Pro Makeup Tips: Scotch Tape vs Painter’s Tape

You probably read the title and are immediately thinking what the heck?! Makeup and home hardware?!

But trust me this post has a point and it will help even the messiest eye shadow applicators.

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The Scotch Tape Trick

If you are an avid eyeshadow user then you are probably well aware of the “Scotch Tape” trick. Place a thumb size piece of scotch tape below the outer corner of the waterline to shape a wing. Dust on eyeshadow and remove when you are ready to carve out your wing.

However, this isn’t a foolproof method and there have been many products that have come along to innovate the scotch tape.

Where the scotch tape fails, is it tends to crinkle on the natural curvature around the eye. Thus leading to eyeliner bleeding and eyeshadow being smeared where it was intended to prevent that.

The Painter’s Tape Trick

The painter’s tape trick is similar to the scotch tape trick. The placement of the tape is all the same with the exception that you can curate the painter’s tape to fit your unique eye shape.

I have also found that painter’s tape is less irritating and is great for those with sensitive skin, especially when it comes to peeling it off.

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Here’s Why I love this Trick

So you’ve decided you want to wear eyeshadow to go out but you blended way too far and your eyeshadow is in outer space. Take some painter’s tape and place it on the area that you want to remove the eyeshadow. Lightly press on the tape and slowly pull it up.

Be amazed at how the tape pulled up the eye shadow to give you a clean line. That’s right you can use painter’s tape to pull up eye shadow!

If you have primer on this will still work be it will take more pressure.

What do you think of this trick? Have you had any wing mishaps?

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Blogger Besties of January

Hey All!

I decided to start a new series in which I will showcase some of my favourite blogs from the month on WordPress, Bloglovin, and Social Media. As well as some your favourite posts that I’ve made.

Let’s face we all work hard on our blog’s and deserve some praise from time to time.

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Blogger Besties of January

Into the Gloss

Is a collection of bloggers who contribute to make-up, skincare, and hair. The posts are well thought out and are suitable for age demographics. I discovered this blog on Bloglovin and have been following their well researched pieces since.

White Living Woman

This is a Instagram account I discovered in the month of January that is just interesting. I love a themed Instagram and this is actually what that is. This account is all about living in a white house.

Little Fears

Little Fear may be one of the most original blogs I’ve seen in a while. It is based on landscape photography with monsters drawn in. I am obsessed with Little Fears and there is truly no other blog like it. I discovered this blog on  WordPress.

You Guys Liked it

Nope Trends in Make-up: Glitter Roots

Whether this was the trend you loved to hate. It was one of the most popular posts of January, and the most commented on.

Pro Make-up Tips: Eyebrows

I was really skeptical about writing this piece as it was personal issue I was dealing with. Basically, I had to relearn how to do my eyebrows in a bind after losing a bunch of weight and my face changed.

So thank you very much for the likes and views its a great confidence booster.

Olives and Smoke Look

I’m surprised this was the favourite eye look of the month. There were quite a few of them that I enjoyed doing and this was up there. Perfect classic smoky eye look for a night out.

In closing…

I just want to take a moment to thank all of my followers for there ongoing support. January has been a month of many milestones.

If you aren’t following me hit the follow button at the top right hand of the screen and give me a like. I look forward to bringing content to you and checking out your blogs so don’t be afraid to comment below.

 

 

 

 

 

Pro Make-up Tips: Concealer Map

There is one trick that the beauty community has been using for some time. In order to get a curated contour they have been using concealer as a face road map.

This trick has been used from from everyday people  to Kim Kardashian herself.

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The Trick

Take a creamy concealer and start from above your eye brows and drag the line into your hair line. Leave  a gap to blend it out later.

Continue the line underneath your eyes and conceal as you would normally. Blend and bake in this step if necessary.

Lastly, continue the line of concealer to underneath your contour line.

The finished product should be a concealer road map in the  shape of a 3. Blend it out and apply contour as normal.

 

 

 

Pro Make-up tips: The Cut Crease

Are you having trouble mastering the cut crease? Will you stop at nothing to achieve it?  You’re in luck because I got a hack that will work with even the worst dollar store brushes.

Yes even you can achieve a cut crease, by going through your utensils drawer and finding your preferred teaspoon. NOT a tablespoon.

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Its simple, just place the spoon in the natural crease and fill in above with a shade darker then what your intend for the lids. Et Voila! you have a cut crease!

From this point you can clean up the line with a flat top brush or concealer.

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Pro Make-up Tips: The Make-up Sponge

The make-up sponge has been revolutionary in the application of a flawless face. The streakiness left behind from brushes is no more, as this tool can buff any unevenness. Below are some tips on the best uses in your make-up routine.

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Make sure its damp.

I feel like most people know this, however looking back I had no idea that you had to damp your sponge.

The dry sponge did allow for a full coverage finish but was not able to get in any flat areas. A damp sponge is key when working around the eye areas and nostrils to pack any product to prevent creasing over wear.

Building up coverage.

The proper away to build up coverage (not with a dry sponge) is to buff out product in thin layers. Just keep in mind that the sponge will make you a bit red from bouncing it on your face.

If there is any extra product left on the sponge; remember you can always blend down your neck.

Working with powders.

Baking has become a must do method for apply a concealer. Once you have buffed your concealer in with the same  damp sponge, place some loose setting powder under the eyes  and let it rest.

For long wear.

Once you have placed setting powder on your face, bounce the damp sponge up and down. Take special care of of areas around your nostrils and chin as this method is great for preventing oil break through.

This is a great method to pack powder on your face for  those days require longer wear. This is also a great method for obtaining a matte look.

 

 

Pro Makeup Tips: Setting Spray for Concealing

I’ve had my battles with my cystic acne (that no longer exists). However, I learned this trick along the way for making full coverage foundations stick on the very raised and inflamed surfaced or over a scab.

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With a full coverage foundation, chances are it will settle or have trouble sticking on the acne. Personally, you can use a concealer but if it has scabbed, then this trick is better for concealing. With this tip, you will use less product and the remaining product left on a foundation brush or makeup sponge.

Pro tip: With a small detailing or small concealing brush, give a little spritz of setting spray and gently dab in onto the problem spot. Once this has been completely going in with your already used foundation brush or beauty blender and give it a little dab of product. This will create a long last cover.  You may set it by taking a little bit of powder to set the surface.

Just a little caution don’t do this to many times as you may create a cakey surface.

Pro Makeup Tips: Eye Shadow Primer

If you’re like me, eye shadow is an important part of your look. Part of it is the self-consciousness around having oily lids another part of it is an artistic way to express me. But whatever the reason here are some basic tips to help you with your eye shadow primer application for long time wear.

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Looking back on when I first started using primer, my eyes were a disaster and it was the small details that could have prevented this. It seemed so simple just slather some goo on your lids and away you go –NOPE!

Pro Tip #1: ALWAYS start with a clean face. This is a little bit personal too. I would wash my face and moisturise before applying my base make-up (pretty normal stuff). But in this time I would spend 45 minutes eating breakfast, watching the news, and getting ready for the day. I would then come back and put the primer on my lids even though there was little amount oil starting to form in this small amount of time.

The end result would be my eye shadow completely breaking down and transferring around the 5-7 hour mark. I noticed big indicator was the crease line of death which is where the break would first occur.

So although this is common sense (which apparently I didn’t have) wash your face and apply primer immediately after. This brings me to my second tip properly setting the primer for long time wear.

Pro Tip #2: After the initial application, there are two things you should do. First, is checking the amount of product on your crease line. After you have applied your product you NEED to let it settle just like concealer.  This only takes about 3-5 minutes.

If you see that there is a build up just pat it down and blend it in. This will significantly make your eye shadow last longer as you won’t have the crease line of death show up half way through the day.

Pro Tip #3: Secondly, just like concealer you need to set your primer.  I have done this two ways with settings powders and transitions shades. I found using a setting powder didn’t last long and depending on what I was using can come out as chalky (don’t do this).

I would highly recommend using a neutral transition shade in a down motion. Why in a down motion you ask?  Because this is the last attempt to avoid the crease line of death by assuring there is enough product the “smooth” the line –so work it.

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