sippngwaterfalls said: do you have tips for under eye concealer and creasing? I’ve tried multiple primers, using a setting powder, etc but it still seems to crease :(
Creasing is one of (in my opinion) the worst traits in makeup, and there’s nothing more annoying than perfectly applying eyeshadow only to find that it’s a hot mess within a few hours or covering your dark circles so they’re nowhere to be seen, only to end up with what looks like intense wrinkles underneath your eyes. Creasing is a pain, but some of these products & techniques could be your saving grace.
*let my preface this by saying that false lashes are used in some of these pics but I am trying to give a general idea of shape*
Mascara application can be a look’s game changer. a small change can give eyes a new look. try them all and see what you like. try them with different looks and see what pairs best.
primer from baby powder: baby powder can add length and thickness to lashes. apply 1 quick layer of mascara on lashes then using a old mascara want apply a coat of baby powder. once baby powder is coated on the lashes (like powder sugar on a donut) apply another layer of mascara. **do at your own risk. be careful with powder around your eyes, especially if you wear contacts**
Super oily eyelids? Try using a cleansing oil to remove your eye makeup. Not only is oil super effective at removing eye makeup but oil is attracted to oil meaning your eyelids will be less oily in the long run.
Smashbox is my favourite brand when it comes to primers, they’ve got everything from colour correcting to oily controlling and line reducing versions and even one for the under eye area. An under-eye primer may seem like just “another” product to buy and another unnecessary product to add into your beauty routine, but the results are oh so worth it. Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer has been a favourite product of mine for many years now and it really doesn’t get enough hype or recognition. Whether you’re someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup (or someone who wears a lot) has severe dark circles or just a little discoloration underneath the eyes this product works a full on treat and is well worth the price. It’s super hydrating, but thanks to the silicone like texture it doesn’t cause concealer to crease, in fact it actually helps improve its staying power so you don’t have to worry about your concealer slipping around all over the place. It’s also packed with light reflecting pigments and has a peachy pink base to it, meaning that it helps counteract darkness and blue tones in the skin which in turn makes dark circles appear less obvious and reduces the need for a large amount of concealer. All in all I love this product. If you’re someone with severe dark circles or has problems with concealer creasing it’s definitely worth checking this product out. It’s also great for wearing alone on no-makeup days and for mixing in with concealer to make it more blendable.
The “It’s my best friend’s b-day so she gets the best of the best” haul :-)
So, as you can see by the title, this is all for my best friend’s b-day, I got her other stuff (it wasn’t makeup) but I actually paid for that because I don’t have a big enough purse or any lifting tools for clothes LOL. Anyway, still saved hella money.
Urban Decay eye shadow primer potion $20.00
Too Faced melted matte in COOL GIRL $21.00
Stila stay all day eyeliner in INTESNE BLACK $22.00
Wiggle a Lash Primer Through Your Brows for a Thicker, Fuller Effect!
If you are someone with naturally thin brows or have had a few too many over-waxing incidents then fibers could be a great option. Lash Primers have tiny little fibers in them that cling to the smallest of hairs which can make the brows and lashes look thicker and fuller.
Step 1. Wiggle a lash primer through your eyebrows
Step 2. Use a spoolie to remove any excess fibers
Step 3. Apply a brow powder that matches your brows using an angled brush