Have you ever looked at a makeup style on TikTok or Instagram and thought, “I could never do that!”? Learning a few basic makeup tricks will turn your basic skills into pro skills in minutes. Here’s everything you need to know, RN.
Tricks of the Trade
The following beauty and skincare hacks will guide you in creating masterful makeup in minutes. Applying beauty products and having glowing skin isn’t difficult when you know a few common tricks to prevent makeup mishaps.
Drinking water is the number one thing everyone needs to do, regardless of skin types. It hydrates your body and moisturizes your skin for a healthy glow. Water also boosts your metabolism and gives you energy. In the summertime, spritz water on your face for quick cooling moisture.
2. PM Cleanse, Always
It is vital to cleanse your face at night to prevent breakouts and premature aging. Allowing makeup and oils to settle into your skin overnight creates clogged pores and blackheads. Congested skin becomes dull. Always cleanse your skin with a facial cleanser with gentle ingredients before bedtime to keep your skin healthy and glowing, and consider exfoliators if your face is acne prone or just needs a little extra TLC.
3. Boost Your Brows
Your eyebrows frame your eyes and face. They must look their best. People with thin, sparse brows use a brow pencil or brow gel to shape and darken the brows. Our eyebrows frame your eyes and face. It is important that they look their best. Fill in thinner areas with the colored brow pencil, and brush the brows upward for an uplifting effect.
4. Make a Mask
Environmental damage like colder weather or harsh wind, dehydration, and even lipstick make our lips dry. Make a sugar scrub to slough dead skin away. Mix two teaspoons of sugar and one teaspoon of honey and apply the mixture to your lips in a massaging motion. Allow it to work its magic for 10 minutes, then remove it with a warm wet cloth. The honey nourishes and moisturizes, while the sugar exfoliates and just tastes good.
5. Lengthen Your Lashes
Falsies are the perfect way to fake long, luscious lashes. Take a lash quiz to find the ideal set for you, then apply and go! There are many types of lashes available that will bring your look to a whole new level.
6. De-Puff Your Eyes
Green tea bags are ideal for placing over your peepers when they are tired, puffy, or if you have dark circles. The caffeine in the tea boosts circulation and tightens the skin.
- Steep two green tea bags in a mug of hot water for two minutes.
- Remove the bags from the water and place them in a bowl inside the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled.
- Place the chilled tea bags on your eyes and relax for ten minutes. Follow with chilled sliced cucumbers over your eyes to decrease inflammation and brighten the eyes.
7. Glow With Grapes
The acidity in grapes is perfect for exfoliating your skin. Buff your dull skin away and encourage a radiant complexion using the fleshy part of the grapes.
- Cut a few grapes in half.
- Lay down and place the fleshy part of the grapes on your clean face.
- Rub the grapes around your skin for a few minutes allowing the fruit acids and minerals to work their magic.
8. Use a Spoon
Spoons have long been known for their use in the beauty world. Chilled spoons applied to the eyes have a de-puffing effect, but did you know you can also use spoons in your makeup routine? Create a cut crease for your eyeshadow using a plastic spoon, eyeliner brush, and eyeshadow.
- Place the spoon against your closed eye.
- Dip your brush into a dark eyeshadow shade and apply it to the crease of the eyelid, at the top of the spoon.
- Blend the dark shadow with a lighter color and blend, using the spoon as a guide.
- Repeat Step 3 with an even lighter color.
- Continue blending, remove the spoon and complete your eyeshadow look on the eyelid.
9. Foundation First
Apply your foundation before applying concealer. The foundation will nix the majority of redness and skin imperfections first. Then follow with concealer to cover any remaining pimples or redness that are still visible.
10. Heat It Up
Heat your eyelash curler with your hairdryer before using it to curl your lashes. Apply a warm shot of air to the curler for a few seconds, then touch the curler to your inner arm to check the temperature. When it’s not too hot but still warm, curl your lashes. The warmth of the curler will help the lashes hold curl for longer.
11. Waterline Wide Eyes
Widen your eyes by lining your waterline with white or nude liner. The trick is to use a color a few shades lighter than your skin color and apply it to your bottom waterline. The white waterline extends the whites of your eyes, creating lighter, brighter, fresh eyes.
12. Blushing Contour
One of the latest trends in makeup is using blush to contour. Simply bring blush upwards from your cheeks onto your temples and blend well. The blush adds a fresh, youthful glow. Peach and nude shades work best for this look.
13. Toothbrush Tousled
Nix unruly flyaways with a toothbrush and hairspray. Spray the clean, dry toothbrush with a few spritz’s of hairspray and run the brush over the flyaways. The close-knit bristles tame tiny hairs in an instant for a pristine ‘do.
Many beauty secrets are available for you to try. These hacks make applying makeup fun. Try a few hacks and find which ones work for you.