With a few tips and tricks, you don’t need a professional to get fabulous looking makeup. You don’t have to spend hours doing it, either. Once you have the know-how, you’ll see just how much makeup can accentuate your best features and hide those that aren’t as favorable. Here are a few makeup tips and tricks that you’ll wish you had known a long time ago!
1. Little tip for base makeup.
Never put concealer or foundation on your eyelids as a base, it will cause your eye makeup to crease.
2. Apply mascara with a plastic spoon
Use a plastic spoon to easily apply mascara on your bottom lashes without getting any on the skin under your eyes. It also helps you to apply much thicker coat.
3. Scotch Tape Eye Liner
This unconventional beauty aid will help to guide you when applying eye liner and shadows, especially if you’re aiming for a look such as the “cat eye”.
4. Downward strokes
Although you want to wash your face and apply your moisturizer with upwards strokes to help lessen fine lines and a sagging face, the opposite is what we do for foundation and powder.
5. For people with tiny foreheads.
Bangs will instantly fill the gap between your brows and hairline. But, if you’d rather not make the cut, reach for a matte bronze and a big powder brush. “Bronzer creates a shadow, helping a too-large area appear smaller,” says Schlip.
6. Make it last!
After your lipstick is applied, hold a tissue over your lips and apply powder over the tissue. This creates a matte look that lasts much longer.
7. Polka Dot Nail Art
Place the end section of a small plastic bandage over a dry and polished nail. Cover each hole with a contrasting nail polish color. Immediately remove the bandage from each nail and let dry.
8. Beach Hair
Seltzer water, Himalayan sea salt, and coconut oil in a spray bottle and you’ll look like you just came from the beach.
9. Clump free Mascara
You have to wipe your mascara wand off on a tissue before each application. This way you can apply several coats seamlessly and of clump free mascara.
Apply a layer of Elmer’s glue to your nails before painting with glitter polish. Then just peel of when you want a new look.
11. Smoky Eye Effect
First apply the charcoal gray powder in an arch shape, then blend it with lash line, following which you can apply eyeliner and smudge it using a blending brush. Now, apply the darker shade at the outer corner of your eye and take the medium shade and start to blend it across your eyelid. To highlight your angles and create contrast, dust small amount of lighter shadow.
12. Put blush with a smile
When applying blush, first smile, then start on the apple of the cheek, blend the blush back towards the top of the ear, then down towards the jawline.
14. Make Eyes Appear Bigger
If you don’t already own a white pencil, invest in one now just for this simple trick! Instead of lining your water line with dark eyeliner, use a white pencil to create the illusion of a bigger eye.