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treat yoself 2.0

makeup:

  • Put eyeliner on your eyelash curlers so you can curl and line your lashes at the same time
  • If you purchase some foundation that is too dark try adding some moisturiser to it to help lighten it
  • FYI you can use mascara as eyeliner
  • Your makeup blends better when your beauty blender is damp
  • Prime your lids/lashlines with white before adding colour, the results will be more prominent
  • If your foundation or concealer is too cakey apply some translucent powder
  • The “Aqualillies” palette by Tarte is waterproof
  • If you drag the hair on your eyebrows downwards it can make your eyes look droopier 
  • If you aren’t about that lipstick life but you still want coloured lips, try lip tints they stay on for a good amount of time
  • I personally recommend Rimmel’s scandalous eyes mascara it makes your lashes super long (esp if you have naturally long lashes like me)
  • Dip a mascara wand in lose powder and brush onto your lashes before applying mascara, it will make your eyelashes look thicker
  • Always apply concealer/powder in a triangle shape under your eyes, it will look better and it’s the right way to apply it
  • Dermablend is a good brand for people with acne/bumpy/problematic skin and good for covering up tattoos. 
  • Coconut oil can be used as a makeup remover & a makeup brush cleaner

body:

  • Add cornstarch to clear nail polish for a matte finish
  • Aloe oil and peppermint oil are good for removing hickies fast 
  • Use 1 egg white and 1 tsp of lemon juice to make a face mask to clear blackheads
  • Use 2 tbsp aloe vera gel and 1 tsp of tumeric to make a face mask and get rid of oily skin
  • Use 2 tsp honey and 1 tsp of lemon juice to make a face mask to get clear skin 
  • Always wear sunscreen in warm/hot temperatures even if it doesn’t look sunny
  • Mix 5 drops of grapefruit oil and 2 tsp of coconut oil and massage into areas with cellulite to help reduce the cellulite 
  • Coconut oil can be used as a personal lubricant as it is anti fungal, anti bacterial and antimicrobial and it keep the vagina healthy

hair:

  • Spray your bobby pins with hairspray before use, they will hold better
  • You can curl your hair easily by wrapping your hair around an elastic hairband and it’s heat free!!
  • Spray and scrunch your hair with seawater for natural beach waves
  • Coconut oil can be used as a shaving cream alternative you will get smooth results (also if you’re careful you MIGHT be able to use it down there)

misc:

  • Baking Soda works as a natural deodorant stain remover (and it also removes odors too). Mix ¼ cup with a small amount of water, enough to form a runny paste and apply to the stain/s and let it sit for 1 hour, maybe 2 if the stain is smelly then rinse with cold water and wash as usual. 
  • Lemon juice works for dark underarm stains: Apply fresh/concentrated lemon juice to the stain then add 1 tsp of salt to the area and rub with your fingers until you see improvement and if it’s sunny the exposure of the sun will make the lemon juice work better.
  • For all my folks who wear glasses: make sure you clean or wipe your glasses every so often (especially if you wear makeup or you push your glasses onto your head a lot) because the dead skin and bacteria will build up and you will be more likely to get pimples and whatnot.

Non cis:

  • Use a colour corrector to hide a beard shadow, a pink or red colour will help neutralize a dark beard shadow
  • Dermablend is also good for non cis folks as (if your skin isn’t so smooth) it will make your skin look smoother and will also help cover some facial hair
  • Don’t forget about your eyebrows, if you can get them done professionally you can get them shaped so they look good whether you opt to look feminine or masculine
  • Make sure you exfoliate before hair removal not after or your skin can get irritated 
  • If you have a masculine forehead try going for bangs (or a weave/wig/etc) with wispy bangs it will cover up the forehead but still leave you looking feminine if that is what you wish
  • If you wish to enhance your eyes and make them look bigger then apply white/nude eyeliner to your lower lashline
  • If you have a prominent or boxed jawline try contouring it with makeup

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