Maria O.'s (mariaortegamakeup) Beauty Product Reviews
Best tinted moisturizer for photos!!!!
These tinted moisturizers are a staple in my kit. The color is sheer but buildable. I work off of three colors, Y1, Y3 & R5. I can pretty much custom create any color from these three. A little goes a long way and it is perfect for a fresh face look. I really like the fact that it photographs amazingly, giving full coverage if desired but looking "barely there." 80) No spf is great because my clients with sensitivities to that will not have a problem with this product and no SPF=no flashback! A must for any woman that loves tinted moisturizer, a young girl venturing into wearing makeup and a definite must for MUAs to carry in their kits!
Bold color for less
I love these cream lipsticks. I like the fact that when applied, then blotted and applied again, they stay on all day long...even through lunch! This is a great way to purchase a statement lip color that is a seasonal favorite but you don't plan on breaking your bank for. These are rich in color, hydrating and long wearing when applied correctly.
Airbrush in a sponge!
I use this all the time in my kit. I am not a foundation brush type of girl. The beauty blender works wonders and blending and giving an airbrush look without needing a compressor. It is best when used damp. I primarily use it with Graftobian cream foundations and MUFE HD Foundations. The pointed tip gets in the toughest of places like around the nose and inner eye area. Apply the foundation directly on face and blend with this magical sponge. It will not dissapoint. Another good thing is that it is reusable, just wash and use again. 80)
Miracle makeup remover
This is a time saver for me. I carry this in my makeup kit. When on set, I sometimes, need to change the eye color and this literally wipes makeup off of lids and lips without having to rub off and smear makeup all over. If you mess up on liner, add a bit on a q-tip end and voila! Problem solved. This is amazing and I recommend it to all who wear heavy eye makeup or water proof products.
Fabulous duo brow powder w/wax & mini brush
You really can't get a better deal than this product. Two full size brow powders in every kit, along with wax and a mini brow brush. These last forever and also make a really cool Auburn one for the red heads! The dark actually shows up on ebony skin....many other brands make a "dark" that is really a brunette, but Lorac makes a wonderful dark one for women of color.
LOVE THEM ALL!
All of these illuminators are fabulous. The universal one is Super Orgasm and goes well with all skin colors.
The one I find myself using the most is Copacabana, both on myself and in my kit.
These are great to use to highlight under brow bone, apples of cheeks over blush, on top of cupids bow, a bit on forehead and chin.
For dry skin types a small drop mixed with your liquid foundation of choice is the perfect recipe for a wonderful glow.
On set, I also use on shoulders, shins, and collar bone.
Multi-use, staple in my MUA kit
This is a must for all MUA. I apply it during the skin prep phase of any makeup application on models, brides or clients. I also use it for mens grooming instead of wax on brows. For editorial looks, I have used over shadow to give a nice glossy look. I will advise, that looks requires touch ups.
For personal use, I apply on my cuticles and hands over night.
My favorite mascara!
This is by far my favorite mascara. The synthetic brush allows for super curl, separation and lenthening. It truely does it all. I read how many women thought it was too clumpy and thick but I think it is just perfect. It gives as much volume as you prefer, one coat is good for length, separation and defining. Two coats is good for all of the above and a third coat gives extra va-voom volume and curl. This mascara is great because it leaves a patent leather shine to lashes that has people wondering if your lashes are real or not. 80)
The rounded tip like the Givenchy is like the icing on the cake! For best results, wiggle wand as close to the base of your lashes and extend out. Do this for each set of your lashes either once or twice. Lastly position the wand upright and with rounded end up to lift and curl lashes.