This post isn't about to tell you how to do your makeup - there are a ton of Youtube videos out there that can help you to create an abundance of looks. However, there are a few dos and don'ts you should really be aware of if you want your face beat to look great no matter what and keep your products as long as possible. Read on to learn what they are!
Do Pay Attention To How Long You’ve Had Certain Products
Most people end up keeping their makeup products way longer than is specified on the packaging. This may not bring you any harm, but you should be aware of the ideal time to keep an open product. Sometimes it’s just 6 months, sometimes it might be a year or two. Just make sure you know so that you can make the most of your product.
Don’t Sleep With Your Makeup On - Ever
Always take your makeup off before bed - even if it was a natural look. It will clog your pores, get all over your pillows, and just won’t feel great. A face halo and water is the easiest, most effective way to get your makeup off properly. Forget about wipes and invest in a halo. They are more sustainable, too.
Do Clean Your Makeup Tools As Often As Possible
Get into a good routine with your makeup tools. Use a makeup cleaner to make sure you’re not transferring bacteria and old makeup back onto your clean face. You can buy tools that clean and dry your brushes in a matter of seconds!
Don’t Store Your Makeup In The Bathroom
Storing your makeup in the bathroom will usually ruin the consistency and formula. Getting your powders and even lipsticks wet won’t do them any good and you’ll probably have to throw them away. You can check out this rose gold makeup bag so you have somewhere pretty to store them on the go. If you want a better way to store them in your room, try those see through storage options that look very trendy.
Do Make Sure You Know Your Shades
You can wear bright purple and blue eyeshadow to work if you want - but when it comes to foundation and concealer, make sure you have the correct shades. It may take a while to find them in store, especially since the lighting is different to natural light. Order cheap samples online and test them yourself instead. Nothing looks worse than a foundation that doesn’t match your skintone.
Don’t Underestimate The Power Of Blending
Blending is the best thing anybody can learn to do. Make sure you have some decent quality brushes and sponges ready to blend out whatever look you’re going for. Blending can fix even a disastrous eye makeup look.
Do Your Makeup In Natural Light
Natural light is key for makeup to look great. If you don’t have it, invest in a mirror that will mimic it.
Don’t Let Anybody Tell You How Much Makeup You Should Be Wearing
Makeup is an artform, so have fun with it. Just use the advice here to make it last longer and stay looking fierce!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.