skin primer

cheap ass makeup list!!

prices may vary depending on where you live/shop at, you can also find these online. feel free to reblog & add recommendations of your own!

face 🎀

  • nyc smooth skin perfecting primer (normal/dry skin) ($3-4)
  • rimmel stay matte primer (oily skin) ($6-7)
  • la girl pro concealer ($3-5)
  • maybelline fit me matte & poreless foundation ($4-7)
  • maybelline fit me dewy & smooth foundation ($4-7) 
  • ruby kisses no blemish powder ($4-6)
  • ruby kisses set n’ forget powder ($5-7)
  • ruby kisses all over glow bronzing powder ($4-7)
  • elf HD translucent powder ($6-7)
  • elf shimmering facial whip ($1-3)
  • elf baked blush ($3-5)

brows & eyelashes ✨

  • elf eyebrow kit ($3-4)
  • kiss eyebrow kit ($7-9)
  • kleancolor brow pomade ($1-3)
  • wet n wild megalength mascara ($3-5)
  • nyx full figured mascara ($5-8)
  • black radiance lash lengthening mascara ($3-5)

eyes 💎

  • nyx loose pearl eyeshadow ($3-5)
  • la colors loose eyshadow ($1-3)
  • covergirl eye enhancers eyeshadow ($3-6)
  • elf expert liquid eyeliner ($2-3)
Best High End Makeup

*this is my opinion but these are the high end products I use and are my favorite*

Too Faced Hangoverx

Make Up For Ever Water Blend
For heavier coverage: MUFE ultra HD or Too Faced Born This Way

Laura Mercier translucent

Kat Von D shade and light palette

Too Faced blushes

Kat Von D metal crush eyeshadow in the shade thunderstruck (best for fair skin)
ABH Glow Kits (any skin tone because there’s a kit for everyone!)

Urban Day All Nighter or Deslick (for oily skin)

MAC paint pot in soft ochre
Urban Decay primer potion

ABH Master Palette by Mario
ABH Modern Renaissance

Kat Von D tattoo liner
tarte tarteist double take (double ended with a gel end and a felt tip end)

MAC (velvet teddy is my favorite)

Kylie lip kits
Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick

Sephora brushes
Beauty blender

When Cut🔪Crease is Life 📸📸📸📸➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Skin: @smashboxcosmetics Pore Minimizing Primer, @milanicosmetics 2 in 1 foundation

Eyes: @morphebrushes 35B palette, @maccosmetics Red Brick & Embark, @anastasiabeverlyhills Self Made #Selfmadepalette , @shopvioletvoss glitter in Marlee & Copperella

Lips: @anastasiabeverlyhills Ashton

Glow: That Glow Kit @norvina

me before listening to WYD:


How to Choose a Face Primer

Face primers are fantastic, and even though I don’t wear one every time I do my makeup , if I need my makeup to look last and look flawless all day I’ll use one. Don’t be fooled into thinking they are just another product to buy so brands can get more money, they are much more than that.

In short, primers are amazing products that you apply after you’ve cleansed and moisturised your skin, but before you apply any coverage products like foundation or concealer. Majority of primers are designed to help make your makeup last a lot longer and smooth over the surface of the skin so your makeup applies evenly.

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anonymous asked:

Hi I'm new to makeup and I was wondering what products you think every beginner needs. (Please be cheap)

Sorry this took so long for me to reply, I wanted to make sure I got a list of products that were both cheap and up to-par! 

TOTAL: $62 These are all drugstore makeup brands and I tried to find the most affordable products worth the money. I would suggest starting out with foundation, concealer, mascara and eyeliner (It’s what I started with), and then work your way into the other items I’ve listed! You will need brushes and I look at them as more of an investment, which is why I’m willing to dole out more money but the E.l.f brushes are cheap, decent ones to start with! You can also check out Wet N Wild, because they have affordable brushes, too. If you’re willing to spend a little bit more money, I whole-heartedly recommend Real Technique Brushes, they are amazing for the price and last a long time! Hope this helps!!

Apply a small amount of mattifying primer onto the back of your hand and use a powder brush to grab a small amount of the product. Continue by patting the brush over the oiliest parts of your face to mattify & refresh makeup.
holy grail products 🗣

• nivea for men aftershave balm
• makeup forever step 1 skin equalizer (smoothing primer)
• l'oreal true match lumi cushion foundation
• mary kay timewise matte-wear foundation
• maybelline fit me! concealer
• makeup forever ultra HD concealer
• it cosmetics bye bye undereye concealer
• mac studio fix powder
• maybelline fit me! matte+poreless powder
• too faced chocolate soleil bronzer
• milani baked blush (luminoso)
• anastasia beverly hills glow kit (that glow)
• becca shimmering skin perfector pressed (champagne pop and opal)
• cover fx custom enhancer drops
• the balm mary-lou manizer
• lush lip scrub
• jesse’s girl matte finish lip color (all shades)
• nyx butter glosses
• too faced better than sex mascara
• l'oreal telescopic mascara
• anastasia dipbrow pomade
• mac fix+ spray
• urban decay all nighter setting spray
• morphe palettes (35B & 35N so far)
• too faced chocolate bar palette
• too faced natural eyes palette

if you have any questions about these products, message me :-)

sorry--notsorry  asked:

“Whenever I apply foundation on my dry skin it always looks dry and flaky. What’s the trick to preventing that? ”

Having dry skin I know the struggle of flaky, dry, unnatural looking foundation all to well and it’s something I used to constantly suffer from on a day to day basis. Luckily over time I’ve found a few cures to fixing flaky skin and making makeup look great.

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nadizzle  asked:

Hey doll! I have a dark concealer sample of the Urban Decay naked skin. Could I contour with it? If I can how can I do it? And also I'm going to a party on Saturday and I have no idea how to make my foundation look more flawless, I use the cover FX primer and the smashbox photo finish primer but it always looks so cakey and bumpy.

Yeh you can contour with a darker concealer, just do it in the same was as creme contour, just Make sure you blend it properly & to make the flawless face I exfoliate to make the skin smooth, apply my primer and the foundation & concealer and then bake/set your face & then spray makeup spray like Mac fix plus over your face as it takes away the patchy, Cakey and powdery look x


Okay, so as we all know, MUFE decided to shatter the game and create an even better foundation for the new technology in HD cameras. This foundation works in 4K ultra HD and what that means is basically, I can zoom in 4x into your skin and you will still look bare faced and flawless AF. 

However, I ran into a few problems when I first started using the product and really didn’t like it when I first applied it. I was lucky enough to get some insider tips and tricks on the best ways to apply the foundation and why it works best in that particular way. This is right from the mouth of the pro-artists (at least in the NY region!) at Makeup Forever: 

1) If you’re using a Skin Equalizer as your primer, specifically for color correction, apply with a flat foundation brush to make sure the color correcting primer is even throughout the skin and is completely dry before you apply the foundation. Then apply your primer or equalizer for texture. Let them both (or whatever primer you used) to sit for a minute to really set into the skin to reduce redness, sallowness, discoloration, or/and texture. 

2) Less is more, I believe it’s one pump or two pumps is good for the whole face. Start with one and go from there. 

3) THE MOST IMPORTANT HACK/TIP: Use the ‘tap and stretch’ technique. We were trained on this when the foundation launched. This foundation applies best with a flat foundation brush BECAUSE the pigments in the foundation are encapsulated in spheres. The best way to describe it is like, the spheres are like the little eggs you see on top of sushi, if you apply too much pressure, they pop. You don’t want these spheres to pop or you get a less even and airbrush looking coverage. You do not want to use a beauty blender or a buffing motion or else the spheres will burst and the foundation will not lay as evenly on your skin or evenly over texture. SO, subsection of three is as follows:

- Take some product onto your your flat foundation brush and tap it where you need the most coverage, this normally the center of the face or where you carry the most ‘hot spots’. 

- When you’re satisfied with the coverage, take your flat foundation brush and pull from where you just placed the product and stretch the foundation to where you need less coverage. Sort of like pulling from the center of a flower to the petals, the perimeter of your face being the petals. 

- If there are parts of your face the need extra coverage, do not be afraid to tap more where you need it, but stretch the edges out to bled. If applied right, it should all look even. 

4) Give the product a few minutes to melt if you have dry or textured skin. This foundation does the opposite of ‘baking’. The way it’s made allows it to melt itself to the skins temperature and even itself out over time. So if you have dry or textured skin, give it a couple minutes to smooth over the texture and you will see it have a different effect than before. This was my biggest issue with the product! I hated the finish! But I didn’t apply it right, nor did I wait to set it. 

5) You don’t need hella powder, just roll the powder on with either a soft kabuki brush or a big powder brush. But remember, I said roll. You wanna be super gentle when setting so it doesn’t get gross. Like I said before, wait a little bit to set so you can really let it meld to your skins temperature and type. Let them become friends. Be one with the Ultra HD, BE THE ULTRA HD. 

So yeah, this is your friend Stef telling you how to live your cosmetic life and be the HD glamour god(dess) you always knew ya could be.