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Veiny Undereyes?

Megan noticed that in my videos, I have “absolutely no undereye circles-or those little blue veins that frame them,” and wanted to know what concealers I use, and how.

Except on my worst days, I actually just use my regular foundation-Revlon Colorstay Normal/Oily-under my eyes with a bit of setting powder.  Full coverage foundations often eliminate the need for concealer on all but the darkest blemishes or circles.

On days when I’ve gotten no sleep and can’t go with just foundation alone, I use MUFE Full Coverage.  I take a concealer brush and dab a tiny bit right underneath where the shadows are darkest (usually right underneath my tearducts), turn the brush over, and feather it up to my lower lashline and towards the inner corner, then up slightly onto my eyelid.  If necessary, I’ll dot a tiny bit under my pupil, and feather it towards the outer corner.  Then, using my ring finger, I pat (making sure not to drag) it out a bit, then apply foundation.

For people who rely on concealer for daily use, I definitely recommend the Full Coverage (for those with oily skin, long days, or extremely dark circles) or MUFE’s Lift concealer (for people who have more fine lines and wrinkles).


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Stay-put Eyeliner

Anonymous wondered what my favourite eyeliner was and how to prevent any eyeliner from running or disappearing.

My overall favorite has to be the MUFE Aqua Eyes.  It’s waterproof, doesn’t smudge, and and has amazing pigmentation.

To get eyeliner to last, you can do a few things:

  1. Start with a primer.  Just like with eyeshadow, a lid primer will up the staying power of any eyeliner.
  2. Set with powder. Taking the same or a similar shade of powder eyeshadow on a flat, dense eyeliner brush, press it into the line you’ve made (don’t draw it over it).
  3. Use a powder eyeliner. Powder/cake liners undoubtedly last long than cream/pencil liners.  Wet an eyeliner brush before application to enhance the stay-put power further.
  4. Heat things up. Taking your pencil eyeliner, wave it over a flame (I usually just use a disposable lighter) two or three times. Tap the melted excess off onto the back of your hand, let it cool for a second or two, and apply. Not only will you get a gorgeous “kohl”-like application, but you’ll also have increased the staying time incredibly.

Try these tips, and you should be on your way to stay-put eyeliner in no time.


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Waterlining

Anonymous wanted to know what the best eyeliner for use on the waterline is.

Well, it depends on the color (oddly, among many makeup brands, the quality of products varies from shade to shade, especially among eye products…).  But let’s assume that you’re looking at the basic black, then silver and white (the two other shades I most commonly use for this purpose.)

By far, my favorite black liner is the Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeliner in Velvet Black. There is absolutely nothing special about this liner, which is why I adore it.  It is simply the darkest, purest black I have ever found, applied straight-up matte, and wears forever.  Can be smudged or worn precisely, and looks great on the waterline.  It’s not waterproof, however, so you may need to touch up once or twice during the day, but I’ve never had too much of a problem with it.

 

Left to Right: MUFE Silver, MUFE White, Maybelline Black Velvet

 

For silver and white, I’m lovin’ MUFE Aqua Eyes in Silver 8L and White 14L.  These apply so smoothly and look like silk.  They dry down in seconds, have a gorgeous sheen to em, and glide smoothly without tugging.  I’ve never had to go over a line more than once to get it opaque and even.

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