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FOR that smartly done and perfect make-up, there are some quickie steps to follow. And the truth is that you don’t have to spend ages getting these steps right. These cosmetic tips will help you to avoid errors and finish up within minutes.


First apply a lip balm to lips before starting your make-up schedule. By the time you have done your eyes and the rest of the face, your lips will be moisturized and ready for the lipstick.

Nail polish

Is your nail polish from the last season too thick? Chances are the polish has begun to thicken at the bottom of the bottle. Add a bit of nail polish thinner to the bottle.

For a glow foundation, get a gel or cream blushes to create a more natural and healthy look. Instead of going for a normal powder, get a cream powder. It is more visible and blends smoothly when rubbed on the face. Rub it on both cheeks. For a glowing complexion, make upward movement towards the eye.

Mascara before curling your lashes

Heat the curler with a hair dryer for a few seconds. Test to make sure it is not too hot, and then apply to eyelashes. The heat will lock in the curl on extra long eyelashes. Gently apply a lean of mascara just up to the lashes, so as to avoid blotching. Then, run an eyelash brush through the lashes to prevent caking mascara build-up.


Place eye and lip pencil in the freezer for twenty minutes before sharpening it. This will harden it a bit and it would not break when sharpened.


Instead of regular eyeliner pencil, go for a liquid liner to prevent smudging in the pleat of the lid. Liquid liner does not stain as easily as the regular ones.


The concealer is also a great eye brightener; it feels soft, smooth and silky. It adds a touch of hydration to the under eyes area which can tend to be dry for most people. It covers dark circles adequately without caking and creasing.


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