Hair and Makeup Tips

Here are some hair and makeup tips that may make your life easier:

Eyeshadow Primer: Ever wondered why sometimes your eyeshadow primer creases and sometimes it doesn’t?  Even really good ones like Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance?

Well for girls with oily eyelids like  me, if you want your eyeshadow to last all day, wipe your eyelid with a tissue before you apply your primer.  Make sure there is no residual moisturiser or foundation on your eyelids before you apply your eyeshadow primer.

Once you’ve applied your eyeshadow primer all over the lid, leave it for a minute, then blot with a tissue again. I try to remove all the crease lines that appear after I’ve applied the eyeshadow primer.

Then, apply your shadow, and it should last all day! No creasing.

Lip Liner: Once you’ve applied your lip liner, smile! Doing this will reveal all the tiny areas within creases on your lips that you’ve misses, and you can gently go over the area again.

Curling your hair the day after: If you’ve curled your hair and worn it that way for a day, before you go to bed pin your hair into a messy bun at the nape of your neck. The next day, remove the pins and either run your fingers or a brush through your hair, depending on the look you want.

Then take a GHD and curl a few pieces of hair in areas where you want a bit more definition.  Spray with hair spray, and you’re ready for the day. Best of all, this usually takes me about five minutes in the morning.

Preparing your skin: I use moisturiser, sunblock, primer, foundation, and powder every day.  I know that some people warn against putting too much under your foundation for fear it will slide off half-way through the day, but I find that this combination ensures that my makeup stays on ’til late into the evening.

Matte vs Shimmery blush: I love both forms of blush, but if you’re experiencing a breakout on your cheeks, skip the shimmery blush as it will accentuate all your pimples.  Matte blush is much more forgiving when used in conjunction wth a highlighter on the cheekbones.

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