I need help finding the best makeup!?
I am fourteen years old and this is going to be my freshman year. I definitely need good make-up! I have long wavy/curly dirty blonde hair, hazel eyes, thin or medium lips, fair skin, and a round face shape. Here is what I need the BEST of:
1. Foundation. I prefer liquid but if the powder works well, then it's okay. I don't want anything cakey, I want something light that makes my skin look flawless.
2. I need something that covers up my pores because I have big pores. Like L'oreal perfecting base, does it work?
3.Best dark circle minimizer. Does L'oreal dark circle minimizer work?
4. Best concealer.
5. Best powder. Once again, nothing cakey, something light that makes my skin look flawless.
6. Best eyeshadow.
7. Best mascara.
8. Best liquid eyeliner.
9. Best lipgloss for my face color and type of lips.
10. Best shampoo and conditioner for my type of hair.
11. Best make-up brushes.
Please, nothing too expensive. I will give the best answer five stars.
Asked By: Meredith - 8/14/2011
1. Foundation. Since your so young, and going through puberty I assume, don't tire your face with foundation unless you NEED full coverage, as in uneven skin tone, lots of redness, and acne everywhere. If you only have a few red spots and a little bit of discoloration, and the occasional pimple, then go with a tinted moisturizer. I recommend the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, because it gives you more coverage than the average tinted moisturizer. Finish the job with concealer. I recommend the Makeup Forever Concealer Palette, because it has 5 different colors, so you can use it during the summer, winter, and to highlight. Tip: Don't cover everything, or else it'll be obvious that your wearing makeup; everyone knows that nobody has perfect skin, no matter how much skin care they use, so if you come to school looking like a barbie doll, especially on your freshman year, some mean people will pin you as things your not.
2. You have large pores? Join the club. I use the Clinique Pore Minimizing Serum, and though I was a bit skeptical at first, this actually does make a difference. My pores aren't completely invisible, but a lightweight tinted moisturizer covers them up easily.
3. Foundation Primer. This wasn't on your list, but it's an essential! I have 3 different recommendations: The first, being Mac Matte. Use this if you have oily skin. This mattifies your face, and can serve as a primer, or a powder. It truly amazing. For normal skin, the L'oreal Perfecting Base is good, but I don't exactly recommend it. You barely get any product, and even though a little goes a long way, you'll find yourself running out of this product within a month of purchasing it. For dry skin, the Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer is beyond words. If you can't decide on a primer, get this one. You get a lot of product, and a little goes a looong way. I've had mine for 6 months, and I'm only half way done with it. It's an amazing product, and it actually works for all skin types.
3. Dark circle Minimizer? Just a good eye cream. I use the Kiehls Avocado Eye Cream. It's completely natural, and does wonders for dark circles and bags, and it prevents aging. It's also affordable for a good eye cream.
4. Concealer. Mentioned in the first paragraph.
5. Powder. The Mac Mineralized Skinfinish Natural. This gives you a tiny bit of coverage, but doesn't look cakey at all! It has a slight, slight, slight, barely there shimmer to it. It's gorgeous, but if you wear it alone without tinted moisturizer, it can bring attention to your pores. Best powder out there, in my opinion.
6. Best eyeshadows.... It's a tie between Mac Eyeshadows, and Urban Decay Eyeshadows. Since your starting out with makeup/quality makeup, I recommend the Urban Decay Naked Palette, because it has all the colors you'll need for school, formals, parties, dances, and just lunch with friends. If you really want to get a Mac Palette though (the quad is waay more affordable, it's only 53$ compared to the 15 color Mac Palette which is 188$), I recommend the following colors: All That Glitters, Espresso, Sable, Rice Paper, though you can only use those for smokey eyes. The Urban Decay Naked Palette retails for 48$, and you get 12 highly pigmented colors.
7. Do your wallet a favor, and don't buy high end mascaras; some people swear by them, but I find your wasting your money, because you can get a mascara of the same quality at the drugstore. I recommend the L'Oreal Million Lashes Mascara. Probably my favorite mascara of all time....
8. Also, this is better from the drugstore. The Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner works great.
9. Herbal Essences has the best shampoo. I don't believe in 30$ shampoos. Waste of cash, if you ask me. I assume they have a shampoo/conditoner for curly hair, but if not, the shampoo for dry/damaged hair gives you the most out of the product, but if you have an oily scalp, get the gentle one.
11. The best makeup brushes are Mac brushes, but even me, being the Mac junkie I am, think that they are terribly overpriced. I recommend the Sigma Make Me Up brushes. You get a set with all the brushes you'll ever need, and two brush holders, for only 100$, and sigma brushes are quality brushes. They're a great dupe for mac brushes.
Answered By: Laura Gerlain - 8/14/2011