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Makeup Hacks / Tips & Tricks For MakeUp Application!

Here are my 12 favourite hacks when when it comes to makeup. Some of them are super easy for those of you who don’t know much about makeup. And then some of them are more indepth and hopefully you may not of heard of them.

Enjoy!

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a beauty multi-tasker that is a total must have. This amazing oil can be used to nourish hair, moisturize the skin, and so much more. Here are some tips and tricks on how to use my all time favorite oil!

Exfoliate- exfoliating should be an extremely important part of everybody’s beauty routine. Exfoliating removes the layer of dead skin cells from your body and face, allowing for glowing skin and products to sink in easier. Using coconut oil is a great way to exfoliate for cheap! Put some coconut oil into a bowl and add some brown sugar (or salt, whatever you got!) until there is double the sugar to the oil. Mix this about and then rub the mixture on your skin in circular motions gently (doing this too hard can hurt and even damage the skin). After you got a good rub down rinse off with some warm water to reveal healthy, happy skin. 

Hair Care- Coconut oil is a great way to soften, protect, and add shine to your hair! There are many variations to make this leave-in conditioner, so I’m just gonna tell you guys my all time favorite. Melt some coconut oil into a bowl and add a good amount of honey in there with it. After mixing apply to wet or dry hair (personally, it works better on me with day old hair). Apply from the roots down and let sit for thirty minutes (if your hair is naturally very oily near the roots, start from the middle of the head like you would conditioner) then rinse. And voila your hair will look amazing!

Shaving- I have found that shaving with coconut oil works so much better than any store bought shaving creams, gels or mouses. While in the shower apply a generous amount of the oil to your legs (or wherever else you’re shaving). If you have naturally very sensitive skin like I do let it sit for a couple of minutes to let it absorb into your body, and then shave like you normally would. Your skin will be so grateful!

Moisturizing- Coconut oil is very moisturizing and is perfect for anyone who is plagued with dry skin. After your shower skip the lotion and instead rub (a thin layer) coconut oil all over your body for soft skin. The oil will absorb quickly and won’t leave you sticky. It has a nice smell and will keep your skin from looking dry. 

Beauty Guru Lou Teasdale’s Beauty Tips

  1. Eyebrows: “I get a treatment by company called HD Brows. They dye the hairs… then thread them into shape. So you have fullness where you don’t naturally have color.”
  2. Making Tanner to Look Natural and Perfect Skin: “A real tan has a bit of pink in it, so go for an aerosol spray that isn’t too brown or orange. I mist it over my face before I start my makeup.”
  3. How to Turn Freshly Washed Hair Into a Matte Mess:“A good old ‘80s diffuser. Mousse, and then diffuse to get that grungy, beachy, undone-but-done look. Even when I’m doing topknots or braids.”
  4. Kit Must-Have: “I really like Lucas’ Papaw Ointment because it’s so natural and moisturizing. I use it for lips, [and tattoos].”
  5. Other Tips From her New Book:“Add powder eye shadow to lipstick for a matte finish. Black lipstick makes the best greasy, smoky eye. Add hair chalk that matches your color creates matte dirty texture.”

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