Makeup is a part of may daily routines, but getting it right can sometimes feel like a ton of wasted time and effort. If you’re feeling lazy but want a high-end look, the tiniest tweaks can sometimes make a world of difference.
Rather than investing in a new and expensive line of products to get that look right, get to know these useful hacks to up your cosmetic game ASAP.
1. Create a bold brow
Trends come and go but one thing is for sure: thick eyebrows are in and they’re here to stay – and for a good reason. Even with no makeup, a bold brow will give you a strong, clean look in no time.
If your eyebrows are patchy, fill them in with pencil.It can make a bigger difference than you think. When buying, get one shade lighter than your actual brow color, otherwise the change will be too dramatic.
Don’t Pluck brows regularly. Let them grow out for a few weeks – even the rogue hairs that drive you crazy. You might be surprised by how many actually do grow back once you stop fussing with them and disrupting their natural growth cycle.
2. Line the lips
Lip liner is one of those magical beauty tools that serves multiple purposes: It defines your mouth, helps your lipstick stay put, and can make your lips look more plump, should you so desire.
Buy a lip liner that’s the same tone as your lip color, or just slightly darker.
- Stick with a neutral tone. …
- Start by shading in the corners. …
- Don’t go too far outside your natural lip line. …
- Blend out the edges. …
- Fill in the center with lipstick.
3. Work the cheekbones
Highlighter can make a world of difference! Get a highlighter that matches your tone and sweep it across the highest part of the cheekbones, going from under the iris to your hairline.
Simply pick up a mirror and look at your face while it’s makeup-free. Place your thumb at the top of your ear, then place your index finger below your nose.
To make your cheekbones really pop, swipe a line of contour powder from your ear to the apple of your cheek using an angled contour brush.
This adds a youthful, fresh glow as opposed to blush, which can age you.
4. Longer lashes
If you have short eyelashes or never like the length, you can use fake ones anytime. But let’s be real, fake lashes can’t be used all the time; they’re not a practical option outside of more formal affairs and certainly not for everyday wear.
Forget heavy eyelashes extenders – lengthening your lashes through mascara (clear or black) will make your eyes look brighter, wider, and more awake. Apply a thin layer, so things don’t get clumpy.
- Use Baby Powder
- Add A Different Color To The Tips
- Eyelash Curler
- Color Tricks
- Take Your Time With The Mascara
- Excess Is Waste
- Wiggle Your Wand
- Use Primer
- Don’t Sleep With Makeup
5. Switch sponges for brushes
Here’s some bad news — sponges soak up bacteria and other germs, as opposed to bushes, which can be washed weekly. Brushes are surprisingly effective for foundation and concealer — especially kabuki brushes. If you use a sponge, try to keep it for single-use applications only.
6. Use highlighter on your lips
Just a dab of highlighter on the center of your upper and lower lip make them look bigger. If you want Kylie lips ASAP, all you need is to swap out lip gloss for liquid highlighter, which is always a foolproof beauty hack.
7. Green primer to help discoloration
Discoloration is a common skin issue for people. If it has a red undertone from too much fun, tinted face primer can do wonders. Try to search for one that’s tinted green, which actually combats those reddish tones and makes your skin look more even, with foundation or without.
8. Avoid pressed powder
Lots of women apply pressed powder after foundation. A better solution? Use a makeup-setting powder instead, or even better, a setting spray. This will seal your look just as well and provide a matte look on shiny and greasy problem areas. You can even place a drop of setting powder in your regular foundation.
9. Hide lipstick cracks with lip gloss
Do you deal with unevenness and cracking from lipstick? Avoid dry looks by layering on a lip gloss of a similar shade. The additional shine will make your lips look bigger and juicier than ever.
- Exfoliate your lips. Dry, dead skin is often what makes your lipstick look rough and uneven, so slough it off before you apply any color.
- Add moisture.
- Finish up the rest of your makeup.
- Use lip liner to get the perfect shape.
- Apply your matte lipstick.
- Blot lips on a piece of toilet paper
- Apply Lip Gloss.
10. Get eyeliner of different colors
People think that more is more when it comes to getting a dramatic eye look, but the key is actually switching up the colors so you can get a new effect.
Black eyeliner can look stark, so if you want to soften things up, go for gray instead. For smokey eye, use a brown shadow.
11. Brighten eyes with white liner
If you’re looking tired but need to fake a full night of sleep, white eyeliner is what you need.
Dab it at the corners of your eyes for a more energized look that doesn’t make it look like you’re loaded with makeup. An amazing hack if you’re looking to skip the under-eye concealer.