Whether you’re a seasoned makeup expert or just starting out, these 21 beauty hacks for make up will make your beauty routine much easier. Learn where to properly apply concealer, achieve a flawless winged eyeliner with a surprising tool, and much more. Get your makeup bag ready and be ready to master the use of even the most challenging products.
1.Apply your foundation before concealer
A simple way to enhance your makeup application is to start with foundation before concealer. This approach helps to even out skin tone and create a smooth surface for the rest of your makeup products. By applying foundation first, you can then use less concealer to target specific areas, such as blemishes or redness. This technique also helps prevent caking and creasing of the makeup.
2. Maintain your eyebrows with a spoolie brush
When I am short on time and unable to properly fill in my eyebrows, I find using a spoolie brush to comb up my arches is the next best thing. Even when I have more time, I still like to use the spoolie as a first step to ensure each hair is in place before applying other products. A pro tip is to purchase spoolie brushes in bulk for a low cost or opt for a reusable one with a precision pencil, such as Uoma Beauty’s Brow-Fro Baby Hair.
3. Exfoliate your lips before applying lipstick
To achieve a smooth application of lipstick, consider using a gentle lip scrub before applying it. This will remove any dry skin on your lips, leaving you with a soft surface to apply your lipstick. Be mindful to limit the use of lip scrubs to once a week, as excessive use can lead to irritation. Some popular options include the Beauty Bakerie Sugar Lip Scrub or the KNC Beauty Lip Scrub.
4. Don’t sleep on blush
Blush is often overlooked, but it can be a highly effective makeup tool. Applying cream or powder blush to the high points of your cheeks will enhance your overall look by adding a healthy glow and depth to your face. Makeup artist Lakeisha Dale emphasizes the importance of using blush, as it gives the skin a revitalized appearance. You don’t have to choose a bold pink shade, opt for something soft and radiant instead.
5. Melt your pencil liner to help it glide
Blending creamy makeup products is easier when they are warmed up. If your kohl eyeliner pencil has issues with skipping, tugging, or requiring multiple coats, heat it up before use. This can be done by holding the tip of the pencil under a lighter flame for a second or until it becomes tacky. Allow it to cool slightly and test it on your hand before using it. You will notice a change in the consistency and improved application.
6. Make your eyeshadow pop with white eyeliner
One easy way to enhance the color of a sheer or less pigmented eyeshadow is to apply a white eyeliner pencil to your entire eyelid beforehand. By layering the white liner underneath the eyeshadow, you are creating an opaque base that will amplify the color and make it appear more vibrant. This simple step is a quick and effortless way to make your eyeshadow stand out and bring a pop of color to your look. Whether you are going for a subtle or bold look, using a white eyeliner pencil can help achieve the desired intensity of your eyeshadow shade. Experiment with different eyeshadow colors and textures to see which combinations work best for you. Remember to blend the white liner and eyeshadow well to achieve a seamless, natural-looking finish.
7. Outline your cat eye
To achieve the perfect winged eyeliner look, start by outlining the shape. First, extend a line from the lower lash line to create the bottom of your cat eye. Decide on the desired thickness for your wing, then trace the top line from the end of your flick to the upper lash line to create the shape on both sides. Ensure that everything is symmetrical before filling in the open space. This approach of first creating the outline and then filling it in can help you achieve the desired look more easily and accurately.
8. Use a spoon as a stencil for winged liner
If you’re having trouble drawing a cat eye with your hand, use a spoon as a guide. Hold the stem of the spoon against the outer corner of your eye, and use a liquid eyeliner to draw a straight line. Then, flip the spoon so the rounded outer edge is along your eyelid and use it to create a curved winged effect.
9. Hack a smoky eye with a hashtag
Creating a smoky eye can quickly become messy if not done properly. To keep it simple, draw a slanted hashtag symbol with a creamy eyeliner on the outer third of your eyelid and blend it using a sponge or s brush. This will ensure symmetry between both eyes and prevent overuse of eyeliner.
10. Use a spoon as a mascara shieldmudging
Ruining a perfectly done eyeshadow with mascara smudges is a common frustration. The solution is to hold a spoon against your eyelid while applying mascara. By brushing the mascara wand against your lashes and the back of the spoon, any excess will transfer onto the spoon instead of your skin. It’s a simple yet effective trick.