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  1. Lee says

    I don’t really deal with these beauty habits since I don’t wear makeup much but I read and enjoyed the whole post! I do try to cleanse my face twice regardless just because of oil maybe sweat and other things throughout the day. Great post Laura✨

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl! I’ve cut back so much on makeup. Today actually I over contoured and I got annoyed with myself after – like why there is so much bronzer on your face?! x

      • Lee says

        Honestly, one day at least, I want to get a full makeover to see my before and after. Makeup really can enhance your beauty and I’d like to see the art of it on myself. I even wish I could do my own makeup, but even still I wouldn’t wear it much because I did once and it makes my face feel covered, trapped or something lol I can’t explain it. and I know some people break out badly which makes them want to wear it more

        • LauraJ says

          Do you wear any makeup at all? What I have learnt with makeup, is that a lot of artists are great when with a client who loves the makeup looks that they mostly do.
          But it takes a really great artist to take any person and make them feel at their best.
          You might have been wearing a strong coverage when you did your makeup, or maybe you are not use to it. x

          • Lee says

            I don’t wear any besides lipstick occasionally. I do like playing with the makeup filters because they look cute lol I think that’s what made me want to have my makeup professionally done someday. I have had my makeup done once but very light, it still felt like my face wasn’t free but I assume it’s because I’m not use to it

  2. Karalee says

    These are great tips & I’m guilty of a few of these like experimenting on the day of. Luckily I’ve been learning & not doing these bad habits as often!

    • LauraJ says

      I’m so wary now of trying any new look on a special occasion or event. Because if it goes wrong, it’s so hard to fix. Like removing eyeliner pretty much removes your entire eye makeup. Thank you for reading 🙂

  3. Phaytea's Pulse says

    Thanks for the reminder. These are tips that can be easily forgotten. Application in bad light is the worse especially at night. I’ve seen really bad pictures taken in night with horrible make up

    • LauraJ says

      Sometimes people put too much highlighter and contour on, then use flash photography. It’s a recipe for disaster! Thank you for reading

    • LauraJ says

      If you keep cotton wool and makeup remover by your bedside table – that can help. Or trying to remember to remove it all the moment you arrive home

  4. Veronica M. says

    This was so helpful!!! Trying a makeup look or product ahead of time is always a good idea-making sure you can apply it in time and you also like it is important before going out. And lighting is key to blending well. xoxox

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Veronica! Lighting can make or break a look in my opinion. Indoor lighting can be total opposite to outdoor. It’s why so many people buy the wrong foundation. xxx

  5. Siyana says

    I’m obsessed with cleansing my face! I love to make sure it’s nice and clean and really can’t imagine how some people go to bed with their make up on!

    • LauraJ says

      I hate the idea of waking up as well, and seeing my white pillow covered in black mascara and foundation marks! I can’t remember the last time I slept with it on.

    • LauraJ says

      If you do experiment on the day, just build up product quite lightly. Years back, I opened up my new blush and I didn’t realise how pigmented it was. I ended up sweeping it on and then couldn’t blend properly!

  6. cherilyndoes says

    Great post! I definitely practice techniques and mixing of color, etc, on my days off rather than when I have to be somewhere! I also tend to stick to a routine I am confident with. I don’t contour or bronze because I am not good at it so I skip it. It may hinder my look some, but I think I’d look like a muddy clown if I did it just because I need defined cheekbones! 😉
    It is awesome to have someone who will honestly tell you that you should skip or step or go lighter with a product!

    I think your makeup always looks spot on and enhances your striking features.

    I try NOT to go to sleep wearing makeup, but sometimes I get home late and am too lazy. But fortunately, that is few and far between!

    Thank you for sharing! <3 🙂

    • LauraJ says

      In Old Hollywood, bronzer and contour wasn’t even around, so they would use blush alone for definition. I mainly need contour though because my skin colour is so one tone, there’s no pink or anything. And contour just wakes me up.

      My colleague at the time was really honest but so is my family. Everyone I know actually is quite blunt, but I really appreciate that.

      Thank you for the compliment! I’ve made some awful makeup mistakes though. I will have to eventually do a throw back post.

      And I super appreciate your reading and this comment! x

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl. I have a friend who tells me all about lighting and how Old Hollywood had better set-ups. And it really changes just everything!

    • LauraJ says

      I think everyone has! I was obsessed with really nude lips. I used to put cream foundation on mine and blend it in with a clear gloss on top. 20 minutes later my lips would be too dry and I looked like a ghost! xx

  7. lifeofangela says

    I’ve recently started cleansing twice at the end of the day, just cause sometimes I’d wake up with some eyeliner under my eye or something similar it’s funny how you can just miss something like that.

    • LauraJ says

      Eyeliner can be the worst. It’s quite hard to remove as well, compared to other makeup products. But yeah when you cleanse twice, you’re that much more likely to remove properly.

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