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522) Mix a little black eyeliner in with your concealer and apply it to your eyelid for a simple smokey eye. Finish the look off with black mascara and eyeliner.
521) To brighten up your midday makeup and give it a little extra glow put some hydrating serum onto a makeup wedge sponge and press it into the highest points of the face.
520) If you want to make your freckles look less obvious use an illuminating primer as this will reflect light onto them and diminish the appearance of them.
519) When filling in your brows with powder if you have a super sparse patch dip your angled brow brush in water prior to application. This will intensify the colour and apply easier.
518) When waiting for the glue on a full set of false eyelashes to dry push them into the lash line using a flat eyeliner brush. This will ensure they get as close to the lash line as possible and blend in with your natural lashes easier.
517) To give your under eye area more radiance and hydration mix a little eye cream in with your concealer and then apply.
516) When using a full set of false lashes cut them in half, this way you can use them as a half set or use both halves and make it a full set whilst allowing you more control in the application process.
515) For a long lasting cream shadow apply a cream pencil eyeliner onto a fluffy blending eye brush and buff onto the eyelid.
514) When you’re applying mascara to your lower lashes hold the thinnest part of a wedge sponge underneath them, this will prevent any mascara transferring underneath your eyes and prevent excessive product getting onto the lashes and clumping.
513) When lining your lips use the pencil on its side to give a more natural finish.
512) When blotting off lip colour either gently kiss a tissue or gently rub one over your lips or the colour will fade unevenly.
511) To make your lips look larger and make your lip colours more intense use an illuminating concealer all over your lips prior to lip product application.
510) For a glowy finish; mix a little illuminator in with a cream or liquid blush on the back of your hand and apply to the apples of your cheeks.
509) For a pretty Victoria secret glow; rather than just using bronzer on your cheeks use a rosy warm toned blush under your bronzer.
508) For an easy contour which has completely neutral undertones; apply some brown pencil eyeliner to the areas you want to contour (under the cheekbones, chin, lip and sides of the nose) then blend with a powder brush.
507) To help brow powder adhere better to your eyebrows; apply a little clear brow gel to an angled brow brush, wipe of excess product, take the powder onto the brush an apply to the brows in light feathering strokes.
506) If you prefer to use pencil liners but find that they don’t give you enough definition; take an eyeliner brush over the tip of the pencil and build up your desired amount of product and apply.
505) To achieve a more sculpted look try using two or three different shades of bronzer to warm and sculpt your skin. This will look more natural and radiant.
504) To correct redness in a pimple use a small amount of an eye drop on a cotton tip; this will reduce swelling and redness however ensure that you use clear eye drops and not tinted or it may leave colour on your skin.
503) When doing a statement lip do it on a fresh face before any other makeup is applied; this way you will be able to coordinate it with the rest of your makeup without looking OTT
502) To give more definition to the lashes and to reach every lash brush an angled eyeliner brush onto a mascara wand and apply to the lashes. You can also do this for the lower lashes to prevent clumps and smudges.
501) If you make a mistake with your eyeliner rather than reaching for the eye makeup remover; clean it up using a small amount of liquid foundation on a cotton tip instead.
500) If you are getting photographs taken ensure that you use a foundation which is free of any SPF, on camera; especially flash photography sunscreen shows up as pure white and will make you look washed out.
499) To give a false lash effect on your lower lashes dot in between each of your lashes with a black liquid eyeliner.
498) To fix over the top blush take a stippling brush with a small amount of foundation on it that’s similar to the blush formula you’re using and lightly buff over.
497) If choosing a blush with shimmer go for a golden based shimmer rather than a silver one, silver based blushes can often look unnatural, wash you out and make you look like an extra from the wizard of oz!
496) Prior to applying glue to your false lashes paint the band of the lashes with black liquid eyeliner. This helps to conceal the band further making the look less fake.
495) If you love your lipstick shade but find it’s too bright mix it with a small dot of liquid foundation. This helps to sheer down the colour as well as making it last longer.
494) If your lip liners are dry in texture and drag on the lips rather than glide on smoothly dip the tip into some clear balm prior to application.
493) If you have any eyeshadow fall out underneath your eyes smother eye cream in the area and wipe off with a clean wedge sponge. This helps to hydrate the area further while removing fall out.
492) For that real natural flush look apply sheer foundation everywhere but your cheeks, just make sure you blend well around the area or it will look unnatural and unblended.
491) When applying false lash strips if you find that some parts of them are lifting up off your lash line, take a cotton tip and cut off the cotton and tip the plastic into lash glue and apply it onto the lash that’s falling off and very lightly to the skin around it.
490) If you have a tendency to overdo it with the blush; after putting blush onto your brush tip it lightly in a translucent powder with a slight shimmer to it. This will make your blush sheerer and give you more of a glow.
489) Rather than using harsh store bought lip scrubs or sugar to exfoliate your lips try using a clean disposable mascara wand with some lip balm on it and use it over your lips in small circular motions.
488) Want a darker, deeper more berry based red but don’t want to go out and buy another lipstick? Mix some black pencil liner on the back of your hand with a red lipstick. This will also help the colour to last longer!
487) For a long lasting and natural brow enhancer try mixing a small amount of dark corrector/concealer with a small amount of black gel eyeliner and apply directly to the eyebrows. This gives a finish that looks fuller without looking over the top.
486) Avoid wearing a peach blush with bronzer it can cause the golden tones in the bronzer to actually look orange.
485) Try using eye cream on your lips rather than a lip balm before applying lip product, unlike lip balm which tends to sit on top of the lips, eye cream absorbs faster and is packed with more hydrating ingredients.
484) For eyes that are very rounded and prominent avoid lining the bottom lash line, this defines and emphasizes the shape which can make your eyes look too round.
483) When it comes to eye creams less is always more. Only use a very small amount where you need it, applying to much product can actually cause it to build up under the skin and give the appearance of puffiness.
482) If you have Asian eyes always use waterproof eyeliner on the upper lash line, due to the way your eyelid folds your liner becomes more prone to smudging.
481) Lip plumpers should be chucked after a year, after a while they lose their plumping abilities and the formula becomes tacky and sticky.
480) To amp up a red or berry lip try applying a little dark purple powder or cream shadow in the center of your lips. This gives more illusion and colour to the lips but still looks super subtle!
478) Have a tendency to overdo it with the setting powder? Opt for one that’s completely translucent/white not one that matches your skin tone. As it’s white you are generally more cautious about how much you put on due to its visibility.
477) Hispanics; try incorporating deep greens into your eye makeup when you want to be a little more bold or for when you want to do a party look. These compliment deeper skin tones beautifully and really make your eyes & skin tone pop!
476) When traveling use spring/bottled water to cleanse your skin, reason being different locations tap waters are different and can take a toll on your skin.
475) If you prefer to use brow wax fill in rather than typical pencil or powder mix a little eyeshadow that matches your brow colour with some stiff hair wax and apply in soft feathering strokes. This gives a natural appearance that lasts longer than standard powder.
474) After cleansing your skin apply a hydrating mist/toner with a makeup brush; this will help to really lock the moisture into your pores.
473) Unless the wood is touching the skin don’t sharpen your brow pencil. Blunt brow pencils give a softer more hair like appearance compared to ones with a sharp point which tend to give a pen like appearance & finish.
472) When doing winged eyeliner keep a clean angled brush spare with moisturiser on it. This way you can create a precise line simply by cleaning up the edges of the original line.
471) If you have oily skin and find your makeup slides off during the day even when you use a primer; skip the moisturiser and just use the primer. Most primers provide enough hydration for oily skin anyway as they are moisturisers with added silicones, etc.
470) Very precisely shade just under your lip with a brown lip pencil or a small amount of contouring powder on an angled eyeliner/brow brush. This will result in a fuller looking pout! Make sure you blend it a little though so people won’t think it’s from something you’ve eaten!
469) Avoid using toothpaste on pimples as a spot treatment. The chemicals are too harsh for the skin, and the fluoride in toothpaste can damage skin as well as cause pimples to become worse and leave a scar.
468) Avoid using waterproof eyeliners on your waterline, although it will last longer and won’t smudge as much they are too tough and dry for the waterline and will drag on the skin.
467) If you have dry skin and struggle to achieve that dewy finish without your foundation melting off, mix a small pea sized amount of your preferred facial oil with your foundation and apply. It provides more hydration and gives the dewy effect without looking all overly greasy.
466) Live in a warmer climate? Store your liquid foundation in the fridge to extend its shelf life!
465) If you find that your pore strips aren’t removing as many blackheads out as they should use it after using some steam around your face, this opens up the pores making it easier to remove blackheads.
464) If you find black or brown mascara looks to heavy and clumpy on your lower lashes but you still like some definition use clear mascara on them instead, it will give the illusion of naturally long, healthy, glossy lashes!
463) If you make your own tinted moisturiser daily with foundation + moisturiser use a clean medicine syringe to get out the foundation and moisturiser to get the exact same coverage each time.
462) Got any kind of visible grey hair showing? Place some brown gel eyeliner on a Q-tip and apply it on the grey areas, it will stay on until you choose to wash it off.
461) For the most control and to get into those hard to reach areas with a blotting tissue wrap it around the point of a wedged makeup sponge.
460) To make shadows appear more intense and last longer use white eyeliner pencil as a base all of the lid.
459) If you can’t find the right shades for a smokey eye try either a charcoal, grey or navy, all of these shades are universally flattering on all skin tones and ages.
458) When creating a smokey eye blend out any harsh edges with a clean natural hair eyeshadow brush dipped in translucent powder.
457) Rather than dotting your foundation on with a brush or your fingers use a cotton tip, this way you can reach difficult and small areas. Finish by blending with a brush specially designed for foundation.
456) Rather than wiggling your mascara wand at the root of your lashes tap it on instead. This technique makes lashes appear even thicker and ensures an even application.
455) If you find that lip stains look harsh on you but love the shades and staying power, dab and press the colour on rather than going all out with it and ‘drawing’ the colour on.
454) If you’re out of concealer use a small amount of dried up foundation from the lid instead.
453) When contouring your cheek bones end it a fingers width away from the corner of your mouth so it’s in line with your pupil; otherwise it will look unnatural and will hollow you out.
542) When using stick concealer don’t apply it directly from the tube. Your eye area has very few oil glands and as these are quite thick they will drag on the skin resulting in wrinkles at a later date. Instead place some on the back of your hand, apply with a brush and blend with your fingers.
451) If you’ve applied to much mascara to your lower lashes very lightly wiggle your finger on them to remove any excess.
450) After applying false lashes bond them together so they look real by curling your lashes. However ensure the glue is dry.
449) For a natural looking lip apply a nude coloured lip liner onto your lips with your index finger. It gives an illusion of nude bare lips.
448) After applying glue to false eyelashes bend the strip while the glue is becoming tacky, this way the eyelashes will go on effortlessly, look more real and will fit the contours of the eyes.
447) Out of highlighter? Apply a small pea sized amount of un-sticky gloss on your hands and rub together and lightly press onto the highest points of the face.
446) While your lashes are still wet from mascara remove any clumps by lightly pushing a fan brush lightly over the top of your lashes.
445) If you want to even out your lips don’t use foundation or concealer; either use a nude lipstick/liner or a tinted moisturiser.
444) If you have very dry skin on your face or body use a hand cream instead of a regular face or body cream. These are generally packed full of more hydrating ingredients and antioxidants to replenish skin.
443) If using a pigmented powder which matches your foundation shade and can be used to set makeup and control shine use a shade lighter than your natural skin tone as these powders can sometimes darken the appearance of your foundation.
442) The best, easiest and quickest way to look fresh? Ditch the mascara.
441) If you wear glasses and are short sighted your eyes can often appear smaller when wearing glasses so ensure you line the top lash line so they appear bigger preferably with brown eyeliner and try and opt for brighter shades of shadow.
440) Avoid using every product from every different brand under the sun on your skin. Otherwise you’ll just damage it more than care for it and end up with status cosmeticus.
439) Find your smokey eye doesn’t last for more than a couple of minutes or isn’t intense? Use gel eyeliner in a similar colour underneath for more staying power and more pigment or a bright vivid colour underneath a traditional smokey eye for a colourful twist.
438) When concealing pimples always use a formula that is quite dry to prevent highlighting them and to give the most natural finish.
437) The best/perfect pink shade for you will be a colour that matches the inside of your gums, a little brighter is great to but avoid going lighter or you will look washed out.
436) Want fuller looking lips? Trace around your natural lip line with a skin toned pencil and blend with your fingers. This helps to give a natural looking highlight to the lips and prevent feathering/bleeding.
435) Nothing to keep your brows in place? Use some olive oil, this will also help to give a runway look and promote growth, just make sure you clean up any areas outside your brows and set it with powder or you’ll just look oily.
434) For a look that says “I’ve just eaten a punnet of strawberries” use a berry toned lip stain just above the insides of your upper and lower lips. Finish with a coat of clear balm for a perfect finish.
433) For a fresh runway glow apply a small amount of lip balm all over the eyelids and up to the brow bone.
432) Apply a small amount of gold toned cream shadow over the top of your lipstick for a more lustre and shimmer finish rather than glossy.
431) For a more sculpted face apply a foundation in a shade lighter on your T-zone and for the outer parts of your face use a darker tone.
430) Not sure what bold lipstick shades to use? Opt for cool reds such as berry and mahogany tones these are flattering on all skin tones and help to make your teeth appear brighter.
429) It’s fine to use a lipstick directly from the tube when you first purchase it but once it looses it’s fine tip you will need to use a lip brush in order to get a precise and good application.
428) If you find your under eye concealer often looks dry and cakey mix a small amount of brightening eye cream or a hydrating primer with it and apply, although you may need to use more concealer the area will look brighter and less cakey.
427) If you have dark skin try and avoid pink toned highlighters and opt for gold ones instead they look a lot more natural.
426) Achieve a model finish by mixing a small amount of liquid highlighter with a small dab of under eye concealer on the back of your hand and applying it with a fluffy natural hair brush and buff it into the skin, mainly focusing on top of the brows, brow bone, tip of the chin and nose and the cheekbone and eye area.
425) If you’re out of eyeliner take a small precise eyeliner brush and dip the head into your mascara and apply over the lash line. Just ensure it’s not a mascara that flakes and for best results use one that’s waterproof.
424) For a cheeky, pretty and subtle but colourful eye look; apply mascara as you usually would but apply a coloured mascara on the other side of your lashes!
423) Ensure you apply sunscreen around your entire eye area/orbital bone, the skin around this area is much more sensitive and fragile. Use one with a white overcast for a fresh doe eyed look and to reduce the appearance of dark circles!
421) When applying false eyelashes place a damp cotton pad on top of your bottom lashes with your eyes closed, this will prevent any glue from getting on your bottom lashes.
420) Use a square eyeliner brush to apply your lipstick; it has a sharp edge so it will give you a lot of definition and a precise amount of colour. It will also prevent you from missing any areas on your mouth.
419) Don’t have eyeliner in the shade you want for your waterline? Mix a small amount of non-oily eye makeup remover with an eyeshadow shade you like and apply it with a very small brush.
418) For a sheer pretty red lip colour warm up a bright red lipstick on the back of your hand for a minute or two and then take a fluffy blending eye brush and apply to your lips.
417) When using false eyelashes ensure you apply black eyeliner on your upper lash line to conceal the band.
416) Fix dried up gel eyeliners by mixing a very small amount of eye makeup remover or mixing medium with it in the lid or on the back of your hand.
415) If you find that whenever you apply iridescent eyeshadows they look glittery apply a small amount of translucent over the top after application; this will help to tone it down.
414) If you have acne scars avoid using illuminating products around those areas and foundations with a dewy finish; it will just highlight and draw more attention to the scars.
413) Check whether an eyeshadow is a wet/dry design by spraying some water onto the shadow, if it just sits on top and doesn’t absorb it’s only designed for dry use, if it sinks in and you can mix it all up it is designed to be used wet and dry.
412) When wetting your nose for a pore strip: use a spray bottle to ensure even coverage of water on your nose before applying the strip; this will help to reach and remove the blackheads easier.
411) For the most impact on your brows fill them in with several different brow pencils, lightest pencils first to darkest, ensure you blend well.
410) Apply a small amount of lightweight hydrating foundation primer on your lips before you apply any lip product, this gives a good amount of hydration without the greasiness that lip balms give and helps the products to last longer.
409) If you find your skin has some puffiness put your foundation primer in the fridge before use, this will help it to calm the skin and reduce any puffiness.
408) For a sheer, pretty coral lip colour; apply a bright red lipstick and leave it for 5 minutes. Follow by blotting with a pre moistened face wipe 4- 5 times and lightly wipe some of the colour off. Finish with a clear gloss in the centre of the bottom lip and top of the cupids bow.
407) Use a sheer cream eyeshadow like Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study or Maybelline Dream Mousse shadow in 00 as a cream highlighter on the high points of your face.
406) Try and postpone any hair removal or pore strips until before you go to bed, this way any redness or swelling will go down before the next day.
405) Make a pink lipstick brighter and pigmented by mixing a small amount of bright pink blush or eyeshadow and applying with a lip brush.
405) Smile with your mouth closed when apply lip products. This helps you to reach each section of your lips so there are no patchy or bare areas.
404) Once you hit your 30’s ditch foaming cleansers if you use them and opt for something creamy, milky or a cleansing oil instead. As your skin gets older it generally needs more gentle and hydrating products.
403) Spray a hydrating mist over your face before applying a liquid foundation and blend well with an oversized fluffy synthetic powder brush, this will give you a flawless, dewy, airbrush like finish.
402) If you find you’ve put your moisturiser on to thick and it’s greasy; massage it down into the dryer sections of your skin, not only does this give a radiant glow but it helps to diminish dry spots.
401) For a long lasting lightly tinted foundation; mix a small amount of foundation with a primer instead of your moisturiser. This gives a sheer, dewy, longer effect and it also helps the product to sit on the skin rather than absorb. Prep the skin with a lightweight moisturiser to prevent a patchy look.
400) If your foundation is to light for your skin tone or you don’t want to spend money on a darker one for summer; mix a tiny amount of wash off bronzing gel on the back of your hand with your foundation and apply. Just ensure you only use the smallest drop of bronzing gel and you blend the two together extremely well or it may look unnatural.
399) Blot your lips after applying lip balm with an oil blotting sheet instead of a tissue. It doesn’t leave as light film or residue on the lips unlike tissues and it gives a perfect clean base for you to work with and apply your lipstick or gloss on.
398) Get the glowy look without the oiliness by applying a primer just to the areas where there is the most oil, then take a cream illuminator and apply it to the dryer parts of the face, such as the cheeks. Follow with a light application of foundation and a light dusting of translucent powder on the t-zone.
397) If you have skin that’s prone to going blotchy opt for a lipstick with more orange in it then red, this will help to make the skin tone look more even, just ensure it does have some blue tone to it or your teeth will look yellow.
396) Apply setting powder everywhere but on the cheeks and cheekbones, this will give you a fresh illuminated look without any highlighting products.
395) If you have grey tones in your skin correct them by mixing concealer a small amount of orange lipstick or blush in together and applying. This also works for dark circles.
394) If you’ve got a few fine lines under your eyes ditch the concealer and opt for a powder illuminator/highlighter under the eyes instead. It will look fresher and won’t settle and crease into lines as much.
393) Once your past your mid/later thirties and find you look older and less fresh ditch the mascara, it makes you look older and less fresh, instead get your eyelashes tinted and permed. If you really must use mascara, then make it a clear one.
392) Even if you do have pink undertones don’t use a pink toned foundation. Use a yellow toned foundation instead. Otherwise your makeup will look like your nannas.
391) Try not to let hot water drip onto your face while you’re in the shower. The power/pressure of the droplets hitting your skin and the heat or the water can lead to broken capillaries at a later date.
390) Most lip balms are designed to provide a protective barrier for the lips and to lock in moisture instead or providing it. So try to use lip balms with lots of oils and butters.
389) If you want to switch or try new skincare products slowly introduce them into your current skincare routine. This way you won’t put your skin under stress and if you have an allergic reaction to a product, you’ll know which one it was.
388) Make a bold coloured lipstick less bright by applying a beige/nude coloured lipstick underneath, the sheerer you want it, the more beige you apply.
387) To achieve the runway shiny & illuminated look: use an oil based foundation and then lightly spray some olive oil over your face.
386) Place a tiny amount of translucent powder into the palm of your hand and then apply with your fingers, this warms up the product making it glide onto the skin more easily and using your fingers makes it look more natural, ensure buff away with a powder brush for a flawless finish.
385) Placing colour directly on the bottom waterline can often look harsh and editorial, even if it’s a shade like white. So instead just apply it to your upper waterline and blink a few times. This will give you natural looking liner on your upper & lower waterline.
384) Use a tiny amount of clear mascara or brow gel around the outside of your mouth, this will help to prevent lipstick from bleeding.
383) If you don’t have great even skin avoid using cheek tints/stains they’ll highlight any flaws and make your skin look blotchy.
382) If you have any scars that leave a ‘dent’ in your skin don’t just cover it with concealer. Instead apply a filling/resurfacing primer so that your skins surface is even.
381) Use a concealer brush to apply your lip products, it has a more precise edge giving you a cleaner finish and they are much easier to clean unlike lip brushes.
380) Lipstick smudging/bleeding around your lips can be hard to correct so instead of just using foundation/concealer to correct it; take a tiny amount of makeup remover and outline your lips with it, then lightly press a tissue over your mouth area to blot the lipstick and remove the remover. Then follow with concealer/foundation around the lips for a perfect lipstick application.
379) If you can only wear a few makeup products make it a cream blush, lipstick and clear mascara on the brows and lashes, normally if you have makeup on those areas and have pretty good skin it gives the illusion that you’re wearing foundation anyway.
378) Before applying mascara close your eyes and dust some translucent powder over your lashes. This gives the mascara something to grab to and it helps to make your lashes look thicker and defined.
377) Ensure you take care of your décolletage area the same way you take care of your face. Your décolletage is one of the areas which is exposed to sunlight the most and it’s one of the first areas of your skin to age. If you don’t want to use your normal face cleanser or moisturiser; opt for something cheaper instead.
376) If you have oily skin ditch the foaming cleanser and opt for a cleansing oil instead. Oil is attracted to oil so it helps to remove and clean your skins excess oil while still being gentle.
375) Line your eyes with a dark shadow and then double line by going over it with a similar coloured pencil, gel or liquid liner. This will give you the most intensity and definition.
374) Most cameras bring out the pink tones in the skin more which can leave the face looking red so neutralize the skin tone with a yellow toned foundation whether you have pink tones or not.
373) When having flash photos taken avoid using nude coloured lip products: they’ll just make you look washed out. So instead opt for a colour with more pink or red in it.
372) Don’t use perfume on your neck, décolletage or the back of your ears during the day time. Most perfumes contain alcohol which makes the skin more sensitive to Silverlight so when it comes into contact with the sun it results in pigmentation.
371) If you have acne opt for a physical sunscreen rather than a chemical sunscreen as these are prone to clogging the pores whilst physical sunscreens such as Zinc oxide has anti-inflammatory properties so it will also help to treat your acne.
370) Avoid using cream blushes/bronzers over powder foundation or translucent powder, they will grab to the powder to easily and wont spread or blend.
369) Don’t apply blush on the hollows of the cheek bone and blend it up it actually just ages you and makes you look unwell. Instead just apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend up towards your temples. Leave dark powders and bronzers for contouring.
368) Use an all-over eyeshadow brush down the sides of the nose to contour, this gives more precision then a bronzer or angled blusher brush.
367) When using a liquid liner pen hold it on its side for a precise, clean and bold line.
366) Store your gel eyeliners upside down to prevent drying out. Normally the moisture stays at the bottom so storing it upside down will make the moisture stay in the top.
365) If you want to wear a bold colour on your lips during the day time but find it’s not wearable, sheer it down by mixing a tiny amount of the colour in with a creamy lip balm.
364) Apply a cleansing oil after cleansing as an overnight treatment. Just make sure it’s free of mineral oil or it will clog your pores.
363) When using cream shadows tap the product on for the most pigment.
362) Use a fluffy blending eye brush to blend out your concealer for the most natural looking finish.
361) Use your ring finger to softly smudge eyeliner towards the outer corner of your eye for added definition.
360) Always apply eyeshadow colours soft and sheerly for the most long lasting colour.
359) When using powder to set your foundation press the brush into your skin and roll it over you face with the brush on its side. This will help it to look like your own skin and prevent it from looking cakey.
358) When applying eyeshadow use one side of the brush to apply the colour, then flip the brush over and use that side to blend it out.
357) Wear an apron when using glitter to avoid getting glitter all over yourself, once your done also use a face peel to get all glitter off your face.
356) Use a white eye pencil very softly around the cupids bow of your lips, this draws attention to them and make them look more feminine without looking over the top like concealer or highlighter.
355) Mix a little powder bronzer in with a shimmering body cream like Burt’s bee’s radiance body lotion, or Trilogy’s ultra-hydrating body cream for a bronze toned illuminator.
354) Don’t use concealer on the lips to neutralize them, it looks unnatural and it’s drying. If you need to neutralize them use a light foundation instead.
353) Extend your brow slightly and very finely at the end of your brow in a shade that matches your brow hair, or even one shade darker. This will make your brows look more dramatic and feminine.
352) If you have very oily skin don’t use a powder foundation; otherwise the oils on your skin may change the colour of your foundation on your face and give it an orange tone.
351) Clean out any old empty eyeshadow pans with pure alcohol and use them to mix up different colours in.
350) Your skin isn’t just one colour, so sometimes one coloured foundation may not look good, so use a concealer one shade lighter or darker on the area’s that are uneven. Or smooth it out with some bronzer or blush.
349) Dot on your under eye concealer but leave it for a minute or 2 so that it warms up on the skin and blends easier.
348) For Asian eyes, don’t line your lower lash line, instead take a smoky black shadow a third of the way in and by the outer v of your eye. Then stop, then take a highlighter and place it just in the middle of your lower lash line, then take the same smoky black shadow by the inner corner of your eye on the lash line.
347) If your main focus is a bold lip apply a small amount of foundation through the brows; this will give more focus onto the lips.
346) Concealer around the hair line always looks super cakey and un-natural so if you have any imperfections that need correcting use a foundation stick instead.
345) Use sticky tape to remove any eyeshadow or glitter fall out easily.
344) When using glitter on your eye lids heavily apply translucent powder around the eye.
343) Apply mascara before applying false lashes for maximum volume and length, this prevents you from pulling the lashes out.
342) Instead of doing a winged eye pitch black, do a deep dark green, blue or purple.
341) When using a foaming product to clean your brushes, leave the foam on the bristles for a minute or two, this helps to thoroughly nourish them and break up all sorts of product.
340) Keep all your makeup to a similar colour scheme by also dusting one of your eyeshadow colours over your lipstick.
339) When using a loose eyeshadow rub your fingers through the brush you’re going to use, the oils from your fingers will help the shadow to be more intense and minimize the amount of fallout.
338) For the most natural looking concealer that matches your skin tone well, mix a tiny bit of it with your foundation and apply.
337) Bend your mascara wand slightly so that your mascara gets right up and into your lashes, giving you the most volume and intensity.
336) Apply your blush while your foundation is still damp; this way you can make the colour look more intense, but still natural. Ensure you blend well.
335) For the most natural looking and easiest eyeliner on your upper lash line take a kohl pencil and apply it from the inside of the lash line above the waterline, but you will have to clean off your bottom waterline after as it does tend to lightly smudge at first.
334) Microdermabrasion should be avoided until you’re in your late twenties, or have just hit your thirties, it’s too harsh for young skin as it normally does not need it.
333) If you want a high SPF tinted moisturiser, instead of mixing some of your foundation in with a moisturiser, mix some in with a SPF 30+ (or anything above SPF 50) sunscreen.
332) Do you find that your face wipes often dry out quickly after being opened? Store them in a zip lock bag to keep them fresh or wet them before use to reactivate the formula!
331) Those with golden complexions should avoid anything too orange or coral and instead opt for tomato red shades, which are red with the smallest hint of orange.
330) Stop your makeup from transferring onto clothing items by lightly pressing a tissue over your face after each step, especially foundation!
329) Avoid bold orange lip colours if you have very fair skin; it’ll be hard to pull off and won’t suit your skin tone, so instead opt for an apricot shade.
328) Don’t apply your cleanser to a wet/damp face; this actually dilutes the cleanser down making it less effective. Cleanser = always applied to dry skin.
327) Create a plumped, subtle colour lip look by patting your lipstick onto your lips via the tube.
326) If you wear bronzer around your hair line and are wearing your hair up, ensure you apply some on your ears to; otherwise your makeup will look uneven and blotchy.
325) If you’ve filled in your brows but don’t have a brush, comb or clean mascara wand to blend it in, use a clean tooth brush, this blends in the colour but also gets rid of dead skin cells that are caught in your brows.
324) If you apply powder to set your foundation make sure it’s settled into your skin first, otherwise the powder will cake and all your makeup will end up patchy.
323) If you use a powder foundation don’t set it with a translucent powder; it will just look cakey and unnatural.
322) If your lips are extremely dry mix a drop of lemon juice in with your regular lip balm and apply. Lemon naturally exfoliates lips without any harsh beads.
321) Apply your makeup after a hot bath, as the warmth stimulates your blood flood and the steam pushes out impurities from your skin, which helps your makeup to glide on more smoothly.
320) If you want to apply lipstick precisely but don’t own a lip brush use a clean sponge tip applicator to apply.
319) Wet an eyeshadow brush with water in a spray bottle and then towel dry it and take the colour you want, this gives intensity but doesn’t cause your eyeshadow to go watery.
318) Don’t try out any new skincare products or makeup a day or two before an event; doing so may cause an allergic reaction, or irritation that will show up on your skin.
317) Make your lips appear larger by using a shade of lipstick that’s slightly lighter than your normal lipstick just in the center of the lips and then finish with an application of gloss in the center of the lips.
316) Instead of exfoliating at night, do it in the morning before you apply your makeup, this will make your makeup glide on so much more easier and give you a glow that lasts throughout the day.
315) Instead of lining your lower waterline with a white/nude pencil just line your upper waterline, this looks a lot more natural and is less visible but still has the same effect.
314) If you wear liquid/gel eyeliner and always end up with a messy line or one that’s way too far above your lash line put lots of little dots along your lash line with a kohl pencil and trace over them with your liquid/gel liner.
313) Always apply your blush a little higher than you think you should, because applying blush to low will drag down your features instead of bringing them out.
312) If you’re having photos taken make sure you take your foundation all the way down to your neck, by your collarbone and dust some translucent powder over it, to avoid looking washed out also dust some bronzer over your décolletage.
311) Never pop a pimple, ever.
310) Massage your temples before applying makeup; this stimulates the blood flow making the skin appear more radiant and awake.
309) Apply your foundation with your fingers so it glides over the skin easily, but blend it in and out with a foundation brush. This will give you a flawless, natural looking finish.
308) Avoid working at fast food stores, generally the heat/steam your skin is exposed to will open up the pores, and all the oils and dirt will clog your pores, which can often cause acne.
307) If you’re wearing your hair up and wearing makeup make sure you put a tiny amount of foundation on your ears; otherwise your entire face will look unnatural.
306) Clean any testers you want to use before and after with an anti-bacterial wipe, or if it’s at a cosmetic counter ask them to. Otherwise you risk pimples, and other people’s bacteria on your skin, eyes or lips.
305) Don’t wear makeup when you are working out, sweat pushes impurities and makeup out of the skin and once your skins dried off your makeup dries and often sinks into the pores, making them clogged, which results in pimples.
304) If you struggle with the application of gel eyeliner, instead of gliding the brush along your lash line, press the brush into your lash line starting from the outer corner of your eye and work your way in, this will give the effect of a straight line without the hassle.
303) If you struggle to find a contouring powder that’s light enough for your skin use a matte powder 2 to 3 shades darker than your skin tone.
302) Wipe some clear mascara off of a brush and mix in some eyeshadow colours with it for a custom shade! Wipe a disposable mascara wand over it and apply to the lashes!
301) When putting a darker shadow in the crease blend it very well and layer lighter colours over the top this will make your eyes look larger and contoured!
300) Loosen eyeshadow off the palette before applying, this will help the eye shadows to be more pigmented and help you have more control.