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|Makeup Product Reviews|
|Eye Makeup: click here to browse reviews of recommended eye makeup products|
Includes: Mascaras, eyeliners, eyeshadows, mascara primers, eye primers
Purposes: Mascaras are worn to enhance eyelashes by defining, darkening, lengthening, or thickening them. Eyeshadows are worn to make eyes stand out by making them appear larger than usual, enhancing eye colors, adding dimension, and adding depth to them. Mascara primers can have 2 purposes, they can be used under mascaras to enhance them, separate and volumize eyelashes, and diminish clumping; or they can use keratin to increase the amount of real eyelashes and lengthen existing eyelashes. Eye primers are used to make sure eyeshadows and eyeliners stay on the entire day without creasing.
How to use: Click here to learn how to correctly apply mascara, here for eyeshadow, here for mascara primer, and here for eye primer
Companies featured: L’Oreal Paris, Too Faced, Thrive Causemetics, Benefit Cosmetics, Urban Decay
|Concealers/Foundations: click here to browse reviews of recommended concealers and foundations|
Purposes: Concealers are usually thick and are used to cover up dark under eye circles, pores, blemishes, or age spots. Foundations are usually very buildable and have many uses including covering your complexion with an even shade which helps cover any imperfections or alter your skin tone. They can also provide benefits such as moisturizing your face or protecting from the sun.
How to use: Click here to learn how to apply concealer correctly and here to apply foundation the right way
Companies featured: bareMinerals, Tarte, Clinique, Fenty Beauty, Glossier, Becca Cosmetics
|Contour/Blush: click here to browse reviews of recommended contour and blush|
Includes: Contour, blush, bronzer, highlighter
Purposes: Contouring is a way of altering or enhancing the look of your facial structure by creating shadows with makeup. Contour is usually used along with blush, bronzer, and highlighter. Blush is worn to add a flushed rosy color to your cheeks, bronzer gives your face a sun-kissed or tanned look, and highlighter make your complexion look much brighter and glowy while enhancing your cheekbones.
How to use: It is very good to know exactly how to apply these types of products since it is slightly more complicated so click here for a thorough tutorial.
Companies featured: Benefit Cosmetics, Wander Beauty, Fenty Beauty, bareMinerals, Tarte, Glossier
|Primers/Setting Sprays: click here to browse reviews of recommended primers and setting sprays|
Purposes: Makeup primers are worn before makeup and can have many purposes such as smoothing/blurring your skin, making your makeup last longer, evening out your complexion, mattifying your skin, brightening your skin, minimizing the look of imperfections, and more. Setting Sprays are worn after you apply makeup to allow your makeup to stay put, hydrate your skin, or prevent makeup from caking.
How to use: Click here to learn how to coreectly apply primers, and here for setting sprays.
Companies featured: Benefit Cosmetics, Morphe, Smashbox, Fenty Beauty, Urban Decay, Tula
|Eyebrow Makeup: click here to browse reviews of recommended eyebrow makeup|
Includes: Eyebrow pencils, pomade, markers, gels, primers
Purposes: Eyebrow pencils are used to define eyebrows by precisely filling them in with color, pomade is great for sparser eyebrows and looks very hairlike and natural, markers have very precise pointy tips and allow a much lighter hand to use, gels are usually clear and are applied after all other eyebrow products to secure eyebrows in place, and eyebrow primers are worn with other eyebrow makeup to define the look of your brows.
How to use: Click here to learn how to apply eyebrow pencils, here for pomade, here for markers, here for gels, and here for primers.
Companies featured: Benefit Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Nyx Cosmetics, Benefit Cosmetics, Glossier
|Lip Makeup: click here to browse reviews of recommended lip makeup|
Includes: Lipsticks, lip liners, lipglosses, lip balms, lip stains, lip plumpers
Purposes: Purposes of lipsticks are to make lips stand out with color and also have other benefits such as conditioning and protecting the lips. Lip liners are worn with lipsticks to make lips appear bigger and alter the shape by filling in or over-lining the outer areas of lips. Lipglosses make lips look glossy and give a hint of color, lip balms moisturize and protect lips, lip stains absorb into lips to enhance their natural tones with color, and lip plumpers give lips a much more full and plump look by swelling the lips up.
Companies featured: Fenty Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent, Too Faced, Charlotte Tilbury, Fresh, Nyx Cosmetics
|Makeup Brushes & Tools: click here to browse reviews of recommended makeup brushes & tools|
Includes: Makeup brushes, eyelash curlers, beauty blenders, and more
Purposes: Makeup tools are very helpful to apply makeup products. There are many types of makeup brushes that are used to apply, blend, and evenly distribute foundation, blush, contour, bronzer, highlighter, eyeshadow, and eyebrow makeup.
How to use: Click here for a tutorial on how to use makeup brushes the correct way
Companies featured: Beauty blender, BH Cosmetics, VG Vogcrest, CoastalScents, Sigma Spa, Tarte