Here are some questions we answered recently from our lovely readers! We’ve decided to make this a regular weekly post every Wednesday as we’ve been getting so many messages from our readers. For more of our questions answered posts click here, enjoy!
Sami recently wrote an in-depth Clinique Mascara guide here!
Congratulations on your graduation you must be thrilled! When it comes to events like this it’s always best to play it safe and stick to neutrals. If you have either of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes the shades in these would be great teamed with a little liner and waterproof mascara. Keep the rest of your look simple with a nice natural lip! Have a lovely graduation!
You’re so lucky to have naturally thick hair! For added volume at the roots you should try some volumising powder, Lisa loves the V05 Give Me Texture Instant Volume Powder. Also you could try switching to a volumising hair care range for some added oomph!
Bourjois offer a good range of shades and aren’t too pricey, the Healthy Mix Gel Foundation is lovely. Another bargain foundation is the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection, however with this you will need to arm yourself with some of Barry M’s White Foundation as the shades available are quite dark for us pale girls!
We both swear by Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, which is super cheap and does a great job. Lisa is shade 3 Peach Glow and Sami is shade 2 Pink Blossom but we both like transparent too!
If you’re after something light and fresh which still has some coverage then you need a BB Cream, preferably one with built in SPF for the sunshine! We both love Boot’s 17 BB Cream but most will do the trick!
If you still need the coverage of a foundation then you could try mixing a little of your favourite moisturiser with it for another alternative, again stick to a moisturiser with a built in SPF!
The best thing to do is arm yourself with a good make-up setting spray at the beginning of the night before you leave, we both love the Skindinavia No More Shine setting spray which has kept us shine free at events!
Another top tip is to use a powder after applying your foundation and keep it with you for touch ups throughout the night if you have enough space to keep it in your bag. Also you should stick to waterproof mascara as it will last longer! We hope you have a lovely prom!
The key is to keep it natural and stick to what works best for your skin tone at this stage. Enjoy experimenting with lip colours in the beginning as you can get lots of different shades on a budget.
Most make-up counters offer free consultations, and they will be able to give you advice based on your skin tone and type. There are some amazing makeup artists on YouTube like Pixiwoo, Lisa Eldridge and Gossmakeupartist with a bunch of tutorials and great tips to help you get started, we’ve learnt a lot from them!
Probably the main essentials we’d have would be foundation, powder, concealer and mascara. But if you want a few extras then add in blusher, bronzer, lipstick, lipgloss and eyeshadow!
The sooner the better! If you get into the habit of using them early on (say around 20+) then they’ll only work to your advantage as you age.
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