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Fight Back Against Dryness

Dry skin is not only often times a blow to one’s self esteem, it also can be quite uncomfortable and frustrating.

Dry skin is a persistent affliction that may leave you scratching your head.

An excellent way to help mask dryness is by moisturizing your skin.

A less obvious answer to the dryness issue is to understand foundation formulations.

A super matte foundation is going to be more prone to clinging if your skin is dry, giving it a patchy appearance.

Dry skin makeup lovers should consider using glowy or dewy foundations to help disguise the dryness and keep skin from feeling tight and uncomfortable.

If you are prone to acne, consider getting a foundation for acne prone skin.

Do Not Want To Buy A Million Lip Liners?

If you are like me, you probably have a billion lip products sitting in your vanity.

A lot of people seem to feel that each and every lip shade needs its own lip liner to match perfectly.

This is not actually true.

You can buy a clear, universal lip liner that prevents feathering and fading.

The universal, multi-purpose product will cut your collection down and save you tons of cash in the long run.

Keep Your Lip Line Crisp

Sometimes, it feels almost impossible to get a crisp, clean line around your lips.

An easy fix is to use an angled brush and concealer to carefully trace the area, cleaning up any excess product.

The same logic works for brows and winged liner too!

Soft Lips Are Happy Lips

In your beauty routine, your lips can often go ignored.

An easy way to keep them kissably soft requires minimal effort.

Simply invest in/make your own lip scrub. A ton of recipes exist online but typically they all contain sugar, coconut oil, and flavoring.

Sugar lip scrubs gently remove dead skin from your lips, leaving them soft.

After scrubbing, apply a thick balm to moisturize them from the inside out.

A Little Known Liner Saver

Do you ever mess up so badly you wish you had a tiny eraser to clean up your wing?

What if I told you several brands sell exactly that!

You can buy makeup eraser pens from tons of companies at many different price points.

Simply use it like any other eraser and fix makeup errors without removing your entire face.

Liner Looking Patchy?

When a liner is almost ready to be tossed, it can quickly begin to dry out and go patchy.

A quick fix for this issue is to apply a matching shadow over top, creating a luxe, lush, full color.

Shadows also act as setting powders, upping the wear time of your liners exponentially.

Lackluster Lipstick?

Is your lipstick fading quickly or smudging all over everything?

You could invest in potentially drying liquid lipsticks but you could also just as easily follow this handy tip that utilizes products you likely already have!

After applying your lipstick, blot your lips with a sheet of tissue then dust a thin layer of translucent setting powder.

Tired Of Not Having Enough Of Your Favorite Brushes Clean?

Invest in a color switch, a nifty product that allows you to remove excess pigment from your brushes and ensure a clean blend.

If you are not interested in buying any new expensive products, just use a hair donut or bun mold. The fibers are the same and will have similar results.

This does not replace regular cleanings but can work in a pinch if you need to use a specific brush for a look. A makeup organizer can also work wonders to help you keep things neat and tidy.

Be Your Best You

One of the best things you can do to enhance your makeup skills is learn to identify face and eye shapes, especially your own.

Get to know your features, specifically your eyes, cheekbones, and jawline.

Before working on a client try to figure out what they fit as.

This technique may take some time to master but investing time to learn it will make your applications infinitely easier.

Struggling With Liner Application?

Try staring down into your mirror, not in a straight line.

Looking down while applying top lid liner will open up the space, preventing a line to form in your crease if you look up.

It will also make your application much easier, as you can see your entire lid space.

 

Credit: Jen Reviews