WRITERS, BLOGGERS, PROS AND PEEPS WHO KNOW THEIR BEAUTY STUFF
Video: The Weekly Brush Up
Fri, 22 June 2012 8:58AM
It’s all about tips this week, Primpers. Four glorious tips I’ve learned from the experts (or pulled out of my back pocket) to coincide with some interesting new product launches. The good news? It’s all yours for the taking.
Let’s start with the video…
And the written notes for those of you at work (or unable to watch the video yet)…
Tip #1: Apply your concealer according to your skin tone, not The Rules.
The impetus for this one is Mr. Napoleon Perdis, who just launched a very wearable and rather fantastic new concealer called, The One, $36. It’s a one-product-does-it-all situation and the recommendation is thus: if you have lots to conceal, apply your foundation first. If it’s only a dark circle here or there, you can pop your concealer on underneath your foundation if you prefer.
Tip #2: Try a new toothpaste product.
Here’s an interesting fact: four per cent of every tube of toothpaste goes to waste. That adds up! Our friends at Lush have just launched Toothy Tabs, $3.95, an innovative new product that uses tablets as your toothpaste. You simply pop one in your mouth and start brushing as the tablet foams and voila! Clean teeth.
Tip #3: Olive oil works wonders on scorched hair
Burned your hair with your irons? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Quickly find some oil (any oil) and throw it on the burned area. If you don’t have a hair or body oil nearby, raid your kitchen cupboard and look for an olive or coconut oil instead. This will nourish the area, help add much-needed hydration and best of all, get rid of that scary singed hair smell.
Tip #4: Powder (and long-wear formulas) help cream eye shadow stay in place
I love cream eye shadow. It has the power to instantly uplift your eyes with its smooth, sexy finish. That said, it tends to crease and there’s nothing sexy about creased eye shadow. Luckily, Bobbi Brown is launching another amazing makeup collection in August, called Fresh From The Beach, and I wanted you guys to be the first to hear about the four new shades of Long-wear Cream Shadow, $50 that go with it. With a 12 hour hold factor, these cream eye shadows do stay put, but if you’re still struggling to keep yours in place, apply a translucent powder under and over your product of choice. Too easy.
Tell me Primpers…
What are you favourite beauty tips?
Are you a cream eye shadow woman?
What about concealer? Are you an under or an over person?
Posted by: Yasemin Trollope