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?


Should Concealer Go On Before Foundation?

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I mentioned in my last beauty blog post about me discovering concealer should go on before foundation. Well I have tried it and I am now completely sold on applying my concealer before foundation. At first, it didn’t make any sense to me. The Foundation makeup is the base of the entire makeup. I thought the only product that should come before the foundation is the primer, so I have applied my concealer after applying my foundation for many years now. Until I stumbled upon a beauty writer that was strongly against this method of makeup application.


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Should Concealer Go On Before Foundation?

Yes! You should apply your concealer first before your foundation. Your makeup should start with primer/moisturiser, concealer, foundation, cosmetic powder and the rest. Foundation is deigned to even out the skin tone, while concealers are for hiding dark circles beneath the eyes, blemishes, age spots, large pores and other facial skin issues. Concealers are great for making your eyes pop and for creating a flawless makeup

The way it works is for you to hide what needs hiding with your concealer, before you even out the rest of your skin tone with the right shade of foundation.


How to Use Concealers

I use concealers sparingly as it is easier to add more if needed than to get rid of excess concealer makeup. I dot it concealer lightly on spots needed and blend it gently with a concealer brush for a smooth finish. Less is always more when it comes to concealers and foundations especially. The last thing you would want is to find your heavy makeup cracking after a few hours.


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I talked more about this in my latest vlog. You can play catch up on the video –



Links to the products I used in the YouTube video are below –

LOLA Makeup Powder – Here

Rimmel London Insta Duo Contour Stick – Here

MAC Concealer Brush – Here

Look Good Feel Better Brushes – Here

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