Wearing make-up is an art! Many women are not aware of all the beauty secrets that are out there.
So here are ten of the most essential make-up tricks you’ll wish you had known years ago.
1. Taking care of your make-up brushes
Good-quality brushes should last almost a lifetime. You should always keep your brushes in good condition and never leave your brushes dirty! Wash them regularly using a shampoo or mild dishwashing liquid and let them air dry on a paper towel. Don’t stand them up because the water can damage your brushes.
2. Don’t redo your make-up; refresh it
There’s no need to remove and re-apply a little smeared make-up. All you need to do, is soak up the oil to refresh your appearance. Then apply a thin layer of toner to your face and blot with a tissue. To finish, dust your face with powder to give your skin a velvet touch.
3. Avoid expensive body scrubs.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money at an expensive spa by easily making your own homemade body scrub. Just combine 4 tablespoons of sugar or salt and 3 tablespoons of olive oil, add a few drops of lavender or grapefruit essential oil. Before you take a shower, gently massage the scrub all over your body and then wash it off with warm water.
4. Take care of your lips
Your lips should be smooth and well cared for in order to apply lipstick perfectly. No need to buy a special lip scrub for this, simply mix together equal parts of brown sugar, olive oil and vanilla extract. Gently massage this into your lips, then wipe it off with a tissue.
5. Never buy a foundation one shade darker than your skin tone
There is no need to buy a darker foundation for summer. Intensify your daily foundation by mixing in a bit of gel bronzer. It’s much easier and cheaper than buying a whole new tube.
6. Don’t apply too much powder
Stop applying powder on your face repeatedly, it’s better to finish off applying your make-up with a powder right before heading out.
7. Finish off your lipstick
To save yourself the trouble of reapplying your lipstick every few hours, dust a bit of powder over a tissue and lightly hold it over your lips.
8. Getting a perfect ’cat’ eye is easy
Here’s a simple technique to make your eyeliner look like a pro applied it. Just use a pencil eyeliner and some scotch tape. Place a piece of tape at the outer corner of your eye and draw a line.
9. Remove excess mascara from the wand
You want long, lush, natural-looking lashes, here’s how: take your mascara and a tissue, glide the brush over a tissue several times to remove any extra mascara that’s built up, and only then apply it to your lashes.
10. Vaseline as a make-up remover
Vaseline can be used as a make-up remover by simply putting a small amount onto a cotton wool pad, hold it over your face, and wash it off. This remedy removes even the most tenacious make-up.
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