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Q&A - MAKEUP

Here you will find the makeup questions that are regularly asked by you over on my Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. I have put them all in one place to make it easier for you to find the answers to.

Foundation shade references
Mac Face & Body - C5
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation - Sand
Makeup Forever HD Foundation - 153
Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation - Y405
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation - Warm Tan
Loreal True Match Foundation - Golden Cappuccino 
Nars Tinted Moisturiser - Cuzco
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation - Sable

Concealer shade references
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer - Ginger/Caramel
LA Girl HD Pro Conceal - Medium Beige
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer - Nude

What is your favourite all time foundation?
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

How do you apply your highlighter?
Using my Jessup Tapered Highlighter Brush (click here)
Anastasia Beverly Hill Brush in A23

What is your favourite drugstore bronzer?
Topshop Highlighter in Mohawk

How did you find the right shade to highlight and conceal with using LA Girl concealers?
I purchased so many different shades within the last couple years, the swatches online were never correct when I used it against my complexion. After many trial and errors, I found my perfect match, medium beige. Beauty Base in both Westfield's stock the range, with testers.

Best foundation for dry skin?
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturising Photo Edition (click here)
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation (click here)
Mac Face & Body
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme
Loreal True Match Foundation

How do you get such a flawless finish with your foundations?
Read how I achieve a flawless base HERE

Out of all your liquid lipsticks, which ones last the longest without reapplying?
LA Splash Liquid Lipsticks (click here
Kylie Lip Kits (click here)

Whenever I apply concealer, it always creases and looks like I have dry skin. How can I prevent that from happening?
Use a hydrating eye cream such as Kiehls Avocado Eye Cream, Pur Organics Eye Serum & I have reviewed a couple which you can search on my blog. Let the eye cream sink into the skin before applying your concealer. 

What is your favourite red lipstick?
Limecrime Velveteen in Wicked and Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Blood

What eyeshadow palette will suit brown eyes?
Morphe 35O Eyeshadow Palette
Zoeva Cocoa Blend (click here)
Morphe 25A + 25B

Did you pay custom charges for you Gerard Cosmetics order?
No custom charges yet


What affordable, wispy lashes would you recommend to someone who doesn't wear them so much?
My go-to affordable lashes would IC.LASHES in Gigi, read more HERE
There is also a pretty good selection on eBay, I will update this question with links once my blog post on them have gone live. Red Cherry lashes are a good alternative.

Best way to cover up pigmentation around the mouth and under eyes?
I rarely use colour correctors. Instead, I opt for peachy/slightly orange concealers with great coverage. I always use Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel to cover any pigmentation and then wear my foundation - only a tiny dot of concealer is needed. I then use a concealer that's a shade lighter than my skin to conceal.


Best orange corrector and how to use it?
The LA Girl corrector is so popular but I really dislike using it because it's just so damn pigmented and overpowering. Even when I use a small amount, the small amount is too much. The MAC and NYX concealing palettes are both pretty good, they're creamy so you can control exactly how much you use. With correcting pigmented areas, a little goes a lonnnng way. You don't need to go all out and paint your face orange, tiny dots is more than another. Use your brush or beauty blender and blend the product in until it has set.