Top 7 Reasons Why You Need A Primer

  Primers are a fairly modern invention, coming into popularity only in the early 2000s. For the uninformed, a makeup primer is basically a layer that is applied on the face before the foundation and rest of the makeup goes on. Although many have argued that primers are redundant, but others swear by its efficacy and will never start a makeup session without it. Here are the reasons these primer fans are so enthusiastic: Primers Even Out Skin Tone  This is especially useful for those with uneven skin tones, or have sensitive skin and are prone to redness. Having an even skin tone helps your makeup look much better and less awkward. It Softens Your Skin  Users actually report that primers are able to smooth out old scars, wrinkles and fine lines to give your face that overall softer and younger look. Additionally, it also covers pores to provides that soft velvety texture your skin needs to look like porcelain. This also allows the subsequent makeup to appear more prominent, allowing you to use less pigments to achieve a desired look.   Primers Help Makeup Stay Longer  Any type of primer, whether cream, gel or powder helps any foundation stay much longer than if no primers were applied. Primers provide that extra grip that allows your makeup to withstand sweat, heat and the elements. Primers are Easy to Use  There’s no need for you to rely on brushes or powder puffs as most primers can be applied just by using your fingers. In fact, using your fingers lets the primer blend in better and faster as fingers provide the...

3 Ways to Make Your Lips Look Naturally Plump

If you want to look sexier, having fuller lips is the way to go. Your lips draw attention to your face. Even those who are already blessed with an attractive face try their best to get plumper lips. Of course there’s always lip injection if you want your lips to be permanently plump. But if you want to get those gorgeous lips naturally, here are three proven methods:   Irritate your Lips. Yes, you heard it right. Irritating your lips will result to swelling. Slightly swollen lips give it not just an illusion of being plump – it actually makes your lips plump! To do this, a combination of special oils and the best lip balm are necessary. Here are some that you can try: Use a Mixture of Cinnamon Leaf Oil and Vitamin E OilThere are actually two types of Cinnamon Oil – the Cinnamon Bark Oil and the Cinnamon Leaf Oil. Make sure you get the latter one; else you won’t get the expected results. What you need to do is mix one part Cinnamon Leaf Oil to two parts Vitamin E Oil. Cinnamon Leaf Oil acts as irritant, which will irritate your lips enough to make it swell; while Vitamin E oil acts as the protective layer so that your lips won’t get burned in the process. Use Peppermint OilPeppermint oil works just like cinnamon leaf oil, though not as potent. There is no need to mix this with vitamin E.   When applying any of the two, use a brush or a Q-tip to place the oils on your lips. Dab the mixture lightly on...