Category: Makeup Tips
|July 7, 2012||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Makeup Tips, Tips that Will Help Your Life|
1. Compact powder; when possible, I use foundation and powder separately, but some of us don’t have the time to apply something twice, so I’d like to use the two in one cake powders, that provide foundation and powder in one compact. You might want to choose a color that is one shade warmer than your skin tone. I recommend NARS Powder Foundation. You actually can go for the liquid or the powder, they’re both amazing, just be picky about the color. Darker is always better than paler. Always.
2. Eyeliners and eye shadows; do I even need to mention these? For all day workers, I highly suggest the waterproof ones. Black, dark brown, or navy are my top options, and I especially love NARS Eyeliner Stylo, they’re amazing for the price offered. I’ve always loved the idea of a stylo rather than the liquid-brush applied ones. The pencils are great too if you’re looking for more of a blend in colors with the shadows.
|NARS Eyeliner Stylo|
For the shadows I can suggest BH Cosmetics 6 Color Eyeshadow Pro (image below). Again, it’s very affordable for the quality it provides. You can personally customize the palette to your liking. When customizing, I would suggest mixing some matte and shimmers in your palette. An amazing warm combo for the summer and fall is purple and gold. You can pick the rest to your liking, of course. Fell free to ask me if you need any opinion, though!
|BH Cosmetics 6 Color Eyeshadow Pro|
|Medium Grapefruit Pink|
4. Nude brown and pink blush; By brown, I mean you can choose something that’s a shade or two darker than your skin tone. You can use the brown for more formal occasions, as they will emphasize your cheek bones and give you more sense of authority (true story!). The pink one, you can have fun with it, use it on casual days, beach day, or anything else. For blushes, I can recommend NARS Cosmetics Cream Blush, choose Lokoum for the reddish pink tone, and Constantinople for the rich dark brown shade.
|NARS Cream Blush – Lokoum|
Last tips: To make your eye shades last longer, apply liquid foundation on eyes and don’t cover it with powder. For the lips, after first application, press your lips to a cloth/ tissue paper, then reapply.
–The Dilly Chic-