You wanna know why our hair is so big? Because it’s full of secrets. Beauty secrets, that is. We love good beauty tips, so we’ve rounded up our best get-gorgeous tricks in one spot. Whether you want to learn how to create the perfect base or brush up on your concealing technique, we’ve got beauty tips galore.
Wash your make up tools!
Dirty makeup tools are the perfect breeding ground for potentially detrimental bacteria that can lead to acne, irritation, and even more serious conditions like eye infections. We’re the first to admit that cleaning your brushes is a hassle, but it’s maybe the most important thing you can do to keep your skin from succumbing to problem-causing bacteria in Breakout City.
Invest in an eye cream!
You may think you’re too young for anti-aging products; While there’s no need to bring out the big anti-aging guns at 25, using anti-aging skin care can never hurt. Prevention is key.
Know your skin!
You may be using the wrong concealer shade on your under eye circles. Because under eye circles are dark, you need a different shade than you would use to cover redness. For those with lighter skin, the circles tend to have a purple tint to them. Peach toned concealers work best. For darker skin tones whose circles are a darker purple or brown, a concealer with an orange pigment will help to camouflage. And don’t go too light. The lighter you go, the harder it is to blend the concealer in with the foundation.
You may be choosing the wrong shade of foundation. Don’t test on the back of your hand! When shopping for foundation, do a test swatch on the cheek and the neck, which will give you a much more realistic idea of whether the foundation matches or not.
You may be using too much powder in the wrong places. We advocate for powder as a great way to mattify skin and lock in your look, but you don’t need to use it all over the face—it’ll give your skin a flat, one-dimensional look that squelches any radiance and can even make you look older (no, thank you). Instead, try dusting just a tiny bit of a translucent powder under your eyes and over your T-zone to reduce shine without going too matte.
Focus on your individual features.
Every face is different, and just because you mastered that smoky eye tutorial you found on YouTube doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you. Do your homework on how to flatter your face and enhance your best features while drawing attention away from the ones you’re not as fond of.
There are about a million beauty tips floating around out there on the internet—but that definitely doesn’t mean we should be following every single one of them. A YouTube or Instagram account does not a beauty expert make, but when working makeup artists, skincare gurus and beauty editors are offering up advice, you better believe we’re listening! hope this helps beauties!