Makeup 101 | Primers

There’s primer for your walls and primer for your face, both are equally important.

Just like when your painting your room, primer for your face and eyelids creates the perfect canvas for your makeup application.

Learn all about primers the video below:

Do you use primers? If so, which brands are your favorites?

 

 

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Say “No!” to Dirty Makeup Brushes!

It’s always appalling when people can’t remember the last time they cleaned their makeup brushes. It usually means they aren’t washing them often enough.

As a firm rule I wash my makeup brushes AT LEAST once a week. Why does this matter? Because your skin will suffer if you don’t! Your face is covered with oils, dead skin cells and bacteria and when your brushes come in contact with your skin, they pick up some of it. Day after day, you are reapplying these oils, cells and bacteria to your skin, or even worse, contaminating your clean makeup! All these things clog your pores causing blackheads and pimples. YUCK!

Washing your brushes is easy. Here’s how I do it:

How often do you wash your makeup brushes? What do you use? Comment below!

How to Get Long, Thick, Natural Lashes

Everyone wants long, thick lashes. The easiest way to achieve this is to go the false lashes route, but I think false lashes should be reserved for special occasions… Like beauty pageants.

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To achieve natural, thick lashes like the ones in the picture, you need the right products and you need to know the right application.

What I use:
1. L’Oreal Voluminous mascara
2. Maybelline Falsies
3. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Show Off

…in that order.

I use L’Oreal’s Voluminous mascara on my bottom lashes and on the tips of my top lashes. Maybelline’s Falsies and Rimmel’s Scandal Eyes Show Off are only for the top lashes.

The key to avoiding flat, clumpy lashes is in the application:

How do you get full lashes? Comment below!