Makeup Tips: You can always use some makeup tips. For example, why bother with a cat eye or outline when there are so many simple tricks that will make the process 100 times smoother? So, in the spirit of sharing is caring, I found 21 of the best makeup tips and tricks of all time, including when (and where) to apply concealer, how to perfect your winged eyeliner, and much more.
Makeup Tips that Usually Work
1. Apply Your Foundation Before Concealer
Excellent Tip: The easiest way to kick your makeup routine up a notch is to try applying l. A. Foundation before concealer. Think about it: Starting with a base coat will help minimize redness or discoloration as if you’re creating a smooth base for the rest of your products. Use your concealer to treat any remaining pimples or redness, and use less product. Another advantage? Foundation before concealer is a great solution to prevent caking and wrinkles.
2. Take Care of your Eyebrows with a Spoolie Brush
On busy days when I don’t have time to fill in my brows, I like to do the next best thing: quickly comb through my arches with a spoolie brush (aka those little mascara wands). And even when I have time for powders, gels, and pencils, I still like to prep my brows with my spoolie – it takes 10 seconds tops and is an easy way to ensure every brow hair is in the right place before entering with my products.
3. Exfoliate your Lips Before Applying Lipstick
Well, you know when you apply lipstick, and it’s not smooth? Try prepping your lips with a clever lip scrub. L.A. Physical Exfoliation will help remove any dry skin that settles on your lips, leaving you with a smoother, more artful canvas for your products.
4. Do Not Fall Asleep with the Blush
It may seem like an obvious step in your makeup routines, but Blush is the most underrated product, in my opinion. A couple of strokes of cream or powder Blush along the high points of your cheeks will give your entire look a brighter, warmer finish with ease.
5. Melts Eyeliner to Help it Glide On
Fact: Creamy makeup products blend better when heated. So if your kohl eyeliner pencil jumps, pulls on your lid, or takes multiple coats to get a decent color result, melt it down a % before you start lining.
6. Make Your Eyeshadow Stand Out with White Eyeliner
First, blend the entire lid with a white eyeliner pencil to make a sheer or less pigmented eyeshadow appear more vibrant on the cover. Then put your eyeshadow right on top. The opaque white eyeliner coverage will intensify any eyeshadow shade and make it pop.
7. Line Your Cat Eye
If you’re struggling to nail down your winged eyeliner style (also, hi, the same thing, sorry), try outlining the angel shape first, and then fill it in. Extend a line past the lower lash line to create l. A. Bottom of your cat eye first. Then decide how thick you want your wing to be and draw the advanced line from the end point of your stroke to your upper lash line. Once you have plotted l. A. Shape on both sides and everything looks symmetrical, the whole open space.
8. Use a Spoon as a Template for the Winged Eyeliner
If drawing your cat’s eye freehand isn’t your thing, grab a spoon and use it as a template. Holding the stem of a spoon against the outer corner of your eye, use liquid eyeliner to draw a straight line as the first step for your cat eye. Then, flip the spoon over so it’s hugging your eyelid and join the rounded outside edge to create an unluckily perfectly curved effect.
9. Revive Mask with Saline Solution
One piece of advice: Only use one mascara tube for three months, tops. Beyond that point, it can accumulate bacteria and lead to eye infections and other unfortunate things you wouldn’t want to Google Images for. But if your mascara gets annoyingly dry within the first three months, add a couple of drops of saline to the flaky formula to bring it back to its clever consistency.
10. Heat Your Eyelash Curler with a Hair Dryer
Make your heated eyelash curler by blowing hot air on your eyelash curler. The added heat will help your lashes curl and hold their shape longer. Hit your eyelash curler with a hair dryer until it gets hot; wait until it’s % cool but still warm (try it on the inside of your arm, so you don’t burn your eyelid), then hold your lashes to curl them. To them.
11. Mix Your Lip Color with Vaseline.
Your personalized lip gloss. If you have an eyeshadow you love and want to use as a lip shadow, mix the loose pigments with a percent Vaseline (Aquaphor or Vaseline works well) in a spoon and glide it over your lips. Boom. The best makeup tip ever.
12. Apply Lash Glue with a Bobby Pin
If you consistently mess with your lash glue and end up with clumpy-looking false lashes, try this makeup tip: Use a clean bobby pin to dab a few glue dots onto the lash band carefully and spread it out. Wait a few seconds or until the glue is tacky, then attach the tabs. Uniformly.
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