Skip the salon: 10 professional DIY makeup tips

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Hi all, I came across this amazing post on the web and thought of sharing it with you all. Check out these 10 amazing DIY beauty hacks! We spend hundreds & thousands of dirhams at beauty salons in our quest to look perfect and flawless. We cannot do it ourselves because we do not possess the knowledge that beauticians and makeup experts do. The good news is that now you can, read on to know how you can look absolutely gorgeous in the comfort of your own home.

1. There are so many great ways to use Vaseline in your beauty rituals. For thicker, darker, longer looking eyelashes just apply some Vaseline to your mascara brush everyday and then use your mascara regularly. You’ll see noticeable results!

2. In the UAE, we are exposed to heat and then air conditioning throughout the day, which can make the skin dry and flaky. For a smooth application of foundation it’s important to get rid of that dead skin sitting on the top layer of your face before you apply foundation. Mix a bit of brown sugar with honey and gently scrub your face and lips (use a toothbrush for the lips). It’s an easy and cost effective method to exfoliate the skin but works!

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3. Makeup looks more complete when colors are coordinated. Color coordinate your lips with your cheeks to create a uniform look that brings your makeup together and looks natural. I love using any lipstick or colored lip balm and then applying some to the back of my hand. From there I use my middle finger to apply the color to the apples of my cheeks by blending upwards and outwards. Looks natural yet together, and it’s so easy to do!

4. It can be tricky to wear red or deep colored lipsticks. As you’re applying lip liner smile a little so the lips get tight and it’s easier to apply. Fill in the entire lip with the lip liner and then with the help of a good lip brush apply the lipstick starting at the center of the lip and blending it outwards. Using a lip brush takes more time to apply but gives you precision.

5. Everyone loves a nice contour. Fake those killer cheekbones by making a fish face to find the natural cheekbone contours of your face. Then use a large fan brush to sweep on a contour powder or matte bronzer. The fan brush blends as it applies.

6. When you make a mistake while applying lipstick don’t wipe it away. Wiping smears the color further and creates a messy look around the lips. Instead, use a bit of concealer on a pointed concealer brush to erase it. I love to use the #195 from MAC. It’s the perfect brush!

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7. We all have days when we breakout with pimples. To make them less obvious, stick with matte textures. Anything shiny or shimmery on top of a pimple reflects light making it look more obvious.

8. To create a ‘glow from within look to your skin’ apply your illumizier before you apply foundation. By doing so, the skin absorbs the illuminizer and then blends into the foundation for a more natural glow. I like using Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream because it’s a cream but has a gold shine to it.

9. When you’ve applied too much foundation and don’t know what to do, instead of wiping it off which will irritate the skin; spray on MAC Fix + and then take a tissue and lightly pat it on your face. Your makeup will instantly look more natural.
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10. We’ve all heard that using a white pencil in the water line can make the eyes appear bigger. For Arab and Asian skin try using a nude pencil instead. White can be too harsh for our skin tones, nude looks a lot more natural and makes the eyes look bigger!

Hope this helps, comment below to us know what worked fr you!

Until next time then xoxo….

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LUSH – At a Glance – The beauty blog me Review

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Hello Lovely ladies, The beauty blog me has taken out the time to review products from LUSH cosmetics for all you sweethearts out there. Read on to find out what makes LUSH so yummy-luscious.

LUSH Cosmetics brings to consumers a truly unique concept of a 100% hand made products containing all natural ingredients only. Inventing their own products and fragrances; LUSH makes them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging. Using only vegetarian ingredients In an era where our skin has become so accustomed to chemicals being poured upon it, LUSH cosmetics comes along with a fresh change.

I had my first taste of luscious LUSH products last week. As I made my way into the store, i was completely enchanted by the aroma of the store. It almost felt like I  never wanted to leave, which I did not, I spent a lot of time in the store checking out every single range that they offered, sampled quite a few  and finally decided on my purchase for the day.

The employee attending me,a  young lady was absolutely personable, honest, and clearly enthusiastic about what she was selling. Ask them about a product, and they’ll be glad to do a mini-demonstration and give you a sample or two of something similar to the product you’re buying for future reference. I can also see that they’re attuned to a high level of customer service, which is a big bonus.

My LUSH gift box consisted of Argan body conditioner, Rose queen bath Ballistic, Amandopondo Bubble Bar and a Rose Jam Bubbleroon.

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The first product i used out of my LUSH gift box was the Rose queen Bath ballistic. An absolute delight, the Baliistic instantly melted under water and gave off a strong rosy scent throughout the flowing water. also having calming and soothing properties, The Ballistic helped me relax and unwind from a long day’s work.

The Argan body conditioner too has been quite a winner for me. My skin felt as smooth as silk post the application of the conditioner. It is packed full of ingredients to feed and nourish the skin such as; argan oil, cocoa butter, cupuaçu butter, brazil nut oil, almond oil and fair trade shea butter.

Although the products are a bit pricey, however they seem long lasting, and I’m willing to shell out extra cash for quality.

I would highly recommend the Argan body conditioner, Flower bath ballistic, and Bubble Bar for your use.

Looks like I am all set to become a Hardcore Lushie and you should too!