Saturday, March 21, 2009

Great ways to save on cosmetics and cloths.

Down to the last nub in your favorite lipstick tube? Scoop it out with a Q-tip and put it in a small container, apply with a lip brush.

Got a perfume you love but costs alot? Mix it with an unscented lotion, you'll get all that great smell and make it last longer.

Coupons!! You can find them in your Sunday paper, use them at stores that offer to double the coupon price.

Tiered of your wardrobe? Set up a swap party with your friends and have them all bring items they no longer want or use. You will all get new-to-you cloths without spending a penny!

Ask for free samples where you get your cosmetics.

3 easy steps to a natural, flawless look.

1. Apply foundation to your cheeks, forehead, and chin using a foundation brush, sponge, or clean fingertips. Blend the foundation all the way to your natural hairline with long, light strokes.

2. Continue blending over the jawline and onto your neck to achieve a natural, seamless look. Check your face and neck in natural light to make sure the foundation is completely blended in all areas.

3. If under-eye circles or red spots remain, do not add more foundation; it can look heavy and cakey. Instead, try a concealer.

Tip: Choose the shade of your foundation carefully. When testing out shades, pick one that matches the tone of your jawline exactly. It helps to use a mirror outdoors to see how shades look in natural light.

Tip: Begin by applying a small amount of foundation then increase amount to achieve the degree of coverage that suits your skin.

Tip: For daytime, mix your foundation with a light SPF moisturizer before applying for a smoother, more sheer application.