Best Makeup Hacks

July 26, 2021 in


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Happy New week, chickadees!

I am not a makeup artist. I'm not any type of beauty professional. over the years though, I have picked up a few tricks that have served me well. Today, I want to share a few of them with you.

1) Powder Your Lashes

I'm quite happy to see the obviously fake lashes be on their way out.  Still, that doesn't mean that I want my lashes to be looking anemic. I use a fluffy brush to dusty on the lightest coat of face powder on my lashes before I apply my mascara. This little trick adds SO much volume to my lashes.

2) Use Eyeshadow Instead of Eyeliner.

Its been awhile since I've used eyeliner for anything other than tight-lining. Instead, I use an angled brush, setting spray and one of the shades of eyeshadow that I'll be wearing on my lids. You get the benefits of having eyeliner , but without the risk of a too harsh line that is aging.

3) Curl Your Lashes More Than Once

I used to be the person who gave my lashes one clamp and thought that I was "good". After getting my makeup done by a Hollywood makeup artist, I saw that he "walked" that curler from the base all the way out to the tips. The difference that this makes is astounding.

4) Do Not Rub Your Wrists Together After Applying Perfume

This just breaks down your fragrance causing it to last no where near as long. Instead, just lightly yap them together.

5) Spray Your Perfume Into Baby Lotion

Fragrance free baby lotion is an effective and inexpensive way to transform your perfume into a matching body lotion. It only takes a spritz or two to make this trick work.

6)Use Complementing Formulas Of Primer & Foundation

This one is VERY important. Primers and foundations are all either water or oil based. One is not better or worse than the other. It depends on your skin and your preferences. BUT, which ever you choose, stick with it for both your primer and foundation. We all know that oil and water literally do not blend. If you have one oil based product and one water based, they will literally repel each other.

7) Always Apply A Little Bit Of Shimmer To the Inner Corner Of Your Eye

This technique was coined "Instant celebrity" by MAC makeup artists for good reason.
This technique makes your eyes look larger, brighter and more awake.

8) Make The Most Out Of Your Deep Conditioner
After the deep conditioner is in your hair, wet a towel with the hottest water you can handle without burning yourself. Wrap it around your hair. The warmth will make the conditioner penetrate  deeper into your hair shaft

9) Use Scotch Tape To De-Flake Your Lips

Gently apply a piece of tape onto both your top and bottom lips. This will peel of all of that dry, dead flakes.

10) For A Subtle Blush Look, apply BEFORE Foundation
This won't work with a full coverage foundation. However if your formula is more sheer, this is the perfect way to achieve that "glow from within" look.

Well  there you have it.
Have a great week.




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