Makeup trends come and go, but some things will stay forever. These include your perseverance and dedication to makeup. If you bring some excellent makeup hacks on top of those, your life can be made much easier. Makeup is indeed a serious commitment, but you won’t always have the time to do it perfectly. That’s why you should learn some hacks for a flawless look that won’t take a lot of your precious time. Here are the best.
1. Tricky liquid liner
Liquid eyeliners look great, but they can be a tricky little product. Avon Global Creative Color Director Jillian Dempsey, suggests using a slightly lighter shade of eyeliner pencil to draw the eye with. “This trick lets you make sure the lines are even and accurate before next applying the liquid liner directly on top of the ‘practice’ line.”
2. Cutting eyelashes doesn’t work.
This one is just a myth and will not make your lashes grow out. As a matter of fact, they might not even grow to the length they were before. Scary! Also, they may not have a naturally curved look when they do grow back. So don’t do it!
3. The perfect pout
First of all, you need to moisturize your lips. You can use a light coat of Vaseline after you start putting on your makeup. Next, draw an X on your upper lip with your pencil liner. Use that X as a guide, and apply your lipstick. Finally, work your way from the middle towards the outside to get the perfect finish. To make the lipstick last even longer, pat the lips lightly with some baby powder. Then, apply another thin lipstick layer over it.
4. DIY fan brush
Make your own instead of spending money on it! Take a bobby pin and stick it just above where the bristles of your blush or contour brush begin. Awesome!
5. Instant cheekbones
Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal shares an excellent trick for this. She suggests sweeping “a sheer shimmer powder along the top of your cheekbones and just under your temples”. Then, pout and find the hollow of your cheeks and dust a nude blush or bronzer lightly in the area. Dust a peach blush using the “cinnamon bun method”. Instant cheekbones!
6. Brushing lips