Miscelleaous Tips


  • Billy B’s method of applying false eyelashes: Trace upper lash line w/ adhesive, using a pointed lining brush. Let it get ‘tacky’ for a minute. Press the strip into the glue, using the back end of the brush. Courtesy if “EnjoyTheSilence”.
  • Doppelganger74’s method of applying false eyelashes: Let the glue get tacky before you apply. It really helps keep the lash from sliding around so much and making a big ole mess. Cut the lash in half & just do them on the outer corner. They are much easier to apply this way & give you that sexy cat eye look. This looks a bit more natural than using a whole strip. I also have great luck w/ individuals, they are easy to apply & look natural.
  • I took 2-11 ounce vegetable cans, washed them out thoroughly & removed the label. I then painted 1 black & 1 white w/ a glossy acrylic paint. I had some decorative ribbon, which happened to be black & white (zebra print) so I hot-glued it around the tops of the cans. They are so cute. I had trouble getting my brushes & pencils to stand upright, so I took some long grain dry rice, filled the can about 1/4-1/2 full & voila, my brushes, lip liner & eyeliner pencils fit & stand up perfectly. luv4don
  • Yellow’s really versatile IMO, yellow + blue automatically make it a really cool tone look 🙂 yellow + pink is girly, playful & warm… I personally really love yellow on the lid w/ a violet/purple in the crease or a more sophisticated yet funky look w/ yellow & a burnt burgundy in the crease.

1. **Start with Clean Skin:** Always begin with a clean and moisturized face to create a smooth canvas for makeup application.

2. **Use Primer:** Apply a primer to help makeup adhere better and last longer.

3. **Choose the Right Foundation:** Find a foundation that matches your skin tone and type for a natural look.

4. **Blend Foundation Well:** Blend your foundation thoroughly into your skin, especially along the jawline and hairline.

5. **Concealer for Blemishes:** Use concealer to cover any blemishes or imperfections.

6. **Brighten Under Eyes:** Apply a concealer that is slightly lighter than your skin tone to brighten under your eyes.

7. **Set with Powder:** Set your foundation and concealer with a translucent powder to prevent shine.

8. **Contour for Dimension:** Use contour products to add dimension to your face by highlighting and shading.

9. **Natural Blush:** Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks for a natural flush.

10. **Define Brows:** Fill in your eyebrows for a polished look that frames your face.

11. **Eyeshadow Primer:** Use an eyeshadow primer to make eyeshadow colors pop and stay in place.

12. **Blend Eyeshadow Well:** Blend eyeshadow colors seamlessly for a professional finish.

13. **Tightline Eyes:** Apply eyeliner to your waterline for a defined look.

14. **Curl Lashes:** Curl your lashes before applying mascara for an eye-opening effect.

15. **Apply Mascara Strategically:** Wiggle the mascara wand at the base of your lashes for volume, then comb through for length.

16. **Natural Lip Liner:** Use a lip liner to define your lips subtly.

17. **Choose Lipstick Wisely:** Pick lip colors that complement your skin tone and outfit.

18. **Long-Lasting Lipstick:** If you want your lipstick to last longer, apply a bit of foundation to your lips first.

19. **Blot Excess Lipstick:** After applying lipstick, blot with a tissue to remove excess and set the color.

20. **Highlight Strategically:** Apply highlighter to the high points of your face for a radiant glow.

21. **Clean Makeup Tools:** Regularly clean your makeup brushes and sponges to prevent breakouts.

22. **Invest in Good Tools:** Quality brushes and tools can make a significant difference in application.

23. **Less is More:** Start with a small amount of product and build up if needed.

24. **Match Your Undertones:** Consider your skin’s undertones when choosing makeup shades.

25. **Experiment with Colors:** Don’t be afraid to try new colors and techniques to find what suits you best.

26. **Day-to-Night Transition:** Easily transition from day to night by intensifying your eye makeup or adding a bold lip.

27. **Set Makeup with Setting Spray:** Lock in your makeup with a setting spray for a long-lasting finish.

28. **Practice Winged Liner:** Master the art of winged eyeliner for a classic and polished look.

29. **Use the Right Makeup for Your Age:** Adjust your makeup routine as you age to enhance your features.

30. **Check Makeup in Different Lighting:** Make sure your makeup looks good in various lighting situations.

31. **Blend Your Foundation into Your Neck:** To avoid a makeup line, blend foundation into your neck.

32. **Customize Your Coverage:** Mix foundation with moisturizer for a lighter coverage.

33. **Revive Dried Mascara:** Add a few drops of saline solution to dried mascara to revive it.

34. **Experiment with Makeup Placement:** The placement of your makeup can alter your facial features.

35. **Use Tape for Sharp Lines:** Apply tape for precise eyeshadow lines and winged eyeliner.

36. **Warm Up Your Products:** Warm up cream products like foundation for easier application.

37. **Choose the Right Lighting:** Apply makeup in natural light whenever possible.

38. **Avoid Over-Powdering:** Powder sparingly to maintain a natural finish.

39. **Consider Your Eye Shape:** Tailor eyeshadow application to complement your eye shape.

40. **Balance Bold Eyes and Lips:** If you have bold eye makeup, opt for a more neutral lip color, and vice versa.

41. **Mix Foundations for Custom Shade:** Mix foundations to create the perfect shade for your skin.

42. **Use a Lip Brush:** A lip brush can help create a more precise and even lip application.

43. **Prevent Lipstick on Teeth:** Place your finger in your mouth, close your lips around it, and pull it out to remove excess lipstick.

44. **Use Cream Blush for a Dewy Look:** Cream blush can add a fresh and dewy finish to your complexion.

45. **Blend Your Contour Well:** Harsh contour lines can look unnatural; ensure everything is well-blended.

46. **Apply Makeup in Natural Facial Expressions:** Apply makeup while making the facial expressions you normally would for a more accurate application.

47. **Customize Your Routine:** Tailor your makeup routine to suit your lifestyle and preferences.

48. **Double Cleanse for Removal:** Double cleanse your face to thoroughly remove makeup at the end of the day.

49. **Consider Your Outfit:** Coordinate your makeup with your outfit for a cohesive look.

50. **Confidence is Key:** Rock your makeup with confidence, and you’ll always look stunning!