Here are some easy makeup tips and tricks you might not have known.
I am always on the lookout for great tips!
Scotch Tape Eye Stencil
This unconventional beauty aid will help guide you when applying eye liner and shadows, especially if you’re going for a more daring look such as the “cat eye”. It will also help you achieve an even and balanced look for both eyes.
Apply straight edge of tape to area where you want the line, apply shadow or liner and you have the perfect "Cat Eye"! (Make sure to apply tape to back of hand so it isn't too sticky when applying to eye area)
Use a baby toothbrush to exfoliate your lips. To really get the job done, you can make a homemade lip exfoliate with sugar and coconut oil, or easier but not as effective, cover your lips in lip balm or petroleum jelly before scrubbing.
Make Eyes Appear Bigger
If you don’t already own a white pencil, invest in one now just for this trick! Use a white pencil on your bottom waterline of your eyes to create the illusion of a bigger eye. Line one eye to see what a difference it really makes! It is subtle but works!
What is tightlining? It’s a way of applying your liner right in between your lashes. This is a great way to appear as though you’re not wearing any makeup at all, yet adding a little bit of color and definition to your eyes, and making the base of your lashes appear thicker.
Have you ever purchased a vibrant color of shadow that once applied appears rather dull? The key to making those colors pop is a white base. Use white eyeliner and cover your entire lid before applying the color of your choice.
Secret Eye Lift
Sweep a light pink matte pencil across the entire length of your brow bone to create the illusion of a higher arch, and then blend, blend, blend! It should not be detectable.
The Line Saver
I’m always checking my eye makeup in case my eyeliner has smudged. Certain eyeliners are more prone to this… To keep your liner behaving, sweep loose or pressed powder right under the eye liner on your bottom lid. It creates somewhat of a barrier, preventing your eyeliner from traveling downward.
Instant Eye Lift
This quick and easy illusion will give you an instant eye life. Draw an arch directly above your eyebrow with your favorite highlighter, and blend with your finger. This makes your arch look raised; making the whole eye area look like it’s been lifted.
Wash & Save Your Wands
Instead of tossing mascara wands when your mascara expires, wash and repurpose them! You can use them as a declumping wand or an eyebrow brush. Spray wand with hairspray and use to brush and keep your eyebrows in place.
The 3-D Lip
So simple and stunning! Use your finger to dab a little bit of frosted blush or eye shadow to the center of your bottom and top lip. This will give a fuller look and make lips pop!