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27 Charts That Will Help You Make Sense Of Makeup

posted in Beauty > Makeup
03/05/2015
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  • 1. Face brushes come with pretty specific purposes.
    1. Face brushes come with pretty specific purposes.
  • 2. So do eye brushes.
    2. So do eye brushes.
  • 3. And here's how to actually clean all of those brushes. Grab either a professional cleaner or baby shampoo to get rid of old makeup and bacteria that’s been chilling in your brushes. It’s best to wash them about once every two weeks.
    3. And here's how to actually clean all of those brushes. Grab either a professional cleaner or baby shampoo to get rid of old makeup and bacteria that’s been chilling in your brushes. It’s best to wash them about once every two weeks.
  • 4. Maybe you're more of a sponge person. Here's how to clean those.
    4. Maybe you're more of a sponge person. Here's how to clean those.
  • 5. Concealers and color correctors come in all kinds of shades. This chart shows what they actually do.
    5. Concealers and color correctors come in all kinds of shades. This chart shows what they actually do.
  • 6. Knowing your undertone will help you find makeup colors that really suit you.
    6. Knowing your undertone will help you find makeup colors that really suit you.
  • 7. Finding the perfect foundation for your skin type is made easy with this chart.
    7. Finding the perfect foundation for your skin type is made easy with this chart.
  • 8. Having a ton of products means you may be unsure about when to use each one.
    8. Having a ton of products means you may be unsure about when to use each one.
  • 9. When you’ve got a massive pimple that needs concealing, follow these steps. Start with a gel moisturizer, then use concealer, foundation, and powder in that order.
    9. When you’ve got a massive pimple that needs concealing, follow these steps. Start with a gel moisturizer, then use concealer, foundation, and powder in that order.
  • 10. Contouring and highlighting really just takes some good placement.
    10. Contouring and highlighting really just takes some good placement.
  • 11. Or you could go simple with just a dusting of bronzer.
    11. Or you could go simple with just a dusting of bronzer.
  • 12. When you’re applying blush, consider the shape of your face.
    12. When you’re applying blush, consider the shape of your face.
  • 13. If your powder makeup cracks, you can save it with rubbing alcohol. Put all of the little pieces of cracked makeup into your compact. Then pour a few drops of rubbing alcohol into the tin and mix together with your finger. Let the compact dry overnight and it’ll be ready for action come morning.
    13. If your powder makeup cracks, you can save it with rubbing alcohol. Put all of the little pieces of cracked makeup into your compact. Then pour a few drops of rubbing alcohol into the tin and mix together with your finger. Let the compact dry overnight and it’ll be ready for action come morning.
  • 14. Before you apply lipstick, exfoliate your lips with this easy DIY scrub. Use your finger or a toothbrush to rub this mixture on your lips in tiny, circular motions for about 30 seconds. Then rinse it off with water and a tissue.
    14. Before you apply lipstick, exfoliate your lips with this easy DIY scrub. Use your finger or a toothbrush to rub this mixture on your lips in tiny, circular motions for about 30 seconds. Then rinse it off with water and a tissue.
  • 15. Use this trick to make your lipstick last longer. Apply the lipstick with a brush or straight from the tube. Blot, then cover your lips with a translucent powder, which soaks up the moisture of lipstick that can make it slide or bleed. Put on one more layer of lipstick to seal in the powder.
    15. Use this trick to make your lipstick last longer. Apply the lipstick with a brush or straight from the tube. Blot, then cover your lips with a translucent powder, which soaks up the moisture of lipstick that can make it slide or bleed. Put on one more layer of lipstick to seal in the powder.
  • 16. Or, make use of your concealer and lip liner to make your lips look fuller. Use a lip liner one shade deeper than your natural color to line just outside of your lips. Fill the center with concealer, then apply lipstick on top, then lip gloss.
    16. Or, make use of your concealer and lip liner to make your lips look fuller. Use a lip liner one shade deeper than your natural color to line just outside of your lips. Fill the center with concealer, then apply lipstick on top, then lip gloss.
  • 17. When you’re shaping your eyebrows, keep in mind these three angles. Your brow should start in line with the end of your nose, arch about two thirds of the way through the brow, and end in line with the outermost portion of your eye.
    17. When you’re shaping your eyebrows, keep in mind these three angles. Your brow should start in line with the end of your nose, arch about two thirds of the way through the brow, and end in line with the outermost portion of your eye.
  • 18. False eyelashes are kind of terrifying if you don’t know how to apply them properly. Tweezers work wonders.
    18. False eyelashes are kind of terrifying if you don’t know how to apply them properly. Tweezers work wonders.
  • 19. Or, you could go the daily route with mascara. Here’s how to make your lashes look extra long and thick. Heating up your eyelash curler with your blow dryer is like using a curling wand on your hair.
    19. Or, you could go the daily route with mascara. Here’s how to make your lashes look extra long and thick. Heating up your eyelash curler with your blow dryer is like using a curling wand on your hair.
  • 20. No matter how you do your lashes, first make sure you’re using the right type of wand for what you want.
    20. No matter how you do your lashes, first make sure you’re using the right type of wand for what you want.
  • 21. Everyone has a different eye shape. Check out this chart for the best way to apply makeup for your eyes.
    21. Everyone has a different eye shape. Check out this chart for the best way to apply makeup for your eyes.
  • 22. Winged eyeliner is a whole lot easier with this trick. To get the perfect flick in Step 1, hold your eyeliner diagonally on your face from the corner of your nostril up to the corner of your eye. Where the pencil hits at your eye will be the perfect angle for you.
    22. Winged eyeliner is a whole lot easier with this trick. To get the perfect flick in Step 1, hold your eyeliner diagonally on your face from the corner of your nostril up to the corner of your eye. Where the pencil hits at your eye will be the perfect angle for you.
  • 23. Or, you could tightline your eyes instead. The biggest difference between regular lining and tightlining is the visible space of eyelid between your lashes and your eye.
    23. Or, you could tightline your eyes instead. The biggest difference between regular lining and tightlining is the visible space of eyelid between your lashes and your eye.
  • 24. Follow these steps for a really clean manicure at home.
    24. Follow these steps for a really clean manicure at home.
  • 25. No one can really paint their nails without mistakes, so this acetone and paint brush trick really works. Grab an angled eyeshadow brush (make sure it’s one you no longer use on your eyes) and dip it in nail polish remover. Gently use that to get rid of any extra polish on your cuticles.
    25. No one can really paint their nails without mistakes, so this acetone and paint brush trick really works. Grab an angled eyeshadow brush (make sure it’s one you no longer use on your eyes) and dip it in nail polish remover. Gently use that to get rid of any extra polish on your cuticles.
  • 26. To remove glitter nail polish, soak a cotton pad in acetone, then place it over your nail. Wrap your nail in tin foil so the cotton pad stays in place, then repeat on the rest of your nails. Let them soak for about 10 minutes before removing the cotton.
    26. To remove glitter nail polish, soak a cotton pad in acetone, then place it over your nail. Wrap your nail in tin foil so the cotton pad stays in place, then repeat on the rest of your nails. Let them soak for about 10 minutes before removing the cotton.
  • 27. Finally, keep in mind it may be time to start tossing some of the products in your makeup bag.
    27. Finally, keep in mind it may be time to start tossing some of the products in your makeup bag.
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