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Fake Tan Tips

I am always asked for a good fake tan. This is where you can get it.

There's only one and its a gel. It is rather cheap and easy to apply, it's a good colour and dries fast. It still smells (they all do) but I always receive lots of positive comments when I wear it.


Makeup Brushes Tips

It constantly amazes me that women attempt to do their makeup with one brush. I also recently saw a television infomercial that promoted a 'wonder' brush that allowed women to apply their makeup with one brush.

The truth is, you are going to need many brushes and it may cost you a bit but it will be a good investment.

How to choose the good-quality - not necessarily expensive - brushes

A simple technique to help you buy a quality makeup brush is balance it on its very tip. Hold the brush vertically on the back of your hand, bristles down, and lightly bounce the brush to test the bristles. The bristles should only have a slight bend. If they splay, or flatten completely, then the brush will be too difficult to use, and the makeup will go everywhere except where you want it to go.

Where to source your brushes

You can find good quality makeup brushes at discount makeup stores, art and craft shops, manchester stores and makeup counters.

How to clean your brushes

The best way to clean your brushes is with brush cleaner once a week. However, if you don't have brush cleaner, try hot, soapy water or detergent. Shampoo is not probably strong enough.

Whatever product you use, rub your brush on a white plate. This way, when you clean your brush, you can see the colour on the plate. When the plate is clean and the water runs clear, you know the brush is washed.

Let it dry overnight.

For more tips visit brisbane makeup artist Kate Witherington's journal.


Is Mineral Makeup Really Better?

The Mineral Makeup manufacturers have enjoyed a 60% increase in sales in the past year. If you are one of the many millions of women who already use Mineral Makeup, then this statistic is probably of no surprise to you. If you haven't made the switch yet, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Is Mineral Makeup Really Better?

The Benefits of Mineral Makeup over regular or "traditional" makeup sold on the market today are, in fact, many. The number one reason most women make the switch is that Mineral Makeup can actually make a woman's skin look younger. Because it is a very lightweight and silky texture - not heavy and weighed down - it gives a very natural, and younger, look. Because Mineral Makeup is truly made up of micronized minerals, it actually sits on the skin and doesn't absorb into it, so it doesn't clog pores or cake up in lines or creases. It sweeps away fine lines rather than accentuating them like regular makeup often does.

Not all Mineral Makeups are the same. However, Mineral Makeup made with pure minerals is hypoallergenic and can be used by women with even the most sensitive skin. And, because, it cannot clog pores, it doesn't promote acne like regular makeup can.

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Wedding Day Makeup Tips and Advice

Your wedding day is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life. You want to look and feel the beautiful, radiant bride with your makeup enhancing your natural beauty. Your every blush, smile and kiss will be recorded on film so your bridal makeup needs to be picture perfect and look flawless all through your big day. This guide to wedding makeup will take the stress out planning your wedding makeup.

Wedding makeup advice: Prepare your skin for your wedding day

Unfortunately many women wait until they are only a few months away from their wedding day before they even begin to give any thought to skin care. Start early and take care of your skin now. You will need to work out your skin type to help you establish a proper skin care regime. This, combined with good eating habits, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep and regular exercise will ensure that your skin will be radiant on your big day.

For help understanding your skin type and how to develop a quick and easy skin care routine please read Donna's article; Great looking skin - A simple 4 step skin care guide.

Wedding makeup tip: Beware facials !

Unless you have facials on a regular basis DO NOT get one the week before your wedding day. Facials can pull impurities to the surface, and you do not want to break out the week of your wedding. To also help avoid blotches and blemishes do not make any major changes in your skin care routine during the few weeks before your wedding. The weeks before your wedding is not the time to experiment with your skin care. If you regularly get facials have your last regular facial a good week before the wedding.

Wedding makeup tip: Pimples and acne.

If you do have a breakout, do not pick. Do not do anything that can irritate or redden or enlarge the problem. Use pure Aloe Vera to treat any bumps or breakouts. It is a wonderful healer.

Wedding makeup tip: Keep away from too much sun.

Don't get too much sun before your wedding. Sunburns, peeling skin and tan lines can sabotage your special day.

Wedding makeup advice: Use a professional makeup artist or do it yourself ?

If you are confident in applying your own makeup there is no reason you can't do your own wedding makeup. If you are not so confident with your makeup abilities your wedding makeup is not the time to experiment - you want to look your absolute best on the day and your wedding photos will be your lifetime mementos of your special day. If you are unsure of your makeup abilities, or just want the peace of mind of not having to worry about your makeup, use a professional.

Either way read on - I'm sure you will find the following tips and advice useful.


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