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Washing your face seems pretty simple, right? Splash some water on your face, rub in a little cleanser, and rinse. But to get the most out of your daily cleansing routine, it takes a little more care and consideration.

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I have used a lot of cosmetics in the last 13 years. I was 12 when I started wearing makeup. I used to steal my mums foundation out of the bathroom and put it on with my fingers and it was SO patchy. Just foundation, nothing else. I thought I looked incredible lmao. Then when I was 13 I started experimenting with eyeliner and eyeshadow. I would basically just slather my waterline in pitch black kohl liner and smudge it a little bit in my lash line. At 17 I was right into the whole lot. Lipstick, liners, shadows, blusher,...

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Like anything in life, if you wanna be good at something, you’ve gotta get the basics right. Here is our list of our ultimate affordable basics to help you step-up your makeup game.   Mabelline Great Lash Mascara  $10NZD  An absolute classic! This Mascara is excellent for both lengthening, separating and thickening lashes, plus it’s only $10. Semi waterproof formula.   Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder  $17.99  PERFECT for oily AND combo skin types. Good amount of product for price and it is definitely full coverage.  BYS Concealer   $3.79  This Concealer sets super matte, I compare this formula to Thin Lizzy...

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It look me years to figure out how to blend my eye shadow properly. For a long time, I would only use my fingers to apply my makeup. I can say first hand that fingers and eyeshadow generally don’t mix, you need more precision that what the tip of your finger offers! Firstly, good quality, clean and dry brushes are essential! Bad quality brushes won’t have the same evenly applied look, and can even scratch your skin which is painful. Always test the brush bristles and make sure they’re super soft with no flyway hairs sticking out! This will leaves...

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Perfectly applied lipstick requires more than a steady hand and good lipstick. You need to have a smooth base! This recipe will wipe away dry, cracked skin and leave you with a silky, hydrated delicious pout!    You need:  1x small jar  1x mixing bowl  3x tablespoons of Olive Oil  2 tablespoons of white sugar Instructions: 1/4 teaspoon of Bubblegum essence/flavouring (or any other scent you like)  1. Mix together the sugar and olive oil in the bowl. 2. Add essence/flavouring 3. Scrape into your jar.  Done! Use twice a week. 

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