Tricks for adjusting beauty18:19
What a sneaky little title, right? I know, I totally wanted to use my blog name in a title :). So what's this all about... Well, I thought why not mix up my blog posts a little and add some more posts in the "other" department on my blog. So these are a few tricks that I like to use in my beauty routine and that I find make the most difference. As easy as they sound, I know some people might still not know all of those. So if you're one of those, I highly recommend you try it once and decide if it's as helpful as I like to think it is.
Using eyelash curler
I cannot stress what a difference it makes if you use an eyelash curler or not. Most of the people don't have perfectly curled eyelashes. Most of them also have short lashes. By using an eyelash curler your eyelashes finally get seen by the others and the entire eye makeup looks much much better than without using it. I know some friends who are still afraid of the horrifying clumping thing, but belive me once you get over the fear and practice a little, this will change the look of your entire makeup. I can't live without eyelash curler. The way I use it is first placing it at the root of the lashes and lightly squeeze and hold a few seconds. Then I start at the root again and lightly hold. After that I move a little higher up the lash – stop in the middle and slightly hold there. Finishing with the very ends of the lashes, squeezing lightly and releasing. By moving from the rooth to the ends of the lashes, this can give a more natural curl to the lashes. Just don't squeeze hard, because if you do that you're lashes will look like they are broken at a certain angle – not flattering at all.
Also very important - change the rubber! The rubber that provides cushy clumping of the eyelash curler needs to be changed. Why? Top of the eyelash curler cuts into the rubber, which after a while cuts a line in the rubber. This means the lashes can get stuck in the line and you may rip the off, the next time you squeeze the eyelash curler too hard. So change the rubber! You'll see when the cut is deep enough for you to change it.
Wiping off the mascara wand
In order to get no clumps, no overload lashes you need to take off almost every little bit of mascara of that mascara wand. I learned this trick on YouTube and it really makes mascara application a lot easier and fuss free. When the mascara is completely new, take off almost every single bit of the mascara formula from the wand. Even if you feel like there's nothing on anymore, trust me, there's still some on. It's actually the perfect amount to coat your lashes, separate them and prevent from those big lumps falling off of your eyelashes later that day. If the mascara is a bit older, you don't need to remove as much of it, because there's probably not as much sticking on the wand as it did in the beginning. But still, wipe that wand! Just try it, I promise it will make a big difference.
Fluffy eye brush
If there's any eye brush you need to create a natural or flawless eye makeup, what ever you wanna call it, it's the fluffy brush. This is essentially also a blending brush. It's basically the only brush that you'll need to create a makeup that looks professional. I swear, even if you don't have any skills, a fluffy brush is what you need. Those brushes have soft bristles and are not densely packed together. This means the application is going to be light and blended all in one. Using circular motions around the edges blends the eyeshadow perfectly. There's nothing worse like an eyeshadow that's not blended. Owning a fluffy brush makes any eye makeup a lot easier.
Lip scrub before lipstick
If you are not blessed with moisturized and polishes lips (which I know I'm definitely not), than this will make a big difference. I always use a lip scrub before applying the lipstick. Even if I don't have terribly chipped lips, I know there's still some dryness or uneven texture left on my lips. I use a bit of honey mixed with sugar and scrub the lips. I keep this sugar scrub in the bathroom, so it's right there when I need it. After that I put on some lip balm and do my makeup. At the end the lip balm has soaked into the lips and they are ready to put on the lipstick. Lip scrub really is great for achieving perfect and even application of the lipstick.
Ethanol before nail polish
Ethanol is pure alcohol. I use it before applying nail polish. After you clean the nails, put some alcohol on the cotton pad and go over your nails. After that don't touch the nails. The alcohol cleans off any leftover oils, which break down the formula of nail polish an therefore your nail polish doesn't last long on the nails. By using alcohol before the application your nail polish may stay on a bit longer. If you have naturally very oily nails, the oiliness will disturb your nail polish, anyway. It may however, prolong the wear for a day or two. I saw this tip also on the YouTube and when I do that step, my nail polish lasts a lot longer. Why not just use a nail polish remover? Well, because most of those have oils in it. At least it's a trend I've been seeing a few years. This is because the oils are good for the natural health of the nails and therefore new nail polish removers contain oil in order to give a better overall look of the nail after the removal. However, this is not the best for the lasting power of your freshly polished nails.
Highlight inner corner of the eye and cupids bow
A lot of beauty gurus use this trick and it really works. If you use a nice naturally shimmery light shade in the inner corners of the eyes this makes them look a lot more awake and it makes you're overall look a lot fresher. Most of us don't get enough sleep and have tired eyes of being way too much time in front of the computer. By putting a highlighter in the inner corners of the eye it really makes them pop. In fact you can only use highlighter and mascara and it makes a big difference. This look may not be the best for those who have extremely far apart eyes, because the inner highlight will only accentuate that further. But on everyone else it instantly makes you look brighter and fresher. Highlighter on the cupids bow makes lips that little bit plumper or fuller looking. Those blessed with gorgeous full lips – feel free to skip this trick. It really makes a difference, especially if you're using darker lipsticks, who may make the lips look even smaller than they are. Just don't use a really obvious shade, the more natural and the more closer to your skin tone, the better. It's supposed to be a little subtle trick that no one even notices.
These are just some of those tricks that I've picked up being beauty enthusiast. There's also some of the trick that you see me use all the time and I really think that the little things make the most difference in overall look.
So, have you tried any of these tricks or do you already use them in your beauty routine?