Save Money and Time With Careful Use of Your Cosmetics
It is important to have a good base to work on so cleanse, tone and moisturise at least half an hour before application.Â This will ensure the make-up doesn't slide off your recently moisturised face!Â Prepare your face before applying foundation with a primer to even skin tone.Â Use your primer very sparingly so it doesn't show through the foundation.Â
Apply your foundation with a damp sponge.Â Small spray bottles are very inexpensive and are an easy way to dampen your sponge.Â You will find you use far less and it will glide onto your face.Â As long as you have chosen a perfect match to your natural skin tone, you will look as though you have a naturally smooth face.
Use a tiny amount of eye base on your eyelids before applying eye shadow.Â Not only will use less eye shadow but the delicate area around your eyes will be protected and the colour will be purer.
If your eye pencil is too hard during the winter, hold it under a hairdryer for about three seconds.Â This will soften it sufficiently to give you a good line without pulling at the skin around your eyes.
Mascara should only be kept for six months, after this time you may find it has â¬Ågone off.Â Twist the wand in the tube rather than pulling it up and down.Â This will ensure that less air gets in contact with the mascara and will help to keep it in a good condition.Â Â
When applying lipstick, use a lip base first.Â You will only need a tiny amount and it will moisturise your lips, give a truer colour so you won't have to use as much lipstick.
Cosmetic counters are very attractive with all the different colours available and sales assistants readily available to sell you beautifully presented boxes of cosmetics.Â It is easy to get carried away and come home with more than you need.Â If you just stick to a few colours that really suit you, it will save you money and you won't have a drawer full of barely used eye shadows and lipsticks that you will never wear.