Makeup can be tricky, so when you find tricks to help you, it’s important to keep those with you. Today I want to give you five simple makeup tricks that anyone can do. These tricks will not only make your makeup last longer, but also make the application process simpler.
- Mix Primer with your Foundation
Squeeze some primer onto the back of your hand then pour some liquid foundation onto your hand as well. Taking your liquid foundation brush mix the two together until they are thoroughly blended. Then apply the mix like you would any other foundation. This trick helps to make the foundation stay longer, it also helps to make your powder stay. By mixing the primer with the foundation you are avoiding having your makeup feel/look caked on. This also helps to make the foundation go on smoother, for a perfect look.
2. Use a spoon to apply bottom lash mascara
All over the internet there have been tutorials about using makeup with a spoon. From what I’ve seen they look moderately simple, but could cause a challenge. Applying bottom mascara with a spoon seemed to be the easiest article I found. You place the spoon under your bottom lashes and then apply the mascara as you normally would. This helps from smudging the mascara on the skin underneath the lashes.
3. Add Visine to mascara
Mascara should be replaced every 3-4 months, but some of them tend to dry out before the normal period. By placing one or two drops of visine (or any drugstore eye drops) the mascara will become more liquid and begin applying like it was brand new. Doing this also helps the mascara to go on smoother and without the dreading clumping.
4.Re-use Old Mascara Wands
When you are done with an old tube of mascara, save the wand/applicator, wash it off and re-use it as an eyebrow brush! The mascara wand makes for a perfect eyebrow brush. Another cool trick you can do with the wand is dust it across your bronzer then run the brush over your eyebrows. This will help to quickly fill in your eyebrows without the hassle of using eyebrow liner and worrying about whether your eyebrows are even or not.
These little tricks are simple and not very time consuming! They will help to enhance your beauty one step at a time! Remember to always wash off your makeup at the end of the night and to frequently clean your brushes.
Concealer can be one of the most helpful/trickiest pieces of makeup to use. Concealer can, at times, feel like a godsend when a person has unwanted blemishes. Applying concealer isn’t always easy, and finding the perfect match for your skin type can be just as difficult. However, with a little help from the Internet and magazines there is a way to help determine the best concealer for your perfect look!
Not only are different colors and types of concealers, but also there are also different types. This can be very overwhelming when going to the store to buy concealer, but don’t worry it isn’t as scary as it seems! If you are wanting to cover up you’re breakouts or redness on your skin, green concealer works the best. Orange/salmon colored concealer is the best for the unwanted bruises or bags under your eyes. Pink concealer covers up all of the blemishes that you don’t want people to see such as: old scars, sunspots and age spots.
Now that I’ve explained how to properly use the different shades of concealer I want to discuss which type of concealer is best for your skin type. Much like foundation it is important to find the appropriate concealer for your skin type. If you have oily skin the best type of concealer for you to us is a stick concealer. The stick concealer has clay in it that helps absorb any excess oils and will leave you with a perfect all day look. For people with dry skin the best type of concealer is a creamy one, as always before applying any type of make up make sure your skin is moisturized and exfoliated before putting on concealer; especially with dry skin. If you tend to have wrinkles the best concealer for you to use is a tinted concealer that is bright; the brightness won’t settle into the lines on your face and will leave you with a natural looking glow! If you have allergies that make your eyes and face swell it is best to take an ice cube and place it over the swelled area than tap on concealer.
As always, it is super important to wash off your makeup at the end of the day. Yes makeup is nice, but you need to give your skin a break and show off your natural beauty! Cleaning makeup brushes, though tedious, is also really important in helping keep your face clean and healthy.
Here are some examples of the types of concealer: