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u/Feeling_Pretty · 5 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup


  • Primer is a must. It helps your pores and it makes your makeup stay on longer. The best budget friendly primers that I love are Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer (only sold at Walmart for $8) and Revlon's PhotoReady Perfecting Primer. Both of these are great and holds up makeup on a hot day really well.

  • BB cream! I love BB creams and they are wonderful. I suggest getting the Asian ones compared to the American ones. American BB creams are more of a tinted moisturizer. Plus Asian BB creams has more skin benefits.

    For your skin type, combo, I have many suggestion of a BB cream.

    Everyone really likes Missha, I would suggest trying the Perfect Cover or their improved version of that called Signature Real Complete. Both are really well on many skin types. Missha M Shiny provides radiance and glow. Missha Signature Complexion Coordinating BB Cream

    In the Skinfood “Good Afternoon” BB cream line I would suggest the Skinfood Good Afternoon Apple Cinnamon Tea which is a Whitening and maintain bright morning skin. Skinfood Good Afternoon Rose Lemon Tea which is Hydrating and Fitting. And Skinfood Good Afternoon Honey Black Tea is Moisturizing and Glowing. Skinfood Mushroom BB cream is also pretty good. It's for dry and normal skin and it helps heal damage skin too.

    Holika Holika has a cheap BB cream that works great. Holika Holika Petit BB cream in Clearing (blue tube), Shimmer (pink tube), or Watery (green tube) would be great for your skin tone. Simple break down of Holika Holika Petit BB cream; Essential (orange) for skin elasticity, Moisture (purple) for dry skin, Clearing (blue) for uneven surface of skin, Watery (green) for natural look, and Shimmering (pink) makes skin shiny and clean.

    And Holika Holika All That BB cream, Holika Holika Luminous Silk BB Cream, Holika Holika Baby Bloom Moisture BB cream, and Holika Holika Peach Girl BB cream should be great as well.

    Skin79 is also a great BB cream favorite. For you skin tone I suggest the Skin79 in Hot pink which is good for combo skin. A simple break down of Skin79 BB cream; Pink is for combo, Orange for oily, and Gold for dry.

    Skin79 The Oriental Gold great for all skin types. Skin79 Diamond The Prestige. Skin79 Premier Gold BB cream. Skin79 Dream Girls (made for teenagers) since it's made for teenage skin, it suits many skin types. Skin79 Absolute Total BB Cream. Skin79 Scandal Rose & Vanilla BB cream. Skin79 Diamond Pearl.

    Etude House Mineral Wear Bright fit, but they have a newer version of that out call Etude House Cotton Fit. Etude House Dear Girl Be Clear BB cream. However, the Mineral Wear Bright Fit has been known to be a tad bit oily.

    Tonymoly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream creates a really dewy look, but it would nice for combo/dry skins. Tonymoly Intense Care Snail BB cream heals any damaged skin. Tonymoly Cats Wink Shiny Skin BB Cream is a very simple (and cute looking) BB cream. Tonymoly BB Fit Sheer BB cream, Tonymoly Luminous BB cream Glossy, and Tonymoly The Oriental Gyeol Goun BB cream are also great.

    Loiele Trip Solution BB cream

    Dr. Jart Premium BB Cream. Dr. Jart makes BB creams for certain skintypes so this brand is pretty great. Also Dr. Jart is sold in Sephora stores.

    Elishacoy Always Nuddy BB cream, Elishacoy Always Triple BB Cream, and Elishacoy Time Capsule BB cream, and Elishacoy Always Baby BB cream. These are great simple BB creams. They all range from moisturizing and oil controlling in each product and they work great for combos.

    Innisfree Mineral Sun Waterproof BB cream , Innisfree Jejbija Anti Trouble BB cream, Innisfree Eco Natural Green Tea BB Cream, and Innisfree Air Skin Fit BB cream. These are also great BB creams and they feel nice on the skin!

    Too Cool For School Rules of Trouble Dual Cover and Too Cool For School After School BB Foundation Lunch Box

    BRTC The First Ampoule BB Cream and BTRC Visualizer Laser BB Multi Cream. BTRC, like Dr. Jart, makes BB creams for certain skin types and works great. BTRC also have a BB cream for acne skin calledBRTC Blemish Recover Balm BB cream. It's a BB cream specifically made for trouble/acne prone/sensitive skin and it's oil free.

    Baviphat Magic Girls Whitening BB cream, Baviphant Indi Girl Tea Tree Trouble Catch BB cream

    Peripera I Love BB Cream, Peripera I Love BB Light, Peripera Cover BB Foundation, and Peripera Wonder BB cream

    Hanskin Smart Total BB Cream Hanskin Glossy BB cream

    Sheerskin Perfect Natural BB cream

    Secret Key Snail EGF Repairing Natural BB cream

    Ceida Rice Stem Cell Whitening BB cream

    Milkydress Bella 24h BB cream

    Nature Republic Botanical Fresh BB cream, Nature Republic Snail Therapy 50 BB cream, and Nature Republic Flower BB cream. Also a great simple and great for the skin BB cream.

    The Face Shop Face It Magic Cover BB cream is a great for oily/combo skin. The Face Shop Lovely Me:Ex BB cream is a very simple BB cream and should work well with normal skin types. The Face Shop Face it Shimmering BB cream.

    The Face Shop Waterproof BB cream is new and it adheres to the skin. Sweat, water and sebum proof.

    Stem cell melti triple BB cream

    Itsskin Babyface BB cream. A very simple BB cream.

  • Finishing powder. Finishing powder helps your makeup stay on even longer and helps control shine. Two that works extremely and are easy find are ELF Tone Correcting Powder and NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Powder


  • Blushes! I absolutely love them. NYX blushes are super great and are super budget friendly too! The Peach color is pretty popular and adds the right about of soft colored pink.


  • Mascaras. I never buy high end mascaras they all do the same thing. CoverGirl mascaras are very loved in these subreddits, their Clump Crusher is very beloved. Maybelline mascaras are other people's favorite as well. Their The Falsies is amazing and their The Rocket is super amazing.

  • Eyeliner! There are many different kinds of eyeliners available. There are pencil (automatic ones and sharpening ones), gel, kohl, and liquid. I personally really like gel, kohl, and liquid eyeliners.

    For gel eyeliners, Maybelline Eyestudio gel eyeliner is one of the best. However, I love Essence Gel eyeliner. It doesn't smudge, budge, or smear. I had a pot for year or so and it's not dry at all. And it's super cheap! $4!!

    For kohl liners, I love Milani liquif'eye. This stuff is truly amazing. I use it on my waterline and it hold up super well! I stamp black eyeshadow on top over it and it last!! I was out for 8 hours and I had to touch up once! Plus when it does fade a bit, it fades cleanly and doesn't look messy.

    Liquid liners. I haven't tried this yet, but NYX's liquid liners are amazing. Waterproof like no other! And it's budget friendly as well!

  • Eyeshadows. There are many palettes in this world and I love my theBalm nudetude! It is my favorite and it has great color pay off. However, I also really like NYX's smokey and natural palette. They are also pretty amazing and gives the perfect shadow look.

  • Primer. Eyeshadow primer is also a must. It helps the color show off even more and stay on longer. ELF eyelid primer is pretty great given the price. It's a hit or a miss, but it works quite well with me. Another favorite has to Urban Decay Primer Potion. Like magic in a bottle and is one of the best eyeshadow primer on the market.


  • Revlon Lip Butters. They are freaking amazing and I love them. I thought they were over hyped, but they are really great. They give off a sheery look, but they are buildable. Not quite a lipstick coverage though. They're not drying and they stay up for a couple hours.

  • Maybelline Color Whispers are very similar to Revlon's Lip Butters, but Maybelline has more a range of colors.

  • NYX lipsticks. Now NYX offers great lipsticks options. From mattes to shine to just regular lipsticks. They have great color option is is overall a great lip product.

  • Smith's RoseBud Salve is like Vaseline on steroids. This stuff is amazing. I used it as a lip balm and it makes my lips super smooth! You can also use it for irritations, minor burns, dry skin, and cuticles!

    Thanks for hosting! I wish I could help with skincare, I don't know much about skincare and I've reached the 1000 words limit.../r/SkincareAddiction can help you with that! :D
u/lilcountryfox · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Skin Type: Very Sensitive
Concerns: Pore Size, Skin Tone, Blemishes

Morning 🌞

EVENPRIME | Gel Cleanser | $16 (TOP 🌟 THREE)

Gentle pH-balanced facial cleanser with subtle Yuzu fruit scent. Gel-like texture. Cleans skin without stripping or over-drying. Protects and fortifies the skin barrier – helping to reduce the appearance of blemishes. Wins a place in my "top three" because I've tried cleansers from a bajillion different brands (Glossier, Drunk Elephant, Malin+Goetz, Krave, Kiehls, Shiseido) – this one not only feels great on my skin, but has helped keep me blemish-free for nearly a year. Plus I'm a sucker for all things Yuzu. 🍋 I'm on my third tube – highly recommend.

EVENPRIME | Face Mist | $24 (TOP 🌟 THREE)

Acts like a toner and essence in one. Because it’s meant to be a skincare product, the spray strength is more refreshing compared to sheer setting sprays. No sticky, tacky feeling. Rich in “best of” K-Beauty favorites like Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate and Centella Asiatica (Cica) extract. Helps balance my skin tone, reduce pore size and makes my skin feel and look healthier. EVENPRIME also wins a "top three" spot here, because it's wasn't easy to find a fragrance-free, alcohol-free toner WITH Galactomyces. I find this product to be a more advanced version of the CosRX Galactomyces spray, and since using I've started to get compliments from strangers about my skin/pores.

THE ORDINARY | Caffeine Tincture | $7

This is the only product I own from The Ordinary (due to the price). Caffeine helps to temporarily reduce the appearance of under-eye bags. The effect of this product is pretty minimal, and the applicator sucks – too much product comes out, but I feel “better” doing something – I’d say I’m on the team that considers under-eye creams to be a beauty industry scam. Worth trying for the price.

EVENPRIME | Daily Moisturizer | $32

Super lightweight daily moisturizer (could be used as a primer – works great under makeup or SPF). A good product for guys if they’re afraid of the “greasy” feeling of traditional moisturizers. Also rich in Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate and Centella Asiatica (Cica) extract.

KRAVE BEAUTY | Beet Shield SPF50 | $20 (Not Pictured)

I have super sensitive skin and get irritation from products containing avobenzone. I love that Beet Shield is coral reef friendly and mineral-based (with no “white cast”). SPF 50+ PA++++ (NOTE: I’ve also tried KRAVE’s cleanser, but prefer EVENPRIME’s – KRAVE’s has a slightly metallic overtone which I can’t really explain).

COOLA | Lip Balm SPF30 | $12 (Not Pictured)

It has a tiny bit of azobenzene, but it doesn’t irritate my lips. One of the best SPF products for lips imo. (I use the clear version).

Night 🌙

EVENPRIME | Gel Cleanser | $16

Really great cleanser. I use it 2x a day.

BIODERMA | Micellar Water | $5-12

I find mineral SPF sticks to skin, so use Micellar Water as a second cleanse just to remove any extra particles. Have been using this for years. I’ll also occasionally use the Banila Co Balm, which has a lovely, buttery texture. The Banila Co Balm feels more luxurious I guess.

EVENPRIME | Face Mist | $24

I also use this 2x a day – love how it saves me time. Feel like Galactomyces is the type of ingredient you really want to load on your face for it to work best.

IUNIK | Galactomyces + Rose Stem Cell Serum | $16

MANYO FACTORY | Bifida Complex Serum | $40

I alternate between these two serums, which I discovered on a trip to Seoul last year. Not sure if I’ll repurchase the IUNIK one (it doesn’t really seem to do anything, and has more of a watery essence texture). The Bifida Complex from Manyo Factory is a good/affordable Estee Lauder dupe, and contains a few nice ingredients (including my fav – Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate).

MANYO FACTORY | Galactomyces Essence Cream | $55

I purchased the SK-II products last year during a new year’s sale in Tokyo, but just ran out. Full disclosure, SK-II still uses methylparaben if that’s something you avoid. I’ve since switched to Manyo Factory’s Galactomyces Essence Cream (I use the thicker cream at night because I live in Los Angeles and the climate is so dry). When I travel home to New Orleans (which is way more humid), I just use the EVENPRIME one day/night because it’s cost efficient.

LANEIGE | Lip Sleep Mask | $20

I had tried Laneige’s water sleeping pack mask, but it dried my skin out, so wasn’t hesitant to try their lip mask, but GUYYYS this is a great product. My lips look so plump and beautiful after using it. They nailed this product. Wish they had an unscented version, however.

Other 💫

EMINCENCE | Strawberry Rhubarb Exfoliant | $48 (or KANEBO | Suisai Powder | $22)

So I let an esthetician convince me to switch to a powder chemical exfoliant. I love the smell of the product, but it last FOREVER. I also don’t love the packaging because it’s hard to use in the shower without fear of getting water inside and ruining the product. So to friends I recommend Suisai’s exfoliating powder. It comes in cute little containers, which are great for traveling.

CAUDALIE | Glycolic Peel Mask | $39 (TOP 🌟 THREE)

I’ll also work in Caudalie’s Glycolic Mask 1 or 2x a week. They call it a 10 min facial and no joke – once you wash your skin, you notice how radiant and glowing your skin is. The NEOGEN wine gauze pads provide a similar effect, but I don’t use them as often as the Caudalie mask (they are cheaper if price is important). I'll definitely continue to purchase the Caudalie mask, so it gets a "top three" spot as well. You'll love it!

(Any Brand Works) | Tea-Tree Oil | $10-12

I use tea tree oil as a spot treatment. Learned long ago that harsh acne products just make things worse.

u/Somanyofyouhaveasked · 2 pointsr/AusSkincare

I’ve just returned with a suitcase of products, I’m still working my way through them all!

Products I loved:

  • Mediheal tea tree sheet masks (available at Don Quixote): calms down skin on the verge of a breakout. The packaging has changed slightly from that shown in the link.

  • Acne Barrier Protect Spots (Cosme and other speciality beauty/skincare stores): seals pimples and turns them into a tiny speck overnight. Seems to work better once they’ve (TMI) popped unfortunately, but still an amazing product. I apply to a clean cotton bud so I don’t contaminate the dropper.

  • SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser (department stores): received this as a sample in a pack. It’s a nice gentle cleanser that visibly brightens afterwards.

    Things that didn’t set my world on fire, but YMMV:

  • Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder Wash (any drug store): This was described as being coarser than the Tacha Polishing Powder (haven’t tried), but I could barely feel any of the exfoliant. I usually use the Aesop exfoliant which is very coarse so may just be me.

  • Shiseido Macherie Perfect Shower (speciality beauty/skincare stores): Not /AusSkincare and think this really depends on your hair type. It’s described as a perfect cure for bed hair, I have naturally wavy hair and it made my waves partially drop out, so it was neither straight nor wavy - just flat and messy. I’d prefer something like the Bumble and Bumble spray.

  • Canmake Perfect Multi Eye Pallet, Shade 02 (most beauty stores): nice formula, blends well and really lovely warm brown shades. However it’s very much that subtle Japanese eye make up look, I’ve been using Huda, UD and ABH for too long so prefer something a bit stronger.

  • I bought a La Roche Posay sunscreen and BB cream at the same time they started flogging them throughout the Aus Open. There are plenty of threads on them.

    Things I bought and haven’t tried yet:

  • SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and sheet masks (department stores): When in Rome...

  • Shiseido Ultimune (department stores): As above.

  • Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Milk (drug stores and speciality beauty/skincare stores): I saw lots of good reviews for this brand, but the Aqua Booster version. I could only find it in spray form rather than a bottle (perhaps wrong time of year) so bought this instead. There is a gel option too.

  • Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel (drug stores): another sunscreen that was highly recommended.

  • Melano CC Intensive Anti Spot Essence (drug stores): I had to have the concept of a vitamin C serum explained to me so probably not the greatest source. Apparently it’s “more stable”.

  • Kose Softy Mo Deep Cleansing Oil (can’t remeber where I bought this, drug stores and beauty/skincare stores will have it): highly recommended, DHC seems to be well regarded too.

  • Canmake Perfect Serum BB Cream (beauty/skincare stores).

    Other things on the must-have list but got to the end of the trip and was all “I’m not paying that”:

  • Shu Uemura Ultime 8 Sublime Cleansing Oil.
  • Hada Labo Shirojyun Lotion.

    I speak schoolgirl Japanese at best, but everyone there is only too happy to help. Screenshot as many products as you can so you can show people in shops.

    It probably goes without saying no matter where you are, but knowing what colours work for your skin is a must. I’m biracial but look completely western, so I found SAs would try and direct me to pink-based makeup by default. My skin is completely yellow-based so I always had to politely decline their recommendations.

    Happy shopping!
u/terra_bull_ · 1 pointr/Drag

Hey! I was totally in this situation 6 months ago. Figuring out technique is a sort of "figure it out as you go" situation and tons of videos on youtube can help you figure it out. What I can help you with is your purchases. Figuring out what you'll need is extremely overwhelming, so here's a dirty rundown of what I've gathered so far:

  1. Starting off can be pricey, so I highly recommend starting off buying cheaper make-up until you figure out your vibe. You really don't need the expensive stuff to look good, and make-up in stores like Sephora and Ulta are EXTREMELY expensive relative to how much you will be using vs. their price. That being said, amazon is your girl. Mehron has extremely cheap foundations on Amazon and they last forever (at least they did for me) - attached is my main shade, but you can look through the color options they have to guess your base/contour/highlight. I've only gone through one entire stick of my base foundation (which I use the most) since i've bought my base make up. I HIGHLY recommend in investing in beauty blenders and not brushes when it comes to foundation because i've found that beauty blenders make looks come out a lot more polished. (Not to say that good looks can't come out of brushes, I've just found blenders to be a lot easier to work with.
  2. Once you have painted your foundation in a way you're happy with, use light layers of setting powder to set it down. Remember that although the more powder you use will have it last longer, the more cakey you'll come out. Also keep in mind that the powder will soften colors, so don't expect the foundation to be as intense as it was before you put the powder on.
  3. Colored eyeshadow can be really tough when you don't know what colors work for you. This is the palette I highly recommend getting based on it's color variety and price. Mind you, some of the colors came in cracked, but if you press them down without mixing them into the other pots, they are deff still usable. Remember that you'll need a lot of brushes if you want to experiment with different shades. Elf brushes found at any general store (Target for example) typically go for a dollar each, so stock up on those so you have room for experimentation. I'd recommend around 10 or so just to be able to play around.
  4. EYELINER. I personally love a sharp thick liner, so I primarily get some cheap liquid liner and cover it with black eyeshadow to make it POP. (This can also be applied to any part of painting - If you want it to really POP (I cannot stress this enough) start with a liquid or cream material and cover it with it's powdered equivalent. Any cheap elf liquid liner will do. If you're not really focused on a sharp liner, go for pencil because it's generally easier to apply.
  5. Eyebrows - Not sure what your eyebrows are like, but trust me when I say that they're one of the biggest inconveniences when it come to painting your face. If your brows are thick, I highly suggest investing in a multipack of glue sticks. Gluing techniques vary among queens, but I tend to apply a heavy layer of glue, smooth out as much as I possibly can as fast as I can before the glue gets tacky and dry with a hairdryer. After the glue is almost dry, I apply a light layer of setting powder (DO NOT GO OVERBOARD, because your brows WILL come out crunchy). After this initial layer, continue layers of glue and LIGHT powder until they're fully blocked. Be sure that they're completely dry before you continue on to the next layer or else the tackiness will cause them to break (and you'll have to start all over). Honestly I'd say shave them off if you have the ability to do so and don't mind what you look like browless as boy.
  6. CLEAN UP. Cleaning up is one of the things I dread most about drag. You'll need some stuff to clean both your face and materials. When it comes to removing make up, wet wipes feel nice, but are (again) pricey. If you're on a budget, cotton rounds and micellar water should do the trick just fine. When it comes to your materials (blenders and brushes) I don't care what anyone says. Dish soap and hot water will ALWAYS remove makeup quickly. Don't use any specialized brush cleansers until you feel comfortable enough to invest in quality brushes.


    Again, you don't need EVERYTHING listed above, but for my personal complete look, I require everything I mentioned. Starting off, I blew about around 300 dollars, so save money when you can. When queens joke about how they spent a lot of money to look "this" cheap, they really aren't lying. ALSO, don't be discouraged if you don't have the coin. There are tons of other resources available out there and if possible, you can always slowly acquire items over time.


    Good luck! ✨
u/Iledahorsetowater · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Always recommend the cera ve SA renewal cleanser. It’s amazing and events your skin and brightens it. I actually use the SA renewal body wash, you get a lot and I can use it on my face as well. The Cera Ve SA body lotion is also love, sometimes I use it on my face. Makes body super smooth, these two are dream team.

I think the dream routine:


u/formerlyfitzgerald · 17 pointsr/AskWomen

Of course! Here's my list of products with a short review of them along with price.

Benton Steam Cream. This steam cream is a great cream to put on after any toners/ampoules but before any heavier moisturizers (the philosophy of skin care layering is put on the thin stuff first and heavy stuff last). I really like this product, it helps with redness and acne-prone areas. This isn't a spot treatment for acne though, FYI. $13.99 on Prime

Mizon Acne Pink Spot: This is what I use for spot treatments on a zit. The important thing to note about this product is that you should let the layers settle. You should see a slightly clear yellow liquid at the top and an opaque pink at the bottom. I think the pink is calamine lotion. I take a Q-tip and put this on any breakout I have before I go to bed. This has helped minimize the size of those pesky pimples that haven't come to a head. I bought this 4 months ago and I barely made a dent in it. $14.33

Biore sunscreen. Ya'll. If you don't buy anything else, just make sure you buy sunscreen. It doesn't have to be this one, but sunscreen is probably the BEST thing you can do for your skin. Do it everyday, even in winter. Especially if you use any sort of actives like BHA or AHA or retinoids. I use Differin at night and Stridex in the morning and I always slather on this sunscreen. It has a lemon scent and it doesn't leave a whitecast because this is a chemical sunscreen instead of a physical sunscreen. Please keep in mind this sunscreen has alcohol in it to help it dry quickly so if your skin is alcohol sensitive, I recommend patch testing to be careful. $19.99 for a 2 pack.

TonyMoly Panda Dream Brightening Eye Stick: I'm blessed with very thin skin under my eyes so any missing minutes in my 8hour sleep routine will immediately show up on my eyes. This stick is great for helping brighten up that area in the morning. Use it as a primer under makeup. $6

This section is for makeup:

Sulwashoo Cushion A little pricey on the upfront cost but the refills are signifcantly cheaper once you get the container. I love this makeup. I'm not a fan of full coverage foundations so I skew more towards BB creams, but this is a nice cushion that give a tiny bit more coverage but still make your skin look like you're not wearing makeup. I use Medium Pink. Cute little container and it came with another refill cushion. $39.00

Skinfood Peach Sake Finishing Powder: Ok here me out. I actually use this product, which is labelled as a finishing powder for your makeup, as a dry shampoo. It's seriously the best dry shampoo I've used. I use a kabuki brush and dust it on to my oily roots and it dries up the oil without the powdered wig look, wasting half an aersol can, or the "dry shampoo smell". THIS SMELLS LIKE PEACHES, YA'LL. This box of finishing powder has been with me since February and it's not even half empty. I've never had a dry shampoo spray last that long for me. Get on this. $7.97

That's all for now! My laptop is about to die. :)

u/likes_spicy · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Wow, that's a pretty big haul! It's great that you've got some knowledge of basic skincare and makeup! You can also check out the Beginner's guide for some more information on Asian skincare. The Holy Grail list is also a good introductory resource for different types of layering skincare products, and some makeup products. If you know your skin type and concerns, you can also check out the February Routine thread to see what other users have in their routine and if it helps them.

Now, on to the main concern of your post!


Like other users have mentioned in your original post, you do have two eye primers. Do you intend on wearing eyeshadow often? If yes, I suggest that you try them and pick the one that works the best for you. If it's possible, you could return both and try the samples instead.

Setting Powder

I think the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder and the Skinfood Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder are great. The best thing about them is that they work wonderfully (given that it's not caked on), and the smooth finish lasts the entire day for me. They are also cost efficient, and you can find plenty of reviews online.

Sun protection

I haven't tried that Shiseido sunscreen, so I can't comment on the quality and effectiveness of it. I suggest that you try it to make sure that:

  • the sun protection is enough for you in your daily activities
  • the finish of the cream is appropriate for your skin type (is it greasy? matte?)
  • your skin doesn't become irritated by the sunscreen

    I prefer using the Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel and the newly formulated Biore
    Aqua Rich Watery Essence
    . I find that both of them do not cause me to break out, or leave my face feeling oily and greasy. They are seriously my HG. You might want to consider trying these as well! They are a bit cheaper than the Shiseido one, and the PA+++/++++ protection is a huge plus!

    Lip tint

    For $12, the Sephora lip stain is not a bad pick up! That's about on par for most Asian lip tints.

    Eyeshadow palettes

    Many Asian eyeshadows are neutral colors and tones, and are not as pigmented as other American brands. Personally, I don't mind this because it suits my tastes, but others might. I am a fan of the Urban Decay Naked palettes, and I do recommend them if they aren't out of your price range. I also like the NYX palettes because they are quite affordable with good color pay-off, and the Innisfree Mineral Single Shadows because of the sparkles in some of the selections.

    Before you purchase, you can also do some research and look for reviews of other palettes that you're interested in (unless you feel like being adventurous!). Most reviews include swatches so you can see how that color looks on that individual.

    I can't comment on the blush or lip primer since I don't use those types of products often in my routine.

    Regarding your skin type and concerns... What is your current routine? For color correction, there are many products that help with lightening redness. I have seen much success with using Missha's Time Revolution FTE (old formula) and Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule. These products usually go on sale often, so be sure to check out the Missha sales. You could also look into incorporating some vitamin C, AHA, or BHA products in your routine as well.

    There are also many moisturizing creams that can moisturize your skin! You can look through the two lists I linked above to find some of the popular ones that ABers recommend.

    Lastly... before I fall asleep ... You don't have to be afraid of skincare and makeup! The process of finding your HG products will require trial and error. Here, I would like to stress that makeup and skincare is very much YMMV. What works for one person may not work for another, so that's why it's important to patch test and do research! For beginners, I would not recommend buying a full sized, expensive, product before trying a sample of it or doing research! The best thing about Sephora is that you can ask for a sample to try at home before you commit to the purchase. That way, if it causes a breakout, you wouldn't have to worry about wasting it or having to make a trip to the store to return it. In addition, by being mindful of the ingredients, you can potentially find out which ingredient(s) cause a bad reaction and avoid it.

    We're all very friendly and helpful here, and many of us are able to answer any questions you may have! There's a daily thread that's stickied, and you can ask specific questions there.

    Best of luck!
u/TheOddysee · 46 pointsr/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

Random, but here's how I've learned to hide shadow:

Shave, wet shave if you can for a closer shave. Dab all these on with a sponge, apply where the shadow is darkest (usually the chin) first, then dab and feather out from there, including your neck. Make sure all of these match your skin colour, examples just fit mine.

First, concealer:

This gives you a good base, you don't need much of this to cover but it should be heaviest where your shadow is more pronounced. You can also use a nice lipstick shade for this as the red will offset the shadow, but liquid concealers are best.

Second, Primer:

Again, from the darkest areas, this gives your skin a nice matt soft, even and flat base for the rest of your makeup. It'll hide lumps and bumps from shaving. I use the one I linked because it's great for sensitive skin, moisturizes and smells like chocolate oranges.

Third, Liquid Foundation:

Apply as you did the concealer - this will be a little more liquid and stains clothes super easy, so be careful! Starting at the darkest areas, then cover the face and neck. When that is dry move onto step 4.

Fourth, Powder Foundation:

This is to make your makeup a little less shiny and a little more natural, it also helps hide and deal with sweat on your face.

This may sound like it would look super cakey but as you're applying it you'll be able to see where you think it's looking that way and deal with it as you go along. It'll look really natural and is a great every day makeup.

This also works for chest areas if you're looking to wear something a little low cut - I get a shadow almost immediately too and this lasts me all day.

After you've applied all this you'll have a good base for the rest of your makeup - contouring (find a complimentary colour to your skin and apply with a brush), eyebrow, lips and eye. For a darker eye liner look, I've been told to use both a pencil as a base and a liquid liner on top.

Hope this helps!

u/tintedlipbalm · 4 pointsr/RedPillWives

My picks are a rotation of Japanese sunscreens, because when it comes to skincare I just can't stick to one thing!

Some in my rotation:

Disclosure: These are all Amazon non-affiliate links so people here can easily find prices and other reviews (even though I personally shop these on Ebay and Rakuten and not Amazon).

  • Biore Perfect Face Milk - Says it's water resistant, I personally like the finish and can use it under makeup with no issues.

  • Biore Perfect Milk - This is great for going out in my opinion, an actual going outside face sunscreen!

  • Hada Labo Creamy UV Gel - Very light and friendly, I reserve it for interior use.

  • Shiseido SENKA Mineral Water - I really like this one and on me this has a matte powdery finish. Some people complain it goes on greasy. I find that whole it's greasier than others during application, it dries out non-greasy. YMMV.

  • Forgot to add: I use Privacy's UV Face Powder for retouching. It's Zinc Oxide based. There are other sunscreen powders on the market. My mom uses Colorescience's and it can be found on Amazon too, and Peter Thomas Roth also has one. I just use this one because it's cheaper. It's very whitish though so not the best option for darker skintones.

    Finally, the cult favorite is Biore Watery Essence so I'm linking it. I personally did not like how drying this was and its citrus smell, but the vast majority of people swear by it because it's really light and easy to use everyday in interiors.

    Japanese sunscreens generally contain alcohol and all the ones I listed do contain alcohol, so if you're against alcohol in sunscreen you might not like the ones I list, however there are some well liked alcohol-free Japanese sunscreens that you can find searching online, /r/AsianBeauty can be a good resource for these.

    The reason I personally like Japanese sunscreens in particular is their texture and their ingredients. Most of them contain Titanium Dioxide (a physical UV blocker) and/or Zinc Oxide (the broadest spectrum UVA blocker approved for sunscreen use at the moment). UVA are the rays you need to look out for when preventing sings of aging. This is what PA and the plus signs after it stand for in Japanese sun products, while the SPF we are all familiar with only refers to UVB protection. Four plus signs after PA denote the highest level of protection currently in place.

    The downside of physical sunscreen it that it tends to leave a white cast behind so darker-skinned people might have issues with this aesthetically.

    There might be western sunscreens that are physical but most mainstream brands (like Neutrogena) rely on their chemical patented formula (or a mix of physical and chemical like some of La Roche Posay), which is also good, but can be sensitizing to some people. They also do have a greasier formula that remains tacky at least in my experience, and some people really hate this about sunscreen.

    I don't personally use Korean sunscreens at the moment because their regulations only allow PA+++ to be the highest, but many people enjoy their variety, so again you can look in the AsianBeauty subreddit or on youtube/blogs if you want to read reviews of those.


    If you for personal reasons would like to get a Western brand physical non-greasy sunscreen, Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 Tinted Matte Moisturizer contains Zinc Oxide protection and has a matte finish!

    Her line is overall well liked by people because of their choice of ingredients due to a philosophy of extensive research. I have this sunscreen and while I found it too drying for my normalish-to-combo skin, it could be a godsend for oilier people. Ideal for daily use, and it has some tint. I haven't tried any other of her sunscreens but her line is worth looking into, if you're new to building a routine! Unfortunately I'm just noticing that since my introduction to this brand in 2014 the prices have raised, most likely due to her online following growing.

    Final note:
    All of which I just wrote is stuff I learned from the Internet and also my personal experiences with the products I've tried and liked, I'm not a sun protection expert!*
u/marigoldyeg · 2 pointsr/Edmonton

Absolutely. I would look these items up on Makeup Alley, or see if Tati on youtube has reviewed them to see if they are something you would be interested in...
Coty Airspun– I think you should ask for the unscented powder since the scented one sounds overwhelming.
Catrice Cosmetics – Now this has some cult following, and it looks like Shoppers Drug Mart is starting to ship this, so the brand may be available in Canada soon! Again, check out Tati, she mentions a few.

Sonia Kashuk Brushes and Make Up – A brand that’s usually found at Target, her brushes are pretty well loved and bargain priced! I recall Target had a few other hard to find brands but I can’t think of any specifically.
Expensive brands like Hourglass and Charlotte Tilbury and Kat Von D are kinda available in Canada, but not the full line. Tarte Shape Tape (exclusively at Ulta) is a must have! Morphe is also at Ulta, another dream of mine.
Try this link too -
Off topic, but I find the selection of Nike shoes and cool colours of sneakers limited in Edmonton. It’s hard with shoe size, but some of my best gifts have been these unique pieces.
Got a sweet tooth? This looks like heaven in a dessert!
I am sorry I can’t be more specific about products since it depends on skin type, complexion etc. But I hope this may help a bit, or at least you’ll learn a thing or two :D

u/K8eCastle · 4 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

If you're fairly new to makeup I'd look into a tinted moisturizer, face powder, a natural blush, and mascara for starters. You definitely don't want to start off too strong, especially if you don't typically wear makeup.

  • Tinted moisturizer is great because it isn't heavy and is pretty easy to match to your skin tone since it isn't very opaque. It gives your skin a little color without appearing caked on. This can be applied with a sponge or even with your fingers if you prefer. I like this one a lot!

  • Face powder is great if you have oily skin. You can get translucent powder or one that has color in it. It's best to apply with a large, fluffy brush but sometimes they will come with a pouf that works as well. This is a great loose powder.

  • Blush will give your face a little color. It's hard to recommend a shade since I don't know your skin tone, but Maybelline makes really nice blushes that are pigmented, but not so much that you will look like a clown with just a touch.

  • Mascara will make your eyes look more open and awake without overpowering them. You can even get brown for a more natural look! This one is my current favorite!
u/theatregeek1008 · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Ah, no! The colour of translucent powder varies from white to slightly skin coloured. When it goes on the skin, it's practically invisible, hence the name translucent. It works for all skin colours. It doesn't even out the face or anything, it just takes away shine and sets your foundation and concealer.

It's the white jar with the blue print. Now, I know it's white. However, it goes on without any colour. The is one of the powders I am currently using and I really like this stuff! It can be hard to find due to the fact that Ben Nye is a company that exclusively makes stage makeup. If you choose this one, you would have to buy it online or see if your local costume store has it.

Now, I've never found a translucent powder that I didn't like. I never buy high end translucent powder, mostly because I find that ALL translucent powders do a great job, no matter how high end the brand. Here are some others that you can find in the drugstore:

u/alextyrian · 30 pointsr/rupaulsdragrace

Eyebrow Cover - Elmer's Glue, Pros-aide Cream. Raven talking about Bianca recommending it to her.

Powder - Coty Airspun is the best on the market for the cost. You can literally get it at Walmart, and for Translucent Powder the only thing that matters is the texture. Ben Nye Luxury Powder is the other standard, but it's pricier. The "girl, look how orange you fucking look, girl" powder is Topaz. A ton of queens of color use the Banana powder, and even cis women use it now because Kim K's makeup artist uses it on her. Ben Nye also makes a Super White powder that gets used over their Clown White foundation for very stark highlights, like under the brow. I believe Super White is the powder Sharon Needles uses to look ghostly. Raven's preferred pressed white powder is Mac Studio Fix in Shivering White.

Foundations - Kryolan TV Paintstick has been the industry standard for about a decade now. It used to be MaxFactor Panstik, but they discontinued it in the US. Jackie Beat bought all of it that she could in bulk when that happened, but then I think eventually switched to Kryolan. Dermablend was originally formulated to cover burns, so it also gets used. I believe Katya used it on Drag Race, if she doesn't still use it. Ben Nye Clown White is the product that Nina accused everyone of stealing from her, and is an incredibly versatile product. Manila Luzon used it in her makeup tutorial to cover her black brows.

Eyeshadows - Sugarpill Pro Palette is pretty ubiquitous at this point, but they were founded in like 2010 so there are still old-school queens who are holdouts. Bulletproof and Tako are just about the best black and white eyeshadows on the market. Trixie and Farrah both use Dollypop constantly. On the other hand, they mostly concentrate on crayola colors and less on browns. La Femme and Mac are basically responsible for Raven's beige face. Miss Fame uses a lot of Cozzette Infinite Eyeshadow.

Lip Pencils - MAC are basically the standard. Nothing else comes to mind. I've used drug store pencils, but these are the only ones I've gone out of my way for. Sharon swears by Nightmoth lip liner.

Lip Color - OCC Lip Tar used to be everywhere, but Jeffree Star seems to have put them out of business. Traditional lipsticks are easy to make, so basically any drugstore brand does the job if you can find a color you like.

Highlighters - Jeffree Star Skin Frost, Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit. These didn't used to be a thing. In Manila's 2011 makeup tutorial she used dots of MAC loose pigment in Vanilla for this purpose, and that was kind of groundbreaking because it was how her face didn't look matte after being powdered to hell.

u/IAmASquishyBunny · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

For moisturizers and the like, I definitely recommend going to /r/SkincareAddiction, they're very nice, lots of information and everyone is very helpful. They can help you find some good moisturizers to try.

As for other more makeup related things, I've had my eye on this eyeliner set for a while now, and I might get it from a different seller when I have the disposable income (I'm currently a mostly broke college student).

I live in a really humid place, so I've got my eye on this setting powder

I'm also a sucker for cute things, so this is on my wishlist too.

If you do want to try out some BB creams, this set isn't too expensive.

I really like the Maybelline color tattoo eyeshadows. I have two, one in Pomegranate punk, and another in electric blue. They're waterproof, so I use sweet almond oil to take it off.

My Amazon wishlist is about half skincare stuff, because I think the two go hand in hand. Also I wear makeup now that I feel more confident about my face and skin.

u/LumpyBoobAttitude · 1 pointr/Hyperhidrosis

Yep, a basic foam pad. Honestly you could go to Ulta or probably even Walmart Target or CVS, they’re everywhere now. They’re little foam pads, sometimes they’re called “makeup sponges” but I’m using them for sweat so. 😂 you can get a pretty big bag for like, $2.99.

With that said, it may be wiser to invest in one of these bad boys because they’re definitely better for the environment and will save you money down the line!

I didn’t even know absorption pads existed so you have also really helped me out today!

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Okay, I don't have any makeup that goes up to $20. If I were to win, I'd really love the perfect brow kit and/or the elf blemish sheer kit. Together it's $15 and separate they're each either $7 or $8. :) I'd love for you to be able to gift another! <3

Tips: eyebrows are so important. I have super thin and super light eyebrows so I make sure to fill them in and they really shape your face! If you've never tried the elf products, they're super cheap but a lot better than most makeups that are not super high dollar. :)

What the heckie, rock the discotechi!

u/brie_s · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Have you watched Thataylaa? She has good recommendations for people with fair skin, and I think she's also around NC15. She mentions the Stargazer Pressed Powder as one of her favorites, but it's pretty much stark white. On her though, it does have a really beautiful brightening effect. Check her out for some recs! She mentions other favorite powders during her 15 Days of Foundation series. Here's her channel.

u/adaranyx · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I wouldn't mind getting this but honestly I like being surprised, too!

2013 is the year of the snake. I saw a snake out in the yard today. :P

These goofy pictures of my dog make my happy...even if my dog is a jerk and doesn't listen to me sometimes. lol. But really these two are my life and I don't know what I'd do without them. <3

Additionally, this thread makes me happy...but also sad. I don't know. I keep going back to it every month or so since it happened, though, so I must enjoy it, right?

What makes YOU happy? I wanna know! :) And happy anniversary!

u/eloiselangdon · 1 pointr/MtF

I'm also assuming that you are still learning makeup basics, so here's a list of a few things that I think would make a solid set which you can find on amazon or, most likely, at your local drugstore and won't break the bank:

u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

oh this is fabulous. I spend $98 on a kid from makeup forever that had this foundation and this powder for a friends wedding because I was maid of honor and would be in a lot of pictures (it also came with a primer and brush but I didn't have any issues with those). Anyways you'd think for something so expensive that it would actually be worth it. NOT. the foundation was kind of gritty and watery. it didn't go on or blend well either. so I just ended up looking like I had dry skin in some spots. oh and I don't know if I mentioned but this kit was meant for people who are going to be in pictures except when you wear the finishing powder it sort of glows in pictures or reflect with the light of the flash. basically I looked like I was wearing a white mask in the pictures.

I love all of those things except I don't wear fake nails and cant have chocolate.

u/terberter6669 · 6 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Sure thing! Step-by-step, comin' at you.

  1. Make sure area is clean and dry. Put face moisturizer on it and let it soak in.
  2. Put primer on, not just on the marks but all over the area. This is actually an important step because sweat and clothing are going to be working against you all day so having primer on there will help the makeup adhere to your skin mo' betta. And it'll just look smoother.
  3. Put a color-correcting concealer on. I used green, but yellow would probably also work (green cancels out red tones, yellow cancels out purple). Put the color correcting concealer ONLY on the marks, not the surrounding skin (aside from a little bit of blending so the edges aren't too sharp). I used this flat foundation brush, but fingers might work as well.
  4. Put on your normal, skin-tone concealer. Apply this directly on top of the color correcting one, and also into the surrounding areas to blend it. I used this brush to stipple it on. She can look up youtube videos of how to stipple, but it's basically just bouncing the product onto your skin.
  5. Brush on a thin layer of translucent powder. This helps set the first layer of concealer so that you can pile on more layers without them muddying or blending together, since you want to create a layer effect and not a puddle of concealer. I used this powder and this brush to do so. Any translucent powder and large brush will do the trick!
  6. Repeat step #4!
  7. Then repeat step #5!
  8. Use your normal foundation and stipple brush for a final layer that should be pretty seamless with the rest of your skin.
  9. I chose to do a final layer of translucent powder, but that's because I live in Southern California and it's hot and I need to be prepared for the gym. I'm sweating a lot of the time. She could probably go without.

    Good luck!
u/akward_tension · 1 pointr/ParisComments

comment content: I'm also assuming that you are still learning makeup basics, so here's a list of a few things that I think would make a solid set which you can find on amazon or, most likely, at your local drugstore and won't break the bank:

u/taxidermyunicornhead · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I've been looking for SPF spray that can go over my makeup but there aren't many products on the market in the US and the ones that are available are really expensive. I've bought the supergoop and coola SPF makeup setting sprays but returned the coola and intend to return the supergoop because it's smells really bad and kind of burns your eyes.

I used the Privacy face powder and Privacy face mist everyday while in Japan. It was really sunny everyday and I didn't get burned. I reapplied the mist and powder threw out the day and it didn't cake up. They both won awards on Cosme, which is a Japanese makeup site that reviews and ranks products. The mist isn't matte like the supergoop but if you use the spray then powder if you want it to be matte. I ended up buying a lot of backups of both because I liked so much. I haven't tried the spray with the pink cap yet, but it also had really high reviews on Cosme. I would also suggest the Biore UV water rich (Also won cosme awards).

u/The_jellyfish_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

All of these commenters have great suggestions on how to prevent the shine! However, I'd like to add that a translucent powder pat on in the morning would help control the shine throughout the day and help it from being so intense. Etude House No Sebum has great reviews, and Skinfood's Peach Sake Powder is the product I currently use in the mornings, even on days where I wear no makeup, because it keeps my skin from getting super shiny and oily.

u/ninja002 · 3 pointsr/Makeup

You just need to blend in some concealer on the dark areas!

If this isn't your shade just amazon search 'concealer' until you find the right color. Pay attention to the reviews! Make up is something you want to spend extra money on because the quality is most important. If the product is shit its going to make you look like shit.

Here's a tutorial on how you can apply it. Check out the recommended videos for more insight.

You should be good with just that. I would suggest you invest in a translucent powder to set the concealer and make sure it stays in place. (Helps not rub off and absorbs the shine to give it more of a matte finish so it looks more natural)Totally optional though!

You can get away with just using your finger to apply the powder instead of using a brush. Just press the powder from your finger to the concealed area and lightly blending what you need to. Sometimes the powder comes with a sponge pad thing but if not I'll give you a link to the right brush if you're really interested.

Sorry for the long reply! If you have any questions feel free to ask :)

u/dollyparton26 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I love this one for travel. The tiny capsules are single use. You open one on your hand, add some water and with a little rub it foams beautifully. Such a good second step cleanser that doesn’t dry you out. I got it in Japan for much less. Probably Dokodemo has better prices.

u/campushippo · 23 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Kryolan makes great white face paint.

There's also Cinema Secrets Clown White

What you're going to want to do is make sure you're starting with an exfoliated, moisturized face. Use a primer like Too Faced Primed and Poreless. I think the stuff does a wonderful job of filling in pores to create a smooth base for make up to adhere to. Don't glob on too much white grease paint. You can always add. It makes things more difficult when you use too much. You'll end up streaky and uneven. Apply with a good quality make up sponge so you don't end up with weird stippling.

Manic Panic makes a really great white pressed powder. Apply it over your creme make up base to get that opaque, flawless finish rather than the shiny, oily, finish most white face paints leave behind.

You can get the full sclera black contacts here.

u/FalseHope4All · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

omfg candroth i think that is amazing!!!! you are sooo lucky to be getting your own home!!! I am hoping one day before I die I will be able to afford one!!!! I have no idea how people save up enough for a downpayment! i am soooo happy for you!!! my fingers are crossed! I wish you the absolute best of luck!!!!


u/KatelynnPwnz · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Chewy as a baby

Chewy now :)

Chewy is so little and usually just plays with stuffed animals and balls, so I don't know a lot of tough toys, but this dinosaur dental chew is for tough chewers :)

Linky. hope it's ok since it's a little over 10

Thanks for the contest! :)

u/Grazzi · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

OMGCATS I've been thinking a lot about this lately, but I'm in my no buy moment :/

And happy birthday early for you..and I hope you have a great birthday day.. And thank you for hosting this contest =)

u/Sieberella · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would love this! I just had my make-up done for a wedding and want to learn how to do it better myself! Thanks for the contest!

It will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.

u/MsYutai · 1 pointr/PaleMUA

FYI If Tarte Shape Tape in Fair isn't brightening on you you're probably like an NW5 or something hehe, cuz that concealer is pretty darn light!

Some other concealers to look into would be the Amazing Cosmetics Concealer, and the MUFE Full Coverage Concealer. Another idea is to use a white powder to brighten that area after applying concealer like this Stargazer Powder

u/Lunestone · 3 pointsr/Makeup

I like either a big fluffy brush or a powder puff, and with either I get a good amount and press into the skin... not rub or buff. I let it sit while I do my eye makeup and then use the brush to lightly wipe away any excess that didn't set.

This is one of the best big fluffy brushes I've found (recommended by Zabrena):

And some cheap powder puffs, although if you look around on Amazon you can find all kinds:

I like this one, too, but usually after I use a setting spray and have fanned my face a bit to get the spray to dry. Then I press this powder puff lightly all over for a nice smooth finish:

You can also get the Laura Mercier velour puff on Sephora, but because it's more expensive I tend to not use it as much since my cheaper ones work just as well.

u/Ldn16 · 5 pointsr/bald

I had this issue when I first started shaving. I’m less bothered now, but the best thing I’ve found by a mile is Ben Nye neutral set colorless powder:

It’s what photographers use to mattify skin on set. If you get some of that and a cheap barbers brush (the kind barbers use to brush hair off the back of your neck), sprinkle some powder onto the brush and dust the dome, it will be matte. And the effect lasts quite a while. And so does the product. I’ve only used a third of a pot in 18 months.

I tried lots of moisturisers and powders and Ben Nye is the best in my experience.

u/beigemom · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Wow that stuff looks awesome! I'd been looking for a powdery SPF to apply over makeup mid day, settled on [this](Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Makeup Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30, Translucent, 0.26 Ounce which so far I like. I see your product is also noted as a primer. Do you think it would also work well to just pat on over makeup? It's got more SPF so in the end is rather use something like that. Also, what about it didn't you like? Thanks!

u/Destinyx3 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I go back and forth between using a primer and not, but I always use setting powder.

For reference, my skin type is Dehydrated/Combo leaning a little more towards oily. I use Skin79 Green BB Creme, Nivea After Shave Balm For Men (Non-AB) as a Primer, and Coty Air Spun Original (Non-AB) as a setting powder.

I have a desk job where I don't do much and generally wear lighter makeup, so usually I'll skip my primer. However, if I'm going out or planning to wear heavy makeup, I always do a primer, setting spray, and setting spray (just in case because of how oily my skin can get).

I'm planning on ditching my primer eventually and looking into Innisfree No Sebum Powder as my setting powder because of how highly recommended it is for oily people! I'll be eyeing this thread for primer recommendations :)

I suggest at least getting a setting powder and seeing if that does the trick. If not, try finding a primer that works for your skin and see if that help. If that doesn't work, add a setting spray and hopefully that should do the trick!

u/i_do_declare_eclairs · 45 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I failed to keep the mascaras I went through this year... my bad... But I always use Maybelline Lash Stiletto.

What have I learned? I should really tone down my purchases of products like eyeshadow palettes and blush palettes. It takes FOREVER to get through one. And yet I have so maaany.

Left row - Powders!

E.l.f. HD setting powder

Skinfood Peach Sake Powder x2

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Powder x5

Urban Decay Ultra Definition Pressed Powder x2

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Powder

Top row, left to right


Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Setting Spray

Smashbox Primer Water x2


Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence x3

Second row, left to right


L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte x2

Rimmel London, Lasting Finish Foundation x2

Giorgio Armani Luminous SIlk Foundation

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme - sample


L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara

Third row, left to right


Kat Von D Lock-It Hydrating Primer

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, Jumbo size

Too Faced, Primed & Poreless

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer, Apricot

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer, Green

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer

Coola, Daydream Mineral Primer

Benefit, Porefessional

Murad Invisible Perfecting Shield

Fourth row, left to right


Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish

Becca, Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

Becca, Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

Maybelline master Hi-Light in Nude, discontinued, but still available on amazon

Fifth Row, left to right


Vitamin C serum x3

Vitamin C serum

Mizon Black Snail All-in-One Cream

Mizon Snail Eye Cream

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream

Mizon Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream

Corsx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

Corsx AHA Whitehead Power Liquid

Corsx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Caudaline Organic Grape Water - Guys I can’t find this shit anywhere. Did it get discontinued/ replaced?

Thayer’s Witch Hazel Toner

Bottom row, left to right


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, Stockholm

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm, Nourishing Nude

Buxom FUll-On Lip Cream, Mudslide

Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream, Rose Julep

u/4acodmt92 · 3 pointsr/videography

I highly recommend investing in some matte colorless powder. I use the one linked here:



TO me one of the most glaring issues that makes a video look amateurish is shiny skin. This effect is pronounced when you use small specular light sources and is amplified further when the direction of that light is unflattering, like with overhead fluorescent lights. The powder will eliminate hot spots and make even really harsh directional light look pleasing.


Get a nice soft make up brush and apply all over the face. You really don't have to be very precise and if it looks a little heavy in person that's fine, it'll look great on camera. In fact, you'll probably want to add more than looks natural to your eye.


My other bit of advice is to make a DIY flag out of some foam core from Home Depot and find a way to rig it from above for the interviews to block off the overhead lights. Alternatively use something translucent to diffuse it instead of blocking it completely.

u/disastermoviebinge · 2 pointsr/Makeup

I'll check her out thanks! She's seems to be darker than my "summer color" at her lightest but maybe I'll find some brands through her that have lighter shades.

A couple Halloweens ago I decided I would try to make my face look even paler for a costume so I got this stuff

And it was just the color of my face when I put it on. You couldn't even tell. I've done pretty good to get some base color over the last couple years but unfortunately that's also come with sunspots (which is part of what I need to hide now).

I guess I'll update the post when I get home later with a photo of my face in winter/summer in case that affects anyone's recommendations.

I always forget that "hey I'm pale" can range anywhere from "are you dying of something?" To "beautiful Ivory". I'm on the death's door side of things.

u/flyaninnocentlife · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Very nervous, took me a long time to build up courage to do this. I won't even leave the house unless I've done make up. But worth it for tips and suggestions from you lovely lot!

This is my evening makeup, for daytime I don't use eyeshadow. Tips and advice very welcome, especially to help with my problem areas!! Thanks in advance guys.

I have a very tight budget, so most of my products are from low priced makes. In fact, the most expensive item in my collection is my lipstick at £8!

Product list:

Primer: W7 Prime Magic

Foundation: W7 Hi definition in Buff although link is to wrong colour.

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte in Transparent 001

Blush: Natural Collection in Peach Melba

Eyeshadow: Brown & cream shades in my W7 colour palette and gold is Rimmel Metallic Stars, no longer sold.

Lips: Maybelline super stay 24 hour colour in Creme Caramal 611

Edit: apologies for bad hair.. didn't have time to do both today for the pics!!

u/ThisIsRamona · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

If you want it to look like liquid shiny copper you can try it with this It takes a bit of trial and error and learning not to blink until dry, but it rocks and is how I turn my pigments into liquid liner. It's really long lasting and can take a bruising. I always test things on the top of my hand or inside of my wrist and see how much destruction they can take. The mixing liquid is good for durability. Pixie Primer is ThisIsRamona speak for Pixie Epoxy because there are just some thing my brain refuses to stop making up names for, It'll come out much more intense. That's cute about your sis! Did you prime her before you swatched her?

u/I_stole_yur_name · 2 pointsr/Ghostbc

Thanks! we were thinking of doing the outline but since we couldn't find her brushes this was easier to do at the moment.

Also we used Mehron Brand makeup

The White

The Black

And a setting powder that keeps the paint from smearing and coming off

They cost about 10 dollars each but are super dense, one container will last a long time

u/pearsintensely · 1 pointr/NewOrleans

If you don't mind buying from Amazon, I bought Graftobian Powdered Metal - Gold which needs to be mixed with a couple of Graftobian Magic Set Mixing Liquid and covered my whole body for MoMs Ball last year. It stayed on great for 4 hours and came off easy in the shower. I did not notice any browning.

u/insanityFTW · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Usually drugstores carry it- my local Walgreens and CVS do. I've seen it at target, too. If you still cant find it, I'd say that here would be your best bet. :)

u/GherkinJerkin · 3 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Peach Sake finishing powder because who doesn't want a little sweet sake to go with dessert? ;)
Thanks for the sweet contest!!

u/sosheprimps · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I live in NY and Ricky's NYC stores carry Mehron & Ben Nye. Tbh, I'm lazy so I get everything from Amazon. Here's everything w/ free shipping:

u/xebo · 1 pointr/AskReddit

It's pretty straight forward. Buy this, or whatever product you prefer. Buy a makeup brush, and apply it to your skin.

It goes on completely clear, and basically gets rid of shininess. But if you overuse it, you'll start to turn white.

If you need to use a boat load of it, but don't want to look all pale, I recommend mixing a dab of tanning gel in with your moisturizer before you apply the silica powder.

u/papernoted · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Making a cushion compact? Whaaaat? I was just going to buy one of these compacts (as recommended by another ABer on reddit). But if I could make one that might save me a couple of bucks! How do you do it?

u/sherbeck · 2 pointsr/Fishing

i am going to try this out. reviews look promising but i need to compare the strength of this vs a standard glowstick. glow in the dark beads are also an idea we came up with where you could add to the 2 legs.

u/opaquecouche · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

>Physician's Formula Powder that is 30 spf

Thank you so much! I'll definitely check this out, since I've never used a powder before and want to see how it works before I invest in the expensive stuff - is this it?

u/Xub543 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

A foaming rice powder exfoliant like any of these:



Kanebo SuiSai:


I am also a tret user and use these when my skin needs a gentle exfoliation. Doesn't irritate my skin. Lmk if you have any questions.

u/holybell0 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm actually found out about it from a channel I watch on YT about AB. [This] ( is the one she recommended.

If you also search spf mineral powder, that's another non-liquid solution.

I'm African American and new to all of this, so I'm planning on trying these out and seeing if it works for people like me.

u/haneulhouseki · 2 pointsr/Fude

Yep! The Privacy UV Face Powder ranked #2 on Cosme's current face sunscreen rankings. Amazon has it so I'm thinking of trying it too :) Need to read the reviews on first. Don't know about the effectiveness compared to gel/milk/liquid ones..

u/dogfacedpajamas · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don’t have any overdue library books!

I've been wanting to try this face powder! The reviews look really solid and with summer coming up any efforts to keep things matte is good.

u/PenPenGuin · 1 pointr/DIY

I've bought the stuff from Glow, Inc on Amazon for modding my knife scales. I mix it with 15min epoxy - works great.

u/dodell616 · 8 pointsr/MtF

Sorry no video. Makeup is incredibly confusing, and time consuming! You just have to go for it, and create your own style, and routines.

If you're applying eyeliner to your waterline, which is that tiny ridge between your lashes and your eyeball (upper and lower) it needs to be dry, and oil free.

If you are using liquid, or gel eyeliner, it will smudge until it sets. The fan lets you blow air on your lashes/brows without messing up your hair.

The powder puts a very fine translucent layer over the eyeliner, and or eyeshadow to keep it from smudging, and to set it. 💕E

Handheld MiFan

Translucent Loose Face Powder, for Setting Makeup

u/DirectImport · 3 pointsr/drugstoreMUA

I've been trying out Maybelline's Fit me Matte Poreless powder in translucent as a setting powder, and it's been able to keep my shine away. I apply with a brush instead of the pad it comes with.

u/TheJerseyDevil123 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I could use this to make a neon glow in the dark snowman how cool would that be

u/hmemoo · 1 pointr/muacjdiscussion

I have quite oily skin and I love to use the toofaced peach primer along with the matching foundation or toofaced born this way . I then either coat my whole face with coty airspun which I don’t normally do unless I’m out for a whole day because I hate the mess it makes or the essence all about matte powder.. Lastly I’ll spritz with any setting spray to lock it all in.

u/ponytailnoshushu · 4 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Have you considered a SPF powder such as this or this ?

I use both of these in the summer over my make up. I've also used the Skin Aqua sarafit spray but I find it can make my foundation go a bit cakey so I tend to use that on no make up days.