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Should Concealer Go On Before Foundation?

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I mentioned in my last beauty blog post about me discovering concealer should go on before foundation. Well I have tried it and I am now completely sold on applying my concealer before foundation. At first, it didn’t make any sense to me. The Foundation makeup is the base of the entire makeup. I thought the only product that should come before the foundation is the primer, so I have applied my concealer after applying my foundation for many years now. Until I stumbled upon a beauty writer that was strongly against this method of makeup application.

 

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Should Concealer Go On Before Foundation?

Yes! You should apply your concealer first before your foundation. Your makeup should start with primer/moisturiser, concealer, foundation, cosmetic powder and the rest. Foundation is deigned to even out the skin tone, while concealers are for hiding dark circles beneath the eyes, blemishes, age spots, large pores and other facial skin issues. Concealers are great for making your eyes pop and for creating a flawless makeup

The way it works is for you to hide what needs hiding with your concealer, before you even out the rest of your skin tone with the right shade of foundation.

 

How to Use Concealers

I use concealers sparingly as it is easier to add more if needed than to get rid of excess concealer makeup. I dot it concealer lightly on spots needed and blend it gently with a concealer brush for a smooth finish. Less is always more when it comes to concealers and foundations especially. The last thing you would want is to find your heavy makeup cracking after a few hours.

 

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I talked more about this in my latest vlog. You can play catch up on the video –

 

 

Links to the products I used in the YouTube video are below –

LOLA Makeup Powder – Here

Rimmel London Insta Duo Contour Stick – Here

MAC Concealer Brush – Here

Look Good Feel Better Brushes – Here

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6 Makeup Tricks That Make You Look Older and How to Avoid Them

The wonders makeup can do to your appearance! I’m still amazed when I watch the transformation makeup artists put their clients through with a touch of makeup.

There are so many tutorials out there that make re-creating the youthful look very simple. However, they do come with their mishaps. Often times such blunders can make you look a lot older than your age. Here are some makeup tricks that make you look older and how to avoid them.

 

Applying primer

Ever wondered what makes people’s makeup look dull after a long day? It could be because they are not using a primer.

 

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Using a primer will help make your makeup last throughout the day. A good primer keeps your makeup as fresh as it looked when you started off your day. Without a primer, the makeup will wear away thereby revealing the imperfections such as uneven skin tone or fine lines.

 

Contouring

Contouring is a popular makeup trend as when done properly, it can make you look younger. However, when you overdo the contouring your appearance will transition from youthful to old as such contouring will only highlight your ageing lines. At the end of the day, too much definition isn’t good.

 

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The best way to solve this is to always blend the contour to make it more natural. When you blend the contour in properly you will have that youthful appearance.

 

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Highlighting

A beautiful glow is synonymous with looking young. Highlighting in the right places can make you look amazing. However, women often make the mistake in highlighting in less flattering areas on the face thereby adding more years to their appearance.

When highlighting, stay clear of the brow bone as that pulls down your eyes. Also avoid the crease at your eyes and the smile lines as that brings in a lot of focus to the wrinkles and fine lines. Instead focus the highlights in more taut areas of your face like your cheek bones and the bridge of your nose.

 

Applying mascara

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Mascara helps to show off the beauty hidden in your eyes as well as make your eyes appear larger and more alluring. It also helps to define the eyelashes, that’s why it’s good to put mascara on both the top and bottom eyelashes.

However, some women overdo the mascara on the bottom eyelashes. This immediately gives an illusion of having dark circles around your eyes thereby making them look older. When applying mascara brush it lightly on the bottom lashes.

 

 

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Dark lipstick

Who wouldn’t want to wear the bold red lipstick? But the truth is that many women get it wrong and in the process apply too much lipstick thereby making it look so thick and unnatural .

To get this look right, line your lips with a lip pencil. Next, fill in the outline with a lipstick shade slightly darker than the lip pencil and then finish off with a tinted gloss. This sort of makeup would make you appear a lot younger.

 

Using eyeliner on the bottom lid

This is a trend that I have been seeing a lot on social media. Using eyeliner can make your eyes lively and brighter, however, your choice of colour can make a huge difference.

A black eyeliner on the bottom eyelid will make your eyes look smaller and it makes the creases around your eyes more visible.

To properly create that youthful look, switch from using black coloured eyeliner to a brown coloured one and finish off by blending in a brown eyeshadow from the inner to the outer part of your eyes. Depending on your skin colour you may decide to go for white or nude coloured eyeliner.

 

Do you have any tried and tested makeup trick to share? Please do so in the comments section below.

 

 

Makeup Review – LOLA Makeup Foundation & Powder

I have another makeup review post for the makeup lovers. This time, it is LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation and Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder.

 

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LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation

I like my foundation as light weight as possible. I am not a fan of the heavy foundation or “cakey” look, so the lighter the foundation, the better.

Here is the product description of this LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation –

 

Beautifully lightweight and comfortable to wear, this radiant-finish foundation feels like a second skin.

An innovative pearlescent powder visibly corrects skin imperfections by reflecting broad-spectrum light whilst keeping the skin looking natural and fresh.

It also boasts oil absorbing properties which help minimise shine. The final result is perfect skin that looks like it’s been airbrushed and is front cover ready!

 

 

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PROS
  1. I love the simple packaging. I like my foundations to come in a tube so its easy to use.
  2. The light weight texture is great for my skin. It looks and feels so natural.
  3. The foundation blends in very easily and quickly.
  4. It evens out my skin tone, and leaves a radiant finish.
  5. This foundation is quite affordable at £19.95 for a 25ml bottle.
  6. I like that it comes in 6 shades – R001, B002, B003, R004, B005, B006. Mine is B005.
  7. It is great for all skin types.

 

CONS

None.

 

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LOLA Makeup Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder

I have loved the powder makeup for as long as I can remember. I like the way it can dramatically enhance the face. This LOLA Makeup Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder is no exception. Here is the product description –

 

Suitable for all skin types, this matte translucent powder gives a final flawless touch and keeps you shine-free.

Micro-fine powders let skin breathe while oil absorbing micro-sponges combat shine. Its weightless, super smooth, breathable texture balances skin tone, helps reduce the appearance of pores and gives a soft-focus effect. SPF 10 helps protect against photo ageing.

 

PROS

  1. This pressed powder provides excellent coverage.
  2. I love the matte silky finish look.
  3. The packaging is a beauty.
  4. It comes in 8 shades – R011, B012, R013, B014, B015, R016, B017, R018. Mine is B017.
  5. This powder contains SPF 10, which is great.
  6. It is great for all skin types.
  7. It is quite affordable at £12.95.

 

 

CONS

None

 

Makeup Review Score

These makeup products have only PROS, and I would rate them 90% each. I recommend both products anyone in need of a new powder and foundation. They are definitely worth trying. You can watch my YouTube review of the products below –

 

 

 

Have you tried LOLA Makeup? What are your thoughts on this makeup review post? You can buy the foundation here and Pressed Powder here.

 

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