Most women use makeup- whether it’s a quick swipe of eyeliner or a heavy smoky eye. And if you love spending time on your makeup and are looking for some easy makeup hacks to make this process easier, we’re here for you! Read on to know some quick makeup hacks that will turn you from beginner to a pro!
Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Cleaning your makeup brushes is one of the most important steps to achieving flawless, dewy skin. Dirty brushes might cause bacteria to build up and transfer to your skin, causing acne. So make sure you wash them thoroughly.
Style Tip: Makeup brush cleaners are the best solution to cleaning dirty brushes. But since we are always on the lookout for some great DIY beauty hacks for girls, you can clean your makeup brush at home with two parts soap and one part olive oil. Soak and gently wash them under lukewarm water for some DIY cleansing.
Get That Natural Glow
There is so much about natural makeup looks and dewy skin. It might look effortless, but only beauty lovers know the effort that goes into making it look so! However, here’s one easy shortcut you can use to achieve the same look.
Style Tip: Getting a natural dewy glow requires only one simple step. Mix a drop of your highlighter with a hydrating face moisturizer and blend it well with your makeup brush for a healthy glow!
Brushes Are Used For More Than Just Blending
If there is one thing a makeup fanatic knows is that every woman has a different face shape. And contouring needs to be done differently for every face shape, but it doesn’t have to be difficult!
Style Tip: Use your brush handle as a guide right below the cheekbone and get the right angle to contour. To learn the basics of contouring, read our blog on How To Contour For Your Face Type.
Exfoliate And Line Your Lips For the Perfect Pout
There is nothing better than getting soft, supple lips before applying lipstick. And the trick to getting soft lips and that perfect pout is to exfoliate your lips to smoothen out the base. Apply a generous amount of lip balm and voila! Once the lips are prepped, line your lips with either an invisible or the same coloured liner as your lipstick.
Style Tip: One of the best makeup hacks, lining and then filling your lips not just makes it last longer but also makes your lips appear fuller. Pair this look with a chic LBD and classic black stilettoes.
Don’t Kiss and Tell
We are always on the lookout for beauty hacks for girls that can make lipstick colour last through the day. And we have just the perfect trick for you. To make your lip colour last longer, use the ‘dab and powder technique’. An evergreen lipstick hack; use it when you have a full day of events and parties for a long-lasting effect.
Style Tip: Line and fill your lips as usual but use a lip brush this time. Then gently blot out the excess by placing a tissue over it. Apply another coat of your lip colour and hold the tissue over your lips again. This time lightly dust setting powder over the tissue onto your lips to set it.
Fill Your Brows
Almost every makeup routine has brow touch-ups as a crucial step. However, they might look tacky or fake if drawn on incorrectly.
Style Tip: The key trick behind filling the brows is using an eyebrow pencil one shade lighter than the colour of your brows. Filling them with a darker shade might look fake, even if you try to draw it on naturally. Use this trick as a part of your everyday makeup routine for fuller, natural-looking brows all the time.
Maximize The Use of a Concealer
When a concealer works great to cover up uneven skin, do you know that it can also be used on your brows? Just a small drop of concealer applied along the arch of the brows can create the effect of sharp edges.
Style Tip: Use an angled brush to apply the concealer and blend well. This hack is particularly useful when you want your eyes to be the centre of attention.
Prime Your Eyes For Long-Lasting Eyeshadow
At one point or another, all of us have been victims of uneven eye shadow that vanishes even before the night begins. Well, the trick is to prime your lids before using an eye shadow. Not only will your eye shadow last longer, but it will also blend smoothly.
Style Tip: To create a stunning smokey eye effect, prime your lids and then blend hues of brown and black for a beautiful, bold look.
If you have run out of a primer, no problem, simply dab on some concealer for the same glossy effect. The concealer will cover fine lines and create a smooth canvas for you to blend away.
Style Tip: Make sure to only dab on a couple of dots of concealer. This is especially effective for women looking to experiment with different eye shadow hues, such as the unicorn, sunset, and rainbow eyeshadow trends.
Conceal Those Dark Circles
Under-eye blemishes is a cause of worry for a lot of women. Fine lines and uneven skin can ruin all your makeup efforts if not taken care of, so here’s a makeup hack that can take care of that.
Style Tip: To brighten and conceal the area under your eyes, draw a triangle from under your lash line till above your cheekbone with your concealer and blend. This is a trick perfect for mornings after a heavy night of partying. It will conceal any redness under the eyes and create an illusion of a bright, fresh look.
If you wear makeup, having these nifty beauty hacks for girls up your sleeve will ensure you become a pro in no time. Shop your favourite makeup products on Shopper’s Stop online and retail, and never struggle with your makeup again!
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