From time to time I’ll pop onto Instagram stories or Instagram live and do a little Q & A session! I’ve learned that a lot of the same questions are asked and I receive A LOT of questions that I’ve already answered on past blog posts. So just as a reminder: use that search box on the right and type in the keyword (ex. mascara or braid) or brand name that you are looking for, and if I’ve written about it, it will come up!
In the meantime, I thought I would highlight the 5 most commonly asked makeup questions today!
1. What is your favorite foundation?
My all-time favorite foundation is Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation. It’s a full-coverage, natural/matte finish that covers everything but doesn’t feel nor look heavy. I don’t sell Arbonne, so I’d recommend checking the website to find a consultant near you to help with color matching and product suggestion!
Second to that would be Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation. It wears a little bit more radiant/natural in that it isn’t as matte as Arbonne Perfecting Liquid, but it still is full-coverage without looking heavy. On that note, I don’t think “heavy” foundations exist, I think it’s just an application problem. Tarte offers such a huge range in foundation shades that it may take a bit of trial and error to find the right shade, but when you find it, it will be *right*.
Third in line is It Cosmetics CC+ foundation. The shade range is minimal, but it’s a great full-coverage foundation that looks like your skin but better. This is what I usually wear in the warmer months.
If you don’t like liquid foundation, I’d recommend Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation. It’s a loose powder but will give excellent coverage and let your skin breathe. I really like wearing this in the summertime.
2. What is your favorite eyebrow product for natural looking eyebrows?
For a long time I really loved Hourglass Arch Brow pencil. And I still really do! It’s an angled shape so it makes it really easy to follow the natural arch of your brows. The shade Platinum Blonde is the closest I can find to my eyebrow shade but is a touch dark. I’d still highly recommend it and if they came out with a shade just a tiny bit lighter, I think it would be perfect for me.
I’ve really enjoyed Benefit’s Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil lately. It’s a slightly warmer and lighter shade than what I used from Hourglass, and still really easy to apply. I also like finishing my brows with Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel, also by Benefit. It’s a really natural looking way to add a bit more depth and thickness. If you want more information on how I fill in my brows, check out this post!
3. What mascara do you use?
Lately I’ve been loving Benefits Roller Lash + Cherry Bloom lash fibers + Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara. I know, it’s 3 products, but that’s how sad my lashes are. Benefit’s Roller Lash is the only thing that keeps my lashes UP, the fibers add length and thickness, and Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara adds serious definition.
4. Do you have a tutorial for how to apply eyeshadow?
5. How can I explain your exact haircut or color to my hairstylist?
You would be much better off simply bringing a photo in of any hairstyle you are trying to achieve, whether it’s mine or anyone else’s. Generally, my haircut is a mid length layered cut, but saying those words to a hairstylist can mean so many different things. If you bring a photo, they can see exactly what you like, and what you mean. Hairstylists are creative and visual people, so looking at images and talking through them is likely to be much more successful!
Any other questions you’d like to see answered on the blog? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!