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WORTH THE HYPE: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

When I first tried this product I really wasn’t a fan and couldn’t for the life of me figure out why it was getting so much hype. I was kicking myself for splashing out money on what I classed as a “overpriced” face powder, it looked nice on my skin, but I thought that in no way justified the price. That was until, I wore it once when in a photo. I couldn’t figure out why my skin looked so fresh, airbrushed and glowy until I remembered I’d put some of this on to “use it up because I spent so much money on it” and now it’s one of my favourite products. The powder is really finely milded (so it doesn’t look cakey) and sets foundation beautifully in place (plus it works beautifully as a eyeshadow and subtle highlighter) I absolutely love this powder and after seeing how beautiful it made my skin look in photographs I 100% think this is worth the money.

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anonymous asked:

Hey so..... I wanted to ask for recommendations for foundations that last because I'm a dancer and I'll be performing soon and from seeing bangtans makeup and stuff what would/ which foundation would you recommend? Also I really love you page because your recommendations are really good and you seem to have a good eye so 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

Hi, thanks for loving us 💕 We provided a list of foundations and powders below that we have found to be long-lasting, along with some that BTS have used. One thing to keep in mind is that priming / prepping your skin and setting your base makeup make a big difference regardless of the foundation.

  • Oily skin type usually has problems with foundation breaking down, so you also could use a mattifying primer underneath foundation to combat this. 
  • On the other hand, if you have drier skin you need to moisturize well and/or wear hydrating primer to prevent your foundation from cracking.
  • For more long-lasting finish, all skin types should set their base with powder and/or setting spray. 
  • For stage/dance makeup, make sure to avoid using thick moisturizers / skincare underneath the foundation, as that will make it slide around more when you sweat.


☀️ = matte finish ✨ = satin to radiant finish

✔️ = light coverage, medium at best ✔️✔️ = medium coverage, buildable ✔️✔️✔️= full coverage

💃🏼 = Bangtan used this!

  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place ☀️☀️✔️✔️✔️ (foolproof for oily and super oily skin) 
  • MUFE Mat Velvet ☀️☀️✔️✔️✔️ (this one is water resistant)
  • MUFE Ultra HD ✨✔️✔️ (Admin A used this several times when she had to attend traditional weddings / ceremonies. It didn’t feel as heavy as ELDW, but quite long wearing. Admin T approves of this foundation as well!)
  • MAC Pro Longwear ☀️✔️✔️💃🏼  (also available in waterproof version. If you need extra coverage, you can opt for the Studio Fix Fluid)
  • MAC Studio Face and Body ✨✨✔️💃🏼 (if you need to cover your body parts. water resistant, sheer coverage, and rather dewy finish)
  • Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able ☀️✔️✔️✔️  (this is probably the most full coverage foundation on the market, and it’s good for stage makeup as well)
  • Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish ☀️✔️✔️ (it’s a stick foundation so it might not work well on drier skin)
  • Revlon Colorstay ☀️☀️✔️✔️✔️ (the dupe of ELDW. Admin A used to use this and it didn’t budge at all in humid climate)
  • Loreal Infallible Pro Matte ☀️✔️✔️ (also available in dewy finish ✨✨)
  • Sephora 10hr Wear Perfection ✨✔️ (for more natural looking foundation)


  • Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder (excellent oil control but it may leave white cast)
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (another inexpensive setting powder, good for oily skin)
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural 💃🏼
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder 💃🏼
  • Bareminerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder (provides ~luminous finish. there’s 2 version of this, use the regular ver instead of the spf ver to avoid flashback/white cast)

Setting Spray

  • MUFE Mist & Fix (really locks your makeup. doesn’t contain alcohol so it’s safe for people who have sensitive skin)
  • Urban Decay All-Nighter (Admin T’s favorite setting spray, helps makeup last all day and takes away the powdery finish)

good luck on your performance! ❤️

Admin A and Admin T


Hello, I’m Kyra! I just remade and I have very few followers right now. So I decided to do a giveaway! The giveaway will include:

- Urban Decay Electric Palette (swatched but never used)
- Limecrime Venus 2 Palette
(Swatched but never used)
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
(Lightly used)
- Lush “Frozen” bath bomb
- Nivea Creme (never opened)
- Oh Lola! by Marc Jacobs lotion
(Never opened)
- Honolulu Sun hand soap from Bath and Body Works (never opened)
- Noir Tease Perfume from Victoria’s Secret (never opened)
- Noir Tease Lotion from Victoria’s Secret (never opened)

The rules are:

- You must follow me
- You must reblog this post
- You must follow my girlfriend @rosepetalglow
- You must live in the United States (for postage reasons)
- You must reblog this by March 31st, 2017
- You may reblog this only once to be counted
- Check me out and follow me on Instagram @/kyralilley

Thanks babes, have fun and good luck!

anonymous asked:

please share ur makeup and skin routine you look like an angel

aw thank you :’) 

For skincare I usually use:

-La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser or Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel

-Avene thermal spring water

-Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

or SUNDAY RILEY Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

-Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

-Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet

For makeup: 

-Bioderma primer or YSL glittery one

-Armani luminous silk foundation 

-Maybelline instant age rewind concealer 

-Rcma powder

-Kevyn Aucoin celestial bronzer 

-Benefit Hoola bronzer 

-blushes, lipstick, eyeshadow vary on what look I want to do 

-L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara

-Dior Skin Nude Air Luminizer Powder

-Shiseido brown pencil eyeliner 

-Charolette Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder

-Mac setting spray 


Super Easy NO FOUNDATION Complexion Routine is live on our YouTube channel!

@makeupforeverus HD Concealer

@beccacosmetics Aqua Luminous Concealer

- @blackradiancebeauty Pressed Powder

- @narsissist Liquid Blush

- @blackradiancebeauty Blushing Bronze Palette

full deets on YouTube! #CocoaSwatches

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gladystiono-deactivated20170219  asked:

Hello! :D I notice lately that the new trend STROBING is coming (saw it on @morphebrushes's instagram) and I've been wondering what products that are good to achieve that glowy look. Could you please recommend great illuminating/glowing products? Preferably drug store. Thanks in advance :D

Strobing is basically highlighting without contouring. The aim of “strobing” is to bring out your features using light instead of using shadows/dark like with contouring.

It’s basically highlighting and achieving dewy skin but now in a trend. Strobing claims itself as anti contouring or getting the look of contouring without using dark shades making it easy for beginners and being soft enough for every day for those who wear more minimal makeup. 

You can add light to the skin by using light reflecting concealers and/or shimmer highlights. Using both will give you the most dramatic effect. 

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You can do this by using glowy, light reflecting concealers in the center of the face and in the center of the forehead such as 

  • Estee Lauder Brush On Glow BB Highlighter
  • Loreal Magic Lumi Concealer
  • Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer
  • MAC Prep + Primer Highlighting Pens

Or applying shimmery, light reflecting highlights on the cheek bones, above the eyebrows, inner coners of the eyes, nose bridge and cupids bow like

  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors
  • Loreal True Match Powder Glow Illuminator
  • Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks
  • Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Highlight in Candlelight

Back to the basics: Illuminator

A illuminator (highlighter, luminizer or illuminizer) is a light toned, very shimmery product with light reflecting particles.

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RMK Kaleidoscope Nuance Color 02 Translucent Coral Pink

A multitasking “smart” beauty powder?

I’m there. 

This powder is quite silky and creamy-feeling; like a pressed powder foundation or high-end blush more than the typical pressed or illuminating powders. Pigmentation is also similar to a pressed foundation and you get pretty good pay-off.

  • Swirl the bottom half together for a coral blush
  • Sweep across the top curve of the pan for a bronzer
  • Sweep along the central triangles for highlighting
  • Swirl all around for a luminous warm face powder

The cons? 

Price: RMK is not cheap in Singapore, and this pretty powder costs $79 a pop for 7g. Definitely higher end.

Skintones: The range of skintones where all 4 usage shades will show up nicely is limited to the medium-ish. For everyone else, usage is more limited.

If you’re very fair, the highlight isn’t light enough and it might also be a little too dark swirled all around as a face powder. As a soft bronzer and a blush though, this would be perfect as it’s not too muddy or dark, and the peachy undertones are flattering.

If you’re tanner, obviously the contouring color won’t show up well, but you can use it as a beautiful highlighter and illuminating all-over powder because the texture is not chalky and there are enough warm pigments to brighten the skin.

Kaleidoscope powders are limited edition for Spring 2014, so if you’re keen check outh your local RMK counter to try it on yourself! The other illuminating powder is a lighter one with pastel blue, pink, white and beige triangles. It’s a better match as a face powder for my skintone (mac n2-3 ish) but that one can’t be used as a multitasking powder, so perhaps note worth the price-tag compared to this one.


Beautiful slay by @nichellemua 😍 #CocoaSwatches #Repost
New tutorial alert ✨✨Skin-
@nyxcosmetics honey dew me up
@Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrè

Foundation- @lancomeofficial Teinte Idole Ultra 24H #510

Brows- drug store dark brown pencil
@lagirl fawn as concealer for around brows

@lagirl warm honey

Contour powder- @blackradiance ebony
Cream contour - @narsissist all day luminous foundation Khartoum
Blush- @ofracosmetics pallet

Powder- @imancosmetics luminous foundation earth 2 and @maccosmetics c4 and @imancosmetics luminous foundation clay 3 under eyes

Setting powder- Bennye Banana powder

Lips- drug store dark purple liner @nyxcosmetics @colourpopcosmetics limbo @marcbeauty kiss kiss bang bang #216

Eyes- @ofracosmetics @inglot_usa #63 and glitter is from Michaels
glitter base is from Sally beauty supply
Eyeliner - @inglot_usa black #77 gel liner

Highlight- @stilacosmetics liquid luminizer bronze shimmer @laurageller gilded honey

Setting spray- @gerardcosmetics Slay all Day

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~ Dragon of Steel ~

{{ At first, an attempt at a Teo as an Overwatch hero thanks to @shen-gaoren and @ask-a-rathalos’ ideas. Became a luminous cyborg releasing explosive powder out of his hands with a super classy outfit }} 


Go out and get noticed with these dreamy new products.


Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Nourishing Lip Balm

- Fresh’s new age-delay formula in a slim pot now softens lips even more with exotic mango butter.

- Nurturing treatment boosts moisture while improving definition for fuller-looking lips.

- Provides a smooth, soft sheen with a refreshing hint of mint.


TOM FORD Noir Pour Femme Eau de Parfum and Noir Extreme Eau de Parfum

- Two bold and sophisticated amber-rich scents made for him and her, inspired by duality and refinement.

- Noir Pour Femme adds to her intrigue with elegant yet daring notes of dramatic florals and enticing vanilla.

- Noir Extreme takes his allure to the edge with luxurious layers of sandalwood, spice, and citrus.


BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop

- A limited-edition shimmering skin perfector pressed powder, exclusively created by YouTube beauty celebrity Jaclyn Hill.

- The #1-selling luminizing powder from BECCA.

- White-gold shade has peach undertones and a creamy texture for a soft, radiant finish.



- Creamy, waterproof gel formula goes on smooth with a matte finish.

- Dries fast for long-lasting coverage that won’t smudge—ideal for waterlines.

- Built-in sharpener delivers a perfect point for precise application.


Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

- Bestselling treatment minimizes the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores with an advanced retinol complex.

- Rare blue tansy flower calms and soothes while helping skin recover from damage.

- Indulgent blend soaks in overnight to create a radiant, younger-looking complexion.


Drybar Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot

- Revive dry hair and scalp with four deeply moisturizing, salon-quality treatments.

- Single-dose shots condition and quench thanks to a blend of botanicals and oils.

- Easy-to-apply spray format washes away to reveal silky-soft, healthy-looking hair.



1- Makeup Forever full cover concealer
2- Nars all day luminous powder foundation SPF 24
3- Q-tips
4- Victoria’s Secret beauty rush pout lip stain
5- Sephora herbal rose blotting papers
6- Nars blush/bronzer duo
7- Bobby pins
8- Maybelline one by one mascara
9- Tarte Amazonian clay BB tinted moisturizer
10- First Aid Beauty gentle cleansing wipes

gladystiono-deactivated20140602  asked:

Hello :) I'm a huge fan of your blog and I love it so much that I always check it daily like it's a routine :3 Anyway, I wanna ask you something about powders that I thought I would find the answer on FAQ, but I didnt :| So I'll just ask you a question and hopefully you'll answer it soon. I've been wondering the difference between Two Way Cake Powder, Powder Foundation, Pressed Powder, Loose Powder, Blotting Powder, and Translucent Powder. Could you please tell? Thanks in advance :*

They all have different amounts or coverage and are used for different looks :)

  • Powder foundation is usually a full coverage powder used as a replacement for liquid foundation. Usually those with oily skin go for powder foundation since it’s matte and will control oils better. This isn’t the best option for dry skin because it will just make dry skin looks more dry. If you don’t like a matte/powder finish powder foundation may not be for you.
  • Pressed powder is similar to a powder foundation but with less coverage. Usually pressed powder is used over liquid foundation to set it so your liquid foundation doesnt slide off or transfer on clothes and such. It’s also used to add extra coverage if your liquid foundation didnt cover everything you need it to. Some pressed powders have more coverage than others!
  • Loose powder is just like pressed powder but not pressed. Loose powder usually comes in the form of mineral powder and is usually more light weight with less coverage than pressed powder. Loose powders sometimes have a more luminous finish than other powders for those who don’t want a matte look.
  • Blotting powder is used as a touch up powder through out the day. It has a very light coverage because you don’t want to cake and pile on heavy makeup through out the day. Blot powder usually has more oil controlling properties than regular powders so most oily skin people use it to keep their face matte through out the day. You can also use it over your liquid foundation to stay matte.
  • Translucent powder is a white powder that goes on clear. Translucent powder provides no extra coverage. Since the powder is so silky and finely milled it makes your skin look more “airbrushed”. They are also great at controlling oils! Great to use as touch up powders through out the day cause they never look cakey. This powder works for all skin types from oily to dry because it’s so finely milled it won’t accentuate dry patches. 

I never realized how confusing powder was! I hope this all made sense LOL

dream-rocket  asked:

Do you know of a possible dupe for Becca shimmering skin perfector in Moonstone? Or at least a really good highlight for paler skin?

Hello :)

If you are really interested in Becca Moonstone they make a liquid travel size version for $19 about half the price of a full size. it’s. .67 fl oz and should last you all through out summer!

Some other similar pale golden highlights are

MAC Cream Color Base in Luna. Pale white gold. $21.

Loreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in Ice (pictured on left) $12. Has hints of silver/blue undertones that match well with cool tone, paler undertones. Comes in three shades!

Physicians Formula Glow Boosting Pearls in Translucent Pearl. $12.

Hourglass Ambient Powder in Luminous Light $45

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candelight $42

NYX Illuminator in Ritualistic $8.99.


Put your money where your makeup is.

Filing your taxes is stressful, but the good news is you can shop the pain away. Currently on our regular rotation: the SEPHORA FAVORITES Beauty Closet. It’s chock-full of chic skin-perfecting powders, lipstick, nail polish, fragrance, primer, oil, eyeliner, hair primer, eye shadow, bronzer, moisturizer, applicators, blush, mascara, BBs, and brow gel…we’ll wait to let you catch your breath. In case you didn’t get the refund you hoped for, the $298 value Beauty Closet costs a painless $99. But if you’re rolling in dough, spring for the full-size versions of these coveted products. BECKY PEDERSON

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm
Featuring Alguronic Acid, an active antiaging ingredient derived from algae, this hydrating balm is basically like giving yourself a nightly seaweed wrap in the comfort of your own bathroom.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel
Capitalize on the natural brow trend with this clear gel that sets hairs while conditioning them with its chamomile formula.

ARDENCY INN MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Gold
This eyeliner from this small-scale brand is so coveted it’s hard to find, even in Sephora stores. The brown undertones make it a universally flattering pop of color. If you see it, get it! There’s no telling when you’ll be able to find it again.

bareMinerals READY Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Translucent
SPF is something that needs to be reapplied throughout the day, but most people neglect to do it for fear of messing up their makeup. This touch-up powder will help protect from harmful UV rays without smudging your face.

beautyblender sponge applicator
This sponge is obviously made for applying makeup in hard-to-hit crevices, but did you know it’s also great if you want to give yourself a dewy midday glow? Just add water and pat down your face to refresh your makeup.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
Highlighting is trending, and this creamy powder luminizer is the best way to jump on the bandwagon. It uses ultrafine luminescent pearls that refract light to blur imperfections.

Bite Beauty BB For Lips in Flush
People often forget to apply SPF to their lips, so getting a pretty balm that already has it is crucial. This color-rich formula revitalizes and replenishes as it protects.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Rollerball
Alluringly musky while still smelling feminine, this eau de parfum will bring some edge into your light spring wardrobe. It’s great to wear alone, but it’s also the ideal base to layer your favorite florals.

Formula X The Colors in Fahrenheit
While pastels and neons tend to grace digits come springtime, this cool red lacquer is a classic. It goes with every skintone and brings some unexpected sophistication to your sundress and sandals.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
This mineral-based, water-resistant primer is for people who don’t like primers. Its smooth, satiny finish is a luxurious way to prep your beauty routine, and its formula absorbs excess oils as it hides skin imperfections.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
With winter coming to a close, now more than ever it’s an important time to nourish your skin, hair, and nails. This multitasking formula tackles dehydrated skin so you look more nourished and refreshed.

Julep Freedom Polymer Top Coat
Perfect for the nail DIY girl, this topcoat fills in flaws with a gel-like finish. If you’re more of a professional manicure fan, woman up and bring this to the salon!

Lancôme Lip Lover in 355 Framboise Etoile
If you want the shine but not the stick of a gloss, look no further. This lip perfector has the color payoff of a matte lipstick but glides on like a balm. Its classic berry shade is not to be missed.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Nude
This cult favorite offers an excellent amount of buildable coverage. Though it goes on sheer, it works to soften fine lines and blemishes as it hydrates your skin.

Living Proof Prime Style Extender
Washing your hair every day is for chumps. When you’ve got spring flings to have, picnics to host, and pedicures to get, there’s simply no time to style your hair every day. Luckily, this weightless primer makes your hair look good two times longer than it would by itself.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster
Everyone needs vitamin C! Our lack of scurvy is what separates us from the pirates. Your future will look bright thanks to this antioxidant-rich serum, which defends against environmental aggressors and free radical damage.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Eyeshadow Mirror in #32 Pop Idol
With the weather finally nice(ish), people tend to focus on their daytime looks. But you can’t forget about your nighttime smoky eyes! This shade works wonders; since it’s not a true black, it’s not too intense for this time of year.

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 in Light/Medium
This is a primer and tinted moisturizer in one—an A+ product if you’re doing some spring cleaning in your makeup bag. The oil-controlling formula keeps you shine-free in your Instagram #selfies.

Stila Convertible Color in Peony
A lipstick that doubles as a blush? Yes, it’s true! This is possibly the best cream blush you can get your hands on. It imparts a soft, dewy, natural, lovely glow that can’t be beat.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
An iconic bronzer, this is what to get whether you’re interested in learning to contour or just need some color to brush away your pale winter blues. It stays on all day and brings a soft glow to your complexion.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Another cult classic, it doesn’t get any better than Better Than Sex. It’s such a classic, in fact, that you probably already have one. But you should stock up, because it’s truly terrible when you’re party prepping and realize your tube is dried up.