Become a Makeup Pro With These Tips!

by thriftyfashionista on December 16, 2015

So, you want to become a pro at makeup. Whether you want to become an actual pro or a metaphorical pro, the tips in this guide will help you. Read on for loads of tips that will help you to improve your skills to no end:


Make YouTube Your Best Friend


YouTube really is a godsend when it comes to makeup. There are reviews and tutorials of all kinds on there, so you’ll definitely find whatever it is you’re looking for. Whether you want to get flawless foundation or the perfect cat flick liner, you can find it. Not only that, you’ll find multiple ways of doing it. There’s bound to be a way that will suit you. You can even practice and get ready along with the videos.


Practice, Practice, Practice


The more you practice, the better you’re going to get. If you can practice a technique every day, you’re bound to get better at it. Practice things you’re not so confident with until you’re better at them, then move on to something else. Make sure you feel positive about it. Thinking negatively about your skills will only hinder you. You CAN do whatever it is you want to do!


Do a Course


If you feel you want to learn some pro skills and get one on one instruction, do a makeup course. There are a number of makeup courses that will cover a range of skills. Whether you want to learn the basics or something more complicated, there’s a course out there for you.


Practice on Other People


If you want to consider yourself a makeup pro, you should be able to transfer your skills over to other people too. Can you do these things on others? Do you know how to flatter different face shapes and skin tones? When you start getting used to this, you’re pretty close to calling yourself a pro.



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Research the Best Products


Having the best products isn’t necessary, but they can definitely help. You can find some dupes and cheap makeup that does the same job, but having high end makeup usually produces a better result.


Use Tools to Help You


Having tools to help you create professional looks is a must. You’re not 13 anymore, so you can’t use your fingers to blend everything. It just won’t work! You need brushes and sponges to get the best effect possible!


Read Books


There are plenty of books on makeup and makeup looks to inspire you and give you amazing ideas. If you’re ever stuck for inspo, get your hands on a book or two. They’ll show you some gorgeous looks and you’ll always have something to turn to before a night out.


Anybody can become a makeup pro, whatever your skill level. It doesn’t matter if you can’t apply your lipliner straight at the moment, with these tips and plenty of practice, you’ll get so much better. Makeup is art, so get creative and have fun with it. Thanks for reading!


Top Tips For Keeping The Wrinkles At Bay

by thriftyfashionista on December 15, 2015

Whether you’re 23 or 33, you need to be thinking about wrinkles. This might sound a little strange as most of us think that the aging process doesn’t start until we’re at least in our mid-thirties. However, the truth is, your skin can start to age from as early as your mid-twenties. So whatever your age, it’s important to start thinking about wrinkle prevention sooner, rather than later.



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Always wear sun protection

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the sun can only damage your skin when it’s shining. The truth is that the sun’s UV rays can damage your skin even when it’s cloudy outside, so it’s important to wear sun protection every day. Damage caused by the sun can not only lead to skin cancer, but also to premature aging. That’s why it’s so important to protect your skin from the sun, as else you’ll age more quickly.

This doesn’t have to mean wearing sunscreen every day, instead invest in products that contain sun protection. Many face creams, foundations, and primers have SPF built into them, so you don’t need to panic about applying sunscreen. (Make sure to double check that your products contain sun protection.)

Have a good skin care routine in place

If you want to keep your skin looking healthy for as long as possible, it’s essential that you have a good skin care routine in place.

This should comprise on daily cleansing and toning, to remove makeup and dirt. If you fail to do this, you’re leaving your skin prone to damage caused by free radicals – aka, toxins that come from dirt. For best results, opt for natural cleanser and toner. (Products containing chemicals can wreak havoc on your skin, and even cause earlier aging.)

As well as cleansing and toning, at least twice a week you also need to be exfoliating. In your twenties, exfoliating two times a week is more than enough, unless you suffer from dry skin, that is. In your thirties, you should aim to exfoliate at least three to four times a week. This is because your skin is unable to remove dead skin cells itself, so it needs a helping hand.

One of the most important parts of your skin care routine is hydrating your skin with face cream. Dry skin is more prone to aging, so it’s essential that you make sure to keep your skin well hydrated. To do this, you need to invest in a good quality face cream. If you’re in your twenties, this should be a rich cream, but doesn’t need to be anti-aging. If, however, you’re in your thirties, one of the women’s most-loved wrinkle remover creams is ideal.

Be healthy


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The key to keeping the wrinkles at bay isn’t just beauty products; your lifestyle also plays an important part. As well as being down to genetics, the rate at which your skin ages can be affected by environmental factors.

People who lead healthy lives – aka, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and don’t smoke, are less likely to age quickly. That’s why it’s so important that you make every effort to lead a healthy lifestyle.

So there you go, these are all the best tips for keeping wrinkles at bay.




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