Not wearing makeup because you love your skin natural sounds pretty reasonable, but not glamming up because you aren’t aware how to put on makeup, is something we are unwilling to accept, and neither should you.
This is why we bring great makeup hacks that you thought only MUA could ace at. Get your brushes ready as we are about to stroke some pixie dust on you!
1. False Lashes? Nah, Just A Dab Of Powder
If fake lashes or lash lift kits aren’t your things but you still want long beautiful lashes, just dab some baby powder on your lashes before you put on mascara. Apply 3 strokes of mascara on your lashes, and watch them become fuller and thicker.
2. Let Your Lipstick Stay in Place For Long
If you have flaky lips but want better pigmentation, gently massage some coconut oil on your lips, wipe it off with cotton, then apply some foundation or concealer before applying lipstick. Take a tissue or blotting paper and press in between your lips to remove excess lipstick.
This will not only help your lipstick stay longer but also prevent smudging.
3. Crawing for Dewy, Glowing Look?
To have that dewy skin glow, just mix your foundation or concealer with hydrating facial oil, or an illuminator. Apply it evenly with a beauty blender or use a brush to cover all your face. There you go – flaunt a natural radiant-looking skin with minimal efforts.
4. Applying a Liquid Eyeliner
We can all make a mess while applying liquid eyeliner. So, the best way to do it is through stretching the side of your eye and drawing small lines at the start, middle and end of the iris, and then connecting these to form the full shape. This way there will be minimal room for error. Best DIY makeup hack ever!
5. Hair Hints
Got frizzy hair? Wrap a bandana around your scalp and cover it with the shower cap before you go in to shower. The heat with all the covering and humidity will bring out the natural oils in your hair which will help eliminate the frizz.
6. Cover Blemishes without Caking Up Your Face
You don’t necessarily need to cake your face by wearing layers of makeup to hide blemishes. You can do so by using a little foundation and then conceal just the problem areas. Blend the excess concealer around, this will give you a seamless finish without your face feeling heavy.
7. Multi-Tasking Products
We don’t really have much space, money, and time to stack each makeup item that we see in the store. This is why, we swear by multi-purpose products, such as a crème blush which can be used as an eye-shadow, blush, or even a lip shade; a mascara for lashes and for equalling your eyebrows and making it look fuller. These multi-purpose products are very useful and can save you a lot of time, money, and effort.
8. Add Some Dimension to Your Face – without Contouring
“If you don’t like contouring, highlighting will bring dimension to your face without looking harsh,” Patrick Ta revealed to Teen Vogue. To get the look, add highlighter just on your nose, cheeks (apply a 3 making stroke and spread evenly), chin and head.
9. White Base For Better Nail Polish
Use a coat of white nail polish to make your nail paint look more vibrant. In fact, the white coat will also protect your nails from the yellow-stain that most nail polishes tend to leave.
10. Use Your Perfume The Right Way
Don’t overdo on perfume, as a strong sense-gripping odor is as unpleasant as a bad odor. It is better if you apply perfume on pulse points, and even better if you smear some Vaseline on your pulse points before application of perfume. This way you won’t OD on your perfume and still smell fresh as a daisy (or apple blossom, musk, or whatever you put on!).
So these were some good makeup hacks that can really help you glam up, without bringing in hours of work and effort. Add this to your routine, and get the perfect radiant look.