It seems like if you’ve seen one beauty hack, you’ve seen them all, but we’ve collected some unique ways of keeping your hair, skin, nails, and beauty tools in great shape using some unexpected tricks and items from around your house.
And if you’re looking for the ultimate beauty hack, make sure you give #35 a try!
1. Use rice water to tighten skin
There’s no reason to invest in cosmetic rice water if you’re a rice lover. Simply add some extra water next time you’re cooking and siphon it off to dab on your face later for smoother, brighter skin and tighter pores.
2. Use castor oil for lush brows and lashes
Can’t afford Latisse or other expensive growth serums? Grab a bottle of castor oil and a clean mascara wand and apply a bit each nightto help regrow hair and make it last longer.
3. Get glittered
Speaking of glitter polish, applying it can be just as challenging as removing it. In order to get full coverage, apply the polish to a sponge and then dab it on your nails. This videowill show you how.
4. Keep your beauty blender clean
Use a plastic Easter egg to store your blenders in between uses. This will keep them from sitting on counters collecting germs and drying out.
5. Cover greys with a mascara wand
You don’t have to head to the salon or break out the box dye every time you spot a few greys. A mascara wand and some mascara or brow gel (depending on your hair color) can provide and easy, temporary fix.
6. Whiten your teeth with strawberries
Strawberries are high in malic acid, which can help eliminate yellow stains on teeth. Simply rubbing a strawberry across your teeth will do the job, or else you can make a toothpaste of mashed strawberries and baking soda. Leave on for 5 minutes for best results.
7. Tighten skin with facial yoga
Facial yoga and massage can help tighten skin all over your face. Moving the muscles of your face in new ways can have all sorts of beneficial effects. You can find some instructions for face, neck, and chest exercises here.
8. Break out the cider vinegar
Ingesting cider vinegar can have all sorts of benefits, but so can topical use. Since it’s a course of alpha hydroxy acids, this kitchen staple can help lighten age spots. If it dries out your skin, you can mix it with a little oil before applying it.
9. Throw in the towel
Towels can cause major damage to hair when it’s wet. Instead of grabbing the terrycloth, consider using an old t-shirt or a microfiber towel. These are less likely to irritate the hair shaft.
10. Toughen up your lip pencil
The last thing you want is a lip pencil that smudges. Instead of using it right out of your makeup bag, stick it in the fridge at the beginning of your makeup routine. When it comes time to apply it, it’ll be just hard enough to create nice, sharp lines.
11. Keep your color all day
If you like to dabble in the dark lipstick arts and fear the moment when you look in the mirror only to realize your lipstick is a mere outline of what it once was, try putting a blotting paper over your lips and dabbing on some translucent powder. This should keep it in place from coffee time to wine o’clock.
12. Break out your business card
Tired of getting mascara smudges on your eyelids? Grab a card or a piece of paper to hold over your eyelids while you apply it.
13. Use coconut oil to remove makeup
There’s a reason most makeup removers are oil-based, and you don’t need the expensive specialty brands to get your waterproof makeup off at the end of the day. Simply invest in some coconut oil to rub on your face at night and watch your makeup disintegrate. Follow up with a cleanser so your skin doesn’t get too oily.
14. Tin foil for stubborn nail polish
Glitter and gel polish can be hard to get off your nails. Picking and peeling will only damage them, so grab a cotton swab, soak it in acetone, apply it to nails, and wrap them in foil for up to 20 minutes. This will keep you from spending hours getting every last bit off. Add some oil to your nails at the end if your nail beds look dry.
15. Make your eyeshadow pop
If you’re a fan of bold eye colors, try applying a layer of white eyeliner first. This will make your bold colors look even brighter.
16. Cold water is your friend
A splash of very cold water first thing in the morning is a great way to reduce swelling, wake you up, and tighten your pores.
17. Ice cubes for your eyes
If you’re willing to take the cold trick one step further, you can use an ice cube to get rid of morning puffiness, especially under your eyes.
18. Recycle your beauty creams
If you bought a beauty product that just doesn’t work on your face, try using it on hands, feet, knees, or elbows. Other parts of your body need attention too and are less likely to break out from products. It’s the perfect way to primp AND save!
19. Exfoliate your lips
It’s easy to make your own sugar scrub to exfoliate your lips. No matter what you use (you can even brush them with a toothbrush!), be sure to keep your lips free of dead skin, especially if you wear dark lipstick.
20. Make your hair smell great
Spray a bit of perfume on your hairbrush to give your locks a lovely scent throughout the day. You can even apply a more stimulating scent to a brush you use in the morning and a calming scent to one you keep near your bed.
21. DIY aloe spray
Aloe can make your skin look and feel fresh throughout the day, but applying it directly to skin can be sticky business. Instead, mix it with purified water in a 1:3 ratio and add it to a spray bottle to stick in your purse.
22. Dry brush for smoother skin
Brushing your skin might seem a bit odd, but it can not only smooth it out by removing dead skin cells but improve circulation and prevent ingrown hairs. Remember to brush upwards before your shower. This can also help loosen hair you’re about to shave.
23. Don’t forget your phone
Phones are full of germs and we spend all day touching them or holding them up to our faces. Grab some cleaning wipes and give it a good once-over at least once a day to keep germs and breakouts at bay.
24. Use caffeine under your eyes for that wide-awake look
Caffeine can wake up your skin as well as your soul. You can make a good DIY under-eye mask at home with coffee grounds and coconut oil. Mix equal parts together and leave on for 5-15 minutes to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
25. Banish blackheads with your own pore strips
If you want to get rid of blackheads the DIY way, you can make your own pore strips with a piece of cloth dipped in 1 tsp of warm water, 1 tbsp of flour, and 1 tsp of honey. Apply it to your nose and remove after 10-15 minutes.
26. Curl your lashes with heat
While you always need to be careful with heat around your eyes, a hairdryer is a great way to get freshly coated lashes to curl and stay up all day. You only need a few seconds on low to get long-lasting curl.
27. Store your eye cream in the fridge
Not into rubbing freezing cold ice cubes on your face in the morning? Simply use chilled eye cream instead for a less shocking way to reduce puffiness.
28. Give yourself a French manicure
There’s no need to pay extra money at the nail salon in order to get French tips. Even those of us with shaky hands can have a great manicure with the use of nail stickers. Just make sure to tuck them into the sides of your nails and be sure they extend beyond the nail bed to prevent polish bleed.
29. Reshape your brushes
Do you have too many round brushes and not enough flat brushes? You can convert them using only a bobby pin. It might take a couple of days, and you should store them with the pin on, but this trick will save you from having to invest money in yet another beauty tool.
30. Give your products time to sink in
If you layer your products (such as serums, then moisturizers), be sure to give them some time to sink in. Otherwise, you’re just mixing a bunch of ingredients together on the surface of your skin and who knows what that might do.
31. Clean your nail beds with toothpaste
Going au natureland need your nails in top shape? Apply some toothpaste for up to 15 minutes and watch it reveal a clean new layer.
32. Don’t forget your neck
Your neck is one of the first areas to show age, primarily due to neglect. Use a little extra serum or moisturizer on your face at night and draw it all the way down to your neck and chest to make sure those areas don’t age faster than the rest of your skin.
33. Take care of the skin on your hands
Even if you work with your hands all day, a little moisturizer goes a long way in keeping them youthful. You can often tell a person’s age by looking at their hands because people often don’t use beauty products anywhere but their face. But your hands can benefit from the same ingredients as your face, including Vitamin C, retinol, and hyaluronic acid.
34. Be careful how you store your beauty products
Often, the bathroom is the worst place to store beauty products because it can change temperature quickly and get moist after showers. Make sure you note any active ingredients in your products and research how they are affected by temperature, humidity, and light.
35. Firm up your breasts with Vaseline
It wasn’t long ago that women were told that rubbing Vaseline on their breasts would make them bigger. While that’s a myth, one thing we found out from the efforts of women the world over is that it does make a difference when it comes to firming up your skin. Both the massaging and the moisturizing can breasts appear more taught – that may be what makes them appear bigger to some people. In any case, it’s worth a try! If you want to retain the shape of your breasts, rub Vaseline on them every night before going to bed. After two weeks you’ll notice that the skin has become more elastic and moisturized, and is generally firmer.
36. Nip greasy hair in the bud
Some people have a more oily scalp than others, making hair look greasy and weighed down. Remove grease and oil buildup from hair by mixing 2-3 tablespoons of sea salt in your shampoo bottle. Make sure to massage it into your scalp. Your hair will stay clean and oil-free for longer.
37. DIY cellulite wrap
You could go to a spa and pay a hundred dollars (or more!) for a cellulite-reducing wrap – or – you could just make one at home for a fraction of the cost. Mix 2 tablespoons of ground ginger, 5 tablespoons of cosmetic clay, and 10 tablespoons of warm water together in a bowl. Apply to areas with stubborn cellulite then wrap with plastic wrap. Leave on for about an hour before rinsing in a warm shower. Make this a weekly routine for a noticeable difference in unsightly cellulite.
38. Curl lashes while you sleep
“I have very long natural eyelashes that grow straight out. I use a sleeping mask over my eyes at night and if I position my lashes so they’re pressed up against my eyelids when I sleep, the curl becomes almost permanent and my eyelash growth has pretty much changed direction!” —lookaheadtotomorrow
39. Keep pimples from oozing
We know it’s gross, but it’s a fact of life – zits and pimples suck. They’re gross, they’re painful, and they aren’t the most attractive things in the world. If you happen to have a pimple that won’t stop oozing, swipe a little bit of antiperspirant over it. Just be sure to rinse and clean it later.
40. Turn a curling iron into a wand
Curling irons have become a thing of the past thanks to the curling wand. But, most of us still have curling irons lying around and curling wands can be expensive. Instead of tossing out the iron in exchange for a wand, just unscrew and remove the clip from the curling iron!
41. Use shaving cream as makeup remover
If you’re in a pinch and happen to run out of makeup remover, reach for the shaving cream instead! Use your fingers to rub it in your skin and then rinse with warm water and a washcloth. Just be sure to avoid your eye area.
42. Make a DIY nail strengthening treatment
Skip the nail salon and give yourself a nail strengthening treatment at home in your pajamas. Just mix a 1:1 ratio of coconut oil and honey with a few drops of lavender. Pour it into an empty nail polish bottle (you can buy these at the beauty supply store) for convenient usage.
43. Antipersperant is great for under-boob sweat
“I use it on my pits every day anyway, so I now swipe under each boob and in between them as well. Voila! No more rashes, discomfort, or pain.” —Michelle Gazzard, Facebook.
44. Tweeze in the car
It might sound strange but you should try and tweeze your eyebrows and face while sitting in the car outside. The natural light will allow you to see the hairs super well. You could also do this in the privacy of your yard too.
45. Onions to the rescue!
“The juice of the onion has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce redness and swelling. Also, onions are rich in sulphur, which can help treat some skin conditions, including acne, and has a healing effect on scars, due to its ability to increase collagen production. So, to get rid of those unwanted pimples, grate a small onion to release the extracts and apply liberally to your pimple throughout the day,” says Mamas Latinas.
46. Beautify your armpits
Some people’s skin tends to have a darker appearance in their armpits. Help lighten the skin by applying a compress of grated raw potatoes. Hold them there for half and hour and repeat every few days until you get the results you want!
47. Make lip color pop
Make your lip color pop by applying just a small amount of highlighting powder on top of the color in the center of your bottom lip. It will also give the appearance of a poutier lip.
48. Speaking out pouty lips…
Another way to give your lips a bit of extra plump is to mix a little bit of peppermint or cinnamon essential oil with some vaseline. Apply it to your lips like lip gloss. Or, add to your existing lipgloss.
49. Use red lipstick to hide dark circles
“This hack works, and the reason is very simple: orange and red tones cancel out the blue and green shadows that appear under your eyes. So the orange helps cover under-eye dark circles better when you apply concealer over it. But instead of a color-correcting concealer/primer, which could be very expensive, some beauty bloggers are now applying an orange/red lipstick under their concealer, and it really works!” says Mamas Latinas.
50. Soften your heels
Keep those feet looking gorgeous by making sure your skin stays nice and soft. Soak your feet a few times a week in this easy-to-make foot soak. Use 2 cups of warm water mixed with 1/2 cup of baking soda and one cup vinegar. Soak for 15-20 minutes, dry your feet, and apply a thick moisturizer.
51. Tame wild eyebrows
Use an old toothbrush sprayed with a little bit of hairspray to use as an eyebrow comb and tamer. This is also an awesome trick to use for hair flyaways around your hairline.
52. Whiten teeth with charcoal
It might seem strange but charcoal and charcoal powder are awesome at whitening teeth (and so many other things!) which is why it’s so popular right now. Naturally whiten your teeth by scrubbing your teeth with charcoal powder after brushing normally. Make sure to scrub for 3-4 minutes then rinse! Voila!
53. Clear your skin with charcoal too
“That famous black facial mask can also be made at home. Mix together 2 tbsp of ground-up activated charcoal and 1.5 tbsp of gelatin dissolved in warm water. Heat in a microwave until it turns into jelly. Apply to your face for 30 minutes, then remove the mask,” says Brightside.
54. Use rosewater for everything
Rosewater should always be a staple in your beauty routine. You can use it as a toner, makeup remover, spray it on your face to set or refresh makeup, keep it in the fridge in the summer to use as a cooling mist, spray on your pillows for a refreshing scent, and so much more!
55. Save makeup with cotton rounds
Place a cotton round pad in your powder compact, eye shadows, or any other pressed makeup products to keep it from breaking while you’re traveling.
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35+ Hilarious Relationship Things That You Should Send To Your Significant Other Right Now
Couples can make the rest of us roll our eyes.
From their gooey-eyed looks at each other, to being forced to listen to the story of how they met for the fifth time, people in love just have to show it off.
If you’re that couple, you might recognize some of these moments, even if you don’t always find them the cutest parts of being in a relationship.
Here are some of the more wholesome moments you’ve likely shared with our partners:
1. You’re each other’s cheerleaders
Being in a relationship means you have a built-in cheerleader for when you do anything remotely impressive.
2. You suck it up and accept that you’re in love, even when you’re mad
Being a little annoyed doesn’t mean you’re going to withhold your affection completely.
3. You feel a little overprotective of your partner
Sometimes friends don’t understand that you’ve already picked your person and so you overreact a little when they remind you there are plenty of other people out there in case you want to jump back into the dating pool.
4. Love can make you feel all melty
Sometimes you catch yourself looking at your partner just because.
5. Date nights start to look a lot different
Netflix and chill is a perfectly acceptable date night.
6. You love having your partner right there, all the time
Couples don’t always feel this way at the same time, but it’s ok. There are worse things in the world than trying to sleep while someone just wants to remind you how much they love you.
7. You understand that food is a necessary componenent of happiness
Ya gotta eat, even when you’re mad. A hangry partner is not a happy partner.
8. You start to look like the other person
Just take a deep breath before you launch into the matching track suits part of your relationship. Your friends are never going to let you forget it.
9. You tell everyone the story of how you met
You get two times to tell the story while the other person looks on like a lovesick puppy, then pack it in.
10. Expensive doesn’t necessarily equal romantic
It’s the thought that counts and not every date night needs to drain the bank account.
11. You get a little possessive
Love can do some weird things to our brains. As long as you keep it respectful towards your partner, admitting that you can still get jealous can make them realize just how stong your bond is.
12. You get that warm tingly feeling
That’s why they say loves makes you glow.
13. Food is love
When you know you found the one because they not only want you to have the large fries, but know it’s a good way to keep you from eating all of theirs and causing a fight.
14. You don’t always need to be made up to be beautiful to them
That doesn’t mean you should just give up, but it’s nice to get to that moment when you don’t need to hide until you’re hair or makeup is done so they only see you at your best.
15. You don’t worry about cheating
Your significant other can go out for a night with friends or appreciate someone else’s beauty and you have the confidence to know that that’s all it is.
16. You accept one of you is a bed hog
Lots of couples still disagree on who it is, but most of the time this can just be solved with an extra backup blanket and a little nudge. Pets are another story.
17. You give in and buy stuff you don’t need
Sometimes your other half just finds something they really have to have and you should just be glad it’s not a whole box of puppies.
18. You catch each other up on important pieces of pop culture
That feeling of being shocked and then overjoyed that you are going to get to introduce them to a song or movie that you love. Just don’t talk through it or demand that they love it. And if you’re the one being introduced to something new, you work up at least a little bit of enthusiasm.
19. You try to look adorable before asking for things
Just never let it get to the point where you’re shouting requests at each other.
20. You try your best on things that aren’t your strong suit
Again, it’s the thought that counts, and doing something nice for your sweetie, even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly, can turn into a great moment – as long as you both keep a sense of humor.
21. You have a favorite food
And that food plays an integral role in your relationship.
22. One of you tells cheesy jokes and the other one puts up with them
Just start making Valentine’s Day cards out of them and they’ll serve a purpose other than to make you pretend to laugh.
23. You’re ok being away from each other
Everybody needs some space. When you’re significant other is away, you can handle youself, even if you really miss them.
24. You want to kiss them every time you see them
It’s cute as long as they don’t mind that you see their face as a kiss magnet.
25. You put up with it all
When you’re around someone a lot, you’re bound to get annoying (or annoyed). Just take it in stride.
26. You find love cartoons for 6-year-olds funny
This one definitely doesn’t require being in a relationship.
27. You still get butterflies when you look at them
It’s always amazing when couple who have been together a long time still get that feeling when they see each other. Now that’s a good life goal.
28. You put up with each other’s singing
It might hurt your ears, but it warms your heart.
29. You don’t want to let them leave without a goodbye kiss
Sometimes it feels like bad luck to let them go without a kiss and an “I love you.”
30. You can picture being the same couple in 50 years
Growing old together requires a lot of patience, but if you’re really in love, you know you can make it work.
31. You don’t withold respect
You might be annoyed or mad, but that doesn’t mean you let your loved one walk in the rain.
32. You tear up when you remember how lucky you are to have found your person
Love can overwhelm you in the best ways.
33. You’re proud of how long you’ve been together
Not everyone can make it work. There’s nothing wrong with being proud if you did.
34. You work around them
If you can stay in love afer an airport delay, you’ve definitely got a good thing going.
35. You always remember birthdays
You don’t need a Facebook reminder to remember their special day. Extra points for remembering the week before so you can ask if there’s a special way they want to celebrate.
36. You’ve got wedding goals
Ok, goals and expectations are two separate things, but if your relationship has gotten this far and is healthy, you know the emotion will be there.
37. You are committed to being adorable forever
Because if you got it (a great relationship, that is), then flaunt it.
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50+ Tips And Tricks Revealed By Makeup Artists
New year, new you! Maybe one of your resolutions this year is to get more enthusiastic about applying your makeup every morning or to try a new eyeshadow shade, or maybe you are just looking for new ways to get the best bang for your buck.
We did the research for you and found a bunch of makeup hacks revealed by actual makeup artists themselves. Hopefully one of these tips will come in handy!
1.) Use the right foundation for your skin type
Use a water-based foundation if you have oily skin. Use an oil-based foundation if you have dry skin. Everyone is different.
2.) You don’t need a lip liner with your liquid matte lipstick
And if anyone tells you that you do, they are a liar. Almost all liquid lipsticks do just fine on their own.
3.) Let your eyelid primer dry before adding eyeshadow
And after the primer dries, coat them with a light, neutral color all over your lid. This will act as a base and will make it easier to blend colors together. If you want a dark color, slowly build it – first with light colors, and then darker. Don’t just go straight from light to dark.
4.) Save your mascara brush
Fun fact: most of the mascara magic actually comes from the brush. So if you found one that really works for you, save the brush when you’re done, clean it, and try using it with a cheaper bottle! It’s really not necessary to spend big bucks on this.
5.) Make your matte, full-coverage concealer look more natural with primer oil or coconut oil
Use just a drop of the oil of your choice and it will make your heavy concealer more radiant, easy to blend, and natural. It also helps with creasing!
6.) Use hairspray to tame full eyebrows
First, spray hairspray on a clean, disposable mascara wand. Then brush your brows up and into the shape you’re going for. If it makes the hair on our head stay in place, it definitely works for the hair on our face!
7.) Wet your brush before applying highlighter
It will instantly give it a little more glow.
8.) Don’t apply primer with your fingers
It can cause micro-exfoliation, which causes clumps.
9.) Use a matte bronzer to make your eyes look bigger
If you’re doing a full face of makeup but want to keep your eyes bare, put a little bit of matte bronzer in your lid crease and bottom lashline. That way, they will still be bare, but they will also appear bigger.
10.) Never use face soap with sodium laureth sulfate
Makeup artists swear that it dries out your skin.
11.) Stick to matte eyeshadows and powders if you have fine lines on and around your eyelids
Using something shimmery usually accentuates those lines.
12.) Always do your eye makeup before your foundation
That way, you will have an easier time cleaning up any fallout from your eyeshadow.
13.) Always exfoliate and prime your lips with a serum
Especially when using a liquid matte lipstick. Cracked lips will show!
14.) Use scotch tape for the perfect eyeliner wing
Angle it from your eye to your eyebrow for the crispest, cleanest eyeliner wing you’ll ever see. Boom, magic.
15.) Use eyeshadow primer on the lash line
Then sweep eyeshadow on top with a fine liner brush to create a smudge-proof eyeliner. Now if you’re out of eyeliner, you can use your shadows for the same effect!
16.) You can also use a cotton pad
If you use cotton pads to apply your face makeup, use those same pads for your eyeliner! Simply fold it in half and use the straight side to line up with your eye for the perfect sweep. No tape needed.
17.) If you accidentally get mascara around your eyes, let it dry
Wait 5 minutes or so and then swipe it away with a Q-tip. At that point, it should flake off and not smudge.
18.) Never share makeup brushes
It’s super unsanitary.
19.) Tarte’s Timeless Smoothing Primeris an absolute must
It’s soft and it doesn’t clog pores. What more could you want?
20.) Imagine a line from the outer corner of your eye to the tip of your brow. This is where your eyeshadow should stop.
A lot of times, people make the mistake of not bringing out their eyeshadow far enough. This can actually make the eyebrow look smaller.
21.) If you’re just starting out and want to learn how to contour, put the contour color on a brush or sponge first
It will be harder to blend if you draw it on directly like lines.
22.) Don’t sleep in your makeup
“Skin needs time to breathe and when you’re sleeping, your body is repairing the most. Sleeping in makeup is not only messy, but it causes breakouts, premature aging, and stained bedding. Take care of your skin, loves!”
23.) Don’t recreate the celebrities
“Those looks are made for them, their skin type, skin tone, and face shape. People always come into my shop and request to look like Kim Kardashian and I have to explain to them that it might not work on them and sometimes they even get upset when it doesn’t turn out. Yes, I can do it, but it won’t look good on you. Instead ask for something dramatic like Kim Kardashian or whatever you want but do not ask to look like them!”
24.) Invest in good skin care products
“Your makeup, no matter how much you paid for it, will not look its best when it’s added on top of dry, scaly, splotchy, oily and just plain unhappy skin. Want to get makeup optional skin? INVEST in skin care.”
25.) Don’t start from the top lash line if you’re doing winged eyeliner, use the bottom lash line for a smoother, straighter line
And look at the wing you drew first while drawing your second one.
26.) Never store your makeup in a bathroom cabinet
The humidity can cause it to alter and go bad before its time, plus toilet germs.
27.) Blend your foundation out onto your neck
“When wearing foundation please blend it out. Put product on your jawline, and blend it out into your neck. Also blend the foundation along the edges of your face out. It’ll help create a natural look and make it less obvious you’re wearing foundation, plus it will visually improve your color match.”
28.) Don’t use stark white concealer under your eyes
“Use an under-eye concealer one shade lighter than your face concealer, not two or three shades. It will give you a naturally bright effect instead of a contrasting white effect, which looks super unnatural.”
29.) Apply setting powder with a damp beauty blender or brush
This does wonders for people with dry or textured skin and gives a smooth, airbrushed finish.
30.) The same foundation that works for you in the summer might not work for you in the winter
For example, I use a more moisturizing foundation in the winter (Too Faced Born This Way) and prefer a more matte coverage in the summer (Hourglass Stick Foundation).
31.) For eyeshadow, tap the excess eyeshadow off the brush
Also hold the brush farther from the handle for more control.
32.) Blend your foundation into your hairline and make sure to contour that too
Everyone knows to drag their makeup down their neck a little bit, but too often I see people with a line between their makeup and hair. Not a good look!
33.) Stop blowing on your makeup brushes
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people do this and it makes me cringe. Brushes already harbor bacteria if not cleaned and taken care of properly; you blowing on your brushes and getting saliva particles all over it isn’t helping considering you’re applying it directly to your face therefore causing breakouts, clogged pores, etc. If you’ve picked up too much product, just tap it off or give your brush a little shake.”
34.) Use a foundation one shade darker on the outer edge of your face to add depth
35.) If your skin is very oily, apply a light layer of powder after you apply your primer and before you apply your foundation
It’ll give you a smoother look. Also, baby powder works great for baking your face. I use it for everything!
36.) Glowing cheeks that look natural
“”Add your favorite blush to the cheeks before you apply foundation for a glow that looks like it’s coming from beneath the skin. A bright, warm pink at the apple is perfect for any complexion.”
37.) Multi-colors on the cheeks is important
“Apply two shades of blush for the perfect flush of youth. Pink, or anything in the red family should be placed on the apple of the cheek; it will give the effect of blood coming to the surface. Peach, coral, or anything in the orange family should be applied to the highest point of the cheekbone; that gives the effect of heat rising. Finish by bringing a matte bronzer to the skin where sun hits the face (forehead, cheekbone, bridge of nose, and chin).”
38.) Lighten your coverage
“Mixing foundation with moisturizer is an easy way to lighten your coverage options if you already have a fuller coverage foundation.”
39.) Make sure those lashes get coated
“Use the handle of a brush to lift the eyelid at the base of the lashes to roll your lashes up and back; this allows you to wiggle the mascara wand against the base of the lashes and pull through any clumps in a clean and precise manner.”
40.) Don’t be afraid of red
“If you want to find the perfect red for your complexion, try applying one lip color that has the same undertone as your complexion all over the lip: Cool uses cool, warm uses warm. Apply a red with the opposite tone just to the center for a lip that looks full and fantastic.”
41.) Reach for the school supplies
“No. 2 pencils are the perfect graphite shade to sketch in natural eyebrow hairs. Sharpen one to a point and draw in lightly for a finished brow.”
42.) Thicken up watery foundation
“To make foundation thicker, mix in a touch of loose powder. (Be careful not to add too much or it will cake.)”
43.) Chill out and reduce puff
“To reduce puffiness, pop eye lotion in the icebox and apply to lids before eye makeup.”
44.) Find the right lip shade
“Test lipstick on the inside of your fingertip, rather than on the back of your hand. The pad of your finger closely resembles your own lip color, so see which one looks best there, then move to the lips.”
45.) The power of gold
“Gold powder pigment is a great way to lengthen lashes or brows. Use a clean spoolie brush, toothbrush, or mascara wand, and brush a bronze or yellow gold pigment through a mascared lash or brow for a beautiful effect that adds dimension without looking hard.”
46.) Who knew?
“Halloween is the perfect time to stock up on some unexpected essentials. Fake blood is the ideal blush shade. Add it to the apple of the cheek for any skin tone—it looks like a natural flush of color coming though the skin.”
47.) You better stock up on your next visit!
“Starbucks napkins and disposable toilet-seat covers work just as well as blotting papers.”
48.) If it works, it works!
“As a little girl, I would watch my mother apply egg whites to her face (especially around her eyes) about an hour or two before going out to a special event. She would take one egg, separate it, whisk it until it was frothy, and apply the egg white all over her face and leave it on for 20 minutes. After, she would wash it off with lukewarm water and immediately apply her makeup. The egg white tightens the skin and wrinkles to give you a temporary facelift.”
49.) Who doesn’t want to look younger?
“My favorite ‘look younger’ makeup tip is to first use a luminizer in the inner corner, then swoop it with a fan brush underneath the eye. This brightens the face.”
50.) Pucker that pout
“Use a flesh-toned eyeliner to outline the lips along the Cupid’s bow. This reduces the chance of feathering and makes lips appear fuller.”
51.) Better safe than sorry
“If you can’t find a perfect shade, buy one that’s slightly darker than your skin and one that’s slightly lighter, then fine-tune the color yourself.”
52.) Strange but effective
“Pull your bottom lip down and look at the inside color. Pick a lipstick shade that’s either lighter or a bit deeper but along the same tone as the inside of your lip. Oh, and don’t do this in public.”
53.) Buff, buff, buff!
“Buff, buff, buff foundation into the skin — quickly, like a whirlwind — with a brush. It ensures the coverage won’t look heavy-handed.”
54.) Instant lip lift
“Apply concealer to the outer corners of your lips to give your lips a lift.”
55.) Fuller brows while you sleep
“Apply a nourishing balm to your eyebrows before going to bed. This will guarantee extra strength and growth—thicker eyebrows in two weeks.”
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“What A Dreamboat!” Makeover Transforms Shy Teen After Dramatic Weight Loss
Christopher Hopkins, aka “The Makeover Guy” is known for transforming men and women over 40 into the best selves. But in 2019, he took on the task of a teenager.
Little did he know that Phoenix’s makeover would be one of his most powerful.
Phoenix found himself in Hopkin’s Minneapolis “appearance studio” after a big weight loss. The previous school year, he weighed in and 250 pounds.
His transformation wasn’t easy.
He managed to lose 100 pounds by counting his macronutrients (think of it as going a step farther than calorie-counting) and working out every day with a personal trainer
That’s a big commitment for a teenager!
But Phoenix is dedicated and fearless. Hence his desire to put his head in the hands of Hopkins for a whole new style.
He’s already a handsome young man (with hair most people covet), but he decided it was time for a change. And if you’ve seen The Makeover Guy’s popular videos, you know his studio is the place to go.
The big chop
It seems pretty obvious that Phoenix is going to end up with a major haircut. After all, why waste your time going to a makeover guru if you’re not going to let him go crazy with the scissors?
And that’s precisely what Hopkins does. Gone is the shoulder-length wavy hair of the “before” Pheoenix. But is he happy?
There’s a big smile on the teen’s face as he runs his hands through his glossy mane. He’s still got hair to die for!
It’s long on top and makes the perfect wave in front. The only problem is that it’s a little too neat for the teen.
We cringed a little when he messed with perfection, but it’s his hair, not ours after all! And the modelesque look just wasn’t entirely jibing with him.
After getting a tousel from Hopkins, things end up in largely the same place, just not so catalog-model-ready. And it still looks great!
Personal style is just that – personal – so Phoenix has to be able to pull off whatever hairstyle he walks out the door with. And we were really impressed with him for speaking up.
A good day
“I had fun today,” Phoenix says after getting a little ribbing from Hopkins.
He admits that he’s normally shy in front of people and we believe it since when he first walked in he seemed less outgoing. But after agreeing to trust his stylist and seeing the results of the makeover, he lives up to his name. Phoenix is reborn!
After one more tweak by Hopkins, the transformation is complete.
It’s a cute moment when the teen keeps messing with his hair only to have Hopkins walk by and “fix” it one more time.
Commenters were over the moon about Phoenix’s makeover.
“Omg that jawline! He’s stunning and what an adorable personality,” said one fan.
Of course, there were lots of comments about his Bart Simpson shirt, but frankly, we think it adds that perfect reminder that he’s still a “kid.”
And like most commenters, we wish we could see him waltz back into high school with his new look!
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