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If you have an oily skin type, it probably seems that no matter what you do, your makeup is always working against you. More often than not, your foundation has either completely slid off, or you look like a glazed donut by mid-day. While getting your foundation to stay on all day is definitely challenging, it's not totally impossible. We turned to celebrity makeup artist Daniel Chinchilla who works with Ariana Grande, for his pro-tips on how to apply foundation--and get it to last past your mor
Full-coverage foundations often get a bad rep for being cakey and feeling heavy on skin, but don't be so quick to write them all off. Thanks to improved formulas, you can get that airbrushed finish you crave without any oxidizing spots or the feeling that your makeup is weighing you down. Even better: There's a set of drugstore bottles and tubes that render pores invisible and erase imperfections at prices that let you make a Seamless order from your favorite neighborhood spot, and get dessert, too. Keep scrolling for our favorite drugstore full-coverage foundations that melt right into skin. VIDEO: These Makeup Removers Will Literally Melt the Makeup Off Your face
The upgrade from a traditional foundation to an HD formula can be likened to the moment you had to upgrade your '90s-era television for a hi-def flatscreen--you weren't aware you needed to trade in your old model, but once you did, you can't imagine life without it. Many beauty products claim to have that HD finish, but what actually makes the formula high definition is the unique way the pigments are coated, and how they appear under the most discriminating camera lenses. "Ultra HD cameras
A good, solid base is the foundation of any good makeup look. While the perfect skin--or the illusion of it--is priceless, you don't have to empty your wallet to get your hands on a formula that offers the type of coverage you're after. There are a number of affordable, drugstore staples on the market that hold their own against their designer counterparts. Here, we've rounded up our favorite foundations that won't break the bank. VIDEO: The Best Moisturizers for Year Round Dry Skin
Since the very first day we picked up a pot of foundation as teenagers, applying face makeup has been somewhat a learning curve.But even if you fancy yourself a foundation expert now, there’s still lots to learn about using one of our favourite beauty products. 17 Completely Amazing Beauty Products You Need To Try We’ve Been Brushing Our Teeth Wrong The Whole Time
Finding the right foundation poses a problem for many women. However, finding the perfect foundation when you have a darker skin tone can be even more of a challenge.
When you’re feeling sick, the best thing you can do for yourself is stay in bed under the covers, preferably with a hot cup of tea and a favorite book or a movie. If you don’t feel the need to wear makeup, that’s awesome! But if you’re anything like me, you like to give yourself a little “pick me up” by giving your tired skin a little glow, while still keeping things to a minimum.
From shimmery eyeshadow to the humble facial mist, here are six fool-proof products that offer serious bang for your buck, whilst constantly delivering on quality and efficacy. Charlotte Tilbury products are known for being unabashedly decadent, but did you know they offer 2-in-1 benefits too? The Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils can be applied as a liner for a chic and simple look that’s perfect for work, or smudged all over the lid for a messier, undone effect.
The Hourglass Veil Primer is a lightweight and oil free formula that’s great for people with combination to oily skin. Plus, it has SPF15 too! Hourglass Veil Primer, $60, sephora.ca Becca Backlight Priming Filter is an illuminating primer that is good for people with normal to dry skin. It provides hydration while giving your skin a lit from within look. Becca Backlight Priming Filter, $46, thebay.com Foundation To achieve a dewy natural look, avoid a heavy foundation with a matte finish and opt for a velvety or sheer finish instead. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, $9, walmart.ca Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink is a great foundation for combination to oily skin.
The bristle-packed design means the product is perfectly worked into the skin for a seamless look, plus you’ll use less product in the process! A buffing brush is also a useful tool to smooth in foundation as it gets the job done efficiently and quickly. A big, fluffy powder brush Nothing looks worse than caked-on make up. This brush prevents that for happening. The bigger the powder brush, the softer the application is which means that your powder will always look as natural as possible. A small setting brush A soft and fluffy brush is the perfect tool for targeted applications. It’s small size gives you precision so you can lightly dust setting powder under the eyes or add the perfect amount of shimmer to highlight the top of your cheekbones or just under your brow bone A ridiculously soft blusher brush A really soft brush makes it easier to blend everything into the skin.
Have you ever found yourself stuck in the cosmetic aisle, overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices of foundation, trying to decide between “honey beige” and “sandy beige?”
Chances are that liquid eyeliner or mascara your used this morning was expired. But if it’s any consolation, you’re likely not alone.A recent study from Stowaway Cosmetics and Poshly revealed that more than 80 per cent of makeup users know that cosmetics have an expiration date but have difficulties parting with old makeup because they forget, feel guilty about wasting money or worry that they may need it later.If you’re a makeup hoarder and find it hard to keep track of each product’s expiration, simply use a Sharpie to write the date you opened a product on its lid or packaging.Now there’s no excuse for your array of discontinued lipsticks that you hang on to “just in case.”
Photographic evidence of just how lacking Marc Jacobs’ foundation shade range really is. Photo: @mannymua733 Many women with darker skin can relate to the struggle of trying to find a foundation that actually matches their skin tone. Just as water is wet and the sky is blue sometimes, women of color, wherever they come from, whatever their race or ethnicity, can tell you when they shop for foundations, it can be a challenge as many brands overlook the diverse undertones and shades women with darker skin come in. The folks at Marc Jacobs beauty inadvertently provided us with a friendly reminder of this sad fact after sending a package of its Remarcable foundation range to YouTube beauty guru MannyMua, who posted an image of his box of goodies to Instagram. “HUGE thank you to @themarcjacobs@marcbeauty for the amazing package! I literally use this foundation at every event/ meet n greet and I love it (great for oily skin and those who want full coverage) and now I’m about to mix some colors for my perfect shade,” he wrote excitedly.