Anonymous asked: Is there any cheap palettes for contouring?
Coastal Scents makes a great cream concealer/foundation palette with 10 shades from light to dark that you can use to cream contour fro around $10. Great for makeup artists!
They also make a blush/bronzer/highlight powder palette if you like contouring with powder more
Havent seen any from the drugstore yet!
Anonymous asked: What're your favorite foundations? Drugstore and Highend. I have combination skin with only getting oily in my t-zone and normal to dry skin everywhere else.
I have that skin type as well!
I like to use a good intense moisturizer at night and exfoliate weekly to handle my dry areas and I use oil controlling primers/moisturizers/foundations in the day time to handle my dry areas. This way my dry spots won’t be irritated when using more “drying” products during the day so my t zone will stay shine free. I also like to use translucent powders because they really help control shine but arent too matte so my normal/dry areas still look nice :)
Some foundations I looove are
- Urban Decay Naked
- Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast
- NARS Sheer Matte
- Garnier BB Cream for oily skin (not the normal to dry skin one)
- Estee Lauder Double Wear
Anonymous asked: Super moisturising mask or night time face lotion recommendations? My skin can get a bit oily but it's very prone to dryness. And I exfoliate regularly.. I don't know what to do
Some super moisturizing moisturizers are
- Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream for Sensitive Skin ($12)
- Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream ($13)
- Philisophy Hope In a Jar ($40)
- Eucerin Calming Creme Daily Moisturizer ($8)
- CeraVe Moisturizing Cream ($13)
- Clinique Moisture Surge ($37)
- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream ($12)
As for masks try DIY masks with ingredients like oatmeal (soaked in water or milk not dry), egg whites, olive oil, honey, plain yogurt and avocado. You can mix up the ingredients like oatmeal and honey or plain yogurt and egg whites pretty much many any mask you’d like. All those ingredients are very soothing and moisturizing :)
carpediemthatish asked: I have combination skin (oily tzone and dry patches around my nose and cheeks) and I'm looking into purchasing a new foundation that's light to medium coverage and offers a kind of glowy look while still maybe keeping oils at bay? Can you recommend a higher end and drugstore alternative?
I have oily/combination skin and I want a subtle glow while keeping shine free too!
Unfortunately many “glowing” foundations arent long wearing so I make sure to use an oil controlling moisturizer and oil controlling primer so my skin won’t product as much oils and I can still get away with wearing a more dewy foundation. Check out my post on oily skin here
You could also mix some moisturizer or liquid highlighter to a long wearing, matte foundation on the back of your hand then apply for a more dewy look but still having that long lasting foundation. Loreal’s Magic Lumi primer or MAC Lustre Drops are great liquid highlighters!
Orrr you can apply powder or cream highlighter on your cheek bones, down the bridge of your nose, any anywhere else you want to have a glow. A lot of oily skin gals like this method because you can add shine where you want it while still looking matte in other places.
Also, try translucent powder! It’s less matte than traditional powders yet is amazing at controlling shine. It sets your makeup but still lets the foundation finish shine through. Apply a thin layer all over or in your t zone :)
Some foundations i’d recommend for the look youre going for are
- Loreal True Match Magic Lumi foundation
- Garnier BB Cream for oily/combination skin (has the best coverage out of pretty much all drugstore bb creams)
- Urban Decay Naked foundation
- Lancome Tient Miracle
- MAC Matchmaster
- Makeup Forever Face & Body foundation
All these foundations have a light to medium coverage and a more satin/luminous finish but arent too dewy :)