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BellaSugar's Top Five Getting-Ready Beauty Tips

No, I don't shake up a martini every morning, but I do make a cocktail of sorts during my daily getting-ready routine.

Throughout my time in the beauty scene, I've chatted with hairdressers galore and makeup artists aplenty. So, check out this list to see which professional beauty tidbits become such favorites, I now use them every single day:

  • Cocktail hour — To get the results I want from my hairstyle, I mix up a "cocktail" of two to three hair products while my hair is damp. One of my favorites is to create a blend of light-hold gel, a shine serum, and a styling lotion. The effect is smooth, healthy-looking hair that stays where I want it.
  • Magic wand — Instead defining my eyebrows by filling sparse areas in with a brow pencil, I use a disposable mascara wand instead. Lightly apply the brow pencil (or eyeliner) to the wand itself, then brush over brows for a fool-proof, enhanced look.
  • Warm it up — I add just the slightest amount of liquid bronzer to foundation for a warm, soft, and shimmery glow. This is also a great way to darken foundation that might be just a shade lighter than you'd like.
  • Splish-splash — After I'm done applying my makeup, I spritz on a little toner. Not only does it feel refreshing, but it sets my makeup, while giving a hint of dewiness. It's also the perfect time to blend any areas that need to be softened with a makeup sponge.
  • Ready, Steady, Go — To set my eyeliner, I gently use an eyeliner brush to tap an eye shadow of the same color over the liner. The results? Eye makeup that lasts all day.


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bkwithlove bkwithlove 8 years
these are some really useful tips!!
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
Great tips!
emalove emalove 8 years
Fabulous tips! And that dirty martini would be fabulous right now too!
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
Thankies Bella, I'm gonna see if I can try this with my products! Hopefully it'll work as well for me -- anything to cut my hair time down!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I love the hair cocktail idea.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Punk Glam Queen, I mix them up right in my hands, rub together to blend, and then apply.
psterling psterling 8 years
For curly girls like me, I usually mix a gel with Bumble & Bumble's curl conscious creme. It keeps my curls defined, but soft. Plus, bumble & bumble is expensive and this stretches the bottle.
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
Bella, I'm curious as to how you make your hair "cocktail"? Do you mix it up in your hands, then apply? Or do you use a small container to mix up a bunch so its ready? I use a few things to get my hair to behave, applying one at a time, so I'm always looking for an easier solution.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
nice tips!! especially the cocktail one, i have a lot of styling products this will help a lot.
tatsauce tatsauce 8 years
I get my disposable wands from Sephora, I snag a whole bunch when no one is looking!!! I set my eye liner the same way, it works like a charm. It will not budge all day, no joke! I'm going to try that hair cocktail thing tomorrow, since tomorrow is a "wash hair" day.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Hi Jenzene, I usually find the wands at a beauty supply store. Also, try asking department store makeup artists. Often, they'll be willing to give you a few. :-) -Bella
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
Great tips! :D Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, but I've been wanting disposable mascara wands for a long time!
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