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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!
We bummed you out with our make up DONTS! Now it’s time to pump you up with our Summer 12′ DOS! Here are some looks we recommend everyone tries at least once.
#5. Glitter girls
Glitter will forever be questionable for some girls. We totally understand, you do not want to be associated with a stripper, who does? Glitter doesn’t have to be rubbed into your body with baby oil or sprayed it in your hair like a thirteen year old girl on her first trip to marine world without her mom. Blending a little sparkles over your eyeshadow or on your upper cheek bone is a great way to spice up a neutral look. Plus everyone secretly loves glitter, no matter how much they deny it. Who doesn’t want to reflect in the sun?
#4. Don’t be catty.
Almost every girl in the world has mastered her favorite black cat eye. As have we, but we’re bored ya’ll! I understand it’s your “statement” look, but mix it up. Try adding some color, switch your black liner with a teal! Hate color? Add a metallic gold or silver. Anything but a basic black line, it’s summer ladies. Woo us!
#3. Orange you lookin’ good!
Red lips are a classic look, that most of you doll’s can pull off. It’s also a look that’s been around since Marilyn Monroe was breakin’ hearts. Try swapping your bright red with a orange or coral! It’s summer time and we think your makeup should reflect how happy you are and how warm it is! Live dangerously, go orange.
Wearing white eyeliner is probably the smartest decision you will make of 2012. When used on the upper lid, the white attracts light and opens up the shape of your eye, whereas a black liner can make it look smaller. Applying, daily a 99 cent white Wet N’ Wild eyeliner, will change your life. Not only will your eyes look bigger, but you will look like a straight up angel at all times. That’s just a fact.
#1. Neon, come on!
We get it, a bright hot pink neon lipstick isn’t for everyone. Okay, we really don’t get it, because you guys probably didn’t even try it, you’re just assuming it doesn’t look good. Well you’re probably wrong. It’s shocking how good neon colors look on you. Maybe you all around hate lipstick, try a electric blue eyeliner, or hot pink blush instead! Not only will you look tanner, but everyone will have to stare at how good you look. Honestly, all the dark colors we see are bummin’ us out. Let’s all promise right here, right now we’ll wear at least one neon look this summer. Pinky promise? Pinky promise. Just try a hot pink or orange lipstick…. we bet you’ll like it.
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.
Are your long & beautiful lashes messing up your mascara? Do you finish off your makeup and realize there is mascara all over your top and bottom lid!? WE DO TOO.
As we all know, once that happens, the next step is to try and clean it off. So that’s when your makeup gets smudged, or makeup gets in your eye and you start crying. Then, there you are half of your makeup is cried off, and everyone is asking you whats wrong.
Well stop crying! We have found a solution! A really simple solution that you will not believe you didn’t think of!
When applying your mascara, tilt your head back and chin up. Your eyes should be squinting at this point, so that your lashes are the farthest from your top lid. After that, just go about your business and apply that mascara!
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- Brighten’s skin tone.
- Goes on smooth.
- Helps give you a natural glow.
- Doesn’t last throughout the day.
- The tube will only last you a month tops (Theirs only 0.37 ounces of primer in that tube!)
- Not recommended for oily skin. It leaves an unpleasant shine.
- Only use-able for people with fair skin.
- Helps pores appear smaller (What’s up dry skinned ladies!).
- Goes on smoothly.
- Keeps makeup immovable all day.
- Accessible at any local drug store, so you don’t have to search for a Macy’s or Sephora near you.
- Evens out skin color, which means you use less foundation.
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines.
- It’s a thicker primer. Which means you typically use less, leaving you with more product at the end of the month. #SAVEDPENNIES
- Not recommended for girls rockin’ mineral powder foundation. It tends to clump up.
- Not helpful for redness or blotchy skin.
Is your skin so busted you’re actually thinking of getting a chemical peel?
Don’t do it! Instead of risking your skin looking like Samantha’s and feeling like someone just threw acid on your face try this at home remedy instead!
1. Mash up 6-12 non-coated aspirins and combine with freshly squeeze lemon juice.
2. Let the aspirin dissolve until it turns into a paste.
3. Apply the mask to your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.
4. Remove the face mask by dipping a cotton round in some baking soda and some water.
The aspirin has salicylic acid which helps to remove acne and pimples since it is like a chemical peel. The lemon juice has vitamin C and helps minimize sun damage to your skin. Baking soda works great at the end to neutralize the salicylic acid.