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7 Makeup Tips and Hacks No Girl Should Live Without

7 Makeup Tips and Hacks No Girl Should Live Without

Flawless makeup is the ultimate beauty goal. 

It’s easy to unlock this achievement with the help of makeup artists (MUAs) and beauty experts. However, the makeup application process at home is much different. For this reason, it is absolutely impossible to have too many makeup tricks. You should always learn new makeup tips and hacks to enhance the application process. Like, why struggle with lashes or eyebrows when there are so many makeup tips and hacks to make the process easier? 

I am not a makeup artist. I am someone who loves and wears makeup often and can share what she knows about makeup. This post contains seven makeup tips and hacks for applying makeup and creating beautiful, flawless makeup at home. Anyone can do these makeup hacks. Keep scrolling to read more about what makeup tips you should not live without. Ever.

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Makeup Tip # 1: Apply Foundation Before Concealer

The “foundation before concealer rule is golden and is the principle. Starting with one layer of foundation will help minimize any redness or discolorationThe goal: is to create flawless makeup. Next, follow up with concealer to cover additional redness, spots, and blemishes. 

foundation makeup

Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation Buildable/Medium Coverage

foundation makeup

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation Medium/Full Coverage

foundation makeup

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25HR Hydration Boost Full Coverage Lightweight Foundation

Makeup Tip #2: Put on lip balm or scrub before applying lipstick

Pucker up and get ready to exfoliate and moisturize those lips! Matte lipsticks are notorious for not gliding on smooth. Try this genius hack to buff away dry skin before applying lipstick. However, if you’re using lip scrubs, do not over-exfoliate! Lip scrubs are to be applied once a week max (anything more and you’ll risk irritation)

lip gloss makeup

Fenty Beauty Universal Lip Luminizer

lip conditioner makeup

M.A.C Cosmetics Lip Conditioner

Makeup Tip #3: Look down to apply false lashes

Putting on false lashes is a struggle. However, this simple hack can make any lash application less problematic. The mission: after the lash glue has dried, grab a mirror and hold it downwards to look into it. Then, start the lash application process.

Makeup Tip #4: Use spoolie brushes to tame brows

Whether or not you plan on filling in those eyebrows, you need to get yourself a spoolie brush a*k*a mascara wand to tidy your brows. Spoolie brushes are great for keeping those tiny brow hairs in place. These brushes are inexpensive and easy to buy in bulk. 

makeup mascara wands

Disposable Eyelash Mascara Applicator Wand

Makeup Tip #5: Applying lip liner gives the illusion of fuller lips

lip liner makeup

The ‘fuller lips’ cheat code is activated when applying one of two methods. Method one is filling in your lips with a liner the same shade as your lipstick. Method two is drawing over your natural lip line with lip liner, also known as overlining your lips. Both methods for using lip liner are considered ideal for long-lasting wear and coverage.

Makeup Tip #6: Use highlighter for eyeshadow

Highlighter is for accentuating the highest points of your face, and while it is for cheekbones, it is just as useful for the rest of the face (Vogue link). Since the goal is to create flawless makeup, highlighter is what every beauty lover needs in their makeup collection. Apply the highlighter in the inner corner of the eye and brow bone to lift the eyes. Then, have a little fun with other parts of your face. Try this: add highlighter to the bridge of your nose to make it appear thinner.

highlighter makeup

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

highlighter makeup

M.A.C Cosmetics Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

Makeup Tip #7: Use setting sprays/powders for long-lasting makeup 

After you finish applying makeup, the last thing you want is for your fresh new face to get messed up before leaving the house. Apply setting spray (or powder if that is your preference) to lock in makeup and avoid smearing. Setting your face with spray or powder prevents caking and creasing. Think of it as if you’ve just finished mixing together all the ingredients for a cake. Now, you’re ready to bake.

makeup setting powder

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder

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