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Top Five Trade Tips Monday, June 2, 2008

Posted by kittylamour in Cometics, Opinions & articles, tutorial.

I thought I’d share my top five secret tricks of the trade and personal favourite tips.

1. Lipcote is a girls best friend.. just not for lips!

If you’ve ever tried Lipcote, that clear sealant that’s supposed to keep your lipstick in place, you’ll probably not have been very impressed with it. I know I wasn’t. But I bet you didn’t know that it actually has some rather fab other uses instead! If you mix a drop or two with some loose eyeshadow or eye pigments, it turns into a fantastic liquid eyeliner that stays put all day. Sound familiar? Yep, it’s one of the selling points of Benefit’s She-Laq. And a fifth of the price! What’s more they now do a glitter version (called Glitzy) in six different colours to really make your colours sparkle!

  2. Line before you colour
If you don’t like an obvious liner but want eye definition, or aren’t very good at doing straight lines, then apply your black liner before the rest of your eye look. You can work the colour right down into the roots of your lashes without worrying if you’re going a bit wonky, because when you put your eyeshadow on top it will cover any mistakes whilst leaving the eyes well defined.

3. Spritz it to fix itFinishing your base makeup (foundation, concealer, power, brusher/bronzer) with a light spritz of water will actually help set your makeup and tone down any excess power. Simply spritz and leave to try, or blot very very lightly with a tissue by laying a whole tissue over your face and pressing very lightly against the skin. You can buy Evian in a spray can – but a non-brand-name version is usually just as good. Try Boots Skin Expert for a cheap version
If you want to pamper your skin, go for something with added vitamin extract such as The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Face Mist.

4. Concealer Isn’t Just For Spots..
Or dark circles or blemishes. In fact my favourite use for concealer is to tone down the colour of my lips – perfect for if you want to wear a nude lip colour or gloss, or just any colour that’s paler than your natural lip tone. Either apply to the whole lip area to blot out your colour, or just around the edges to even out your lip line.

5. Wear an SPF moisturiser every day
The best piece of advice ever if you want to avoid freaky facelift and botox come middle age. A facial sun lotion or a moisturiser with built-in SPF in a minimum if factor 15 is a must every single day, with factor 30 as your bench mark if you’re actually out and about on the beach or just outdoors when it’s summer. I promise, it’s the best piece of advice you’ll ever get.



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