Face & Body
When you end up with orange palms and patchy elbows after applying fake tan, simply mix together some fresh lemon juice with a few teaspoons of baking powder until it forms a paste. Then use it wherever the staining issue is and give it a good scrub – it’ll lift the tan away.
BYE, BYE STAINS
If you have foundation marks on the collar of your favourite shirt, douse the area with a little bit of shaving foam, leave it to settle for five minutes, wipe it away and then throw the shirt in the washing machine – it’ll come out stain-free.
If you have combination skin, don’t just apply one face mask all over – use a drying mask on your t-zone, an anti-acne mask where you get blemishes most and a specific eye friendly mask around the delicate eye area.
GO FOR MATTE
If you have very oily skin, give products with a lot of shimmer a side step. This doesn’t just mean highlighter, it goes for shimmery eyeshadow and lipglosses too as they will just make your whole face appear even shinier.
Never use under-eye brightening concealer on a spot, even if it’s red and angry! The lightreflecting particles in the concealer will only draw more attention. Instead use a yellowy based matte cream concealer topped with powder for the best results.
NO MORE CREASES
Creased concealer is one of the most annoying beauty bugbears. To stop this from happening, apply your concealer as normal and then very quickly press a tissue over the area before applying your setting powder. The tissue will pick up extra moisture so that your concealer won’t move around and sink into creases.
HOW TO STROBE
Forget contouring, strobing is where it’s at! Strobing makes your face glow. All you have to do is apply your highlighter above the brows, under the brows, in the inner corners of your eyes, in a ‘C’ shape around your cheekbones, down your nose, on your cupid’s bow and in a line down your chin.
If you have puffy under-eyes, use a concealer one shade darker than your natural skintone on the puffiest part and a lighter concealer on the skin that indents under the bag. Dark colours appear to recede so your bags will look less puffy and light colours pop out so the indents will look less pronounced.
A PERFECT MATCH
Test foundation on your neck because the skin on your cheeks could be discoloured from sun exposure or high redness, so the foundation you match to this part of your face isn’t going to be the right shade when you actually apply it all over.