Makeup: General Recommendations

Makeup has never been one of my strongest suits, and I am still learning a lot about it.  While learning I’ve been posting some images, and people have expressed interest in knowing what I am using.  This baffles me, since I feel like I’m doing super easy and predictable stuff, but I figured I would try to share some information anyway!  Bright colors and strong eye liners are one of my most common combinations, so I figured I would start there.

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
There’s nothing worse than getting those thick creased lines of eyeshadow, and it used to be a huge problem for me.  I finally decided to try a primer out, and I quite like this one.  I use it both as an eyelid primer and an under eye primer before putting on concealer to prevent absorption into fine lines.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow Pencil
I love eyeshadow, especially when it is bright.  My main issue with shadow powder is that it’s hard to get precision, especially when putting it under the eyes and not having it wander from loose powder on the applicator.  This is why I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product.  It gives me the precision that I want, and the color is vibrant and lasts all day!!!

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Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara
I have pretty good eyelashes.  I’ve tried a number of mascaras that have just made them look spidery or clumpy and was always disappointed.  This mascara really gives me a full look that I LOVE!

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Bombshell onyx liquid liner
I love the idea of liquid liners, but I have a few issues with them.  One, the applicator brush is just not as intuitive as a pencil is.  Also, it tends to look a little leathery in its composition.  What I love about the “Be a Bombshell” product is that it’s got a matte look to it and you apply it from a pencil device that has the eyeliner in it.  No dipping or clumping on a brush. This is my favorite eye liner ever!  Now I just need to practice my wings a bit.

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High Brow
I used to always put white eyeshadow right under my eyebrow to highlight the area, I loved the effect.  But sometimes when I’m doing a more subdued shadow the white was too out of place.  I found out about high brow from The Beauty Department and I LOVE it!

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