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.
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.
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
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.
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!