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dupes/alternatives masterpost ✨

Hey loves, this masterpost was partially requested and I’m so excited.  I recommend to do your research before buying the dupe, some of the dupes are better than others. Some brands are repeated. Here is a dupe masterpost for MAC lipsticks. Here is a dupe masterpost for liquid lipsticks. Here is a spreadsheet of Coastal Scents eyeshadows to MAC eyeshadow dupes. Most of these dupes I found online so I do not take credit for any of those but some I researched myself. This is under read more because this list is very long. :) If you have any more dupes or questions, feel free to send them in.

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bartybatch  asked:

I need some tips on how to make regular lipsticks last longer. I have a beautiful lighter grey ipstick that only lasts an hour or two at the most :(

When it comes to lipstick, one of the most frustrating occurrences is when you perfectly apply a beautiful shade only to have it wear off in just a few hours time. Luckily there are a few little handy tips and tricks you can use to keep your lipstick looking fresh and fabulous.

Skip the lip balm
It’s often said that you should moisturise lips before applying lipstick and whilst I agree to some point, I think it should be done well in advance (like 2-3 hours or the night before) although lip balm can hydrate the lips and make them nice and smooth, it can also cause the lipstick to have too much “slip” resulting in it moving about all over the place

Try a lip primer
Adding on to the above, instead of lip balm try a lip primer, these are significantly waxier than lip balms and contain special ingredients that are designed to give a clean and long lasting base for lipstick. I recommend: MAC Prep & Prime Lip Primer and Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer

Use a lip liner
“Use a lip liner!” it’s a term heard so often that it starts to sound like a broken record, but it really does help. Obviously you may struggle to find one that matches your lipstick colour so go for a nude instead. Either line the outside of your lips to prevent feathering or bleeding or for serious staying power fill in your entire lips (the waxy formula will help the lipstick last longer but can also dry out your lips so don’t do it every day)

Change your formula
Sometimes the formula just won’t cut it. Liquid lipsticks and 2-step lipsticks tend to be significantly longer lasting than tradition bullets and although it sucks to find a gorgeous unique shade in a sub-par formula if staying power is what you’re after you may have to look elsewhere

Set it with powder
It will change the finish of your lipstick and it will dull down the colour, but it’s proven that setting creams with powders makes them last a lot longer. It’s not my favourite tip, but it does work. Just apply your lipstick as normal, split a tissue in half so you only have one ply, place it over your lips and dust them with a little powder.

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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

anonymous asked:

The most must have makeup products? And their names?x

Abh Nicole glow kit
Abh modern Renaissance
Violet voss holy grail
Abh dip brow
Ysl touché éclat blurr primer
Mac gel liner
Huda beauty rose gold palette
Mac studio fix foundation
Urban decay all nighter foundation
Ysl mascara
Mac fix plus
Abh liquid lipsticks
Kylie liquid lipsticks
Jeffree star skin frosts
Huda liquid lipsticks

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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- Popular Q&A/FAQ -

decided to put the links to most frequently asked questions that have been answered, or popular in general, as well as any questions I’ve answered that I think would be helpful for many.
i will keep this updated every week or so!

other category
tips on taking pictures of your makeup
tips on taking eye makeup pictures
my favorite makeup blogs
my favorite makeup youtubers
my everyday skincare routine

general makeup category
guide to high-end products for makeup beginners
2014 makeup trends i liked/disliked
best MAC brushes
what is primer and concealer?
what i recommend getting from MAC
products i used in my icon
best drusgtore brushes
best drugstore makeup by category
my all time favorite high-end and MAC favorites
best nars products
makeup look for a job interview (mainly for beauty related jobs)
flawless yet natural look for pictures

face category
dewy foundations for winter/dry skin
MAC blushes to contour fair skin
foundations for oily and acne prone skin
brightening under eye setting powders
full coverage concealers for UNDEREYE
jlo inspired glowy skin
best translucent powders for oily skin
long lasting foundations for oily skin
best highlighters
highlighters for oily skin
natural looking foundation/concealer for acne
highlighters with pink undertones
natural looking foundations

eyes category
best transition eyeshadow shades
best champagne eyeshadows
best neutral (alot of matte) eyeshadow palettes
favorite looks using too faced chocolate bar palette
recommended quads to make from MAC 
MAC eyeshadows for medium dark skin tones
how to do a halo eyeshadow look
enhance hazel eyes
best rosy MAC eyeshadows
keep eyelashes curled all day

lips category
MAC lipsticks for beginners
flawless application of matte lipstick
ariana grande inspired lip products
taylor swift inspired lip products
kylie jenner inspired lip products
my favorite mac lipsticks
dark lip colors from the drugstore
best MLBB for your skin tone
peachy nude coral lipsticks
MAC whirl lipliner dupe
MAC soar lipliner dupe
best drugstore brands with matte lipsticks