Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Five Beauty Tips and Tricks To Remember

Five Beauty Tips and Tricks To Remember

Hello beauties! Since my last ‘5 Beauty Tips and Tricks I’ve Learned Recently’ post went down rather well, I decided to do these kind of posts more often. Here are some tips and tricks that will help your lipstick last longer, your eyeliner look stunning and your complexion stay flawless.

Longer Lasting Lipstick

What is more irritating than going on a special event or a night out and after an hour your lipstick is completely gone and you need to run to the bathroom and reapply? I hate it when that happens and I recently found a trick that extends the longevity of any lipstick I might be wearing. All you need to do is exfoliate your lips, swipe across them the brush you used for your foundation (it will erase any harsh lines and will create a nice base) and apply your lipstick as usual. Then place a thin layer of tissue over your lips and apply some powder through the tissue. The thin layer of powder will set the lipstick in place and it will mattify it. Then apply one final coat of lipstick and enjoy your beautiful long-lasting pout. Simples.

The Perfect Winged Eyeliner

I’m sure most of you will agree that getting the perfect eyeliner is not an easy task and I’ve been trying to master the skill for years. My favorite method of getting the desired flick is by using scotch tape. If you don’t know this trick already – read on. Take some tape and stick and unstick it several times at the back of your arm so that you’ll get rid of the excess glue. Then carefully place it from the outer corner of your eye up the end of your brow. Then apply your eyeliner as usual and follow the created angle. You can take it as far or as low as you desire and when you’re done – just remove the tape and embrace your clean, crisp wing.

How To Apply Powder The Right Way

Turns out I’ve been doing this all-wrong – go figure why I always managed to ruin my base *facepalm*. Anyway, it wasn’t too long ago when I attended a beauty seminar and the makeup mavens showed us how to correctly apply face powder. Rule number one – don’t swipe it! Rule number two – do not ever swipe it – it will disturb the base! So what you want to do to avoid that is to hold your brush horizontally, get the sides of the bristles into the powder and scoop some product. Tap off the excess and start pressing the bristles onto the face with rolling motions. By pressing the powder instead of seeping it, you make sure that the base remains flawless and your makeup is set perfectly. Try it next time – you’ll be amazed!

Eye shadow on your waterline?

Yes, yes – I know it sounds bizarre but I promise you – it works wonders! Pandas are cute. Panda eyes though – not so much. I was so sick of coming back home with smeared eyeliner that taking some actions was in order. I found a trick that eliminates all of my problems at once – setting the eyeliner on my waterline with black eye shadow. As weird as it sounds, it actually gets rid of the excess moisture and sets the liner in place. It not only seals it and makes it last all day without budging, but the black shadow also makes the color of the liner look more deep and intense. Brilliant! Now if I say that putting shadows in your eyes is pleasant – I will be lying. To be honest though – it’s bearable and the results are worth it.

How To Apply Eye Cream The Right Way

How on Earth did I not know this earlier agh!? All you need to do is scoop some of the product out and using your ring finger (it’s the softest) gently dot it half inch below the eye – on your orbital bone. Tap the cream gently (never rub!) going from the inner corner outwards until it is fully absorbed. You should never apply the eye cream directly below your lash line because the eye cream tends to move around and it will get into your eye, which may cause irritation and swelling. Bye bye under eye bags and puffiness!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful! If you’ve done a similar post be sure to link it in the comments so that I can have a look and learn something new! :)

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32 comments

  1. I always love to read Tips&Tricks posts, you can always learn, can't you? :) I would never have thought about putting eyeshadow on my waterline but if it helps with smudging eyeliner maybe I should give this a go. Do you thin I could also use this trick whilst wearing contact lenses or would I get them dirty?
    xx

    www.kazetime.blogspot.com

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  2. Ooo some really interesting tips & tricks :) I've longed to perfect my eyeliner, one eye is great then the other one is crap - so annoying. I need to use scotch tape more often i think ;) I remember to set my eyeliner with black eyeshadow :) especially when it's gel :)
    I sweep my powder, but i won't be doing that anymore ;)
    Great tips Andrea :)
    xxx

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  3. Great tips! I don't think I will be able to pull off the perfect winged eyeliner. I don't sweep my power, I feel quite proud of myself now.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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  4. Thank you for the great tips and tricks :)

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  5. Dint know even a single one.... :D
    My favorite: the long lasting lipstick... although sounds a little time taking but i think it would be worth it!!!
    Neha
    Let's talk about everything

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  6. I never knew that about the powder! I've been doing it all wrong! Thanks so much for this!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic

    x

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  7. oooh some very helpful tips that I will put to good use this weekend!

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  8. Thanks you so much for sharing all these tricks! Everything you wrote is true! I did a lot of these mistakes some time ago.

    <3

    AlinaErmilova.com

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  9. Lovely tips Andrea :) Love the eyeshadow one in particular! it really works xx
    -Chaitra|Itspinkpot

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  10. Great tips, I am definitely going to try the powder one out! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  11. I knew most of these but not the eyeshadow on the waterline one - interesting!

    annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  12. Hi! I just followed you on twitter. It would be great if you would follow back! xoxo
    www.allbeautyconfessions.blogspot.com

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  13. Great tips! I'll be trying the Lipstick and winger liner tip!

    www.petitebeautyblogger.com

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  14. Thanks for the tip on longer lasting lipstick! Definitely need to try that :)

    Caitlin | Oceanic Stars

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  15. This is one of the best tips and tricks posts I have read. All of these tips apply to things I have struggled with in the past. I can't wait to try the eyeliner one tomorrow in my daily make up routine :)

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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  16. Great post hun! some fab tips! I'll definitely be trying out the liner and lipstick tricks xx

    Abbie xx www.abeautifuldelight.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I can't wait to try out some of these tips in the morning :) lovely post as always beautiful <3 hope all is well xx

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com

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  18. The It's Potent Eye Cream is my favorite. I have it on right now!

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  19. Some of these I knew and some of them I didn't! That's what's wonderful about these types of posts--you almost always learn something new! Thanks for sharing your tips with us :)
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  20. Love these tips. I always knew I was putting eye cream on wrong anyway haha =] xx.

    www.beautyandlouise.com

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  21. I've always "dabbed" the bristles on my face instead of swiped and I've being reading in a lot of places lately that people don't know to do this, it makes such a difference :))

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  22. I do already use the tips for powder, eyecream and lipstick and they are really great :)
    I really need to try the one for the eyeliner :)

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  23. I love these Tips and Tricks post from you! I'm definitely going to try the eyeliner tip, I'm rubbish at winged liner! xx

    Sarah | Squares - Bookworm and Beauty Enthusiast

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  24. Love these tips you do! Going to try the lipstick one! xx

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  25. awesome! thanks :)

    www.passport-to-fashion.com

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  26. I love using cream shadows and mostly apply it with a synthetic concealer brush. I don't like to use my finger because I'm messy and it gets everywhere, hahaha :p

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  27. Great tips lovely! I didn't know that about face powder!

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  28. Страхотни съвети! Определено ще пробвам първия, тъй като обожавам червено червило и го нося почти всеки ден.

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  29. Great post! I'll definitely be trying the lipstick tip! x

    Giveaway on the blog: www.colourmein-sc.blogspot.com

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