To me, the time I spend putting makeup on is my favorite ME time. It is so soothing and relaxing, especially if you play some upbeat music in the background. That really ought to bring you a sense of peace. However, since the trend is worldwide spread, we can all learn a thing or two about makeup, be it from random people or from famous influencers and beauty moguls.
Even when we feel like we have gotten the hang of it, a new trend pops up and from the FOMO (fear of missing out) we rush to the internet to figure it all out. And let’s face it, you’re reading this because you could really use some tips and tricks to maximize your beauty routine. Without further ado…
1. Liven up your foundation
Foundation is one of the most important parts of a clear flawless makeup. Before applying any type of foundation, make sure to thoroughly cleanse your face, even if you don’t have any makeup on. It will help get rid of the oil residue and it will be easier to apply your foundation flawlessly.
Another thing you need to keep in mind before the foundation is moisturizer. Your skin will end up flaky and patchy if you do not apply moisturizer. A thin layer of hydration to the skin will give you a literal glow.
2. Create a highlighter with concealer and oil
Making them cheekbones pop is essential to the makeup routine. However, it is quite difficult to find a suitable highlight. What if I were to tell you, you can make your own highlighter with the help of concealer and facial oil? Simple and you already got all the ‘ingredients’. What you want to do is apply a thin layer of concealer and then dab dab dab with a makeup sponge on which you should add a few drops of oil.
3. Remove shadow fallout effortlessly
Yes, the worst part about makeup is the fallout eyeshadow. It is a problem especially if you’re anything like me: foundation->eyebrows->eyeshadow. It doesn’t mean that the look is ruined, though. Simply use surgical tape to get rid of the excess eyeshadow.
4. Improve your eye shadow pigment
Which are the best eyeshadows? Yes, that’s right, the most pigmented ones. However, oftentimes we find ourselves lusting after a specific shadow and although we would like for it to be more intense, we still stick to it. Well, with a simple hack you can get both!! Simply spray your eyeshadow brush with your favorite setting spray and there shall be no fallouts 🙂
5. Revive dry mascara
No one likes a useless, dry mascara that just messes up your eyelashes. If you’re in a hurry or it is your favorite mascara that has dried up, then no worries, you don’t have to freak out. What you need to do is dip the mascara in a glass of hot water and it will rejuvenate.
6. Customize your mascara wand
Applying mascara sometimes tends to be a difficult maneuver. However, next time you struggle with the wand, keep in mind that you can simply customize it to fit your needs.
7. Turn your eyelash curler into a curling powerhouse
If you can’t afford a heated eyelash curler or simply don’t know whether it is worth purchasing one, give this hack a try. Heat up your current random eyelash curler using a blow dryer. However, make sure to test its temperature before using it on your eyelashes because if it is too hot, you may accidentally get hurt.
8. Make any lipstick more creamy
Matte lipsticks are heaven-sent. But I think it is safe to say that they tend to be a little difficult to apply and maintain. Soon after application, they feel dry and even may chap. Reverse and put an end to this by adding s drop of foundation to your lips before applying it. It will even intensify the color.
9. Turn eye shadow into lip gloss
That one eyeshadow that you don’t use but would that have it as a lipstick? We can totally do that!! Crush the powder and add a pinch of Vaseline. Mix it thoroughly and there you go, you got yourself a new lipgloss that will come in handy every day.
10. Make your lips look fuller with a highlighter
Making your lips look fuller and luscious is simple with a touch of highlighter added to the center of the lower and upper lips. It will reflect, catch the light and create the illusion of plumpness. No need to go through injections for this quick procedure 🙂
11. Tame your eyebrows
In case you have run out of eyebrow gel, and your eyebrow hair is acting up, here’s a quick solution to your problem: simply use a hairspray and a toothbrush. Spray some of it onto the bristles and then gently brush your eyebrows. This will surely keep your eyebrows in place.
Here is a video of how you can achieve the last one, in case you’d like to see how perfectly well it works out 🙂
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No matter how good we think we are at makeup, one can never have too many tips and tricks up their sleeve, so they’re always welcome!!