Wednesday, 5 June 2013

8 Useful Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips 1

1. Pat moisturiser onto the face instead of rub.
Especially around the eye area! This helps prevent wrinkles, as you're not pulling or stretching the skin.

2. Store makeup brushes facing downwards with brush protectors.
After cleaning makeup brushes, place a brush protector over the bristles and store the brush facing downwards in a cup. This will stop the moisture from seeping into the part of the brush that holds the bristles together, preventing moulting.

3. Makeup has a use-by date! 
Yes, this is a well-known fact, but if you didn't know, look on the back of any foundation/nail polish/moisturiser etc. and you'll find an image of a little pot with a number in it. If the number is '36M', the product will last for 36 months ('M' meaning 'months').

4. Don't pump your mascara.
If, before applying mascara, you pump the wand in and out of the tube - stop! I used to do this as I thought I would get more product onto the wand, however this action actually pumps air into the mascara, drying it out and creating clumps. Just swirl the wand around the insides of the tube instead to get a little more product.

5. If your mascara is clumpy(perhaps because of over-pumping!) add a drop of hair conditioner. 
It loosens up the product and makes it a bit easier to work with, and, like with your hair, the conditioner will moisturise your eyelashes. I don't recommend using too much, though, as it will eventually dilute your mascara and it won't apply properly. 

6. Use a soft-bristled blusher or buffer brush for cakey foundations. 
If you bought a foundation that is particularly cakey (i.e. Illamasqua Rich Liquid) but don't know what to do, use a big, round brush to buff the foundation into the skin over a primer. Using a flat foundation brush will only make the product cake onto your skin - it needs buffing to produce a softer effect. 


7. Use lemon peel to get rid of nail polish stains.
If you've used a dark nail polish, rubbing a slice of lemon over the nail, or soaking your fingertips in lemon juice, will reduce the stain and make your nails whiter.

8. Keep your makeup in the fridge.
Leaving products like nail polish and lipstick in a cool environment will make them last longer. If you're really intent on lengthening the life of your makeup, a mini fridge is a great little device.
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4 comments

  1. love these tips girl

    Check out my Youtube channel for my makeup tutorials @ Voguevandalbeauty xx


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    1. Thank you Domenica!

      Much love,
      Jennifer x

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  2. These are really good piece of advice, I knew some of them ! Particulary the pumping mascara, such a bad mistake I used to do ! :)

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  3. These are all great tips! I love finding out little things like these :) x


    Isabel Rose
    Blondieslens.blogspot.com

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