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JessicazFro 04-27-2011 11:45 PM

OT: make up and girly girl stuff
 
So folks...I want to try wearing foundation again. I honestly hate it but it keeps me from touching my face (acne thing boo). I wanna know how you find the right color. I was using Maybelline Pure Makeup in Caramel/dark2 but I can't find it anywhere. Its liquid in a light greenish tube. I tried a new liquid foundation that have now but the color does not match. :( its lighter and made me look ashy. The darkest shade doesn't match either. Any tips? Oh, and that liquid stuff makes me look shiny. Is that normal? Lol I don't have oily skin :P

#2
Flip flop season is upon us (almost). I heart flip flops but I hate painting my toes because the freakin polish is all chipped by day 2. Grr!!! So, is there a brand that you have tried that lasts more than 4 days? I hear OPI is all the rage but what about Essie? I'm reluctanct to spend $7 on a tiny bottle of polish but if its worth it I'm so there.

#3
Beach bodies! What is your workout routine? I know how to lose jiggle but gaining defined (visible) muscle has been a miss. I dislike being skinny-fat. Right now I'm chunky do to several injuries and not working out. Just got back to it three weeks ago. How's your diet? I need to eat more fruits and veggies but...meh. I don't like fruit (except tomatoes).



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Al1020Blue 04-28-2011 08:47 AM

Hey, can't really help you with the make-up I'm pretty terrible about putting any on (I always forget NOT to touch my face...ugh)

Nail polish...I use OPI and Nicole by OPI and I typically get 3 weeks (toes), 2 weeks (hands) with the same color...Tips: keep your nails trimmed, they less bumping they do the less likely they are to chip the polish. Also I use OPI Natural Nail Base Coat and I also use there Top Coat (I usually re-apply the top coat weekly). Also stores like Ulta tend to sell the discountiued colors for $3.99 (they are typically not the ugliest colors either) oh and Ulta is currently doing Buy 2 get 1 Free on several brands including OPI (think that's good until next weekend...applies online too...I believe)

No help on the working out...pretty lazy about that too...but I do want enroll in a dance class (so I don't "feel" like I'm working out AND I can have fun at the same time)...but swimming is always good exercise!

montREALady 04-28-2011 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by JessicazFro (Post 1647289)
So folks...I want to try wearing foundation again. I honestly hate it but it keeps me from touching my face (acne thing boo). I wanna know how you find the right color. I was using Maybelline Pure Makeup in Caramel/dark2 but I can't find it anywhere. Its liquid in a light greenish tube. I tried a new liquid foundation that have now but the color does not match. :( its lighter and made me look ashy. The darkest shade doesn't match either. Any tips? Oh, and that liquid stuff makes me look shiny. Is that normal? Lol I don't have oily skin :P

#2
Flip flop season is upon us (almost). I heart flip flops but I hate painting my toes because the freakin polish is all chipped by day 2. Grr!!! So, is there a brand that you have tried that lasts more than 4 days? I hear OPI is all the rage but what about Essie? I'm reluctanct to spend $7 on a tiny bottle of polish but if its worth it I'm so there.

#3
Beach bodies! What is your workout routine? I know how to lose jiggle but gaining defined (visible) muscle has been a miss. I dislike being skinny-fat. Right now I'm chunky do to several injuries and not working out. Just got back to it three weeks ago. How's your diet? I need to eat more fruits and veggies but...meh. I don't like fruit (except tomatoes).



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Hey, I do makeup on the side (weddings, parties, Carnival (West-Indian). I would suggest you go to a counter (like MAC) and try the foundation colors out. When you get the hang of wearing makeup it becomes easier to pick colors in the drugstore brands (since you can't test) by instinct. Otherwise you end up buying stuff that doesn't match unless you're lucky. Try a liquid or mousse if you don't have oily skin. If you don't have oily skin (most people with acne do) and are still shiny with the liquid, you're maybe putting on too much? Or you can try a primer underneath. You can also check out Sephora and try Bare Minerals, I absolutely love it. Makes you look natural, though it can get a bit messy and you have to use a kabuki brush to apply. I sell Avon/mark, and I'm currently using Avon's Magix Cashmere line. Very light, natural, has spf, it's a mousse form in a squeezable tube. I apply it with my fingers. If you're not a makeup person and just want ease, go with a compact format that has the puff inside. They make minerals like that now, less mess and more easy to use. Aim for something with SPF. I started getting tired of the matte look years ago so I started using more natural looking products. I use MAC's liquid concealer, Select Moisturecover. I have dry skin and need moisture. mark has a concealer that clears acne at the same time that maybe you can look into, it's called Save the Day Anti-Acne Concealer Stick, it has salicylic acid in it. We can take this offline if you want, message me.

Here's my FB makeup page that needs some serious updating:
Make-up by Kifana | Facebook

AVON - Product

AVON - Product

M·A·C Cosmetics | Mineralize Foundation SPF 15

M·A·C Cosmetics | Select Moisturecover

bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation



As for nailpolish, my new HG is Sally Hansen's Salon Effect nail polish strips! They aren't stickers, they are actual nail polish strips and when you open the sealed package you'll smell that. Anyway, the trick is to apply to your finger nails and RIGHT away (because it starts to dry up when air hits it), use the rest on your toes! No topcoats, no drying. I did that for my vacay/cruise and it looked professionally done, a mani/pedi for $9.99 and about 20mins out of your life. It lasts 10 days. Actually, it's still on my toes and aside from the new-growth, it looks fine. I put it on on March 20th, lolll. Toenail polish always lasts longer for obvious reasons.

Sally Hansen | Salon Effects - Real Nail Polish Strips

Allycoils 04-28-2011 10:37 AM

For makeup, I recommend you go to a counter as well. I swear by Bobbi Brown makeup, her makeup is amazing and light years ahead of MAC. MAC also tends to be heavier, which may not help with your acne problem. ETA: also, it may be better if you just use concealer and a powder, which is what I do. You won't have to use the concealer all over, and the powder just gives you a finished look and helps blend.

For nail polish, Essie is good, as well as OPI. There's also Chanel and Nars, but those are a bit more pricey. I just got my first shellac mani and I LOVE IT. Shellac manis last 2-3 wks, but they cost around 35-45 bucks.

As far as working out, I take a class and have been trying to watch what I eat. I'm eating alot of lean protein nowadays and I've seen a difference (like tuna, etc). I'm trying to stay away from bread as much as I can, but it's tough.

murrrcat 04-28-2011 10:42 AM

1. Go to a department store and let them find your shade and find the right stuff. That's what I had to do...well I made my mama tell them:evil4:

2. China Glaze and no chip top coat

3. I don't know cause I'm a failin on that too

makeupvixen 04-28-2011 10:45 AM

Well most know that I have worked for MAC and Sephora for over 10 years so you are welcome to ask me any question you want. I do makeup as a freelancer and since I'm a film/animation/art major in school I do the makeup for my own stuff and fellow students. I do everything from beauty, runway, photoshoots, to special effects.

Are you looking for over the counter makeup like Covergirl, Maybelene, Revlon? I can give you color suggestions from lots of lines, including MAC and those found in Sephora.

Acne prone? But do you have a t-zone? Are you allergic to anything? What moisturizers are you using? Do you have oily skin? Do you prefer liquid or powder or cream? What are your undertone colors? (when you look at your neck or wrists, do you see more yellow or red tones?). Makeup is a science and I love it more than hair and take it seriously.

I would need a lil more info in order to give my opinion so you are welcome to PM me.


Nails - Take a light buffer and lightly buff the tips of your toes, don't sand them down, just lightly buff. Then get a base coat that you like, I use a discontinued one of course, lol, it's called Liquid Glass, Ulta use to carry it and Bed Bath and Beyond but it's very hard to find. Then apply your color, no more than 2 coats if possible. A top coat is ok but some can be heavy, too heavy, so try and test out a few quick dry top coats. (Oh and colors with a lot of glitter in them tend to last just a lil bit longer). I guess I should mention my freshman and sophmore year in college I did nails out of my dorm room to make money for books and food, LOL. yeah I'm a hustla baby.

Body - I;m not a beach body by any means. I'm plus sized and love it. But there are tricks that I have used to hind flaws, Mystic tan is one of them, instant 10-15 apperance of weight lost, lol. But I do swim in the summer and I can lose about 40 pounds in 3 months with better eating, getting more sleep, and swimming 4 or more times a week for 1-2 hours each time. It's a total body workout and relaxing.
I just started Heated Yoga, Birkham, and it's super hard and I have passsed out about 5 times over the pass month. Can you guess I'm going back to swimming as soon as my membership is up, LOL. I did like that the heated classed gave me a great way to DEEP condition my hair, lol.

JessicazFro 04-28-2011 10:56 AM

@Makeupvixen

1. I was hoping to find something in the Covergirl line (queen collection) but they just blend all together and look nearly the same. Lmao! I just want to look natural so should I go with a shade darker if I can't find a perfect match?

2. What is a t-zone? My skin is super dry. I've been doin rhassoul clay masks everyday for a week and haven't had any new breakouts. Woohoo! The deep ones that felt lumpy came to the surface and have smoothed out. Yay!

I am soooo not cut out for this prissy stuff. Lmao! #teamtomboy dammit :P

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montREALady 04-28-2011 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by makeupvixen (Post 1647585)
Acne prone? But do you have a t-zone? Are you allergic to anything? What moisturizers are you using? Do you have oily skin? Do you prefer liquid or powder or cream? What are your undertone colors? (when you look at your neck or wrists, do you see more yellow or red tones?). Makeup is a science and I love it more than hair and take it seriously.

Same here! And all great questions and should be taken into consideration as well.

@JessicazFro, Also, if you go to a counter, most, if you buy something, apply the makeup to your face and you can learn a lot of pointers that way.

JessicazFro 04-28-2011 11:02 AM

Ps. What are undertone colors? Lol...

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montREALady 04-28-2011 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Allycoils (Post 1647578)
For makeup, I recommend you go to a counter as well. I swear by Bobbi Brown makeup, her makeup is amazing and light years ahead of MAC. MAC also tends to be heavier, which may not help with your acne problem. ETA: also, it may be better if you just use concealer and a powder, which is what I do. You won't have to use the concealer all over, and the powder just gives you a finished look and helps blend.

Yes, a lot of people think MAC is heavy, I did too, but in retrospect, it also depends on how it's applied. Using the Studio Fix with that sponge it comes with, you can easily over-apply, with a face brush is better. A lot of the time it's the tool and not the product. Concealer and powder combo is good too. When I stopped wanting the really matte look that's what I started doing. Then I discovered Bare Minerals years ago and loved it and started looking for similar products. I only use MAC for the concealer now. **sidenote: Love their lipglasses too, especially their limited editions, but I had to stop, I was going nuts! Plus I started experimenting with other brands.** It's funny how our preferences and needs can change almost overnight, I remember loving that matte/made-up look, then boom, I was over it and wanted more natural.

montREALady 04-28-2011 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by JessicazFro (Post 1647598)
Ps. What are undertone colors? Lol...

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Start Googling!!! Hahahahaha! I used CoverGirl Queen collection before Bare Minerals. If you really want to try them, you just have to buy and try...sometimes you may have to mix two colors with drugstore brands, sometimes not. You can run into that with dept store brands too, but they usually have more shades. Wait for a BOGO free sale!! Check the store's return policy too. It's hard to tell your complexion/skin based on your avatar so I won't ramble off what color I think would suit you from that line. If you want natural, invest in a face brush for powders and use that to apply whatever you buy, you can find good ones at Target, like the Sonia Kashuk line. Even e.l.f. cosmetics ($1!), though their regular line, sometimes the brush part becomes detached, lol.

Btw, a lot of women walk around with the wrong shade on their face for years. Go brave and start experimenting!

Allycoils 04-28-2011 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Allycoils (Post 1647578)
For makeup, I recommend you go to a counter as well. I swear by Bobbi Brown makeup, her makeup is amazing and light years ahead of MAC. MAC also tends to be heavier, which may not help with your acne problem. ETA: also, it may be better if you just use concealer and a powder, which is what I do. You won't have to use the concealer all over, and the powder just gives you a finished look and helps blend.

Yes, a lot of people think MAC is heavy, I did too, but in retrospect, it also depends on how it's applied. Using the Studio Fix with that sponge it comes with, you can easily over-apply, with a face brush is better. A lot of the time it's the tool and not the product. Concealer and powder combo is good too. When I stopped wanting the really matte look that's what I started doing. Then I discovered Bare Minerals years ago and loved it and started looking for similar products. I only use MAC for the concealer now. **sidenote: Love their lipglasses too, especially their limited editions, but I had to stop, I was going nuts! Plus I started experimenting with other brands.** It's funny how our preferences and needs can change almost overnight, I remember loving that matte/made-up look, then boom, I was over it and wanted more natural.

I've used brushes, sponges, etc with MAC. I really only like their concealer and a lip glass or eyeshadow or two. I have so much makeup and brushes/sponges etc that ppl think I'm a pro! LOL. just a makeup junkie!

I can't get into Bare Minerals. I've had it done twice and it makes me look ashy. It doesn't play well for certain complexions.

montREALady 04-28-2011 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by montREALady (Post 1647611)
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Originally Posted by Allycoils (Post 1647578)
For makeup, I recommend you go to a counter as well. I swear by Bobbi Brown makeup, her makeup is amazing and light years ahead of MAC. MAC also tends to be heavier, which may not help with your acne problem. ETA: also, it may be better if you just use concealer and a powder, which is what I do. You won't have to use the concealer all over, and the powder just gives you a finished look and helps blend.

Yes, a lot of people think MAC is heavy, I did too, but in retrospect, it also depends on how it's applied. Using the Studio Fix with that sponge it comes with, you can easily over-apply, with a face brush is better. A lot of the time it's the tool and not the product. Concealer and powder combo is good too. When I stopped wanting the really matte look that's what I started doing. Then I discovered Bare Minerals years ago and loved it and started looking for similar products. I only use MAC for the concealer now. **sidenote: Love their lipglasses too, especially their limited editions, but I had to stop, I was going nuts! Plus I started experimenting with other brands.** It's funny how our preferences and needs can change almost overnight, I remember loving that matte/made-up look, then boom, I was over it and wanted more natural.

I've used brushes, sponges, etc with MAC. I really only like their concealer and a lip glass or eyeshadow or two. I have so much makeup and brushes/sponges etc that ppl think I'm a pro! LOL. just a makeup junkie!

I can't get into Bare Minerals. I've had it done twice and it makes me look ashy. It doesn't play well for certain complexions.

Yeah, everyone's skin is different, that's why you practically have to turn into a makeup junkie to find what's good for you!! :laughing1:

sleepymeko 04-28-2011 12:02 PM

Foundation

The best foundation for women of color in my honest open is either from MAC, Bobbi Brown, or Laura Mercier. It's a bit more expensive than Drug Store brands, but they're so much better. I use MAC Studio Sculpt SPF15 and you can rarely see it on my face; it's specifically made for dry skin. Some people break out from MAC so it all depends on your body chemistry. Clinique is OK, but they sometimes don't carry darker shades. They didn't even have mine for this one type of foundation and I'm tanned! I was so offended I refuse to buy their stuff now. Just to go Sephora or MAC and they'll match you up.

Most foundations do not cater to WOC so they make your face look ashy. Anyway, MAC has never been too heavy for me. I think it depends on how much you apply. I just put little dots on my face, about the size of a pea (or maybe smaller) on my left cheek, then right cheek, and then forehead. It blends very nicely and gives me full coverage. I also use MAC concealer for dark circles and I set with a finishing powder. I think the powder is the most important or else your makeup will stop to wear off or come off on your clothes. MAC Raizin is a great blush for WOC too, but it's a bit too dark for me! So I have to apply lightly. I do love MAC Eversun too. It's very nice :)

You can try going to the Cosmetic Company Store to find discounted MAC products.

BTW, I have VERY sensitive skin. I can't even use most cleansers because they make my skin burn/turn it red. And my skin has been perfectly fine with MAC...

Nail Polish

OPI is one of the best--I use China Glaze which is a sister company. My toes stay painted for weeks and I usually have to remove it myself. It's about $5 a bottle, but like I said before... You get what you pay for. I think you can get it discounted at Sally's if you have a membership card. One bottle has lasted me way over a year. But I own a lot of different CG bottles since I buy them in a bulk for $2.89 each online.

makeupvixen 04-28-2011 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by JessicazFro (Post 1647592)
@Makeupvixen

1. I was hoping to find something in the Covergirl line (queen collection) but they just blend all together and look nearly the same. Lmao! I just want to look natural so should I go with a shade darker if I can't find a perfect match?

2. What is a t-zone? My skin is super dry. I've been doin rhassoul clay masks everyday for a week and haven't had any new breakouts. Woohoo! The deep ones that felt lumpy came to the surface and have smoothed out. Yay!

I am soooo not cut out for this prissy stuff. Lmao! #teamtomboy dammit :P

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Honestly I'm not impressed with the Queen Collection at all. They started putting it on clearance at some of my local Targets. I also recommend going to the counter and trying things out, even if you go to CVS and buy a color that doesn't work, you can return it. If you are looking for something over the counter like from a CVS then yes CoverGirl has the most options, just not the best quality and not as pigmented as we would like. If you got to places like Sephora always ask for samples, you can test it outside in daylight, take it home and play with it. Oh and don't forget that your moisturizer is very important, that's like washing your hair with shampoo and never conditioning, lol.

Since I have worked at most of the popular counters please keep in mind that some of these people have not been to school and are sales people so don't be afraid to get the sample and go outside with it.

It sounds like you may be looking for a sheer finish? right??? For a glow or dew finish you may want to cheak out NARS, head over the Beauty Chamelon on YT and her blog, she has great tips. Natasha is a sweetheart and could guide you as well.

If you want something a lil more heavy then head to Makeup Forver. Their HD foundation to to freaking DIE for. I sheer it down for air bursh applications. I can use it with a wet sponge and have flawless skin for hours.

With the wet sponge comment, yes I use a wet sponge with most of my applications, especially in the winter time and cold windy days, here in Los Angeles the weather is somewhat cold at 4am in the morning when I head out for work so I need something that will absorb great into my skin. I use the Beauty Blender, I get those at Aveyou.com when I order my Curl Junkie, LOL. But that is not needed, just helpful. Using a wet sponge or wet brush can make a world of difference on some people, me being one of them.

Since you do have drier skin I would diffiantley stick with liquid foundations, you are dead on with that. If you want to test out nice moisturizers to help with youe skin try Murad, Juice Beauty, and my fave Philosophy (hope in a jar, and when hope is not enough are two of the heaviest mositrizers I have tried) I use those on my clients what have had chemo, including myself.

With a great moisturizer and setting the foundation properly with either the MAC Fix+, Urban Decay Dew, or a setting powder you can really get great skin.

Then you have to take into account that most WOC are not just one shade, we need two different colors. That's why I love the MAKEUP FOREVER Pallette, you get 4 colors and 1 color corrector, for dark spots and blemishes. You can belnd those colors together like no ones business.
Sometime I have to mix my colors as well since my shade changes each season. Mostly I'm an NC40 from Mac but I have to mix in some NC42 at times. SO I do recommend going to the stores and playing with these colors, it's so hard to guide you over the internet but I hope I'm giving you some great ideas. Oh and did I mention IMan, her shades are pretty good for WOC.

You ladies are making me really want to make some makeup videos, I actually started working on that last week, LOL.

Sometimes you may have to got to a MAC Pro store to get better shade choices. Like if you have for of a red undertone you need a foundation with a W as the starting letter, those are only found at MAC Pro stores. To most people I recommend going to the Pro store for advice unless you really trust the ones at Macy's. I've worked at all of them so I know the difference, I don't want to put anyone down but the Pro's have it on lock, they know EVERYTHING, that's why they work at the Pro store.


Ok, next paragraph, LOL. Mac too heavy... The sheerest MAC is the MAC Face and Body, I also use this for my air brush machine. Use a wet sponge, or damp, mix your foundation with a lil bit of moisturizer, and take the sponge and tap it into your skin, don't rub it, tap it. The moisturizer and the foundation mixed together and tapped into your skin with a wet sponge will change the opaque finish you are getting (when you get all fancy with it, add some shimmer, LOL, you will look sun kissed).

What setting powder are you using? I like MACs but I like it mixed. I use the Mario Badescu Silver powder to stop any irritations of my clients from occuring. I perfer to use the Fix+ spray to set. Some times I need to use it more that once. I was on set watching a MUA do her thing on a MJB album shoot, they drenched her face in Fix + before anything and drenched her again after the foundation. Her freaking skin was so smooth, soft and glowed. I was ammazed and so glad I learned that trick. See if you can get you hands on some of the setting sprays, Urban Decay has one similar to MAC, its a Dew one, I love it too.

Raizen is a basic staple in my kit. To lighten it use a fluffier brush, and if you have a powder, brush you powder on top of it after you apply it. Anything else and you just need another color. I' have over 45 colors at home and since I'm at work I can't remember all of them off the top of my head right now, LOL, have a blush brain fart right now, lol. But blush is pretty simple, you can even use Mac Cream Colour Base on you cheeks, heck, I even use lipstick on my cheeks, LOL.

Yes the Cosmetic Company is cool. But don't forget the check Nordstrom Rack and Off the Fifith. But be warned that there is a $300 spending limit, LOL. Trust they had to take stuff out my bag before because I was over the makeup purchaing limit. Shhhh, that's where my hustle comes from. People are crazy about makeup, so I get the discountinued stuff and sell it online mostly overseas. I was shocked when these people were having a bid war over a eyeshadow I paid $9 for, yeah it sold for $69 dollars, but that's another story for another day, LOL. I would pay my mortgage payments with my makeup hustle, it was crazy.

My skin can trip on me at times too. But I think I was watching EmpressRi's channel and she mentioned Chagrin Valley's Rhassoul Clay bar for the face. I got the Rhassoul Clay and the Carrot Bar and got some Japonesque 1/20z jars, from aveyou.com. Chopped up some of the sample bars, put them in the bottle, added a cap of tea tree oil, a cap of water, and filled the rest up with witch hazel and my skin has gotten so much better. I guess I should do a video on that too, LOL. Been trying to find something else to talk about other than hair, LOL.

Well my makeup posts will always bee long because I KNOW TOO MUCH info about makeup. I'm more obessed with makeup than hair, LOL.

Please let me know if you have any more questions. I'm here to help and I can ramble on and on about makeup all day, lol

makeupvixen 04-28-2011 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by JessicazFro (Post 1647598)
Ps. What are undertone colors? Lol...

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When you turn your wrist over or palm over (to the white meat, lol) look at your wrists and tell me if you see more Yellow or more Reds. That's your undertone color.

For Mac if you see more yellow, go with NC, if you see more reds then go with NW.

Some, mostly of a middle eastern decent will see a olive/green complexion, they need the C formulation.

Some women that have very dark rich color, like my ex mother in law from Ghana Africa need the W formulation. Her tome was very red and deep dark and rich bu Mac had that color made just for her.

The C and the W are mostly found at the Pro Store.


Oh and I forgot to mention that I love foundation color pallettes. LOL, I have cheapies from Costal Scents and I have more costly ones.

If you are able to check out YT right now you want to look at Beauty Chameleon, I think her username is something funky like nhop79. Makeup by Ren Ren is pretty good too.

projectdanielle 04-28-2011 01:24 PM

1. I don't wear Foundation everyday (I have sensitive skin) but I like Bobbi Brown's Foundation stick. I just dab it on my dark areas. Would love to try NARS next because I love their blushes but I'm going to head to their flagship store in NYC to color matched. Drugstore brand...I used to like Revlon but their Caramel shades have gotten iffy over the years. Also if you visit one of the higher end lines and find a color, check on Temptalia.com for a lower end match. She has a foundation matrix that's pretty spot on.
http://www.temptalia.com/foundation-matrix

2. Try base coat and top coat. I like Seche Vite. You can find it at Sally Beauty Supply. I wear different brands of nail polish. Cheap polish ($1-$3), my favorite brands are Ruby Kiss and Soo. Drugstore, favorite brand is Sally Hansen. Over $8, favorites are Essie and Zoya. Zoya has a lot of special sales. Follow their facebook to catch them on a good deal. China Glaze is excellent also and Sally always has those on sale.

projectdanielle 04-28-2011 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by makeupvixen (Post 1647714)

Raizen is a basic staple in my kit. To lighten it use a fluffier brush, and if you have a powder, brush you powder on top of it after you apply it. Anything else and you just need another color. I' have over 45 colors at home and since I'm at work I can't remember all of them off the top of my head right now, LOL, have a blush brain fart right now, lol. But blush is pretty simple, you can even use Mac Cream Colour Base on you cheeks, heck, I even use lipstick on my cheeks, LOL.

I had to learn how to use Raizin. It was way too heavy for me. I bought a fan brush. Now its perfect. But I still love my Bite of An Apple better, lol.

projectdanielle 04-28-2011 01:29 PM

Oh another way to get higher end makeup cheaper is to sign up for the flash sale sites like Haute Look, Gilt, Ideeli, etc. Makeup is always on sale on those. Also Rock and Republic has 50% sales on cosmetics all the time. There's one going on now. No blushes though.

makeupvixen 04-28-2011 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by projectdanielle (Post 1647733)
1. I don't wear Foundation everyday (I have sensitive skin) but I like Bobbi Brown's Foundation stick. I just dab it on my dark areas. Would love to try NARS next because I love their blushes but I'm going to head to their flagship store in NYC to color matched. Drugstore brand...I used to like Revlon but their Caramel shades have gotten iffy over the years. Also if you visit one of the higher end lines and find a color, check on Temptalia.com for a lower end match. She has a foundation matrix that's pretty spot on.
http://www.temptalia.com/foundation-matrix

2. Try base coat and top coat. I like Seche Vite. You can find it at Sally Beauty Supply. I wear different brands of nail polish. Cheap polish ($1-$3), my favorite brands are Ruby Kiss and Soo. Drugstore, favorite brand is Sally Hansen. Over $8, favorites are Essie and Zoya. Zoya has a lot of special sales. Follow their facebook to catch them on a good deal. China Glaze is excellent also and Sally always has those on sale.

+1, She is an excellent resource.


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