Four Beauty Secrets That Will Change Your Life

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

When you apply powder, use your brush to stipple it on instead of sweeping. You've just spent ages applying primer, foundation, concealer etc so why risk moving it around by sweeping?

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!


  1. The Kirkby grip tip is one I've not heard before I can't wait to try this I've been using them the other way around for years! :) x

  2. Definitely trying the lipstick trick, thanks! x

  3. Ive always used kirby grips the opposite way. Now is the time to change.. lip trick is fab too xx

  4. love this post! I hadn't heard of any of those tips before, can't wait to try them out :)
    Sarah xx


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