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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.

Here are some amazing lip primers –

 

 

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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4 Eye Makeup Tips That Will Change Your Life

Eye Makeup are one of the most popular types of makeup ever. Many of us wear them even though we hardly ever wear makeup anywhere else. Eye Makeup has been around for donkey years and they are always on trend. The way we wear our eye makeup has changed over the years. So has the types of makeup we use. Gone are the days of coloured mascara, or plucking all the eyebrows off to draw a line. Makeup has come a long way and today we makeup lovers now know better. However, it is still so easy to make a faux pas when applying eye makeup which is why I have these 5 eye makeup tips that ill change your life.

 

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Use Foundation on your Lids

If you are going to apply eyeshadows, put on some foundation on your lids before brushing some translucent powder on it. This would help create the right base for your eyeshadow and the rest of your eye makeup.

 

Make Use of Cotton Buds to Correct Mistakes

It is so easy to get your look wrong when applying eye makeup. Wiping it all off to start again when you make a mistake is never a good idea. Instead, dip a cotton bud into eye makeup remover and gently wipe the area that need wiping. It approach works better and saves you and your eyes the hassle of wiping the entire makeup off.

 

Tidy up your Eyebrows

The eyebrows are the pillars of the face and must be handled with care. One wrong pluck and you may have ruined your entire face for months. But if you get it right, you can get away with little or no eye makeup if you want.

Be careful when you pluck your eyebrows. Think tidy up rather than rebuilding. Pay attention to the hairs below the brow and across the bridge of the nose.

 

Threading is the Best

Threading is the best way to shape your eyebrows. The practice originated in Asia and has become very popular all over the world. I prefer threading to waxing. It is a lot more painful than waxing or plucking. So if you have low pain threshold, you may want to tidy your eyebrows using a different method.

 

What do you think of these tips? Do you have any tried and tested eye makeup tips to share? Do sound off in the comments section below.

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Type of Cosmetic Powders for Everyday Use

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Cosmetic powders finish and set the base of the makeup beautifully. Which is why they are an important part of our everyday makeup. It is wise to pick a shade that would suit your skin tone and foundation. The last thing you would need is to have your cosmetic powder in the wrong shade as that can ruin your whole makeup because it will create different shades on your face.

 

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Here are the different types of cosmetic powder you can use –

 

Loose Powders

Loose Powders are quite famous with the makeup artists and beauty gurus. A loose powder is made up of small particles and comes in a jar rather than a compact case. They come in similar shades to liquid foundation and provide a buildable coverage.

Loose Powders are considered more superior than other types of powders. Loose powders can be messy so they need to be applied with care and used sparingly with a powder brush. You will need to blow the blush to remove any excess powder first before applying. It is best to start applying your loose powders in the middle so that the t zone, which is the shiny parts of your face get the most powder coverage.

Some great Loose Powders are Clinique Blended Face Powder and Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent, from the Flawless Face Collection.

 

 

 

 

Compact Pressed Powder and Finishing Powder

I use these everyday. Compact Pressed Powder and Finishing Powder are easier to use and not as messy as the loose powders. Having said that, they are not as effective as loose powders when it comes to coverage, so they can be tricky to apply. I prefer the finish the loose powder gives me but because I hardly ever have the time to use them, I stick to the compact pressed powders.

Compact Pressed Powders are pretty much Loose Powders in a compact form. While Finishing Powders are translucent powders used to control shine and give a matte finish. I use the Finishing Powder to finish off my makeup and leave my face matte and smooth. I also use them when I feel my makeup is starting to wear off.

Here are some amazing compact pressed and finishing powders you may want to try out – Rimmel London Insta Fix & Matte Powder Transparent, BOOTS No7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder and L’Oreal Paris Infallible Powder.

 

 

 

Do you use a cosmetic powder on a daily basis? Which is your favourite? What do you think of these cosmetic powders?

 

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