Do you spend a lot of time perfecting your makeup in the mornings? A little blending here and there, cleaning, dabbing, applying, re-applying and finishing. No lady would want to step out of her room with her mascara staining her eyelids, her lipstick smudged and her foundation and concealer poorly blended.
In as much as we want a perfect finish, we cannot spend our entire morning in front of our mirrors. And that’s where these makeup tricks come to our rescue, giving us a helping hand for that quick and seamless finish.
Below are some makeup tricks that would make your beautification a lot easier.
We refrigerate our foods to keep them fresher for long, but the same can be done for our favorite makeup products. “For a more precise tip, place your eyeliner pencils in cool temperatures for 10-15 minutes before sharpening. Yes. You read right. You can even place them in the freezer if you are in a hurry because they cool faster. This way, your eyeliner can be sharpened to a desired precision tip and prevent it from crumbling as you use it.
Prime your Pucker
Isn’t it funny how we leave our homes with full worn lipstick and return with no trace of lipstick at all? To help your lip color stay in place and not smudge easily, apply foundation on your lips.
Alternatively, if you are using a concealer, you can use that for your lips. Using a foundation or concealer on your lips will ensure that the color stays put for long and does not transfer. It will also give more color payoff to your lipstick. Check out our post on bold lipstick colours here.
Lay a tissue over your mouth, and then dust translucent powder over it to set a long lasting lip color.
This is another tip to set a long lasting lip color. This process may seem extensive, but the payoff is worth it. Not only does the translucent powder set the shade, making it instantly long-wearing, but the tissue acts as a shield to your lip color, protecting it from lightening or losing its vibrancy.
Translucent powder, even though it’s supposed to be clear, still has a subtle white tint to it that can alter your lip shade.
Use a spoon to avoid mascara marks on your upper eye lid.
The best beauty products aren’t always the one you buy in a beauty store. You can use a spoon to avoid mascara marks on your eye lids. Hold the spoon so it’s hugging your eyelid, and then apply your mascara like you normally would. As you sweep the mascara wand against your lashes and back of the spoon, watch as the residue coats the back of the utensil rather than your skin. Kiss the hustle of applying mascara goodbye!
Make contouring look more natural by using a pencil, pen, or makeup brush handle as your guide to finding exactly where your cheekbone is.
Not everyone’s face is created equal, so where one person contours might not be the best place for you to contour. To tell where you should be contouring, roll a pencil, pen, or makeup brush stem right below your cheekbone (directly in the pocket underneath the actual bone) to find the right angle for your face. Once you’ve found the correct placement, dust some bronzer on your face using a contouring brush, and then diffuse the color so it looks natural. Check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to contour here.
We are sure these makeup tricks would come in handy and relieve you from those makeup struggles.