Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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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Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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.

Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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.

Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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.

Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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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Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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.

Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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!

Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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.

Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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.

Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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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Ten Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 4-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!