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“Why Didn’t I Think Of That?” – Beauty Edition

Looking your best can help you feel your best too, so give these brilliant tips a try for an instant confidence boost!

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you already know I’m all about sharing simple tips and tricks that make life a little bit easier. But sometimes, the tips that I want to share aren’t something I can write a whole blog post about!

And since I simply cannot waste a good idea, I tuck them away to use at a later date. I recently realized I had a fair amount of beauty- and skincare-specific tips in my collection, so I thought I’d share those with you today in a special beauty edition of my ongoing series “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?”

Missed the last installment, or want to revisit some of your old favorite tips? Check out the entire archive of the “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?” series at the bottom of this post!

1. Shave Your Face For Better Skin

I was pretty skeptical about this idea at first when I started reading about women shaving their faces, but I was willing to give it a try. Now I’m a true believer (so much so that I made my favorite folding facial razor available in my shop!)

Shaving your face not only removes those pesky dark hairs we all get, but it also exfoliates the skin, helps skincare products sink in better, and even helps makeup go on more smoothly. Learn more about the benefits of shaving your face and how to do it, then give it a try for yourself!

2. Fix Puffy Eyes With Tea Bags

This may be somewhat of an old-school beauty hack at this point, but that’s because it really works! If your eyes are red and puffy as a result of irritation or poor sleep, you can soothe them with the help of a couple of tea bags.

After brewing a cup of tea (or a couple of cups depending on how strong you like it), toss the tea bags into your fridge until they’re cold. Place the chilled tea bags over your eyelids for about 10 minutes to help soothe irritation and reduce puffiness.

3. Use Primer To Keep Lipstick In Place

If you’re a lipstick wearer and struggle with your lip color “bleeding” or “feathering” (meaning your lip color migrates into the fine lines around your lips), try applying a small amount of eyeshadow primer around the outside edges of your lips. The primer will perform double duty, helping to smooth out those lines and acting as a barrier to keep your lip color in place.

For more tips that will help you avoid common lipstick problems and pitfalls, check out this post.

4. Makeup Removal Made Easy

Tired of spending a fortune on makeup wipes that tug your skin or cause irritation? Make the switch to reusable microfiber makeup remover cloths!

They remove makeup quickly and easily with water alone, but you can also use them with micellar water or a liquid makeup remover to help dissolve long-lasting or waterproof makeup. They’ve been one of the top selling products in my shop since I introduced them (and if you’re interested in learning more about these cloths or how to use them, check out this blog post.)

5. Use Vaseline To Make Your Perfume Last Longer

To help your signature scent last longer, apply a thick ointment like Vaseline or Aquaphor to your pulse points before spraying on perfume. Ointments form a protective layer on the surface of your skin that will not only help to prevent moisture loss, but that will also keep fragrances on your skin’s surface longer than if you were to apply them directly.

6. Multitask With Rosehip Oil

With as nourishing and beneficial as it is for mature skin, rosehip oil could be the missing link in your skincare routine! Rosehip oil can help improve the appearance of skin in three key ways: by minimizing wrinkles, brightening skin, and helping to prevent blemishes.

Learn more about rosehip oil and the many ways you can put it to good use (on your hair and nails as well as your skin) in this post.

7. Opt For Cream-Based Cosmetics

And speaking of mature skin, here’s a simple guideline that those of us with mature skin can use when shopping for makeup products. When in doubt, choose a cream-based formula!

Not only are cream-based cosmetics more moisturizing and easier to apply than other formulas, but they’re also less likely to create a built-up or textured look than powders are.

The “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?” Series

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