De-Puff Your Eyes With Raw Potatoes
Dr.Frances Jang, a dermatologist at Skinworks recommends using raw potato slices to soothe your eyes. She says they are astringent which means they help decrease water retention and they also contain the enzyme catalase which helps lighten dark under eye circles.
How to use :
First, wash and peel a potato. Cut two slices and place one on each eye for 10 minutes. Lay down, relax and let the potatoes work their magic. Rinse the eye area gently with lukewarm water when you’re done.
Maximize The Lifespan Of Your Blow Out
We love walking out of the salon with a fresh blow out, but how do you prevent your locks from going limp in the days after? The experts at Allure say plan early. Your hair naturally secretes oil so be two steps ahead and spray your roots with dry shampoo before you start producing oil. The dry shampoo will absorb any moisture. Also make sure you protect your hair from moisture (rain is sure to ruin your mane) and touch up your blow out in the morning using a hair dryer and round brush. It will give you an instant boost of volume.
Say Goodbye To Makeup Sponges
Makeup sponges help you apply make up. They usually soak up more liquid foundation than what ends up on your face. Use a foundation brush instead. You waste less foundation and it allows for a more even and precise application than a sponge would.
Keep Misbehaving Brows In Check
Spritz an old toothbrush or a clean mascara wand with hairspray, then brush brows and style them as desired. Even the most hard to tame brows will fall in line with this trick.
Avoid Overly Rosy Cheeks
Giving yourself a natural glow avec blush is an in look for spring. But you’ll want to avoid brushing on too much (lest you look like a clown). So always start your blush line two finger widths away from your nose and only apply it on the apples of your cheeks. This will ensure you create a natural glow without going overboard.
Toothpaste Zaps Pimples
You’ve heard it before — don’t pop your zits! Apply a bit of toothpaste to a pimple before bed and washing it off with warm water when you wake up in the morning. It is believed that toothpastes draws impurities out of clogged pores and dries the skin with shrinks the pimple.Use organic toothpastes rather than gel toothpastes which don’t work as well.
No Makeup Remover? Try Lotion Instead
Body lotion can get rid of makeup. It works especially well on tough mascara.
Applying False Lashes
Adding extra eye fringe amps up the glam instantly. First, take your falsies and loosen them by gently flexing the eyelash band, then curl your natural lashes to make sure your falsies line up with your actual lash line. Apply glue on your falsies using a Q-tip. Using tweezers (or finger tips if you feel that gives you more control), place your falsies as close to your lash line as possible. Let your lashes dry for a minute before you add a coat of mascara.
Blot Away Excess Oil
If you start the morning with matte, fresh-looking skin only to find that by the time 5 p.m. rolls in you’re a shiny mess? If you have oily skin then blotting papers are a beauty godsend. Powder does not soak up the oil. Using too much periodically throughout the day will make your skin appear cakey because you’re just layering makeup on top of more makeup. Opt for blotting papers instead. They will soak up all the oil.
Create Fuller Lips
If you have thin, pursed puckers, extend your lip line using a neutral-toned lip liner. Then apply lipstick on top. Be careful though — don’t extend your lip line too much.