Thursday, October 16, 2014

10 Of Our Favourite Beauty Tricks/Hacks

"The makeup is simply an extension of the personality and colors, clothing, makeup all express something."
- Gene Simmons

Sometimes makeup and getting ready can be hard. So we love learning any little tips and tricks to make it easier or smarter! Inspired by the new life changing Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, here are some "beauty hacks" (well mostly beauty, but hey fashion is part of the overall look) that we find useful.

1. Use a business card to stop mascara getting on your eyelids

2. The end of a bobby pin (the rounded bit) is a great dotting tool for doing polka dot nail art.

3. Wet your eyeshadow brush to apply your eyeshadow colour more intensely

4. Exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush before applying lipstick for a smoother finish

5. Lipsticks can double up as a great blush!

6. Also don't forget your bronzer can make a great eyeshadow

7. Keep an old mascara wand to use as a spoolie to brush your eyebrows with

8. If you're in a hurry a  hair straightener can get out wrinkles (just be careful of the type of fabric!)

9. Applying a white shadow/eye shadow base under colours will make them brighter and make them pop.

10. If you have any eye shadow drop down from where it's meant to be, an easy (and tidier) way to get rid of it is to use a piece of tape. 

Do you have any top beauty hacks you love? Let us know in the comments cause we (and I'm sure everyone) would love to know!

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  1. Great tips! I'm definitely going to try out that straightener one.

  2. I did not know about #2! defo gonna have to try it

  3. Great tips thanks for sharing!

  4. Before I had an actual iron I used to just use my hair straightener haha. The joys of flatting! Love this post girlies xx

    Georgina | Baby Rebel

  5. I seem to recall using an iron to straighten hair at sleepovers before hair straighteners were commonplace. We have now come full circle.
    Also, I can't wait to try the bobby pin polka dots! I've tried toothpicks, pens and mechanical pencils, all with frustrating results.

  6. Oooh, great list of tricks! I remember using the business card trick. You can even cut out a slot for your eyelid and slide it more snugly against your eye. Aha, handy!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  7. These tips are amazing, I knew only a few of them
    I would love to invite you to a giveaway on my blog where you can win a comfy autumn cardigan.

  8. Great tips. I know mostly all of them.

    I'd add using a teaspoon to create the perfect winged eyeliner. Use the rounded part and place it on your eyelid. Line away!


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