Dove Cosmetic Tips

Making lipstick colour last longer

You will need:

Cotton wool pads
Foundation
Powder
Lip liner
Soft brush
Lipstick
Fiber cloth

1 Apply foundation also to the lips

2 After applying foundation, also dust powder onto the lips.

3 If you incur problems drawing a straight line, place dots along the lip border and eventually join them up to finish the outline.

4 First draw the lip outline of the upper lip using a lip liner.

5 Draw the lip outline of the lower lip. If the lower lip is slightly wider, draw the outline just inside the natural outer edge of the lips, rather than on the outside. Pay attention that you always use a well-sharpened, soft lip liner.

6 It is easier to draw the lip outline on closed lips. Make sure you join the contour lines accurately in the corners of the mouth.

7 Before applying lipstick, dust the lip outline with powder using a cotton wool pad or powder puff.

8 Remove excess powder with a soft brush.

9 Carefully apply lipstick with a lip brush. Make sure the mouth is completely filled, especially the corners.

10 Blot the lips on a fiber cloth placed flat between a slightly opened mouth for a few seconds.

11 To give the lips a matt finish, blot the lips once again on another thin fiber cloth placed between a closed mouth and then dust with powder using a large powder brush.

12 Result: Perfectly filled in lips with a precise outline.


Hiding blemishes

You will need:

Concealer
Eye liner
Powder
Cotton wool puff

1 Apply concealer with an eyeliner brush to cover red areas.

2 Set concealer with loose powder applied to a cotton wool puff.


Remove excess oil from the t-zone area (the nose, chin and forehead)

You will need:

Cotton wool pad
Powder

1 Touch up oily spots throughout the day with a thin cotton wool pad and powder.


Removing Nail Polish using a nail polish remover

You will need:

Nail polish remover
Cotton wool pad/puff

1 Choose the nail polish remover that is best for your nail type.

2 Open the lid of the nail polish remover bottle.

3 Take a cotton wool pad or cotton puff and place it over the opening.

4 Tip the bottle to get some nail polish remover on the cotton wool puff or pad.

5 Rub the wet cotton wool puff or pad over your nail. You will need to use some pressure.

6 The nail polish should come off easily.

7 Get a new cotton wool pad or puff when the one you are using is full of nail polish color.

8 Continue until all your nails are done.

9 Go over your nails with a fresh cotton wool puff or cotton pad with nail polish remover to remove any excess residue and to clean your nails completely.

10 Wash your hands.


Pad puff

You will need:

Cotton wool pad/puff

1 Place a cotton wool pad or puff over any pressed powder compacts and a cotton wool pad of puff over any eye shadows to protect them from cracking.


Deodorant spray instead of nail polish remover

You will need:

Deodorant spray
Cotton wool

1 Find some spray deodorant. Deodorant is a wonderful remover for anything that can't be cleaned very easily, from nail polish to markers.

2 Spray deodorant onto one nail.

3 Rub your nail with cotton wool. The nail polish won't go away immediately; just insist until your nails are clean. Repeat step 2 and 3 for each nail.


Top coat nail polish instead of nail polish remover

You will need:

Top coat nail polish
Cotton wool bud

1 Find some top coat nail polish.

2 Apply it to your painted nails.

3 Get a cotton wool bud and wipe it off. It should come off quite easily.


Removing nail polish from skin

You will need:

Nail polish remover
Cotton wool bud

1 Use some nail polish remover on a cotton wool bud or cotton wool tip to go round edges of nails.

2 Wash the area and moisturize after so it doesn't feel dry.


Removing make-up step-by-step process

You will need:

Eye make-up remover
Cotton wool pad
Regular face cleanser
Toner
Moisturizer

1 Firstly start with yours eyes. It is recommended to use an eye make-up remover specifically – not just your facial cleanser as this can really sting your eyes. Pour a small amount of eye make-up remover onto a cotton wool pad, close your eye and hold the cotton pad over your eye lid for a minimum of 5 seconds before starting to wipe. This gives the make-up remover time to activate and get to work on tackling that stubborn mascara. Be careful not to stretch your skin too much as you are wiping, the skin around your eyes is extremely thin and can be irritated easily. Use a fresh pad for each eye. If you are caught out without your eye make-up remover to hand, a good ‘temporary’ replacement is baby oil or wet wipes.

2 For your skin, use a regular face cleanser. Try to avoid using body soap as this can really dry out your skin. If using a water based cleanser, lightly dampen your skin and then begin to apply your cleanser gently with your fingertips all over your skin, including your neck. Rinse with lukewarm water and then repeat for a second time to make sure that no make-up remains on your skin. If you are using a cream cleanser then apply gently with your fingertips all over your face and neck and then remove by wiping away with a fresh cotton wool pad. As with the ‘wash-off’ cleanser, repeat for a second time to ensure all traces of make-up has been removed.

3 Give your skin a final splash of lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft clean towel – do not rub as this can irritate or hurt your skin.

4 You now need to use a toner to restore the pH balance of your skin. Using cleansers can disturb this balance and if you don’t follow up with a toner, it can result in your skin producing excess oil. Toner also reduces your pores and adds a protective layer against the outside world. Pour a small amount of toner on to a cotton wool pad and gently wipe over your face and neck. Try avoiding alcohol based toners as these can be very drying for the skin.

5 Wearing make-up all day doesn’t do our skin any favors so help replenish it with lost nutrients with a moisturizer morning and night.


Pad puff

You will need:

Cotton wool pad/puff

1 Place a cotton wool pad or puff over any pressed powder compacts and a cotton wool pad of puff over any eye shadows to protect them from cracking.


Remove Makeup

You will need:

Cosmetic Wipes

2 Remove makeup (It’s one of the fashion industry’s worst-kept secrets: Many models consider a cosmetic wipe to be their best friend when it comes time to remove that stubborn makeup from their faces, particularly black eyeliner and waterproof mascara. Try our cosmetic wipes and see for yourself.)