How to Avoid Carrying Too Much Makeup

Tired of fumbling with too much makeup in your purse? Well, not to worry because this article will ensure you look beautiful, without excessive weight.

Steps

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    Decide what color eyeshadow/lipstick/blush etc you use most. Try to get light and darker shades, as these are a lot more versatile. No more than two shades per item.
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    Double up a lipstick as a cream blush. After using your lipstick, dab some on the apples of your cheeks and use your finger to blend it out. Not only will you save space, but using the same color on your lips and cheeks will make the look more cohesive. (Eyeshadow work too!)
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    Use eyeshadow as eyeliner. Use a brown or black shadow to line your upper lid with an angled eyeliner brush. Use a bright, contrasting color as liner for a more noticeable look.
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    If you're a small-chested girl, add some matte blush or shadow in between your breasts. It creates shadow, giving the illusion of a bigger bust.
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    Mix in your favorite sparkly bronzer with a matte nail polish for an instantly new polish!
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    Want to look like Marilyn Monroe? Use eyeliner or mascara to give yourself a sexy beauty mark.
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    Use a brightly colored mascara (like red or blue) and run it through your hair for instant highlights!
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    Add pizzazz to your makeup by doing a neutral smoky eye and a bright lip color. Best lip colors for hot pink and red!
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    Double up the same translucent setting powder that you use to set your foundation to set your liquid/gel liner. Use a flat angled brush, dip it in the powder and pat onto the liner. Replace the translucent powder with a eyeshadow that matches the liner for the same effect.

Tips

  • If you use something intended for lip purposes on your eyes, make sure its safe! You can get an infection. Do the same for all of your swapped makeup.
  • Most of all, have fun! Experiment with different products, colors and techniques until you find the ones that work best for you.
  • Use a dab of mascara on a paper towel to fix scuffs on shoes.
  • Don't over-do it on makeup. Too much can make you look fake, desperate for attention and just plain odd.

Article Info

Categories: Makeup