In a previous post I gave a few makeup tips for summer. For this entry I’m giving just a few reminders that I’ve read about on how we can best make use of our makeup to ensure that we maximize their purpose and to protect us as well.
1. Throw away mascara after 2-3 months. This is because sty-triggering germs may have formed on your mascara by this time and it’s best to dispose of it. Also, if you start to get eye infections whenever you put eye makeup on, then make sure to dispose of any eye makeup you’ve recently used but have kept stashed for so long.
2. Clean all your primping tools at least once a week. Never forget to wash all your sponges and brushes with a mild cleanser to remove all germs that may inhabit in it. Also, swipe all your lash curlers with cotton dipped in alcohol to get rid of any bacteria or leftover makeup. Remember to keep all your tools in a safe and sealed box or container and never leave them lying around, which many women are prone to do when in a hurry.
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Since it’s still summer in many parts of the world, here are some more tips you can use to prettify yourself for summer. After all, we can never get enough helpful makeup tips, can’t we? Hope these few pointers enhance your gorgeous features even more!
Cheeks. Due to the warmer rays of the sun, our cheeks are often more glowing during summer . Thus, it’s time to enhance that part and make it even more fabulous by bringing out those blushes and bronzers and putting them to good use. If you’re on the fair side, pink shimmers do wonders to your cheekbones by making them pop. If you’re on the tanned side, you can try a brown-toned bronzer with gold specks for extra fab points. Remember to apply your cheek stain and blusher on bare skin and not on top of powder.
Lipstick. Summer means color, thus the limit to lipstick hue is endless. This is the time to experiment with brighter and more out-there shades of lipstick or lip gloss. Don’t fret about being too loud nor go the usual safe route. It’s the season to be out there and have fun!
Facial Sheets. The humidity of summer entails sweating a lot, so make sure you’ve got handy facial sheets to blot out all the oil before retouching. Blotting occasionally with facial sheets allows your makeup to stay as clean and neat as can be.
Do share your own summer makeup tips!
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Have you ever wondered how long you can keep your beauty products. Most people seem to believe you can keep them until they run out, well I have some news for you. Certain make-up and beauty products you use do expire. You need to keep tabs on your products to ensure you aren’t using things you need to throw away. Make-up is a breeding ground for bacteria so take care of your items and throw them out when it is time.
Liquid foundation should be tossed after 6 months, if it starts to change consistency or smell throw it out right then. That’s right, if you haven’t used it throw it away. Don’t give it away, THROW it away. Using old foundations can cause you to have skin irritations.
Mascara should be gotten rid of at 3 months. This is an important one, mascara is notorious for having dangerous bacteria and you don’t want any of that near your eyes. Eye shadows and liners also should be discarded after 3 months. Really, anything that comes in contact with the eye should be tossed after 3 months.
Moisturizers and cleaners usually can last about a 6 months, so keep an eye on them. Make-up usually doesn’t have expiration dates, but anytime it smells funny or dries out throw it out! Also, pay attention to expiration dates on hair products and sunscreen.
Lately, I have been seeing more eco-friendly products. I started to wander about make-up products. I found out there are a large amount of vegan make-up products, I didn’t even know they existed. Sure, I knew about vegan foods but never thought about vegan make-up. The internet and magazines are loaded with vegan lines. The ones that stood out to me were Urban Decay, Monave’, and Sevi.
Urban decay has a beautiful Vegan line of make-up. Already raved about for their dynamic colors, now they have went a step further to create vegan make-up. They have always boasted about being a “cruelty free” company, well now they are really proving it. They even make it simple to identify the vegan products, simply look for the purple paw .
Monave’ has been making a conscientious effort to become an all vegan line. Although they are not there yet, they are well on their way. The only items that they offer that are not vegan are the cream to powders, eyeliner and lip liner pencils, and potted and liquid gloss. So you still have a wide assortment of great items to choose from .
If it’s an all vegan all natural line you’re looking for, well look no further than Sevi. It is 100% vegan, all natural, and hand crafted! They aren’t the cheapest make-up but, hey, what mineral make-up is. This is a great alternative for those of us who want to go all vegan.
There are a large amount of vegan products out now. Start doing some research and looking around next time you decide to buy more make-up. Vegan just might be for you.
Make an impact, give vegan make-up a try!
I saw the most amazing, yet weird, make-up item today. Eye Majic Instant Eye Shadow was on QVC and it is so simple, when demo’ d on the the show. Now, I don’t know if any of you have seen this, but it is amazing. It makes me think of those nose strips you put on for snoring, only it’s on your eyes .
This strip has shades of eye shadow on it and you apply it over your closed eye and when you remove it….Voila….instant eye shadow. Cool idea. Even cooler, it actually seems to work! They come in a 10 pack with 5 warm colors. It is advertised as “giving the perfect balance of color on both eyes every time, leaving no room for errors”. Great idea, but I still wonder if it works the way they say. It seems too easy, so easy I am a little wary of it…but still interested in trying.
So, in ten seconds you can have perfect shimmering eye shadow. It’s a time saver, I’ll give it that. I even read through the reviews to see if anyone had any luck with these, and not one bad review in the bunch. Everyone was raving about how they wish they had thought of it and how much they love it! Heck, for only 19.95, I guess I’ll give it a try!
We all could use a little more time for this and that. But how do you find time to take care of your skin and put on make up when you are so busy? In between showers, cooking breakfast, running around with kids, taking care of your spouse, let’s see if we can make some time for make up. Well there are a few things, aka tricks, you can do to try and find more time in the morning.
First thing, start a routine. Wake up, brush teeth, shower, (while the bathroom becomes steam free) get your clothes on, then do your skin care regiment and end with make-up. Good routine, but sticking with it may prove a little more daunting than you expected. You have to learn to prioritize and always be somewhat flexible, yet stick to your routine. So maybe you will have to have the kids in the bathroom while putting on your make up. Anything that works…works.
A good thing to do to make sure you can get your make-up on is to simplify. Simplify your make up application as much as possible. For an average day, just wear lip gloss, put on your eyebrows (if needed), and mascara. I like to use Bare Escentual’s Warmth, it gives me an even smooth skin tone. It is also very easy to apply, just swirl, tap and apply. Then I may put on a little eye shadow (warm earth tones), my brows (can’t leave the house without them), and my lip gloss. Four simple steps, take less than 5 mins. Keep everything you will need in arm’s reach of the sink, this will save time in the morning, you may have to do this the night before, if you have little one’s running around . The key is to get your make-up application as simple as possible, to take the least amount of time in the morning. The quicker it is the more likely you are to do it every morning.
Looking good shouldn’t take up your whole day.