I get a snow day tomorrow so I’m celebrating today! Here’s a quick likkle makeup look for ya 😏✨

PRIMERS | @AmazingCosmetics (Line Smoother + Primer) + @ELFcosmetics Eyelid Primer

EYES | @MakeupGeekcosmetics Shadow (CocoBear) + #MakeupGeekcosmetics Foiled Pigment (Intermission)

FACE | @UrbanDecaycosmetics All Nighter Foundation (12)

CONCEALER | @Tartecosmetics Shape Tape Concealer (Deep) 

BAKE | @CinemaSecretspro Setting Powder (Rich)

POWDER | @CoverFX Powder (N110)

CONTOUR | Makeup Geek Contour (Scandal)

LINER | Tartiest Eye Liner (Black)

MASCARA | #TarteCOSMETICS Mascara (Black)

HIGHLIGHT | Makeup Geek Highlight (Ignite) #DUOCHROME

LASHES | @Kokolashes (Amor)

LIPS | NYX Lip Liner (Expresso) + Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss (Headliner)

SETTING SPRAY | #UrbanDecay All Nighter  

Music | Hymn For The Weekend Club Mix 
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Misc Makeup





Makeup Basics

Beauty Myths

The Ultimate Beauty List™

Face: -Moisturizer
-Face Mask
-Night Cream
-Resurfacing Peel
-Acne spot treatment
-Dark spot corrector
-Eye Cream
-Lip scrub
-Lip moisturizer
-Teeth whitening strips
-Face scrub
-Face steam mix
-Eye serum
-Neck serum

-Face Mask
-Night Cream
-Resurfacing Peel
-Acne spot treatment
-Dark spot corrector
-Eye Cream
-Lip scrub
-Lip moisturizer
-Teeth whitening strips
-Face scrub
-Make-up remover wipes
-Face cleanser
-Pore strips
-Blackhead remover

Face: Face primer
-Color corrector
-Translucent powder (NO flashback!)
-Contour Kit
-Beauty blender
-Powder brush
-Full-face brush
-Setting spray
-Powder 2 shades lighter than skin tone
-Powder 2 shades darker than skin tone
-Highlighting kit
-Liquid illuminator
-Oil-blotting sheets
-Pore Minimizer
-BB Cream
-Kabuki brush

Eyes: Eyelid primer
-Underye primer
-Eyeshadow (matte, metalic, cream)
-Eyeliner (liquid, pencil, and gel)
-Eyelash glue
-False eyelashes
-Eye-pencil sharpener
-Clear mascara
-Loose glitter
-Glitter primer
-C brush, blending brush, smudge brush

-Eyebrow pomade
-Eyebrow color
-Eyebrow shapers
-Eyebrow setting gel
-Angled brush

Lips: Lip primer
-Lipstick (nude, pink, and red)
-Lipgloss (clear, sheer pink, red)
-Lip pencils (nude, red, pink)
-Liquid lipstick
-Lip brush

-Nice quality wig (protect your identity!)
- Moisturizing conditioner
-Protein conditioner
-Protein Recontructor (use every six weeks)
-Stripping shampoo
-Liquid moisturizer
-Cream moisturizer
-Sealant (oil, shea butter, ect)
-Hair scissors
-Blow dryer
-Flat Iron
-Wig stand
-Bobby pins
-Hair ties
-Curling iron
-Perm rods
-Leave-in conditioner
-Denman brush
-Comb set (check to make sure they have no seams)

Skin & Body
-Body scrub
-Shaving cream
-Body oil
-Body foundation (for scars, uneven skin-tone, discoloration)
-Neck cream
-Deodorant (aluminum free)
-Shea butter
-Body cream/butter
-Skin brush (for skin brushing)

Hands & Nails:
-Acrylic tips
-Acrylic liquid
-Acrylic powder
-Nail primer
-Acetone polish remover
-Non-acetone polish remover
-Oval nail brush
-Nail polish
-Nail glitter
-Nail designs
-Nail tape
-Orange-wood stick
-Nail slippers
-Acrylic nail clippers
-Nail stencils
-3D nail art
-Base coat
-Top coat
-Lint-free wipes
-Dotting tool
-Hand cream
-Hand lotion
-Hand scrub
-Cuticle oil
-Nail oil
-Nail file
-Fine grit nail buffer
-Soft nail buffer
-Electric nail buffer
-Cotton balls
-Face masks
-Practice hand
-Gel polish
-UV curing lamp
-Nail resin
-Resin activator
-Rhinestone picker

-Foot scrub
-Foot lotion
-Foot cream
-Callous remover
-Hydrating socks


Part 7: Prep The Eyes

Before you apply your eyeshadow, always prep the eyes with primer or/and eyeshadow base.

  • Eye Primer 
    Primer will help the eyeshadow to stay put and last long. It aslo help prevent creasing on the eyelid. Never double layer a primer because it can cause creasing. The best drugstore eye primers are L’Oreal Magic De-crease eyelid primer, Milani Eyeshadow Primer, ELF Eye primer & liner sealer, and ELF Mineral eyeshadow primer.
  • Eyeshadow Base
    A base can magnifies an eyeshadow shade. It is best for vibrant colors, to prevent skin color come through. The best drugstore eyeshadow base are NYX HD Eyesahdow base or my favorite NYX Eyeshadow base in “White”. A white creamy eye pencil also does the trick, like NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk and La Colors jumbo eye pencil in Sea Shells. White eyeshadow base works great for vibrant color, but for darker color such like black used any cheap black creamy eye-pencil for eyeshadow base. 

    Tip: Concealer can also be used as eyeshadow base If you have a tight budget. Concealer suit best for people with dry to normal skin.

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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Alright chicklets
I put on my eye makeup at 7 am and now at 8:30 pm it is perfectly in place
I even cried today
I dont use high end shadow or liner so when I tell you this primer works miracles- believe it
Wet n Wild Fergie Eye Primer
Rub a little bit of that all over your lids and under your bottom lashes, let it dry a little bit and apply eye makeup as you usually would

Ive heard its just as good as urban decay’s eye primer but Ive never used that so I couldnt tell you

Beauty Basics: It's "Prime" Time!

I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about eye makeup and foundation lately and more often than not, my first thought is: 

“They must not be using a primer.”

What’s so great about primers?

So funny you should ask :] In my opinion, primers are key to making any look the best it can be. Think about if you needed to paint a room in your house. What’s the first thing your typically do? Lay down a primer. Same principle applies…just with makeup :]

Primers help to do the following:

  • They give you a good canvas. Primers are going to fill in any fine lines and help make the area your applying makeup to nice and even. Some primers can also help to even out your skin tone a bit.
  • They give your makeup something to stick to. Now, I don’t mean that primers are super sticky on your face, but they will give the makeup you’re applying something to adhere to, which in turn will help your makeup last MUCH longer than it would on it’s own.
  • They provide a barrier between your face and your makeup. I’m not saying that primers are going to help clear your skin or anything, but since they fill in any uneven areas on your face, they are going to help keep makeup from really seeping into your pores.
  • They help to keep your skin moisturized. What I mean by this, is primers help to lock in your skins moisture so that your face won’t dry out over time. This may not be the case for EVERY primer, but those a typically mattifying primers which are meant to remove the excess oil from your skin but can sometimes take out a bit of the moisture as well. 

Types of Primers. 

There are really two types of primers: face and eye. They have different types of formulas, but their end goal is still the same…making your makeup last.

Choosing the Right Primer.

Picking the perfect primer for you is really going to depend on your skin’s chemistry.So ask yourself the following question: 

“Do I have dry, normal, combination, oily, or sensitive skin?”

The answer to that question will help guide your in choosing the right primer for you. I’m going to talk through each skin type and then provide a face and eye primer that will work best for you.

I have dry skin.

Well, if you have dry skin, you’re going to want to help look for something that is going to help hydrate your skin as much as possible. You’ll want to look for something that has a lotion type feel to it for the face. For the eyes, look for something that’s creamy.

Stay away from any primers that claim to be mattifying. The point of those primers is to help to draw excess oil and moisture from your skin. If you have dry skin, a primer that is mattifying can lead to your skin appearing flaky…not what you want.

Face primer(s) for dry skin: 

1. Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer

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2. Laura Geller Spackle Under Makeup Primer

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Eye primer(s) for dry skin:

1. Mally Eye Essentials Perfect Prep Eye Primer

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2. Benefit Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer

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I have normal skin. 

Well aren’t you just lucky :] You can look for a primer that’s more suited for what look you’re really going for. You can try a hydrating formula is you want your skin to stay nice and dewy, or you could go for a mattifying primer if you really want your skin to stay nice and matte. 

Face primer(s) for normal skin: 

1. Makeup Forever HD Microperfecting Primer

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2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer

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3. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

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Eye primer(s) for normal skin: 

1. MAC Paint Pots

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2. Too Faced Shadow Insurance

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3. Urban Decay Primer Potion

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I have combination or oily skin.

The key to your skin is going to be helping control any excess oil you might get. Your going to want to look for primers that help to mattify the face. For eye primers, look for ones that will dry to a matte finish. 

More often than not, when you have oily or combination skin, you’ll have larger pores. Try and find primers that help to minimize the size of your pores.

Also, look for primers that are oil-free.

Face primer(s) for oily/combination skin:

1. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

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2. NARS Oil-Free Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer

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Eye primer(s) for oily/combination skin:

1. Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Primer

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I have sensitive skin.

You wan’t to do the best you can to protect your sensitive skin, so finding a primer may be a bit more difficult.

I would try and stay away from primers that have silicone in them. Silicone can prevent your skin from breathing as much and lead to breakouts. 

I’d also try and look for primers with more natural ingredients in them.

Face primer(s) for sensitive skin: 

1. Tarte Clean Slate Primer

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2. Tarte ReCreate Silicone-Free Primer

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3. Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Primer Serum

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Eye primer(s) for sensitive skin:

1. Korres Eye Primer

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That’s all I’ve got. Hope this helped! Make every morning prime and start using face and eye primers! :]


anonymous asked:

I need tips for eye makeup! I'm Arab so my skin so dark, especially around my eyes. My bags and my lids. I'm 14 and I love makeup, but I can never do nice natural pretty makeup because my eyes are too dark. I use light concealer to cover my kids as a primer and base but it doesn't seem to work, and neither does white eyeshadow. Most of my friends are light skinned so nice colors like light pinks and neutrals look great, but you can't see hem on me, any tips?

Watch these videos to learn about color correcting and covering dark circles: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jackie+aina+color+correction 

Color correction might be what you need! It will take some practice to find the right shade and amount of product to use but it does work if done properly. Then for natural looking makeup instead of going for light colors use metallics that are the same shade as your skin. On days when I just want natural looking eyeshadow I go for medium toned golds and browns so it just adds a little bit of shimmer and sparkle to my lids without looking super bright or ashy. 

Also you can use your dark circles to your advantage. If you conceal under your eyes and not your lids it usually looks like you just have some shadow on your lids. You can then apply a light layer of shimmery gold or brown shadow over you lids for a very natural look. 

To get shadow to show up there are a lot of things you can do. 

1. Try using eyeshadow primer instead of concealer. This one from wet n’ wild is supposed to be comparable to the urban decay one which is the one I use: http://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/eyes/primer/photo-focustm-eyeshadow-primer.html

2. Pigments have much more intense color than regular eyeshadows because they have less fillers and are closer to pure pigments. 

The urban decay electric palette is all pressed pigments so the colors are very intense: http://www.sephora.com/electric-pressed-pigment-palette-P385671

Makeup geek eyeshadows:

The loose pigments are very intense: http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/pigments/makeup-geek-pigments.html

Regular shadows are very pigmented: https://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/eyeshadows/makeup-geek-eyeshadows.html

The foiled shadows are super intense (I think they crease on oily lids though): http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/eyeshadows/makeup-geek-foiled-eyeshadows.html 

Colourpop eyeshadows:

The ultra-metallic ones will show up on every skin tone: https://colourpop.com/product-category/shadows-pigments/shadowsandpigments/?filter_finish=125

The regular metallic ones are great as well: https://colourpop.com/product-category/shadows-pigments/shadowsandpigments/?filter_finish=123

You can use colourpop shadows as bases for other shadows as well. 

3. Instead of using concealer as an eyeshadow base you can use an eyeshadow stick or like I said above, colourpop eyeshadows. 

In this tutorial I use a melted down nyx jumbo pencil in black bean for a black base to deepen up shadow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkI1-UL7ceg

In this tutorial I use a melted down nyx jumbo pencil in milk to help bright colors shop up better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjOfQZQEMH8

4. You can foil metallic shadows to get them to show up better. I always do this with loose metallic shadows otherwise the shadow goes everywhere. I first pick up some shadow on my brush and then spray it to dampen the shadow. Then I apply the shadow to my lid.

I do it in this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzpOaookFTI

I hope at least one of these tips helps!

Sebastian Stan Imagine

hey doll!! could you please write a fluffy imagine where the reader is Sebastian Stan’s wife and he tries to do her make up?

You pulled out your makeup drawer and looked over everything in it when Sebastian walked into the bathroom and curiously looked at the drawer’s contents, like he always did. “See something you want to try on,” you laughed at his intense stare at your makeup.

He turned to you seriously, “Can I do your makeup?”

“What,” you laughed. “Are you serious?”

“Yeah, I see you do it all the time and I want to try.”

“You want to try my usual look, like just eyeliner and mascara, or you want to try full face makeup?”

“Uhh, what’s the difference?”

“Oh, honey…”


That’s how you ended up with every single makeup item you owned out on the bathroom counter so Sebastian could see everything you had. “So what do I do first,” he asked, trying to take everything in.

“Foundation,” you held up the couple foundations you had. “But some, not a lot, on this blender and put in on my face.” He took a bottle and squeezed the smallest amount of foundation on the blender. “Ok, you’re going to need more than that but it’s a start,” you laughed and sat still as he tried to figure out how to spread the substance on your face.

“Ok….I think I got it. What now?”

“I don’t think you’re ready to contour sooo, eyes. Let’s do eyes.”

“Ok, where’s your eyeshadow?”

“Well, first, I curl my lashes, then eyeshadow, then eye liner, then lash primer, and mascara.” He looked at you with a confused, blank stare.” “Ok, start with this,” you handed him the curler.

“How do I use this?” You showed him and tried not to flinch as he pressed the curler right next to your eye. “That was scary, how do you do that everyday?”

“Least scary when you do it on yourself. And, you’ll have to do it again before the mascara again.” A curse left his lips. “Ok, what eyeshadow do you want,” you motioned to the stack of eyeshadow pallets you had.

He settled on a nude pallet and you worked with him, teaching him what brushes to use, and how to apply it on the right way. Which, you had to remind him, was not dark brown all the way up to your eyebrow. After his third or fourth try he grabbed the eyeliner and reassured you that he had seen you put it on enough to know how to do it.

After getting stabbed in the eye a couple times with mascara and Sebastian putting on your lipstick he excitedly stood before you. “Alright, you ready?” You nodded and he spun you around so you could finally look in the mirror.


“It’s pretty good right,” he smiled boldly behind you.

“Um..wow…I look…great,” you gave your best grin. “Good job, Hon,” you tried to sound positive even though your face looked a little uneven and caked on, your mascara and eyeshadow were way too high up, and your lipstick was almost over your lips. “For your first time you did alright.”

“So you ready to go out now?”

“What,” you were caught off guard.

“We can go out and grab lunch and run to the store like you wanted.”

“Oh…,” you looked at the makeup wipes with temptation, but the smile on Sebastian’s face stopped you. “Yeah, I’m ready, let’s go.” You grabbed your purse and walked out, ready to face the day and, hopefully, dodge the paparazzi so your makeup wasn’t the talk around town.


Soft Rose. 

All of this moving and adulting has really drained me of my creative energy! Ugh.. anywho… I enjoyed this look because it’s super soft and wearable. normally my makeup is extra intense- so this was a nice change. Also stay tuned for a special announcement later!!!! :D

The Look:


1) Prime eye with white eye shadow primer and follow up with applying a light coat of white shadow

***Tips*** Applying a white or skin tone colored shadow on the lid will help you blend your shadows more easily.

2) Apply “Cake” from the UD Alice Through the Looking Glass palette on the crease of the eye.

 3) To add depth, add a small amount of “Jezebel” from Juvia’s Place the Nubian II palette to the crease of the eye- focus this darker shadow more on the outer v portion of the crease.

4) Lightly dab “Luscious” from the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette on your lid using a flat shadow brush.

5) Using your finger, apply Nyx Ultra Pearl “Mania” Loose shadow on the center of the eye.

6) Apply liquid eyeliner to the top lid and pencil liner to the lower lid.

7)  Using a smudge brush, smudge “Jezebel” into your lower lash line.

* On my lips I am wearing Nyx Lip Lingerie in Exotic

* Face: Nyx Eyebrow Gel- Chocolate, Black Radiance BB Cream in Honey Amber, Face Studio Master Concealer in Medium 40, Ben Nye Banana Powder, Laura Geller Gilded Honey Illuminator, and Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette (Medium to Dark)

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.

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rudelyfe  asked:

Do you by chance have a list of vblogger ( dark skin make up gurus )for newbies ? I'm On the I just learned that there are two types primer ( eyes / face ) level .

@rudelyfe how much eyeshadow do you use?

Tina Marie

Too Much Mouth <- she is a DIME!


Ju dore

Jackie Aina

Cydnee Black

Toni Olaoye <- a bit on the advanced side, but she does awesome full faces


Uche Natori <- not sure if this is her, for some reason her old content is gone and this page isnt verified

I am Adija.k

Amor Antasia


Destiny Godley




Rose Kimberly

Tiarra Monet

Chloe Kitembo

Im gonna go ahead and throw in these ones, they are questionable dark skinned girls with AMAZING videos


Aliyah Maria Bee

Beauty Glam Paris


this is my “all the SA’s were busy cause tomorrows Easter” haul


physicians formula eye primer duo - 15.73

physicians formula blush - 10.99

elf cream eyeliner - 3.99

essence brow crayon - 1.99

Total = 31.71 <3

phase-goddess  asked:

What is the best face primer and the best eye primer that you've used?

Hello, xo

My favorites have been NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. 

I find the NARS Eyeshadow Primer just keeps everything on all day if you have oily eyelids. 

The Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is the perfect texture for natural looking smoothing while still providing something that is more long wearing for oily skin. Some primers are either smoothing or long wearing but this one does a good job for both. The texture is so silky and lightweight that it smooths without being greasy or heavy and sort of looks like a filter for the face. 

If you’re looking for my favorite more affordable options, I love the NYX Proof It Eyeshadow Primer. The NYX one is waterproof and is very long wearing while still being light weight on the eyes. You don’t want to over apply this like a base because it can get a little too thick and actually cause creasing. Think of this like a face primer for the eyes, use a thin layer and let it do it’s thing. Also don’t get this confused with the Proof It EYEBROW primer, they are two different products.

My favorite affordable face primer is actually just the Ulta Brand Fabulous Face Foundation Primer. It’s silky, light weight and makes your skin look smoother while still being long wearing. These are my ideal primer must haves!