cheaper alternatives to paige’s faves

Hey, so I just made this makeup tutorial, and since some of it was expensive high-end makeup, I decided to list some cheaper alternatives to those expensive products.

Note that e.l.f. is a 100% cruelty free company, so yes, even vegans can enjoy this list. c:


Mary Kay SPF 15 Foundation Primer ($18)

Mary Kay SPF 15 CC Cream ($20) / It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better SPF 50+ CC Cream ($34)

Mary Kay Concealer in Ivory 1 ($12)

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love ($26)


Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Color in Antique ($8 cut down from $22)

Mary Kay Lash Primer ($15)


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked ($22)

anonymous asked:

I'm having a tough time with keeping my eyeshadow looking great; I've got really REALLY oily lids to the point where they mix up my colors and my look is muddy. I've tried using my foundation with matte powder, Sephora primer, my face primer but nothing works for me. Even elf primer leaves me with issues. Is there something I can try? I don't like putting work into a look and it looking like a mess at the end of the day. ): thanks BF!! 💕

Nars Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base and MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer work well with lids that produce a lot of oil

NYX Proof It Eyeshadow Primer is a good less expensive alternative

- Sabrina

anonymous asked:

If you could only keep one primer , foundation ,concelor , powder , bronzer ,highlighter,blusher ,eyeshadow,lipstick etc what would it be ?

Good question!

  • Too Faced Hangover Primer (best primer I’ve used to date)
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer
  • Tom Ford Illuminating Translucent Powder (M & I recently tried this whilst shopping together and we fell in love)
  • Dior Nude Tan Bronzer
  • BECCA Champagne Pop Highlight
  • MAC Melba Blush
  • Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess Quad or Dolce Vita
  • Georgio Armani lip Maestro in 200

- T&M


Face Primer Dupes for Your Skin!

Not all face primers are created equal, but some have great, affordable dupes!  Primer is a topic of conversation that I always see in my inbox, whether it’s a dupe request or simply needing to know what primer will work best for your skin concern.  Here I’ve gathered a list of fourteen excellent face primers with an average cost difference of $31!  That’s THIRTY ONE DOLLARS you could be saving. Or about ten Starbucks drinks you could get FREE.  mmmm

For a synopsis and comparison of all of these primers, and which I think is the best ever, click through!

Keep reading

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.

Follow Makeup Tips Blog on: Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Newsletter | Youtube

Don't apply concealer directly onto any lines around your eyes or crows feet, it will just crease. Use a smoothing, resurfacing primer before you apply your makeup instead.
Running with makeup
So as some of you know I’m a gogo dancer (not to be confused with a stripper) and our job is to look good while dancing all night. This also means sweating profusely and STILL trying to be eye candy for the club. I use a face primer i found at Victoria’s Secret that you can spray before and/or after you apply for makeup that’s supposed to help you stay looking you all day/night. I used it for dancing and was surprised that even with me sweating nonstop that my makeup stayed in place, so i decided to try it with running.

For the Princess Half marathon coming up i planned on dressing up as my favorite princess, Princess Jasmine, and that included doing my makeup even though I’ll be running 13.1 miles. I sprayed the face primer over my eyes as that was the only makeup i had on and went running.

After i ran I was sweaty and gross, but my makeup was on point as if i never even ran! So i’m definitely going to be using this for the PHM coming up in a couple weeks. I totally recommend to anyone that’s like me and wants to look at least decent in her running photos to use this or any other face primer. It’ll keep you looking cute even when you shouldn’t lol :).