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Cream and Powder: How to Layer

Today, I will be talking about how to layer cream and powder products. A lot of what applies to cream products, also applies to how to handle liquid products. This is a very important part of the makeup application process. It is based in what texture you want your face to look and feel like.

The number one thing you can take from this post is that cream products go on top of powder products. If you do this the other way around, the cream will stick to the powder, and it will look patchy. It may also emphasize dry spots. Applying powder over cream products sets the cream, as well as creating a smooth layer on top of it. It is good to use a mattifying powder, for your oily spots, as this will act as a barrier between the two products. It will also temporarily reduce oil production. For dry spots, using a radiant cream product with an almost creamy feeling powder will cover them up, and create a radiant complexion.

An example for a foundation application routine:

-apply a serum or moisturizer( make sure it is one that doesn’t cake under foundation) first or both depending on your preferences, then apply a primer for smoothing out the face and creating an even canvas for your cream (or liquid) foundation or tinted moisturizer, then apply a foundation powder or finishing powder with a smooth, buttery texture, something without fallout so you know it will blend easily into the face, and finally, if you oily skin or patches, or just like a matte finish, apply a mattifying powder, translucent or pigmented, your choice. Also, if you use concealer, set it with powder, and if you want to highlight under your eyes, use a radiant powder.

This will create a longlasting canvas for your makeup, and will have a gorgeous, smooth texture.

An example for applying blush:

-after you have done your full face, apart from the mattifying powder, apply your cream blush either right on your cheek bones, or on the apples of your cheeks and blended outwards, then apply a powder blush on top of a similar or same shade, to set it, as well as to intensify the blush.Then apply your f mattifying powder on top to set and mattify it if you like

I hope these tips were helpful. Thanks for reading 🙂
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Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadows

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Today, I will be doing a review on the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows. These are my fave cream eyeshadows and are very affordable, especially on sale. I will be reviewing the two I own today, and will be hopefully be picking up some more in the future.

I previously talked about the maybelline color tattoo in barely branded in my highlighters post, which I will link down below. It is a gorgeous, champagne colour with a sheen to it. It glides on fairly smooth, thought it does need some blending. It is limited edition, but it is repromoted with many limited edition collections.  It works great as a eye base for eyeshadows, as a standalone cream eyeshadow, as a highlight, and layered with sheer eyeshadows. The maybellinea eye base for eyeshadows, as a color tattoos are said to be a dupe for the mac paint pots, which I am yet to try.

The other maybelline color tattoo is in the colour edgy emerald. I’m pretty sure this one is part of the permanent collecton. It is a vibrant turquoise aqua shade, with a sheen to it. Like barely branded, it glides on smooth but needs some blending. It can be used as a eye base for eyeshadows, as a standalone cream eyeshadow, as an eyeliner,  and layered with sheer eyeshadows. One other thing about these, is they are aptly named color tattoos, as these things stay on all day. They need a good makeup removal to completely get them off.

I recommend these to everyone, from beginner to experienced, as these cream eyeshadows are extremely versatile, and affordably priced. They generally cost $2 to $10, so wait for a sale. I hope this was helpful.

highlighters post:

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