Seeing all the beauty influencers and 14-year-olds slaying, all sorts of makeup looks may seem slightly overwhelming sometimes. You may often feel that you are the only one who’s not a makeup pro. Well, this particular write-up is at your rescue as it compiles some of the most useful and commonly demanded beauty hacks that will help unleash the skillful makeup artist in you. So grab your kit and be ready to spice up your makeup game to another level.
Smokey Eye Hashtag Hack
Many people aim to create the classic smokey eye look but fail to achieve perfection majorly because it is complicated, time-consuming, and requires a great deal of patience. However, this hack will allow you to create the most impressive smokey eye look within no time. All you have to do is draw a diagonal hashtag at the outer corner of your eyes using eyeliner or a thin makeup brush and blend it with your overall makeup. It sounds a bit silly but proves to be highly effective and can be done in just a couple of minutes.
Use White Eyeliner To Intensify Your Eye Makeup
Sometimes, you apply a vibrant shade of eye shadow, but it still fades out and seems a little dull with the rest of the makeup. To keep that from happening, put on a layer of white eyeliner on your eyelid and then apply whichever eye shadow you wish to use. This will enhance the overall look as the eye shadow will look more vibrant and lively. Use this hack with other faint or even nude shades, for that matter, as it will help you intensify the color.
Draw A Cat-Eye Line First
Failing to nail the perfect wing liner is a common struggle, and it is faced even by professionals sometimes. We all know how attractive and bold it makes us feel, though. Here’s an interesting hack to wing your eyeliner perfectly each time you do it. First, draw a line extending with your lower lash line and then decide how thick you want your wing. After that, connect the drawn line with another one starting from your upper lash line. Once you have the outline of this cat-eye drawn, fill in space with liner, and that’s about it. You have the desired wing liner with minimal effort.
Use A Lip Liner To Intensify Your Cupid’s Bow
Defining your lip line can make a subtle but extraordinary difference in your makeup. The best way to do this is by using a lip liner of the same shade as your lipstick. Draw a small “x” on your Cupid’s bow with the lip liner, and then you will see three empty sections that have formed. Fill these sections by applying lipstick like you usually do and complete the look. This small detail can help you achieve that perfectly defined and intensified Cupid’s bow that you always wished for.
Heat Your Eyelash Curler
Curling your lashes with a heated curler can prove to be quicker and last for an extended period as compared to regular curlers. However, they are on the pricier side, which makes people hesitant to buy them. This hack will allow you to get the effect of a heated curler by using a regular one. All you need to do is heat your standard eyelash curler with a blow dryer until it gets hot. After that, wait for a couple of minutes, allowing it to cool down a bit. Test it on your hand before using it on your lashes to prevent them from burning, and then curl your lashes.
Use A Bobby Pin To Apply Glue On Your Lashes
Gluing your lashes can be an extremely challenging task, especially if you are a clumsy person. Messing up with your eyelash glue can cause them to look clumpy and untidy. A helpful hack is to make use of a bobby pin to apply glue on the lashes. Pick out a bobby pin, clean it well and then apply a few dots of glue on its tip. After that, spread it evenly onto the eyelash band and then wait for around 10 to 12 seconds and then carefully attach them to your eyelid.
These are some of the most useful makeup hacks that will help you save time, and they work like a pro. In addition to the list, here are few more tips that will allow you to up your makeup game:
- Conceal your under eyes in a triangular shape
- Use your makeup brush for natural contouring
- Use a spoon to keep mascara from touching your eyelids
- Reuse clumpy mascara by adding saline water
- Apply translucent powder on your lashes
- Use a brow gel to keep your eyebrows in place
- Match concealer with the skin tone of your face or neck
- Set your lipstick with translucent powder
In a nutshell, perfecting your overall makeup look is not as difficult as it seems. All you need is a little practice and knowledge about some useful hacks. By keeping the tips mentioned above in mind, your makeup will stand out without having to give it much of your precious time and energy. So go ahead, pop out your makeup kit, and glam up your face within no time!