Join TSR now for chat about life, relationships, fashion and more…Sign up now

Make-up ideas, colours, techniques Watch

Announcements
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lovin)
    Iv never been a fan of just using pressed powder. I use liquid foundation then lightly dust it with some powder.
    Out of curiosity why use just powder? Is it a better coverage or is it just personal preference. I might try it one day and see how it looks.
    I find foundation looks too heavy on my skin and even tinted moisturiser makes me more spotty. Plus I'm quite a shiny person and the pressed powder really keeps me looking matte all day and can easily be topped up in the club. I find as long as I've got decent concealer on my spots/under my eyes, then pressed powder gives me great coverage and really suits my needs :yep:
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    I find foundation looks too heavy on my skin and even tinted moisturiser makes me more spotty. Plus I'm quite a shiny person and the pressed powder really keeps me looking matte all day and can easily be topped up in the club. I find as long as I've got decent concealer on my spots/under my eyes, then pressed powder gives me great coverage and really suits my needs :yep:
    Thats a very good point. I suppose whether or not foundaton would look good on you depends on what type of skin you have. See mine's ok, it's not too oily so I can get away with foundation on most days
    But pressed or loose powder would be good for somebody who finds foundation too heavy on their skin. Or somebody who usually has quite oily skin (not saying that you do though) Never thought to mention that.
    Don't forget girlies it's all about personal preference too, so don't take these guides and tutorials as a bible, take it as a gudline, take what you want out of the tutorials and make it your own
    Ty
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Does anyone know of any foundation that is good for dry skin? ATM I use Revlon Colourstay, which is really nice but it's a pain getting it off and the coverage is a bit heavy for every day use. I'm also quite pale.

    The last foundations I used were Bourjois Healthy Mix (I didn't like it, looked really horrible on me) and some Lo'real one which was quite a nice colour, but my forehead looked really dry...

    Failing that, anyone know of any really good scrubs/moisturisers? I use a cheapy exfoliating scrub that smells like sun cream, haha. It barely does anything though. I use Nivea moisturiser which is alright I guess, but my forehead always looks so dry. D:
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Hey guys, I've always wanted to experiment a little bit, but I get too shy to do it, so I always stick to a few coats of blended eyeshadow (usually browns), mascara and a little line of eyeliner. Which isn't actually a lot, and is pretty basic stuff so I never feel like I'm really fully using make-up, you know?

    So I've decided to be a bit more daring! Does anyone have any idea how to apply eye makeup (the whole shebang, mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow etc), what colours to use and any other helpful tips?

    This is a picture of my eye, sanc make-up.

    I know, it's not gorgeous, but I want to bring it out, but I'm not sure how!
    Attached Images
     
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lovin)
    I know what you mean, although im not dark skinned Is uppose it could be hard to get a colour to pop, I know when im trying to lighten a colour it's always hard if iv got a dark colour before. So I guess it works the same with skin. What about a prima? Like an eyeshadow base? Put that on first and layer the colours. Does that work?
    Yeah, I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer and then white eyeliner on top all over the lid as an eyeshadow base. Works well
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Zotler)
    Does anyone know of any foundation that is good for dry skin? ATM I use Revlon Colourstay, which is really nice but it's a pain getting it off and the coverage is a bit heavy for every day use. I'm also quite pale.

    The last foundations I used were Bourjois Healthy Mix (I didn't like it, looked really horrible on me) and some Lo'real one which was quite a nice colour, but my forehead looked really dry...

    Failing that, anyone know of any really good scrubs/moisturisers? I use a cheapy exfoliating scrub that smells like sun cream, haha. It barely does anything though. I use Nivea moisturiser which is alright I guess, but my forehead always looks so dry. D:
    Right, clean and clear blackhead clearing cleanser really works well for getting rid of blackheads and flaky dry skin.
    I also use clean and clear moisturiser as it helps keep me unspotty :yep:

    (Original post by asparkyn)
    Hey guys, I've always wanted to experiment a little bit, but I get too shy to do it, so I always stick to a few coats of blended eyeshadow (usually browns), mascara and a little line of eyeliner. Which isn't actually a lot, and is pretty basic stuff so I never feel like I'm really fully using make-up, you know?

    So I've decided to be a bit more daring! Does anyone have any idea how to apply eye makeup (the whole shebang, mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow etc), what colours to use and any other helpful tips?

    This is a picture of my eye, sanc make-up.

    I know, it's not gorgeous, but I want to bring it out, but I'm not sure how!
    Best thing you can do is find pictures of some makeup you'd like to try (celebrities or whatever) then we can advise how to get the look :yep:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Mckoii gave pretty good tips on how to apply make up for effect, with MAC products. I'm obsessed with MAC..


    http://mckoii.com/?p=310
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Keep the Ideas coming went into boots to find a hot pink for the look that I posted first of all and I found one from barryM But it's far too glittery for my liking. Anyone know where I can find a hot pink but with a matte texture?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Highly recommend Sleek i-Divine palettes from Superdrug, although the tiny Superdrugs where I live don't stock them.
    Affordable, highly pigmented and they make getting a nicely blended smokey eye easy, It's £6.49 for one palette :eek:

    There are 8 or 10 different pallettes I think, although I've only purchased Storm so far.



    http://samii-beauty.blogspot.com/201...-pallette.html - Storm
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SyWUu00di0...vs%2BSleek.jpg - Bad Girl
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m_7fvm9ybd...ustagirllu.JPG - Sunset
    http://www.thestyleandbeautydoctor.c...-PALETTE-2.jpg - Curacao


    (Some palettes I remember the names of! )
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ~ Dude :))
    Highly recommend Sleek i-Divine palettes from Superdrug, although the tiny Superdrugs where I live don't stock them.
    Affordable, highly pigmented and they make getting a nicely blended smokey eye easy, It's £ 6.49 for one palette :eek:

    There are 8 or 10 different pallettes I think, although I've only purchased Storm so far.



    http://samii-beauty.blogspot.com/201...-pallette.html
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SyWUu00di0...vs%2BSleek.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m_7fvm9ybd...ustagirllu.JPG
    http://www.thestyleandbeautydoctor.c...-PALETTE-2.jpg

    (Some palettes I remember the names of! )
    ooo those colours are lush!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by greeneyedgirl)
    ooo those colours are lush!
    I was literally stood for 20 minutes trying to decide on 1 of the 8 palettes that were on display, I want them all!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ~ Dude :))
    Highly recommend Sleek i-Divine palettes from Superdrug, although the tiny Superdrugs where I live don't stock them.
    Affordable, highly pigmented and they make getting a nicely blended smokey eye easy, It's £6.49 for one palette :eek:

    There are 8 or 10 different pallettes I think, although I've only purchased Storm so far.



    http://samii-beauty.blogspot.com/201...-pallette.html - Storm
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SyWUu00di0...vs%2BSleek.jpg - Bad Girl
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m_7fvm9ybd...ustagirllu.JPG - Sunset
    http://www.thestyleandbeautydoctor.c...-PALETTE-2.jpg - Curacao


    (Some palettes I remember the names of! )

    Oooo I love the look of the caribbean pallete, lovely bright colours thanks for posting will be heading to superdrug either that or ordering online, whichever ha ha. Thank you
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ~ Dude :))
    Highly recommend Sleek i-Divine palettes from Superdrug, although the tiny Superdrugs where I live don't stock them.
    Affordable, highly pigmented and they make getting a nicely blended smokey eye easy, It's £6.49 for one palette :eek:

    There are 8 or 10 different pallettes I think, although I've only purchased Storm so far.



    http://samii-beauty.blogspot.com/201...-pallette.html - Storm
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SyWUu00di0...vs%2BSleek.jpg - Bad Girl
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_m_7fvm9ybd...ustagirllu.JPG - Sunset
    http://www.thestyleandbeautydoctor.c...-PALETTE-2.jpg - Curacao


    (Some palettes I remember the names of! )
    Oooo I love the look of these! I want the sunset one
    Or the storm one.
    Or just all of them ><

    Will definitely be going to superdrug for for one of them though! Thanks
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    There's other palettes except ones I've linked, just don't know the names ha
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    In regards to the post above with the Eye palletes there are a lot more choice I found a website that does all of them and you can order online via paypal, just ordered 3 palettes

    The Beauty Plot

    Here you can order whatever colour you like and they have the photo's of the product too. All you have to do is click the drop down menu next to colour and it gives you the names of the colours. You don't have to view any other page for this And it's all secure with paypal

    Sleek Curaco Palette



    Sleek Acid Palette



    Sleek Good Girl Palette



    I've just gone and bought Acid, Curaco and Good girl

    Thank you for posting that link
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lovin)
    In regards to the post above with the Eye palletes there are a lot more choice I found a website that does all of them and you can order online via paypal, just ordered 3 palettes

    The Beauty Plot
    Thanks for the website link, It's perfect for me as the nearest big Superdrug near me (still 20 miles away!) doesn't sell Sleek
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ~ Dude :))
    Thanks for the website link, It's perfect for me as the nearest big Superdrug near me (still 20 miles away!) doesn't sell Sleek
    Your welcome hun. Keep the reccomendations coming and post the link to the site that you saw them on
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    This green is amazing



    I think you can do quite a bit with green eye shadow if blended correctly.







    Greens not an amazingly used colour to put on your eyes. Mainly because the colours can clash so much with your actual eye colour and skin colour. But if you use the right green that compliments both it can look rather beautiful.
    There are many shades of green, dont be afraid to try the brighter greens instead of the subtle tones, you can always use the subtle tones to blend out into the skin. You can smoke green too wth a bit of black in the outter crease and outter shadow line.
    Something a bit like this.


    Dont be afraid to try out some new ideas Add a bit of yellow to the inner corner to really make it stand out.

    A few pictures to get you going
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Types of smokey eyeshadow (BLACK)


    These are a few pictures iv found of the different ways you can create a smokey eyed look using black eyeshadow. You can use black eyeshadow with any colour, but these pictures mainly use black and white to create that much loved smoke effect.
    Hope you enjoy, they don't come with tutorials but the pictures will hopefully give you a guideline if you ever wanted to try.
















    I wanted to include this picture, its not a very good one but it's the best I could find, remember celine Diones video for because you loved me, if you don't know it look it up on youtube and look at her make-up on her eyes. Always thought it was stunning so I thought id include it.



    Enjoy
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Just showed my gf this thread she's guna try the green looks and the smokey eyeshadow picture 3 thanks for posting.
 
 
 
Poll
Do you enjoy your job?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.