17/03/2011

2 unconventional (but amazing) make-up tips

One thing I enjoy the most about blogging is coming across brilliant little make-up tips that are simple enough to incorporate on my everyday routine.

However, here I'm not referring to the common tips the web is abundant with (like "use a primer to make your foundation last throughout the day"- duh, thanks Sherock Holmes!), but to those that push the boundaries of applying make-up...

These are 2 of them:

1. White pencil under concealer:
the principle behind this tip is that white is the only pigment that provides coverage- the combination of yellow and pink pigments which are mixed with white to make the foundation/concealer shades, they do just that- shaping a foundation shade, not offering coverage.

So in this tip, you're making use of the pencil's white pigment before the application of concealer on the eye area for extreme coverage and luminosity. I've learned that tip through an article from Catanya's blog- if you haven't checked it out yet, you HAVE to! She has a series of step-by-step photos on how to perfect this technique ;)

2. Sleeping with eye make-up on?
Yep, the famous Australian make-up artist Rae Morris herself suggests just that! But not any kind of eye make-up...

You know when you've been out at night wearing a heavy smokey eye that you remove before going to bed, but then you wake up the next day with smudged liner/mascara under your eyes? Well for once, don't listen to the little Mr Monk inside you and just clean up the residue around the eyes, not the lashline. What you'll be left with is those tiny dots of eyeliner smudged on the lashes, which are a pain to remove in the first place, but they define the eyes in the most natural and undetectable way!

Watch out at 7.06'-7.36' when Rae Morris shares that particular technique:



So, do you have any other "unconventional" make-up tips to share?
If you do, please post them below- I'd love to read them!

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22 comments:

  1. Day old eyeliner is the best! You can get the same effect by taking a shower and not vigorously rubbing your eyes.

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  2. Thank you so much for the tips doll!!!I didnt know!!Love to learn!

    xxx

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  3. @Jeweled Thumb, oh that's another little trick, thanks! Agh, sometimes I have to let go of my clean-it-all tendencies, I could end up with a much more interesting look ;)
    xx

    @Blushingloves Irene Greece, I'm glad you liked them, hun! That kind of tips are better to be shared ;)

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  4. tried the second tip accidentally :D it looks awesome the next day when i woke up, haha!

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  5. Lol! I tried it accidentally, too- only I got crazy with my eye make-up remover and eventually ruined it :(

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  6. I loved this tip from Catanya, too! Haven't tried it as I don't have any white pencil though LOL. And I do the second tip regularly (=

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  7. Just found your blog.Thank you for the tips. I always like to learning new things.

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  8. I think i shall try tip #1 too! have you tried it though?

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  9. re the second trick: i have done that accidentally. who hasn;t? lol but am not sure: i have read it is bad for lashes...

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  10. Υπέροχες συμβουλές!! Ειδικά το πρώτο,φοβερό!!

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  11. great tips!!I can't wait to try the first one ;)

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  12. Eimai ligo psycho me thn afairesh tou makigiaz, alla to prwto tip me entypwsiase! Ennoeis to aplo aspro molyvi, etsi?

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  13. polu wraia tips!!! tha ta xrisimopoihsw eidika to 1o,ma lunei polla provlimata! :D

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  14. Είχα διαβάσει/δει κάπου ότι γενικά το άσπρο μολύβι είναι ΤΟ highlighter όταν το βάζεις κάτω από το foundation, ιδιαίτερα για φωτογραφίες. Το δεύτερο τιπ ο Mr Monk μέσα μου δε με έχει αφήσει ακόμα να το δοκιμάσω, θα το κάνω όμως! Τέλειο ποστ!

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  15. @G A B Y, ha ha sometimes it's so freakin' tiring to take off the night's makeup... I feel you, girl!

    @Beauty shades, thank you, hun! I love your blog, too ;)

    @Jennifer, I still haven't tried the 1st tip, gonna try it next week. Let's hope it won't crease on me...

    @λειντι ντι, oops I forgot it can be harmful for the lashes... Eh well, I guess it won't harm if you do it rarely!

    @Μοντέρνα Σταχτοπούτα, ναι δεν είναι απίστευτα; Τρελαίνομαι να διαβάζω τέτοια τιπς ;)

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  16. @Athina, glad you enjoyed them, doll!
    xx

    @Froso M., κι εγώ κάπως έτσι είμαι, δε μπορώ να πάω για ύπνο και να νιώθω ότι έχω υπολείμματα από σκιά/μάσκαρα... Έχω να κοιμηθώ χωρίς να αφαιρέσω το μακιγιάζ μου 5-6 χρόνια!

    @FashionSugarBubbles, χαίρομαι που σου άρεσαν, κοριτσάκι!
    xx

    @NatalieDouka, χα χα κι εγώ ακούω τη φωνή του Μονκ κάθε βράδυ! Ή αλλιώς, της Μόνικα από τα Φιλαράκια, lol...

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  17. Πολυ χρησιμα tips!
    Το πρωτο θα το δοκιμασω οταν θα εχω μαυρους κυκλους,το δευτερο το εχω ''δοκιμασει'' τυχαια!
    Πολλα φιλια

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  18. Χα χα!
    Άρα το 2ο τιπ δεν είναι και κάτι νέο, χμμ...

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  19. thanx for sharing!=)))

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  20. hahaha!! I always did the second tip when i was in high school! I didn't want anything too dramatic, so some times i used to put on the eyeliner before i went to bed and ...ta-daaa the morning after my smudgy eyeliner was set!! My girlfriends always made fun of me and still do when we remember it! Who's laughing now, ha??!! ahahaha! :p

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  21. @Argyro, I'm happy you liked it, doll!
    xx

    @dimitra, ha ha!!! Really? Girl, you were thinking out of the box, back in highschool- that's rare! You should go and tell your friends that your eyeliner trick is officially approved by the world's most successful make-up artist, lol!!!

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  22. The funny thing is, i didn't wear any make up back then, not even mascara! That "eye-liner trick" was my only effort-and what a lazy effort indeed! I already sent them the link to your blog! LOL (they're gonna make more fun of me now....you know how these things go...i kind of enjoy it though!) :)

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