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Makeup Tips Every Woman Should Know---Part Two

Jan 15, 2018

Pencil Thin Brows Are A Thing Of The Past

Current trends favor thick, powerful brows.

This is a complete 180 from previous popular styles, which featured thin, narrow, sparse brows.

To achieve this without looking bushy, simply use thin, light strokes with a brow pomade, powder, or pencil.

Setting your brows with a gel will keep them in place all day and help your handiwork last.

Mascara Smears Are The Worst

There is nothing as frustrating as ruining a gorgeous shadow look with rogue mascara.

Fix this easily by first letting the mascara fully dry then simply wipe it away with a q-tip.

Touch up any shadow that may have also been removed and you’re all set.

The mascara should just flake right off, saving you tons of time!

Be A Bronzed Goddess

A sunkissed glow is one of the most classic, healthy looks to ever become a possible trend.

Unfortunately, it is quite easy to go from bronzed goddess to oompa loompa if you are not careful.

An easy way to get the perfect look is to apply the product in a “3 shape”, starting at your temples, looping to just under your cheekbone, then looping once again down to your chin, creating a three shape.

Use a small amount of bronzer and blend with a clean, fluffy brush after for an airbrushed, healthy glow.

Set Yourself Up For Success

It is a no brainer that using primers and powders can seriously up the longevity of your makeup.

One other long lasting savior has recently garnered some attention: setting spray.

Setting spray, also known as finishing mist, goes on as a last step in your makeup and locks in your cosmetics.

Use it through the day to refresh your face or spray your brush before dipping into pigments or metallic shadows to increase the intensity.

The Eyeshadow Order

If you feel like your shadows always end up looking muddy or not cohesive, maybe try following a simple order of placement for a soft, everyday look:

First, swipe a shadow that is close to your skintone but a couple shades darker into the crease of your eyelid.

Second, place a light color to the inner half of your lid.

Then, add a midtone color to the outer third.

Finally, in the outer fourth, add your darkest shade.

Blend all of the shades as you go, creating a seamless gradient.

For an extra pop, add the lightest shade to your inner corner to brighten your entire eye.

Add some liner and mascara and you’re all set!

Thin Lips?

In a world of Kardashians, luscious, full lips and lip plumpers have gained popularity.

If you do not want to dish out the cash for fillers or maybe just do not want to, simply follow this easy tip for a little oomph in your pout instantly:

Add a white pencil product to the center of both of your lips, blending it carefully so that it retains pigmentation but is not going to show starkly through your lip color.

Apply your lipstick and/or gloss as normal and you’re done.

You should notice an immediate difference.

Blemishes?

This sounds like a no brainer, but to help fight back against blemishes, drink more water.

Being properly hydrated has a ton of health benefits, one being clearer skin.

Drinking several big glasses of water a day and avoiding sugary sodas could make a huge difference in your skin texture and give you a nice glow.

Plus it will make you feel better in general.

Fight Back Against Dryness

Dry skin is not only often times a blow to one’s self esteem, it also can be quite uncomfortable and frustrating.

Dry skin is a persistent affliction that may leave you scratching your head.

An excellent way to help mask dryness is by moisturizing your skin.

A less obvious answer to the dryness issue is to understand foundation formulations.

A super matte foundation is going to be more prone to clinging if your skin is dry, giving it a patchy appearance.

Dry skin makeup lovers should consider using glowy or dewy foundations to help disguise the dryness and keep skin from feeling tight and uncomfortable.

If you are prone to acne, consider getting a foundation for acne prone skin.

Do Not Want To Buy A Million Lip Liners?

If you are like me, you probably have a billion lip products sitting in your vanity.

A lot of people seem to feel that each and every lip shade needs its own lip liner to match perfectly.

This is not actually true.

You can buy a clear, universal lip liner that prevents feathering and fading.

The universal, multi-purpose product will cut your collection down and save you tons of cash in the long run.

Keep Your Lip Line Crisp

Sometimes, it feels almost impossible to get a crisp, clean line around your lips.

An easy fix is to use an angled brush and concealer to carefully trace the area, cleaning up any excess product.

The same logic works for brows and winged liner too!

Soft Lips Are Happy Lips

In your beauty routine, your lips can often go ignored.

An easy way to keep them kissably soft requires minimal effort.

Simply invest in/make your own lip scrub. A ton of recipes exist online but typically they all contain sugar, coconut oil, and flavoring.

Sugar lip scrubs gently remove dead skin from your lips, leaving them soft.

After scrubbing, apply a thick balm to moisturize them from the inside out.

A Little Known Liner Saver

Do you ever mess up so badly you wish you had a tiny eraser to clean up your wing?

What if I told you several brands sell exactly that!

You can buy makeup eraser pens from tons of companies at many different price points.

Simply use it like any other eraser and fix makeup errors without removing your entire face.

Liner Looking Patchy?

When a liner is almost ready to be tossed, it can quickly begin to dry out and go patchy.

A quick fix for this issue is to apply a matching shadow over top, creating a luxe, lush, full color.

Shadows also act as setting powders, upping the wear time of your liners exponentially.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Written By Jen Reviews