13 October 2014

beauty tips | week 8 | #teenblogseries

For todays blog post as part of the #teenblogseries we're talking about beauty tips. Ive only really got into beauty blogging and beauty in general within the past year but i feel like I've picked up a few tips that i wish i'd know in the beginning. 

Good Makeup Brushes Work Wonders | I used to use my hands, sponges and foam applicators to apply my makeup, which looking back, was not a very good way to do it. Since investing in some good makeup brushed I've found my makeup looks a lot more flawless and makes things so much easier to apply. 

Moisturising And Priming Are Key | Having incredibly dry skin i found it really difficult to find makeup which didn't just cling to the dry patches was impossible. Since I've started moisturising and priming before my makeup application its lasted so much longer and my makeup just generally looks a lot better and brighter on my skin.

Exfoliating Your Lips Before Applying Lipstick | Doing this removes the dead skin on your lips and in turn makes the lipstick easier to apply and also prevents dry cracked lips.

Cotton Pads Prevent Pressed Powders Cracking | When i dropped my Stay Matte Pressed Powder and the whole pan cracked i had no idea what to do, although i did discover the handy tip of keeping a couple of round cotton pads on top of the powder prevents is from cracking so easily when dropped. 

Your Eyelashes Have A Type | I used to love mascara and would always be baffled when a certain one seemed to work for everybody else except me. This was until i realised that i was chosing the wrong types of mascara for my lashes. My eyelashes are long so anything that was defined for length just made them look thin and spindly so now i only go for mascaras defined for volume and I've never had a problem since! 

There Is Such A Thing As Too Much Powder  | I used to think translucent powder was the best thing ever, and then i released that sometimes it looked a little cakey from where i put on so much. Now i use a powder brush and just apply a light dusting over my face and it work and looks so much better.

Anyway i hope you've enjoyed reading this post, if you've got any more tips id love to read them! 


  1. Amazing tips! I agree with everything, especially priming your skin. It works wonders! I love using make-up brushes too.
    I'm following you on blogloving, love your blog!


    1. I didnt believe in priming till i tried it, its literally a godsend haha x

  2. I used to think that lip exfoliation was a step too far, but since I've started using the Lush scrubs it's helped my lips look so much better! I only have thin lips, and I swear this helps them look a bit more plump too! Great tips :)
    Francine from The Graduate Goddess xx

    1. i know right, its sounds ridiculous but helps so much x

  3. Couldn't agree more about the power of makeup brushes, they are amazing!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

    1. especially the RT ones, they're so good! x