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Is your mascara getting way to clumpy way to soon? Well, fear no more! We have a solution to your problems! Saline Solution!
If you find that your mascara is getting thick and hard to apply and you don’t feel like spending your pennies on a whole new product then all you have to do is put a few drops of saline solution into your mascara and mix it around with your wand. This will break up the mascara and give it a smoother substance. However, you must be careful when putting it in. Try mixing it with every new drop you put in or else you will end up with liquid eyeliner and a really weird applicator to go with it.
Lets face it, we all weren’t born with big beautiful eyes like the Queen of perfect features: Angelina Jolie. However, just because we weren’t born with them doesn’t mean that we don’t deserve them!!! Here are a few tips that we love to use to make us look like doey-eyed angels. Also, feel free to leave some of your own tips and tricks in our comments!
Tip #1: White Eyeliner! I know you have heard us say this before, but we can’t stress it enough! Every girl should have this within her reach at all times! If you just apply it to your inner bottom lid you will not only look like an angel, but also it gives the illusion of a bigger/rounder eye. So if you don’t already have this in your collection, here is a great one that is super affordable!
Tip #2: BLEND BLEND BLEND BLEND BLEND! Make sure that when you are using more than one color you always spend enough time blending. eye shadow lines can be really distracting and take the focus away from the shape of your eyes. Make sure to invest in a good blending brush, and that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive! One of our favorite blending brushes we got was from Walgreen’s!
Tip #3: Mascara Tricks! When applying your favorite mascara, stroke the brush towards your nose. This will give your lashes a fuller look and also make your eyes appear wider!
Christina and Anna here, bringing you our make up DONT YOU DARES! If you find any of these looks in your daily routine, you should probably rethink your regimen, or your life. Whatever comes first.
#5. Not blend-able
First off, why? If you’re going to go through all the effort of applying multiple eyeshadow colors, why not take the time to make them look good? Clearly Miss “Jerseylicious” Olivia Sharpe is heavy handed with her makeup applications. When blending try to have a light touch, and blend out where shadow looks heavy. No matter how long it takes to blend, it’s worth it. You don’t want to look like Olivia.
#4. Overly concealed
We’re sure when Eva Longoria left her house she had more of a “Natural highlight” look instead of a “Pocahontas on crack” look we see here. Putting on that much concealer with the papparazi on her tail is a rookie mistake. When being photographed keep the concealer minimal. However, if you like this look, then continue to use concealer as warpaint.
#3. D.T.M.(Doin’ too much) smokey eye
Let’s start off by saying we hate everything about this look. This smokey eye must have came straight from the flames of hell, because this is just God awful. Using black eyeshadow from your lid to all the way IN your eyebrows is not a good look for anyone. Tyra Banks’ awkward lipstick color and not filled in eyebrows just add on for the most perfect terrible look we have seen in awhile.
#2. Pencil thin eyebrows
Filling in your eyebrows with a pencil is completely acceptable! Shaving your natural eyebrows off to use a pencil to draw them on, is one of the grossest things we have ever seen. But then again, Christina Aguilera never fails at making us feel uncomfortable. Whether she’s wearing bootyless chaps or rocking an afro bigger than her whole body, she seems to be a shoe-in for every top 5 DONT we ever make. Ladies, please keep your beautiful eyebrows. Maintain them weekly and fill them in with pencil or shadow. Don’t be weird.
#1. Hola Chola
Wearing a lip liner darker than your lipstick will only end with you looking like a chola or sleazy former playmate now rockin Hepatitis C. If you don’t feel confident in your lip liner matching decisions we recommend using a colorless lip liner. Colorless lip liner’s will help your lip stick not feather outside your lip-line. It will also help you not look like Pamela Anderson, which should be a life goal for all of us.
Want to extend the shelf life of your makeup brushes up to twenty years?
You should clean your makeup brushes after every use with a daily cleaner for many reasons. The biggest reason is the oil, dirt and old makeup that builds up on your brushes which can contribute to breakouts and irritated skin.
Cleaning your brushes daily is great for your skin but thoroughly cleaning your brushes weekly is great for your brushes!
Mix a small amount of baby shampoo and warm water in a bowl, dipping just the bristles (try to avoid getting the furrule wet so you do not loosen the glue of your brush). After you have submerged the bristles, run brush under warm water until the water runs clear. All that’s left is laying them out to dry and voila you’re done! Good brushes are expensive, so taking fifteen minutes out of your week to have your makeup brushes last you years is totally worth it!