9 Brilliant Makeup Tricks that Will Change the Entire Game

These makeup artist approved eye makeup, foundation tricks will save you time and money.

Most of us have learned the basics when it comes to makeup: things like how to remove waterproof mascara, where to apply blush, and how to cover a pimple with the right concealer. But even if you’ve been wearing eyeshadow and foundation for decades, there are some next-level tricks that will make you wonder, “How could I not know ?!”

So, if you are looking for some clever makeup tips that will make your life a whole lot easier! – you are in the right place.

Whether you’re looking to fix common makeup problems like creasing, smudging or fading, or if you just want to change your look, here are the best makeup tricks you need to try as soon as possible.

1. Set Your Lipstick with Powder

This old school trick has existed since your grandmother’s generation. And for good reason: it works. Apply your favorite lipstick as you normally would. Next, place a tissue on your lips and apply a translucent powder to the tissue on your lips. You will be left with the matte-finished lips that will remain throughout the night.

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2. Create the Illusion of Fuller Lips with Lip Liners

Lip liner doesn’t just hold lipstick in place – if you draw just above the natural lines of your lips, you can make the pout appear bigger. Use the lip liner to fill in the lips with the same color as the lipstick for longer lasting coverage. You can also over line the lips like this.

3. Highlight Your Cupid’s Bow

The highlighter draws a few spots on the face, making them appear larger, and you can use this basic principle to make your lips appear fuller. After applying the lipstick, simply dab some highlighter on the cupid’s lip arch and you’ll be able to see the difference right away.

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4. Heat the Curler with a Hair Dryer

Just hit the curler with a hair dryer until it heats up, wait for it to cool slightly but it’s still warm, then pinch your lashes to curl them. The added heat will help your lashes curl faster and hold their shape longer.

5. Use White Eyeliner to Accentuate the Brows

Keep a white eyeliner n your makeup pouch because you will need it for your brows too. Draw and then blend a thin line of white or nude eyeliner directly under your brows – this will greatly emphasize the natural arch of your brows.

6. Use the White Liner on the Waterline

A white eyeliner makes your eyes look bigger and brighter. Find a lining a few shades lighter than your skin tone. Apply a white liner in the waterline to brighten the look of the eye.

7. Use Eyeshadow as Eyeliner

No eyeliner? No problem, your eyeshadow palette can solve the problem. Simply moisten an angled brush with water or setting spray. Dip the wet brush into the eyeshadow and then line the eye as you would with a eyeliner. For a smoky look, let the damp eyeshadow line dry, then gently dab a cotton swab along the lash line and blend for a smoother result.

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8. Coat your Lashes with Translucent Powders

Sprinkle some translucent powder on your lashes between coats of mascara to add volume to your lashes. Translucent powder helps keep mascara between layers, leaving lashes fuller and thicker.

9. Apply the Concealer in Triangle

If you really want to lighten the area under your eyes, stop dotting the concealer and try applying it in a triangular shape. Draw the base of the triangle directly below the lash line and the tip pointing towards the apple of the cheek. This helps completely hide redness and shadows to create the illusion of a brighter eye area.

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