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Make-Up 101 Series, Make-up Tips, Tutorials

Make-up Tips: Make thin lips look fuller

So we all want full and pouty lips but unfortunately many of us have far from the lips we covet. There are a few things to consider when applying make-up if you want your lips to appear fuller.

When using rich colours make sure you shape the lips with  but add a little shine to the centre

Use lip plumping products to increase blood flow to make the lips appear fuller. A pure peppermint essential oil lip balm will do this naturally by drawing blood to the lip.

Add a little gloss to the centre of the lips to add depth

Choose neutral tones – natural pinks and tans.

Avoid very dark colours

You can also experiment with lining the lip just outside of the natural lip line with a lip liner identical to your natural lip colour. Be careful though as this can look unnatural unless you choose the exact same colour as your lips, even one shade darker will appear a little funny looking.

I hope this was useful!

False Eyelashes, General, Make-Up 101 Series, Tutorials, YouTube Videos

How to Video: Apply False Eyelashes (strips)

A false eyelash application video has been requested so many times so I decided it was high time to get it done. I managed to rope my sister into being my model. This demo is also reviews the e.l.f false lash strips

The elf lashes are cheap (from their website). I like the lashes, love the plastic applicator thingy but hate the glue. You would need to buy a better quality glue as it’s not strong enough to hold these stiff lashes.

I hope this was helpful.

Le grá,

Amy

Make-Up 101 Series, Tutorials

Round Face: How to Slim a Round Face & Blush Tips

Before we get started if you’re unsure what face shape you have click here to find out.

The key to flattering a round shape is to create a slimming effect and make your face look more angular. Celebrities with round faces include: Kirsten Dunst, Chritina Ricci, Amanda Bynes, Kelly Clarkson, Cameron Diaz and Lindsey Lohan.

  • Avoid applying blush to the apples of the cheeks, this accentuates the roundness of the face.
  • Blend your blusher upwards from your cheeks to your hairline. Make sure it gradually gets Continue Reading
Make-Up 101 Series, Tutorials

Want Big Eyes? Consider an Eyelash Curler

I’m obsessed with eyelashes. They can really make a face. I like my own,they are curly and quite full. But what I gain in curl I lack in length. Hence the lengthening mascara addiction. For those if you that don’t have overly curly lashes you should give an eyelash curlers a try.

People are always shocked at the difference curled lashes makes to their eyes and face. Nearly all women would benefit from using one, especially ladies with straight lashes. It really opens up, lengthens and widens the eye. Continue Reading