“Hot Tip Tuesday” by Make Up Like A Pro

How long does your Makeup last?

Did you enjoy your hot tip last tuesday? Click here to remind yourself!

Ok, so do you guys know that you shouldn’t keep your makeup forever? Or do you think that if it’s kept in a cool dry place and kept closed then you might be able to keep it forever!?  Well, here’s some news for you… let Make Up Like A Pro tell you that makeup expires and it might be sooner than you think or sooner than you’d like! J  As soon as you break the seal on your makeup, the bacteria begins to grow

You have to use your own judgement because makeup companies are not required to post expiration warnings on their labels and you should also be aware of the guidelines that experts recommend

By keeping your makeup cool means that you give the preservatives that help to fight off bacteria, more of a chance to stay intact so that will help your makeup stay fresher for longer

NEVER re-use your makeup after an eye infection as the bacteria will spread and infect anything else that it comes into contact with. That’s another reason to clean your brushes regularly (I clean mine after EVERY use when I’m working).  And if your makeup starts to smell or looks like it changes colour, then get rid of it!

Here’s a guideline indicating the approximate length of time that you should keep each piece of makeup in your makeup bag:

Mascara approximately 3 months
Makeup sponges should be washed after every use and thrown away after 1 month
Oil free foundation approximately 1 year
Cream foundation approximately 1 year
Concealer approximately 12-18 months
Powder approximately 18 months
Blush and Bronzer approximately 18 months
Cream blusher approximately12-18 months
Eyeshadow approximately18 months
Eyeliner approximately 18 months
Liquid eyeliner approximately 6 months
Lipstick and Lipgloss approximately 18 months
Lipliner approximately 1 year
Nail polish approximately 2-3 years

VOILLA!

By Make Up Like A Pro

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Friday Fever’s End of the week Makeup… HELP! by Make Up Like A Pro

Good morning everybody

So it’s Friday … AT LAST! How are you feeling? Have you had a good week?

I’m not sure about you all but I’ve had a long week this week filming and I’ve been up before 5am each morning and in bed around 11pm so my skin is looking a little tired by this point in the week!  That’s why good makeup and skincare is an essential part of my daily regime

This is what I have been rocking out at 5am each morning !!

Friday HELP!

I needed a little bit of help to put that sparkle back into my eyes… I needed some makeup magic to give me the sparkle … And only took under 3 minutes to do all this …

I patted some MAC cream blush into the apples of my cheeks, dotted some of my trusted and favoured product, Touché Éclat, under my eyes and around the edge of my nose, put my L’oreal million dollar lash mascara on, cleaned up any smudges (it was 5am so the clean up was more than usual!!) and chucked some lip gloss on with a coral hue … When the sun eventually came up, the colour looked looked HOT in the light!I’ve pretty much been doing that every day this week :)
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Keeping it FRESH

Keeping it fresh!

Happy Monday morning everybody!

This week I’m away with work… I’m on my way to Heathrow this morning and I thought I’d do a little post in the cab whilst I’m on my merry way.So I’m rocking the “no makeup, makeup” look that I posted about last night which saved me previous minutes this morning … Bit longer in bed which is beautiful when you’ve got to be up in the “5’s”!

But that’s not the point of my post. It is instead to remind you all to have plenty of water during your day! Thats it… nothing fancy… just a simple, yet crucial reminder.

We all know what a drag a Monday morning can feel like but I honestly find that a glass of water first thing perks me right up! Although my journey today will be sub 2 hours on the plane, ill be doing plenty of rehydrating before, during and after the flight!

With the change in seasons and the chilly months ahead, it’s crucial that we all do what we can to make sure that we stay fit and healthy. Did you know that Water is also in lymph, a fluid that is part of your immune system, which helps you fight off illness?

If that’s not a reason to drink up, then I’m not sure what is!

Happy Monday everybody
xxx

Keeping it Fresh