Monday, 13 October 2014

#TeenBlogSeries - Week 8- Beauty Tips

Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to get involved email: anouskateenblogger@googlemail.com
 
We've all had our bad makeup/ skincare days so I'm really looking forward to this week to reading everyone else's blog posts to get some advice for myself too- but here are a few of my own beauty tips:
 
1.) Less is more- Being a teenager with spots and blemishes can be really frustrating and the first thing we go to do is pile as much foundation and concealer on our faces to try and minimise these imperfections. But there is nothing worse than a orange, cakey looking face so my advice would be to just use a little amount of product and just focus on the points of your face where the blemishes are. Using a good makeup brush to really buff in the product can make a huge difference too and make the makeup look appear a lot more natural but still covering up what you need covered!
 
2.) Don't over-pluck your eyebrows!- one of the things I regret the most (beauty wise) is totally over plucking my eyebrows when I was a pre-teen. You can see how my eyebrows used to be and my current eyebrow routine here. With people like Cara Delevingne bracing the limelight with her beautiful natural, bushy eyebrows it shows that our natural brows really are best. Of course a bit of grooming here and there is needed, just don't go over board!
 
3.) Make sure to cleanse and look after your skin well- To look good with makeup on, it really does begin with the basics. Make sure to fully cleanse, tone and moisturise every morning and evening and of course make sure that you take off all of your makeup before you go to bed as this can clog up your pores and leave your skin dirty and dull. I like to exfoliate my skin once or twice a week which always brightens my face and creates a lovely smooth base for makeup. You can check out my skincare routine here!
 
4.) This is kind of a random one, but there is nothing as annoying as applying perfect lipstick then after 10 minutes finding its all over your teeth! I learnt this trick from Sam and Nic and Pixiwoo a few years back and it works every time: after applying your lipstick, put your finger between your lips and pull it back out again (sounds weird but just try it!)... this way the lipstick on the inner side of your lips comes off a bit and prevents any teeth/lipstick mishaps!  
 
5.) Primer will be your best friend- Its only been in the last year that I've actually started using primer for a base for my makeup but I've noticed that it makes such a difference! As someone who suffers with dry skin, a skin primer evens out my skin tone and creates a lovely smooth base for my makeup. For a skin primer I love using the Benefit Porefessional, No7 Airbrush Away Primer and the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer! I also love to use an eyeshadow primer, as putting powder eyeshadows directly on my eyelids always irritates my skin so I use my Makeup Revolution Focus and Fix Eye Primer which creates a great base and doesn't irritate my eyes. Primers also improve the wear of your makeup so its perfect to last a whole day of school, especially in these rainy autumn months!
 
So there are a few beauty tips from me... I'd love to hear some from you too! Make sure to comment below or tweet me @LittleEllieMae :)
 
Have a great day!
 
Ellie Mae x
 
 
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip especially the over plucking of brows :)

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  2. Cute post! I remember wearing way too much powder back in the day, lol. I never over plucked or plucked for that matter but was "blessed" (sarcasm) with naturally thin eye brows that I'm always trying to fill without looking draw in. :/ It's a pain so for those with naturally thicker lashes I say put the tweezers away, you don't want to have to go through this, lol.

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    1. Thanks Kimmy!! I totally agree with you :)x

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