How to Care for Your Makeup Tools

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Are you looking to turn up your makeup with total glam? Are you the kind of woman who uses heavy makeup or do you prefer a lightly made up face? There are many variations that you can work with such as smoky eyes, liquid eyeliner, glowing blush and popping lipstick. You can also opt for the natural shades or hue colors. However, for any makeup that you are going to apply, you need the proper tools.

Your makeup bag MUST have a good applicator brush so that you can accurately apply your make up. In addition, it must be of the highest quality. Choose a brush with natural fibers and cuticle that will help you to grab the pigments on the bristles. When your make up tools are high in quality, it stands a better chance of lasting you for a longer time as long as you maintain it properly.

Below are several tips to finding the right makeup tools and how you should maintain them:

The first step is to select the right set of brushes for applying makeup.

Choosing the right set of makeup brushes – don’t just focus on how the set of brushes look. What you are looking for is sturdy, durable and something that can get the job done more efficiently.

Focus on the four most important brushes – there are four specific brushes that are a must-have and these are:

  • Eye shadow approximately the dimensions of your fingertip
  • Small brush used to blend and smudge
  • Oversized powder brush
  • Small fluffy brush to use as a bronzer

You also need a highlighter as well as a blush. These can be easily stowed in your purse while you are on the go. Beyond these four makeup tools, you can elect to add specified brushes for concealer application. For your concealer brushes, you should have a one and a half inch applicator to freshen up areas under the eyes. Additionally, you’ll want a tiny, pointed brush to conceal blemishes. For subtle and complete coverage, you should consider using a makeup sponge.

Taking care of your brushes

Don’t wait to rinse your lighter toned brushes; especially when you apply bright colors. Do it as soon as you use it because this will help to prevent it from staining. Clean your brushes on a regular basis. This will eliminate any bacteria or buildup of product material. Use an alcohol-based cleaner because they will dry faster. Read the cleaning instructions before using.

Another way to clean your brushes is to add mild shampoo to some warm water and wash. However, this option requires drying time of about eight hours. For brushes that are heavily stained and dirty, you may want to use cleansing oil.

When your brushes are washed or cleaned, you need to reshape them so that they are ready to be used. Make sure the brush is damp with either water or alcohol; after which you would use your fingertips to mold each of them back to their correct shapes. Lay the brushes on a clean towel to dry. Make sure that they are laid flat. Water will be prevented from seeping into the handles of the brush.

Don’t dry your makeup brushes directly in sunlight and never use a blow dryer. These will damage your brushes over time. When time is not in your favor, using alcohol to clean your brushes is the ideal choice.

Beauty tips for Bedtime

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Ladies – you should always follow the proper beauty routine at bedtime. Why? It helps to maintain your beauty and youthful appearance for years to come. It makes you feel good, look good and gives you the confidence you need. Your life as a woman can be hectic and sometimes, you may be too busy to even think about pampering yourselves, but believe me, it is necessary; not only for beauty’s sake, but for your overall health, hygiene and self-esteem. You will feel more attractive and innately feminine.

The benefits

The benefits outweigh the time you have to devote to this little ritual each day and night. The best products will get the best results. Remember, that exposure to the sun, sweat and other air pollutants during the day time can damage your skin. At night, your skin will be able to absorb the application of excellent skin products without interference from the outdoor influences. The pores in your skin need the essential beauty crèmes and moisturizers to be rejuvenated and repaired.

In addition, those products that will make your skin look oily and sticky during the day time can be applied on your skin at night. There are more benefits than disadvantages in enhancing and improving your skin before bedtime as long as you use hypoallergenic and natural products. It is recommended that you use FDA approved products.

Here are some really good tips to follow:

  • Never, never, never go to bed with makeup on
  • To get that youthful and fresh appearance, use skin moisturize before you retire for the night
  • Use a sweet-scented lotion to soothe you mentally before bedtime
  • Use a wide toothed comb on your hair to increase blood circulation on your scalp

The wisdom in taking off your makeup

Makeup might not take long to apply during the mornings, but after you have had a long day at the office and come home tired, it might seem like quite a task to get that lipstick, cream, powder, foundation, eyeliner and eye shadow off before crawling into bed exhausted. Forget the excuses. It will be worth it!

The reasons:

  • Leaving makeup on overnight will result in skin breakouts, blemishes or acne
  • Dirt and bacteria from the environment will clog your pores and damage your skin
  • Your skin won’t be able to breathe well with makeup left on. It creates a barrier between the air and your epidermis
  • Your skin will age faster as a result of not removing makeup with a facial cleanser and then applying a moisturizer or anti-aging crème
  • You will have supple, youthful and soft skin if you carry out your bedtime beauty habit

Other tips

It is preferred that you sleep on satin sheets and pillow cases. Why? This helps you to avoid any extreme friction between the sheets, your hair and skin. It reduces the chances of hair breakage and skin creases that may result in future wrinkles. Apply a lip balm at night as well. This protects your lips, keeps it soft and prevents it from stripping.

Your skin, hair and face are not to be taken for granted. You only have several years to take care of it right before the aging process begins. Why do you think some people age gracefully? It is because they did a good job while they were younger. The time is now and it is never too late at all!

The Perfect Mascara

So I have been on a search for the perfect mascara ladies and I think I found it!!

As we get older our lashes tend to wither away. I mean after all the fake eyelashes we wore when we were young and all the piles and piles of eyeliner and cheap mascaras, we lost a lot of the strong protein enriched lashes. What we have now are short dull and sparse lashes that make it hard as hell to try and put mascara on. I don’t know about you ladies but I try to put it on and I get it all over my eyelid, in the corners of my eye, and I have on occasion poked myself in the eye and let me tell ya, I am over it!

I found the perfect mascara for these problems! It is L’oreal Telescopic Explosion and it is great! The difference between this product and all others is that the brush applicator is rounded. The tip gets to all of those short stubby lashes and does it without leaving mascara residue all over your eye! You ladies have to try this product I guarantee you will absolutely love it!

How to Get Rid of a Double Chin – with Makeup!

This is one of my most-requested tips, so I thought I’d do a video and show you exactly how to get rid of your double-chin with makeup alone!  The wonders of cosmetics, ladies – enjoy!

How to Have LUSCIOUS Lips!

Are your lips chapped? Looking more like a desert wasteland than something your man would love to lock onto with HIS? 🙂  Watch this video for some GREAT tips on how to care for your lips and bring out the plump, luscious look that every man (and woman) loves!