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Makeup Tips to Hide Being Sick

We’ve all had those days… A friend’s birthday, a special occasion, a party, work, an important meeting. Sometimes these are things that you simply cannot afford to miss, despite the fact you’ve just come done with a tummy ache, a cold or a headache or simply aren’t in the mood to go out but the world still moves around and sometimes you just have to pull yourself together, get dressed, put on some makeup and conquer the day. Whilst the last thing you probably feel like doing when your sick is putting on makeup, it can make a lot of difference to how your feeling and your state of mind.

First and foremost your number one concern should be your skin. When you’re sick it’s easy to forgo your skincare routine and either just wash it or do nothing at all. Instead, try and stick to your regular routine and consider adding an oil or hydrating serum under your moisturiser. When your immune system is down it can take a nasty toll on your skin - and don’t you dare even think about forgetting lip balm!

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Seven Tips to make your Makeup Better

1.  Take Care of your Skin

Makeup only looks so good on top of rough, red, irritated skin… so soften and heal your skin every day!  Proper cleansing and moisturizing are key for a flawless face.  Apply moisturizer and eye cream immediately before makeup application for the best results!  -Skincare Tags- 

2. Groom your Brows

Eyebrows are the frames to your eyes - for an instant eye lift and to make your face look more polished, trim excess hair and fill wherever needed!  To find the perfect brow shape for your face, use a pencil or brush against your nose.  Vertically against the ball of your nose for the proper place to begin your brow, against your nostril through the pupil for the arch, and along the outer corner for the tail end.  - Eyebrow Tags -

3.  Line Your Lips

Kardashian-lips are only achieved with an impeccable lip line!  You can cheat fuller lips easily with the right lip lining techniques.  Pick a shade just slightly darker than your natural lips, and create your ideal shape before you put your lipstick on.  Even without lip color, a nude lip liner will make your lips look like you have done injections… even when you haven’t!  - Lip Liner Tags - 

4.  Blend your Shadow

There are only two rules to applying makeup, and those are 1) Layer   and 2) Blend   Blend that eyeshadow as if your life depends upon it!  Harsh lines and separation between colors signifies an amateur, and we all know you don’t want to look like an amateur.  Get a nice fluffy blending brush and soften that crease, soften that under eye, soften that transition… soften everything!  The better your blur, the more insta-famous you’ll look!  - Eyeshadow Tags - 

5.  Buff your Complexion

Flawless foundation is one of the most impotent factors to achieving a perfect makeup look.  How to we achieve a flawless complexion?  The tools you use have the biggest impact.  A large, dense buffing brush or a high quality makeup sponge are best for this step.  Once you’ve applied your foundation and concealer, go in with a great tool and buff away any streak, line, or layer you’ve created.  You’ll maintain the perfect coverage while creating a skin-like finish.  - Foundation Tags - 

6.  Set Everything

Nothing ruins a makeup look as quick as creasing does!  To prevent oily lines and smudges on your face, set your entire look from beginning to end.  Pick translucent powder for your undereye concealer and around your nostrils, and a setting spray for the rest of your skin.  Setting not only prevents extra moisture and migraine of makeup, but helps it to look more like skin.  - Setting Powder Tags -

7.  Take your Time

Rushing through makeup application will never get you a perfect result.  Take the extra ten minutes and blend, layer, and laquer your makeup to perfection.  A really beautiful look usually takes more than five minutes, so don’t get discouraged if you’re trying to rush and the end result isn’t what you want.  We all have a makeup artist inside us just waiting to come out!  

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Eyeshadow Brushes: When it comes to eye brushes the amount of different bristles, shapes, sizes and densities are endless. I love using different eyeshadow brushes to create different looks and above are the most common variations on the market and the most used ones. Not all of these are essential for beginners or everyday makeup wearers, you can still create gorgeous eyeshadow looks with just a standard “C” eyeshadow brush, a precision crease brush and fluffy blending eyeshadow brush.

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total8  asked:

hi im from sweden and im going to san fransisco in 2 weeks and im thinking about buying some good skin care products when im there since its a lot cheaper and there are more/different brands. So I was wondering if maybe u could guide me a little bit to what products and brands to look for if u want to and have time? U seem to know so much 💕

I’m a cleanser queen so I can start here:

-For all skin types, but especially helpful to people who suffer from oily, acneic and dehydrated skin, my all time favorite cleanser is Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of reading the instructions and using it correctly. It is free of mineral oils, formulated instead with sweet almond oil (the first ingredient - never settle for less with oil based products), as well as apricot, jojoba, wheat germ and sunflower seed oils. These oils won’t cause breakouts; they’re skin identical and non-comedogenic. Because your skin can’t distinguish them from its own oil, these oils calm down sebum overproduction in oily skin. The cleanser also contains salicylic acid, an exfoliator that works miracles for preventing acne, and vitamin C to help brighten scarring and other pigmentation issues.

-Ultrabland by Lush is another sweet almond oil-based cleanser. It contains beeswax, which helps protect skin and heal acne, and gently moisturizes while balancing problematic skin.

-Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser contains pink clay and, like Rodial’s Glamtox balm, can be used as a 5-10 minute mask to deep cleanse. The spherical microbeads it contains are non-abrasive laser cut apricot seeds and can help exfoliate.

-Monteil Hydro Cell Deep Cleansing Lotion is a gentle and affordable toning cleanser great for oily and dehydrated skin. Their Synic cleanser also tones and is good for oily, acne-prone skin, but following up with a hydrator or moisturizing oil is recommended.

Masks and exfoliators:

-The Ole Henrisken Walnut Scrub is the best-priced scrub for its effectiveness and quality. Keep your hand light to prevent inflaming your skin, and don’t exfoliate more than twice a week.

-I absolutely loathe the name of this product, especially given that I learned about it around the time of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, but the Sand Your Ground exfoliating mud mask is an effective exfoliator for acneic skin.

-I used Lush’s mask of magnaniminty while my cystic acne was at its worst, but it’s very active and can cause inflammation. It did a great job of cleaning out my pores, but left me somewhat dehydrated.

-If your skin is too sensitive for a physical exfoliator, try a gentle chemical exfoliator. Mud masks like Rodial’s Hangover Mask and Darphin’s Mild Aroma Peel* use plant enzymes to dissolve dullness and reveal fresh, glowing skin.


-I use Darphin’s Hydraskin* and Intral* serums. Hydraskin contains hydrating pomegranate extract and processed castor oil, which is amazing for hydrating without clogging skin, and Intral helps calm down inflamed, rosacea-affected skin. It also mildly hydrates.

-For brightness, Ole Henriksen makes a vitamin C-rich product called Truth Serum. It’s a popular no-brainer.

-I’m a sucker for brightening serums, so I’m considering saving up for Tata Harper’s $270 Concentrated Brightening Serum. I recommend any of her serums for people who have the money, including her rejuvenating serum, but of course the cost can be outrageous.

-Caudalie’s serums are pretty average but the prices are great. For gateway antiagers, the Polyphenol C15 serum is high in vitamin C and helps with hyperpigmentation. I recommend anyone with acne-prone skin try a sample before committing to a full bottle.


-I can condense all my faves into a single category. Always use something non-comedogenic and skin-identical. This means no pure coconut or olive oils, and keep lavender and tea tree oils in small, diluted amounts to avoid inflammation and photosensitivity. (Lavender oil isn’t recommended for the face by any reputable skincare buffs, but I’m not reputable, so.) My favorite oils are Caudalie’s overnight detox oil for oily and acneic skin, and their overnight recovery oil for dry and sensitive skin. I also adore Tata Harper’s Replenishing Nutrient Complex. If pure oils are more your thing, you can’t go wrong with argan, jojoba, grapeseed, sweet almond, sunflower seed, or castor (preferably hydrogenated for acneic skin) oil. Pressing three drops into your face once a night will help control oil, nourish dry skin, and save you from moisturizing with expensive creams full of synthetics and toxins.


-Most of us over moisturize. All of us need hydration but only dry skin needs cream. I’m a fan of using moisturizers underneath primer and foundation, such as Caudalie’s Vinosource line and Rodial’s Dragon Blood products, but imo they’re not worth their price for anyone on a tighter budget. I recommend few products more than Lush’s Full of Grace moisturizing serum ($14), but the best bet would be consulting with a Lush expert on what’s best for you.

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Eyeliner, Eyelash and Eyebrow Brushes: Eyeliner brushes come in all different shapes and sizes so you will always be able to find one that suits your fancy and gives you the look you want to achieve. Whether you want a super thin precise brush or a thick, dense brush chances are you’ll be able to find one. Brushes aren’t essential for the lashes, but having them on hand means you can do a few nifty little tips and tricks. The everyday girl or beginner doesn’t need every one of these brushes and can just stick to an angled brush and spoolie to get perfect eyeliner and well-groomed brows.

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Those of you with flaky patches, tightness, and rough texture, rejoice!  Here is a list of affordable products that will fix your problems with your skin.  Dry skin is demanding, and needs constant coddling and moisture.  Makeup would normally accentuate flaws on dry skin, but these products have been tried and tested to ensure a flawless finish every time!

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