According to one study, for men, simple makeup tips enhance women’s beauty and femininity. So, take a look at your makeup collection and all of the masterpieces you can create with it. What if we told you that your eyeshadow palette is capable of much more than just applying color to your eyelids? Or do you want us to show you some tricks to keep your cat eyes and wings looking good at all times? If you are a makeup beginner or a professional expert, makeup tips and hacks are always useful. It is smart to optimize the money by using the same product in multiple ways.
Here are 25 makeup tips to help you look the best at all times.
1. Apply moisturizer
One of the most important basic makeup tips is to use a moisturizer on your face before applying makeup. A moisturizer helps create a smooth makeup finish in addition to keeping the skin healthy and supple.
2. Do not test the shade of your foundation on your arm
It makes no sense to test foundations on your arm because the makeup will never be on your arm. The jawline is the perfect spot to test the foundation. Be sure it blends into your neck because that is where your makeup will be applied.
3. Avoid Peach Fuzz
Always use downward strokes when applying foundation. Most of us have a thin layer of hair on our faces, and applying foundation in an upward stroke will highlight the hair strands. Although looking fresh and pink like a peach should be your target, highlighting your peach fuzz should not.
4. Contour your nose with a fork to create the perfect lines
Contouring may be intimidating, but this genius beauty hack takes some of the guesswork! When contouring the nose, use a fork to create perfectly placed straight lines. Although I think that doing a full contour on your face every day is a bit over the top, I have been pleasantly surprised by the results of nose contouring.
5. Make any lipstick matte using translucent powder
You can quickly turn any lipstick you own into a matte one with this beauty hack! Also you don’t have to look for a matte version of your favorite lipstick shade. You can do it yourself! Simply place a tissue over your lips and dust on translucent powder, enabling it to transfer through the tissue. Then reveal your beautiful matte lips!
6. Know The Important Focal Points
This hack is for the days when you are running late or just too tired to apply your concealer properly. Simply dab a small amount of concealer, preferably with a brush, under your eyes, on the corners of your mouth, and near your nose, and you’re ready to go.
7. Choose the Correct Brush
Every makeup product is highly affected by the applicator, which is especially true for powders. To get the best results, apply the powder with the fluffiest brush you can find.
8. Blush under the foundation
This is also a clever way of reversing how the product is applied to achieve amazing results. What you have to do is apply the blush first and then apply the foundation over it. The result seems to be that you are glowing naturally from inside.
9. Use Tissue Paper For Blotting
Instead of blotting the blush with powder, try blotting it with tissue paper. After applying the blush, lightly press it over the blush and blend with your makeup sponge or beauty blender to get the natural flush of color on your cheeks.
10. Be Careful of Shimmery Blushes
It isn’t easy to achieve a flawless shimmery blush. In reality, if you have big pores, pimples, or other signs of troubled skin, you should avoid shimmery blushes altogether.
11. Apply In A Triangular Fashion For Better Blending
Though it’s common to use a fluffy brush to apply bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, it’s a smarter option to draw two inverted triangles on your cheeks with a bronzer. Blend it out, and you’ll have a perfectly done bronzer with perfectly chiseled features.
12. Feathery Strokes
While filling in your brows with a pencil, always use light feathery strokes. It will give them a more natural look.
13. Instant Eye Lift
Use your highlighter just above the arch of your brows and blend it out for an instant lift in the eyes. It will not only perfectly shape your brows but will also have a dramatic effect on the appearance of your whole face.
14. Donning Many Hats
This is one of the beauty arsenal’s most versatile soldiers. Eyeshadow can be used as a lipstick, bronzer, highlighter, or slightly changing the color of the base makeup.
15. Get The Pop
If you’re stuck with a less pigmented eyeshadow or want an extra pop of color, start with a white base by filling in your eyelids with a white eyeliner pencil.
16. Proxy For Eyeliner
When another battle with your eyeliner seems impossible, or you just want a gentle look, use an angular brush and eyeshadow instead of eyeliner on your upper lash line. It has a natural and breezy look that is perfect for summer.
17. Scotch Tape Method
Use scotch tape to create a perfect wing. Simply place an angled piece of scotch tape on the sides of your eyes and let the ends guide you to achieve that killer winged eyeliner every time. As a guide, you can also use a spoon, business card, debit card, or something with a straight edge.
18. Go Natural With Tightlining
Tightlining is a great way to achieve a no-makeup look. Apply the eyeliner beneath the lash line rather than on the lash line. For this one, make sure to choose a waterproof version.
19. Use A Shadow To Lock It In
To set the eyeliner, apply an eyeshadow of the same shade as the eyeliner.
20. Hassle-Free Smokey Eyes
Apply kohl to your upper and lower lash lines, as well as your waterline, and smudge it for a quick smokey look. Finish by drawing a sideways ‘V’ on the outside corner and blending well. For a night out, go for sultry smokey eyes.
21. Easy Removal Of Kajal
It can be difficult to remove kajal from your eyes. Simply soak a Q-tip in cleansing lotion and gently remove the kajal from it. Try not to poke yourself in the eyes.
22. Use Tissue Paper To Eliminate Clumping
To keep mascara from clumping, use tissue paper to clean away excess product before every application.
23. Preserve Your Mascara Applicator
Once you finish a tube of mascara, don’t throw out the applicator. You can use the applicator as a brow spoolie.
24. Apply The Lip Liner After Lipstick
According to some experts, if you apply lipstick first and then lipliner, you would know exactly how to line your lips. Besides that, when they begin to fade, they will fade together.
25. Clean The Brushes
There is no excuse for not washing your brushes unless a serious skin breakout is a look you are going for. Dirty brushes are breeding grounds for bacteria, and makeup residues affect their performance. At least once a week, wash them with a mild shampoo.
The Bottom Line
The world of makeup is huge and filled with wonders. Explore the world and keep experimenting with new ways to show yourself with makeup. I hope these 25 makeup tips inspire you to explore the endless possibilities and keep the makeup adventure junkie in you alive.