ASK CORA: Avoiding Fallout!

Hi Guys and Dolls!

Sometimes I get asked a question and while I’m responding to the comment,  message, or email I realize that an answer or topic might be helpful a lot of people!  I know that sometimes it may seem that Gurus Blogger/Vloggers in the beauty community are speaking their own makeup-crazed language. No one has all the answers, but I know a thing or two, and I’d like to be your tour guide 🙂 So I’m going to start a new series called Ask Cora. I have a few back-logged Q & A’s but if you have a question you’d like answered, please shoot me an email @ **. Remember there are no stupid questions- makeup doesn’t come with a manual 😛

“Dear Cora: How do I avoid eyeshadow fall-out? It’s just i haven’t a clue and it bothers me when I have some foundation on and then I have to run a make-up wipe over my face and re-apply it D: So anyway… thanks 🙂
– Googlyeyesrule”

 Dear googlyeyesrule,

If fall out is your issue try these tips:

* I find that I have  less fall out when I use a great primer. My fave primers include Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC Painterly Paint Pot, and NARS Smudge Proof primer.  A great primer will act like Velcro and hold your shadow in place, preventing/reducing  fall-out, creasing, and color fade.

*GENTLY tap off the brush for remove excess shadow- if there’s less excess there will be less fallout.

*Try doing your foundation last- I usually do *just in case* there is fall-out 🙂

*If you just HAVE to do foundation first (sometimes we just do!) try dusting your lower eyesocket/cheeks with a bit of loose powder to “catch” the fallout. When you’re done working your eyeshadow magic, just sweep it away. this is a Drag Queen tested and approved method 😉

* Another post-foundation fallout remover is scotch tape; this works reallywell with glitter 🙂

*Also keep in mind that fall-out from shades like blue and red can make you look tired, so it’s best to just wipe away all fallout from these.

I hope this helps
<3 Cora

**If you’d prefer to be anonymous let me know. Also I reserve the right to paraphrase if many people are asking the same question, or to make the question understandable for everyone.

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  1. meme
    April 3, 2011 / 2:07 am

    I am a african american viewer! <3 u
    My question is about Mac products now i getting older i want to get into more anti aging care from mac products but I dont know where to start..Thxs

  2. Michelle
    April 3, 2011 / 9:38 am

    who is your favorite makeup blogger for swatches and stuff like that…. by the way i think your amazing!!!!

  3. Carolina
    April 4, 2011 / 3:28 am

    You said it all! 😉 Keep on answering, atleast I am finding it helpful and enjoy reading about it 😉

  4. April 7, 2011 / 12:08 pm

    Hi Cora I just wanted to say Thank YOU, I wish you only knew how much YOU have changed my life, You may think this is strange but im 31 mom of 3 kids I stay home with them and Ive always had a very low self esteem, Then about 2 months ago I dyed my hair pink for my mom who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and tried doing my makeup a little different but wasnt good at it because never got into makeup much. Then I was browsing on You Tube and you caught my eye lets say that because of you I feel so much better about myself and now im getting better at makeup so Thank you I look forward to learning as much as a I can, Thank You Again!

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