"I woke up like this..."
We all know the song and likely sing along to it as we primp and prime (and dance?) every morning in front of the bathroom mirror. But the reality is, no--most of us don't wake up like this. It takes considerable time and effort to get us "ready" and looking our best for each day! And ladies everywhere are sharing tips and tricks to make this work quicker, easier, cheaper and more efficient.
YouTube beauty vloggers (also known as “gurus”) have some of the best and most trustworthy beauty advice for young women. You find makeup tutorials from your favorite YouTube beauty vloggers on how to purrfect that cat eye or where to find a new cheap, but high quality drugstore mascara.
No matter who your favorite guru is, they all know that a good skin care routine is equally as (if not more) important as perfecting your makeup routine. If you haven’t already come across these already, here are a few of our favorite beauty tips to up your makeup and skin care game!
1. Wash your face before going to bed - no exceptions!
If you ask any beauty blogger what their number one tip is, we’ll guarantee that it’s to wash all of the makeup off of your face before going to bed. It’s important to wash away all the built up dirt and oil from the day, and allow your skin to rebuild while you’re sleeping.
2. If you suddenly run out of make up remover, use coconut oil.
This might come as a shock, but coconut oil isn’t just used for cooking! It’s actually an incredibly moisturizing and natural way to care for your skin. Coconut oil easily removes your makeup (tip: don’t use water until after you’ve massaged the oil into your face), and helps you in the long run with wrinkles and stretch marks.
3. Know your face shape and contour accordingly.
Oval, square, heart - everyone’s face shape is different! When you’re watching YouTube tutorials from your favorite beauty vloggers, remember that your face shape might be different from theirs - so don’t get too upset when your bronzing efforts don’t turn out the first time. Search a little further and find someone with a comparable face shape and tips that work for you!
4. Don’t use sponges to apply liquid foundation.
If you use a sponge or beauty blender, you can say goodbye to a large percentage of your expensive foundation because a lot of it gets soaked up into the sponge. Alternatively, use a foundation brush - not only will you get the most of your makeup, but it’s also easier to clean!
5. Depuff and lighten eye circles with raw potato slices.
On the days that you didn’t get enough sleep, slice up some raw potato and place them on your eyes for 10 minutes. Potatoes contain Vitamin C and enzymes that will nourish your skin and reduce inflammation to brighten you right up! Amazing right?
6. Use a nude eyeliner to look more awake.
Another tip for those early mornings: invest in some nude eyeliner and apply it to your lower waterline to look more awake. No one will be the wiser that you were up until the wee hours of the morning, cramming for that morning exam. You'll look flawless (and hopefully do great on the test too)!
7. Don’t wash your hair everyday!
Washing your hair on a daily basis strips your scalp from natural oils and nutrients that are necessary for happy and healthy hair! Luckily, you can train your hair within a month to not produce as many oils and you’ll be able to get away without washing your hair for days! All you need is a little patience and some dry shampoo.
Now go make these tips a ritual and you’ll be channeling your inner Beyonce sooner than you think!