color correcting primer

thirtythirdmoon  asked:

I did some research and found a site that said the Sephora brand primer was silicone free, but the second ingredient I read on the product was dimethicone. Is there such thing as a good primer that is silicone free and more on the natural side? And is it too much to ask for it to be on the cheaper side?

Hey there!

Well firstly, Sephora did have their own silicone-free primer that was recently discontinued.  It’s unfortunate, because it was actually a really nice primer… probably the only one I’ve ever found that still performed like a primer while being silicone free (under $30 anyway).

Silicones are not necessarily bad for your skin.  The only negative to silicone in primers or other makeup products is that they can trap oil and bacteria in your pores while you have it on, which can cause breakouts.  Primer without silicone is hard to find for a reason - and that’s because silicone is the most important ingredient that makes a primer “a primer”.  Silicones fill in pores and lines, creating a smooth surface for makeup to blend onto, and they also help grip your makeup so it stays in place a bit better.  Primer without silicone is basically just lotion.  Personally, I usually just use moisturizer on my face instead of primer because I am very acne-prone.  A good moisturizer will plump up the skin, minimizing pores and rough texture to create a smooth surface similar to what you’d get with a primer!

There’s really no drugstore silicone-free primers out there (and if you guys know of one, message me and I’ll update this post!).  If you really want an actual primer, look for one where silicones are near the end of the ingredients list instead of near the front.  If a silicone derivative is in the first four ingredients, it has a high concentration of silicone and will be more likely to block pores.  For those of you who don’t know, anything in the ingredients list ending in -cone is usually a type of silicone!

If your skin is sensitive, try the Almay Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer - $12.  It’s a color correcting primer with swirls of purple and green (but don’t worry it blends out clear!)  The reason I like it is because it actually has a ton of ingredients that are great for your skin!  Glycerin is the second ingredient, which is great in a primer because makeup will stick to it and last a lot longer; it also has hydrating ingredients like squalane, ceramides and sodium hyaluronate, which helps the skin hold onto moisture.  Most primers, especially ones from the drugstore, don’t have great ingredients like that.  it’s also oil free, dermatologist tested, and made for sensitive skin!  (And silicone is the sixth ingredient).

I hope this helps you out!  Good luck in your primer quest!


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Since we’re halfway through 2017 I thought I’d make a list of my top picks of new products I’ve used this year! (Not sure if most of them were released this year but they’re all new to me.)


Garnier Moisture Bomb
This shit literally cured my very dry skin. I no longer have issues since I started it. I do occasionally get dehydrated skin but that’s usually my own fault. This has a nice gel consistency and melts like butter into the skin and makes it feel plump and ready for makeup application.

Garnier Moisture Rescue
I use this on very hot days or when my skin feels oily and I don’t feel I need as much moisture as Moisture Bomb gives.

L'Oreal Eye Defense
This is a gel eye cream that preps the skin for makeup since it melts in quickly and doesn’t sit on top. It has caffeine in it which plumps the under eye area so giiirl you need this if you’re missing out on sleep.


Hard Candy Color Correct Primer
Not a foundation, but had to be added! All of Hard Candy’s color correcting collection is great. These primers go on like a moisturizer and dry down to a slightly sticky finish that foundation adheres to so well.

Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir
This foundation is amazing! It has a healthy demi-matte finish, lasts all day, and looks better the longer it’s on. Very high coverage and buildable.

L.A. Girl PRO.coverage foundation and white mixer
This is a great every day foundation especially if you have dry skin. I mainly use the foundation and the mixer to adjust the tints of other foundations and to lighten thick/matte foundations.

NYX Total Control
I feel like at first there was a learning curve with this foundation but once I figured it out, I loved it. It can be very sheer or very full coverage and can also be mixed with other foundations. I usually apply this in sections by dropping a few drops directly on my face and then quickly blending out with a beauty blender. This has a fairly matte finish but doesn’t look flat.

Wet N’ Wild photofocus foundation + powder
This foundation is beautiful in photographs and feels super lightweight on the skin. It has a matte finish but it also gives a soft focus to the skin and blurs out any problematic areas. The powder helps melt everything into the skin.


Tarte Shape Tape
Perfect. Full coverage. Do you even need to hear about this one anymore?

Physicians Formula #instaready
This is a veryyyy lightweight concealer with a ton of pigment. One pump covers both under eyes and you can use the rest on the t-zone.

Milani Retouch+Erase
This is a great concealer for dark circles. It doesn’t crease or budge if you set it.

Hard Candy color correcting creams-this is very pigmented and very cheap. It’s better than most high end color correctors I’ve used.

Maybelline Shine Shot-omg so glittery and iridescent.

Lash Paradise-so much better than Better Than Sex. Way more length and volume and doesn’t flake. Doesn’t smudge either. First mascara that’s ever impressed me.

Hope this helps and you guys can always message me with other beauty questions. 💗💗


Hello beauty lovers ♥

My name is Valeria and this is LEARNTOMAKEUP!

Dark dark dark circles … 

Do you hate dark circles? Don’t worry we hate them too! We wish they fade away from our lives right now. 

Today I will be talking about the right shades and makeup products you need to purchase to hider and get rid of your dark circles. 

As always I will help you to know what kind of under circle you have and what you can do. 

Here we go!

What is a dark circle? 

Dark undereye circles can be caused by a host of different things from heredity to allergies to poor sleep.  This is a common problem and are frequently described as “tired eyes.”

Why is it caused?

Several situations can cause dark circles but here are the most common ones.

Hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage
Caffeine consumption
Alcohol consumption
Sleep deprivation
Dietary deficiencies

How to cover them with makeup?

A colored concealer is the best item to use to cover dark circles! 

It will help to cancel out the discoloration.

You’ve probably noticed that concealers no longer come in only skin tone shades. Instead, there are many different colors: green, purple, pink, yellow, white, etc.

Each shade has a specific issue they are best suited to conceal. And if you have several spots on your face that you struggle with, then understanding color correcting concealers can be a total game changer.

With that in my mind, let’s figure out what type of dark circles we have. They come in different shapes, sizes and even colors.

So keep reading to see how you’re supposed to use these color correcting concealers to make troublesome spots disappear.


Blue circles result from oxygenated blood stagnating beneath the skin. 

Skin here is very thin and almost transparent, so the blood shows through. You’ll find this more noticeable in the morning when you wake after been horizontal for a while, the fluids accumulate and the veins expand to hold more blood. 

Blue circles may get worse with age because as get older, we lose natural fat in the area, which can mask blueness below the surface of the skin. 

What concealer should we use?

The concealer color for purple or blueish circles is YELLOW.

Yellow concealers are perfect for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, and under eye circles.

Yellow concealers are typically the most general, and are great for evening out skin tone to give a bright base for your foundation. 

Depending on your skin tone, they can also be a perfect as an eye shadow base if you don’t have a eye primer handy.


The eye area becomes red when the blood vessels enlarge and engorge and become more visible through the skin.

 This can happen when you suffer allergies or nasal congestion or simply when you’ve burnt the candle at both ends and haven’t had enough sleep. Dehydration and irritation are other major causes.

What concealer should we use?

The concealer color for reddish is GREEN.

As I just mentioned, the color green neutralizes the color red, which is why green concealers are wonderful for getting rid of any redness on your face. 

Use a green based spot concealer to remove redness then a color correcting green primer will be best to significantly reduce redness and give an even toned base for flawless makeup application. 


This happens when the skin produces less proteins and therefore the texture of the delicate skin become lax.

 This deep circle creates shadows and hollows.

What concealer should we use?

The concealer color for deep and dark circles is SALMON.

It’s more like salmon or peach. These are ideal for brightening around the eye area and masking signs of fatigue. 

This particular concealer color is a mixture of red, orange, and yellow hues, which are across from the blue, purple, and green hues on the color wheel. 

That’s why this color is best to combat dark under eye circles for people with light skin. Since it’s a great brightening agent, these concealers also work well to cover raccoon eyes and to give sallow olive tones skin a much needed radiance. 


Darker skin has more melanin pigment (the substance responsible for skin color) in the skin cells so your dark circles may be more obvious. Your treatment choices to remove these dark circles will depend on the specific cause. Consider using a concealer to cover darkened areas. 

What concealer should we use?

The concealer color for tiny circles is ORANGE.

For all of you with lighter skin tones, you will want to stay away from orange concealers for the most part. The exception? If you’re doing facial contouring and need something that can work as a liquid bronzer. 

Other than that, this color is perfect for people with darker skin tones looking to hide dark circles or other spots with deep discoloration.


This is a normal one for all of us and might be caused by lack of sleep or when you have a busy day. Your circles are not that noticeable and you can cover them realy easily and fast. 

What concealer should we use?

The concealer color for tiny circles is NEUTRAL.

If you’re one of the lucky ones that doesn’t have too many problem areas to hide, this will work fine for you. 

Any regular concealer should work to veil little imperfections or the occasional pimple. 

Just choose a shade similar to your skin tone, or one shade lighter, and you’re all set. 


Application is very important when using them.

If you have too many layers you can experience major creasing. The colored concealer is meant to cancel the the discoloration not cover it. It’s best to use your finger and pat in the product. Your finger will warm the product for a better application and pick up excess product. Push the product inwards and outwards for minimal creasing. 

Apply concealer in the shape of a inverted triangle. Doing that the concealer will match your foundation and your makeup look will look flawless. 

Remember that it’s better to apply concealer after foundation. That way you will be able to get a little bit more coverage because you already applied a layer of foundation.

After that set your foundation and concealer with your powder and you are done! 

I hope this helps to all of you my angels so you can buy the right concealer and to add this products to your makeup routine. 

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Love you all, Valeria.


**i deleted the blog that i originally posted this on but somehow someone was able to save it and submit it to me now!? so holy shit here’s my drugstore makeup masterpost for all of you who’ve been asking**

you guys asked me to do this 5000 years ago and i just got around to it im so sorry but if you still care here it is ;D

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Okay, so as we all know, MUFE decided to shatter the game and create an even better foundation for the new technology in HD cameras. This foundation works in 4K ultra HD and what that means is basically, I can zoom in 4x into your skin and you will still look bare faced and flawless AF. 

However, I ran into a few problems when I first started using the product and really didn’t like it when I first applied it. I was lucky enough to get some insider tips and tricks on the best ways to apply the foundation and why it works best in that particular way. This is right from the mouth of the pro-artists (at least in the NY region!) at Makeup Forever: 

1) If you’re using a Skin Equalizer as your primer, specifically for color correction, apply with a flat foundation brush to make sure the color correcting primer is even throughout the skin and is completely dry before you apply the foundation. Then apply your primer or equalizer for texture. Let them both (or whatever primer you used) to sit for a minute to really set into the skin to reduce redness, sallowness, discoloration, or/and texture. 

2) Less is more, I believe it’s one pump or two pumps is good for the whole face. Start with one and go from there. 

3) THE MOST IMPORTANT HACK/TIP: Use the ‘tap and stretch’ technique. We were trained on this when the foundation launched. This foundation applies best with a flat foundation brush BECAUSE the pigments in the foundation are encapsulated in spheres. The best way to describe it is like, the spheres are like the little eggs you see on top of sushi, if you apply too much pressure, they pop. You don’t want these spheres to pop or you get a less even and airbrush looking coverage. You do not want to use a beauty blender or a buffing motion or else the spheres will burst and the foundation will not lay as evenly on your skin or evenly over texture. SO, subsection of three is as follows:

- Take some product onto your your flat foundation brush and tap it where you need the most coverage, this normally the center of the face or where you carry the most ‘hot spots’. 

- When you’re satisfied with the coverage, take your flat foundation brush and pull from where you just placed the product and stretch the foundation to where you need less coverage. Sort of like pulling from the center of a flower to the petals, the perimeter of your face being the petals. 

- If there are parts of your face the need extra coverage, do not be afraid to tap more where you need it, but stretch the edges out to bled. If applied right, it should all look even. 

4) Give the product a few minutes to melt if you have dry or textured skin. This foundation does the opposite of ‘baking’. The way it’s made allows it to melt itself to the skins temperature and even itself out over time. So if you have dry or textured skin, give it a couple minutes to smooth over the texture and you will see it have a different effect than before. This was my biggest issue with the product! I hated the finish! But I didn’t apply it right, nor did I wait to set it. 

5) You don’t need hella powder, just roll the powder on with either a soft kabuki brush or a big powder brush. But remember, I said roll. You wanna be super gentle when setting so it doesn’t get gross. Like I said before, wait a little bit to set so you can really let it meld to your skins temperature and type. Let them become friends. Be one with the Ultra HD, BE THE ULTRA HD. 

So yeah, this is your friend Stef telling you how to live your cosmetic life and be the HD glamour god(dess) you always knew ya could be. 

Calvin Klein wallet: $98.00
Nike sweatshirt: $60.00
Total: $158.00

Your superheroes brush set: $50.00
Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow: $18.00
Too faced born this way foundation: $39.00
Too faced cocoa powder foundation: $34.00
Too faced chocolate bar $49.00
Too faced love flush blush pallet $36.00
Smash box color correcting blend primer: $39.00
Lipstick queen hello sailor lipgloss: $25.00
Tarte tarteist clay paint liner: $24.00
Total: $314.00

Apple Store:
Headphones: $29.00

Leggings $24.95
Leggings $19.95
Headband $9.95 (not pictured)
Total: $54.85

Rainbow instax film: $14.99

Instax film: $19.95x2
Total: $39.90

Grand total: $610.74!!!

I kept having to remind myself that I couldn’t be greedy and this was a weekend where I needed to chill out because I have important things to do Monday and Tuesday so I couldn’t get caught. If I had more time I probably would have gotten a few more things but I could only make it to a few store before I had to leave.
Also this was my first time using my hook and It was so easy it really helped me get the wallet and sweatshirt from Macy’s but I couldn’t get some of the things I wanted due to not having a magnet yet but this haul was pretty successful.


2 looks in 1! Green & Gold Holiday Look with Deep Red Lips | Classy & Sophisticated Holiday Makeup Tutorial

A chic, simple and sophisticated makeup look for the holidays. A tutorial featuring a glittery gold winged eye liner, beautiful deep matte red lips and a hint of a green. Great for Christmas, New Years, whatever! Looks great on fair/pale skin but would also compliment darker skintones, just try a brighter lip colour!

Products used:

*Givenchy Acti’mine Color Correcting Primer - Acti Strawberry

*Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Clarins 3 Dot Liner  3 Dot Liner

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner

Colourpop Eyeshadow in Get Lucky

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy

*Bobbi Brown Chocolate Eye Palette Ivory, Milk Chocolate, Woodrose  

*Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara

*Ardell Brow Pomade in Medium Brown

Maybelline Master Conceal Concealer

*Tom Ford Shade + Illuminate Duo

*MAC Mariah Carey Powder Blush in Sweet Sweet Fantasy

*Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Palette In Natural

*Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 08 Grand Cru

*Ardell Glamour Lashes 135

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No.3 in The Seductress 122

Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Eye Pencil in Green

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Universal flattery will get you everywhere—awaken your radiance with these best-selling brighteners.

Each season, Dior showcases unique couture garments on the Parisian runways. “Backstage in this electric and frenetic atmosphere, we provide instant solutions to illustrate the models’ natural beauty,” says Dior Makeup Artist Ricky Wilson. “We boost their radiance before they step onto the runway, under the spotlights and in front of photographers’ flashbulbs.” Like the distinctive pieces on the catwalk, Dior’s Glow collection, an assortment of revolutionary enhancers, adapts to all skintones for a one-of-a-kind flush of color and brilliance. Read on for four ways to amp up your base, cheeks, lips, and tips with natural-looking luster. RENEE TRILIVAS

TRY: Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer
A color-correcting primer with refined glints of gold that doesn’t leave skin looking oily or obviously pearlescent.
HOW IT WORKS: “The formula is enriched with a Light Boosting complex with microscopic nano-mirrors that instantly brighten the face. These translucent diffusers erase shadows and bathe the complexion in a flattering light for maximum luminosity and an incredible satiny finish.”
HOW TO USE IT: Mix a pea-sized drop of primer with your foundation for a lit-from-within glimmer, or pat it gently over the forehead, bridge of the nose, brow bones, and tops of the cheekbones for a sculpted gleam.

TRY: Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush

WHAT IT IS: A finely-milled powder pink blush for effortless, just-pinched cheeks.
HOW IT WORKS: “Rosy Glow features Fresh Colour Reveal technology which intuitively adjusts to the moisture of your skin for a rosy radiance that matches every skintone.”
HOW TO USE IT: Swirl this blush over the apples of your cheeks in small circles for a subtle pop of flattering color.

TRY: Dior Addict Lip Glow

WHAT IT IS: A buttery balm that gives lips healthy color and sheer shine. 
HOW IT WORKS: “This nourishing balm detects the mouth’s moisture rate or pH level to release the perfect dose of color and enhance the natural rosy tint of the lip tone.”
HOW TO USE IT: Slick on this hydrating balm alone or as a base to pump up the intensity of any lipstick or gloss.

TRY: Dior Nail Glow

WHAT IT IS: A translucent pink polish that gives nails a dewy gloss for a modern take on the French manicure. 
HOW IT WORKS: “This nail lacquer  heightens the nail’s radiance without color. The optical brightening formula uses light effects to whiten the tips of the nails, while accentuating the blushing color of the nail bed to revive nails in a few brush strokes.”
HOW TO USE IT: Prep nails with Dior Crème Abricot Fortifying Cream for Nails, then apply one to two coats on bare nails.


anonymous asked:

I have really rosy cheeks and an overall rosy complexion, which is great for female characters. However, I prefer crossplay and rosy cheeks just don't make the cut for most male characters. The only way I've come close to hiding my blush is nearly seven layers of foundation and concealer, but that just hurts and cracks my skin. Plus, only ivory foundation works. And my skin is more tan, so it looks unnatural and sickly. What can I do to hide my blush without overdosing on makeup?

Color-correcting concealer / primer  

A green corrective concealer / primer will neutralize red tones like a lavender one will neutralize yellow bruises or under-eye circles and a yellow/apricot color covers bluish issues like bruises and under-eye circles and mild red tones.

You will probably want to try the green one, you won’t need too much. Just enough to cancel out the rosiness. And just add your normal foundation on top of it.

anonymous asked:

Make up or primers that will hold up against sweat? I'm going to a music festival this weekend and it's gonna be 100 degrees but I wanna look hot (but not in the sticky sweaty literal sense)

primers: becca ever-matte poreless priming perfector, benefit porefessional, revlon photoready color correcting primer, nyx studio perfect photo-loving primer in clear, hourglass mineral veil primer

foundations: l’oreal infallible pro matte foundation, estee lauder double wear stay in place makeup

setting powder: make up forever hd powder, elf studio translucent matifying powder, laura mercier universal translucent setting powder

eyeliner: kat von d ink liner, lancome drama liquid pencil, stila stay all day liquid liner

lipsticks: kat von d everlasting liquid lipsticks, colorpop liquid lipsticks, nyx liquid suede liquid lipsticks 



On today’s episode of ‪#‎MakeupMishaps‬, meghanrosette learns the value of color correcting primer and a great foundation.