TV News Makeup- SIU Journalism Students

Hey everyone! This is a special post dedicated to the TV students at Southern Illinois University! I'm speaking to a group about clothes and makeup for television news, and this is sort of an online resource so they can get more information about specific product recommendations. Thought others who stumble upon my blog might find it interesting as well! :) I'm trying to give a couple of options in each category.

Man Makeup...

-Concealer... Remember "BUD"- blemishes, under-eyes, discoloration.

  • Hard Candy Glamoflauge (high coverage)- Wal-Mart
  • Maybelline Mineral Power- Wal-Mart, Drugstores

-Powder... All over the face, especially forehead, nose, and chin (T-zone)

  • L'oreal True Match Pressed Powder- Wal-Mart, Drugstores
  • Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder- Wal-Mart, Drugstores

-Bronzer... Light dusting all over the face. Also purchase a large powder brush.

  • NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny- Wal-Mart
  • Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Light- Wal-Mart, Drugstores

Lady Makeup...


-Primer... Smooth all over face, after moisturizer

  • Hard Candy Sheer Envy face primer- Wal-Mart
  • Smashbox Photofinish (and the Light version for oily skin)-

-Foundation... Apply it all over the face, can use fingers, sponges, or brushes.

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hr. Foundation- Wal-Mart, Drugstores
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation- Wal-Mart, Drugstores

-Concealer... BUD (blemishes, under-eyes, discoloration)

  • Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer- Wal-Mart
  • Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer- Wal-Mart, Drugstores
  • Mally Cancellation Concealer System-
-Powder... All over the face to set foundation
  • NYC Smooth Skin Loose Powder- Wal-Mart
  • L'oreal True Match Pressed Powder- Wal-Mart, Drugstores
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder-
-Bronzer... Use lighter shades all over the face for color, or deeper shades to contour
  • NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny- Wal-Mart (all over)
  • ELF Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzer- Target & (contour)
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer- (all over OR contour)
-Blush... Apples of cheeks. A must-do step!
  • ELF Studio Blush- Target & (multiple shades)
  • Cover Girl Cheekers Blush- Wal-Mart, drugstores (multiple shades)
  • Milani Minerals Blush in Mai Tai- CVS &
-Setting Powder... A good final step to give you an airbrushed look & staying power
  • ELF Studio High Definition Powder-
  • ELF Studio Translucent Mattifying Powder- Target &


-Primer... Helps shadow look vivid & last longer
  • Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer- Sally Beauty Supply
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance-
-Eyeshadow... Use a selection of different tones & textures. Smokey & neutral shades work well.
  • Maybelline Stylish Smokes quads (natural smokes, charcoal smokes) drugstore
  • Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow (new 8-color palettes- see post below) drugstore
  • Cover Girl Eyeshadow (Drama Eyes, Shimmering Sands)
  • NYX eyeshadows- or
  • MAC eyeshadows-
-Eyeliner... Upper lashline, optional lower lashline or inner rim.
  • Revlon Colorstay liquid liner or pencil liner-- drugstore
  • Wet 'n Wild Cream Eyeliner-- drugstore
  • Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus-- drugstore
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Pencils--
-Mascara... Upper lashes, several coats.
  • L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara- drugstore
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara- drugstore
  • Almay Intense i-Color mascara- drugstore
-Brow liner... Add fullness to sparse brows.
  • Maybelline Define-a-brow-- drugstore


-Lip Balm... Softens lips before applying other products
  • Nivea a Kiss of Smoothness lip balm- drugstore
  • EOS Smooth Sphere lip balm- drugstore
-Lipstick... Neutrals, pink, berry, red... use some color to brighten the face
  • Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks- drugstore
  • Revlon ColorBurst lipsticks- drugstore
-Lip Liner...
  • Jordana Easyliner- Walgreens
-Lip Gloss...
  • NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss- or
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss- drugstore
  • Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Gloss (with plumper)-


  • To build a partial set at drugstore prices-- EcoTools (Wal-Mart), Revlon (Wal-Mart), and Essence of Beauty (CVS).
  • For a full brush set- Sigma Beauty
-Sponges... Can be used for foundation- (wedges from the drugstore)
-Eyelash Curler... Curl prior to applying mascara- ELF Eyelash Curler from Target,
-Brow Gel... Pretty much any brand from the Drugstore

If you still have questions, feel free to email
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  1. Great recommendations! I'd also like to see more videos about news/behind the scenes/getting ready, etc.... I'm going into that field!

  2. Thanks for the info. I actually need to get more concealer. I'll try your recommendations on that.

  3. I second Barbie's comment---am also going into news/broadcasting after college and would love to see a video on similar material/ how the camera affects one's makeup routine. Thanks!!

  4. It's very interesting reading the man makeup! Thanks. :)

  5. Thanks for your recommendations :D

  6. I have many of the things you suggested!

  7. cute post!!
    love your style...=)

  8. cute post!!!
    love your style!!=D

  9. Question for you....does the Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealor actually say "concealor" on it, or does it say foundation? I went to Target, Walmart and Walgreens, and none of them had the concealor. They had little tubs that looked like the one in your Emily Awards video, but the bottle and the little store signs called it foundation. Thanks! I also haven't been able to find the Revlon Precision lash glue, where did you get yours?

  10. I am sure you really know your stuff and any student would love to learn top cosmetic options from you.
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