Saturday, 24 March 2012

10 Makeup Tips & Tricks

  • Before sharpening your lip pencils or eyeliners pop them in the fridge for about 5 minutes, that way they'll harden up a bit and this will prevent the tip from breaking while sharpening.

  • Store liquid foundations in the fridge, that way they'll last a little longer . I got this tip from someone on Youtube and I've been storing all my liquid foundations in the fridge ever since.

  • Use a primer. They help to keep your face from looking like a greasy Dominoes pizza, and your eyeshadows from creasing. For a good face primer, I recommend Avon Magix Face Perfector or L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base; for an eye primer I recommend Urban Decay's Primer Potion.

  • Has your cream eyeliner gotten a little bit dried out? Well revitalize it with a drop or two of baby oil... that definately does the trick for my L'oreal HIP and Maybelline Studio cream eyeliners.

  • Always carry a packet of blot papers with you in your purse, I use the Sephora brand, but Clean and Clear makes really good ones. By removing excess oil from your face your makeup should look fresh. Just remember to press the blot paper unto your skin, do not rub your face with it.

  • Sanitize your makeup by wiping off the surface of your lipsticks and powder products such as eyeshadows, blushes,etc with a facial tissue and sharpen your lip/eye pencils; then spritz them with 70% or higher isopropyl alcohol; that should take care of any nasty germs that might be lurking in your makeup.


  • Never sleep in your makeup!! Before you dive into bed after a long  day or night of partying, use a baby wipe to remove your makeup; they're thick and cheaper than conventional makeup remover wipes and they'll leave your skin feeling super clean.

  • Exfoliate dry cracked lips before applying your lipstick by doing one of the following: mix a little bit of brown sugar with some honey and olive oil and use that as your lip exfoliant or while brushing your teeth, use your toothbrush to exfoliate your lips.

  • To make your eyebrows POP, fill them in with your eyebrow pencil then use a liquid or cream concealer to outline them and sharpen the edges that way they'll loo as though you just got them done. I like to use my NXY Concealer in a Jar and my Wet 'n' Wild eyebrow pencil.

  • Wash your brushes!! If you don't have a lot of brushes, try spot cleaning them after every use by using some brush cleanser and rubbing them clean with a cloth or paper towel, but you should deep clean them at least once a week. I deep clean my brushes with antibacterial dishwashing liquid and then I follow up with conditioner just to keep my brushes soft.

Have a great day guys!!


  1. Stumbled upon your blog while I was google-ing up on DIY eye primers. I've been reading your posts since and loving it. :) keep it up!

    1. Thank you Carmen! we're happy you enjoy our blog!

  2. Stumbled upon your blog as I was searching up on DIY eye primers. Been reading your blog and posts since, loving them! :D


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