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OK, so ‘life changing might be a little dramatic, but whilst reading a beauty article on Buzzfeed lately, we couldn’t help but get the teensiest bit excited about some of the DIY beauty tips on offer (beauty addicts amongst you will know exactly how we feel!) From using two mascaras not one, to avoiding dry lips and cakey looking lipstick. It’s all here. Take a look…

How to find the best line for your eyebrows:

The inner part of your eyebrows should line up vertically with your tear ducts. If you lay a makeup brush vertically along the edge of your nostril, the end of your eyebrows should just touch the brush, but not intersect it. If you’re obsessed with your brows then why not have a read of a blog we wrote sometime ago about ‘Eyebrow Tips You’ve got to Know’

The right order in which you should apply mascara:

Apply mascara on lower lashes first, that way you don’t get transfer on your eyelids and mess up your eye shadow! I find that if I do the top first, when you get to applying to the bottom lashes, you tend to angle your face and open your eyes wider and the mascara goes all over the lid, messing up your hard work! Especially useful if you’re in a rush!


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How to make your eyes look brighter:

Eyes really are a true giveaway as to how much sleep you’ve been getting. If you’re tired of looking tired, then try using white eyeliner on your lower lash waterline, and then also white liner with a tad of shimmer on the inner corners of your eyes. This will make you look so alive and bright. You can still add a darker colour to the lids if you feel like you need something a little more dramatic, just remember though, dark liner will make your eyes look significantly smaller!

How to look more awake:

Use a highlighter pen instead of traditional concealer on your eyes. It has a lighter texture and illuminates the entire area, which makes you look wide awake and glowing. Remember to gently but thoroughly moisturise and if possible use a small amount of primer before applying your highlighter under your eyes, this should stop creasing throughout the day.

For incredibly smooth lips:

There’s nothing worse than dry lips, especially if you’re wearing a fairly matt lipstick.  Try brushing your lips with a toothbrush and Vaseline. Do it before you apply lip color and it makes dramatic lipstick look smoother. Et voila! If you want more lipstick and lipcare info – take a look at our past blog ‘Lipstick Commandments to Follow’.

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Why you shouldn’t start with your foundation:

Put on your foundation AFTER doing your eye makeup. Especially if you’re doing winged liner. This way, you can erase all your mistakes until it’s perfect! It also allows you to wipe off any eye shadow that fell under your eyes.

How to clean your makeup brushes:

OK, OK, we’re certainly not saintly when it comes to keeping our brushes cleaned, but unclean makeup brushes really can wreak havoc on your skin. Wash your makeup brushes at least once a week using a little Johnson’s Baby Wash on them in the shower. Zero fuss, so none of us really have an excuse not to do it!

An easy trick for applying bronzer:

Use bronzer in the shape of the number “3” along the side of your face. With the top of the 3 at your hairline, the bottom at your jaw line, and the middle part just under your cheekbones. This is the easiest way of thinking of contouring.

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For lipstick that lasts longer:

Use powder foundation as a lip primer. Dust a little bit on your lips before putting on a bright color and it will last wayyyy longer and keep it from bleeding off the edges.

Use two mascaras, not one:

For the best and biggest lashes, use one lengthening and one waterproof mascara. Underneath use regular and on top use waterproof. That way waterproof will easily come off and it makes a huge difference in volume! The waterproof mascara will also seal the regular, preventing smudging.

Do you have any more beauty tips for us? We’d love to hear them.

SkinBase x

  • This great post from Most women probably agree that a good mascara is absolutely essential to any beauty routine. Or at least that’s what make up companies think, if the sheer and utterly confusing amount of mascaras on the market is any indication. There are volumizing, thickening and lengthening formulas; bristle, plastic, curved, and straight wands; ones that declump, ones that purportedly help your lashes grow longer–there are even mascaras that vibrate.

    This great post from mkes choosing your ideal mascara easier than you might think. Have a read »

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