Competition Makeup

#42
Taking a poll on eye primer:
- MAC paint pot?
- MAC prep and prime?
- other?

Would love to hear pros and cons and reasons for your preferences!
I love e.l.f. eye primer. My eye shadow looks just as great at the end of the day as when I applied it in the morning. And two bonuses, it's cruelty free and only costs $2!!! NYX is a really great product as well. I use their white base to make my ballroom eye shadow really pop and stand out. They are also cruelty free and costs about $7. I haven't tried any of the high end eye primer but from what I've read, these two that I've mentioned are great dupes for the more expensive brands.
 

s2k

Well-Known Member
#43
Taking a poll on eye primer:
- MAC paint pot?
- MAC prep and prime?
- other?

Would love to hear pros and cons and reasons for your preferences!
I use Urban Decay eyeshadow primer and it. is. legit. Long wearing. No creasing - and I use a matte black eyeshadow so no creasing matters to me. Bright colors look on the eye as they do in the palette. There are four to choose from. I use Eden since it's mattifying.

Sidebar: in a pinch, it's a fantastic concealer.

Also, it's easier for me to get to an Ulta than it is to a MAC store, plus I find there's way more to choose from in the UD line than there is for MAC.
 

Sania

Well-Known Member
#44
Thanks for the great feedback - I may try the e l f since I'm on a budget for this comp

What about setting spray / makeup fixative - any thoughts?
 
#48
Thanks for the great feedback - I may try the e l f since I'm on a budget for this comp

What about setting spray / makeup fixative - any thoughts?
I hear Milani's Make It Last spray is good. I've also heard about the NYX one.

But Urban Decay setting sprays are the only ones I'll use.
 

Sania

Well-Known Member
#50
Eyelash glue: Ardell or duo?

Sidebar – I went to Sephora to buy a gold eyeshadow theme for my new costume, and checked out their eyelashes... $17 and up! That's half the price of a bottle of urban decay setting spray!
I will, of course be buying my eyelashes at target or Sally beauty supply :)
 
#51
Eyelash glue: Ardell or duo?

Sidebar – I went to Sephora to buy a gold eyeshadow theme for my new costume, and checked out their eyelashes... $17 and up! That's half the price of a bottle of urban decay setting spray!
I will, of course be buying my eyelashes at target or Sally beauty supply :)
If you can get eylure eyelash glue. It comes in a little pot and I love it. If not deffo ardell as duo made my eyes burn
 
#52
Eyelash glue: Ardell or duo?

Sidebar – I went to Sephora to buy a gold eyeshadow theme for my new costume, and checked out their eyelashes... $17 and up! That's half the price of a bottle of urban decay setting spray!
I will, of course be buying my eyelashes at target or Sally beauty supply :)
Oh, totally. Almost all my eyelashes are drugstore.

Urban Decay setting sprays are on sale on Sephora's web site, btw :D

I like Duo glue. I use the green one because it's got vitamins A, C, and E in it. Also, it's iridescent so when it's ready, it turns blue.
 

Sania

Well-Known Member
#53
I am happy to say that I found a setting spray (UD) an eye primer (UD) and a face primer (can't remember which one but the girl recommended it) in smaller sizes in the beauty on the fly section at Sephora for less than half the cost of full-size – so I will be able to try them out and see which I like, and I'm not as much out of pocket right now
 

j_alexandra

Well-Known Member
#54
I am happy to say that I found a setting spray (UD) an eye primer (UD) and a face primer (can't remember which one but the girl recommended it) in smaller sizes in the beauty on the fly section at Sephora for less than half the cost of full-size – so I will be able to try them out and see which I like, and I'm not as much out of pocket right now
The "beauty on the fly" section has gotten more of my money than the rest of Sephora, over the years. So great to be able to buy small sizes.
 

RiseNFall

Well-Known Member
#55
I didn't know about the "beauty on the fly" section! Thank you! The local Sephora is in a shopping mall that I don't like going to, but it's an irrational prejudice, so now I have a reason to check it out. When I next actually need more makeup....
 

SwayWithMe

Well-Known Member
#56
Eyelash glue: Ardell or duo?

Sidebar – I went to Sephora to buy a gold eyeshadow theme for my new costume, and checked out their eyelashes... $17 and up! That's half the price of a bottle of urban decay setting spray!
I will, of course be buying my eyelashes at target or Sally beauty supply :)
Revlon precision glue is nice, but is hard to find. I like DUO, and recently found a brush-on version similar to the Revlon that works well. I don't like Ardell glue -- it makes my eyes burn.

Also use the cheap Ardell lashes on sale from Sally, although I have a set of rhinestoned lashes from a comp vendor that I love.
 

Miss Silly

Well-Known Member
#57
Thanks for the great feedback - I may try the e l f since I'm on a budget for this comp

What about setting spray / makeup fixative - any thoughts?
Hair Spray your face. It's what many do in a pinch... if they don't have setting spray or don't want to buy more product. I know a lot of people who do this (I haven't tried it myself, however).
 

theAnnelis

Active Member
#59
Thanks for the great feedback - I may try the e l f since I'm on a budget for this comp

What about setting spray / makeup fixative - any thoughts?
Hair Spray your face. It's what many do in a pinch... if they don't have setting spray or don't want to buy more product. I know a lot of people who do this (I haven't tried it myself, however).
Me, pre makeup school: hairspray on your face will work. I've done it. It does.

Me after makeup school: *Kevin Hart voice* Noooooo
 

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