Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… well, that’s what many say.
But let’s face it- it feels good to look pretty! So being a “beauty queen”
has allowed me to learn some tricks of the trade to give tips on….
If have crazy curly hair or desire it… big tip is to comb your hair out in
the shower (do not comb it post shower!), towel dry, and apply a curl cream
from the bottom and inside of hair to the outside (bumble & bumble curl
conscious, Phyto, or for a lower priced alternate- simple dove curl mouse)
Use a blow dryer diffuser attachment and diffuse from the bottom and work
your way up to the roots. Once you have achieved your curly mane, apply
moisture creme where needed and you are set!
False Lashes: Quick Note- Lashes go on LAST! Put a light coat of waterproof
mascara on before you apply your lashes- that way they are
able to somewhat blend. Then try this tip to help them curve and
stay on…. Remove your lashes from the packaging and wrap each one around
the bottom end of a skinny makeup brush. Leave it on for about a minute and
when you take it off it should have a strong curve. This will allow the
lash strip to hug your eye lid much better and prevent any random corners
from coming off. After they are on, use a spoon to cup your eye above the
lashes (placed along the lash line) and brush your mascara wand against your
real lashes into your false lashes against the spoon! This will prevent
mascara from getting on your pretty eyeshadow!
When walking in heels: Place gel pads in the insoles… but heres a
huge but obvious beauty tip… fake it till you make it in heels!
Nothing is worse than seeing a woman who appears as though her heels are
disabling her.. if you put them on you better prepare to keep them on until
out of sight. Tip- buy some cushioning tape and place it in the areas that
hurt the most.. I keep some in my purse so that I can alleviate any
discomfort on the spot. Also.. Hansen makes a lovely leg and foot
circulating gel that is incredible for after party at home relief. If all
else fails.. make sure you are holding a hand bag wide enough to hide a pair
of slim flats inside 😉
Here’s a super secret beauty queen tip: when you want to make fabric stick
to your body so that you are rest assured that nothing will slip off… you
actually use…. are you ready?…. Toupe Tape! Just be careful of where
you place it… it sticks very strongly.
Lips and Eyes: If you wear an intense eye (smokey, colorful, etc) then pair
it with a pretty nude or soft pink to complement it. Also the same
reversed, if you wear an intense lip that pops nicely then wear a less
Lip Tip: I love Laura Mercier’s lip stain… it stays on through dinner and
looks lovely in photos. Pair it with a waterproof lip liner and you are good
Many people will ask if I have lip enhancements haha!! No! But I can tell
you the tip that helps make them look plump! I line them first and foremost
with a color that is barely a half shade darker than my lipstick of
choice… then I will apply a golden shimmer colored lipstick to just the
center of the top and bottom lip. From there I take a lip brush and apply
my color from the corners of my mouth to the center. After it is well
blended, I touch up with liner darkening the outside corners and defining
the top lip just a bit. To finish, I layer a sheer gloss with a a hint of
creamy pink or a pink with a touch of gold shine. Depends on what fits your
skin tone best.
Skin tip: Moisturize!!! Also, taking vitamin E capsules every morning and
night works beautifully to help renew your skin. Use a bioglycolic cleanser
(Jan Marini) to help keep your skin renewed. Use it in the shower while you
wash your hair, letting it sit for about
Hope my beauty tips were helpful! Use them wisely! Faith, Love, &
Smiles- Brittany Bell, Miss Arizona USA 2010.