I picked out five of my favorite products that I’ve hit major pan on to share with you guys.
+ The first is my most used Urban Decay eyeshadow in “Sin”. I purchased the single shadow a while ago when I ran out of the one in my Naked palette. It’s such a beautiful highlight / all over the lid shade, it lights up your eyes and makes you look much more awake.
+ Next is my most used blush, MAC’s “Well Dressed”. I’ve always been a sucker for baby pink but this shade has to be one of my favorites. I find that “Well Dressed” looks super natural, which I love.
+ Next is another MAC product, their Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. I love this powder because it sets make-up while giving a little extra coverage without being overly powdery.
+ The next product is the Victoria’s Secret Radiant Face Trio in “Head Turner” which has unfortunately been discontinued. Unlike most highlighters, this contains three different shades: a baby pink, light bronze, and light gold which combine to give off a beautiful warm glow.
+ Lastly is the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I’ve probably gone through at least five of these because they’re inexpensive and do a great job of setting and mattifying foundation.
@willow tagged me for the fav beauty products of 2016☺
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dr. g skin mentor brightening peeling gel
m.a.c. mineralize skinfinish natural in medium plus
bobbi brown eyeshadow in cement
smashbox eye beam
etude house v line slim maker
neutrogena clear pore astringent
WHAT’S IN YOUR MAKEUP BAG:Indigo OCCUPATION: Artist MAKEUP ESSENTIALS:
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter I’ve been using this lotion for 15 years at the very least! Their lotion hydrates/moisturizes but also has just the right amount of oil to seal that moisture in. I like it for the face and body.
Claires/E.L.F Cream Eyeliner I originally bought this liner from Claires and really loved the creamy, no-smudge formula. It turns out E.L.F sells the exact same liner (but for 2 dollars less!). I use this on my brows and my eyes almost every day.
Ruby Kisses Luxe Colour Shadow in Center of Attention I love red eye makeup, and though it’s very hard to find, I just happened upon this one day. It is only a dollar and comes ready to be put in a customizable palette.
Boots No. 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion This is my first step to makeup removal. I just rub it all over my face and it does a great job of lifting all of my makeup, making it extremely easy to rinse away with soap and water.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (Deep Dark) It is very hard for me (and other brown skinned people) to find a good powder that won’t make my face look chalky. I love it ‘cause the powder is so satiny and has a slight shimmer to it that gives my face a natural glow. Coverage is also buildable, which is a great plus!
1. Prime skin with the Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective base. Doing this will moisturize, fill in pores, cancel out redness and give you sun protection.
2. Apply the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer anywhere you need it (under the eyes, on blemishes, and discoloration). I love this concealer because it’s light enough to use under the eyes but opaque enough to cover blemishes. Blend the concealer in with your fingers or a beauty sponge.
3. Set your face with MAC’s Skinfinish Natural. Doing this will help prevent your skin from looking oily and add a little more coverage.
4. Contour and add warmth to your face using the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer.
5. Fill in and shape your brows using the Maybelline brow powder.
6. Apply ELF’s Wet Gloss (clear mascara) over your brows to lock them in place, and, since we aren’t using actual mascara, you can apply a coat to your lashes as well to perk them up.
what products would you recommend for beginners when buying high end products? sorry I'm sure you have answered this many times before..
Some high-end must haves for people who are just starting off with makeup: • urban decay beauty balm fits any skin type, very sheer to no coverage, and smooths out the skin • makeup forever hd foundation if you’re looking for a foundation that has more coverage. this has a huge shade selection too • nars radiant creamy concealer great coverage, thick and creamy but lightweight at the same time. • mac mineralize skinfinish natural a natural looking powder that can also give a sheer coverage by itself • hourglass ambient lighting blush subtle and glowy but gives a natural flush of color to the cheeks • becca pressed shimmering skin perfector best highlighter ever in my opinion. gives a natural but AMAZING glow to your face • anastasia brow wiz easy to use, and has a fine tip so you have more precision • urban decay primer potion not too sticky or too dry, a great base for eyeshadows • too faced chocolate bar palette has the best combination of matte/shimmer/glitter and neutral/colorful eyeshadows. its great if you want to branch out with the eyeshadow shades you’re wearing • kat von d tattoo liquid liner lasts all day and the brush is so precise and thin so it’s easier to use • ysl glossy stain stays put for SO long, it’s a glossy finish so it’s harder to make mistakes (unlike super opaque matte liquid lipsticks). you don’t need a lip liner for this either but it gives your lips the prettiest look
Choose a foundation right for your skin tone and skin type and apply lightly on your skin.
Use a powder to set your foundation (Hannah seems to use MAC mineralise skinfinish natural)
Hannah has amazing cheekbones and you can contour your face first then use a brown or peachy blush to add some colour to your cheeks.
Use a cream coloured eyeshadow and apply all over the lid
Use a cooper toned brown eyeshadow or you can just use your bronzer as eyeshadow! Apply on the outer corner of your eyes to give more depth.
Use gel or liquid eyeliner and apply a thin line from the middle to the outer corner of the eyes, do a small flick.
Take a black eyeliner pencil and draw a line from the middle to the outer corner on your bottom lash line. Smudge the lines a bit with a brush so the lines won’t look so sharp.
Curl your lashes and use mascara (Hannah uses TheBalm bodybuilder or MaxFactor false lash effect mascara)
If you want fuller lashes, use a natural but long false eyelashes to get lashes like Hannahs.
Your brow colour should match your hair colour so if you don’t have dark brown or black hair, I wouldn’t recommend filling your brows black like Hannah. Use a brow powder or a matte eyeshadow with angled brush to fill the brow. Hannah has them quite thick and bushy and she likes her brows quite curved instead of with an obvious arch.
Use lip balm before applying lipstick. Hannah uses Velvet Teddy by MAC a lot, it is a matte finish so it might dry your lips a bit so lip balm is essential.
Best bronzer I’ve used on my skin thus far. The perfect bronzer is hard to find for a tanned person like myself. Don’t be scared of its deep terracotta bronze color! This bronzer is very buildable & it goes on silky smooth. Y'all need to hop on this golden goddesses!
What mac products do you think are worth the splurge?
Personally I love their
Pro Longwear Concealer. Light weight, long lasting, great coverage, great for under eyes or blemishes.
Mineralized Skinfinish Powder. Very natural looking powder, never cakey.
Blushes! I love MAC blushes because they come in all shades and finishes. I’d recommend getting one or two every day blushes because you will definitely get your use out of them! My personal favs are Dainty (mineralized blush), Pink Swoon, Springsheen & Melba!
Neutral shadows. MAC makes the best transition/blending colors that are “boring” but you will get so much use out of them. Usually in palettes they don’t have many basic shades. I made a neutral palette with matte browns, taupes, beiges, etc. They also have great every day shades like Satin Taupe, Mulch, Bronze & Woodwinked.
Plushglasses. I love these because they are super smooth and not too sticky like the lipglasses. They are “plumping” so they make your lips look nice. Great basic colors to use every day.
Bold lipsticks. They have so many fun shades like Rebel, Impassioned, Diva, Heroine, Candy Yum Yum. I love MAC’s lipsticks they are usually super pigmented and long lasting. Getting one or two every day shades are great as well!
Any Lipstick (shade really depends on your skin tone and preferences)
Eyeshadows in Mulch, Satin Taupe, Woodwinked, Charcoal Brown, Swiss Chocolate, Soft Brown, Nylon or Pigments in Melon and Tan
I’d say if you’re thinking about buying some MAC makeup get an eyeshadow, a lipstick, a blush and one or two skin products like a concealer or highlighter to start out with! Most MAC products won’t let you down, they are all pretty reliable!
Hey :) What are some good high end products i should invest in and last quite a long time? thank you :) xx
Personally I think you should save on eyeliners, mascaras, lip gloss, lipstick and spend a little more on base products like foundation, powder, primer and skin care. If your skin looks good anything else will look pretty good!
A few products I think you should invest in are
An every day blush. The drugstore blush department is really slacking to me so I would suggest getting one or two blushes from MAC or Sephora that you can use every day like a light pink or coral because blushes will last you years! I have some MAC blushes I use nearly every day for the last two years and they’re still going strong.
A long wearing foundation. Try spending a little more on foundations for days when you need to look nice all day long. You probably won’t use this foundation for an every day use and thats why it’ll last you for a long time. Use it on days when youre going on an adventure and will be out all day, for a long day of classes, a special event. Just something where you don’t want to have to worry about your makeup. I’d suggest Estee Lauder Double Wear cause the staying power is insane and a little goes a long way!
A matte bronzer. Bronzers will generally last a long time because they come with so much product. The drugstore doesn’t have as large as a selection of matte bronzers like Sephora so this is why I suggest spending a little more on one. Matte bronzers are great for contouring, all over bronzing and even using an eyeshadow for blending out shadow. Matte bronzers are great for all seasons and all skin types.
A flat top foundation brush. Brushes generally last years if you take proper care of them and typically you’d apply foundation every day so investing in a brush so your foundation will look flawless is a good idea! Try a brush like the Sigma F80, great for all types of foundation and for all skin types.
Some other products I think are generally worth the price because they are fabulous are
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural (setting powder)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Smooth Operator Translucent Powder (makes your makeup last forever and look flawless)
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (great for all skin types)
I love your blog so much!<3 What setting powder(s) would you recommend? xoxoox
There are 3 main types of finishing powders/setting powders that you can use over foundation
Translucent Powder. Translucent powders are white powders that go on clear and provide no extra coverage. They are great for those who want their foundation to look “invisible” and natural because powder can often look cakey and look like youre wearing makeup. They still set your foundation so it lasts all day and is super finely milled so it blurs out imperfections and makes you look more flawless.
Light Coverage/“Natural” Looking Powders. These sort of powders give a very light coverage and feel light on the skin. Good for those who still want a little extra coverage.
Full Coverage Powders. These powders are often powder foundations used over liquid foundation. This gives super full coverage. Not really recommend because it can clog pores but if you have pretty problematic skin I get sometimes super full coverage is needed.
Translucent powders I recommend are Makeup Forever HD Powder, ELF HD Powder, NYX Studio Finishing Powder, Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder (great for oily skin) and Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (not completely white so good for those with darker skin).
Light coverage powders I recommend are Maybelline Fit Me Powder, MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural, Rimmel Stay Matte and Urban Decay Naked Powder.
Full coverage powders I recommend are Loreal True Match Powder, Benefit Hello Flawless, MAC Studio Fix Powder, Milani Multitasker Powder and Makeup Forever Duo Matte Powder.
Hope you find a powder that works best for your skin needs :)
So I got a 50$ sephora and Mac gift Card for Christmas.... What are some good products to get at Mac! I've never really been there.
From MAC i’d recommend
Mineralized Skinfinish Natural Powder because it’s such a light weight, natural looking powder but still gives good coverage.
Any lipstick or blush really, it all depends on your skin tone but i’d get one blush you can wear every day! My personal fav is Dainty (mineralized warm pink blush) because it will work on so many skin tones yet it’s still a natural looking, every day blush.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, great for spots or under the eyes. Great coverage but still feels light weight and not heavy/cakey.
From Sephora i’d recommend getting good face products like foundation, primer and powder. It all really depends on your skin type so you should def ask a Sephora employee for good foundation recommendations for your skin type. But i’ll tell you some of my favorite products :)
Benefit Hello Flawless Powder which is my favorite face powder because it has great coverage so it can be used as a powder foundation or use lightly to set foundation. Makes your skin look so nice and poreless!
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Matte bronzers like Benefit Hoola Bronzer or Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer. Matte bronzers can be used for contouring or bronzing, great product to have!
Hey love! What are the best Foundations/Powders? that don't make you look powdery?
Try foundations like
Loreal Magic Lumi
Lancome Tient Miracle
Neutrogena Healthy Skin
Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination Skin (has medium to full coverage)
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
Try powders like
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural
Benefit Hello Flawless
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Finishing Powder (either their loose or pressed version)
Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glow Powder or their Youthful Wear Boosting Spotless Powder
Maybelline Fit Me Powder
You might also want to try translucent powders! I love translucent powders because they set my foundation so it lasts all day but never looks cakey or heavy because it’s so finely milled and weightless. The only down side would be it provides no extra coverage since it is a clear/colorless powder. Try translucent powders like Makeup Forever HD Powder, NYX HD Powder, Laura Mericer Translucent Loose Setting Powder or NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder.