Hi there! I have very stubborn eyebrows and I was wondering if there are any good drugstore brow gels that will help give a natural look but still keep the hairs going in the same direction? Also, should I go for a tinted gel or a clear one? If it matters at all I usually use powder to fill them in. Thanks!
I am perfectly happy with how well the Maybelline Brow Gel works. I would go for the clear. The Palladio comes with some really nice brushes tho— you might prefer that for precision.
Hello! Can you maybe recommend some not too expensive mascaras? I'm in need of one and i've tried so many that make my lashes look either limp, or they're not as black as i want or they just suck and i'm not here for that. So if you could share maybe your favourites or something, that'd be great, thanks :D
hi, any recommendations for acne sufferers where the acne is specifically triggered by a long-term medical condition? your acne tag is stellar, but i have M.E. and that's the main cause of mine. would you know any resources i could be looking at for solutions to this? (dermatologist pending atm but it's taking a while to get sorted, any links to any articles/rec etc would be super appreciated) thanks in advance!
I have chronic illness that messes with my hormones which makes acne very much a constant battle so I feel ya. But honestly there’s no product that is going to counter your hormones topically the way you might want…. like, there is stuff that will dry out your acne but you need to talk to your derm about solutions that won’t mess with your condition. I’m not a replacement for that professional advice at all! That being said, i have found great results from Buffering Lotion and Clay Masks in general. I can’t research for you on specifics beyond this point tho, sorry.
Is there some trick to getting eyeshadow to stay underneath the lower lash line? It always fades quickly for me. Also, what products/techniques do you recommend for hair that is stubborn and won't hold whatever you styled it into for long? My short pixie will only ever stay looking nice when it's hella dirty which is half or most the time. Thanks in advance for your help! 💜
are you priming that area as well as the actual eyelid? try that and let me know how it works. i do the bottom as well and it lasts all day and night for me.
redken force hairspray or loreal paris elnett are both hairstylist staples and things i totally love. you can also try hair wax. tigi has a good one.
I was wondering if you had any suggestions of good red lips and/or other good colors for red heads? Thanks!
i do not actually prescribe to the whole “this color looks best on redheads or people with blue eyes” psychology of makeup and i think you should just wear a color that you like. i am incredibly partial to mac lady danger and mac russian red, and i have flaming red hair, but to each their own.
Do you have any tips for getting lip color to stay in that tricky inner lip area? I love black lips but they look pretty unflattering if they're imperfect in ANY way, lip color doesn't seem to like to stay on anywhere if my lips are too smooth, even on the rest of my mouth :/
are you lining your lips before applying the lipstick? if you line your entire lip before applying it’ll look better. you can just use black eyeliner to line with black lipstick and it’ll look fine.
Hey there! I love this blog, it is super helpful and informative, especially as a WOC. I have a strange request, I am looking for super holographic lip gloss or lipstick, preferably under 20 bucks. For lip gloss, I am looking for something super reflective/ shiny/ futuristic ( like what the Inglot ones look like in the tube) that can go over specifically black or white lipstick. Thanks in advanced!
The inglot one also looks holographic on your lips and it’s in your budget so probably buy that one. It looks especially more holographic on darker skin so all the better.
I've noticed recently that the cotton pads I use to remove makeup sometimes cut the delicate skin around my eyes, I was entering if you could suggest anything better? I know Shiseido has their own brand but I always assumed that they were expensive
Omg what kind of busted cotton pads cut you. Brillo? !? Use the daiso brand or better yet Muji. Totally soft and fluffy. Will certainly not cut you.
hiii, i wanted to drop in this idea to glossy eye lovers: today i found a cheapo $1 store lip gloss palette in a drawer, and it made the best eyegloss! i think bc it's so light and waxy, it doesn't goop or run over my lashes, just a thin layer of wonderful greasy shine. and it comes in a lot of diff colors (I'm a big pink/red fan) , for not a big investment. try it?
lots of makeup artists use mac clear lipglass for this effect so not surprised it works but am surprised it didn’t irritate your eye after!
hello again ! I am going as "sexy rising sea levels" to a "sexy Mesozoic era" themed party. i'm gonna just wrap my self in blue fabric I think but I need a makeup look I was thinking wearing illuminator instead of foundation and then like, extreme blue liquid eyeliner (like to my ears), do you 1) have a suggestion for a good blue liquid eyeliner that will last and invoke rising sea levels 2) have any (or followers!!) makeup inspo for this theme. ty ty ty <3
Can you recommend a good concealer for really dark circles? Or anything to cover up dark circles? I don't wear foundation so I really don't know how else to cover them up besides plenty of sleep and water.
please peruse our concealer tag this is a very common question we’ve answered before :)
Are there any brands that you'd recommend for colored mascara that's like bright colors, greens, blues, pinks, purples and those alike?
My favorite out of all the ones I’ve tried (and I’ve tried pretty much all of them) are the ones by butter London. I actually like the brush on the Anastasia ones more but that has been discontinued….the butter london ones are suprisingly good if you cry a lot and get mascara over your face and come in lovely colors. This one is $11.99? Mmm yes. I love the butter london ones 4 the colorful crybabies. I cried a lot during the test period. I am committed 2 endurance testing my mascaras. Please excuse my oversharing I am very sleep deprived