heres a few of my holy grail makeup products that i still use and that are great and affordable for beginners!

• Maybelline Fit Me! - Matte + Poreless (for oily-normal skin)
• Maybelline Fit Me! - Dewy + Smooth (for dry-normal skin)
• L'Oreal tru match super blendable liquid makeup
• L'Oreal infallible pro-matte foundation (for oily - combination skin)
• milani 2-in-1 foundation + concealer

• maybelline age rewind concealer
• L.A girl pro conceal
• Maybelline fit me concealer

• Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser

• Hard Candy sheer glow all the way face & body illuminator (can double as a primer)
• physicians formula shimmer strips
• NYX illuminator (can double as a primer)

powder/finishing spray:
• airspun translucent extra coverage loose face powder
• rimmel stay matte long lasting pressed powder
• covergirl translucent professional loose powder
• L'Oreal infallible pro-spray and makeup extender, setting spray

• nyc smooth skin face powder, bronzing
• rimmel natural bronzer
• wet n wild color icon bronzer
• milani baked bronzer

• milani baked blush
• Maybelline dream bouncy blush

• Maybelline great lash mascara
• L'Oreal teloscopic mascara
• Maybelline the colassal mascara

• L'Oreal brow stylist definer brow liner
• Nyx wonder brow pencil
• milani stay put brow color
• elf cosmetics brow kit

• covergirl truNaked eyeshadow palettes
• Maybelline color tattoos
• milani everyday eyes eyeshadow collection

• Jesse eyeliner
• Maybelline amster precise liquid eyeliner

• milani color statement lipstick
•revlon color stay ultimate liquid lipstick
• milani amore matte lip creme

• any ardell lashes

• real techniques brushes
• ecotools brushes

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anonymous asked:

drugstore recommendations for makeup? nothing specific just like,, top faves or someth idk

loreal true match foundation, revlon color stay foundation, maybelline bb skin primer, loreal true match powder, rimmel stay matte powder, nyx everything honestly i love nyx they’re so good, especially their powder contour kit and blushes, milano blushes, wet n wild highlighters, elf brow duo, elf blushes are p good too, aaah idk i love drugstore makeup u need to be more specific i could just go on forever

thwartedsouls  asked:

Best drugstore dupes for expensive products that actually work? Maybe some of the stuff that you use (or have used and had a good experience with before)?

Here’s a really detailed post I found about drugstore dupes I think might be very helpful.

Over all I’m not sure about ‘dupes’ per say but when it comes to drugstore makeup. I can tell you the drugstore products I’ve used and liked though. 


  • Revlon color stay liquid foundation+ concealer. I particularly like that they make foundations specifically for oily skin as not all brands do that. 
  • Revlon PhotoReady foundation. It looks really nice  as a regular foundation but it’s not so good for pictures like it suggests. because it tends to reflect a bit to much and make your face blurry 
  • Revlon photo ready translucent powder. This is good for photos if worn over regular foundation
  • Revlon color stay matte balm
  • Revlon color stay skinny liquid liner


  • Eye shadows. I like that they come in a larger range of colors compared to other brands + they have good color pay off
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • HD Shadow Base 


  • Bushes 
  • Eye shadow. I think NYX shadows have a bit of a better color pay off but E.l.f shadows work pretty well too.
  • Primer 
  • tone correcting powder 


  • Fit me shine free foundation. I don’t like Using these as a normal foundation but I think they work well as concealer sticks and they’re also good for contouring+ highlighting.
  • Cover stick corrector concealer

Cover girl 

  • Lash blast mascara 

First post on my new upcoming makeup blog 💄
Was feelin hella inspired by Jamie Genevieve and a smokey red eye she did forever ago
Products used–
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
Revlon 24 hour color stay foundation in 110
Hard candy glamaflouge concealer in light
Airspun loose face powder in translucent-extra coverage
Nyx cosmetics contour kit (including highlight)
Morphe brushes 350 palette
Coastal Scents revealed 2 palette
Kat von D shade + light eye palette
nyx cosmetics micro brow pencil and mascara in espresso
Lips; Colourpop cosmetics ultra matte liquid lippie in Tulle

disperate-blog  asked:

Hey I was wondering if you could post some places that sell foundation for people with darker skin tones than the selections at most convenience stores. Most stores only go into beiges with maybe one or two shades of deeper browns. Thanks!

Sure! I am including some drugstore brands too because you might not have seen them in your stores but they are definitely online. Here you are: 

Thats off the top of my head…..if any dark girls want to chime in with their favorites I will add them to this post! 


TURTLE TIME - P.O.T.W. - Revlon Colorstay - Rain Forest

Revlon Colorstay - rain forest, Essie - go overboard, L'Oreal - cream puffs, Love & Beauty - pina colada, O.P.I. - bling dynasty

Check out all the other designs for this color and more on the P.O.T.W. page

anonymous asked:

please give me an outline of what i need in a freelance kit -_-

when you first start out, you’re going to be using your own makeup, it sucks and it’s gross but it’s what you gotta do until you start making money, i’m probably gonna forget some stuff also 


  • mascara wands
  • lip wands 
  • alcohol +77% 
  • cotton pads/circles/puffs
  • q-tips 
  • hand sanitizer 
  • towels 
  • chapstick
  • baby wipes  


  • cleanser (whatever you have just make sure it’s good for all skin types)
  • sheet masks/clay masks (skinfood or dr jarts $8 each) 
  • basic serum (i use laura mercier’s multi vitamin serum) 
  • basic moisturizer (i use clinique’s ddml) 


  • primers (radience/pore primers/oil control)  
  • foundation palette (bobbi’s bbu palette is my favorite bc it comes with concealers and correctors) 
  • foundation pigments and fx drops to change color and consistency of foundation (fx drops can be added to serums to make a serum foundation amazing for dry and mature skin) 
  • concealer pots (laura mercier secret concealer and secret camouflage)
  • correctors (bobbi brown/kevyn aucoin sensual skin enhancers) 
  • liquid foundations (true match or revlon color stay / multiple colors mac face and body foundation)
  • translucent powders (ben nye banana/universal/caramel) (laura mercier translucent) 
  • mineral powders 
  • brightening powder (laura mercier 1&2)


  • blush palettes (bh cosmetics) 
  • mac blush palette w/ mac blushes 
  • makeup geek pan blushes 
  • contour kits (anastasia cream & powder) 
  • morphe cream and powder contour kits 
  • mac mineralized skin finishes (perfect topping/soft and gentle/global glow) anastasia highlighters (just bought all 4, really amazing) 


  • eye palettes (i buy pan shadows and put them in my makeup geek z palettes)
  • morphe palettes/too faced palettes/naked palettes (ew) 
  • eyeliners (gel/cream/liquid/cake 
  • lashes (beauty supply lashes unless they want expensive ones you add into the price of the application) 
  • mascara - various types (fibers/non fibers as well) 


  • morphe lip palette 
  • lipsticks (mac and nyx are my favorite) 
  • glosses (drugstore) 
  • stains/lip stains 
  • liners (nyx) 
  • plumpers 
  • lips is the easiest thing like who cares 


  • brush set for clients only (i have the sigma complete brush kit and the morphe 30 piece brush set) 
  • blending pan (makes it much easier to blend the palette foundations and liquid foundations) 
  • brush cleaner (i use cinema secrets cleanser and cleansing tin) 
  • makeup rolling case (this is mine
  • client requests, ask them their favorite brands and looks and if you have to go out and buy things like body pigments or prosthetics or body jewelry, include that in your price) 
  • makeup puff to keep you from touching the face too much with the sides of your hands and to apply powders, i use my laura puff 
  • beauty blenders 
  • business cards! increase your business by handing out cards to every person who receives a makeup application so they can recommend you to their friends or call you for their own event if you were hired for a wedding they just happened to be in. business cards also allow you to apply for pro memberships and gratis programs with most companies, for like 100 bucks or less a year you get 40%-50% off all their products including pro exclusives 

youraddictiionnnn-deactivated20  asked:

Hi boo! Do you know any foundations that are lightweight, have full coverage, and long lasting? Preferably drugstore brands? Ive been using revlon colorstay and it feels kind of heavy on my skin,

Hello :)

If you want something light weight, long lasting and medium to full coverage try foundations like Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse, Revlon Color Stay Whipped or Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast. All these foundations have a more whipped, airy consistency not as creamy and heavy on the skin. You might also like Loreal True Match, it’s very liqudy and light weight yet you can keep layering for fuller coverage without getting cakey.

Also try applying foundation with a dense foundation brush like a flat top or rounded kabuki brush. These brushes really buff and blend the foundation into the skin to get the most even and thin layer possible so it looks natural and feels light weight but still keeping the coverage. 

Try foundation brushes like

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush $9

Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer $7

Sephora Classic Mini Multitasker Brush $14

bunssuck  asked:

Hello! So my makeup tends to look a little powdery, and I'm looking for some products or techniques to help this. I currently use revlon color stay and elfs hd translucent powder. I also have dry skin, so I'm thinking I need a powder that looks a little smoother to set my foundation so I can really achieve that natural or even sometimes dewy look instead of powdery or cakey. I typically even let my foundation set for a while before applying powder as well without results. Any suggestions?

Hi! :)

Well first off, Revlon Colorstay is a pretty heavy duty so it can look pretty cakey if you don’t apply it in a certain way. So you might want to switch to a more light weight foundation unless you really prefer that foundation.

Some things i’d recommend for you are

Using a setting spray

A setting spray will help the foundation sort of melt into the skin taking away any powdery finish. ELF’s Setting Spray, NYX’s Setting Spray, Urban Decay All Nighter and MAC’s Fix Plus are all great setting sprays.

Spray the setting spray about 12 inches from your face, not too close to the skin or it could mess up your makeup! 

Using a damp sponge to apply foundation

This is great especially for your dry skin because it adds a little extra moisture when used damp. Also great for getting your foundation to look really natural because the dampness from the sponge sheers out your foundation a bit making it more light weight on the skin. The sponge presses the foundation into the skin making it look more airbrushed as opposed to a brush possibly creating brush streaks. The pointed end makes it great for blending out under eye concealer and getting into the crevasses. 

You can use cheaper triangle sponges you can get at any drugstore that are meant to be used once or you can buy a “fancy” makeup sponge that is meant to be use washed and reused over and over.

Sonia Kashuk (sold at Target), Real Techniques and Beauty Blender all make great “fancy” makeup sponges. Just make sure to use them slightly damp, squeeze out as much water as possible before you use them to apply foundation you don’t want them too wet.

Did this entire look with products from the drugstore so just goes to show if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on makeup or if you’re just starting out and want to experiment you don’t need to invest in super expensive products! I used L'oreal True Match Lumi foundation, Revlon color stay concealer, Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder, NYC sunny bronzer, Milani baked blush in 05 luminoso, Revlon color stay eye shadow quad 510 precious, and Revlon color stay ultimate suede lipstick 025 socialite.