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beauty school: how to avoid MAKE-UP OVERLOAD


make-up overload


you’re not only suffocating skin but your your natural beauty too…

If you think you may be over-doing it, {a smidge} try these tips:
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Even the best makeup in the world will look like dirt if it’s applied on top of skin that is dry, dull, or flaky. Regular sloughing, whether with chemicals (like glycolic acid home peels or nightly application of retinoids) or a gentle, grainy scrub, will make skin more naturally radiant—and allow you to wear less makeup.
Prime—or at least moisturise. Some makeup artists believe it’s heresy to apply foundation directly to bare skin. They say makeup primer creates a remarkably smooth surface. If you don’t want to add an extra step and a new product, just massage moisturiser onto clean skin. Makeup will then seem to melt into the face rather than sit awkwardly on top of it.
Finish with powder. The famous rule about getting ready, then removing one accessory before you leave the house applies just as well to makeup. After you’ve done your face, turn away from the mirror; then quickly turn back. You might be surprised to see that your blush suddenly looks too bright, or the shimmer on your eyes is more disco than dazzling. A light dusting of powder will tone it down.
{Source: Confessions of a Beauty Editor / Pic: Refinery 29/Maybelline}


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