COCONUT OILThis can be used in lieu of your makeup remover, coconut oil can remove the most stubborn makeup. I'm talking waterproof mascara (we all know what a bitch that can be), eyeliner, Halloween makeup, anything. It is a godsend. You can put down your expensive high end waterproof eye makeup remover and just scoop some coconut oil in your hand, wait for it to melt a little from the warmth of your fingertips and gently rub it onto your face. Clean skin in an instant.
OLIVE OILKeeping with the oil theme, not too long ago I watched an informative video with the renowned dermatologist and essential skin expert Brian Champagne who shared his professional secrets with Huda Beauty (that goddess). He recommended using Extra Virgin Olive Oil on your face before you go to bed. I have been doing this for approximately a fortnight now and each time I wake up with baby soft skin. My makeup goes on so smooth. Brian states that after five days of using this pro tip you will see a remarkable change in your skin. It's definitely worth a try, whether you have oily skin (like me, and it still worked), but especially if you have dry skin. If you are concerned then avoid your oiliest areas like your T-zone. You can watch the full video below if you don't believe me.
BAKING SODAI did a makeup course not too long ago, which I really enjoyed. One of the first tips shared with me is that the best exfoliant in the world is Bicarbonate Soda aka Baking Soda. Again, like the coconut oil you just take a little powder in your hand mix it with some water (you can do this in a bowl if you prefer but I just mix it in my hands) until it's a gritty paste and then gently apply to your face in gentle circular motions to reveal a fresh layer of skin on your face. The best, and most inexpensive, exfoliant in the bizz.
BABY SHAMPOOI have already written a post about this, but it's worth mentioning again. Baby shampoo is a brilliant tool for cleaning makeup brushes. To read the full post click HERE. I apologise for the quality of my images in advance, wow they are really bad, don't judge me.
BRUSH CLEANING 101
HAND WASHAnother hack for when your brushes are in need of a good scrub but you have no brush cleaner to hand: hand wash. No, I'm not kidding. Any anti-bacterial hand wash will wash your brushes just as well. In the short video below I demonstrated how I washed my very well used Makeup Geek Stippling Brush (£14.50) with The Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Wash (£5).
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