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Beauty Rules I Live By

by Kate Franco on January 12, 2011 · 10 comments

I am notoriously clueless when it comes to makeup. Really. I have no idea what I’m doing. My first lipstick in middle school was very rose & very shimmery, my hair was uncontrollable. Sometimes the tooth fairy would bring me Clinque samples in a gesture of goodwill, but that wasn’t enough to save me. It’s been a long process…but I think I’m {finally} starting to get the hang of it.

My top 5 tips for looking undeniably stunning. Ready? Go.

  1. Clean your makeup brushes. You can pay money for brush cleaner, or you can use baby shampoo. Either way, it’s worth it.
  2. Set the foundation and keep it in place! 1. Eye primer. I just use the Sephora brand, but it has made all of the difference, especially with eyeliner {which makes me feel fancy}. Raccoon eyes be gone! {I have dark undereye circles in general, and the smearing eyeliner/mascara only exacerbated the issue.} 2. Finishing spray…instrumental in avoiding reapplication.
  3. If you’re like me, get your makeup professionally done at least once & watch what they’re doing. I’m always honest and tell the makeup artists at MAC that I have no idea what’s up and they are, without fail, extremely helpful.
  4. For curly haired girls: do NOT use a towel to dry your hair. It will suck out all the moisture. Use a t-shirt instead. I use an ex-boyfriend’s because they’re bigger than mine. Paper towels also work wonders, but they’re the less eco-conscious choice.
  5. Drink water. It’s obvious, but it’s the secret to glowing skin.

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