Helpful Tips
Helpful Tips
Applying Makeup in the Right Order
Does it matter if you apply concealer before or after foundation? Yes, it does! There's a step-by-step for most things in life. For cooking, we were taught to preheat the pan before adding oil for frying. For skincare, we were taught to lather, rinse, tone, then moisturize. When it comes to makeup, the order can be a little more complicated. Makeup Application Order: 1. Prime or Moisturize? If you choose to apply primer then don't use a moisturizer. Primer is suppose to soften your face for a smoother application. If you apply both primer and moisturizer the texture will be interfered. 2. When to sneak in sunscreen? SPF can be found in primer, moisturizer or foundation. So, if you have a primer or moisturizer that goes first. Foundation is always applied afterward prepping your skin. 3. Foundation Many people start with a concealer to cover blemishes, dark circles and other pigmented areas. However, I like starting off with the foundation and then correct any areas as a finishing touch. 4. Concealer This is when you examine the areas that need to be corrected. The reason I recommend applying concealer after foundation is because foundation will do a lot of covering already. So, you only need to focus on the blemishes or dark circles for a more natural look. 5. Powder Apply a light layer of translucent powder to set your makeup in place. Finishing Up: Eyes - The basic step for eye makeup is: shadow - liner - mascara. You can always go back and layer. Lips - The reason why your lips appear dry after applying lipstick is because you didn't prep your lips. Here is the basic order: balm - liner - lipstick - gloss. Cheeks - Applying blush last will help you choose a color that compliments the eyes and lips.
You're Doing It Wrong: Bedtime Facial Routine
When it comes to catching up on our daily slumber, the last thing we want to worry about late at night is washing our face -- unfortunately, it's a must. If you rather break out every other day and wake up with an extremely oily t-zone, so be it. For those who prefer clean, clear skin, small pores and a natural glow then let's focus all of our attention on the correct way to clean and prep your face before bed with these quick, easy steps below. Step #1: If you wear makeup, you already know it's a written rule that you must always wash off your makeup at night. Whether you use makeup remover or makeup removal wipes, make sure you never skip this step. But wait, this is just the beginning. Step #2: After removing your makeup, it's officially time to cleanse your face. Choose a facial cleanser that best fits you depending on your skin type. Instead of using your hands to wash your face, use a white washcloth. Using your hands can be unsanitary opposed to using a washcloth that doesn't contain dye (shout out to my dermatologist for the quick tip). Step #3: Follow up your cleansing routine with a toner. A toner works to regulate your skins pH level and reduce the size of your pores. There are several toners out there, make sure you choose the right toner for you. Step #4: After toning comes moisturizing your face. Moisturizing is always a must, no matter what your skin type may be. Moisturizing is almost like adding the icing on the cake. Without the icing, it's simply not complete. Step #5: Make sure you always sleep on clean pillow cases. Change your bed sheets and pillow cases every so often to prevent buildup and bacteria from causing breakouts to your face.
5 Ways To Stop Procrastinating
You have a deadline and you just can not focus. It happens to the very best of us and it completely kills time. Avoiding work is one of the biggest time wasters and even worse, it can keep you from having fun. Here are some tips to help you get done quick and get to doing what you really want to do. Don't sit next to your friends As I am trying to write this card there is a room full of people having conversations that I want, no need, to be involved in. It has actually taken me 10 minutes just to write the title. The most important thing you need to remember when trying to meet a deadline is to not sit by your friends. It may be a lonely library/work day but when you finish your work early you can catch up with your friends doing something you'll all enjoy...happy hour! If you have no other option, bring headphones Shut off All social media Websites have been developed to help students get rid of distractions during finals. Apps like SelfControl let you plug in the website that you need to be blocked from, be it Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Buzzfeed, anything, as well as the time frame you need to be banned from. Once you enter the information you must wait out the time. Its the best way to avoid the distractions. Listen to Classical Music It is extremely difficult to study while listening to music with lyrics. Your brain will only be half paying attention to your work as the other (obviously more fun) half will be rocking out to whatever music is blasting from your headphones. It has been scientifically proven that classical music helps you focus, even on those dry as hell science textbooks. Break it up into smaller portions We've all been there; the night before a huge paper and you have only the title. Staring at a blank page and knowing all the work that lies ahead of you makes it even harder to start. If you break up the assignment into smaller portions it will be much easier to not only finish, but to focus on. Writing 2 pages a day is a lot easier then 20 in one day. Although lets be real, some of you are still going to wait till the last second. Just break it up during the all nighter. Write 3 pages then get a snack, write another 3 and go for a walk or allow yourself to check Facebook. Smaller portions is always better. Have Something To Look Forward To! Have a reward waiting for you once you cross that invisible finish line! It can be meeting your friends at a party and drinking until you forgot about the assignment you just finished, or hopping into bed for a nice 17 hour slumber. Whatever it is make sure you know that after you power though your work you will be much happier!! Like I am now. And heres a perfect video to motivate you. If Shia LaBeouf doesn't get your ass moving, nothing will.