Beauty Hacks

Most girls like to get glammed up every once and a while if not, every day.  While this can be fun, there are some tips that you can use to help protect your skin as well as help your makeup stay on all day/night.

1. Use a Primer

This is a simple and key step if you want your makeup to last all day. There is primer made for your entire face as well as for your eyes. Applying this before your usual makeup, and it will stay on a lot better throughout the day.

I always struggle with getting eye shadow to show up as pigmented as it looks in the pallet. If you spray your eye shadow brush with setting spray, or even just water, before putting the eye shadow on, it will help it to pick up more of the pigment.

2. Clean Your Brushes

Foundation and concealer brushes should be cleaned at least once a week. This helps prevent product from building up in them. For other brushes, such as ones used for eye makeup, they should be cleaned every other week.

They sell cleaning solution made specifically for makeup brushes at stores such as Walgreens. They also make special boards that allow you to clean them. I made my own board using a plastic cutting board and hot glue. It was very cheap to make and is very effective. I’ll post a picture of it below.

3. Don’t Keep Makeup for too Long

Makeup doesn’t always have the longest shelf life and keeping it for longer than recommended could cause irritation to your skin.

Below is a chart that I found from belletag.com that tells you how long you should really keep your makeup for.

4. Wear Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen now is better than having skin cancer later. It is an extra step in the morning, but if you know you are going to be outside, put some on, even if you just put it on your face. I like Neutrogena’s sunscreen the best, as it doesn’t make my skin feel oily and I can still apply makeup over the top. There are also some foundations that have SPF in them.

5. Remove Your Makeup

Do not go to sleep without taking your makeup off. It can clog up your pores and cause you to break out. It only takes a couple of minutes to grab a makeup wipe and clean off your face.

These are just a few things you can do to keep your skin healthy and make sure your makeup is looking fresh all day long. Until next time lovelies.

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