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Apply a small amount of mattifying primer onto the back of your hand and use a powder brush to grab a small amount of the product. Continue by patting the brush over the oiliest parts of your face to mattify & refresh makeup.

✨GIVEAWAY✨

I want to celebrate reaching 2.5k followers here. It’s amazing, I honestly thought I’d stop gaining followers when I reached 10😂 I want to thank you guys for your love and support. I’ve seen how you have enjoyed my blog and this is just a little something I want to give you as a big thank you❤️

I’m giving away these 14 things:

•two Lush Bath Bombs
•St.Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub
•a Cucumber Cooling peel-off mask
•L'BEL Hydra Calme moisturizing refreshing eye gel
•L'BEL deep moisturizing facial lotion spf 20
•Nourish Organic pure Hydrating Argan Face Serum
•Cover FX Mattifying primer
•Too Faced Better than Sex mascara
•VS Aqua Kiss Fragrance Mist
•CyZone Invisible Mascara and Brow Gel
•VS Amber Romance fragrance mist
•Clinique Makeup Pouch
And
•The Gospel according to Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo

🖤Rules🖤

In order to enter you must:
•be following me
•like and reblog this post
•reblog 2 of my original posts (excluding this one and ask/answer posts)
•I will have to contact the winner so make sure your inbox is open😌

Yes it is international.

I’ll be choosing the winner on March 1st💖

Milani Prime Shield Face Primer Review

Mattifying + Pore Minimizing

As of lately I have been trying face primers and setting sprays. I saw Milani had a primer and I figure why not. This is, I think the second Milani product I have tried and I’m happy I picked this up. This is one of the best primers I have tried so far. It controls my oils so well without having me look so dry. I have oily combination skin and I try different mattifying primers. My nose is the first thing to get shiny. This primer kept the shine on my nose to a minimum to the point I feel like I barely need to blot. My face has such a smooth radiant finish with this primer. I know it’s suppose to mattify but I like that my skin is not so matte to the point I look powdery. It controls my oils and balances out my face. I highly recommend this primer. They also have a Hydrating + Pore-Minimizing primer for dry skin types. I love that this primer is affordable as well. This primer works great with my drugstore and high-end foundations.

Rate: 5/5
Recommend: Yes

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UNDER HYPED: Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

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.

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Makeup Basics: Things everyone should have!

So I figured a good way to start off this blog would be to talk about the fundamental makeup items everyone should use in their regular routine. There are 13 items that you should use every day, or whenever you do your makeup.

  1. Face primer- This sets your face and gives your makeup an even surface to stick to. It REALLY helps your makeup last all day and night. I recommend using this especially when you are going to be out all day or at an important event so you don’t have to worry about fixing your makeup.
  2. Foundation- Foundation is very essential because it evens out the color of your face and gives you a flawless appearance. However, it’s a bit tricky to find the right one for you and your shade. Make sure the foundation matches your skin tone!! I can not stress this enough!! To see if a shade works with your skin blend in some foundation at your upper jaw bone, right around your ear. If it blends into your skin flawlessly then you have a match! Also, make sure you have the right coverage for your face, decide whether you want sheer, medium, or full coverage, match up your shade and you have found the perfect foundation!
  3. Concealer- Concealer is great for hiding blemishes and discolorations in your skin that foundation doesn’t necessarily cover. Use it under your eyes to get rid of dark circles too! Make sure the concealer you have matches your skin tone, just like your foundation!
  4. Contour- A contour goes right beneath your cheek bone, up towards your hair line, and down towards your jaw bone. It carves out your face and gives you a more defined look. You can use a bronzer, darker blush, or a powder specific for contouring. You don’t want to go too dark with your contour or your face will look a mess but you do want to go a bit darker than your natural skin tone to get that defined look.
  5. Blush- Blush enhances your cheek bones and gives you a hint of color on your face. It gives your face some more depth so its not just a flat color. You can get all kinds of blushes. Use whatever goes with your skin tone and don’t over apply because it looks a lot more natural when you just have that hint of blush.
  6. Highlight- A cheek highlight is something that can really make your cheek bones pop, it lightens up your upper cheek/under eye area. You usually want a shimmer color in this area but not TOO shimmery or you will get a crazy shine and it wont look great.
  7. Powder- Powder sets your foundation and concealer and gives you a nice mattified finish. You can use a translucent powder, tinted powder, or even a slightly shimmery powder. I would recommend using a translucent powder, however, because it works better, especially when you use a blush because you don’t want to do too much face product since you would likely go for a more natural look.
  8. Eyeshadow Base- Eyeshadow base is so so so important! It makes your eyeshadow stick to the lid and not crease. It also helps the color pop more than it would by itself. Eyeshadow base’s are usually clear, white, or tinted.
  9. Eyeshadow- Eyeshadow is SO versatile and there are so many types, finishes, and colors you can get its ridiculous!! And on top of that there are endless looks you can create. With eyeshadow you can enhance your eye color, make your eyes look larger, make your eyes more defined, and SO much more. The possibilities are endless!!
  10. Eyeliner- Eyeliner outlines and defines your eyes. You can use a pencil, liquid, or gel eyeliner. Eyeliners also come in many colors and finishes so there are a lot of possibilities with them as well.
  11. Mascara- Mascara enhances your lashes and can define your eyes even more. You can also get a more glamorous look, depending on what kind you are using. There are TONS of different mascaras. There are ones to lengthen, to thicken, to help lashes grow, to enhance your eye color, to give shine, to give sparkle, and much much more.
  12. Brow pencil/shadow- Using a brow pencil or a brow shadow really enhances your eyebrows and makes them look more uniform and put together. This really helps if you have sparse, uneven, over plucked/waxed, or unruly brows.
  13.  Lip Product- Whether its lipstick, lipgloss, lipstain, or what have you it can really add to a look. As with eyeshadow, there are TONS of finishes, colors, and textures so there are lots of possibilities. Find what colors look good on you and what colors you like but don’t limit yourself!

Now that seems like a LOT of things to do for just a basic makeup routine but I promise that it really isn’t. And you don’t have to do this EVERY day, I will do another post about what I do on just an average day where I’m running to the store and not much else. But this is what I do most days just because I looove makeup and have fun playing with it and feel so much better when I am wearing some haha. :) If you have any questions FB me or email me. ♥♥♥

 

Best High End Makeup

*this is my opinion but these are the high end products I use and are my favorite*

PRIMER:
Too Faced Hangoverx

FOUNDATION:
Make Up For Ever Water Blend
For heavier coverage: MUFE ultra HD or Too Faced Born This Way

SETTING POWDER:
Laura Mercier translucent

CONTOUR:
Kat Von D shade and light palette

BLUSH:
Too Faced blushes

HIGHLIGHT:
Kat Von D metal crush eyeshadow in the shade thunderstruck (best for fair skin)
ABH Glow Kits (any skin tone because there’s a kit for everyone!)

SETTING SPRAY:
Urban Day All Nighter or Deslick (for oily skin)

EYESHADOW PRIMER:
MAC paint pot in soft ochre
Urban Decay primer potion

EYESHADOW PALETTE:
ABH Master Palette by Mario
ABH Modern Renaissance

EYELINER:
Kat Von D tattoo liner
tarte tarteist double take (double ended with a gel end and a felt tip end)

LIPSTICK:
MAC (velvet teddy is my favorite)

LIQUID LIPSTICK:
Kylie lip kits
Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick

BRUSHES:
Sephora brushes
Beauty blender

Back to the Basics: Face Primer

A face primer is a moisturiser like liquid, cream or gel product designed to help makeup makeup last longer.

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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
-Toner/Astringent
-Face steam mix
-Eye serum
-Neck serum

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
-Make-up remover wipes
-Face cleanser
-Pore strips
-Blackhead remover


Make-up
Face: Face primer
-Color corrector
-Concealor
-Foundation
-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
-Blush
-Pore Minimizer
-BB Cream
-Bronzer
-Kabuki brush

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

Eyebrows:
-Eyebrow pomade
-Eyebrow color
-Eyebrow shapers
-Tweezers
-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

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

Skin & Body
-Lotion
-Body scrub
-Razors
-Shaving cream
-Body oil
-Body foundation (for scars, uneven skin-tone, discoloration)
-Neck cream
-Deodorant (aluminum free)
-Shea butter
-Body cream/butter
-Sunscreen
-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
-Q-Tips
-Face masks
-Practice hand
-Gel polish
-UV curing lamp
-Nail resin
-Resin activator
-Rhinestone picker
-Sponges

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