Hi guys! So I get a a lot of questions about makeup, especially one and that’s “how do you make your makeup last all day?”, so I thought I would make a post about it. My makeup lasts all day + all night, when I take it of it’s still perfectly on. My foundation hasn’t worn off or anything. Maybe I’m just lucky, but I do have a few tips I think everyone should do in their makeup routine!
Step 1: PRIME! This is such an important step. I like to use 2 different ones – a pore filler and something that will hydrate my skin. A primer will make everything last longer and depending on which one you use, smooth your skin or minimize poors. It also makes the foundation glide on a lot easier.
Step 2: Prime your eyes. Yes, it is necessary. Use your favorite primer or a concealer, then set it with powder. Your eyeshadow won’t fade away and it gives you a nice base.
Step 3: Wear your favorite long-wearing foundation. Use what works for you, something you know will last the longest.
Step 4: Set with powder. I have dry skin and I know not a lot of people wants to put powder on their skin, especially not if it’s dry, but it helps. You can bake if you prefer or just powder normally. It locks everything in and your makeup will stay in place.
Step 5: Set your face with a setting spray. This is a MUST for me. Not only does it set my makeup in place and make it last all day, it takes away the powdery look and makes everything look amazing.
If you know a bit about makeup, you probably already know all of this. It’s simple, I know. But it works!
Hi guys! We all love our amazing beautyblender and it’s hard to live without, that’s why it’s important to take care of it the right way! After all, they’re not the cheapest. It’s recommended that if you take care of it good enough, you need to change sponge every 3 months for sanitary reasons. You can obviously go a little longer if there’s nothing wrong, but you do need to throw it out after a while. I wouldn’t go more than 5 months. A problem a lot of people come across, is the fact that it gets moldy which .. EW! I’ve experienced it myself and a lot of people don’t know why, so I thought it was important to make a blog post. Just in case someone doesn’t know.
The beautyblender only gets moldy when it gets wet and then you put in an air tight place. I’ve often made the mistake thinking it was dry enough and then put it away – big mistake. I can’t have it out in my room to stand and dry because I have two lovely cats that think it’s REALLY fun to play with (rip to my old ones), so I have to put it somewhere else. It’s not good enough to just put it in a drawer, because that’s yet again an air tight place. SO, if you don’t have cats that steal them, you just have to make sure you dry it somewhere with ventilation and it isn’t completely sealed in a damp container and it won’t grow mold. Other than that, you’re safe. But make sure to clean it as often you can! It only goes bad when you don’t look after it properly.
I hoped that helped you guys. If it does grow mold, please make sure to throw it away.
Hi guys! So the HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Edit has been out of stock for a year or something crazy like that and it finally came back and I bought it. My wallet is NOT happy, because this is THE most expensive makeup product I’ve bought – but maaaan it’s worth it. And I wanted to try all of these anyway and it’s much cheaper buying the palette instead of all the singles – so it’s a win-win!
If you haven’t heard about this, you’ve been living under a rock. Sorry to say. This was/is all over YouTube and it’s the most beautiful makeup item I own. Like, I’m about to cry when I look at it.
This palette contains six shades:
- Iridescent Strobe Light – A soft pink pearl powder that gives a refined glow to the complexion.
- Dim Light – A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights the complexion.
- Diffused Light – A soft, warm, pale yellow powder that conceals redness and gives skin clarity.
- Luminous Flush – A champagne rose blush fused with luminous light to evoke a candlelit glimmer.
- Mood Exposure – A soft plum blush fused with mood light to brighten the complexion.
- Luminous Bronze Light – A medium tan shade fused with luminous light for a softer, candlelit warmth.
This is what is says about it:
“Designed to give you everything you need to finish, brighten, contour and highlight your skin in a single compact. Unlike traditional powder, blush and bronzer, which tend to be flat, all Ambient Lighting products use Photoluminescent Technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. All products in the palette are universally flattering and deliver multidimensional luminescence to every skintone, making it appear softer and lit-from-within.”
So these are not your typical boring powders. If you swatch these, you will not be too impressed. And that’s because it’s one of those products where you can’t tell by swatches – you HAVE to use them on your face to see the full effect, because of the reasons stated above.
Where people go wrong:
These powders are not setting powders. Don’t set your makeup only using these. They won’t do anything – your makeup won’t last and you will not be matte all day. These can be used to on top of a setting powder, and you won’t have a cake face or look powdery.
You can use them as highlighters but you will not get a glow like the hyped highligters. This is not what they were made for.
What they do:
Photoluminescent Technology: The optically transparent particles alter the appearance of the skin by manipulating and refracting favourable light. The result is skin that looks smooth, even, and enhanced- not masked. The soft-focus technology helps to minimize the look of wrinkles and imperfections, neutralize discolouration, and emulate the appearance of young, healthy skin.
These finely milled powders are very special – a lot of people don’t know how to use them correctly. That’s also the reason why some people have given them bad reviews. They expected something else, and used them wrong. So make sure to read up on it BEFORE buying it! 🙂
I am so in love. I couldn’t be happier and it was worth the money. It costed me £70 (around 630 kr) and I bought it here:
Hi loves! I get a lot of questions about the baking technique and finally just sat down and decided to do a blog post about it. Baking isn’t something new, it has been used in the drag community for years. If you don’t even know what I’m talking about: It’s letting translucent powder sit on your face for 5-10 minutes, which allows the heat from your face to set your base foundation and concealer, and then dusting it off your face. A lot of people find it ‘extra’ and unnecessary, but I don’t think that’s true at all. Maybe not everyone find the need to do it, like some people don’t contour and so on. But if you’re oily or just don’t want your concealer to crease, this is an important step.
It’s not just putting powder on your face and looking dumb, there’s some major benefits if you take the time to do this.
I know some people with dry skin stay away from it – I have very dry skin, but I have no problems doing it. Sometimes it’s about finding the right powder.
So why do the baking technique? It makes your makeup look flawless, it will stay on all day, your concealer won’t crease, and you won’t get oily. The powder will also make your skin super soft and basically make you look photoshopped. #GOALS
Where do I bake? You can bake your under eye area after concealer, If you get oily, bake the T-zone. I even like to do this to 1) make sure my concealer stays in place 2) it also really helps if you get a bit sweaty 3) it helps brighten, when you’re highlighting
Something I LOVE to do is bake right under my contour, it makes a huuuuge difference and will make it look sharp and defined. Your life will never be the same again. Trust me. It’s so worth the extra step.
How do I bake? Make sure to cover and smooth out all the creases before setting your concealer. Take a damp beauty blender/sponge and dip it in the loose powder. Pack the powder generously over the areas where you applied the concealer. Then leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. When it’s time, take a fluffy brush and dust it off. Easy!
A tip: It’s important to hydrate your eye area. This will help minimizing the appearance of any fine lines or creases.
I always use my RCMA no color powder, it’s cheap and the best powder you can get. I also did a blog post on it, if you want more details. I like to use my Elf Blush Brush, perfect for the under eye area!
Hope your questions got answered xo