Salamandax requested some recommendations on brushes for applying foundations and concealer so here you go – sorry it took me so long! I have also included other tools that you can use, hope you guys find it useful.
Using a brush can make application less messy and is perfect for smaller areas that require more precision like the inner corners of the eye, around the nose and on zits. You also end up using less product. The downside is you have to wash them regularly and a good set of brushes can cost up to a few hundred bucks. Check out these tips on how to take care of your brushes so they can stay in good shape.
To apply foundation, I like MAC #190 Foundation Brush ($38) and MAC #187 Stippling Brush ($42).
For concealer, pick a synthetic brush with firm bristles. My picks are Sephora Concealer Brush ($16)
and MAC #194 Concealer Brush ($18)
Since I have been posting about eyes makeup so much lately, I wanted to do a little poll on your favorite eyeshadow and your natural eye color. Just copy and paste the following, type in your answers and post them as a comment.
And heere’s mine:
Favorite Eyeshadow: MAC Lavender Sky
Eye Color: Dark brown
I really liked these looks from MAC so I had to post them on here:
This classic smoky eye look is *hot*. Pair it with a nude or pink gloss.
Use Clear Brow Set to groom brow hair. Highlight the brow bone using Crystal Avalanche Eyeshadow (white with silver reflects). Apply Scene Eyeshadow (muted blue-grey) to the lid with the 252 Large Shader Brush. Line the upper and lower lashline with Smolder Eye Kohl (black). Apply the 7 Lash and let dry (trim before applying if necessary). Using the 209 Eye Liner Brush, apply a line of Blacktrack Fluidline (black) to the top and bottom lash line in a cat’s eye shape. Fan upwards with the 212 Flat Definer. Pat Black Tied Eyeshadow (midnight black with silver white sparkles) on your whole lid to set the smokey eye. Using a clean 209 Eye Liner Brush, line the inside corner of the lower lash line with Silverstroke Fluidline (richly metallic platinum). Finish the look by applying Black Mascara X to both top and bottom lashes. Start at the base of the lashes and wiggle upwards.
Getting bored with your regular eyeshadows? A quick way to vamp them up is to add a darker color with a pencil liner or cream eyeshadow underneath. This makes the color on top so much more vivid and adds a little twist to it. It can also bring out the sparkles in certain eyeshadows. Don’t believe me? Just check out the combos below (the color on the right is the original color):
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl + MAC Gorgeous Gold Eyeshadow
MAC’s newest collection, Culturebloom, just hit stores on 2/16. Read on to see what I picked up!
We always see glowy skin on celebrities and models but not everyone is blessed with that. The good news is you can fake the glow with makeup and a few tricks tricks.