You can’t have too much beauty knowledge; it’s funny how sometimes small tips can improve your appearance to an incomparably large extent! Here is a collection of beauty tricks covering all parts of your face for you to acquire a better look than you thought possible, often in a matter of minutes.
A Trick for Curly Hair
Having dried your hair with a towel, take a leave-in conditioner and work a drop the size of a coin in, leaving it like that. Avoid over-touching while the hair is drying – a problem of most curlies which can lead to frizz and interference with the curl pattern.
Add More Volume
Make your hair into the Snooki pouf when you have blow-dried it and secure with a claw clip. As your hair gets cool, get busy with makeup, and when you’re through, unclasp the clip – you have volume. If you use a satin or silk pillowcase, you can retain the effect for several days.
Fluffy Hair Fix
If you are worried over flyaway hair, make sure your brush or comb is sprayed with Static Guard. You can also use an antistatic dryer sheet smoothing it over the head. When choosing a comb, go for a wide-tooth one, which is always better for dry hair.
Get Waves Easily
With some women the hair gets flat almost at once, and they need to give it a perk-up. Here’s a way to do it: wash it, take a bottle of light mousse, apply a coin-size amount to your hair and make a big braid. By lunch-time you can undo it and view the results: your hair is voluminous, wavy and full, the mousse has done it! What else? Mind you cold-rinse your conditioner and use it on hair ends only – this way you seal cuticles and acquire shine.
Dry Your Hair the Right Way
Stop rubbing your hair with a towel if you still do it – it causes breakage. Instead of a towel make use of an old T-shirt which is well-worn and soft and pat your hair with it lightly.
Combing Wet Hair
The best way to comb your hair while it’s wet is to get hold of a handful and comb from middle to ends, and scalp to middle after you’ve got the ends right.
Hide Hair Roots
You’d do well not to expose your roots, so do some zigzagging at the scalp instead of combing the hair straight.
Creating Beautiful Brows
Going to get busy tweezing? Before plucking your eyebrows, make sure you have the skin well. For softening apply warm water or some cream with a cotton ball. Tweeze along the way the hairs grow.
Drawing Brows Correctly
Avoid changing the line of your eyebrows, especially the spot where they peak. Also, you don’t need to pencil all along the brow – pencil thin spots with the side of a pencil, because if you use the tip, the lines will come out too hard.
Maintain a Beautiful Brow Shape
If your brows just won’t stay fixed, take an old toothbrush, spray some hairspray on it and brush your brows up and outwards.
Sharpening Pencils Easily
Before sharpening your lip and eye pencils, put them in the fridge for an hour or so – then they will sharpen more easily and you will cut off less waste.
Reduce Eye Puffiness & Under-Eye Bags
The first thing to do for your eyes upon getting up is wash them in cold water (or apply a cold spoon to them) – it is great for diminishing puffy and baggy eyes.
Thick but Neat Lashes
Now it’s time to treat lashes. First, use an index card (or a business one) to protect the lids – put one under the lashes and get on with mascara, which you apply from the roots on to the tips. Make easy sweeping movements, lengthening your brows easily and letting the mascara brush against the card as much as you want. You will get thick nice brows in a matter of seconds.
Choosing the Right Foundation Color
You need to make foundation the right color, so before applying test it (as well as powder) on the face or on the neck to get it right. Testing on the wrist isn’t good enough, it’s paler.
Thinking of applying a layer of powder before going out to your favorite bar? You can do with a little face oil smeared over your cheeks which will refresh the foundation and produce a pleasant glowing effect.
Applying Rouge the Proper Way
Now for effective blush. The best spots to dab it on are cheek apples, those which swell out with smiling. Start from the cheekbone and proceed in small circles in the direction of the hairline – you will get a perfect airbrush effect. You don’t get rouge circles which look rather crude, instead you sport well-blended rouge in the right place.
Getting Perfect Lips
Do you have a long day? You will want your lipstick to last, so after you have put it on, let it set for several minutes, then dab your lips with tissue, sprinkle some powder on. Now apply another layer. Before getting the lipliner into play press it slightly with your fingers to make it warmer.
You don’t want your lipstick to bleed? Work some concealer around the lips, while applying the lipstick, smile to make for ideal coverage, with corners well shaped.
Creating Matte Lips
If you want your lipstick to look good longer, help it do so with eye shadow. Choose the hue that goes well with your lip hue, it will also give the lips a pleasant matte appearance.
Pretty Face Skin
And here’s a simple trick for your skin beauty. In order not to cause blemishes avoid touching your face just for the fun of it. It can result in breakouts.
Creating a More Natural Makeup
Again, you aspire for a longer-lasting and more natural makeup effect? If you have time in the morning, do your face as early as you can and just touch it up when you are about to leave. This way you won’t feel rushed before you have to go, and will look more natural.
Get a Matte Nail Look
If you have a dish steaming on your cooker, use it for your nails! At least the steam. Apply two layers of nail polish quickly, hold your fingertips into the rising steam before the polish gets dry, some 5 or 6 inches above the pan. Three seconds will be enough for your nails to acquire a nice sexy matte polish.
Make Nail Polish Dry Faster
You want to get your nails dry quickly but there are no products around to help you along? Some cold water will do the trick for you, dip the fingertips in, and you won’t have to wait.
Nail Polish Removal Made Easier
Those who are fond of nail-art can make good use of olive oil by rubbing it around the nails. After this simple procedure you will remove the unnecessary polish much faster – even if it sticks as if there was no tomorrow. Also, felt would be better for removing than cotton balls.
Get Smooth Legs
Your legs would always welcome some extra care – so, when you have time to wind down, put them up! Give them rest and a chance to ease circulation pressure, you don’t want your veins to stand out more than they need. Shave after you have had a shower, the hairs will be softer and the result will be smoother.
Skin Care after Hair Removal
When you’re choosing creams for your legs, see that what you buy has no thick fragrance or contains no alpha hydroxy acids – they may bring on a rash and a stingy sensation. Now what, waxing time? Right! Pull the skin very tight for the application – then you will be able to unstrip the leg with a quick movement of the hand. Dip the cotton ball in some baby oil to clean off the remainder of the wax.
Get Soft Feet
Don’t tolerate over-dry feet. Massage will be of aid, enhanced with a lanolin-based lotion. Press hard with kneading motions so the lotion gets in properly, beginning with the instep, moving on to the soles, to the heels, then the topside and the toes. Mind you exfoliate the heels regularly, preferably with skins with fresh pineapple or kiwi – they contain a very helpful meat tenderizer known as bromelain. Work for about 5 minutes on the skin over the heels, and wind it up by going through the usual motions of rinsing, drying and moisturizing.
So, following these head-to-toe beauty tips will make you look gorgeous!
About the Author
Daria Kurilko is the founder, writer and editor of Geniusbeauty.com – an online guide for women about beauty, health and relationships. She has a master’s degree in sociology with a number of scientific publications to her credit and extensive experience in marketing and PR. Daria, who currently lives in Wiesbaden, Germany, is also a loving mother and wife. Since 2007 she enjoys sharing her experiences and broad knowledge about all things beauty, health and lifestyle with her readers. –