make up tips


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!! 💄

for makeup newbies

hey guys so i was watching makeup tutorials and i had a thought. a lot of them are geared to people like me, who have had a lot of experience with make up. and a lot of the step by step stuff is usually not every day wear, so for trans girls, or nb people or anyone just starting to explore they can probably be over whelming so here are some starter tips for people who fall into that category.


  • you don’t need a lot of crazy products, don’t let the internet convince you to over spend especially if you are just starting out. 

my core products are 

  1. foundation (with an spf- esp if you’re pale, or wrinkly like me)
  2. eyeliner. one black a couple fun ones
  3. mascara
  4. brow stuff (but honestly you can just use brown eyeliner)


  • not even beauty gurus are doing full eye shadow blends every day
  • you can use your hands for foundation. its fine

natural make up looks don’t need to be 500 steps

  1. foundation- and any way else you treat your skin
  2. mascara
  3. brows
  4. there’s your natural make up look

things that are okay:

  • drug store brands are your friends every one uses wet and wild
  • a cheap palette of neutral eyeshadows will take you a long way
  • don’t be afraid to experiment. build your skills
  • deciding you don’t want to wear makeup -this is absolutely fine. do what makes you comfortable

to wrap up

  1. take your make up off before you go to bed
  2. let your skin breath every once and a while
  3. micellar water
  4. any one can wear makeup. my dad has worked in tv for 30 years so he wears make up as an act of professionalism and i learned some of my tricks from him

how well you “pass” does not determine your value as a person or the validity of your identity 

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How to create Dewy Skin

Gone are the days of heavily matte skin instead gorgeous, glowy skin is the ultimate focus and thanks to this trend (which is definitely here to stay) there are hundreds of products on the market that can give you gorgeous Victoria Secret skin in a heartbeat. Those with oily skin, don’t have to fret just yet, trust me, you can still rock the luminous look.

The Skincare: If your skin is super lackluster try a whole skincare line dedicated to giving you a healthy glow, otherwise a serum, which is designed to brighten your skin will suffice.

The Prep: Don’t use a moisturiser, instead just use a small amount of facial serum to prep your skin. Not only will makeup last longer, but your skin will also look fresher. Follow with an illuminating primer that will reflect light to set the perfect base for your makeup.

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Hoe Tip

so im not a very big foundation girl, but i just found the BEST drug store foundation. Its the L'Oreal Paris Lumi Cushion. Its medium to heavy coverage, and my Guatemalan ass is in the Shade W 5.5. Its a dewy foundation that can be set with any powder but leaves you looking luminous. Its got very long coverage. i wore it on a hot day, and did not sweat it off; I took my makeup off after swim practice and was surprised to see my foundation was still mostly on. My combo skin did not break out or look to oily (I used a blotting paper once mid day). over all i would 9/10 recommend to any hoe.  

Tips for actors

My theatre company will perform Brecht’s “The Threepenny Opera” and it’s set in the 20s, so we have to hide our tattoos.

Somebody says that greasepaint is the best way to hide tattoos and other marks like hickeys or bruises, but it’s not. Greasepaint doesn’t cover up big tattoos nor dark bruises. It needs too many layers to do a decent job and I don’t personally like its texture on the skin.
The best thing to cover up tattoos is color correction. You will only need foundation, an eyeshadow, some concealer and hairspray.

The first step is to shave the area of the tattoo, so your body hair doesn’t lift the make up. Then you can use a primer on the whole tattoo or just foundation.
Then start to pat in the shadow. Based on the color of the tattoo and your skin, you’ll have to use:

- red if the tattoo is black (newer tattoos are very saturated in color)
- orange if it’s slightly blue (older tats tend to fade to blue)
- salmon/peach if it tends to green (older tats also tend to become greenish)
- yellow for purple bruises/hickeys, purple if they are yellow.

When you’re done with your first layer of shadow, spray it with hairspray and let dry a couple of minutes. After that you’ll just have to pat concealer on the shadow and blend. If after the first layer of concealer some parts of the tattoo are still visible, add some other shadow to those parts only, pat some more concealer and blend again.
When the tattoo is no longer visible, spray the whole area again with the hairspray. You can also pat on some powder on the concealer, it will last longer.

Drugstore make up works perfectly fine, you don’t have to buy high-end products for this. I use Wycon’s eyeshadows (in the buildable palettes’ section there are matte shadows in every color) and liquid concealer in Natural (my colleagues and I have similar undertones so I can use it on everyone without buying loads of different colors).

Also, some people with dry skin use lipstick instead of eyeshadow because it keeps the skin moisturized. But if you sweat a lot under the stage lights (like I do), it’s better to just use shadow.

After the performance, clean the make up with an oil-based make up remover.

Don’t use liquid latex covered in foundation. It clogs your pores and the sweat can make it fall of after few minutes.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Recently a girl group said that their makeup artist puts a lacquer over their eye makeup (eye liner and mascara) to prevent it from smudging. Have you ever used anything like this or would you maybe know what product they're talking about? Thank you ^-^

this is called a “sealant” or a “finish”. 

it is often times, used in conjunction with a primer that is applied before the eye shadow is applied. the primer assists with preventing creasing, smearing, smudging, and enhances the blend-ability, pigment vibrancy, and longevity of the eye shadow itself. 

the “sealer” functions in much of the same aspect assisting with sweat-proofing and waterproofing the eye shadow. 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills: Beauty Genius Waterproofing Gel
  • Makeup Forever: Aqua Seal
  • Kryolan: Cel Sealer
  • Cinema Secrets: Eyeliner Sealer
  • Aneley Cosmetics: Eyeshadow Sealer
  • Inglot: Duraline Liquid Sealer
  • ELF: Eye Primer & Liner Sealer

note: several of these products can also be mixed with powder eye shadow and other powder products to create a gel or cake to further assist with pigmentation intensity and longevity.