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    any recommendations for foundation brushes?
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    Lipcote - my lipstick always bled, but it doesn't any more with this stuff! Just apply a thin layer as directed on the paclet
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    (Original post by sucker_love)
    any recommendations for foundation brushes?
    MAC it costs £25 and if you are too broke then the bodyshop one is about half the price and it's pretty good.
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    (Original post by kaylewhale)
    3) To disguise dark circles under your eyes apply RED lipstick and blend concealer over the top- Believe me it works! Got the tip off of a makeup artist i met on hols once!
    You what?
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    (Original post by ChocolateCherry)
    You what?
    ive heard about the red too! it counterbalances!! or something ...!

    i got told by the makeup people at MAC that sponges arent so good for applying foundation and ...
    if you dont want to spend too much money, the fingers are the best way of applying makeup (they meant mostly eyes!)

    one investment which i couldnt live without now is the MAC angle eyeliner brush! its amazing, use it to apply gel eyeliners (either Bobby Brown or MAC)(personally recommend the MAC one, BB dries out quickly) or you can wet it a little and rub it in a little eyeshadow, i tend to use a bright blue MAC one called Electric Eel and have a line under my bottom eyelashes! looks really good!! you can use the angle brush to apply any eyeshadow as a liner!
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    (Original post by kokopops)

    one investment which i couldnt live without now is the MAC angle eyeliner brush! its amazing, use it to apply gel eyeliners (either Bobby Brown or MAC)(personally recommend the MAC one, BB dries out quickly) or you can wet it a little and rub it in a little eyeshadow, i tend to use a bright blue MAC one called Electric Eel and have a line under my bottom eyelashes! looks really good!! you can use the angle brush to apply any eyeshadow as a liner!
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    I do that, it looks fantastic when you are wearing black as it jazzes the whole thing up!
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    (Original post by kaylewhale)
    3) To disguise dark circles under your eyes apply RED lipstick and blend concealer over the top- Believe me it works! Got the tip off of a makeup artist i met on hols once!
    Are you serious? Wouldn't you end up looking like you'd been beaten up??
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    (Original post by kaylewhale)
    3) To disguise dark circles under your eyes apply RED lipstick and blend concealer over the top- Believe me it works! Got the tip off of a makeup artist i met on hols once!
    Are you serious? Wouldn't you end up looking like you'd been beaten up??
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    Loving this thread!

    When applying blusher, smile when applying it as this accentuates the cheek bones. Apply along the cheek bones then sweep up slightly to the side of your head. I'd probably only suggest doing this if you were going out at night or having pictures done! It makes your skin look more glowing & it also helps to 'show off' your cheek bones more.

    Also, following up from what has already been said about 'tired eyes', I place 3 dots of concealer (I use one from Clinique that has a brush on it- I think its called Airbrush or something!) & gently dab in (don't rub as this damages the skin & will make you look even more tired). It really does make you look brighter and more awake!
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    This doesn't necessarily come under make-up tips but I felt it needed saying after all the talk about cleanse-tone-moisturize. My facialist says it every time I go in just to remind me.
    NEVER APPLY TONER DIRECTLY TO YOUR SKIN. You always dilute it in water and then soak a flanel cloth in this water then pat the skin.
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    (Original post by little_red_sox)
    Are you serious? Wouldn't you end up looking like you'd been beaten up??
    Try it! Honestly, when trying to disguise blemishes spots etc. your supposed to use an opposite shade. Thats why you can get green concealer sticks to cover red spots and to hide dark circles you use red lipstick and then blend in normal concealer over the top. Obviously dont forget to blend in the concealer as if you didnt do that then yes... you would look like you've been beaten up!
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    Laura Mercier Primer.
    It costs around £30 in shops, but i got mine for £20 off ebay.
    It makes such a difference and really holds your foundation on all day, keeping it fresh looking.

    Also, im against make-up sponges- fingers do just as good of a job.

    About eye make-up- the more dramatic your eyeshadow is, the more you are making your eyes appear smaller, if you have smaller eyes keep to using lighter-shaded colours.
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    (Original post by kaylewhale)
    Try it! Honestly, when trying to disguise blemishes spots etc. your supposed to use an opposite shade. Thats why you can get green concealer sticks to cover red spots and to hide dark circles you use red lipstick and then blend in normal concealer over the top. Obviously dont forget to blend in the concealer as if you didnt do that then yes... you would look like you've been beaten up!
    You can get concealer palettes that contain a range of different shade concealers to blend together that will probably do the same job. I'm not too sure about the red lipstick idea! An alternative idea is using a normal concealer on the inside bit of your undereye (the bit towards your nose) and then use a shimmery concealer (like Touche Magique etc) on the outer under eye to make you look more awake.
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    (Original post by Spig)
    The best undereye concealer is Yves Saint Laurent 'Touche Eclat.' It's super pricey, but worth it.
    May I suggest buying Touche Eclat at Savers health and beauty store. Whilst costing £21/22 in most beauty stores eg Debenhams, Savers sells it for £16/17.
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    (Original post by Notebooksecrets)
    May I suggest buying Touche Eclat at Savers health and beauty store. Whilst costing £21/22 in most beauty stores eg Debenhams, Savers sells it for £16/17.
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    I need to get down to Savers. I didn't realise it solde Touche Eclat.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Spig)
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    I need to get down to Savers. I didn't realise it solde Touche Eclat.

    Thanks
    Lol, I work there so I know where all the cheap stuff's at :p: We only do one colour though - number 1, but it looks pretty neutral to me. It always amuses me when people come in and buy their shopping, then see touche eclat behind the counter and are all like "O-M-F-G I just bought that for 25 quid!!!".
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    OMG the red lipstick and concealer things works! I mean I still have dark circles but they are so much less prominent.
    wow thankyou so much *love*
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    i second that red lipstick thing!!!

    tried it today - it looks so much better =D
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    When applying foundation with a brush, where do you put the foundation first? The lady at the MAC counter put it on this plastic thing and dabbed the brush into it, but what do you guys do at home?
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    Instead of using an eyelash comb (which I find is too short to get my lashes in between the prongs somehow) I use a (new) nit comb

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