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Shhh... It's a beauty secret!

Hello everyone! Today I want to share one of my beauty "secrets" with all of you.  For the past four or five months, I've been using Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm as a primer.   Primers are meant to help your make-up apply smoother and stay on all day. (Read Primer 101 ) The online beauty community has been raving about this product for a while, and now I am too.   The trend was started by YouTube beauty vlogger  NikkieTutorials , who uploaded a video in March 2015 talking about the product. Using this as a primer is a great idea.  Since t he product contains   glycerin , it helps make-up stay on much better than traditional primers.  For more information about glycerin, read this post:  Vegetable glycerin for glowing skin!    I  truly  believe that this balm is a much better primer than the actual  silicone - based primer s  I was using before .  Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm • Nivea • US$6.79 If you are looking for an affordable

No make-up allowed!

Hello everyone! Some schools have a really strict no make-up policy but if you follow  these  tips nobody will be able to tell you're wearing any.  Here are a few tips for your eyebrows, face, eyes and lips! Eyebrows: Grooming you eyebrows will help to open your eyes and frame your face.  Make sure to click here to find out what eyebrow shape will suit your face. Tame unruly eyebrows using an  eyebrow gel  or  clear mascara . Face: Wear a good moisturiser and a face primer .   You don't have to wear any make-up on top of it.  A good primer can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, even out your skin tone and control shine.   You could also use a tinted moisturiser or BB cream . Remember, if you have oily skin, never  leave  the house without  blotting   sheets ! Eyes: Use an eyelash curler.  Apply a couple of coats of clear mascara to your eyelashes. Lips: Apply some lip balm .   Smile!   Your face looks great when you smile.  You do

Primer 101

Hello everyone! Make-up primer is one of those beauty products that can make a big difference in the look and wear of your make-up.   It preps your skin for make-up and creates a smooth base.   Even if you are happy with the foundation you are currently using, a layer of primer underneath can bring it to a whole new level . Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you learn how to apply make-up primer: Moisturise:  Apply a light moisturiser before your primer and allow it to fully absorb into your skin for a few minutes.   Primer is applied after sunscreen and moisturiser and before any foundation or tinted moisturiser. Blend:  A little primer goes a long way, so apply a pea sized amount with your fingertips and starting in the centre of the face, work your way out.  You can also apply the product with a damp foundation wedge sponge.   Be sure you cover all areas as evenly as possible, use a little extra in places where your make-up tends to wear off quickly, such