sponge technique

Best Drugstore/Affordable Makeup

I made a post about high end makeup yesterday, so here’s the affordable version!

*These are just my opinions based on what I like to use!*

Maybelline Baby Skin (dupe of benefit porefessional)
L'Oréal Magic Perfecting Base

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless (good for oily skin)
L'Oréal Pro Glow (more suited for people with drier skin types)

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer
LA Girl Pro concealer

Coty Airspun loose face powder (translucent)

Milani Rose Powder Blush
NYX High Definition Blush

NYX Powder Blush in the shade Taupe (for pale girls)
Elf contour palette
Black radiance true complexion contour palette (I haven’t tried it, but apparently it’s great for darker skin!)

Elf baked highlighter
NYX liquid illuminator

NYX Matte Finish
L'Oréal Infallible setting spray

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer

BH cosmetics Carli Bybel palette (this has great highlight shades too!)
NYX palettes
Elf palettes
Makeup revolution

L'Oréal Infallible 24 hr Lacquer liner (this is a gel liner)
NYX Super Skinny Marker
elf Precision liquid liner

Maybelline Lash Sensational
L'Oréal telescopic (I love this for my bottom lashes)

Ardell lashes

NYX Lingerie
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
L'Oréal Infallible Pro Matte gloss

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte lipstick
NYX Matte Lipstick
Milani Color Statement

Elf brushes Real Techniques blending sponge Real Techniques brushes

today’s haul! i went to sephora, macy’s, pink, ulta, and f21 :))

abh glow kit (nicole guirerro) - $40
abh highlighting brush - $20
papa don’t peach blush - $30

beauty blender - $20
they’re real mascara - $20

underwear x4 - $42

heels - $27.50

brow wiz x 2 - $42 eyelashes x 2 - $8 eyelashes (3 pack) - $12 abh liquid lipstick - $21 smashbox primer oil - $40 butter bronzer - $16 ud glitter liner - $20 real techniques beauty sponge - $8

so happy!! ❤️❤️❤️ happy sunday y'all

anonymous asked:

Emily how the HECK do I put on makeup I wanna wear it but I'm so terrible at anything that isn't lipstick or mascara - ri

ahhh hello!!!! if you want to start wearing more makeup, i would say maybe try foundation and eyebrows!

for foundation, make sure you wear a good primer to protect your skin (elf blurring primer, maybelline blur and smooth primer, milk blur stick) and have a foundation that suits your skin type (oily, dry, combo)! some of my favorite ones are:

  • kat von d lock it foundation
  • maybelline fit me! foundation (i prefer matte and poreless)
  • revlon colorstay foundation

also i would use a blending sponge!!! while you are starting out i wouldn’t suggest splurging on a beauty blender, but the real techniques blending sponge works very well!!!

as for eyebrows, you could start straight with either a pencil or pomade! here are some of my faves:

  • anastasia brow wiz
  • anastasia dip brow pomade
  • nyx eyebrow pencil
  • elf eyebrow kit

(tip: cleaning up the brow with an angled brush and concealer can make ur brow look,,, sO sharp!!!)

⚡️NEW⚡️From Real Techniques the Miracle Collection!

•Orange- The Original miracle complexion sponge

•Purple- The 4in1 Miracle mini eraser sponge

•Pink- The Miracle Sculpting Sponge

•Marble- The Miracle Diamond Sponge

AVAILABLE NOW! online at Real Techniques

The Miracle Diamond Sponge will be available August 22nd!


@an-a-for-effort Pretty boring essential stuff that I ran out of. Grabbed a new NYX Micro Brow in Taupe. I still love Anastasia Brow Wiz, but this one is way cheaper so it wins. I also grabbed a Real Techniques sponge. That seems to be the fashionable way to apply face products now and my skin’s drier at the moment so I think it will smooth on better. I hope! 


got a pretty new planter today, so I thought I would share how I keep the dirt in my pots while allowing proper drainage.

There’s several different methods of doing this.. Like putting a rock or a piece of broken clay over the hole (which I find still allows dirt to escape through the hole and make a mess) or a coffee filter (which eventually decomposes and again, makes a mess) but I find the sponge technique to be the best.

It’s just a regular ol cheap kitchen sponge. Cut a piece that is slightly larger than the hole and stuff it in there. Add dirt and revel in the glory of a clean surface.

You can also use a sponge for water loving plants, but you just simply place the entire sponge in the bottom of the pot. It absorbs excess moisture and will release it back as the soil dries, reducing how often you have to water. (Obviously I don’t recommend this for succulents and cacti)

And there ya have it! Simple but helpful trick if you didn’t already know it. :)

The Awakening of Intelligence (after Jiddu Krishnamurti)
Acrylic paint, brush/sponge brush; 409 technique. On black gessoed Masonite.

Germana, 1998. Collection: Dr. Thomas and Mary Ollendick family.

anonymous asked:

5 Makeup products you would repurchase. 5 makeup products you would never repurchase. 5 makeup products you want that you've never tried. 5 makeup products you would never buy

5 makeup products I would repurchase:

  1. Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
  2. Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation
  3. Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
  4. ABH Brow Definer
  5. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon

5 makeup products I would never repurchase:

  1. Maybelline Gel Liner
  2. The Body Shop Lightening Drops
  3. Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation
  4. Real Techniques sponge
  5. L’Oreal Silkissme liner 

5 makeup products I want that I’ve never tried:

  1. Natasha Denona Star Palette (aka the first thing I’m buying with my graduation money) 
  2. MUFE Ultra HD Foundation
  3. Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation
  4. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick
  5. Natasha Denona Green-Brown 28 Palette

5 makeup products I would never buy:

  1. Kylie Lip Kits/anything Kylie Cosmetics
  2. Jeffree Star liquid lips
  3. Jeffree Star Highlighters 
  4. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
  5. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

anonymous asked:

disclose ur current makeup routine not 2 stalk but saw it on snap and its glowy v pretty :)

thank u!!! im laufhin cuz all thats in my inbox is zayn stan hatemail and this

i always start out with a clean and moisturized face and then i prime with benefit porefessional. then i put on this shit i got in my ipsy bag called hey honey am face moisturizer that makes me look dewy and pretty as hell. then i dust my face with a layer of maybelline translucent powder to keep my makeup stickin on my face all day like it really really helps i swear to you. then i conceal all blemishes with maybelline age rewind concealer and then i mix my loreal infallible pro glow foundation with maybelline strobing liquid highlighter and i dot it on my face and bounce it on with a real techniques sponge. then i cover up my under eye circles with the age rewind, set the under eye area with maybelline translucent powder, and set the foundation with maybelline fit me powder. and then i bronze with this too faced bronzer that came with their christmas collection last year.

this is V recent like literally three days ago that i started using it but ive been LOVING highlighting with loreal infallible eyeshadow in iced latte which i apply with a dense bristle foundation brush. and i also started wearing a covergirl cheeker blush for the spring time (idk what color tho cuz i peeled it off) i set all that shit with wet n wild photoset setting spray and then i apply maybelline lash sensational mascara and an indian kajal liner stick i get from my local indian grocery store for like $2 and thats literally it

Beauty Blenders are they worth the hype?

If you are a person interested in makeup and you keep up with current trends and popular items then I’m sure you already know about beauty blenders. As a beauty blogger I have of course known about them for quite some time now but I’ve been a little late to jump on the bandwagon for a few reasons. One being the original ‘beauty blender’ brand sponge is 20 dollars and for me I just feel like that’s a lot of money to spend on one foundation sponge. I hardly ever pay that much for one brush and brushes will last longer than a sponge will.  Another reason was I was just really happy with using a stippling brush to apply my foundation, so I didn’t feel the need to buy something else to apply my foundation with.

Recently however I decided to see what all the hype was about and I bought the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge; which I found after doing some research is very comparable to the Beauty Blender with there only being minor diffidence between the two. So I’ve been using the Real techniques sponge for a few weeks now and man have I been missing out all this time. This sponge is absolutely amazing for applying foundation and cream products. The finish is super natural, like can’t tell I have on foundation natural. It hides pores and imperfections really well and I think it does a better job at maintaining the coverage of the product your using more than my stippling brush does. I also had my sister who has very dry skin try it out, and it really worked for her to help minimize the look of the dry flaky patches which normally become emphasized when she puts on foundation.

General tips, info+ what it’s good for:

- If you don’t already know, when using a beauty blender or anything like it you are first supposed to wet it thoroughly and then wring all the water out so it’s just a little damp. I sometime pat mine with a clean towel to make sure there’s no excess water.

-Because it’s damp it can reduce the amount of oil in your foundation when you apply it which makes it good for oil/ combination skin types.

-It’s really good for both cream and liquid foundations, concealer, bb creams Ect.. It also works really well for applying and blending cream highlight and contour products

- Personally I like to apply my foundation to my face in little dots first then blend out with the sponge but some people like to apply directly with the sponge. Either way is ok. I just feel like less foundation gets absorbed into the sponge if I don’t use it to apply foundation to my face 

-When applying/ blending bounce the sponge lightly across your face. The larger end works best for the main areas of your face while the pointed end is good for around your eyes and nose as well as covering blemishes 

- When trying to cover a certain spot/ blemish dip the tip of the sponge into foundation or concealer and then bounce and roll it on to the area you are trying to cover. 

-Because your are bouncing or patting the sponge on your skin rather than rubbing it, it makes it good for dry skin because you wont be agitating the flaky dry areas.

- Because you use the beauty blender wet already washing it in between different products is super easy.

-Preferably you should wash it after every use, I will admit I don’t always do that. I think washing it after every three uses is also okay.

-You can wash it with any of the makeup brush cleaning soaps, the Beauty Blender brand soap, or personally I like to use baby shampoo it works just as good, it won’t dry out or damage your sponge or brushes, and it’s much cheaper. 

-Be gentle when cleaning your sponge or else you can damage or tear it. It shouldn’t tear as long as you are being reasonably gentle though. 

×Fleur Brut

Genre: Smut


Pairing: Reader/Chef!Jin

  • Plot : “If you want this, you need to make this dish perfect.”
    You turned your heated head to face him, only to find the biggest shit eating grin that was decorating his handsome face.
    And I know you want this.
  • A/N: this is for Sarah, who had to wait centuries for me to finish this.

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Suga began trying different techniques with sponges over the whole of Jimin’s arm.
“So Jiminnie, are you, uh, dating anybody?” WHY DID I BLURT THAT OUT? Jimin looked up startled.
“It’s just you’re friends with Jackson and I think he’s secretly dating Jaebum so I just wanted to make sure you weren’t dating any of my employees.” Suga laughed to show he was joking.
“No way!” Jimin giggled. “I’m not dating anyone. In or out of here.”
“Ah really? You could probably pull any girl you want with your dancing.”
“Yeah I guess, If I wanted a girl. Too bad I’m like 80% gay.” Why did I say that?
“Only 80%?” Suga snorted.
“What about you hyung?” Jimin asked trying to change the subject. “I never hear you mention anyone.”
“That’s because there isn’t one. I do like someone though.” Jimin tried to hide the scowl threatening to mar his face. ”But I don’t know. What if I’m not the right person for them?”
“You’re such a catch hyung.” Jimin thinks he sounds bitter. “They’d be lucky to have you.”
Suga smiles warmly. “Thanks Jiminnie. Speaking of dates, I need help with Jungkook. He wants to plan something for Taehyung…”


✨ Massive Haul! ✨

Red Sweater: $79.50
Black and White Sweater: $85
Socks: $12.50
Tights: $22

Urban Outfitters:
Socks: $12
Tights: $14

Pink/Victoria’s Secret:
Sleep Shirt: $49.50
Red Sports Bra: $28.95
Ultimate Yoga Pant: $59.95
Panties: $10.50 X6
$11.50 X5
$12.50 X4
$14.50 X3

Old Navy:
Boxer Briefs: $9.94 X3
Socks: $5.94 X3
Earrings: $7.95
Gray Sweater: $36.94
Blue Multi-Colored Sweater: $36.94

Bath and Body Works:
Soap Holder: $8.50
Snowman Wallflower Defuser: $12.50
Holiday Traditions Wallflower 6 pack: $25

Initial Necklace: $14
Small Dish: $10
Wine Opener: $7.50 X2
Headband: $14 X3

Lily Rain:
Cat Ring Holder: $10
Butter London Topcoat: $15

Express Men:
Socks: $10.90 X2

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: $23
Too Faced Le Petit Trésor: $29
Butter London Nail Polish: $15 X3
Real Techniques Complexion Sponges: $10.99
Urban Decay Travel-Size Set of 5 Eyeliners: $29
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette: $58

Total Before Tax: $1064.66!

Wow what an extremely productive day, I got gifts for my mom, grandma, and boyfriend! I love lifting with @this-probably-aint-legal she’s amazing and we always do so well together. I love lifting gifts for other people it makes me feel so good. Happy Holidays everyone! 🎄

anonymous asked:

hi Mimi ;) so I want to start wearing makeup and I don't know where to start can you give me any tips and advice because I don't know anything about makeup (it's okay if you don't want to answer)

Omg hi sweetheart, Im totally glad you asked this!!

I always feel like a good starting place with makeup is a good foundation, mascara, bronzer and just learning about what colors go best with your skin tone, so that blushes and eyeshadows and lipsticks actually go with your skin color and not come up ashy or hella bright or etc

I started with and still am in love with drug store products. Starting with drug store products is helpful because its not super expensive and you aren’t wasting 30-40 dollar products when you’re just learning. For woc, especially with deeper skin tones, color range in products can be tricky, but try your best to match. Two drugstore foundations I love are from the Maybelline fit me collection (i’m 330 toffee) because they have matte pore finish and a dewey finish, and the L'oreal tru match foundations because they have multiple finishes too (i’m n7 classic tan). When it comes to everything else, like setting sprays, eyeshadow palettes, liners, blushes, lip products and makeup brushes, my fave FAVES are NYX (love their lip cremes and liners) and E. L. F. Both brands are inexpensive and have everything you will need. I would look for:

- mascara
- an eyeliner pencil or liquid pen
- a neutral/nudes eyeshadow palette
- a nude lip, a red lip that’s good for your skintone, and something pink
- a bronzer that gives you a glow that isnt too cool for your skin
- a blush
-setting spray (the elf one is $3 I think)
- a foundation brush
- a blending sponge (the real techniques one is great and around $7)
- a couple od shadow blushes
-an angled brush

In 2016, I want to start a beauty channel for woc on youtube, I’ll be sure to make a video if makeup basic and tips just like this post bc there is a lot more I could say, if you have additional questions, let me know, ily ❤️



Oh my god my shitty iPhone 4S quality

Sears (Picture 1)
Lindt Chocolate Bar x 3 = $9

Staples: ( Picture 1)
House of Marley Smile Jamaica In-Ear Headphones - $39.50

Shoppers Drug Mart(Picture 2)
Revlon Nail File - $3
Anna Sui Nail Polishes in 370(I got the wrong colour fml it’s so ugly) and 870 - $30
Ceramic Glaze Nail Polishes in Watermelon Cooler and Santorini Blue - $22
Annabelle Liquid Eyeliner in Comet - $9
NYC IndividualEyes Pallette in 947 SoHo Grand - $5
L'Oreal True Match Foundation in N6 - $13
Covergirl Clump Crusher Extensions - $11

La Senza: (Picture 3)
Some Random Thong - $8.50

Bluenotes: (Picture 4)
Two tops = $7 x 2 = $14

Michaels: (Picture 5)
Recollections Bows 6pc - $5
Crextology Foam Glitter Stickers 125 pc - $4
3 super pretty ribbon rolls at $6 each wtf - $18
Recollections Glitter Tape 1.8m - $10
Art Minds Mini Glue Sticks .7cm, 40pc - $12
Recollections Assorted Box of Cards 30 sets - $17

Shoppers Drug Mart again: (Picture 6, bottom two products)
Revlon ColorStay in 730/Stylist - $13
Bourjois Powder Brush - $10

Sephora: (Picture 6)
Too Faced La Creme in Jelly Bean - $26
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Dark/Neutral - $34
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick (omg) - $25
Juicy Couture Rollerball Duo in Viva La Juicy and La Fleur - $30
Juicy Couture Rollerball Duo in Viva La Juicy and La Viva Gold - $30
Nars Audacious Lipstick in Greta - $39

Walmart: (Picture 7)
Two Nailpolishes from NYC - $5
Chocolate Covered Raisins - $3

Michaels again: (Picture 8)
Three flowery things - $25.50

Rexall: (Pictures 9-11)
Essie  Nail Colours in 1121 and 1120 - $24
NYC Nail Colours in 206 and 247 - $5
Sinful Colours Nail Colour in 1532 - $2
NYX Matte Lipstick in MLS09 - $8
Some hairelastic - $5
Biore Charcoal Strips 8pc - $9
Clean And Clear Eye Makeup Remover - $6
Batiste Dry Shampoo - $10
Jergens Shea Beauty Oil - $13
Hydrate + Repair Argan Oil of Morocco Miracle In Shower Oil - $11.75
Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil - $20
Real Techniques Powder Brush - $13
Real Techniques Sponge - $9
Real Techniques Blush Brush - $12

Total: $618.25 (omfg in less than a week)
Total with taxes = $698.62 Holy crap nearly $700

I went to Forever 21 with my friends and we were planning on getting our other friend these two tops, but we wanted to see if some other store had better tops. and we ended up going back and getting the ones at Forever 21 but they were on hold so I had to ask for them before paying for them :( I could’ve lifted an extra $40 worth of stuff dammmmmmmit

(Sorry for the lighting, I took this in my room at night!) I went to ultra in search for a bronzer and liquid eyeliner, and I found this real techniques sponge brush! It reminded me of the very popular beauty blender but this was only $6 and real techniques has a very good reputation! I’ve been using it the past few days, trying out different ways to use it, and I’ve really fallen in love with it! This eyeliner from maybelline is also AMAZING! I wanted to try the stilla all0day liquid liner but they ran out, however, this is my new favorite liquid liner!!!

itscassiealeeshathings  asked:

Hi! Whats a great dupe for the beauty blender? I hear nothing really works like the original beauty blender itself, but I know there's a dupe for everything. if you ask me the beauty blender is too expensive but I just can't find this one's dupe. Help?

The closest “dupes” I’ve found are the Sonia Kashuk Sponge and the Real Technique Sponge! They arent exact dupes but you can still get the same overall finish as the beauty blender :)

Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge $10 at Target

Real Techniques Complexion Sponge $6 at Ulta, Walmart, Kohls, Walgreens and CVS