Beauty Tips Every Girl Should Know
In the world of beauty, there are endless tips and rules to keep you looking fabulous. In the list below Beauty High breaks down all those tips to make the industry less scaryfrom makeup artists, hairstylists, skincare gurus and of course, our beauty staff. Remember, beauty should always be fun!
“Always keep your summer makeup minimal. Minimal and sheer makeup is the way to go when it’s hot and muggy outside.”
“The best thing to do when you go to a makeup counter is be armed with what it is you want to do”.
Use excess eye cream on cuticles.
For smudge-proof eye makeup, take blotting tissue to remove any oil or any excess makeup from the eye area.
“A good perfume should consist of balanced blend of notes arranged in a way that creates harmonious accord”.
To prevent hair color from fading in the summer months, use a conditioning treatment weekly or bi-monthly.
Breakout before a big event? “Take oral cortisone a few days before the event to clear your skin”.
“In order to keep eyeliner from running and smearing, opt for liner formulas that offer stayproof wearability.”
Always allow about two fingers from your nose to where blush starts.
“Make sure you hydrate the skin and put on a primer”.
“Balance out your shimmer. If youre doing a shimmery eye, do matte lips”.
Brush out your curls with your fingers to give your hair a more tousled look.
To make your manicure last, apply a thin layer of clear every two days.
Wear white eyeliner to make eyes appear less red.
“Take a shimmery gloss to the center of your lips, top and bottom – this will attract light to your lips, making them look pouty.”
For slicked back hair, use a serum.
For the perfect cat-eye, “select a thin liner brush that is tapered to the point”.
To make your cheek bones appear higher, use bronzer under the cheekbone and highlighter on the actual cheekbone.
Before you blow dry, start with a volumizing spray or light gel to give the roots some lift.
For fuller lips, extend the lip line using a flesh tone lip liner. Be careful not to go overboard!
The #1 reason for flaky mascara is that the formula is too dry or old. Make sure to close mascara after use to help keep its moisture.
To fake clear skin when you notice a pimple, “Apply tea tree oil as soon as you spot it”.
During summer, “Its easy to forget that feet can get sunburned. Be sure to apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 50 when barefoot”
For clear skin, look for a cleanser with salycilic acid.
When choosing a red lipstick, you just want to remember to get one that looks good with your undertone. If you have a warm undertone, then go for warmer reds, and if you have a cool undertone, then go cooler.
Sunscreens that claim to provide “all-day protection” and “water resistance” are not reliable; don’t be fooled by these claims and reapply all sunscreens at least every two to three hours.
When self-tanning, use a tanner with a guide color. “It will give you instant color before the effect and it will show you exactly where you put the color and where you may have missed”.
“If you’re afraid of red lipstick, I love putting it on and then blotting it off to wear it as more of a stain”.
For the summer months, you don’t want to be caked down in foundation so try a tinted moisturizer instead.
Use blotting papers to manage oil and shine in your T-Zone “which are also great for cleaning up around the eyes”.
The antihistamines in allergy medicine dry out the skin, so skip heavy foundation during allergy season. Instead, use a tinted moisturizer.
To make curls last, make sure hair is completely dry before you begin with the curling iron.
To make a zit go away faster, don’t pick at it. The bacteria on your fingeres will create more redness.
Use an exfoliater to get rid of dead skin but limit yourself to 2-3 times a week so you don’t dry out your skin.
Always wash your makeup off before bed. “That morning-after look has never been a good one, for anyone”.
“Too much bronzer is a nightmare for pale skin. Opt for an illuminating cream or light powder to get a glow”.
Pick a sulfate-free shampoo, as sulfates can be harsh and drying on the hair cuticle.
If you have greasy hair, avoid directly conditioning roots and condition from your ear down to ends.
”When you wear a red lip it’s important that it stays exactly where you put it. Using a long wearing lip pencil to create the perfect shape and a lip color are key to having a perfect red lip”.
To make volume last all day, avoid running your fingers through hair. “Oil from your hands can weigh down your roots leaving your hair flat at the end of the day”.
Try to avoid washing your hair everyday. Constant shampooing leaves hair dry and your scalp will create more oils to compensate for the loss of moisture.
Always use a moisturizer with SPF in the morning. Even in the winter!
”Go for a trim every 6-8 weeks to ensure you have no damaged ends making your hair look unhealthy”.