When you think of beauty, do you just see it as something that makes your commute take much longer? If so, then you have a very narrow view of the subject. Beauty is so much more than that and it can be personalized so that it works with your own schedule. Read on to find out how.
Lightly spray your face with a hydrating mist to make your makeup last longer. The mist will help set your makeup, keep it looking fresh and give you that just done makeup look for hours. This is great for keeping your makeup in place for those long days at work or nights out with friends.
Disposable mascara wands, which are often known by makeup artists as “spoolies”, are a cheap and effective tool for your makeup kit. These tiny brushes are useful to break up clumps in the lashes and brush off excess mascara without spoiling your makeup. In a pinch, they can also be used to groom your eyebrows. They should be disposed after each use.
Make your eyes pop with one or two coats of black or brown mascara in a waterproof formulation. Keep disposable mascara wands around to break up clumps and brush off extra mascara around the outer corners of your eyes.
Grease up your eyebrows with Vaseline before you lay down to bed. This helps them look shiny and better. You should be careful to only apply it to the eyebrows and not your skin, so as to avoid acne outbreaks.
If you have overly round eyes, you can elongate them by adjusting your eyeliner application. The outer two-thirds of your lower and upper lash lines should be lined with a dark brown liner. The two lines should meet at the outer corner of each eye. Finally, apply two coats of mascara to your outer upper lashes.
If your eyes appear red, you will not get the full effect from eye makeup. To help with red eyes, keep eye drops handy no matter where you are. Use them whenever you feel your eyes glazing over from radiant light or when your eyelids are drooping from continuous viewing of a computer monitor.
To determine whether you have cool or warm skin tones, check out the veins on the inside of your wrist. If you have cool skin, the veins will appear bluish in color. If you have warm skin, they will have a greenish tint instead. Cool skin tones look best in cool colors, such as blue and purple, whereas warm skin tones, look best in warm colors like red, yellow and orange.
To prevent your hair from going gray, eat a teaspoon worth of some curry leaf chutney daily. This gives you the nutrients your body needs to keep your hair healthy. Rosemary essential oil applied to your hair also keeps your scalp healthy and your hair colored.
To prevent buildup on your hair, use a clarifying shampoo once a week. Over time, residue from styling products and conditioner can build up on your hair, leaving it dull and lifeless. Using a clarifying shampoo at least once a week can remove this buildup, leaving your hair shiny, bouncy and full of life.
Give your face a monthly beauty treatment. You do not need to go to a spa to get your skin in its best shape. You can, instead, give yourself a complete facial at home. Start with a product to exfoliate, follow with a mudpack, next apply an astringent, and finish with a deep moisturizer.
Separate products for softening, protecting, and coloring are no longer necessary! Try using a tinted moisturizer instead of a typical foundation. You can save yourself a lot of time and money buying a lightly tinted moisturizer with a sunscreen to replace the heavier old-fashioned foundations and creams.
Plain old toilet paper can be quite useful if you have a glow from doing your best moves dancing at the club! You may not know this, but the coarse and rough paper is great for blotting oily skin! Get a square and place it firmly on the areas you are concerned about. It’ll help very quickly!
Once you have found a haircolor you like, be sure to buy an extra box or two of it to keep at home. That way, you will never be out of the color you like if they happen to run out of it at the local drugstore or beauty center.
Beauty is in the details, so you may have to spend a little bit of time on the small things that are often overlooked. This could mean using a good exfoliant in the shower or learning the correct way to shave your face or your legs. These small things add up to a much better you.
Your used ground coffee makes an excellent exfoliator for hands and could not come at a better price! Instead of throwing out those coffee grounds, place them in a plastic bag once they are cool enough and pop them in the refrigerator. Once a week scoop some out onto your hands, rub them together, rinse and apply your regular moisturizer for soft hands with renewed skin!
To make your lipstick stay on longer, you need to remember to blot them. You should do this after every single layer you put on, not just when you are finished. This will give your lips a more beautiful and long-lasting color.
To reduce puffiness in your face, splash it with cold water in the morning. This can calm your skin down and get rid of morning puffiness. You can also use an ice cube by sticking it on your tongue and holding it to the roof of your mouth. This eliminates the problem from the inside out.
After reading through all of that, do you still see beauty in the same way? Do you now see that it is so much more and that they are very simple things that you can add to your commute to help improve your appearance? It’s really not hard work and hours of getting ready. It’s, basically, whatever you make it.