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24.2 Friday Favourites: 4 Youtube Tutorials for Makeup for Glasses by Ilsa Melchiori

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I am a glasses wearer. I have been since I was 13 years old.Over the years I've worn contact lenses for a large chunk of the time, however, in recent years I've found myself wanting to wear my glasses on the reg.

Enter my dilemma: make up for glasses? It's not as simple as 'do your makeup as normal and then whack on your glasses.

I find that you need to do things differently. Mostly I find that you need to just do more. More eyebrows, more mascara, more eyeliner etc.

Below are a few of my favourite tutorials for makeup for glasses that the beauty gurus of Youtube have to offer. These are in no particular order.

1.Tanya Burr - Everyday Makeup For Glasses

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yCz-2PWjis&w=560&h=315]

2. Tanya Burr - Smoky Evening Makeup For Glasses

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIWDYbmyz2I&w=560&h=315]

3. Pixiwoo - Makeup for Glasses wearers

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0HV8SqKBqQ&w=560&h=315]

4. Lisa Eldridge - Makeup for Glasses

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arh5ODTuAm8&w=560&h=315]

17.1 Summer Saviours: Products to Get You Through Summer by Ilsa Melchiori

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I, like many other women in the world, get sweaty! And I'm not talking a ladylike glisten. Me and extreme heat DO NOT get along.

Over the years I've developed a list a products/tricks to help me get through Australian summers whilst still looking vaguely presentable.

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1. Bike Shorts To be worn underneath skirts and dresses to combat leg chafing (or 'chub rub'). This has been a constant problem for me because of the shape of my body, whether I'm a size 8 or 14, it doesn't matter.

2. Body Glide Anti-Chafing Stick Basically a Lady Speed stick deodorant for your inner thighs. Not a bad product, although I found that it wore off very quickly if you were sweaty...

3. Jurlique Rose Water This is my favourite refreshing facial mist on the market. It was also the first Jurlique product I ever owned. A classic that I carry in my handbag for when my need a little freshening up.

4. Spray Sunscreens I'm currently using the Mecca Cosmetica Sunbrella Invisible Superspray SPF 50+ which is a clear, spray, water resistant, broad spectrum face and body sunscreen. This is great because you can spray it on over your make up throughout the day without messing up your carefully applied face. Supergoop also do a great one called the Defence Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50+.

5. Benefit Fake Up Concealer This is one of the few concealers that will stay put under my eyes in the hot weather. I have very dry/dehydrated skin and my normal concealers just can't cut it when you introduce sweat to the equation.

TIP: Use a water proof mascara on your bottom lashes, or forego mascara on your bottom lashes entirely. I do find that I get mascara transfer.

6. Water Lastly, but most importantly, water! It is so important to stay hydrated in the hot months. I always carry a bottle of water around with me and aim to drink at least 1-2 litres a day.

So there are a few of my Summer Saviours.

Remember to Slip, Slop, Slap and stay hydrated!

What are some of you Summer Saviours?