So, we're into February now, and only a few weeks to go until it's officially spring time. To get spring off to a fantastic start, i've found some new make up tips for this coming season, so you can make sure you look bang on trend, whatever the weather.
This Spring it is all about the bold lips. So make sure you have lipstick in a red, orange or bright pink hue. Matching your skin tone, of course. If you go for the bold lips this spring, make sure to keep it natural by using little other make up. Maybe just stick to black mascara and a soft pinky blush.
The final trend i found most interesting, was emphasising the eye, and keeping the rest of the face makeup subtle. It's probably for the more daring and eccentric of you, as it is quite bold! Choose a bright coloured eyeshadow, for example bright pink, yellow and green. Applt black mascara and eyeliner, and then apply the eyeshadow. I prefer it when the lips are kept bare, otherwise i feel as though it looks too much, but it's really up to you.
Beauty tips and tricks.
9 Feb 2011
Ok, so we all know that in order to keep looking radiant, you should get lots of sleep, get plenty of fresh air, drink plenty of water and have a healthy diet. But what other tips and tricks will help you maintain a healthy glow. I searched the internet for the best tricks and tips i could find, and share them with you right here!
- Clease, tone and moisturise. Barely any of us do this every day, but it really helps skin look clean and radiant, fights off that dullness and helps keep blemishes and dry skin at bay.
- Exfoliate, once a week. Try not to use an exfoliant which is too abrasive to skin. One could always try using olive oil and sea salt or sugar, for a home treatment, if they do not have an exfoliant.
- Test foundation in daylight, as it can look different to how it does in artificial light. Ask at the counter for free samples and test at home.
- Applying vaseline to your hairline before colouring your hair can help prevent those nasty hair dye stains.
- Always use heat protection when straightening and blowdrying your hair. Brushing, straightening, blowdrying and even the environment can have a detremental effect to your hair's condition. Help minimalise this by using heat protection.
- Try and get your hair cut at least every six weeks. I once left mine for a year without cutting it. It looked awful and was split end city.
- Always remove make up in the evening before bed. Doing this allows your skin to breathe, and prevents make up from clogging up your pores, causing blemishes. If you don't do this you risk your skin looking older - eek!
- How you treat your body obviously reflects how it looks. So remember to eat well, sleep well and exercise well.
- Putting lavender on your pillow helps you sleep.
- Unwind in the evenings with a bath and a milky drink.
Im sorry, i've not been posting nearly enough lately. Due to being busy around christmas time, and then visiting various places in the country. I've found a fabulous website for all you women out there who are stumped at the thought of dressing for your shape. This website comes with tips for dressing for your shape, as well as a quiz to help you find out what shape you are. Let's celebrate the female form, in all shapes and sizes, right here!
It comes in two different colours, a sort of bubblegum pink colour (which i was too scared to try, as i thought it may look tacky on lips and cheeks), and this colour, a sort of dark pinky red.
It does come out very pink on lips, to warn people. So i don't know what the other colour would be like, but my assumption is it would be very vibrant, so you'd probably only wear it if you're very confident in wearing lipstick and blush. It does stain lips and cheeks well, and barely rubs off in time. I've never used a lip or cheek stain before, so i can't compare to other brands, but for £1.99 it does do exactly as it says on the pot. The pot design by the way, is cute, but not as extravagent as more high end brands.
The only negative I'd have with this stain, is that it does seem to be very drying on lips. I'd definitely reccommend applying a lipbalm over the top (it doesn't come off if you do that, by the way). Otherwise, your lips would be extremely uncomfortable for the duration of wear. To remove, i used a regular make up wipe, and it came off just fine.
Definitely a 7/10. Does what it says on the pot, but very drying on lips.