Helping out a friend~
If you’re name is Alipon, then you know this is for you! ❤
I never thought there would come the day where my friends would ask me for makeup advice. April, the ugly duckling, has awoken to the world of cosmetics, and all her friends know it now! (Yes, I’m April. Also known as Puri, Blushing Biddies, “that tall girl’, etc). I have a particular friend in Japan, and she asked me for help with foundation, concealer, and brushes in specific, and I was more than happy to send link upon link in our emails with suggestions, and together it came down to these!
- Real Techniques Starter Kit- I’ve down my own full review on these brushes here , but my friend was mentioning how she didn’t have many brushes to begin with, and immediately my thoughts went to this kit. It’s got everything to get you started, and to help you appreciate the differences from brush to brush. Plus, Real Techniques is reasonably priced, and you can catch them on sale at Ulta or Amazon.
- It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ full coverage creme- My friend also wanted a suggestion for a foundation, and this was my first thought for a cruelty-free option. It’s a CC cream, but it has an incredibly amazing full coverage. Plus, the SPF 50+ will be great for her skin. I just hope the color will work out for her!
- It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye- If I remember correctly, her biggest concern was her under-eye circles. Isn’t that all of us though? I wasn’t a believer in this creme under I knew that a little goes a loooonnngggggg way, but homans this coverage is fantastic. Plus it is amazingly hydrating, which is exactly what a girl needs for offending bags.
- It Cosmetics Live Beauty Fully Buffing Mineral Powder #206 brush- To go with the CC creme, she mentioned that she never used a brush for her foundation. *crickets* Trust me, once you go with a brush, you’ll never turn back! This is my holy grail foundation brush, which works with both liquid and powder foundations. It’s insane how the bristles are soo soft too, yet they’re all synthetic, which means cruelty free, huzzah!
I hope all these products work out for her, and I’m excited to hear her thoughts about them. Isn’t gabbing with your lady-friends about makeup a rite-of-passage into adulthood anyways? Have you helped a friend with any makeup suggestions? Also, do you try to stick with cruelty-free options? I feel like a lot of my friends support my stance, and they’re interested in the CF options, so it’s definitely worth a chat!