28 Beauty Tips To Try In Celebration Of people’s 28th Birthday
IN the world of beauty, there are endless tips and rules to keep you looking fabulous. But a new look doesn’t always have to mean making a drastic change, spending the day in a colourist’s chair or forking out plenty of dough. These easy little tweaks will help you brighten and renew your look to get that ‘whose-that-girl?’ reaction from everyone. In celebration of people’s 28th birthday, here are 28 easy to implement beauty tips.
- Give your skin a dewy glow. Apply foundation to skin with hands, like a moisturiser – this allows you to press it into the skin without it looking streaky.
- Slick on some hot pink lipstick for an instant wake-up.
Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick: R49.95, By L.A. Girl, Dis-Chem
- The perfect complement to dramatic red lips: glistening gold eyes.
- Trade neutral eye shadow for a pale shimmering shadow. Soft light colours are easy to pull off, but add subtle colour to the face.
- Give your eyes a lift by applying concealer that is a shade lighter than your own skin tone to the outer corners.
- Nina Dobrev has a one minute fix for clearer skin: “On Vampire Diaries right now, they give us these hot towels, so once you’ve taken off your make-up, they open up the skin and let it breathe. Heat to open up the pores is really good, and applying moisturiser right afterwards really revives and hydrates your skin,” she explains.
- The most flattering way to wear coloured eye make-up: Apply black liquid liner along the upper lash line, then add a stroke of brightly coloured liner just above it.
- Skip shadow altogether and dab a small amount of Vaseline or clear gloss on lids for a seductive sheen.
- Vaseline works well as a cheekbone highlighter, too – especially for a radiant glowing look
Blue Seal Petroleum Jelly(10ml): R4.99, Vaseline
- Switch out your black mascara for a purple or blue shade on your lower lashes for a subtle colour pop.
- To prevent shiny skin, apply powder with a sponge or puff instead of a brush. That way you are putting on powder and absorbing any excess oil, versus a powder brush which will just dust on powder.
- Add a couple of individual false lashes at the corners of your eyes. It won’t look like you have any make-up on, but it makes eyes look wider.
- Pin your hair into a faux bob to test out a short cut. This is a great way to fake a makeover.
- You can also test drive a new look with clip-in bangs, which can look surprisingly natural.
- Didn’t get enough sleep? If you have a deeper skin tone, neutralise purplish under eye circles with orange concealer. When topped with concealer in the same shade as the skin tone, the area will look bright and flawless. Fairer complexions should opt for a peach-toned concealer.
Above And Beyond Full Coverage Orange Concealer: 124.95, NYX, Clicks
- When pencilling in your brows, extend the tail end so it’s higher or at the same level to where the brow begins (never lower, which brings down your features). This gives you an instant facelift.
- Tap a small amount of glitter pigment on the centre of your eyelid after applying your shadow for a pretty sparkle that will catch the light
- For brighter looking teeth, crunch on a celery stick. This also has the added bonus of being good for overall oral health.
- Soften a stiff up do by roughing up the surface with a clean kabuki brush. A softer texture is more modern and youthful.
- Mix two blush shades instead of just one. Layer two blush colours – a natural blush and a bright blush – this helps blush last longer, because it fades throughout the day.
Dreamy Duo Cheek Colour In Sweetheart: R450, Mii Cosmetics
- To downplay lines around the mouth and nose, stroke a highlighter pen along the nasal lines and blend.
- Channel Twiggy, the modern way, with this trick from Jake Bailey – Emmy Rossum’s make-up artist: “Using a small angled brush and cream eye liner, I painted little lashes in between her real lower lashes to create that false lash effect.”
- To instantly minimise fine lines around your eyes, smooth on a product with hyaluronic acid. It’s a water-attracting gel that works beautifully in eye creams to help to bring a plumpness back to the skin to minimise wrinkles.
- If your brows are sparse, try combing them downward instead of up after you fill in with pencil. This way, the hair will cover the pencil marks and create a more natural finish.
Express Brow Gel: R160, By HEAN, Glamore
- Camouflage any pimples by applying a green cover-up to counteract the redness.
- Multitask with beauty products. Try wearing lipstick on cheeks
- For shinier strands, brush your hair before you shampoo to distribute the natural oils from your scalp.
- If puffy eyes are your problem, press a cold metal spoon over the area for a few seconds to reduce swelling.