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the beat:  Lelah (Tacocat)

the beat: Lelah (Tacocat)

Welcome to The Beat, a new TGE feature where our fave artists/bands/people give us tips on makeup! The most feature to ever me! Today we welcome Lelah of Tacocat.

photo: Helen Moga

photo: Helen Moga

Kay here are some of my favorite products / tricks!

 I have a ton of makeup from the super cheap to the steep and i love it allllllllll but here is some kinda off-the-radar stuff i like:

Number 1: Andalou benefit balm un-tinted! I used this instead of foundation. It has an nice 30 spf, moisturizes enough for my super oily skin, yet controls oil?! Its my everything. I used the tinted one before and it made me too greasy. This stuff is the shit. Goes on a little "white" but it becomes clear. If i need some powder or shine reduction, i use...

 Number 2: Rimmel London Insta fix and matte! iIthink this is like the drugstore's answer to fancier HD powders at sephora. Once again, I use this instead of powder foundations etc.

Number 3: Freckles. I have been drawing fake freckles on my face since high school! I have found that the best product for this isn't make up at all, but a light brown prismacolor marker from the art store. (whether or not this is "safe" or "approved" by science is yet to be seen, but I have been doing it for years with no adverse affects). The dots last all day and look pretty damn natural. That said, I have a more permanent way of adding freckles to my face and that is just for men beard dye! (as seen in photos) this stuff is like $8, and at most stores, and lasts forever because you use so little at a time. I mix it up in a bottle cap and use these tiny nail art brushes i got at diaso to apply! I ALSO use this on my bunk eyebrows. I have very thin "tails" and have had them microbladed, but that will fade. so i dye the eyebrow hairs AND the skin where the tails should be for a more bold and full look. results last for about a week! Bam!

Number 4: The best glitter in the world! I originally found this at a whole foods on tour. Never have i seen it at whole foods again. but its so good and pretty cheap that i ordered more from their website. It has a roller ball and goes on SO EASY. No mess. Totally packed with glitter. You can put it on clean dry skin and it'll stick pretty well, or you can throw down a base like concealer or any milk stick like the holographic one or something sorta creamy/gelly/sticky and that stuff will be on allllll night! The bottle is small but I have yet to even come close to running out of any color.

Number 5: People have asked me my whole life about my teeth. Truth is, I used white strips once when i was like 17 and have been using whitening mouthwash everyday since it was invented. I keep it in the shower so i don't forget and so I can leave it in my mouth for a long time without needing to run out the door. That said, i drink red wine, coffee, and sometimes even smoke cigarettes!!! Even the daily mouthwash cleanse didn't keep my pearly whites so white over the years, so I got these cheap strips from amazon that are really blowing me away! first white strip i've used in 18 years tho. damn!

Number 6: I have tried a lot of lash growth products over the years. some worked okay, some did not. THIS IS THE ONE! I haven't tried them ALL but Revitalash is sooooo good! its kind of pricey, but worth it! AND I just got a new tube on Groupon for half off! Bam!

photo: Helen Moga

photo: Helen Moga

guest mix: The Government Center

guest mix: The Government Center

song: "Landmine" - Spooled Up

song: "Landmine" - Spooled Up