The beautification process can be rather fun once you get the hang of it. Without the right skills and knowledge, you could find yourself with an unflattering look or irritated skin. Fear not, the following advice will really show you how to do beauty the right way.
Place some moisturizer in a small sample jar or in an empty lip gloss container. This teensy container is easy to stash in your handbag, glove box, overnight bag or your desk drawer. Use a dab of moisturizer when your skin is dry.
Invest the extra money in a set of quality makeup brushes. Remember, these tools will be touching your face every single day. Spending more on these brushes can get you a set that will last for years. You should also pick up a bottle of brush cleaner, which is to be used regularly, at least twice per week. This removes dust and bacteria.
When you file your nails, make sure you don’t file in only one direction. This can put stress on your nails and cause them to weaken, become thin and break easily.
Vitamin E is a helpful natural remedy to have on hand. There are many ways to use this healing vitamin. It’s good for keeping your skin soft. When used on your nails, it helps cuticles look good and keeps them from becoming rough.
If you have a high forehead, you can use common cosmetic products to draw attention away to your face. Using a matte, powdered bronzer or blush that is one shade deeper than your normal shade, brush the powder along your hairline beginning at your ears. Use a cosmetic sponge to blend well, then brush your hair over the hairline.
Drink a lot of water if you prefer to clear up your skin naturally and want to save money. Water is the perfect way to gain glowing healthy skin every day, as it naturally cleans toxins and wastes from your system.
Use a gel or creme blush instead of powder. This type of blush gives your skin a glowing and healthy look. Gel and creme blushes are more transparent and blend more evenly than regular powder blush. You should rub this blush on your cheeks and blend upwards for a flawless finish.
Always curl your eyelashes using an eyelash curler prior to the application of mascara. Not only can curling your eyelashes help them look much longer than they really are, but it can also visually lift your entire eye area, helping your eyes look brighter, younger, and more alert. Start at the lash base, and hold the eyelash curler tightly shut for one second. Then move it slightly toward the end of the lashes and squeeze it again. Doing this will provide a more natural curve than if you only apply it once.
Apply eye shadow to seal in eyeliner. When you are making up your eyes, apply your liner before your eye shadow. Then, when applying the shadow, slightly dampen a cotton swab and add some eye shadow. Smooth this over the liner and you will find it lasts much longer.
To whiten and brighten your teeth, add a little baking soda to your toothbrush once a week. Just sprinkle a little baking soda in the palm of your hand, dampen your toothbrush and press the bristles into the baking soda, add toothpaste and brush your teeth as usual. Don’t do this more than once a week since baking soda can be hard on your tooth enamel if overused.
Try and stay away from caffeine if you want to improve your beauty. Caffeine can age you, make you look tired, and make you feel jittery. Caffeinated sweet teas, sodas and coffees should be consumed sparingly, one per day at maximum. You can reduce the negative effects of these beverages even further by making the switch to green tea or decaffeinated coffee.
If you want to wear fake eyelashes, you really do not want to discover you have allergies to the eyelash glue. To ensure you are not allergic to the glue, put some on your own arm. Apply a bandage and wait a day to see what happens. Take note of whether you have any rashes. If not, then you are good to go.
Whiten your teeth using strawberries. Before a big event or pictures and to instantly whiten your teeth, use the juicy side of a cut strawberry and rub over your teeth. This will help whiten them quickly and easily. This works great if you are unprepared or running low on time.
Putting on your own nail polish can be very frustrating, especially when using your non-dominant hand. Next time, apply your normal two color coats and a topcoat in the evening (give the polish a few hours to dry before bedtime). Don’t worry too much if the polish gets on your cuticles. Then, in the morning, take a hot shower, and all the extra polish on your cuticles and skin will rub right off.
There is a very fine yet very important line between vanity and taking care of yourself. It is important that you stay on the correct side of this line. Beauty should be a small part of your daily routine and if it is becoming an obsession then you should try to rethink your priorities.
Love the feel of waxing but hate the pain? When waxing at home, a half hour before doing the wax, apply a tooth-numbing cream to the areas that are going to be waxed. This will numb the skin temporarily and make the waxing much less painful yet will not damage or hurt your skin.
Now you know that beauty routines do not have to be difficult. Once you understand the various techniques, it will be worth it when you see results. The tips mentioned above should help you create and implement your own beauty routine.