Whether you wear a full face of makeup every day or do it only on special occasions, you probably have your own way of doing makeup. However, there are many tips and tricks that can make the makeup process easier and the result more impressive. Check out the top 10 of makeup hacks you should know!
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1. Tamed brows
If your eyebrows are naturally thick and dark, you can get away without using an eyebrow pomade or pencil. Still, thick and full eyebrows are known for often being unruly. If you are going for a natural look but want to keep your eyebrows tamed, dip your eyebrow spooly brush into some vaseline and lightly brush your brows.
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2. Cupid’s bow
For many, the cupid’s bow is the most outstanding and sensual part of the lips, but not all of us have the luxury of enjoying a perfectly defines cupid’s bow. If you want this area of your lips to stand out, simply draw an X in the centre of your upper lip and then proceed with applying your lipstick or gloss to the remaining part of the lips.
3. Foundation shade
If you want to buy foundation at a makeup store, your natural instinct is probably to try it on your arm and see if the shade fits you. However, this method is often unreliable and gives a false match result. A much more reliable way is to test the foundation on your neck – it’s much closer to the shade of your face than your arm.
4. Wearing glitter
The world of makeup addicts cannot get enough of glitter for several seasons straight, but making your glitter stay in one place can be challenging. The trick here is to make it stick with eyelash glue! First, apply a line of glue to your eyelids, and then, without waiting for it to try up, apply your favourite glitter.
5. Full lashes
If you want to impress everyone with the volume of your eyelashes without going for extensions, here is a makeup hack for you! Apply one coat of mascara, then dip a cotton swab in some baby powder and gently dab over the lashes. Then apply the second coat of mascara and enjoy your new stunning look.
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6. Natural-looking foundation
If you want your foundation to give you light coverage without concealing your natural skin tone and texture, use a popular technique called stippling, which requires a beauty blender or makeup sponge. Simply dab your foundation onto your face instead of applying it in circular motions for a more natural look.
7. Easy smoky eye
Does the traditional smoky eye makeup look too complicated for you? Try the easy way to give yourself a beautiful smoky eye! Apply your favourite kohl eyeliner to your eyelids and then use your fingers to gently smudge the eyeliner. Clean up any residue or uneven areas with a wet cotton swab and you’re good to go!
8. Makeup storage
All makeup products have a limited life span once they are opened. You can find the number of months the product can be used for after it has been opened on the package. Write down the date when you opened the product on the package to avoid the risk of using an expired product.
9. Undereye concealer
The most popular way to use a concealer is to hide the dark circles underneath your eyes, but there is a chance you are doing it wrong. In order to look natural and seamlessly blend into your makeup look, your concealer should be applied in the shape of a triangle, not a circle.
10. Dewy skin
There are many products promising to give you naturally dewy skin, but you can achieve the same effect with two products you already have in your stash: your favourite foundation and moisturizer. Mix the two products and apply the mixture to your skin for a healthy, glowing, and simply flawless no-makeup look!
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