If you’re anything like me, you wear makeup pretty much every day so you have your routine down by now. And like me, maybe you’re stuck in a makeup rut and want to shake things up a little bit. If that’s the case, you are in for something great here. Makeup experts are usually happy to share their best tips so I’ve gathered some of the best that you may never have heard before. Get ready to love what you see in the mirror!
1 Wear Clear Lip Balm on the Bow of Your Mouth
You might wonder how putting clear on your lips can possibly do anything for you. The great news is that it can! When you dab some clear lip balm right on the bow of your upper lip, you create the illusion of fuller lips. Make sure the lip balm you choose has a bit of shimmer to get the full effect. Cool, right?
2 Dab Your Concealer, Don’t Rub It in
First of all, rubbing the delicate skin on your face can lead to wrinkles and fine lines. Second, when you rub your concealer in, it turns into a big mess that doesn’t really cover anything up. Instead of rubbing, dab the concealer gently into the area under your eyes to get the coverage you want without caking and smearing.
3 Stop Pumping Your Mascara Wand Right Now
Despite what you’ve always done, you shouldn’t be pumping your mascara wand. You might think you’re getting more mascara on the brush, but what you’re actually doing is getting a bunch of air in the tube. That will cause your product to dry out much more quickly so you want to nix this habit today.
4 Use Scotch Tape to Get Perfect Eyeliner Every Time
One thing I’ve always had trouble with is getting my eyeliner to look perfect. It can be very frustrating! Makeup experts suggest placing a small piece of Scotch tape on your eye to mark the line where you want your eyeliner to go. Then you can simply trace right along the line, removing the tape when you’re done. Hello perfect cat’s eye!
5 Wear White Eye Shadow to Make Your Colors Look Better
Sometimes you buy a color of eye shadow and it doesn’t look the same on your lids as it does in the palette. If your color needs a bit of oomph, try swiping white eye shadow underneath it. When you cover the white with your color, it tends to pop a bit more and look brighter and more beautiful.
6 Get a Better Curl with a Heated Eyelash Curler
Using an eyelash curler is one of the easiest ways to get your lashes to look long and perfectly curved. Heating your lash curler with your blow dryer first can really emphasize your eye lashes. You only need a quick blast of heat to get the job done. Too much and you might burn yourself.
7 Apply Foundation in Downward Strokes
You’ve probably heard that you want to apply moisturizer and other such products in an upward sweeping motion to help prevent sagging and wrinkles. However, when you apply your foundation, you must do so in a downward motion. This helps keep the tiny hairs on your face from sticking up and looking totally obvious.
8 Use Bronzer in a 'number 3' Motion
To get the perfect look with your bronzer, start at your temples and work your way down and in, over your cheekbones, before continuing out and down again over your jawline. The idea is that you should be working in the motion of the number 3 on both sides to cover all the main areas of your face for a perfect bronzed look!
9 Create a Great Mascara Combo
If you have too many amazing mascaras to just choose one, why not use them all at once?! This is a great way to get the most of all your faves! Start with one that separates your lashes, then a super dramatic and maximising one over the top and finish with a waterproof number! Imagine how luscious your lashes will be with such a great combo!
10 Use Eyeshadow as a Substitute for Brow Products
Want to fill in your brows but can't find your beloved brow pencil or gel? Use eyeshadow instead! Simply find a shade that is the closest match to your natural brow colour, stack a little on the end of a well suited brush and get filling! Eyeshadow works as a great substitute for any brow products that you might be out of or have misplaced!
Which of these handy tips will you start using? Do you have any others to add?