Five Things About Beauty

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

1. There's beauty in every bushy, unplucked eyebrow. Never worry about leaving them grow for a while. I haven't had mine done in 2 months and I intend to keep it that way. What I do is I fill them out only where I need to with my Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9, brush them upwards with a spoolie and Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara.

2. Use your fingers to apply your foundation so you can really work it in, plus you save half the product! When I use a beauty blender / a brush, I need a full pump of foundation, and when I use my fingers, I only need half a pump. Mary Greenwell (who did Princess Diana's make up) is famous for almost 'slapping' make up into her models and that's her secret.
I'm currently using L'oreal Lucent Magique in N5 for basic, everyday make up and it works really well with fingers. Be careful if you have dry patches though, it tends to cling and accentuate that.

3. If eyeliner does not look good on you, or just does not work out, try tightlining. Tightlining is putting eyeliner on the inner rim of your upper eyelid. It gives your eyes a little bit of definition although not as much as an eyeliner does. Yes it can be a little uncomfortable, but it does not hurt to try, right? I have hooded eyelids and I find it really difficult to find an eyeliner shape that looks good on me, so now I tightline, it's been working really well! What I use is Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal eye pencil in black.

4. Clean your brushes, ladies! I find very few of my friends clean their brushes on a regular basis, especially those who don't study make up. I clean my make up brushes once a week. I used to wash them immediately after use but now I have a large collection of make up brushes I just can't get myself to do it (except my beauty blender). The bacteria build-up in your dirty make up brushes is not good for your skin. If you've been breaking out but have no idea why, this is probably it! What I do is I mix baby shampoo with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on a plate and just wash my brushes on the palm of my hand under running water.

5. You're beautiful, with or without make up. The great thing about make up is that it gives you an option to change how you look, express yourself, and be creative. You never have to be anxious when you're too lazy to put your make up on to go out, because nobody's perfect and we all go through phases where we break out so much and our faces are full of acne, that is perfectly okay! I'm going through one now, I've been eating really badly, drink very little amount of water and my skin is really dry and I have acnes everywhere. Sometimes we overthink things like these and usually we're the only ones who actually think about it, no one around us really cares, even if they do and they decide to talk shit about it then you're too fab to be around them! I was at this point where I felt like I had to tell my friend "I won't be wearing make up today, don't be disgusted/tell me I'm ugly okay", almost like I have to make a justification if my friends see me with an acne on my cheek or two, I didn't like who I was so I'm working to change it. Confidence is always sexy.

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