So many people spend a lot of time and money on beauty products and trends only to find that they don’t work. I wanted to go through and help with some of your most common beauty problems so that we can get these solved once and for all!
I have a whole list full of frugal beauty tips for you to check out. I hope that between that list and this post we can fix your most common beauty problems so that you can feel confident in no time!
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Mascara on Eyelids
I hate when I look in the mirror and see that my perfectly applied mascara has rubbed off on my eyelids! This happens because the oils from your skin cause the mascara to break down.
To prevent the mascara from coming into contact with the oils on your skin, use a light primer on your lids and then top it off with eye shadow or a translucent finishing powder, like NYX HD Finishing Powder.
Mascara Always Clumps
Another mascara problem is dealing with mascara clumps on your lashes. They can be a pain! Stay away from formulas that are volumizing and look for ones that are lengthening or defining. These formulas have less of the thickening properties that can lead to clumping.
A good mascara to try is Covergirl Clump Crusher. If you don’t want to switch mascaras, you can always use a lash comb to help comb out any clumps that may be left behind.
I’m Afraid to Try Red Lipstick
Trying a fun bold look is always exciting but you don’t want to look too dramatic. A good way to try out a new look without going overboard is to use a sheer lip crayon, like Neutrogena Moisturesmooth Color Stick.
The pointed tip makes it easy to apply and you’ll get a pretty punch of color.
My Legs are Too Pale for Shorts & Skirts
I feel your pain. Being a redhead, I never tan so I feel a little self conscious in shorts and skirts. I like adding a hint or color that actually looks natural.
I gave a full tutorial on how I get flawless legs in the summer by using self tanner. I had to try a lot of different ways until I finally got it right and didn’t look orange. It’s super easy and you can make it as light or as dark as you need.
Self Tanner Stains my Bed Sheets
To go along with the self tanner problems, there is nothing like waking up on orange bed sheets! If you are going to be using self tanner, try to apply it early in the morning, then after about four hours, rinse off just the outer layer of bronzer from your skin.
You can also lightly dust yourself with baby powder using a large makeup brush. This will help prevent any transferring so that you don’t lose any of your hue.
Bronzer Makes me Look Orange
As someone who is very pale, I had this problem a lot! If you’re fair, you should look for products with a beige base.
If you are a redhead, look for a product that has a peachy tint to mimic a natural flush. You may want to try Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in Light Bronze.
If you have a medium complexion, you don’t have to worry, most bronzers look great with your skin tone.
If you have dark skin, you will want a shade with a richer, red or orange tone that also has a little sparkle. A good one to try is Covergirl Queen Bronzer.
Does My Shampoo and Conditioner Really Need to Match?
Basically, yes. If you want to get the absolute best out of your hair care products they need to come from the same brand and same formula, or collection.
They are made to work together to get the most out of the products. You need them to have the same active ingredients otherwise your could over or under condition your hair.
My Makeup Brushes Get Ruined
You may not be washing them enough. If you let product sit on your brushes for too long, it can cause permanent damage. You should wash your brushes at least once every two weeks.
You don’t have to buy expensive makeup brush cleaner, you can use this simple DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner to get them clean and save yourself some money.
Make sure you don’t let them dry upside down. Water can ruin the glue holding the bristles together and can cause damage to the brush.
What is the Right Foundation for my Skin Type?
There are so many different foundation formulas on the market that it is hard to figure out the perfect one for your skin type. Here are some good things to look out for:
- Dry/Aging Skin: Look for liquid and cream foundations like BB and CC creams. Look for words like “moisturizing” and “luminous”
- Oily skin: Choose a liquid or powder labeled “matte”.
- Combination skin: Use a lightweight liquid for your entire face and then use a mattifying powder on your T-zone.
I Have Tiny Frizzy Hair on my Forehead
You can easily tame these frizzy hairs by spraying a toothbrush with hairspray and combing them down. You can also use clear mascara to do the same.
My Makeup Looks Blotchy
The secret is in the application. Don’t apply your makeup right after you apply your skincare products. Wait a minute between each skincare product and then at least five minutes after that to apply your makeup.
The skincare products may not have completely absorbed into your skin and that can cause your makeup to be applied unevenly.
If I didn’t touch on your most common beauty problem, let us know about it in the comments below and we will try to get it answered for you.
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