Don’t Be Silly
Five Foolproof Makeup Tips & Tricks
Welcome back beauty bunnies & happy April Fools Day! In honor of this mischievous holiday, we’re not going to try to pull some ill fated tricks or come up with some semi-witty jokes! Instead we would like to share some cheeky foolproof makeup tips and tricks that will help guide us from looking anything but silly! Here are some of our essential foolproof tips and tricks we’ve gathered and learned from through many unfortunate past experiences! Be sure to enjoy, comment and do share your own tips and tricks and help your fellow beauties out! xoxo
- Prime Time: Don’t Forget to Prime, Prime, Prime!
Primer is truly a saving grace in a bottle (or tube) and unfortunately its one of those product that so many beauties seem to overlook. What makes primer so essential is that it truly helps us stay out of those unexpected beauty emergencies. From the face to even your eye’s and lips, swiping on a generous size can provide a beautiful canvas for maximizing the long lasting coverage, pigmentation and protection of your products from the outside elements! Kind of like an insurance plan for your face, primer makes sures everything stays in place and lasts as long as it can!
Don’t Fade Away: Set that Liner
There is nothing worse than a complete disappearing act from your eyeliner. While you can keep your liner handy in your bag, who wants to have to constantly worry and keep checking the status of their makeup, not us! So instead, be sure to setting your eyeliner with an eye shadow to ensure lasting power! Using a matte shadow in the shade of your liner, press it along your liner before you hit the town to ensure a foolproof solution to that fading cateye!
Don’t Layer on the Problems, Blot Them Goodbye
Contrary to belief beauties, our powders can’t solve all our problems and many times they seem to only make more of a mess! Case and point: “touching up” that midday oily t-zone. At the first sign of a shiny forehead many gals have their touch up powder in hand and are ready to cover up that sheen. While they accomplish their goal, its at an awful price of creating that dreaded cake-face! Instead, blot those troubles away! Be sure to set your makeup with powder and then leave it at home. Blotting pads are a foolproof essential for getting rid of that midday oil that will leave your makeup and skin intact and cake-free!
A White Out: Careful with that Concealer
Forget those fearful racoon eyes (that’s what primers help prevent, wink wink), another common mistake many of us beauties make is misusing and abusing our concealers & correctors. While many of desperately want to cancel out the dark circles and bring light to the face, some of us unfortunately do so with blinding results. White rings under the eyes, especially seen within photographs are a huge no,no but oh too common mistake made. A peach, salmon tone under the eyes will cancel out the dark circles, not by using the lightest concealer you can find! More light can then be added to the face with a little help from a trusty highlighter, brightening up your face and your reaction when you look back at photos!
Back Away From the Bronzer
Our last foolproof tip and trick involves the oh so tricky bronzing powder! Whether you want a nice warm glow or hope to contour your features, bronzer can be your best friend and enemy all at the same time. First, be sure to purchase a shade that looks most natural on your skin tone. So deep dark bronze probably won’t appear very natural against a fair faced beauty! Once the correct shade is selected, gradually build up to that bronze by tapping off the excess powder of the brush before applying it to the skin. Even though it seems like you’re wasting the product, you’re not, its just getting rid of the extra that doesn’t need to be on the skin! Believe us beauties, it’s way easier to build up that beautiful bronze instead of getting rid of those orange splotches.