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Tips to be amazing on ayelash

Every morning, we wake up and proceed with our daily morning routine, preparing ourselves for the long day ahead. Cleanse the skin, style the hair, apply the makeup. When it comes time to put on the mascara, we all secretly strive for the perfect, fluttery lashes, but more often than not, we end up with the dreaded spider lashes. To say goodbye to clumpy lashes once and for all, we’ve put together 8 foolproof tips and tricks for getting perfect, feathery eyelashes every time.

1. Condition Your Lashes: Just like the hair on your head, your eyelashes can get dry and damaged so to prevent that from happening, try conditioning your lashes with vaseline before bed to grow stronger, healthier lashes.

2. Use an Eyelash Curler: This is a very important step. Position your eyelash curler at the base of your lashes and clamp down gently for a few seconds. Move the curler a little farther out and lightly press down again for a few seconds. This will instantly make your eyes look wider and brighter.

3. Try a Primer: If your lashes are on the weaker or thinner side, try sweeping on a coat of lash primer before applying your mascara.

4. Blot the Mascara Wand: Gently wipe the mascara brush to take off any excess mascara. This will help prevent clumps from happening during the application.

5. Do NOT Pump the Wand: Pumping the mascara wand in and out of the tube is a sure-fire way to dry out your mascara very quickly. Instead, swirl the brush around in circles inside of the tube to get the most mascara possible on the wand without drying out the formula.

6. You Can Bend the Brush: Bending the mascara wand at a right angle will make it easier for you to reach those small inner and lower lashes.

7. The Wiggle Technique: When applying your mascara, start at the base of the lashes and wiggle the brush from left to right, rather than up and down. Continue to move the wand in a zig-zag movement straight up to the top of your lashes. This helps to coat every last inch of your lashes for maximum impact.

8. Comb Through Your Lashes: After each coat of mascara, brush the top of your lashes with an eyelash comb for flirty, feathery eyelashes.

Daily Beauty Tips That Easy and Simple

images (16)In the world of beauty, there are endless beauty tips and rules to keep you looking fabulous. From secrets about how to style your hair without heat to brilliant ways to fix a broken compact case, the more beauty tips you know, the better you’ll be prepared to handle every situation thrown at you — and look good while doing so. In the list of beauty advice below Beauty High breaks down all those tricks to make the industry less scary for women from makeup artists, hairstylists, skincare gurus and of course, our beauty staff. Remember, beauty should always be fun!

1. “Always keep your summer makeup minimal. Minimal and sheer makeup is the way to go when it’s hot and muggy outside.” – Mary Greenwell, celebrity makeup artist

2. Wade, founder of Cheek to Chic and La Prairie’s colour ambassador

3. Use excess eye cream on cuticles. The more you hydrate your cuticles, the stronger your nails will be.

4. For smudge-proof eye makeup, take blotting tissue to remove any oil or any excess makeup from the eye area. Then, apply a small dab of cream concealer to hold things in place.

5.Alexis Bergman, P&G’s Global Flavor and Fragrance Trends

6. To prevent hair color from fading in the summer months, use a conditioning treatment weekly or bi-monthly.

7. Breakout before a big event? “Take oral cortisone a few days before the event to clear your skin”- Ava Shamban, dermatologist and author of Heal Your Skin.

8. “In order to keep eyeliner from running and smearing, opt for liner formulas that offer stayproof wearability.”- Robin Schoen, Urban Decay Makeup Artist

9. Always allow about two fingers from your nose to where blush starts.

10. “Make sure you hydrate the skin and put on a primer”- Jessie Powers, makeup artist and national educator for Make Up For Ever

11. “Balance out your shimmer. If you’re doing a shimmery eye, opt for a matte lipstick.”- Raychel Wade, founder of Cheek to Chic and La Prairie’s colour ambassador

12. Brush out your curls with your fingers to give your hair a more tousled look.

13. To make your manicure last, apply a thin layer of clear every two days. Pay particular attention to the free edge at the top of your nails, where chips usually happen, and apply extra clear polish there.

14. Wear white eyeliner in your water line to make eyes appear less red.

15. “Take a shimmery gloss to the center of your lips, top and bottom – this will attract light to your lips, making them look pouty.”-Katrina Barrion, makeup artist for Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics

16. For slicked back hair, use a hair serum.

17. For the perfect cat-eye, “select a thin liner brush that is tapered to the point.”- Pamela Taylor, makeup artist. Use a gel eyeliner for extra staying power.

18. To make your cheek bones appear higher, use bronzer under the cheekbone and highlighter on the actual cheekbone, and remember to blend. Contouring at its finest!

19. Before you blow dry, start with a volumizing spray or light gel to give the roots some lift. Pull the brush up towards the ceiling to really boost volume.

20. For fuller lips, extend the lip line using a flesh tone lip liner. Be careful not to go overboard, though!

Tips to use eye brow brush

Filling In Your Brows with a Slanted Brush, Brow Brush, and Spoolie

Pick out brow brushes. There are three basics brow brushes: the spoolie, the mascara brush, and the slanted brow brush. Each brush has a distinct shape and serves a different purpose.

The spoolie brush is essentially a mascara applicator. This spiraled-bristle brush is used to shape your brows and blend your eyebrow filler.

The mascara comb is a double sided tool. Its plastic comb is used to brush through eyelashes; its thick bristle brush is used to tame and shape brows.
The angled brow brush, also known as the slanted liner brush, is used to apply eyebrow filler. You may also use the slanted tip brush to apply eye liner to your lids.

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Select a brow filler. There are several different forms of brow fillers on the market. Choose the product that will help you achieve the look you desire.
If you have defined eyebrows with minor gaps, use an eyebrow pencil. Select a brow pencil that is blend-able—it shouldn’t be extremely soft or too waxy. Apply this filler with light, small strokes to mimic the look of hair.
If you are looking to soften and fill your sparse brows, use a brow powder one shade lighter than your natural hair color. In addition to thickening your brows, you can use powders to add shape and definition to your brows. This product is applied with an angled brush.

If you are looking to highlight your brows with a bold color, use a brow pomade. Apply this thick product sparingly to your brows with an angled makeup brush. Pomades are very tricky to work with and should only be used after mastering the application of brow pencils and powders

If you are concerned about your brow makeup smudging or fading, consider using a brow pencil. Apply this product with light, feathery strokes.
If you want to maintain the shape of your brows throughout the day, use a clear or tinted brow gel. You can use brow gels in combination with other products.

Apply the filler to your brows. If you are using a powder or pomade, dip your angled brush into the the product and tap off the excess. When applying the filler, start in the center and work your way out to the edges. This method of application will allow you to avoid creating an extremely severe brow.
Place your pencil, pen, or brush at the arch of your eyebrow.
Move the applicator out towards your nose and upwards towards your forehead in short, feathery motions. Do not draw straight lines.
Return your applicator to the arch.
Move the applicator out towards your ear and upwards towards your forehead in short, feathery motions.
Repeat on the other brow. Do not draw straight lines.

Blend the brow filler and reshape the brow with a brow brush or spoolie. After filling in your brows, you may notice patches of color of misplaced hairs. You can correct both issues with a brow brush or spoolie. Pull the brush or spoolie upwards and through your brows several times Whenever you brush your brows, brush them upwards.
Highlight your brows with a light concealer. A light concealer applied around the edge of your eyebrows will make your handiwork pop. Additionally, the concealer define the lines of your brows, making them look professionally done.

Use a flat brush outline the underside of each eyebrow with concealer.
Use the applicator to create a crisp line along the top of each brow.

Illuminate the bottom of your brows with eyeshadow. Elevate your look with a dash of shimmery eyeshadow directly under your brow. Dip your eyeshadow brush into a neural iridescent shade and tap of the excess powder. Lightly apply the eyeshadow from the outer base of the arch to the end of the brow.
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Set your brows with brow gel. Brow gels are designed to prevent your eyebrow makeup from smudging or fading. Unscrew the brush and wipe off any excess product on the side of the bottle. Lightly comb through your brows in an upwards motion.
Instead of brow gel, you can use a spritz of hairspray on a disposable spoolie.

Select a brow shape that enhances your facial features. While everyone has a natural brow shape, it is possible to transform your brows into a shape that complements your features. Individuals with angular features can soften their look with a round brow. Individuals with round faces may with to intensify their look with a sharply arched brow.

Pluck away any stray hairs from your eyebrows. Carefully examine each of your brows for stray hairs. Use your tweezers to pluck away stray hairs above and below your brows. Do not alter the shape of your brows.[9]
If you need to trim or thin your brows, do so with a spoolie brush and a pair of brow scissors. Use the spoolie brush to direct your hair upwards and out. Trim the excess hair that falls above your brow line with a pair of scissors laid horizontally across the top of the brow. Next, use the spoolie brush to bring the hairs down and out. Trim the long hairs that fall below your brow line with a pair of scissors.

Line up your brows. There are three important areas of the brow to consider when shaping and filling in your eyebrows: the starting point, the peak, and the ending point. To identify each of these points, follow these steps:
To locate the start of your brow, place a brush vertically along the outside of your nostril so that the top of the brush intersects your brow. Your brows should begin at this point. Remove any hairs that fall beyond the brush (towards the center of your face) with a pair of tweezers.

To locate the peak of your brow, slide the brush diagonally across your brow until the brush reaches the outer edge of your iris. This point of your brow should be the highest part of the arch.
To locate the end of your brow, slide the brush diagonally until it reaches the outer corner of your eye. If any hairs fall beyond the point, remove them with a tweezers; if your brow does not extend to this point, you can add length to your brow with a filler.
You may mark these three points on each of your eyebrows with a small dot of filler.

Tips to be perfect in eye lash

images (17)1. Bend the brush of the mascara wand so it’s easier to maneuver.

As you pull the wand out of the tube, gently bend the tip so it’s perpendicular to the handle. This new shape will make the brush easier to control and get to the harder-to-reach areas, like the tiny hairs toward the inner corner of your eye, when applying multiple coats of mascara to both your upper and lower lash lines.

2. Wipe off excess mascara on a tissue to prevent clumps.

A brand new bottle of mascara can transfer a lot of extra product on the wand for the first few uses, causing clumpy lashes. So before your first coat, glide the brush over a napkin or tissue to remove any excess formula.

3. Keep your lashes curled longer by wiggling the brush back and forth at the base of your lashes, and then swiping to the tips.

If you coat your lashes evenly, it will weigh down the tips of the hairs, causing your lashes to straighten out after a few minutes. The best way to hold a curl is to apply a thicker coat of mascara at the root of your lashes and a lighter one toward the ends. You can achieve this by wiggling the wand back and forth at the base, and then lightly combing through to the tips.

4. Layer waterproof mascara on top of your regular formula to make your mascara last longer and make it easier to remove at the end of the day.

Waterproof formula is great at holding curl and keeping your mascara from smearing throughout the day, but because it’s so difficult to remove, try applying your normal mascara first and finishing with a coat of waterproof.

5. Coat both sides of your lashes to thicken them.

If you have thin or light-colored lashes, coat both sides by alternating between looking up and looking down while applying mascara. That way, the hairs are fully covered and appear much thicker.

6. Hold the brush at a horizontal angle if you want thick lashes, or turn it vertically for a more natural finish.

The way you hold the brush when applying your mascara can make a huge difference. Holding the brush horizontally and wiggling it back and forth will give you voluminous lashes, while holding it vertically and running the tip of the brush along the length of your lashes will leave you with a longer, more natural look.

7. Soak your mascara tube in a cup of hot water to make the formula liquid-y instead of clumpy. This will make the formula thinner and easier to apply.

If you’re down to the bottom of your mascara tube and it hasn’t reached its three-month expiration date (you should always toss your mascara after three months to prevent any eye infections), try setting a closed tube of mascara in hot water to loosen the product from the sides so you can use every last bit.

8. Hold a spoon underneath your eye when applying mascara on your lower lashes to avoid getting marks on your skin.

Place a spoon below your eye with the curved side facing out, and then apply your mascara like you normally would to your lower lashes. That way, the mascara will land on the back of the spoon rather than your skin. This trick also works when applying mascara on your upper lashes.

9. Make your mascara do double-duty as a gel eyeliner.

Swipe an eyeliner brush over your mascara wand, and then use the formula on your liner brush to trace your upper (and lower, if you so desire) lash lines for a gel liner finish.

10. Dust baby powder over your eyelashes between the first and second coats of mascara to plump up your lashes.

Translucent powder or baby powder has grip, so it will stick to your lashes in between each coat of mascara, making your lashes appear more voluminous. Try out this tip using this tutorial.

11. Add a few drops of saline solution to a mascara tube to re-wet flaky formula.

If your mascara hasn’t reached its three-month expiration date but it’s getting a little flaky, revive it with a couple drops of saline solution for a smoother,.

12. Spin the tip of a cotton swab over a dried mascara mistake to remove the spot without ruining your eyeshadow.

If you accidentally touch your eyelid with mascara after you’ve applied your eye shadow, wait for the spot to dry, then place the tip of a cotton swab on top of the spot, and spin it until it’s gone. If you try to remove the mark while the mascara is still wet, you’ll smear it and make the problem worse.

13. De-clump your mascara by combing through your lashes with a clean toothbrush.

Grab a new clean toothbrush (a used toothbrush could lead to irritation or infection), and comb it through your lashes from root to tip. The bristles will grab the excess mascara and leave you with clump-free lashes.

14. Create the look of thicker brows by using a mascara in the same color of your arches to darken, fill in, and set them.
First, wipe off the excess product on a napkin so you’re not left looking like Groucho Marx, then brush your brows in a slightly upward and outward direction. This will help thicken and fill in your brows, while also setting the hairs in place.

15. Apply mascara on your roots to hide regrowth or gray hairs.

If you’re in a pinch and need to cover up some gray hairs or root regrowth, grab a mascara in the same shade as your hair color, wipe off the excess product along the neck of the mascara tube, and brush it directly onto your roots.

16. Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler while applying mascara at the same time to keep them curled longer.

If your lashes tend to fall straight, clamp your eyelash curler at the base of your lashes as you apply your first coat of mascara. The wetness of the product can make the curl fall out of your lashes, so reinforce them with a curler as you apply your first coat.

17. Heat your eyelash curler with a blow-dryer so your lashes curl more easily and hold the shape longer.

Blow warm air onto the lash curler with your blow-dryer until it heats up, wait until it cools slightly (test the warmth on the back of your hand first to make sure it won’t burn you), and then curl your lashes as normal. This trick creates curled lashes the same way curling your hair with a curling iron does.

18. Rotate the angle of the eyelash curler for an even more intense curl.

To create big-curled lashes, clamp them at the very base, press the curler together lightly, and hold the lashes in place for a few seconds. Completely release the clamp and move it about halfway up the lash hairs while turning the curler at an angle parallel to the ground. Clamp and hold again. Finally, move the curler to the tip of the lashes, and give one final press, turning the lash curler almost upright.

19. Curl your lashes with the edge of a spoon.

If you don’t have an eyelash curler nearby, use a metal teaspoon instead. Place the edge above your upper lashes with the back of the spoon against your eyelid. Then, with your finger, lightly press the base of your lashes against the edge to mimic the clamp of an eyelash curler. Finally, move the edge of the spoon out along the lashes and continue pressing against it for a full curl.

20. Lay a handheld mirror on a table, prop your elbows up, and lean directly over the mirror for a steady false lash application.

After you’ve picked out a pair of voluminous false lashes, such as Andrea Strip Lashes, prop your elbows on the table and lean over the mirror. This positioning will steady shaky hands or arms and also give you a better look at what you’re doing.

21. Wrap your false lashes around the handle of a makeup brush to give the strips some curve. That way, they’ll form to the shape of your eye more easily.

If you can’t get the ends of your lash strips to stay glued down, try giving them a little curl first to prevent them from sticking up while you apply them.

22. Apply eyelash glue to false lashes with the tip of a clean cotton swab or bobby pin.

To better control the amount of lash glue you’re dispersing on the lashes, squeeze some glue onto the tip of a cotton swab or a bobby pin, and then spread it evenly along the base of the strip. Then, wait a few seconds for the glue to get tacky, and apply.

23. Or, try lining your eyes with lash glue instead of directly on the lash strip for easier application.

If you tend to fumble around trying to apply glue onto the lash strip, an easier alternative is tracing your upper lash line with glue, letting it dry a few seconds until it’s tacky, and then setting the lashes on top.

24. Cut lash strips into halves or thirds for easier application.

A longer lash strip is hard to control, so try applying them one section at a time. Start with the outer corners and work your way toward the inner corners. A full lash strip can also be a really intense look, so you might even skip doing the section on the inside of the eye for more natural-looking fringe.
25. After you’ve applied false lashes, use black liquid liner to blend the strip with your real lashes.

Try to set the strip of false lashes as close to your lash line as possible, but if you accidentally leave a gap between the falsies and your real ones — or have noticeable glue imperfections — just cover it up with a thin line of black liquid liner. It’s much easier than redoing the entire strip, and no one will notice the difference.

26. To easily remove false lashes, place a cotton ball soaked in eye makeup remover on top of the eyelid for a few seconds to loosen the glue.

Instead of pulling the strips off, which tugs at delicate eye skin and might even pull out your real lashes, soak a cotton ball in oil-free eye makeup remover and then hold it over your eye for 20 seconds. This will loosen the glue and the strip, making it much easier to remove.

If you don’t have a bottle opener handy, you can always use your eyelash curler as a last resort. Just flip it upside down so the top of the curler is under the bottle cap, and then pull back to pop the top. Just be forewarned that your eyelash curler, depending on how strong it is, may or may not be usable again after you do this.

THe Most Beauty Tips

Today’s women go to extraordinary lengths to look beautiful. From hair care to plastic surgery, makeup to skin care — we collectively spend billions of dollars to enhance our looks. We also invest countless hours collectingbeauty tips from girlfriends, hairdressers, magazines and, yes, beauty websites to learn how to combat common beauty issues and to keep up with the hottest trends.

Skip to see the nine most horrifying beauty tips from history now.

But have you ever wondered what our great, great grandchildren or women of the future will think of our many beauty practices? Will they consider us insane for using hemorrhoid cream to de-puff eyes or mayonnaise to moisturize our hair? Will the beauty tips we prescribe to today seem totally archaic and ridiculous to future generations?

We ask this question after doing some research into the beauty practices of the past. We found some of the beauty tips from history to be absolutely horrifying in that they were so extreme they could cause nausea, seizures, nosebleeds and even death — taking the whole “pain is beauty” mantra exceedingly literal. And what’s probably even scarier is that these tips were considered to be totally “normal” at the time.

So peruse the nine scary beauty tips from the past and question what it is you do today that might make this list in 10 to 100 years time.