Make-up tricks for keeps

Here are some quick make-up tricks...

If you are a sucker for perfect lashes, you can actually use two mascaras on your eyelashes.

Sometimes, you just don’t have an extra hour in life to stand in front of the mirror, leisurely applying your make-up. Just because you’re running behind schedule does not mean you have to neglect your make-up. Here are some quick make-up tricks to help you out:

Ditch the jet black: Avoid using a super black pencil for your brows, instead go for dark brown or light brown to give a natural yet sleek look.

Shine thou brow: Use a highlighter right beneath your brow under that arch to pump up your brow game.

Don’t whine, use white: You can use your white eyeshadow (in case your highlighter is over) under your eyebrow arch to make it pop… By the way, just by putting a dot of white eyeshadow on both the corners of your eyes, you can make your eyes look bigger and better.

Add some drama: If you are a sucker for perfect lashes, you can actually use two mascaras on your eyelashes. Go ahead and buy yourself two kinds: one for length and second for curling. Goes without saying that you need to apply one coat of each for the perfect look.

Hold it right: Want your eyes to look really defined? Hold your brush vertically to get each of those teensy tiny lashes along your bottom lash line, as well as the inner corners and the outer top lashes.

No more clumps: After you apply your first coat of mascara, dust a little translucent powder over your lashes, and then apply a second coat. The powder adds extra length and volume to your eyelashes without making them clumpy.

Take a dip: Well, nothing can be worse than eye make-up which has gone haywire. Here’s the trick. Dip your eyeliner brush in micellar water and clean up everything. No precision is needed here.

Lower the drama: How about adding some drama (read smoky eyes) to your lower lid instead of the upper eyelid? This looks fabulous during the day!

Wonder stick: Indeed, it is one. There is nothing a good primer can’t do. Not only does it provide a good base to apply make-up but also makes sure that the make-up lasts longer and doesn’t shine too much, sweat away, or smudge. Invest in this wonder stick now.

Mist it up: Spray some facial mist on top of your blush to make sure that it stays for long. By the way, facial mists also make your skin glow.

Keep it clean: Don’t get lazy when it comes to cleaning your make-up brushes. Do you know you can actually use baby wipes to clean them?

Glam it up: Dab a little shimmer blush on the highest part of your cheekbone, close to your eyes. This will help you achieve a sexy look.

Make it pout: You don’t have to get fillers in your lips to get the bee-stung look. For plumper lips, apply liner just outside your natural lip line, then dab a bit of gloss in the middle of your bottom lip, and smack your lips together.

Plump it up: Always thought your lips are thinner than you ever wished? Use creamier lipsticks and you will feel the difference.

 

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