make up application


Hi y'all, so I’ve been doing make up for years for proms and weddings and engagement photos and such and thought I would offer some tips because I love make up and maybe not everyone knows these! Obvi keep in mind everyone is different and these may not work for you…

- Try Nivea’s Sensitive Post Shave Balm for Men as a primer. A little goes a long way and rub it in until it gets tacky

- There is literally no reason to buy mascara from high end brands and I’m a high end whore. My favorite is the Clump Crusher water resistant

- If you can’t decide between two foundation colors, choose the one that’s lighter. Bronzer can fix that shit quick

- The “buy concealer that is 56 shades too light” trend needs to die. One or two shades is plentyyyyy you don’t wanna look like a reverse raccoon and flash photography only makes it worse

- BAKE your under eyes and if you’re hoeing tbh bake your entire face. Message me if you don’t know what baking is

- Two best foundations I’ve ever used are the Too Faced Born This Way and Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24hr

- Stop applying your make up with your hands ladies pls buy a beauty blender and get it damp

- Take the foundation off your lips once you’ve set it bc if you just put lip product over it it’ll bunch up in the corners of your mouth

- Sigma has great brushes and shed less than any of my high end brushes. I’d definitely recommend splurging and getting a full set of them

- Do not base your purchases off of sellout YouTubers that are getting paid to say everything they’re saying

- Buy a setting spray and spray your eyeshadow brush w it before applying shimmery eye shadows and spray your whole face with it when you’re done

- I see girls on here all the time saying not to wear falsies which I think is absolutely insane but my falsies advice is start with individuals and work up to strips. That’s what I did

- Exfoliate your face and use the Biore black head strips on your nose for smoother make up application

- Don’t leave your lower lash line bare. I see this so much and it’s super weird looking. Do a little eyeshadow and mascara at the least to complete the whole look

- Avoid matte lipstick/liquid lips unless you’re sure your lips are smooth hydrated and snatched otherwise they will look like a butthole in 15 minutes

- W/ eyebrows and make up: less is more girl. ESPECIALLY from a man’s perspective

- If you’re going to put a base shadow down before doing your eyeshadow look (which I’d recommend), avoid putting it anywhere you’ll put shimmer and instead fill that space with a cream eyeshadow or more primer to make that shimmer popppp
- Wash your beauty blender every time you use it or it will grow mold I promise

- Buxom’s lip glosses are the absolute best. They are so high quality, smell good, last FOREVER, and tingle on your lips like mint

- Clean your make up brushes as often as you can (I wish I did more than I do) not only because it’s hygienic but because they will apply SO MUCH BETTER

- If your eyebrows are always rubbing off, invest in a waterproofing liquid to put over them. NYX has a cheap one that really works

- Make sure to go over the line of your falsies with black eyeliner to hide the glue. I don’t care if the glue is “clear” or “black” it’s visible

- If you can’t find a contour color that’s cool toned enough try an eyeshadow!

- Put tons of highlight on your cupid’s bow it’s so cute in my opinion and always gets lots of compliments

- TAKE YOUR MAKE UP OFF EVERY NIGHT. DO NOT SAVE YOUR MAKE UP FOR THE NEXT DAY. Some girls will fight me on this but imo no make up is cuter than gross make up and it’s so bad for your skin

- If your eyes are always watering your shit off get some anti-allergy or anti-dryness (whichever you think you have) eye drops

- You can exfoliate your lips before lipstick application easily with honey and sugar. Do this before putting on foundation and such. If you’re a bougie bitch you can buy scrubs from places like Lush

- I’m convinced that Burts Bees is the only chapstick I’ve ever used that didn’t make me end up needing chapstick more than I did in the first place

- If you don’t have time to wash off your make up then just use a make up wipe! The Kirkland brand ones are my all time faves because they don’t sting my eyes or leave a residue on my face

- Stop over washing your face. It makes it produce more oil to compensate and it could be why you have acne

- You don’t need to pay to get your brows waxed/threaded if you just pluck the spare 2 or 3 brows that grow out of place each day. You’ll keep your shape, save money, and your brows will always look good

- If you don’t use eyeshadow primer please buy some and watch your entire eyeshadow collection transform. If you can’t afford it but have concealer that’s second best and still works well

I could go on forever and might make a part two but I’m tired now. Probably going to make a make up favorites list by product category soon!

Message me with any make up questions ever because I love blabbing about it! Spread the luv and happy face beating!! 💄

neptune is all about illusions and cinema. i’ve noticed pisceans are really good at make up application, real naturals, especially with eye make up! they can always make eyes look striking

Hey hiya hey! It’s Mod Vitya, long time no post! So… Yeah. I’ve been ultra busy with other things in my life, but I don’t want this blog to go dead since it’s been so successful, so you know what time it is! AUXILLORY MOD APPS!!! (I’m gonna just paste all the information from last time but tweak some things)

-Must be over 13 years of age
-Must be mostly active on tumblr (an average of 2 posts a week at least)
-Must use a queue regularly on your main blog
-Must keep up within three days of every new episode, or not mind spoilers. (Once season two starts up, that is)
-Must be following this blog already

Information you should include on your mod application:
Mod Name:
Favorite TV Shows and Movies:
Short Paragraph Introducing Yourself:

-Submit applications to @incorrectyoimods
-Please don’t apply more than once
-Applications will end at midnight central US time on Saturday, July 8th, 2017
-Any submitted after that will not be counted
-I will choose a winner at noon the following day

Good luck everyone!! I’m so excited to see all of your applications!!! Please feel free to ask me any questions on this blog!

Sephora Review

So now that it’s been almost three months and I’ve calmed down about it (because it was embarrassing), lemme tell you guys about what happened April 7th, 2017. 

My university publishes a creative journal every year full of short stories, poetry, and visual art. My submission actually got accepted, and several weeks prior to the “release party” I ran into the editor in the English department office. Now I thought he asked me if I was going to said party, to which I instantly replied, “Yes!” 

But due to a 1-second brain delay, I realized he actually asked, “Are you going to read at the party?”

And it was too late. I was added to the scheduled readings. 

Thankfully, my piece was super short, so I knew that people weren’t going to be staring at me for long. However, if people are going to be staring at me for any length of time, I want my face normally terrible face to look immaculate, and I have zero confidence in my current make-up abilities.

Enter: Sephora.

I went to Sephora, a little nervous about the upcoming reading and about sitting there while a stranger messes with my face, but nothing overly serious. (I am no stranger to panic attacks.) Make-up application began as normal.

And then, suddenly, I was tired. About-to-fall-asleep-in-my-chair tired. And keeping my eyes closed was not helpful. It was very concerning, but I told myself to power through (though, I do remember lightly smacking my face when she walked away to look for something.) 

Then… my throat got dry. Uncomfortably dry. I-haven’t-had-water-in-two-days dry. 

I broke. 

I opened my eyes and asked if there was any way I could get some water. As I did so, I noticed vision was not okay. 

My helpful makeup artist got on her headset and asked her coworkers if I can get some water in the back. “Are you alright?” she asked.

“Yes,” I said. “I think I just need some water.” I stood up. 

Standing up was a mistake.

Now, I suffer from chronic migraines and various other headaches. I have become pretty good at figuring out why my head feels weird. I have had it all. Sometimes it means I haven’t had enough protein that day. Sometimes it means I’m getting dehydrated. Sometimes it means my period is about to start. My junior year of high school I had a TMJ related headache that lasted six months. I had a debilitating, nauseating migraine two years ago that last at least two months. In short, I am no stranger to “weird-head-feelings.”

But this was new. 

I managed to follow her from the front of the store to the center… before I somehow fell backward and right on my ass. I was down.

My last thought before collapsing in complete unconsciousness was, “…I’m just gonna let her carry me back there.”

Because she fucking did. 

This beautiful, powerful Sephora goddess literally picked me up, tucked me under one arm, and dragged me into the back room. 

I came to on the floor with a black sweatshirt tucked behind my head and about four Sephora employees looming over me. 

“She’s waking up now. She’s waking up.”

“Sweetheart, did you eat today?”

I did. I ate two Sonic corn dogs no more than an hour before. “Yes.”

“Do you need an ambulance?”

I realized that the one woman who’s talking to someone on her phone is in fact on the phone with 911. “…No?” Because for some reason after falling unconscious I honestly felt 100% okay?? 

Thankfully, she canceled the ambulance. “Do you have any family we can call to come get you?” 

No, all of my family lives out of state, but I have a best friend/roommate. “ANNIE,” I replied with little explanation. Someone handed me my purse, and I fished out my phone to hand them her contact info. 

I managed to gather my bearings, and as I thoroughly enjoyed the cup of water and peppermint they got me, I apologized profusely to my powerful Sephora goddess.

“It’s okay!” she reassured. “You aren’t the first client that’s passed out on me. Did you want me to finish your makeup?” 

And she did. And then @solusandsolas and @lavellan-ofthe-dalish picked me up. (And they informed me that what felt like maybe 30 seconds of unconsciousness had in fact been several minutes.) And I ended up being 20 minutes late to the party, but due to the circumstances, I was not forced to read to the crowd.

tl;rd Sephora employees are wonderful, kind, considerate angels who know how to handle medical emergencies TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT

anonymous asked:

You're so beautiful are there any special face products that you use?? And what brand makeup do you use??

I had terrible skin up until my senior year of college (still have the scars and occasional outbreaks). Tried everything. I think I grew out of it, thank GOD. Now I use St. Ives scrub on my face, plus a Dead Sea mud mask from Amazon once a week if I remember. Sometimes my roommates and I do a “spa day” where we dig into my crate of Birchbox samples to do masks and skin stuff. 

For when I do full make-up, I use a Garnier BB cream (just from the drug store) or Sulwhasoo perfecting cushion foundation. Concealer under my eyes (I have horrible undereye shadows) and on trouble spots. Some bronzer I found at Victoria’s Secret like 3 years ago to bring back whatever color my foundation takes away. Clinique contouring sticks if I’m feeling fancy (they’re idiot-proof). Sephora brand liquid eyeliner. Naked smokey eye shadow. Lip varies, but I bounce between Chanel, NARS, MAC, Clinique, Kylie, Bite, and Glossier if I use anything. They’re Real brand mascara. Sometimes Target brand false lashes. Some eyebrow definer/wax thingy I got in a Birchbox to keep my idiot eyebrows in check. Also, everything special I know about make-up and application comes from either Youtube or Pinterest. I had no idea what I was doing until about halfway through college and I’m still figuring it out.

The only piece of my beauty regimen I am RELIGIOUS about is eyebrow upkeep. I’ve been blessed/cursed with very strong, bushy, Mediterranean eyebrows (thanks Dad) that like to connect if not forcibly divided. I was tortured as a kid for them, and bless my mom for not letting me pluck them into oblivion. Instead, she kicked me off on getting my eyebrows done when I was around 11, and I’ve been doing them/getting them done every since. I go at least once a month, usually every four weeks, especially when I’m in event heavy rotations. 

I want to write appropriately long series 10 meta, but my life is incredibly hectic right now, so all you get from me for a while are small text postsn in which I shout about how amazing The Doctor Falls was.

“Homophobics cannot see / find me”

In light of the recent legalization of gay marriage in the United States, I have decided to break my no sigils rule to make this quick one for all of you LGBT+ witches! It is meant to be used in a glamour spell that will help hide you / make you “invisible” to people who don’t want to see you. You can also use it in make up applications, like writing it with foundation before blending it in. It’s best used with another glamour spell, to amplify it, but I’m sure just writing it on your skin while visualizing people glancing over you and not noticing you will do as well. Stay proud and stay safe!

zimbeans  asked:

How do you keep your makeup brushes clean, as far as using them on more than one idol at a time, and deep cleanings, I guess you could say? I don't have money to buy anything super expensive, and I'd like to keep what I do have as nice as possible... Thanks in advance! ^^

there’s nothing with keeping things you have a nice as possible. that is important, and i completely understand. 

i have a set of makeup brushes that was given to me from a very important individual in my life when i first began with cosmetics, almost ten years ago and i still have that particular set! 

cleanliness is very important. this will keep your skin clearer and the makeup application smoother (even if you are using the brushes only on yourself, or one person) it is very important to keep them clean. 

so… there is a brush cleaner that is a spray that i am religious about. it can only be ordered, but after trying to substitute it for other products, nothing touches this stuff… it’s called ‘Brush-Off" and can be ordered online for about $16.00 USD for about a 14.0oz container. 

washing your brushes with warm water and soap is recommended about once every two weeks… i use the same bar soap that is used to clean my beauty blender, however, for something easier, baby shampoo does the trick as well. any kind of ‘cleansing’ shampoo will work, too but use that very sparingly. drop a small size dot in the center of your palm and wet your brush. swirl the bristles into the soap and swish them back and forth across your palm and allow it to lather and bubble. DO NOT PRESS THE BRISTLES INTO YOUR PALM AND DO NOT TURN THE BRUSH UPRIGHT (bristles up) UNDER THE WATER. you will get water into your ferile (the metal piece that holds the bristles in the brush) and this can cause the bristles to fall out and water to collect and mold inside the brush… 

wring the bristles out thoroughly and lay them on their side, hanging on the side of a counter in open air to dry. 

I have so many questions about Colleen Holt

Look, here’s what we know so far.  Katie (Pidge) is super intelligent, she openly dreamed of being an astronaut, and she loves the hell out of her family.  There’s that scene showing the TV announcement about the Kerberos mission, where her mother is crying and Pidge is hiding on the stairs. 

From the way she sneaks away, I’d be willing to bet her mother didn’t know she was there, but that may or may not be important.  First question: Did she know Pidge saw that whole thing?  Did she not want her to?  Does she want to protect her daughter from all of this? 

We know that Pidge snuck into the Garrison more than once (Right?? I’m mostly sure??  Iverson said something like “You again!” right???) and was forcefully removed by security.  Did they just toss her outside?  Did they detain her and have her mom come pick her up?  Did they drive her home?  Second question: How much does Mrs. Holt know about her daughter’s history with the Garrison. 

Pidge disguises herself to go to the Garrison by cutting her hair, changing her name, and taking on masculine pronouns.  My biggest question is how much does Colleen know about this????? 

There’s a few options.  1: she knows nothing.  Pidge disappeared in the middle of the night and ran away to join the military.  I don’t think this is likely, because while I’m sure Pidge could find a way to pull that off, that’d be a LOT of work. 

2: she might know SOME stuff but not others, and this is personally my favorite option.  Imagine this; young Pidge forges an identity, makes up an application, and gets accepted.  OR she fucking hacks the Garrison’s computer system (which we already know she can do) and enrolls herself that way.  Either way, she’s in.  One way this could go is that she tells her mom she got accepted but not about the change in name/gender/etc.  It’s just like “Hey mom, I’m in an accelerated engineering program at the Garrison now cause I’m a kid genius” and she was like “That’s nice honey.” 

OR her mom knows about the Pidge Gunderson thing, but not why, and just thinks her daughter/son/child is going through some things. 

The best part about this would be Pidge’s disappearance.  If the Garrison alerted the families when Lance, Hunk, and Pidge went MIA (which I FUCKING HOPE THEY DID), would Colleen Holt’s number have been in Pidge’s file?  Would she even find out at all??? Imagine her calling the school because her daughter has gone missing, demanding that “Katie Holt is enrolled and I haven’t heard from her in months, you’ve taken my entire family, tell me what happened to my baby!!!”  and the Garrison is just… so confused… because who the fuck is Katie Holt what is this woman talking about?  

Or Mrs. Holt gets a phone call about Pidge Gunderson, and she has to respond through choked sobs that, “Yes, that’s my son… thank you for telling me…” almost saying it wrong because she’s still not used to it, and she’ll support her child through anything, of course she will, but it’s all so new, and right now she just misses her little girl. 

3: then of course, what if she knows everything?  What if Katie approached Colleen and was like “Mom, you ain’t gonna like this, but I’m going to the Garrison” and her mom is like “Knock ‘em dead, sweetie.”   Maybe her mom picked her up from detainment several times.  Maybe she knows they won’t let Katie in within a million years.  Maybe she knows about the Pidge Gunderson persona, the alien transmissions, everything and was entirely onboard, because yeah it’s dangerous and she’s worried, but her family kicks ass and if anyone can figure this out it’s her baby.

Imagine Colleen Holt learning that Pidge was MIA and going out to stare at the stars, remembering everything Pidge ever told her about the Garrison having secrets and alien transmissions and going into space.  Imagine her watching the stars, knowing all her loved ones are up there somewhere, and remembering tiny Katie putting a cardboard box on her head and saying “Look, Mama, I’m an astronaut!” 

fic: a break in our rhythm

Title: a break in our rhythm
Characters: Adrien Agreste (Chat Noir)/Marinette Cheng (Ladybug)
Word Count: 2,137
Rating: T/General
Summary: Maybe the revelations and the unmasking is the easy part, and everything afterwards is just … awkward.
Disclaimer: Totally glad I’m taking part in the hype but nah.
Notes: Honestly I wrote this to be merciful to myself, I was going insane.


a break in our rhythm

He wants to laugh.

He wants to bend over, put his hands on his knees, and let out an earth-shattering, bellowing guffaw to release the shock, to do something about his astonishment (and in all honesty, it is kind of funny). She looks like she wants to do the same thing, but she looks a lot more mortified than him.

Time wasn’t on their side today, and he guesses that even Lady Luck’s luck has to run out eventually.

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Back to the basics: Foundation

With new products constantly being launched into the market it can be easy to get caught up and forget what the basic purpose of a product is.

Foundation should be applied after cleansing, moisturising and priming your skin. It can be applied with your fingers, a foundation brush or a sponge. For best results start off with less foundation than you think you need and gradually add more.

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40 questions beauty tag

The questions
1. How many times do you wash your face daily?
2. What skin type do you have(dry, oily, combo)?
3. What is your current facial wash?
4. Do you exfoliate?
5. What brand do you use?
6. What moisturizer do you use?
7. Do you have freckles?
8. Do you use eye cream?
9. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
10. Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?


11. What foundation do you use?
12. How about concealer?
13. Do you know your undertone color?
14. What do you think of fake lashes?
15. Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
16. What brand of mascara do you use?
17. Sephora or MAC?
18. What make-up tools do you use in make up application?
19. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
20. For the face?
21. What is your favorite eyeshadow?
22. Do you use pencil of liquid eyeliner?
23. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
24. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
25. Do you use mineral make-up?
26. What is your favorite lipstick?
27. How about lipgloss?
28. What is your favorite blush to use?
29. Do you buy your make-up online?if so where?
30. Do you like drugstore make-up?
31. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
32. Are you clumsy in putting on make-up?
33. Name a make-up crime that you hate?
34. Do you like colorful shades of make-up or neutral ones?
35. Which celebrity always has great make-up?
36. If you had to leave the house and you only had time to put on one make-up item/product, what would you use?
37. Could you ever leave the house without any make-up on?
38. Do you think you look good even without any make-up on?
39. In your opinion, what is the best make-up line?
40. What do you think of make-up?