau de Parfum • DKNY • $68.00
L'Oréal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Waterproof Mascara • L'Oreal • $8.99
Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm Strike a Rose • Maybelline • $3.99
Clear Improvement® Active charcoal mask to clear pores • Origins • $17.00
Kiss Nail Dress Ultimate Nail Fashion Camisole • $7.49
CARGO Color Eye Palette • CARGO • $30.00
Cargo Online Only Water Resistant Bronzer • CARGO • $29.00
theBalm® theBalm 'Nude'tude’ Eyeshadow Palette • TheBalm • $36.00
Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil • Tarte • $46.00
Alba Hawaiian Refining Aloe & Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer- 3oz • Alba • $14.39

Obsessed? Yes.

I am nuts for blush+bronze products at the moment cos they give your cheeks color and a subtle sculpted effect at the same time. Saw Cargo Beach Blushes on discount on so picked up a couple more. LUV em all.

They look a bit intense for lighter skins, but these go on beautifully and can be built up.

What are your #Cargo Faves? Share them with me so I can go exploring more!

1- Water Resistant Bronzer - has sheen but isn’t too metallic; no streaking, fading or muddiness when you sweat
2- Tenerife Matte (left) - matte coral perfection
3- Sunset Beach (bottom) - rosy tan glow
4- Echo Beach (right) - flushed coral-red glow

I’ll be showing swatches of Echo Beach - and other recently loved (and disliked) products on later today!

#makeup #blush #bronzer #cosmetics #beauty #sale #sg #bblogger #pink #coral #spring #summer #sunny

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My everyday makeup base routine products!

Beauty Blender PRO Single+Solid Kit • Beautyblender • $32.95
Real Techniques by Sam & Nic Chapman Expert Face Brush • $8.99
Benefit Cosmetics Rockateur • Benefit • $28.00
CARGO Bronzer • CARGO • $29.00
Tarte Smooth OperatorTM Amazonian Clay Pressed Finishing Powder • Tarte • $34.00
theBalm® theBalm ‘Mary-Lou Manizer’ Highlighting Powder • TheBalm • $24.00
Nyx Cosmetics Cream Blush • NYX • $5.99
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream: Combination to Oily Skin Deep • Garnier • $13.49
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer • NARS • $29.00
Alba Botanica Jasmine & Vitamin E Moisture Cream • Alba • $18.95

#TGIF! And happy Labor Day for all who are celebrating it today!

Wearing a satiny-grey eye look, falsies and a bright vermillion orange-red lip. Pictorial will be up on the blog tomorrow!

#Dior 5 Couleurs in 056 Bar
#MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
#Ardell 120 Demi lashes
#Cargo Ibiza blush - this is pink, not coral, but I didn’t want the face too orange all over
#MAC lip liner in Chic Trick
#OCC Lip Tar in Radiate
#DeborahLippman polish in Mermaid’s Dream

#makeup #cosmetics #coral #tangerine #liptar #sg #bblogger #lashes #fotd #nailpolish #glitter #aqua

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la glossybox.

for all those who do not know, I’m a make-up hoarder and I happen to subscribe to a thing called Glossybox, which is like a monthly subscription to a company (which ships to GB and Ireland, I think) and every month they put 5 products in a box, which is basically how it works. For me, it’s actually a lot of money, but seeing as I have a sister and mother who are equally as keen as I am, we split it three ways and it’s not so bad, so that’s another thing to consider.

The December box consisted of:

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{which is the best box, so far}

I’ll give you a little breakdown of the contents:

- MEMEME Seventh Heaven (A facebase which smells gorgeous, by the way, somewhere in between a citrussy nail polishy smell maybe?)

- Rituals Foaming Shower Gel in Indian Rose & Sweet Almond Oil (another nice smell :D)

- Deborah Lippmann Nail Varnish in Razzle Dazzle and a Stripped to Go sachet (it’s a lovely maroony, sparkly colour that looks really promising and the polish remover nail mitt was like a waste of varnish remover but really handy for on the go purposes)

- Blink & Go Hi-Definition Mascara (definitely waterproof as it’s taking it’s time coming off, erm, I can’t really give a review as I put this over my trustworthy Hypnose)

- Cargo Cosmetics Classic Lip Gloss in (idk?) (It’s a nice colour, I suppose)

and so, ends my rather not informative blurb about the Glossybox, haha. The Glossybox has had it’s hits and misses, notable miss was the November box, of which I haven’t used anything but this December box seems really promising so I hope that I use it all haha.

{and i hope you enjoy this review, which is unlike my other rants about life :) }



I’ve been Christmas shopping and wanting to buy what taylorswift has been sending to Swifties, so I wanted to make a post with links for anyone else who might want to do the same!

Makeup and Body Products

  • Azature Diamond Nail Polish in Champagne (x)
  • Azature Diamond Nail Polish in Red (x)
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Set in Bronze (x)
  • Cargo Cosmetics Texas Liner Liquid Eyeliner (x)
  • Chanel Rich Anti-Wrinkle Lift Cream (x)
  • Dior 990 Smoky Nail Polish (x)
  • Dior Golden Shock Top Coat Nail Polish (x)
  • Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara (x)
  • Gaye Strata Kai Body Lotion (x)
  • Intelligent Nutrients Sandalwood Pure Essence (x)
  • Jao Brand Goe Oil (x)
  • Julep Nail Polish in Myrtle (x)
  • Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist (x)
  • Kate Somerville 360 Body Self-Tanning Towelettes (x)
  • Marc Jacobs Enamored Nail Polish in Petra (x)
  • NARS The Multiple in Copacabana (x)
  • NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita (x)
  • NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl (x)
  • Restorsea Revitalizing Eye Cream with Vibransea Complex (x)
  • Restorsea Renormalizing Serum with Vibransea Complex (x)
  • Smith’s Strawberry Lip Balm (x)
  • Tocca Stella Perfume (x)
  • Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant (x)
  • Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser (x)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (x)
  • Urban Decay Sparkly Liquid Eyeliner in Glamrock (x)


  • FatWitchBakery Original FatWitch Brownie Mix (x)
  • Hammond’s Caramel Mocha Chocolate (x)
  • Hammond’s Sea Side Caramel Chocolate (x)
  • Karlie’s Kookies Perfect 10 Kookie Tin (x)
  • Mast Brothers Brooklyn Blend Chocolate (x)
  • Mast Brothers Sea Salt Chocolate (x)


  • Jerusalem by Astier de Vilatte Candle (x)
  • Lafco Candle Fresh Pine Forest Tree (x)
  • Patch NYC The Soap & Paper Factory in Stag Pine Scent (x)

Pajamas and Socks

  • Foot Traffic Fox Slipper Socks (x)
  • Wildfox Je T’aime Pajamas (x)

Other Items

  • Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds (x)

I hope it’s okay that I looked these up!  Thank you to altoowhale, on-swifts-side, breakburnandendsmyherotaylor, onbackroadsatnight, colldasyou, tellyouiminsane, likeanytruelove, bae-tay, poppoeticparty, herhopeistreacherous, best-apologies, myfaveisproblematic, freddiecowanswife, and​​ youmakemecrazier for sharing the details of their gifts!