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10 Techniques I learned in 2014

Hey All, Hope you had a happy new year! Today, I’ll be posting a quick list of new and/or improved techniques I learned in the year 2014. It’s been a huge year of growth in terms of my technique, what brushes I use for different tasks, and what products work best with my skin. With that said, here’s my list:

1. contouring and highlighting: This was the year I learned to sculpt and chisel my face into something less oval and round and a bit more angled.

2. blush application: I improved upon my blush application in terms of more blending and the idea that blush can also be used to shape the face in and of itself.

3.blending eyeshadow: I can now blend eyeshadow into a perfectly cohesive look that is much more polished.

4. defining the crease: I’ve learned to define my crease which creates a lot more depth when using a darker shade, preferably a matte brown.

5. using eyeshadow as eyeliner: I’ve learned to create a smokey eye without emphasizing my under circles.

6. brows: I’ve learned how to fill in my brows with brow powder and an angled brush, and even use a spoolie occasionally. I have naturally intense brows, and I just like to add some extra emphasis for a more bold yet still natural look.

7. beauty blender: I’ve learned to use my beauty blender knockoff from quo ($5) to create a an airbrushed look for concealer and foundation. Though I have foundation I generally just use powder now, it is a good skill to have.

8. packing on eyeshadow: I’ve learned to pack on shadow which means I waste less product and can create a bolder look.

9. lipstick application: I’ve learned to apply lipstick in a near perfect fashion, and have learned less is more, and you don’t need to use it bold over the entire lips.

10. powder application: I’ve learned to apply powder to targeted areas where they are needed and that a light dusting is all I need.

There you have it, my 10 techniques I learned in 2014. Hope you enjoyed this list, and please comment below a new technique you learned in the past year.

 

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Top 11 Beauty Tips For Multitasking and Repurposing your Makeup

These are my top 11 beauty tips for multitasking and repurposing your makeup. I hope this list will be helpful for anyone who wants to save a little money, and find new uses for your makeup. With that in mind, let’s begin.

1. Wear lip liner under your lipstick, particularly with mattes. It helps it last longer, and provides a base for your lipstick

2. When you apply your foundation, fill in your lips to diminish your natural lip colour, and emphasize the lipstick colour. It makes it look much bolder.

3. If you don’t have a concealer on hand, use an extra bit of foundation under your eyes. It won’t cover them quite as well as concealer, but it will do the job.

4. Set your setting powder with a mattifying powder to keep oil at bay.

5. If you forgot your lipstick and/or lipgloss, don’t worry. You can use chapstick underneath eyeshadow on your lips for a soft lip look. I actually tried this when I forgot mine, and it really works.

6. If you are not the best at applying felt tip eyeliner, like me, don’t worry about the smudging. Just apply it, and wipe away the excess before it dries for a clean line.

7. If your lipstick breaks, scrape out the remainder, and the broken off bits, and push them into a travel container. You can then apply your depotted lipstick with either a brush, or your fingers.

8. Use your clear mascara as a brow gel. It works just as well, and let’s you save money, by only needing one product.

9. Use eyeshadow for filling in your eyebrows, while using an angled liner brush. It works just as well as any brow powder, and saves you some money.

10. Use a gentle baby shampoo for deep cleaning your makeup brushes. It saves money over getting an expensive brush cleaner.

11. Use cream blush as a lipstick, and vice versa.

Well, there you have it. My tips for multitasking and repurposing makeup. Let me know what your tips for makeup repurposing and multitasking are in the comments. Thanks for reading 🙂

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