6 Tips That Will Up Your Makeup Game

August 04, 2016

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I am not exactly were I want to be at with make-up but I must say I have come a long long long way; trusttttttt me. From having eyebrows that weren't even on fleek  to not even being able to blend my concealer in properly. From never passing the flashback test to failing to do a simple smokey eye. I have been through it all!
So here are a few tips that I feel have helped transform my make-up game!
Prime Prime Prime
I used to always skip this step as I didn't deemed it necessary or important but I was so wrong! Having a fresh primed face beforehand will make your make up stay intact throughout the day. I use the Nivea For Men Post-Shave Balm which is my Holy Grail product (you can read my full review here). It fills in fine lines and makes a my face super smooth (which makes applying foundation a lot easier). If you feel extra fancy, mix it with a little bit of liquid highlighter for all year round glowy skin ;)

Using a BeautyBlender
Purchasing this all mighty beauty sponge last November was probably one of the best things I've done. It took me forever to FINALLY jump on the bandwagon, because I certainly could't justify spending £16 for 'just' a sponge. But let me tell, this sponge is the dream. It blends out my foundation, concealer and contour seamlessly, without leaving any harsh lines or patchy sections. Just an airbrushed glowy base. Plus it's a multi-purpose tool as it can also be used with powders, blushers and highlighters.

The Sticky Tape Trick 
Wing liner is something I cannot do, like seriously! I have watched tons and tons of tutorials and I just can't seem to master it . However this trick works wonders, use sticky tape on the outer corners, to carve out a symmetrical line. It also works great for getting a super crispy eyeshadow edge too; which makes a dramatic difference to your overall look. I use tape all the time as is quick and easy but makes your wing liner slay life.

The power of false lashes! I don't know what it is but your make-up game can go from a 4 to a 10.5 with just applying simple fluttery lashes. You could have bare eyelids and a pair of Demi wispies and boom! It completes the look and adds that hint of sexiness and glamour? You can never go wrong with them - even though they are a pain to put on! They are worth it.

Baking and Cooking
If you watch makeup tutorials on YouTube or follow Kim K on instagram, then you probably know what this term means by now. I use my beautyblender to pack on a generous amount of translucent powder to the areas I highlighted, letting it set for 5 to 15 minutes before dusting away all the excess. I always go for the Ben Nye Banana/Topaz Powder or MAC Mineralize Loose Powder which gives me a flawless finish with absolutely no under eye creasing. I also use it under my cheekbones for a killer contour.

Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Going all out with make up can sometimes be scary or sort of intimidating but this is the 'real' game changer. A year and a half a go - I would have never dared a dark lipstick or even eyeshadow (never mind glitter lol). It is a great way to practice and play around with colours you could predominately like. Because you won't know what that black lippie or that vibrant green eyeshadow will look like on you unless you try it out - & might surprise yourself! And I mean, at the end of the day you can always clean it all off, if it didn't turn out as you expected!

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  1. I really like this points and agree with a lot of them. I was quite late to the party with makeup so now it's all one big experiment. I am only starting to use eyeshadow more and do not get me started on a winged eyeliner! Falsies I've worn once but I agree, they defo take it up a notch!

    Shannon // Shannonkara.com

    1. Thank you for reading! Yes practise makes perfect :) X