Top 10 Makeup Tips That Will Save You a Lot of Time and Effort

Getting ready can be a nasty piece of work when you have very little time. It takes years to figure out the shape of your face, what colors suit you and how to apply them in a way that looks natural and beautiful. If we keep talking about the numerous ways that could enhance your beauty with makeup in a subtle way, it might take forever to finish because the makeup industry has revolutionized techniques in the past decade. Every other day a YouTube makeup artist shoots another new technique that takes the whole Instagram MUA’S by storm and they try that skill in their own unique ways.

The point is, why waste an hour doing something that can be done in just 5 minutes? Here are some of the most tried and tested makeup tips that will save you from that struggle.

1. Use a Plastic Spoon for Applying Mascara

You can use a plastic spoon when applying mascara on your lower and upper lashes. Doing so will shield your skin from mascara smudges and you will end up with a beautiful thick coat. All you have to do is hold the spoon as if it’s hugging your skin and let the mascara wand do its magic. When you remove the spoon you will see that the extra product has transferred to the spoon instead of your skin and what you’re left with is smudge-less mascara!

2. Use the Right Technique to Apply Blush

Learning the shape of your face can help you determine the exact point where you should apply your blush rather than spreading it on your whole face. Blush not only ads a pop of color to your cheeks but also helps in defining your cheekbones so make sure you know the shape of your face to get this one right.

applying blush

3. Apply Scotch Tape Eye Stencil

This is an unconventional aid when it comes to beauty. If you’re a beginner and can’t figure out how to draw that perfect “cat eye” then we suggest you use this tip instantly. Just place a piece of scotch tape stencil (or any other scotch tape if a stencil is not available) and apply it to the outer corner of your eyes in such a way that its end is directed towards the end of your eyebrows. This will give your eyes an even application of eye shadow.

Apply Scotch Tape Eye Stencil


4. Get Rid Of Clumpy Mascara

You can use this simple tip to keep your mascara from getting clumped and to give you a flawless application. Let’s face it, every mascara tube no matter what brand, becomes dry at one point and that is quite stressful. The good news is that you don’t have to throw it away yet. Add a drop or two of (any) eye drops to your mascara tube and mix it well with the wand. You will have a smooth and pigmented mascara application right there!

Clumpy Mascara

5. Get That Pop in Your Eye-Shadow by Applying White Liner as Base

You might have purchased a vibrant eyeshadow for this purpose but it ended up getting rather dull. In order to make your eyeshadow stand out more, take a white eyeliner pencil and run it over your eyelid. The result? An intense eye shadow that pops instantly!

White Eyeliner as Base

6. Hashtag Is Not Just For Instagram

Yes, you read that right. You have planned everything for your date night including what clothes you will wear, what kind of makeup you will apply etc. But at the last minute, you’re stuck dealing with that smoky eye that just doesn’t seem to cooperate with you. We have your back! Simply use a brown eye pencil and draw a slanted hashtag at the outer corner of your eye. Blend it well and VOILA! There is your smoky eye.

7. Use The Combo of Eye Lash Curler and Hair Dryer!

Curling eyelashes with an eye curler is the same as curling your hair. The only difference is the iron rod but the concept is the same. Heat will make your lashes stay put and curl them beautifully so don’t hesitate to use this tip if you want your eyelash curler to do its job the way it’s supposed to! When you blow hot air on your eyelash curler it will not only help in curling your lashes in an easier way but also make the curl last longer. Apply mascara at the end. If this trick is done nicely, you won’t even feel the need to apply falsies!

Eye Lash Curler

8. Use Translucent Powder on Eyelashes between Mascara Coats

Translucent powder is the go-to beauty product when it comes to setting and that includes eyelashes. If you want your eyelashes to have a fuller and healthier look then just dust translucent powder in between coats of applying mascara and the results will surprise you.

Translucent Powder

9. Make Your Lipstick Last Longer With This Simple Tip

This process may seem lengthy but it’s definitely worth trying. For certain occasions or meetings, there’s just no time to fix your lipstick again and again. Using this tip will not only make your lipstick last longer but also give it a fresh look overall. Set your lipstick by laying a piece of tissue paper over your mouth. Next, lightly dust translucent powder (go-to makeup product) all over it and that will do the job.

10. Draw the Perfect Cupid’s Bow with an “X”

In order to make your pout perfect, you need to focus on the Cupid’s bow. Leaving it shapeless can result in ruining your entire lipstick. Simply take a lip pencil that matches exactly with your lip color and draw an “X” over your Cupid’s bow. Next, apply lipstick like you normally would and you will be happy with the results.

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