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! :)