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Quick Makeup Tips

Aug. 24th, 2011 | Comments 6 | Make a Comment   
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Dark lip color makes your lips appear smaller and more defined, lighter colors will make them appear larger.

Blast your eyelash curler with hot air from your hair dryer for 5-10 seconds before using to enhance curling power.

Soften lip and eye pencils under warm water and wipe dry with a tissue allowing for smoother application.

Bronzer should only go where the sun hits your face: nose, forehead, chin and apples of the cheeks.

Concealer should be applied right about 1/2 inch below the bottom lash line. Light reflects upward, so this will brighten dark circles.

Apply mascara to the base of the lash line as well as the tips. If applied only to the tips, beautifully curled lashes will fall under the weight. Blush should be dabbed on the apples and blended outwards with fingertips. Contouring products should be two shades darker then the color of your blush.

Put the kibosh on raccoon eyes when applying smoky eye makeup. Either place a square of toilet paper beneath the lower lash line to catch loose shadow, or dab loose face powder before application then wipe away when finished to reduce staining.

Let your moisturizer penetrate completely before applying foundation or concealer for clean application.

Intensify eyeshadow and make it last longer by wetting the applicator.
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6 Comments on this Article

Loera commented on September 15, 2011

†I've always been annoyed about loose eyeshadow that fall on my face. Never knew that you could use the other hand to catch it with a tissue paper. Thank you!

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cristina commented on August 29, 2011

these tips are great :)

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Sarah commented on August 29, 2011

I always wet eye shadow to intensify - it really works! Also, I always heat my eye lash curler with a hair dryer just to make it hold a bit longer. Be careful not to overheat and burn yourself though! The sensitive skin around your eyes doesn't like it!

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Ashley james commented on August 25, 2011

Love the Hot Lashes heated lash curler! best out there! bravo! Feels and works the best,

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Loera commented on September 15, 2011

† Using a heated lash curler has decreased the time it takes me to curl! They also look natural and they stay curled all day.

Ali Hale commented on August 25, 2011

~ Thanks for your post..I love all articles about Eyelashes, mascara, eyes as I have really straight lashes and when properly curled makes my eyes look Hugh. My new Favorite and the best eyelash curler I have ever found is the Hot Lashes eyelash curler, makeup Artist kit. I read the reviews on Amazon and was impressed. They have a site of the same name Hot Lashes. My friends and family love this curler..Exactly like the Shu Uemura curler with a 24k gold plated curler and this small heater base. Keeps my lashes curling till the next day.HTH~

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