Stay chic at any age with a few simple beauty tips which all women should abide by. Keep your skin looking glowing and radiant by investing in trustworthy products which are packed with vitamins and minerals for optimum results. The rest, as they say, is all history!
To nail the perfect cat-eye liner, use a small piece of sticky tape to create the perfect curve. This is a great trick for women who want to try out this look, without fear of ruining the rest of their makeup. Gently pull off the tape after you’re done, and fill in any gaps with a liquid liner.
Create the illusion of larger lips by carefully contouring with a lip liner. Choose a shade which is close to your natural shade, then lightly overdraw the corners. Next, take a white liner and fill in the middle of your lips (and the cupids bow). Blend this out, then apply a clear gloss over the top.
For an instant pick-me-up, mix a little liquid highlighter into your usual foundation. Skin should appear glowing in all the right places, without looking like a disco ball! Use a powder over the t-zone and other oil-prone areas of the face.
We’ve all done it before; over-plucked, used the wrong shade, and even forgot to fill them in at all! Brows are really easy to master, if you know what does and doesn’t flatter your face.
The inner corner of the iris is where your brow should start to curve, the end of the iris should be the arch of the brow, and the outer corner of the eye is where your brow should end.
Rather than investing in a variety of different mascaras, focus on curling your existing lashes. Many women lightly dry their eyelash curler for an extra-hold which lasts all day.
Remove your makeup
Even if you’ve had a big night, it’s important to always remove your makeup (especially around the eyes). If you’re on the lazy side, use a facial wipe or micellar water which doesn’t require water.
When applying concealer to the under-eye area, it is important to dab lightly with your ring finger. Sometimes using a brush can cause the makeup to flake, but fingers are warm and help the product to mesh together.
Make your lips super-matte by setting them with a translucent powder. Simply cover lips with a tissue, then lightly brush the product over with a clean kabuki.
Fix any impending makeup mistakes by spraying a brush with a setting formula, and gently dusting it over your face. This is particularly useful if you need to correct eyeshadow which has creased, or messy pigments.
For a natural pop of colour on the cheeks, use a wide blush brush and blend out the product on your face. Anything too harsh makes the look feel artificial, and won’t photograph very well.
Do you have any beauty tips passed down by your mother or grandmother?
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Felicia is a Sydney local who first showed an interest in social media and public relations, before making the leap over to writing. She now spends her days writing about a number of topics including beauty tips and tricks and runs an online fashion blog in her spare time. Follow Felicia on Twitter.