1. Make your makeup brushes last longer:
It happens to us all. You buy a good make up brush but a few months down the line it looks a mess. So what can you do to ensure your make up tools last longer?
It might be as simple as you’re not cleaning them often enough. Leaving your brushes to sit with makeup on them for too long can permanently damage the bristles.
Try washing your brushes on a monthly basis with detergent which will break down the oils and colours that build up on your brushes.
Also be careful how you dry your makeup brushes. If you’re too rough you can break or even pull out the bristles so be gentle.
After rinsing lay them flat on a towel and leave them to dry. Don’t leave them upright in a cup as water will seep into the base of the brush and can cause it to rot.
2. Hair grows back so quickly after shaving!
If you shave, chances are you’ll only have silky smooth legs for a few days until those pesky prickly hairs start to emerge. So what can you do?
Tiny hairs can get trapped underneath the surface of the skin by dead skin cells. A light scrub with a loofah before you shave will exfoliate and free these hairs so that you can remove them all in one go.
If you get prickly hairs try using a moisturiser with glycerine or urea to soften the hairs and help them lay flat.
3. Make up still on your face in the morning, even after washing:
Try as you may, what do you do if you wake up after a good cleanse and STILL find makeup on you face in the morning?
Basically, the cleanser you’re using just isn’t up to the job. Try switching to an oil based formula which will break up cosmetics better than soap.
Alternatively you can wash with your regular cleanser and then use a cotton pad soaked in toner to remove any makeup left on your skin.
4. Smudged polish before it’s had chance to dry:
One of the more tricky problems, a smudged nail can be fiddly to fix. Here are some handy tips to help you out.
Finish one hand before you move on to the next. Keep you hand flat if you can, spread your fingers out and paint the nail from the base to the tip in a smooth motion.
If you smudge, dab the pad of your index finger in non-acetone remover, but be careful not to get any on your nail! Lightly sweep it over the smudge to smooth it out. Then cover with another light layer of polish before finishing it off with a quick-dry top coat.
5. Self-tan stains my clothes and sheets:
There’s nothing worse than a nice big stain of bronze tan on your clean bed sheets. Here are a few ideas to prevent you leaving bronzed stains where ever you go.
Try doing your self-tanning early in the day. After four hours rinse off in the shower to get rid of the temporary bronzer on the top layer of your skin.
Use a large make up brush to lightly dust your skin with baby powder after the tanner has dried. This will form a barrier to prevent slip-off but will also ensure you keep your new hue.