concealer

How to make you concealer last forever! Quick and easy!

Hello, hello! Time to save money and stay beautiful! So come on and let’s get started!

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Hey, I know.. I know that I’ve been gone, but I’ve been working so much lately. I even worked this sunday because of Easter, can you believe it? So I don’t have any free time not even to do my nails as often as I like to do them, hahaha! But I came here today to share with you something that I learned and it has been helping me a lot lately! Here in Brazil is really hot (I live in a city near Rio de Janeiro) and makeup is something that melts in 2 hours. Especially me, I have combination/oily skin and here is really humid. In USA I don’t have problems with oily skin, it actually gets really dry hahaha. But here is something awful. So I have to always keep an eye open for the tips and secrets to make the products last more than a couple of hours on my face! And I’ve found something very interesting to keep the concealer on for a long time! Let’s try it? You’ll need:

  • Your LIQUID concealer
  • Facial/Eye moisturizer
  • Primer (eyeshadow primer can be used as well!)

Did you get all these things? Promise? Let’s keep going then!

  1. Wash your face like you usually do, with your cleanser, tonic, astringent, etc.
  2. Apply your eye cream on your under eye area.
  3. Wait for your skin to absorb it, then re-apply the eye cream.
  4. Repeat the process.. Wait for it to dry and apply more eye cream.
  5. Apply a tiny little bit of primer under your eyes.
  6. Then apply your liquid concealer.
  7. IF you want, you can apply a little little little bit of powder, but it isn’t necessary!

What’s the big key? If you over hydrate your under eye area, it’ll be so smooth that your skin will not get dry and crease your concealer, especially because you applied the primer! And why do you need to use liquid and not cream or mousse concealer? Well, the liquid concealers usually dry really fast and don’t crease. Cream concealers are made to cover imperfections around the face, but once applied on the eyes, it tends to crease and show the little expression lines quickly. I tried those steps and my concealer lasted for longer than it usually do. And I live in a place where the makeup melts in two hours hahahahaha! I hope you will find this tip easy and awesome!

 

That’s it, guys! I’ll talk to you soon, I promise! Bye

How to stop wasting your MAC Pro Longwear Concealer! Problems with the pump? Not anymore!

Hello, hello! Time to save concealer (haha) and stay beautiful! So come on and let’s get started!

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Ahhhh, the lovely Pro Longwear Concealer! My passion (ok, I’ve never tried any other concealer, but who cares?)! But like every single person says ‘damn you, pump!!!!!’. it’s like with one pump you can apply on your entire face! Agh!!! I’ve already watched tons of youtube videos teaching how to half pump, but nope. I was frustrated, not only because my NC35 is TOO dark for me now, but because I don’t like to waste concealer!

I went to MAC at Belk to buy another concealer that matches my skin tone and I bought the NC20 (that now it’s too light, hahaha!), but I talked to the girl there and she said ‘ah, yes.. the pump is always a problem, but here, I’ll help you!’. And she gave me the most simple, smart and obvious thing ever to prevent me to waste my precious concealer! What is it?

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The saleswoman gave me this MAC little plastic container!!!

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Instead of putting the product on your hands or anywhere else, just put it inside this little container! She was so sweet to give me this, I didn’t even ask!

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That way you won’t waste any product! You can just put the product in this container, mix if you have a dark and light concealer (in my case, I have the NC20 that is too light and the NC35, too dark, so I mix them together in this container and I have the perfect match! So perfect! I can apply the amount of product I want and need, and then I just close the lid and I have more concealer to use later!

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How amazing is this? I’m shocked! Hahaha! Soon I”ll post a review about my NC20 and NC35 and how I mix them together to have the perfect match for my skin! 🙂

I’ll talk to you guys soon, bye!

CHEAP AND AWESOME: NYX Wonder Pencil in Medium – 02

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While I was at ULTA walking around those tons of makeup products from different brands, my eyes looked at this:

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At first I was like ‘um, ok sure’ and walked away. But something made me go back and read the sign explaining all about it. It’s a pencil that can be used as concealer (on spots, like pimples or blemishes), like a lip pencil or a beige pencil to open your eyes (when you make a smokey eye and don’t want to finish with dark eyeliner), especially if you have small eyes. I thought some more about it and I bought it! It was US$4,49 at ULTA. I bought the shade medium and it looks like this:

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I’ve found the beige eyeliner I was looking for! Hah! Seriously, I simply love this pencil! It can be used in any way you want, and it’s perfect to touch up blemishes on your skin or to apply on your waterline (my favorite option!). I still haven’t used as a lip liner but I will try with my honey NYX lipstick that kinda matches the color of this pencil (hopefully haha, I don’t know). I recommend this Wonder Pencil to everyone, it’s cheap, you can use in any way your creativity tells you and it has a great quality! On the waterline it stays on for a long time, I’m in love with it! Here is a swatch of it:

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After I blend it, it looks like this:

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You can see that where I applied it you can’t see the vein as much as with the bare skin. Cheap and Awesome! 😉