OK, so they probably won't change your life, but they might just change the way you get ready in the morning, even if just a little bit.
I read so many blogs, magazines, tweets and so on that I often see little tips that instantly become part of my routine, these four are my favourite, they revolutionised (as much as changing the way you put on lipstick can) my life.
X Marks the Spot
This is the most recent addition to my beauty routine, it's so simple but works SO well! You can accentuate your cupid's bow really easily by applying your lipstick in a cross following the natural lines of your lips. Then fill and the gaps and you have a perfectly framed cupid's bow! Try it out and see what you think.
I spotted this on on The Beauty Department! I used a Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm, as it's a chubby pencil, it's really easy to get the perfect application.
Perfume That Lasts All Day
This is the finished result of using the 'X Marks the Spot' lipstick technique, not too shabby right? But, if you want to make your perfume last all day long, focus your spritzes into the little hollows of your collar bone, you can see mine above. As the fragrance stays in the little hollows, it's less likely to rub off and sticks around for the long haul.
This one is a tip from Gemfatale back in the day and I've done it every day since I read it, works a treat!
Stipple > Sweep
This technique keeps your make up from slipping and your skin matte for longer, lovely stuff.
I use a Real Techniques buffing brush, it works perfectly for this!
Flip Your Kirby Grips
This is a kirby grip the right way round. It blew my mind the first time I discovered this and it's changed my up-dos for ever!
With the ridged section under your hair and the smooth on top, it keeps everything more secure and in place for longer, genius right?
Those are my four beauty secrets anyway, if you have any more, please share in a comment below, I'd love to add in some new ones!