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TIP OF THE DAY
If you're using an oil treatment on your hair, these work as a pre-shampoo treatment. Then wash twice; the first lather removes the bulk of the oil, the second lather gets hair properly clean, rinsing away any debris.
Heading out the door and you've applied too much brush? Lightly sweep a clean cotton ball over your cheeks – it's gentler than a tissue. (But remember: blush is the new highlighter and you might just be seriously on-trend.)
To make sure powder doesn't settle into lines, experts recommend pressing powder onto the face with a velvet puff, then dusting OFF the excess with that big, fluffy brush.
We're delighted there's a grey rebellion going on. But grey hair can look tarnished, depending on lots of factors – from chlorine in pools to geneology. Combat that with a shampoo and/or conditioner with mauve or violet tints.
We all know about washing our make-up brushes. But don't overlook those teeny brushes that live inside your eyeshadow or powder compacts; these need regular cleansing, too.