Are you confused about makeup techniques and application? Do you need help choosing the right product for you? Or are you just looking for helpful beauty tips in general? If so then this is the right place for you. Our panel of beauty addicts are here to help answer all of your beauty related questions.
sergeantasshat asked: What would you say would be the best blush brush?
For cream blush I love using a small stippling/skunk brush. It evenly blends out product ensuring that you don’t get too much on.
For powder blush it depends on which part of my cheek I am placing color on. If I want the color on my cheek bones I’ll use any fluffy blush brush (as long as it’s dense and fluffy). If I want more precise application then I’ll use a much smaller brush like the MAC 109 to really get in there under my cheekbone and then blend it out with a fluffier brush.
The kind of finish you want all depends on the density and softness of the brush really. A soft/fluffy brush will give you softer, blended out color. Whereas, a dense/stiff brush will give you more concentrated color.
Anonymous asked: Do you know of a way to make brushes dry quicker after washing them? It normally takes a day and a half for mine to dry, and it's difficult to find that much time when I won't need them!
When I’m in a rush I blow dry them on the cool setting on my hairdryer. I live in a hot climate so mine usually dry overnight. Just make sure you pat them down really well with a towel to get most of the water out before you lay them down to dry. Doing that cuts down on a lot of drying time.
ellaingreen asked: Revlon brushes are great! for the person who is on a budget and wants good brushes, i would try the elf essential and elf studio line. I use their studio powder brush for stippling liquid foundation and it is AMAZING
alexandre-dumass-deactivated201 asked: This is for anyone on a budget (like myself) e.l.f. actually makes great products for cheap (I'm talking $1 per eyeliner) I wouldn't get basics like foundation powder or mascara there but brushes and any other eye makeup are all pretty good quality as well as lip colors and primers
Anonymous asked: I read the question on the person who can't use primer. Call me silly, or dumb. But my little sister got one of those cheap "Color Workshop" make up kits for her birthday. It came with a pale peach cream eyeshadow. I used that for awhile as primer. And when that dwindled to nothing, well.. now I use the "professional lipgloss" which comes in a small pallot type thing. I either use the clear gloss or the creamy colored one. They're not very glossy, so just tapping my finger in it works!
That’s not silly at all. I use creamy lipgloss as a base for my eyeshadows all the time. I wouldn’t exactly say it works as a primer. But it does make a good base. It’s great for powders to adhere to, but of course does nothing to prevent creasing. If creasing isn’t a huge problem for you, then this is a wonderful tip.
Anonymous asked: Any primers you can reccomend that won't break me out? I've tried the L'Oreal one and the Urban Decay one and both made me break out. Thanks! :D
Perhaps it’s a particular ingredient in the primer that is making you break out? If that’s the case then I’m afraid you probably won’t have better luck with a different brand, as most primers, drugstore or high end, contain the same ingredients. Until and unless you can identify what particular ingredient or combination of ingredients it is I wouldn’t suggest wasting your money on trying other kinds as they are all the same.
You could try collecting a few different samples and go through a trial and error process, if you wan’t to put your skin through that kind of torture. Or just accept that primers aren’t for you and move on.
As great as primers can be for some people, I really don’t think it’s essential to achieve great looking skin. Primers were only introduced into the makeup industry in the past decade or so. I remember a time when there was no such thing as primers and I got along just fine without it, as did makeup artists and the likes.
Anonymous asked: how can i make my own brushcleaner? (to clean my make-up brushes, obvi)