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HOW TO FIND THE BEST FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SKINTYPE

HOW TO FIND THE BEST FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SKINTYPE

Back in April, I wrote about how to find the perfect primer for your skin type, so now I thought it was time to go the next step and find the best foundation for skin type! As I also wrote in the primer post, is it important to know what skin type you have for you to find the best foundation match. Some of you might know what skin type you have, and some of you might not be entirely sure. I have written THIS BLOG POST to help you figure it out. In this blog post, I will explain what type of foundations that would work the best for you and also give you some recommendations. Note that some recommendations might work for other skin types as well.

If you have oily skin, then you would want to opt for a matte foundation. A matte foundation that is a good match for your skin type will hold back the oils of your skin so you do not get as oily through the day. A dewy foundation will give you the opposite effect and make you look even more oily depending on how oily your skin is. My two recommendations for foundations for oily skin is #1 Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (£33.50, *) and #2 L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation (£9, *). Both of these foundations are matte but one is high-end while the other one is from the drugstore. If you have oily skin, then please leave your favourite foundation in the comments to help out other people with oily skin to find their perfect foundation match!

 

If you have dry skin, you might not want to go for a matte foundation, but maybe a more dewy/glowy one. You could make a matte foundation work with a good hydrating primer – it is all about what works for your skin, and a dewy foundation might not grip onto dry spots as a matte foundation would. My two recommendations for foundations for dry skin is #3 Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin (£13, *) and #4 Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation (£34, *). I own the Revlon one myself, and it is not dewy nor matte but a good in between and it is one of my favourite foundations! If you have dry skin, then please leave your favourite foundation in the comments to help out other people with dry skin to find their perfect foundation match!

 

If you are looking for a foundation for combination skin, you might think it is a bit of a tricky job as you have both oily and dry skin. I think the most important thing is to multi-prime so you would use a mattifying primer in the T-zone and a hydrating primer on the cheeks. You might like my two recommendations for a foundation for combination skin which include #5 Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin (£13, *) and #6 Too Faced Born This Way Foundation (£29, *). The Revlon Foundation is made for combination/oily skin while I have heard great things about the Born This Way Foundation for combination skin. If you have combination skin, then please leave your favourite foundation in the comments to help out other people with combination skin to find their perfect foundation match!

 

The last foundation recommendations are for normal skin, which also is the skin type I have. I normally go for every finish of foundation depending on what I might want that day. My recommendations for foundations for normal skin includes #7 The Ordinary Serum Foundation (£6, *) and #8 Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (£42, *). The Serum Foundation is actually my favourite foundation right now and it looks very natural on the skin and gives a nice amount of coverage even though it is very lightweight (read my entire review right here). If you have normal skin, then please leave your favourite foundation in the comments to help out other people with normal skin to find their perfect foundation match!

 

I hope this post gave you a bit of information and gave you an idea of what kind of foundation you should be looking for to match your skin type. Thank you so much for reading – I hope to see you back soon! xx

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TUTORIAL: SUNSET OVER THE OCEAN

TUTORIAL: SUNSET OVER THE OCEAN

Yay! I finally did another summer look tutorial for you! This might not be something you haven’t seen before, but I just wanted to do my version of a “Sunset over the Ocean” look and I hope you like it! It is actually pretty easy to do, so if you keep on reading I am sure you will realise how easy! Also, let me know if you have any great ideas for summery looks!

Normally I would apply my foundation and concealer before doing my eyeshadow, but because I want the orange eyeshadow to have a straight line at the outer part of my eye, I would need to use some tape which eventually would remove any foundation or concealer. Before I applied the tape, I put down some MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre as my primer. Normally I would set it with a translucent powder, but I have seen so many not setting their primer/concealer on the eyes and just go in with the shadow directly to give the shadow a more vibrant colour, so that is what I wanted to try today. Based on the final result and on how the blending of the shadows went I actually think I enjoy this technique and I will try to play around with it even more in the future.

The first shadow I went in with was Orange Crush from Coastal Scents. I used the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents to pack it into my crease. I did not blend anything, just packed it on. I then dipped the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents into the shade Charm from the Androgyny Palette by Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Go in with Orange Crush again if you feel like the colour of it have faded a bit by the blending. Blend again afterwards. Keep going back and forth until you are satisfied. I then went into Bright Yellow from Coastal Scents with the same Pointed Blender Brush after I cleaned it off a bit. I then packed the Bright Yellow shadow onto my lid and blended out the edges of it with a clean Crease Blender Brush dipped into a bit of Cantaloupe Slice from Coastal Scents. Now take off the tape and finish your face makeup. Go to my Instagram @simonehjulmand to see a full list of products I have used for my face. Click any photo of this makeup look.

Now it is time for the blue part of the eye. For the liner on my lower waterline, I mixed some of Cornflower Blue from Coastal Scents with a drop of the Inglot Duraline. I applied the mixture to my waterline with the Smudge Brush from Real Techniques and used a bit of Electric Blue from Coastal Scents to set it even though it dries down. With a clean Smudge Brush, I applied some of the Electric Blue shadow under my lashes and up against the orange. I then used a clean Pointed Blender Brush dipped into some of Cornflower Blue to blend it out. Because water glistens in the sun, I wanted to apply a bit of blue shimmer on top of the blue matte shadow. I went into Blue Zircon from Coastal Scents with a sponge-tip applicator and applied it close to my lashline and right below the orange line.

I then finished up my makeup; I applied a mixture of Snow, White Sand, and Golden Dawn from the Ultimate Glow Kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills (*) to my browbone and inner corner. I curled my lashes with the Heated Eyelash Curler from Eylure (*) and applied some MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension Mascara to my upper lashes.

I really hope you enjoyed this makeup look and felt that you were on a bit of a vacation while reading this hahaha. I think it was so fun to create and I am sooooo in love with it! Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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TUTORIAL: TROPICAL EYES

TUTORIAL: TROPICAL EYES

Yay! The calendar now officially says “summer” so I want to create some summery looks for you! I chose to name this first look “Tropical Eyes” as I was inspired by what I thought of as tropical colours and the popular Hawaiian flower; plumeria kauai. If you are in doubt of what flower that is, then Snapchat actually have a filter with it where it is put in your hair just over your ear (I have also included a photo of it in the collage tutorial below 😉 ). If you are interested in learning how I created this look, then please keep reading.

Oh my God… The top of the collage tutorial makes me want to go to Hawaii and lay on a beach with a cool drink… Well, let’s get into the tutorial and stop fantasising hahahaha. I started off by priming my eyes with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. The first shadow I applied was Bright Yellow from Coastal Scents with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I did not blend the shadow at first, I just packed on the shadow until it had the intensity I wanted and then I blended it out with a clean Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I then went in with some of the yellow shadow again and blended out the edges again. I kept doing this until I was happy with the way it looked. I then went into the shadow Cantaloupe Slice from Coastal Scents with the Pointed Blender Brush, I blended it out with the same Crease Blender Brush but I did not blend it as high as the first yellow shadow. I then applied some of the shadow Orange Crush from Coastal Scents with the Pointed Blender Brush again and used the Crease Blender Brush to blend it out. I applied Orange Crush to both my crease and on the outer part of my lid.

The next step is to cut the crease. For this, I used the Dermacol Foundation and the Small Foundation Concealer Brush from Coastal Scents. Afterwards, I used a translucent powder to set the foundation. I then used the Smudge Brush from Real Techniques to apply the shadow Aurora Orange from Coastal Scents on top of the half cut crease. I used the Pointed Blender Brush and a bit of Orange Crush to make the edge of Aurora Orange blend nicely into the outer part of the lid.

I then used the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Envy (*) to apply a winged eyeliner. For the yellow eyeliner on my waterline, I mixed some of the Bright Yellow shadow and a bit of white eyeshadow (White Snow from Coastal Scents) together with two drops of the Inglot Duraline. I applied the mixture with the Smudge Brush and used some translucent powder to set it even though the Duraline dries down but I just wanted to help the process a bit so I didn’t get it into my eye. To finish up the lower lashline, I applied some of the Bright Yellow shadow with the Pointed Blender Brush.

Now on to my favourite part of this look: the flowers! I started out by drawing the petals of the flowers with the NYX Cosmetics White Liquid Liner (*) and then used the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Halo in the middle of the flower. To finish up this look I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*) and applied the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (*). If you want to see a list of all the products used to do this look, then they can be seen on my Instagram, just click any picture of this look.

I hope you enjoyed this tropical look and that I made you want to join me on a vacation to Hawaii, hahahaha. Let me know in the comments if you are going on any tropical vacation this summer! I am just staying in Denmark during this summer. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: DOLORES UMBRIDGE INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

HARRY POTTER MAKEUP SERIES: DOLORES UMBRIDGE INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

Yay! Finally, another makeup look in my Harry Potter inspired makeup series! This time, I chose to be inspired by one of the evilest characters in the Harry Potter universe, none other than Dolores Umbridge! If you are not familiar with Umbridge or maybe have watched the movies once, then just to help your memory; she is the lady dressed in pink who the Ministry of Magic send of to Hogwarts as the professor in Defence Against the Dark Arts in Harry’s fifth year (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). She later became High Inquisitor of Hogwarts and then Headmistress. One of the things I remember Umbridge for is how she punished Harry and some of the other students. She used a quill which used the blood of the writer as ink while it carved the written words into the writer’s hand. The first time you see Umbridge use this form of punishment is when Harry dared to contradict the Ministry of Magic’s stance. Umbridge told Harry to write the sentence “I must not tell lies” which has inspired this makeup look. If you are interested in seeing how I created this, then please keep reading!

To start off this look, I primed my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and I used a translucent powder to set it. For the pink shadow, I used the Makeup Revolution All About Pink Blush Palette (*). I started out with laying down the hot pink blush in the middle of the top row with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I then dipped the Blender Crease Brush from Coastal Scents into the lightest blush in the palette (top row, far left) and blended out the edges of the hot pink shadow.

To deepen the crease a bit I used the first shade from the right on the second row from the BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette with the Blender Crease Brush. I only used a tiny bit and it might not even be noticeable, but I see it hahaha. For the pink shimmer, I first applied the pink highlight shade from the BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette with a sponge tip applicator. As the shimmer did not pop as I wanted them to, I went over it with pink/purple highlight shade from the Makeup Revolution All About Pink Blush Palette (*) with the same sponge tip applicator. I think this look would have looked better with a pink glitter instead, but I do not own one so I had to go with this.

For the liner with the word “lies”, I used the NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights Eyeliner in the shade Fire (*). If you want to recreate this look, then try to do the liner before you do the eyeshadow to make sure you know where to write the letters and how to control the liner. I am also not sure if this is how the word should turn if you want people who look at you to be able to read it, but it looks cool haha.

For the lower lashline, I went in with the NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Prague (*) on the waterline and used the hot pink from the blush palette (*) to set it. I do not know if the lip product is eye safe, so I would not recommend doing this! I am such a good role model, aren’t I? I then used the Pointed Blender Brush and the same hot pink shade to blend out the lower lashline.

For highlight, I used the same pink/purple highlight shade from the Makeup Revolution All About Pink Blush Palette (*). On my lashes, I used the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara.

I really hope you enjoyed this makeup look, I had a great deal of fun while creating it! Let me know in the comments which characters you want to see next! Thank you for reading, I hope to see you back soon! xx

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REVIEW: DERMACOL MAKEUP COVER FOUNDATION *UPDATED*

REVIEW: DERMACOL MAKEUP COVER FOUNDATION *UPDATED*

As you might have guessed from the title of this post, this is an updated review of the Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation. I have, obviously, done one before, but as I can see a lot of people still read it, I wanted to update it to how I write my reviews now.

The Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation (£14.90 for 30 g) is said to be the first of its kind in Europe and one of the first in the world. I own mine in the shade 207. Besides this full coverage foundation does Dermacol also offer 10 other foundations which include other full coverage foundations and more natural foundations.

On their website, they state that the foundation:
 – are extreme covering
 – have a natural looking finish
 – are waterproof
 – are hypoallergenic
 – are for all skin types
 – contains SPF 30
 – are preservative-free

I want to start out by talking about the packaging. I think that the box the foundation comes in is really cute and that the tube that contains the foundation looks stunning as well! The only thing I dislike about the packaging is, as I also mentioned in my previous review, the material the tube is made of as it will crack in the edges over time. This will result in you getting foundation all over your fingers when you are squeezing the foundation out of the tube. No thank you.

I use the picture of the packaging from my old review as I no longer store the foundation in its original packaging. I bought a container which can hold 30 g so a tube of foundation can be stored in there.

As they state, the foundation is extremely pigmented. The first time I heard about the foundation was in a video on Instagram where they showed that it could cover up a tattoo. I tested this on my boyfriend’s arm. I used a pretty thick layer of the foundation and it covered his tattoo pretty good. It might have been better with a colour corrector underneath. If I want to wear a full face of makeup, I usually do not go for this foundation as my foundation. I would normally only use this as a concealer because it is so full coverage. If I want to wear no-makeup makeup, I actually use this one because you can make it look pretty natural if you only apply it to the centre of your face and then blend it out. I prefer a makeup sponge to blend out this foundation. The foundation is also waterproof as long as you don’t rub your face if it has become wet. If your foundation has become wet, then lightly tab it dry.

I have sensitive normal skin, and I think this foundation works great for my skin type! I have used this foundation for about three years now and it has never irritated my skin. If you have dry skin and maybe dry padges or flakes of skin, then this foundation might cling to it depending on your primer. If I have a dried out pimple, I like to use the NYX Cosmetics Pore Filler (*) on the pimple, then the foundation won’t cling to it!

I really like this foundation which also is why I have been using it for three years now. The only thing that irritates me is the material the tube is made of. I will award this foundation 5 out of 5 possible hearts!

I think this foundation is very versatile and is great for a lot of different looks. I think it is sad that they only offer 16 shades and there are no darker shades in the range. I hope you enjoyed this updated review! Let me know in the comments if you have tried the Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation before, and if you like it or not! I hope to see you back soon! xx

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TUTORIAL: PINK & BLUE CUT CREASE

TUTORIAL: PINK & BLUE CUT CREASE

By the name of this tutorial you might think this is a tutorial for a very fancy pink and blue cut crease with some mindblown details, but it is actually just a very simple pink and blue cut crease hahahah! I just have been loving the colours lately so I thought I wanted to use them in a makeup look and try to make it as wearable as possible.

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. For the pink shadow, I used the Revolution Blush Palette in All About Pink (*) which is seen on the left. I started out by laying down some of the shade which I numbered “1” with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. I then dipped the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents into the shade I numbered “2” and blended out the edges of “1”. Keep reintensifying the first shadow until you are satisfied. To make sure that the edges are seamless, I used a clean Classic Blender Brush from Coastal Scents which I just swiped over the edges.

Now it is time to cut the crease! I used the Dermacol Foundation (I bought mine off eBay) with the Small Foundation Concealer Brush from Coastal Scents and used a translucent setting powder to set the concealer afterwards. I then reintensified the pink shadow just above the concealer with the Pointed Blender Brush with some of the shadow at “1” and “3” mixed together. The next step is to apply a winged eyeliner and here I used the Vivid Brights Eyeliner by NYX Cosmetics in the shade Sapphire (*). If you are in doubt of how to master a winged eyeliner, then I have a full tutorial for an easy winged eyeliner right here!

To finish up the look I applied the highlighter shade numbered “4” from the All About Pink Palette as my highlight. I did my brows using the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade (*) in the two shades Blonde and Brunette (see a full tutorial on my brows here) and used the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep them in place. For mascara, I used the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara and my lip colour is the NYX Cosmetics Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in the shade Silk Indulgent (*).

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look! I really enjoy the mix of pink and cobalt blue and I think it is such a summer look! Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon xx

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TUTORIAL: CRISP & WISP BROWS

TUTORIAL: CRISP & WISP BROWS

This is my second brow tutorial on my blog and as the last one I did was for the bold and angular brows, this one is for the (in my opinion) more natural crisp and wisp brows. Benefit Cosmetics is right now hosting a competition called “Brow Search” where you have to recreate at least two of their five brow styles; Bold & Angular, Feathered, Crisp & Wisp, Natural, and Straight. Everyone can join this competition! Recreate two (or more) of their brow styles and share a picture of them on Instagram where you tag @benefitcosmetics, #benefitbrows and #benefitbrowsearch. The competition is ending April 30. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial!

To do these brows, I use the Tony Moly Easy Touch Auto Eye Brow Pencil in the shade Brown. I always start out by brushing through my brows with a clean spoolie. Then, I go in with the pencil at the top of my brow and draw the top line and afterwards fill in my brow underneath the line I just made. I will then start filling in the part of my brow closest to my eye.

When the biggest part of my brow is done, I move on to the tail. Here I draw a line on the top part of the tail starting from the part of the brow I have already finished to where I want the brow to end. Then, I draw a line from the arch of my brow and connect it to the line I made before. Then I just fill out the eventually blank space between the two lines. At last, I use the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep my brows in place.

I hope you enjoyed this little eyebrow tutorial! Let me know in the comments what eyebrow shape is your favourite! I hope to see you back soon! xxx

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TUTORIAL: ROMANTIC & SEDUCTIVE MAKEUP LOOK

TUTORIAL: ROMANTIC & SEDUCTIVE MAKEUP LOOK

Ugh… I don’t know why my brows look so washed out… Anyways.. All I had in mind when doing this look was that I wanted to try the only ColourPop eyeshadow I own and I ended up with this look which I think is very romantic and seductive! My boyfriend thought it looked kind of vampire-like, but I guess they are a bit seductive? I dunno hahahah. Keep reading to find out how I created this look!

I started out by priming my lids with the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Soft Ochre and used a translucent powder to set it. I used the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Eyeshadow Palette (read my review HERE) for most parts in this look. I applied the shadow Safe Word in my crease with the Crease Blender Brush from Coastal Scents. Next, I layed down the shade Dominatrix with the Pointed Blender Brush from Coastal Scents and blended it out with the Crease Blender Brush and a bit of Safe Word.

I then dived into the ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in the shade Muse which is a stunning rosy metallic shadow! I used a sponge tip applicator to apply the creme shadow as I didn’t think a brush did it justice and a sponge tip applicator works just as good as a finger but is much more precise! Next, I used the NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner to apply a winged liner (see my tutorial on a winged eyeliner HERE). I then used the Real Techniques Accent Brush to apply some of the Fetish shadow from the Androgyny Palette and used the Pointed Blender Brush dipped into a bit of Charm to blend it out.

Next, I finished up the makeup look by applying some of the Lancôme Le Crayon Khol Eye Liner (*) on my upper and lower waterline. I curled my lashes with the Eylure Heated Eyelash Curler (*), used the MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara (read my review of the mascara HERE) and applied some of the Eylure Individual Lashes (*). For highlight, I used the shades Amber Gold and Snow from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit (*).

I hope you enjoyed this makeup look as I had so much fun creating it for you! I hope you all have a great weekend so far! xx

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HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT PRIMER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

When you are on the hunt for the perfect primer for your skin type, the most important thing is to know what skin type you have. You might already know it, but if you are in doubt, I would recommend you to read THIS post first where I explain to you how to find your skin type. In this post, I will explain to you what kind of primers you should be going for depending on your skin type and also give you some recommendations on primers as well.

Let’s start off this talk about primers for oily skin. When you have oily skin, your skin produces an excess amount of oil and your skin will look shiny and become shinier through the day. You might also have enlarged pores. To keep the oils at bay and make sure that your complexion doesn’t become shiny, a matte and oil-free primer is the way to go for you. If you struggle with enlarged pores as well, then a pore filling primer would be your best choice. My two recommendations for primers for oily skin is #1 The POREfessional from Benefit Cosmetics (£26, *) and #2 Shine Killer from NYX Cosmetics (£11, *). Both of these primers are silicone based which means that they will smooth out pores and fine lines while they mattify your complexion. If you have oily skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with oily skin to find their perfect primer match!

Let’s jump straight into primers for dry skin! When you have dry skin, your skin might feel tight and look flaky and have dried out patches. You might already have guessed it, but your perfect primer needs to hydrate your skin. My two recommendations for dry skin is #3 Hangover Primer from Too Faced (£27, *) and #4 Hydrating Face Primer from Elf Cosmetics (£7.50). The Hangover Primer is a water-based primer while the Hydrating Primer from Elf is a silicone-based primer. The thing to bear in mind when choosing between a water-based and silicone-based primer is that it needs to go with the rest of your face products, this includes moisturizer and foundation. If you go with a water-based primer then the other products have to be water-based as well and vice versa. Otherwise, your base is likely to start separating. If you have dry skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with dry skin to find their perfect primer match!

The next skin type in my book is combination skin, so let’s talk about primers for you. When you have combination skin, you have a combo of oily and dry skin with oily skin in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dry skin on the cheeks. My biggest recommendation for you would be to multi-prime. Now you might ask, “what is multi-priming?”. Well, that is actually the same as multi-masking where you use different masks on your face depending on the issue. Multi-priming is just using different primers depending on the issue. So you will need a mattifying primer for the T-zone and a hydrating primer for your cheeks. A good mattifying primer for the T-zone could be the #5 Spackle Treatment Even Tone Makeup Primer from Laura Geller (£25, *) while the #6 Beauty Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer from Marc Jacobs (£32) would be great for the cheeks. You can also seek inspiration at some of the recommendations for both oily and dry skin. If you have combination skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help
out other people with combination skin to
find their perfect primer match!

Let’s finish these recommendations with some for normal skin. I have normal skin myself, so when I have to choose a primer for the day, the only one I listen to is my skin. If my skin feels dehydrated I will prime with a hydrating primer (like the ones I recommended for dry skin) and if I know I need my skin to stay matte I will prime with a mattifying primer like the #8 High-Spreadability Fluid Primer from The Ordinary (£5.50, *). I also like to prime with a shimmery primer like this #7 Shimmering Skin Perfector from Becca (£34, *) which is available in a lot of shades (this one is in the shade Moonstone). You can also choose to prime with a mattifying primer and then go over it with a liquid highlighter. I also like to multi-prime as I always go in with a pore filling primer on my nose and then always use another primer on the rest of my face. If you have normal skin, then leave your favourite primer in the comments to help out other people with normal skin to find their perfect primer match!

I hope this post gave you both information and inspiration on what type of primers you should go for with your specific skin type. I really enjoyed making this for you as it is a bit different than the other makeup posts I normally do. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you back soon xx

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TUTORIAL: BOLD & ANGULAR BROWS

TUTORIAL: BOLD & ANGULAR BROWS

For long I have wanted to do some tutorials on both full glam brows and more natural brows. Benefit Cosmetics is right now hosting a competition called “Brow Search” where you have to recreate at least two of their five brow styles; Bold & Angular, Feathered, Crisp & Wisp, Natural, and Straight. Everyone can join this competition! Recreate two (or more) of their brow styles and share a picture of them on Instagram where you tag @benefitcosmetics, #benefitbrows and #benefitbrowsearch. The competition is ending April 30. This tutorial is for the Bold & Angular brow style which is my personal favourite!

To create bold and angular brows, I use brow pomade as it gives a nice edge to the brows. I used the NYX Cosmetics Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade (*) in two different shades; Brunette and Blonde. The reason I use two different shades is that one of them is too light and the other one is too dark. When I only use Brunette, I think my brows get a bit too dark. When I only use Blonde, you can clearly see that I have used a brow pomade because my hairs are darker than the pomade. To make the brow pomades creamy, I use the Inglot Duraline as I don’t think the pomades are creamy enough by itself. For brush, I use the Small Angled Liner Brush from Coastal Scents.

I started off by brushing through my brows with a clean spoolie. I had already dropped one drop of Duraline into both pomades so they would be nice and creamy when I should use them. I always use the lightest brow pomade, Blonde, at the… ehh… body of my brow? I don’t know what it is called, but you know, the thickest part of my brow. I always use the darkest brow pomade, Brunette, at the tail of my brow (the slimmest part of my brow). I started with the shade Blonde and worked my way from the top part of the brow to the bottom part and I applied it all the way out to the arch (where the brow bends) of the brow.

I then went in with Brunette on the tail. Here I always start with a straight line down the middle of the tail which will serve as a guideline. I then fill in the tail around the “guideline” and all the way up to the arch where I will blend the two shades together. I then clean up with concealer around my brows, mostly around the tail as that is where I need the most cleaning up to do. To complete the brows, I use the NYX Cosmetics Control Freak Eyebrow Gel to keep my brows in place!

I hope you enjoyed this brow tutorial and I would love to see a lot of you enter the competition as well! I hope you are having a great week so far! xx

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