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Beauty Tricks for the Lipstick

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The Lipstick is one of the most popular makeup products, and it is easy to see why it is so popular. It is one piece of makeup that can be easily applied quickly when you don’t have the time for anything else. The lipstick also has the power to instantly brighten up your face, and if you apply the right lipstick properly, it can create of illusion of your face looking more made up than it is.

 

The Origin of Lipsticks

Lipsticks first appeared over 5,000 years ago. Rumour has it that Cleopatra’s red lipsticks were made from finely crushed carmine beetle and ants’ eggs mixture. During the second world war, the ends of used lipsticks were collected and melted together to form new lipsticks for the women. Each woman had an average of 2 new lipsticks for the 5 year duration of the war.

 

 

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Lipsticks have the power to improve or ruin your overall look, so they are worth paying extra attention to. Here are some beauty tricks for the lipstick –

 

Pick the right lipstick shades

You need to ensure you go for the right shades of lipsticks. No point picking a nude lipstick if you are like me and nude doesn’t look good on you. You will end up looking washed out which is never a good look. Go for lipstick shades that complement your natural skin tone.

It can be tricky to get the right shades but my advice is to experiment with as many as possible until the find the brands, shades and textures that work for you.

I am currently loving these stunning lipsticks –

 

 

Get rid of dry skin on the lips

You can easily do this by scrubbing the lips gently with a toothbrush.

 

Apply a lip primer

Applying a primer before your lipsticks is the way to go. A good primer helps the lipstick stay on and stay put. I always apply my primer and leave it on for a few minutes before applying my lipstick. That way my primer sinks in properly before the lipstick goes on.

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Use a lip pencil

Lip pencils emphasise the lips so they are very much needed in the makeup bag. I have quite a few in various shades, and they really come in handy. My lips always look great when they are lined properly.

The tip is to always make sure your lip pencil and lipstick match. They have to be the same shade to look good. Once you line your lips and apply the lipstick, you shouldn’t be able to see lip liner. It just creates a sharp edge. The only time you shouldn’t use a lip pencil is when you are going for really glossy lips. You can get away with blurry edges when you lips are all glossed up.

Check out these fab lip pencils here –

 

 

Get a lip brush

Applying your lipstick with a lip brush is the best way to create a flawless look. You can’t compare the finish you get when you use a lip brush to when you don’t.

The best way to apply with a lip brush is to fill in the whole lip area, right up to the lip line, and then work into the corners. Also, open your mouth slightly when you apply your lipstick. This way to get to fill out every part of your lips.

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Blot your lips

Remember to blot your lips with tissue to fix our colour, add another layer of colour or gloss to complete the look. This is one of the most important beauty tricks for the lipstick, but many seem to forget it.

 

Do you have any beauty ticks for the lipstick to share?

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How to use a Blusher

You may notice your face looks a bit bland after applying primer, concealer, foundation and powder. This is because all the imperfections have been evened out to create a uniformed face, which has taken away the hint of healthy colour in your cheeks. This is where the blusher comes in. A good blusher goes a long way in brightening up the face and adding the right amount of colour to your cheeks. I like to apply them sparingly, so it is not so obvious. That look works so great for my face.

 

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Blushers are so handy to have in the makeup bag. They are a good multitasking makeup product, which is amazing for when you need to go away with a little bag of makeup. Blushers can be applied on the eyes, cheeks as well as the lips, with some lip gloss for a light lip look.

Blushers usually come in powder or cream textures. Many now come in gel textures too! I find powder blushers a lot easier to use, which is why I have loads of them on my makeup table. I like to start slow and light and build up if I need more. Like most makeup products, less is more with blushers. I apply my blusher starting from the centre of my cheeks, then over to the edges.

 

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Here are some blusher makeup tips for the shape of your face –

 

Square Face

For the square face, apply from jawline to cheeks for a softer look.

 

Oval Face

When it comes to the oval faces, apply gently on the cheekbones.

 

Round Face

Apply the blusher on the jawline, cheeks and area just above the brow-bone to create an illusion of a slimmer face.

 

Oblong Face

For the oblong face, broaden the pointed chin by applying blusher at the tip and cheeks to sides.

 

Blushers are very makeup products worth having. If you are new to blushers, you can start off experimenting with a safe colour like a rose pink and see how you get on.

Do you use blushers? Do you have any handy makeup blusher tips to share? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. Have a lovely week ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shower Sins You May Be Committing

Having a shower is what many of us do on a daily basis. So we should all know what we are doing in the bathroom right? What if I told you most of us have been showering so wrong all this time. Read up to find out the shower sins you may be guilty of.

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Here are the famous 4 shower sins you may be committing –

 

Staying too long in shower

This is the most popular sin many of us are committing on a daily basis. I understand how good a warm shower feels on a cold winter morning. But the last skin your skin needs is you taking forever in the shower. You should keep showers to 5 minutes or less. Any shower session longer than 5 minutes is not good for your skin. Prolonged water exposure can lead to dryness in the skin and hair. Hot water damages the skin faster and strips the skin off its natural oils, so the cooler the better.

 

Using too much shower gel/soap

I am so guilt of this sin and trying to be better. I use way too much shower gel because I love the fragrance and the texture on my skin. Using too much shower gel is not good for the skin. An average adult usually needs a 50p sized blop of shower gel to clean the entire body. That sounds very little, but that is really all we need. So think twice when next you are taking a shower. Using too much shower gel could lead to skin dryness problems like eczema and other skin conditions.

 

You don’t moisturise immediately

This is another shower sin I am sometimes guilty of, especially on a school morning, where I can get easily distracted. When our skin comes in contact with water, it loses moisture, which is where moisturisers come in. W should be moisturising our whole body as soon as we step out of the shower, where our skin is still damp.

 

Not scrubbing our feet

Many people are guilty of not scrubbing our feet. I think the feet is usually the most neglected part of our body, and it really should not be the case. The feet should be washed properly alongside the entire body. It should also be towel dried and moisturised once you are out of the shower. This would help keep athlete’s foot and other conditions away.

 

What do you think of these shower sins? Are you guilty of any?

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