The 25 Essential Makeup Hacks That Every Girl Needs To Know


 

 

1)   Finding The Right Foundation Shade

You can find the foundation shade that matches your skin tone by testing out three different foundation shades on your jawbone. The shade that seems to blend in with your skin tone is the right match for you.

 

 

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2)   Making Your Eyeshadow Pop

Cover your eyelid with white eyeliner before you apply the eyeshadow. Having white eyeliner as your eyeshadow base will make your eyeshadow pop.

 

 

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3)   Mastering The Winged Eyeliner

To create the perfect winged eyeliner look, place the round part of the spoon against your eyelid so it makes the shape that you would like your eyeliner to be and then trace it. Treat the spoon as though it is a stencil.

 

 

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4)   Applying Foundation

Move your foundation brush in a downward motion. Downward brush strokes will lead to a more natural looking finish.

 

 

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5)   Creating A Custom Lip Gloss

Did you know that it is possible to create custom lip gloss? It’s true. Simply take your loose pigments and a bit of petroleum jelly. Mix those two together. And viola! You are now the proud owner of custom-made lip gloss.

 

 

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6)   Finding The Best Foundation For You

Liquid foundation looks great on people with normal skin types. Those with oily skin types should try a powder foundation. And cream foundation works best for those with a dry skin type.

 

 

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7)   No More Under Eye Creasing

Stop under eye creasing by applying face oil before you use your concealer.

 

 

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8)   Applying Lipstick Perfectly

Draw an “X” on your upper lip. Then apply your lipstick using the “X” as a guide. Viola! You now have the perfect lipstick application.

 

 

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9)   Don’t Forget The Lighting

Don’t forget to check how your makeup looks in natural lighting.

 

 

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10)   Making Your Foundation Last All Day

Would you like to avoid your foundation oxidizing into an orange color as the day goes on? Try blotting your face before and after your foundation application.

 

 

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11)   For When You’re Out Of Concealer

Out of concealer? Use foundation instead. Dab some foundation on the spot you want to conceal, wait five minutes then blend.

 

 

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12)   Creating Your Own Tinted Moisturizer

Did you know that you can make tinted moisturizer? It’s true! Simply take a bit of foundation and mix it with some facial moisturizer. And viola! You now have your own (totally free) tinted moisturizer.

 

 

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13)   Avoiding Lipstick Getting On Your Teeth

After you have applied your lipstick, put your finger in your mouth. Close your lips, and then pull out your finger out of your mouth. The excess lipstick that might have gotten on your teeth is now on your finger. Wash that hand and head out the door. You are now able to face the day knowing that you will not have to worry about lipstick getting on your teeth.

 

 

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14)   Filling In Your Eyebrows

If your eyebrows are dark, you can use mascara to fill them in.

 

 

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15)   Natural Looking Makeup Finish

For a truly natural looking makeup finish, use a setting spray.

 

 

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16)   Avoiding Cake Face

Only apply mattifying powder to the t-zone. Doing this will help you avoid the dreaded “cake face.”

 

 

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17)   Applying Foundation

Apply your foundation using a stippling technique – light bouncing motions with a makeup brush meant for stippling.

 

 

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18)   When Your Foundation & Skin Tone Don’t Match

Depending on how much time you spend in the sun, your face may actually be two different shades. If this is the case, you may need to use more than one foundation shade.

 

 

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19)   For My Fellow Acne-prone Gals

If you are prone to acne breakouts, rub some ice on your face before you apply makeup. Doing this will close your pores and reduce the amount of redness on your face.

 

 

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20)   For When You Run Out Of Brow Gel

If you unexpectedly run out of brow gel, there’s no need to fret. I have the perfect solution. Simply take a bit of lip balm and put them on your eyebrows. Then to set the eyebrows in place, brush the lip balm on your eyebrows with a spooly.

 

 

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21)   For When You Don’t Have A Blotting Paper

If you run out of blotting papers, go to the nearest public restroom and grab a toilet seat cover. Toilet seat covers do a god job of blotting away excess skin oils on your skin.

 

 

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22)   Foundation Brush

Different areas of our face need different amounts of coverage. This is why you should apply your foundation using a domed brush. A domed brush helps us achieve the perfect amount of coverage for each area of our face.

 

 

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23)   Apply Foundation To Your Neck

No one likes it when their face is a different color than their neck, it’s not a cute look. Apply foundation to your neck to keep this from happening.

 

 

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24)   No More Eyelash Clumping

Prevent eyelash clumping by wiping the brush’s excess mascara onto a tissue.

 

 

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25)   Fuller-looking Eyelashes

For fuller-looking eyelashes, dust a bit of translucent powder on your eyelashes between mascara coats.

 

 

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