Tips

Letting you in on all the ‘must know’ beauty hints and tips…

2018

January, 2nd 2018

Never use powder on dry skin. It will cake and build on your skin showing all dry patches and harsh skin.

January, 1st 2018

Apply nail polish starting at the pinky and working toward the thumb. By doing this you avoid dragging your hand across wet nails.

 

 


December, 17th 2017

If you have naturally oily hair, avoid directly conditioning your roots. Instead, condition from your ears down.

December, 16th 2017

Skip mascara on the bottom lashes to make eyes appear lifted, bigger and more awake.

December, 15th 2017

When penciling in brows, make sure the tail end of your brow is higher or at the same level as the inner brow. If not, it may bring down your features.

December, 14th 2017

Always leave the glue on lashes for 40-50 seconds before applying. This gives the lashes enough time to get tacky so they stick to the lash line better.

December, 13th 2017

Don’t layer different mascaras as some formulas don’t work well together, this will make clumpy lashes inevitable.

December, 12th 2017

Use a lip balm before a matte liquid lipstick. Mattes are so drying that the pigments break and the lips look really chapped & unflattering.

December, 11th 2017

Put an anti-perspiring deodorant on your finger and dab in t-zone to help create a matte look. This controls oils and sweat and so it will mattify the face.

December, 10th 2017

When filling in brows, take short, swift strokes to make tiny hair-like marks with your brow pencil for a more realistic look.

December, 9th 2017

Oil-free doesn’t mean the product doesn’t contain moisturisers, it means that the moisture doesn’t come from added oils. Be careful.

December, 8th 2017

Remove makeup stains with some shaving cream. Add some shaving foam to the makeup mark and watch it easily lift off with a damp cloth! No stain!

December, 7th 2017

Apply dry shampoo or talc to your roots at night, before bed. It will soak up any oil & leave your hair looking clean & fresh in the morning!

December, 6th 2017

Apply your base makeup in this order: colour correctors, foundation and then concealer.

December, 5th 2017

When applying foundation, start from the centre of your face and work outward. This leaves you with the most natural finish.

December, 4th 2017

Sheer out your favourite foundation by adding equal parts of foundation to moisturiser. This creates a softer dewy look to the skin.

December, 3rd 2017

Do you have a hard time using eye pencils? Draw a line on the back of your hand and then use an angle brush to pick up the pigment & apply to your eye.

December, 2nd 2017

Apply a shimmery champagne colour in the inner corner of your eyes to brighten your whole face. Creates a romantic feel!

December, 1st 2017

When applying makeup to your face, always use upward motions. Downward rubbing, blending motions can pull your skin down and encourage sagging or wrinkles.

November, 30th 2017

Dark lipstick shades will make your lips appear smaller and more defined. Lighter shades such as nudes, will make your lips appear larger and more plump.

November, 29th 2017

For shiny hair, always rinse out conditioner with cold water.

November, 28th 2017

To loosen and cleanse blackheads, make a paste of oatmeal, honey and an egg white. Apply to your face and then massage for 10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

November, 27th 2017

Cut up a couple of slices of cucumber and rub them on your lips. This works great as a quick cure for dry, chapped lips.

November, 26th 2017

Unsure of which pink lipstick is best for you? Just smile; your perfect shade is about the same colour as your gums, no lighter.

November, 25th 2017

If you feel lip liners look harsh, use your fingers to help blend the product in. It will also create a brilliant base for your lipstick too.

November 24th 2017

To prevent making your eyes look smaller, make sure you only line the outer two-thirds of your lower lash line or use a flesh coloured liner.

November, 23rd 2017

Apply a nourishing balm to your eyebrows before going to bed. Guaranteed to have thicker and stronger brows in two weeks.

November, 22nd 2017

Clean your pillowcase and makeup brushes once a week; oil, dirt and bacteria cling to both of these and will cause spots and blackheads.

November, 21st 2017

For the perfect fuller lip you should exfoliate, prime, line, highlight and apply!

November, 20th 2017

Does your eyeshadow tend to crease throughout the day? Use an eyelid/eyeshadow primer followed by a natural colour shadow to set it; your eyeshadow will last all day.

November, 19th 2017

Hot showers tend to dry out your skin. Instead, take a warm shower and gradually cool the water. This will help to close your pores.

November, 18th 2017

If your nails are staining yellow from nail polish, put a denture cleaner tablet (steradent) in water and soak your nails.

November, 17th 2017

A dot of white eyeshadow/pencil on the inner corner of your eye near the tear duct will make eyes instantly look brighter.

November, 16th 2017

When blow drying your hair, always finish with a 1 minute cool air blast. By doing this, you will enhance hair shine and reduce heat damage.

November, 15th 2017

Unsure which is the best highlight for you? Try silvery pink for fair skin, golden tints for olive skin and bronze for dark skin.

November, 14th 2017

Don’t throw away your old mascara wand, it’s still got a few uses left. Clean it and use it as a brow brush instead.

November, 13th 2017

You can make any lipstick matte with a small application of translucent powder to your lips. By doing this, it will take away the sheen of a satin finish.

November, 12th 2017

Be sure to always apply your eyebrow pencil/pomade/powder to the top half of your eyebrow. Applying it to the top half and not the bottom will help to lift your face.

November, 11th 2017

Change your foundation formulas for the different seasons. Hydrating foundation for winter; oil controlling foundation for summer.

November, 10th 2017

If you want your eyeshadow to pop, apply white eyeliner to your eyelid first to create a light base for your colour.

November, 9th 2017

Press a damp sponge over your makeup when done. It removes excess product that can crease or settle into lines.

November, 8th 2017

Fragrances tend to evaporate more quickly from dry skin so apply a layer of moisturiser before your scent to keep it lasting longer.

November, 7th 2017

Remember, eyes before face. Always do your eyeshadow and brows first otherwise residue pigment may fall and smudge your highlight.

November, 6th 2017

When filing your nails, file in one direction instead of back and forth as it may cause splitting and peeling of the nail.

November, 5th 2017

Clean your pillowcase and makeup brushes once a week; oil, dirt and bacteria cling to both of these and will cause spots and blackheads.

November, 4th 2017

Clay and mud masks help reduce oily skin and will also draw out impurities. Try and do this once a week for fresh, soft skin.

November, 3rd 2017

To loosen and cleanse blackheads, make a paste of oatmeal, honey and an egg white. Apply and then massage for 10 minutes before rinsing off.

November, 2nd 2017

Spray perfume onto your hairbrush; your hair holds scent longer than your skin does.

November, 1st 2017

To avoid staining your nails, apply a single coat of clear polish on your nails before using colour polish.

October, 31st 2017

For silky hair, mix 3 parts olive oil and 1 part honey. Put in the microwave for 30 seconds. Apply to damp hair for 20 minutes with a shower cap on. Rinse well!

October, 30th 2017

Blush can make you look instantly more energised. Apply colour on the apples of the cheeks using a smaller brush like the MAC 187

October, 29th 2017

Never put concealer or foundation on your eyelids as a base, it will cause your eye makeup to crease.

October, 28th 2017

Want softer lips? Mix a few drops of Lemon juice with Vaseline and apply to your lips before bed. Don’t forget to wash off in the morning

October, 27th 2017

When penciling in brows, make sure the tail end is higher or at the same level as the brow begins. If not, it may bring down your features.

October, 26th 2017

Visibly thin hair? Apply talc powder to your roots before you go to bed & shake out when you wake up. Your hair will look and feel thicker.

October, 25th 2017

Never put concealer on your eyelids as a base, it will cause your eye makeup to crease. Opt for an eyeshadow primer such as NYX or Smashbox – helps your colour stay vibrant and last all day without smudging.

October, 24th 2017

Thin apple slices rubbed onto oily skin will help control your oily shine.

October, 23rd 2017

Spray hairspray to a clean mascara wand and run it through your eyebrows after you have filled them in – it will make them look sleek and beautiful all day.

October, 22nd 2017

To avoid staining your nails, apply a single coat of clear polish on your nails before using a colour polish.

October, 21st 2017

When blowdrying your hair, always finish with a one minute cool air blast. This reduces heat damage and helps hair shine.