The Greatest Beauty Advice I've Listened To

Growing up in a family where beauty wasn't really a big deal it's safe to say that everything I've learnt has mostly been from the blogging world and that's awesome. And of course, it's obvious that you have to take everything with a pinch of salt as everyone is different and what works for one doesn't work for all. But here is the best beauty advice I've listened to over the years;

BEAUTY

  • Build up your base in really fine layers, not one big dollop of product. 
  • Don't pump your mascara, it will just dry it out.
  • Exfoliate your lips with an old toothbrush or DIY your own scrub. 
  • Smooth primer over the skin rather than massaging it in. 
  • Don't pluck your brows excessively. 
  • Blusher doesn't always look amazing on the apples of the cheeks. 
  • A fluffy blending brush is your best friend when it comes to eyeshadow. 
  • Hair can be retrained to go longer without washing and washing it everyday is a tough habit to break. 
  • Build up application rather than applying too much, it's easier to add than take away. 
  • Match your foundation to your cheek rather than your neck. 
  • Don't apply concealer straight to a blemish from the applicator, you're just spreading bacteria around. 

SKINCARE

  • Always take your makeup off. 
  • Flannels are the best. 
  • Mineral oil isn't actually the devil and doesn't cause problems for everyone. 
  • Always use your ring finger to apply eye cream.
  • Regularly change your pillowcases. 
  • Don't exfoliate too often. 
  • Apply eye cream after toning before the rest of your skincare. 
  • Pores don't open and close, they're not doors nor can you get rid of them. 
  • Don't dry out your skin or strip it. 
  • Wash your face AM & PM, it's an obvious step but it makes all the difference in the world. 
  • Apply any excess moisturiser to your neck, chest and back of your hands. 
  • Skincare doesn't always have to cost a fortune to work. 
  • Keeping things simple is key. 

What's the best beauty advice you've ever listened to?