Makeup How-tos & Tips

How to Apply Matte Eyeshadow 2019 – Beauty Article

Matte eyeshadows are popular because they are often more forgiving than shimmers when it comes to emphasis of lid texture and lines, while they’re a classic way to add definition and depth to any eyeshadow look.  Previously, I published my tips on working with shimmery eyeshadows, and now, I’m sharing my tips on how to apply matte eyeshadows. For general tips on eyeshadow application, check out this guide.  If you need help with blending, this post should help. If you’re…

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How to Apply Lipstick on Dry Lips 2019 – Beauty Article

Drier lips need a little extra attention–TLC, if you will–and prep to get the best lipstick application.  Lipstick simply goes on more smoothly and sits better on hydrated, more supple lips.  In order to apply lipstick to dry lips, the key is proper preparation and ongoing maintenance of your lips to keep them from getting painfully dry, and it is followed by choosing more hydrating formulations that sit better on drier lips. Proper Prep is Key! Good prep always helps,…

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How to Fix + Prevent Fallout (2019 Guide) – Beauty Article

Powdery eyeshadows are the type that have a lot of excess product that gets kicked up in the pan whenever you go to use it.  They’ll often look messier when housed in a palette, so you may feel like you have to wipe away excess to avoid colors mixing.  Sometimes, this powderiness results in eyeshadows that sheer out when applied (but not when you want them to!), fallout, and fading faster than normal. Here are some examples of more soft,…

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My Eyeshadow Won’t Blend – 8 Tips for Hard Eyeshadows – Beauty Article

Firmer eyeshadow formulas are pressed more firmly into the pan, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing, but firmer eyeshadows require some modification of techniques and tools in order to get the most pigmentation and blendability out of them. One upside is that firmer formulas tend to work best for building up coverage and often don’t suffer from fallout.  Below, you’ll find my best tips and tricks to get the most out of your firmer/stiffer formulas for…

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How to Apply Cream Highlighters (2019 Guide) – Beauty Article

It’s well-worth learning how to apply cream highlighters for a dewy, luminous finish that gives a lit-from-within glow!  This guide will help you learn how to work cream highlighters into your routine, when and where to apply them, and how to master the art of application. There can be a bit of a learning curve, especially if you’re trying to get a more intense effect or if you tend to wear a lot of matte foundation or heavier coverage base…

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How to Apply Liquid Eyeshadow (2019 Guide) – Beauty Article

Liquid eyeshadow has become more and more popular in the last few years, and the formulas have improved significantly making how to apply liquid eyeshadow easier than before!  There is often a learning curve with most liquid eyeshadow formulas, so let’s dive into the nuances of liquid eyeshadow application and help you get the hang of them faster! Best Tools for Liquid Eyeshadow A lot of liquid eyeshadows have an included applicator–usually a doe-foot applicator–and frankly, I don’t find that…

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How to Apply Liquid Highlighter (2019 Guide) – Beauty Article

If you’re just learning how to apply liquid highlighters, there can be a bit of a learning curve, especially if you’re trying to get a more intense effect or if you tend to wear a lot of matte foundation or heavier coverage base products.  Liquid highlighters share a similar application method as cream highlighters, but I’ve separated the two as they can be a little different at times. Where to Apply Liquid Highlighter Decide how you’re going to incorporate liquid…

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How to Apply Shimmery Eyeshadow (2019) – Beauty Article

Learning how to apply shimmery eyeshadow is easier than you think!  Shimmery eyeshadows tend to have softer, more forgiving formulas that blend more readily. I’ve rounded up my go-to tips for working with shimmer and metallic eyeshadows from figuring out what method to start with, what brushes work better, and how to modify your technique to achieve the effect you desire. Step 1: Choose Your Tool Consider how you prefer to apply your shimmery eyeshadows before buying a particular formula. …

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How to Apply Eyeshadow (2019) – Your Ultimate Guide – Beauty Article

Back to the basics: learn how to apply eyeshadow from someone who’s obsessed with it! Whether you’re an eye makeup beginner or a makeup pro, we’ll help you further your eyeshadow exploration–at least a little bit! This is an expansion of our step-by-step smokey eye tutorial, which is more focused on where to apply eyeshadow and how to effectively create a look with it, while this post is more focused on how to get the most out of your eyeshadow based…

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How to Make Lipstick Last Longer in 3 Steps! with 3 Steps (2019) – Beauty Article

We all want to know how to make our lipstick last longer, so here’s a brain drain of what I’ve found works best for getting longer wear out of your lipsticks (and glosses, to some extent) without always having to opt for a matte, liquid lipstick.  The key to making your lipstick last the longest it can is to apply to a great canvas–that means hydrated, smoother lips that color will adhere better to–and to apply in thin layers and…

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How to Apply Lipstick (2019) – Beauty Article

Back to the basics — let’s learn how to apply lipstick! From tips on how to prep your lips for the smoothest lipstick application to how to help lipstick apply better on dry lips to how to get your lipstick to go on evenly, we’ll help you get more out of your favorite lipsticks.  As always, you want to give yourself time to play and practice if some of the steps are new to you or seem like they’ll be…

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How to Apply Blush: 2019 Guide to Everything Blush – Beauty Article

When it comes to learning how to apply blush perfectly, it’s all about the tools and pressure used! How heavy-handed you are will often dictate how natural or how intense the blush will appear on your skin. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to apply your blush easily, keep reading for these tried-and-true makeup tips! Apply Blush in Layers Build up coverage gradually, rather than applying more to blend out later.  Buildable coverage is not a bad thing; pigmentation…

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How to Apply Highlighters (2019) – Get the Ultimate Glow – Beauty Article

Here are our top tips on how to apply highlighters, whether you want to achieve a lit-from-within glow or want to blind the people around you with how shiny your highlighter is, this is the place to start!  We’ll work through some guidelines on how to choose the right highlighter, what highlighters work better for some skin types, and how to apply highlighter for different effects! What is highlighting in makeup? What is a highlighter? Highlighting is applying a brightening…

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How to Blend Eyeshadow with 9 Tricks – 2019 – Beauty Article

I know how critical it is to know how to apply and blend out your eyeshadow like a pro, and it can be a real challenge to balance blending to get seamless transitions between shades without losing definition (which results in muddied colors). Whether you’re working with eight eyeshadows (like me!) or just one, blending is an important step to practice.  We’re sharing our tried and true tips on how to blend your eyeshadow for seamless looks. You can also…

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How to Blend Eyeshadow with 9 Tricks – 2019 – Beauty Article

I know how critical it is to know how to apply and blend out your eyeshadow like a pro, and it can be a real challenge to balance blending to get seamless transitions between shades without losing definition (which results in muddied colors). Whether you’re working with eight eyeshadows (like me!) or just one, blending is an important step to practice.  We’re sharing our tried and true tips on how to blend your eyeshadow for seamless looks. You can also…

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8 Tricks on How to Make Your Eyeshadow Last All Day Long 2019 – Beauty Article

Whether you need your eyeshadow to last all day because you’re working hard or playing hard, these tips and tricks should help extend the wear of your eye makeup.  The key takeaways from this how-to are:  your skin type (on your eyes) is the most impactful and eyeshadow primers aren’t a waste of money.  Frankly, I’m impressed when people forego eyeshadow primer, just because it’s one of the few beauty “extras” that I really feel is well-worth the end results…

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How to Apply Liquid Blush for Luminous Skin 2019 – Beauty Article

Liquid blush can be a tricky beast to master, but if you use our tips on how to apply liquid blush, you will have a much easier time of it!  Liquid blush is worth the effort, because once you learn how to apply liquid blush, it becomes easy enough to apply on days when you have only a few minutes to get ready–but that pop of color and natural finish can create a beautiful, natural look that wears all day.…

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Learn How-to Apply Bronzer Effortlessly -2019 – Beauty Article

If you love the sunkissed glow that a dusting of bronzer can give you but need help on how to apply bronzer with ease, we have you covered! What does bronzer do? Bronzer is a quick, easy way to add warmth to your natural skin tone and can also be used to define and accentuate certain features by creating more definition by using bronzer to contour. Follow our steps below on how to apply bronzer to get that beautiful, sun-kissed effect!…

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