(Closed) Makeup Help!!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Really?

Not concealer before foundation?

:-0

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

This whole foundation before concealer thing confuses me. I am a certified cosmetician and I graduated 7 years ago. Never had I once heard or been told this, it was always concealer, foundation, powder. So I guess this is some new thing.

Anyways, I use concealer first. It works for me, if I need extra coverage I can always go back and add a touch more.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@doxielove:  Oh that’s Carmindy right?  I remember the girls in my classes all hated her, she did a lot of things wrong. The biggest peeve we had is that she would blow on her brushes. Rule #1, never blow on your brushes (unless they’re your own brushes for yourself only).

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have the same issue! I am looking at a makeup primer, and someone I work wit recommended Hard Candy from WalMart, I put it on this morning and waiting till the end of the day to see how it holds up. Going on 8 hours now and it looks good so far! She did say to make sur eyou wash it all off because it can cause breakouts.

If this doesn’t work, or I want something mroe professional I am looking at trying Smashbox Primer, lots of good reviews there but more $$$

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Purpose of primer is to help keep your makeup on for longer periods of time 🙂 Suppose to help keep it from getting oily, falkey, cakey, runny, etc…

I heard it can also help fill in pores/scars and give a more smoothed look.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Random..but I’ve heard multiple times that you can use monistat chaffing gel as an alternate for primer..I haven’t tried it, but if you do a search for it a bunch of reviews pop up..plus it’s cheap, so idk you could try it!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I actually do concealer after foundation because your foundation will start to hide or even out what you are concealing. You also will use less concealer when you touch up what needs more coverage. Less concealer tends to keep it light weight and more natural. I do this on myself and on my clients. And i agree about not blowing on your brushes. Haha. Primers help smooth out texture on your skin like enlarged pores and/or fine lines. It also acts like double stick tape for your makeup to stay on so you get longer wear. Some primers can also add hydration to dry skin or absorb oil for oily skin.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@limegreenbride:  I have heard that as well!! I haven’t had the guts to try it yet though 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mrs. Bubb:  Haha, right? It sounds so weird..I am curious if it works as well as actual makeup primers. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@doxielove: i’m a cosmetologist also. do you use a moisturizer? a lot of people think that if they have oily skin, they don’t need one, but that’s not the case. there are moisturizers that help with oil control so they’ll moisturize the dry areas, but won’t make the oily areas worse. i have very oily skin and i always use a moisturizer. olay has one for oily/combination skin that i like. and exfoliating will help with the flakiness. do you use any type of facial scrub?

i don’t think there’s really a right or wrong order to applying concealer and foundation and i’ve even heard that you shouldn’t overlap them at all. i think it’s just a matter of preference. i’ve experimented with all the different ways and i prefer to apply concealer over my foundation, because as MrsReidizzle said, there is less to conceal after the foundation has evened everything out.

you also may want to try a long wearing foundation. like i said, i have very oily skin (and i’m part of a dance group), so i need makeup that won’t melt off at the first sign of oil or sweat. i use truly lasting color by almay and i really like it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m not a makeup artist, just a makeup enthusiast, but I’ve read a lot of people like Urban Decay Deslick for oily skin.

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