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You might be new to the world of makeup. Or you might even be basically a guru! But the fact is, you can never stop learning and perfecting your skills.
So whether you’re at a loss for makeup ideas, or you just want some inspiration, you’re in luck. Here are some of the best makeup tips around so you can look as good as you feel!
Put on Concealer in a Triangular Shape
You might’ve learned to put on concealer by dotting it underneath your eyes. But a better method is to apply it in a triangular shape, with 2 of the “legs” at both sides of your eye and the third a bit further down.
When you apply concealer in this fashion, it can give you a much fresher look. This is because it hides any dark bags underneath your eyes. Plus, it’ll naturally draw people’s attention to your pupils instead of your bags.
Tint Your Eyebrows
Strong eyebrows have been in style for a while now. So if you’re struggling with light and sparse eyebrows, try tinting them.
When you use eyebrow tint, it’ll give you a more defined look without it looking unnatural. This is as long as you stick to your natural hair color, of course.
Sub Eyeshadow for Eyeliner
Did your favorite eyeliner break or run out? Not to fear; you won’t have to go outside without lining your eyes. Just simply sub eyeshadow for your eyeliner!
Take an angled brush and wet it with setting spray (if you don’t have any, use water). Then, dip it into your eyeshadow and then apply it on your eyelid in a thin line.
And if you’re a fan of the smokey look, you can definitely still achieve it with eyeshadow! Just let it dry first, then run a Q-tip across your lash line, and blend.
Get Bigger Looking Eyes
Do you always have issues with your eyes looking smaller than they really are? Then you might be doing your makeup wrong!
For one, you shouldn’t line your eyes completely in a dark color like black or brown. Try to keep it to just the corners of your eyes to accentuate those areas.
Also, get some nude or white eyeliner. Line your waterline with these pencils, as this will give your eyes a wider look. It’ll also make you look fresher!
Get Thicker Lashes
If you’re someone who struggles with their eyelashes, then these hacks are a lifesaver!
When you’re curling your eyelashes, don’t just press down once. Instead, open and close the curler while moving upwards. This ensures that you’re using the eyelash curler across all of your eyelashes, which will give you a fuller, more curled look.
Also, something to try is this: first, put on your first coat of mascara. Once it dries, get a brush and dab a little translucent powder over your lashes. Then, as a final touch, put on another coat of mascara.
What that layer of powder does is add volume to your eyelashes, give you a much fuller look!
Refresh Your Mascara
There comes a time when your mascara starts going clumpy. This might be a bit frustrating and you might even toss the tube in favor of a new one.
But there are ways to refresh your mascara!
If it’s just barely starting to clump, get a glass of hot water and place your tube of mascara in there for a minute or so. The hot water will help loosen up things inside and make your mascara go on smoother.
Another thing you can try is to get some saline solution. Put a few drops in, twist the brush in the tube, and close it. This should extend the lifespan of your mascara a little bit.
Wait to Put Your False Eyelashes On
If you wear false eyelashes, then you know what a pain it is to carefully put the glue on the strips and then put those onto your eyelids. When you’re in a rush, you just want to slap them on!
But it’s worth waiting a little bit between the glue and sticking your falsies on. We recommend just 30 seconds, which isn’t long at all! But this small wait time lets the glue dry up a bit, which will prevent the false eyelashes from sliding around when you try to put them on.
And the waiting will pay off. This means you won’t have to wait as long for the falsies to dry on your eyelids!
Make Your Lips Look Thicker
The Angelina Jolie lip look came into fashion decades ago and never really went out of style. For those with thinner lips, you might feel cursed. But this trick will make your lips look thicker and more sensual!
Get yourself some lip liner if you don’t already have it. Now, instead of lining the edges of your lips, you’ll want to overline them. Yes, we’re telling you to draw outside the lines!
Don’t go overboard though, as you’ll end up looking comical. But by slightly overlining, you’ll give your thin lips that boost they need!
Try These Makeup Ideas for a More Put-Together Look
Now that you have all these makeup ideas, you can give them all a try. These hacks will have you looking fresh, beautiful, and flawless!
So get out your makeup bag, go buy a few more eyeshadows or eyeliners, and start experimenting with these makeup beauty ideas! You just might be surprised at what a transformation you can go through with some of our tips!
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