Aren’t you thankful that we live in the age of the Internet so that we can watch videos on YouTube and learn how to properly apply makeup? Everything that we could possibly ever want to learn about makeup can be found online.
We can learn how to fill in our eyebrows, the best spots to apply blush for our face type, and other cool tricks that can help to enhance our look.
I’m pretty sure that our moms didn’t teach us any of the makeup tips below. (After all, I just learned about blow-drying my lashes a couple of weeks ago!) But to give our moms credit, the Internet wasn’t around then and times were a lot different. I’ll always remember that my mom, bless her heart, always tried to get me to wear bright red lipstick for the Homecoming dance, Christmas dance, and even Prom… but red lipstick wasn’t the look I was going for. Those red lipstick memories still make me laugh!
Here’s The 8 Things Your Mom Probably Didn’t Tell You About Makeup:
1. No Mess Mascara
When you put on your mascara, do you get mascara on your lashes and everywhere else too?
Try using the Lash Card, a business card, or even a plastic spoon to keep mascara on only your lashes!
As you get older, do you notice that your lips seem to get thinner? And don’t you wish that other parts of your body would thin out instead of your lips? Ha!
Without paying to get your lips injected, become friends with your lip liner. Line your lips on the outside of your lip line. Do not go crazy with this or you will look funny and natural will not be what comes to people’s minds when they see you (see the hilarious video below).
After lining outside your lips, apply foundation over your lips so that your lip-gloss or lipstick stays on longer. Not only will you have fuller lips, but you won’t have to constantly reapply lip gloss over and over.
Do you feel like it’s really hard to get your lashes to curl with a lash curler?
If so, try warming the curler up with a blow dryer before using it on your lashes. It really makes a huge difference!
After applying your mascara, use the blow dryer on the warm setting to curl your lashes and dry your mascara. Your lashes will go from average to BAM in a matter of seconds!
I like to apply my Younique 3D Fiber Lashes (transplanting gel, fibers, transplanting gel, fibers, transplanting gel) to my lashes before I blow dry. It definitely gives my lashes a nice lift and a very noticeable difference.
Now here’s a funny comparison. You know how women typically feel skinnier in dark clothes than in lighter ones? It’s kind of the same thing for your eyes. If you use dark eyeliner, your eyes will appear small.
If you use white eyeliner, your eyes will appear bigger and stand out more! You can also use white shadow too. You’re welcome, in advance. It’s also fun to use a gold eyeliner to add some sparkle to your now larger eyes!
I have a confession. I just learned how to highlight and contour from Mickey Gunn at the Younique convention this past August. I’ve always wanted to learn how to do this because who doesn’t want the illusion of a thinner face, smaller nose, nonexistent dark circles and more? Am I right?!
Here are the basics that I learned: To highlight, you want to pick two shades lighter than you would normally wear. To contour, you want to pick two shades darker than you would normally wear. The color you normally wear should be matched to your neck skin color, no where else. You always want to make sure to blend in small circles, especially by your jaw bone. No one wants to be two-toned down there.
To make mascara last a little bit longer, add eye drops or saline solution to your mascara tube and swirl around. You don’t want to add more than 2 drops. (If you are using the Younique 3D fiber lashes, add it to your transplanting gel.) You’ll notice that your mascara will be as good as new!
Here’s the general rule of when to throw away your makeup:
- Mascara: 3 months
- Eye Shadow: 12 months
- Lip Gloss: 12 months
- Eye Liner: 12 months
- Powder: 12-18 months
- Blush: 2 years
No makeup lasts forever, so it’s important to adhere to the makeup rules about when to throw it out. Some makeup can go a little longer than the recommended time, but you don’t want to mess with anything that goes near your eyes, as bacteria can be dangerous.