Makeup Tricks #1

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Over the past few years I have collected makeup tricks and learnt new ways of making my makeup look better. These tips will help you to achieve the perfect look every time and make applying makeup much simpler. Please carry on reading this post to learn some of the tricks I have picked up.

1. Powder Your Lips – To make lipstick last longer apply your colour, blot, powder and reapply. Doing this helps the pigment stick to your lips and remain in place all day.

2. Dark Circle Eraser – Apply concealer in the shape of a triangle under your eyes to hide dark circles. This highlights the whole area and will make eyes look brighter.

3. Blush – The Two Finger Rule – Apply your blush two fingers out from your nose. Your blush will look more natural and colour will be placed where you naturally blush.

4. Heat up Your Lash Curlers – Heat up eyelash curlers with your hairdryer so lashes curl easier. This trick will make lashes look much longer and they will be curlier than ever before.

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5. Pluck after You Draw – Draw on your eyebrows and then pluck them into the shape that you want. By doing this you only pluck what you need to and get the perfect shape.

6. Clear Over Black – Apply one coat of clear mascara over the top of any black mascara. The clear mascara will seal in the black and stop it from crumbling and smudging throughout the day.

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7. Eyeshadow Will Keep Liner In Place – Apply eye shadow on top of your waterline to stop your eyeliner from fading. This trick will keep liner in place and you wont have to reapply it.

8. Concealer + Eye Cream = Perfect Coverage – Mix your concealer and your eye cream and blend together. The eye cream will help to keep the eye area hydrated and your concealer won’t settle in fine lines.

9. The Slanted Hashtag – Draw a slanted hashtag on the outer corners of your eyes, and then blend. This ensures you will get a perfect smoky eye every time.

10. Take off Your Red Lipstick – Apply red lipstick then take it off for naturally red looking lips. Having red lips without lipstick on looks very natural and is great for a barely there look.

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What makeup tips do you use?

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Fall 2014 Beauty/Makeup Trends

Lips are usually the focus of Autumn/Winter makeup, but this Fall the focus is on the eyes. Graphic liner, extra-long false lashes and blue eye makeup are just some of the trends that are popular this season. The natural look was also favoured by designers, as were cornrows, which were seen at Alexander McQueen and Marchesa. Take a look at some of my favourite Autumn trends below.

Doll-Like Lashes – Thick, long and 60’s style lashes are very popular this Winter. Wear false lashes on top and bottom lids for a dramatic and bold look.

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Blue Eye Makeup – Blue eye makeup has returned again this Autumn. Try out the trend by swapping your usual black liner for dark blue.

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Christian Dior

Graphic/Stippled Liner – Stippled Liner at Lanvin and graphic blocks of liner at Dries Van Noten. This season eyeliner should be bold and painterly.

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Glowing /Highlighted Skin – Skin is illuminated for Fall 2014. Use highlighter on the top of the cheekbones, cupids bow and brow bone for a glowing look.


Vera Wang

Maxi Brows – Cara Delevigne’s brows continue to influence the industry, as brows are still big. Grow out brows and fill in any gaps with brow product.

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Giorgio Armani

Center Part Waves – This no-fuss hairstyle inspired by Parisian pin-up girls is the perfect look for low-maintenance girls this season. I’ll definitely be trying out this trend.

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Isabel Marant

Will you be wearing any of these beauty trends this Winter?

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Top 10 Drugstore Must-Haves Under £10

As someone who loves beauty products, I like nothing more than finding budget beauty essentials. This post is all about beauty on a budget and the drugstore products you need to try. Carry on reading to find out my top 10 drugstore must-haves…

1. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – This high coverage, creamy concealer is a must-have for most beauty bloggers. At £4.19, this product will cover any imperfection that you may have and give you a flawless complexion.

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2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – A light-weight powder that keeps your face matte and reduces the appearance of pores without looking cakey. For £3.99, this is surely the best drugstore powder.


3. Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eye Liner – This £7.99 eyeliner is extremely black and will last from when you put it on to whenever you take it off. The smooth gel formula helps you to create the perfect flick.

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4. L’Oreal L’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick – These liquid lipsticks have the colour intensity of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss and softness of a balm. A 3 in 1 product for only £8.99. What more could you want. Read my full review here.


5. No7 Perfectly Bronzed Bronzing Pearls – This pot of golden pearls will give your face an even and subtle Summer glow. The shimmery peachy tones give a natural bronzed finish to the skin for only £9.95.


6. Topshop Nail Varnish – These £5.00 nail varnishes go on smoothly and are really easy to use. The opacity of the nail varnishes is great and Topshop have a vast selection of colours available to choose from.

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7. L’Oreal True Match Foundation – This light-medium coverage foundation has a creamy liquid formula and gives the skin a flawless finish. The range has over 20 true match shades to choose from. At only £9.99, this is a perfect everyday foundation.

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8. Rimmel Wonder’Full Mascara – A non-clumpy mascara that separates and defines lashes whilst giving them volume and length. Lashes don’t feel heavy, they look soft and nourished. This £7.99 mascara gives a great natural look.

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9. Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner –  A soft textured, fine tipped liner that will give lips colour, volume and definition. This easy to work with and long lasting liner is only £3.99.

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10. MUA Heaven & Earth Eyeshadow Palette -This £4.00 eyeshadow palette is a great dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette. The 12 shadows are very versatile and you can create a range of different looks with them.

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What are your Drugstore must-haves? Please leave comments below.



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