Post Shave Balm as Makeup PrimerNivea Post Shave Balm works perfectly as a makeup primer. Use it as you would a regular primer. Pour a pea-sized amount in your hand and evenly pat onto your face. Let dry and apply your makeup normally. Your makeup will last all day long!
Put Eyeshadow in the FreezerThey say to change your eye shadow every six months. I have some favourites I have had for years! Pop your shadows in a sealed bag and pop in the freezer overnight. This will kill off any bacteria and they will be as good as new.
Marble Jar For Cleaning Makeup BrushesI found a cheap and decorative way to store and clean my makeup brushes. The mason jar and marbles keep the brushes in place and add a cute shabby chic look to my vanity.
Inexpensive Cosmetic BagsTry an office supply store and you can find decorative pencil pouches with zippers and other compartments to fit your lip gloss, lotions, contact lens case, comb/brush, foundation compact or anything you carry to keep looking good.
Use Eyeshadow As Lip ColorThis is a beauty tip I figured out when I was a teenager and wanted interesting lip colors like blue and silver, but it works just as well on pinks, reds, browns, and purples too.
Chafing Cream as Makeup PrimerWomen, you all know how expensive the primers that you put on prior to makeup application to help makeup "stick" better are. The upscale primers can be bought for about $60. I've found that you can use Monistat chafing relief - yes, Monistat!
Apply Lip Balm Before Lip GlossDo you want your lip gloss to stay on all day? The secret is to put on lip balm before putting on the gloss!
Freeze Makeup to Prevent BacteriaRecently, a friend and I were talking about cosmetics. She wanted to know how long I thought some of them were usable before bacteria would set in and make them unsafe to use.
Saving Money on MakeupCosmetics can be expensive and colors often look completely different after we get them home and actually apply them to our face. After many years of costly makeup mistakes, I learned some money-saving tips.
Orajel to Numb Brows for PluckingDab on Orajel before plucking your brows to take away the sting. My brows are so deep that they bleed when I pluck them. After reading this tip in a book, I had to try it! Believe me, it really helps!
Stretch Liquid Makeup With Mineral OilI had a small amount of (Cover Girl) liquid makeup in a shade I wanted to use up. I poured into the bottle a small amount of mineral oil, shook it vigorously and that made just enough for one use.
Organizing Your MakeupI am always bothered that it takes me so long to put on my makeup, and realized finally that it was because it takes so long to find my items among the pile.
Recycle Powdered MakeupSince the face powder in compacts can fall apart or else you use the middle and have the sides left, here's a way to "recycle" it! Take the pressed powder from compacts and crush or break up the remaining pieces. Add a small amount of rubbing alcohol and mix it to form a paste.
Fix Make Up Mistake With Q-TipEver gotten your make-up completely finished, only to screw up your eyes by accidentally bumping your mascara brush against your eyelid or elsewhere?
Having the Correct Brush for MakeupHaving the correct brush really does make a difference to one's appearance. I used to think that almost any brush would do as long as it was more or less the correct size, but have since realized through demos, trial and error that there is no substitute for having the best brush for the job...