Quick Tips

Eye Make-Up – Is your look outdated?

eyesSometimes in life we get ‘Stuck in a Rut’ – we just get so used to doing something that we aren’t even aware that we are.

Well this can be the case on all of lifes levels! – & yes, that can include as something as simple as eye make-up! – or all your make up for that matter.

This is something that dawned on me just the other day & I thought I should do a ‘wee post’ about it.

I haven’t changed my routine for years – now this is not to say that you have to – BUT, isn’t it time that you at least make a conscious effort to review what you’re doing? I ended up being pretty happy with what I was doing; but saying that I have implemented a few small tweaks.


Make Sure Your Eyes Are Up To Date/Modern

Everyone has that favorite look they love for their eyes.

You know just how to apply your liner and makeup to give yourself the stylish look that you feel great in. but if you’ve been doing the same thing for years, it may be time to adopt a new look.

You could be pushing people away with an outdated look and letting the attention go to someone who keeps up with the trends.

Be daring and try a new look, like the cats eyes look we have seen from Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence. This can add a little sauciness to your typical look and really make your eyes pop.

Look at what the celebrities and the trendier people around you are trying out and see if their look works for you. With some practice and a little experimentation, you may find a new favorite look.


Use Subtlety to Make Prominent Eyes Look Fantastic

Just because your eyes are the first thing most people see when they look at you, that does not mean they need to be your most prominent feature.eye make up old fashioned?

Some people have large or very prominent eyes, and it becomes distracting during social interactions. If you find that is the case with you, then you can actually do something about it with some makeup.

Abstain from using highlights to tone down your prominent eyes. You should also stay away from heavy eyeliner. Just use medium eye shadow to give your eyes a gentler look.


So just a short article – but hopefully giving you something to think about!

Have a quick ‘stock check’ on your look – you may find that you don’t want to change anything – but at least you will have looked.

Do you need inspiration? – Here is a thread I found on Pinterest of literally hundreds of makeup looks – Pinterest – Makeup Looks


Eye Quick Tips – Starting off right

A new series of ‘Quick Tips’ – This is your 1st one – pretty straightforward & some would say obvious – but we are going back to basics!!


make up eyesQuick Tip #1 – Starting Eye Makeup off Right

When you do your makeup, do you feel like you cannot wait to get to your eyes?

You know they are your best feature, and you love how they look when they are all made up….

……but if you do not start with a proper base, your eyes just aren’t going to look quite right!!

Begin by putting down an even base and consider your skin tone when choosing the right shade. – If you put down a layer of foundation on your eyelids – you can get rid of many of the imperfections that might otherwise show up.

You want people to look at your eyes and notice how beautiful they are. But you don’t want them to look there and see something embarrassing. So take your time, slow down to give yourself a nice foundation and work from there.  The end results will definitely be worth it.

More next tip on this new series!

Thanks for reading.

Eye Based Beauty Tips

eye, beauty, tipsHere you go….a little post of various hints & tips I have picked up over the years that you may already know….but some you may not.

Freeze Your Eye Liner

Does your eye liner constantly crumble while putting it on? Our friends at You Beauty recommend leaving it in the freezer for 15 minutes prior to applying your make up. It should glide along your lash line seamlessly after that.


Turn Up The Heat

For curlier, flirty lashes, the experts at You Beauty recommend heating your lash curler with a hair dryer for five to eight seconds before curling them.


Keep Misbehaving Eyebrows 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.


Applying False Eyelashes

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 (this is optional).


Uses For Old Mascara Wands

Don’t throw away your old mascara wand, it’s still got a few uses left. Clean it and use it as a brow brush instead. You might even find it handy around the house — use it to unclog sinks or clean tough to reach areas in your home.


Don’t Pump Your Mascara

The experts at Beauty Is My Duty say that you should never pump your mascara (i.e., moving the wand up and down in the tube really quickly) because it will only allow air into the tube which will cause your mascara to dry (and ultimately shorten its lifespan).

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