Our DIY Makeup Alternatives

It’s been quite a while since I’ve dedicated myself to wearing a full face of makeup. By that, I mean committing to the whole, foundation – powder – eyes – lips routine. I can’t even remember the last time I wore BB cream.

Well, to be honest, my BB cream/foundation supply has all run dry and truth be told, so has my very small student bank account.

To me, I believe that the best and most invaluable thing anyone should have in their beauty arsenal is healthy and happy skin.

I also refute the idea of spending $30 on foundation and another $20 on lipstick.

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Choosing the Right Brush

If you’re relatively new to makeup, you would know how overwhelming it is when purchasing new cosmetics and tools. There are hundreds of variations to a lipstick alone – matte, sheer, gloss, satin, and the list goes on and on.

On hindsight, it does seem a lot easier to purchase makeup as opposed to amassing a formidable makeup applicator set, because it solely lies on what kind of product you want and prefer. With brushes, it’s a lot about trial and error, finding out which type of brush or sponge works best for your product and your skin.

We figured that we should do a little research on understanding what types of brushes are available on the market, and which one is used for what to aid in your next shopping trip to Sephora.

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Powdered to Perfection: Choosing the Right Powder

Be it compact or loose, designer or drugstore, we’re almost certain every lady has a go-to powder in her makeup stash. These unsung heros are key in helping us avoid the unsightly post-lunch shine and aid in helping our foundation last longer. It’s also very rare for them to have a moment in the spotlight.

the beauty look book

However, with so many different types of powders available in the market, it’s hard to break down the labels and distinguish one from the other. Here’s a quick guide on choosing the right powder for the effect you want.

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