3 Top TipsFor Using Makeup As A Correcting Tool!

Makeup can be of two types – one can be to enhance your features, the other is to ‘change’ your features in subtle and pleasant ways. However, this should be done in a way that is effective without looking unnatural. Most make up artists have mastered this subtle art. But when it comes to you – going to a make up artist every time is not always possible. Either you don’t have the time, or you don’t want to spend quite so much. So we thought we’ll bring you some D-I-Y help on correcting features using makeup!

Sounds interesting? Well then let’s get started!

We’ll start with…

Contouring

Yes, the right contouring, done well, can actually make your face look a lot different. The right highlighting can make it look plumper, or in other cases slimmer! It is all a trick with a good contour.

So, how does one contour the face? Well, you will need to use 2-3 different colors, as you will see in a short while. And then you need to apply these colors in specific parts of the face. Finally you use a wet sponge to blend it all in and a facial powder brush to set it all. To finish off your look, all you then need is some blush and a gloss or lipstick!

However, the thing with contouring is that while it is in basis the same, the finer details change for the different facial shapes. And what we have brought you is a video that walks you through the 3 main facial shapes – round, heart-shaped and square – and teaches you how to contour for each individually. Let’s look into it then:



So you saw how a little bit of contouring can go a long way and changing your very look? It highlights the right features and makes sure your face looks great!

And now moving on to our second tip…

How to get the best shaped eyebrows

Eyebrow shapes vary from person to person. But there is a particular shape that is desirable. This consists of exactly where the eyebrows start, where they arch as well as where they end. Now these are pretty vague ideas. How does one know exactly what should go where. Our next video is aimed at explaining that.

It is a video on quick eyebrow tips. It tells you how to determine where you want your eyebrows to start and what you want them to look like. And for the tips we take you straight to the expert:



And once you have learnt how to correct eye brow shapes, we get to our final tip for the day…

Making your lips look fuller and bigger

Not all of us are blessed with full plump lips like Angelina Jolie. And as a result, many women go in for cosmetic surgeries and injections. But why go through the pain and the imminent risks, when make up can correct the problem for you?

Plus, you can always wash it off and revert back to your original lips at the end of the day too! So, here is the video that shows you how to do that using just a lip liner, lip stick, lip color brush, foundation and highlighter!



So, there you have it – 3 ways to correct flaws or just make your make up pop! Do try them out at home, and make sure you experiment and work out your own looks too!

18 Cool And Easy Beauty Hacks For A Beginner!

What are beauty hacks? They are simple and easy Go-To tricks that save time, effort and money. And for the uninitiated, these become the gospel – these are what help you know, apply and carry off your makeup with élan!

And here’s presenting you with 18 such beauty hacks – some of these you might already know of, some you practise already, and some will come as a surprise. But all of them will help you get a hang of your makeup better…

#1

Have you heard of the easiest way to do nail art, without the hassle? Well, just apply your favorite nail polish. Now get hold of a band-aid, the kind with holes on top. Stick these on your nail, sticky side down, and paint on a contrasting polish, or you could try white. Let it dry and peel off – voila, you have polka dots for nail art!

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#2

Have you heard that shampooing too often damages your hair by stripping off the natural oils from your scalp? You heard right. Now to remedy that, just switch to dry shampoo – you can make your own with cornstarch, arrowroot powder and if you’re a brunette you’ll need cocoa powder. Mix all three ingredients and apply to the roots of your hair with a big powder brush. Comb through with a wide toothed comb, or brush. Ideally, leave it on at night to give your hair more volume. Dry shampoo soaks up the oil and grime, minus any damage.

#3

Try a natural body scrub when you run out of your drugstore one. Just take a bit of coffee grind from the kitchen and mix into your body wash – this even takes off the tan.

#4


If you want to give off the impression that you have long eyelashes, just try baby powder. Apply one coat of mascara, and pat or dust some baby powder on your lashes. Follow up with a second coat of mascara and flaunt those peepers.
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#5

Want to add definition to your eyes? Just go ahead and use eye pencils instead of powder eye shadow. You can even apply a coat of white eye shadow first and then follow up with the colored eye shadow to get the colors to ‘pop out’! You can also apply a light shimmer eye shadow along the inner corner of your eyes to make your eyes look brighter.

 We promised you 18 such hacks, right? We’ve covered 5 so far and here are the rest…we bring you a video which gives you 13 such beauty hacks to try.



If you know some more hacks that we haven’t featured, let us know. After all, such ‘secrets’ are meant to shared!

DIY Nail Art Tools For The Newbie Nail Art Enthusiast!


If you’re into nail art, you’ll need to have a few essential nail art tools. But that doesn’t mean you have to invest in these nail art tools, especially if you’re just a newbie trying out a few nail hacks. You can simply make them at home!

How? That’s what we’re going to explain right here. First though, you’ll need to take stock of the tools that you’ll require:

  • Small dotting tool
  • Large dotting tool
  • Striping brush
  • Detailing brush

Now the names of these tools are pretty self explanatory – so we aren’t really going into that. What we’ll tell you about are the simple, everyday tools just lying around your home that can be used in place of these. So let’s start with the…

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Small Dotting Tool

When you have little dots in your design, these are the tools that will make your nail art a success. But what can you use instead of a professional dotting brush?

  • Try a toothpick – if you want to make really small dots, then these are perfect. And you can use and throw them away!
  • A dried out ball pointer pen will also work – you can always clean up the nib for a second use.
  • A sharpened pencil works equally well – especially when you’re wanting to make precise but small dots.
  • And finally, bobby pins – just dip the tip into your paint/polish and get your dots in place. You can increase or decrease the size of your dots depending on how lightly you are using the pin.
Check out this blog on gel nails instructions

Now that you’ve got the small dotting tool covered, you can move on to the…

Big Dotting Tool

These are used when you have to create bigger dots in larger patterns, you can even use the small dotting tool, but that takes a lot more effort and precision. So it’s best to actually have a separate dotting tool for the larger dots. As for what you can use…

  • You can use a pin – the side that has the ball attached to it – if you have difficulty holding the pin just as is, stick it into the rubber end of a pencil.
  • Blunt pencils work as well – they are also easier to work with.

Next, you can move on to the…

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Striping Brush

This is what will help you take your nail art to a new level, so make sure to have one of these handy whenever you are doing nail art. Here’re the household items you can use to make your DIY striping brush:

  • Just snip away at a large paint brush till you get the right size and width of the brush.
  • You can do the same with an old nail polish brush – although, when you use it you might have to dip it into the paint or polish more than once to get the right effect.
Finally, you have the most important tool, the…

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Detailing Brush

This tool is particularly necessary to get the little details in place. Here are the alternatives to a commercial brush…

  • An old eyeliner brush – this is fairly simple to use, and offers great flexibility.
  • Or, you could try snipping away the bristles of a small paint brush – to get the same effect.
These are the simplest and most essential tools that you will need to try out any nail hack – and now for a quick recap –



Now, you’re officially ready to try out your skills at nail art with full gusto – without having to spend a dime on nail art tools!

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