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Papercuts and chapped lips

If you thought lip balm and chapstick were only used for dry lips, think again. If you’re like me and regularly get papercuts, I have a simple tip to help you.

Papercuts heal faster and don’t sting as much if you apply a little lip balm or chapstick on them. It will seal the cut and prevent bacteria from entering the it. Yet another reason to always have on with you!

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KIS argan oil power serum

People always ask me which products I use to keep my hair healthy and soft. I don’t really use anything other than normal shampoo and conditioner, but one thing I can’t go without is  the argan oil power serum from KIS.

My hair used to be really dry, so I asked my hairdresser what I could do about it and he recommended it to me. I was quite skeptical at first, but it really works!

You just take a little oil after you’ve blow dried your haird and use your hands to apply it on the tips of your hair and then on the rest. Don’t use too much, otherwise it will look greasy.

I can certainly recommend it for slightly damaged hair, because the oil will make your hair look healthy and shiny. I don’t know if it’s available everywhere though, seeing as it’s a Belgian brand.

 

Draw attention to your eyes

If you’re looking for a way to draw the attention to your eyes, you can try using a coloured mascara. First, you apply a layer of black mascara and then cover the ends of your lashes with the colour of your choice.

For example : I have green eyes, so I tend to use a green mascara. If your eyelashes stick together, like mine sometimes do, just take an eyebrow brush and use the comb to lightly comb trough them. You’ll immediatly see the difference a little colour can make.

Brown eyes look great with earth colours, like green or brown.

Green ones look fantastic with plum or violet.

For blue eyes, you can try yellow or a darker/lighter blue than your eye colour.

People with grey eyes can work with almost any colour and focus on the undertones. ( for example : if you’ve got green undertones, you can use a green mascara.)

Finally, we have amber eyes, which look good with a light blue colour.

If you’re still not sure which colour to use, you can take a look right here

 

 

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The quiet place

If you ever need to relax for a moment, or when you’re looking for a little bit of peace and quiet, you should visit this site. It helps you calm down when you’re stressed and forget your problems for a moment.

Dry skin and foundation

When you’ve got dry skin like me, applying foundation can cause your skin to get quite flaky. It can create smudges and even though you try to remove the flakes of dry skin, you will just create more. An easy trick is to take a little moisturizer and mix it with your foundation. Don’t take too much, about 1/4 of moisturizer in comparison to the foundation will do. Now, you should be able to apply your make-up without worrying and it will also look more natural, as the colour won’t be as dark anymore.

    

Applying your foundation with a mask brush will help to prevent smudges and apply it evenly. When you apply your make-up with a sponge, the sponge will also absorb a lot of the foundation, which the brush won’t. That’s why some professionals prefer to use a mask brush, to which I couldn’t agree more.

How to use an eyebrow pencil

I personally think the eyebrows are the most important feature of the face. Have you ever seen one of those pictures of people without their eyebrows? It’s a huge difference and not for the better. If you’ve got really light eyebrows and you want to make them a little darker, you can use an eyebrow pencil. Try to use the same colour as your hair, or one that resembles it.

First, colour the base of your eyebrow with the pencil and then the end. Then, use eyebrow powder of the same colour ( you can also use eyeshadow ) to fill up the rest. If you want you can use a tissue to cover up the skin above the eyebrow, so you don’t go too high.

Don’t worry if it’s a little too dark, you can remove the excess by combing trough with an eyebrow brush. Afterwards, you can easily see the difference and it’s not difficult to do at all.

You can also use a stencil that matches the shape of your eyebrows to help you.

Beauty tip

If you have bags under your eyes because you haven’t slept enough, or you’re sick, this might be a useful trick. Put two teaspoons in the fridge, until they’ve cooled. Hold the underside of the spoons under your eyes and keep them there, until they warm up again. The cold will reduce the swelling and if necessary, you can also use a light concealer.

Noticing the details

Whether it’s about fashion, make-up or just in general, I’ve found the smaller things to be the most beautiful. For example, I just love how a simple belt can change an entire outfit, or how a little jewelry can make you stand out. That’s why I always pay attention to the details, because the littlest things can make the biggest difference.

Concealer

If there’s one thing you can’t miss when you do your make-up, it’s your concealer. Whether you use it to cover up any red spots, or to make those annoying dark circles under your eyes disappear when you haven’t had much sleep the night before, it’s a really handy part of your make-up bag.

Personally, I prefer the liquid concealers, because I find them easier to apply. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t like the cover sticks. I’m always looking for products which aren’t too expensive, but still do a good job.

The Stay Natural Concealer from Essence was a pleasant surprise. It stays on fairly well troughout the day and you can twist the pen at the end, making it easy to use. Of course it doesn’t work on everything, so for sometimes you’ll need to use a different colour.

For example: a slightly pink concealer works really well when your complexion is a little pale because you’re sick . ( you’ll still need to apply a beige concealer or foundation after, or else you’ll be walking around with a pink spot on your face. )

If you want to know which colours you need to use for blue/purple circles under your eyes or red spots, you can check here.

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Q-tips

I think most women/girls recognise this situation: you have to go to a party and you’ve already spent a lot of time on your make-up, when your eyeshadow smudges or your freshly applied mascara gets ruined when you suddenly have to sneeze. There’s no need to remove everything and start all over again, just take a q-tip and dip it in eyeshadow remover. It allows you to remove your make-up where it went wrong and the rest stays perfect.