Before I started blogging, I probably couldn’t have even guessed how much I would have learnt about beauty along the way. Not only that but with beauty advice so readily available from beauty gurus across YouTube, I have definitely picked up my fair share of tips and tricks.
Therefore I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learnt and regularly use, so that you can too.
1. How To Choose Your Correct Foundation Undertone
This is something I only learnt recently and it’s been an absolute game changer. There are so many foundations out there and they come in warm, neutral and cool, but how do you know which you are? Turn your wrist over and take a look at the vein colours. If your veins are more purple and blue and you also look better in silver jewellery rather than gold, then you are most likely to be cool undertones. A warm undertone you will find your wrists appear more yellow/gold or peachy and you suit gold jewellery over silver. And if like me your are more neutral your veins will be a mix of green, purple and blue and suit both gold and silver jewellery. It’s a great guide in helping start to choose your foundation colour, especially if buying online.
2. Use A Setting Spray For A Dewy Look
I actually picked up this tip whilst watching an episode of the Kardashians. Kim was worried about her powder being too caked on, so Mario her make-up artist was covering her face in setting spray to help it look more dewy. I always use setting spray to set my make-up, but never thought of it that way to help banish that caked on powder look. I also like to spray a little on my beauty blender and use it under the eyes if they look a bit too caked in concealer.
3. Beauty Blender Isn’t Just For Foundation
As I mentioned above I often use a beauty blender with setting spray, but I also use their blush size blender for applying blusher as well as highlight. It’s my trick to apply my highlight with a beauty blender. It gives in my opinion a more natural finish than a brush and can be used wet or dry for cream highlight and slightly dampened for a powder highlight.
4. How To Remove Waterproof Mascara
If you love waterproof mascara but struggle to find a remover that takes it all off without hurting your eyes from rubbing, then make sure you use an oil-based one over a cream cleanser. It breaks down the product so makes it easier to remove in one swipe. One of my favourites right now is ESPA Bio-Active Eye Cleanser as it has coconut, hyaluronic acid and rose-water, so it’s really hydrating as well as effectively removing stubborn mascara.
5. Get That Eye Glow
If you are want a glowing eyeshadow look, but struggle to achieve it. Take a little bit of a glowing primer, I recommend Burberry Fresh Glow and mix a tiny drop with your eyeshadow on the back of your hand. Apply to lids for a sheer glowy eye look. With this you can keep it natural or intensify it with some metallic colours.
6. Achieve A Fuller Brow
If you have a thin brow like me, one thing to make them appear thicker is to dye them. I used to go to Benefit Brow Bar who do a great job but if you don’t fancy trying it yourself and you want to save some cash, then I recommend doing them yourself. I use Eylure’s Brow Dye Kit and it couldn’t be simpler to apply, with the brows lasting up to 6 weeks. I find they last about four-five for me as I’m quite fair but I can top up as when needed. I then just fill my brows in and shape them, but this makes such a massive difference.
What beauty tips do you swear by?
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