Makeup Tips and Tricks 2.0

So yesterday, while scrolling down my Instagram feed, I’ve realized something that I haven’t noticed before. It seems like most of the feeds I’ve been getting on my social media accounts—Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.—has got something to do with makeup. Even celebrities that I’ve been following can’t seem to shut up about their “makeup tips and tricks” and quite honestly, it’s beginning to get on my nerves. Don’t get me wrong. I. LOVE. MAKEUP. Getting a lot of beauty pointers from actresses and models I admire is great from time to time. But seeing these “tips” day in and day out from all over social media? Puh-leeez! Furthermore, all we the tips we see from them are practically the same! How can we even learn something new about makeup if  they are all saying the same thing?

Anyways, that’s why I decided to write this compilation of key makeup tips that would REALLY change your makeup game. These aren’t your average makeup tips like what you’ve read in other blogs and articles, mind you. These will certainly make you into a makeup guru. Interested? Read on:

Makeup Tips #1: Foundation

We all hate that cakey foundation look. How can you avoid it? With a tissue, of course. How? Just apply the foundation all over your face and using a tissue, wipe it off your cheeks. This will make your foundation look more natural and it will make it easier to layer blush on. Nifty, huh?

Makeup Tips #2: Eyebrow

Can’t seem to match the shape of your eyebrows? Stop. Yes, I understand that we need to get them as symmetrical as we can but you don;t have to make them perfectly symmetrical because they aren’t. Plus, if you’re shaping your eyebrow, it’s better if you stand a little farther away from the mirror. Standing at least a foot or two from the mirror will give you a better perspective.

Makeup Tips #3: Mascara

Getting tired of clumpy mascara? Just soak your mascara tube in a cup of hot water before using. This will make the formula liquid-y. Plus, this will make the mascara thinner, hence easier to apply. However, if your mascara is getting flaky, just add a few drops of saline solution to make the formula wet again.

Makeup Tips #4: Eyeliner

You can actually use your eyeliner as an eyeshadow and achieve that smokey eyes look. Just draw a hashtag (#) on the outer corner of your eyelid and smudge it out using a sponge and voila—a darker, smokier look!

Makeup Tips #5: Blush

Though I love blushes but the thing about them is they just don’t last long. If you’re gearing up for a long day at work or a special occasion, you just don’t have the time to go back to the ladies’ room again and again to to do some retouches, right? To make your blush last long, the best thing to do is to use a primer. This simple trick will not only make your blush last longer but will make it more evenly applied.

Makeup Tips #6: Lipstick

As for your lipstick to last longer as well, you just have to make a base from which your lipstick can hold on to. How? Juts apply lipstick as usual then blot with a tissue. Then, dust a thin layer of powder over your lips and reapply the lipstick. This trick can certainly help you make your lipstick last all day with the need to retouch.

There you have it—all the stuff you would need to upgrade your makeup game! If you have anything to add to this list, it will be much appreciated. Just write your own tips in the comments section below. Surely, there’s a lot to learn about makeup and beauty as whole out there. Whether you’re a makeup veteran or a a beginner, we all need these neat tips and tricks to up our makeup game. Anyways, thanks for reading and hope to see you again next time! 🙂

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