10 Tips To Make Your Makeup Routine 100 Times Easier

10 Tips To Make Your Makeup Routine 100 Times Easier

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Whether you're a beauty pro or a total beginner, you can always benefit from a few makeup tips. So in the spirit of sharing is caring, we went ahead and found the 10 tips you that may help you complete your makeup more easier, including when to apply concealer, how to finally your cat eye, how to keep the shape of your eyelash for longer and so much more. So grab your makeup bag and cosmetics, let’s begin!

1. Apply your foundation before concealer 

The easiest way to level up your makeup routine is to try applying your foundation before concealer. Starting with a layer of foundation will help minimize any redness or discoloration—almost like you're creating a smooth base for the rest of your products. You can then go in with your concealer to spot treat any zits or remaining redness, and you'll end up using way less product in the process.

You can choose to apply with your sponge or a foundation brush. When it comes to foundation, the secret to getting that flawless coverage is to blend your foundation smoothly and evenly. If you’re using BB cream, this is also the time to use it.

2. Melt your pencil liner to help it glide 

Creamy makeup products blend better when they’re warmed up. So if your eyeliner pencil skips or tugs on your eyelid or takes multiple coats for a decent color payoff, melt it down slightly before you start lining. To do so, hold the tip of your eyeliner under the flame of a lighter for a second or until it gets tacky, let it cool slightly (swatch it on your hand to make sure it’s not too hot or melted), then watch the consistency change right before your eyes.

 

3. Outline your cat eye 

If you’re struggling with nailing your winged eyeliner look (also, hi, same, I feel you), try drawing the outline of the shape first and then filling it in. Extend a line beyond your lower lash line to create the bottom of your cat eye first. Then, decide on the thickness you want for your wing, and trace the top line from the end point of your flick to your upper lash line. Once you have the shape mapped out on both sides and everything looks symmetrical, fill in the open space.

 

4. Use Eyebrows Soap for brow shaping

Naturally, fuller, thicker eyebrows soap gel is a clear setting product that when brushed through the natural eyebrow adds thickness, volume and texture, creates super hot wild natural feathery. Great for brow shaping, used to tame unruly brows and boost brow color. Make your face more stereo, perfect eyebrow dye cream choice.

 

 5. Exfoliate your lips before applying lipstick

Have you ever been in this situation: when you apply lipstick but it doesn't go on smooth? Try applying lip balm before makeup. So when you finish the base makeup and eyebrows and eyeliner, your lips are already very moisturized. If you are exquisite enough, try prepping your lips with a gentle lip scrub once a week.

 

6. Define your Cupid’s bow with an “x”

The easiest and quickest way to define your cupid’s bow is to take a lip liner in the same shade as your lipstick and create an “X” that lines up with your natural lip line. Then fill in the bottom three sections of the “X” with lipstick and continue applying it as you normally would to complete your look.

 

7. Use a spoon as a mascara shield

Nothing is more annoying than making your eyeshadow look perfect, and then swiping on mascara and ruining the whole thing with smudges. The fix? Hold a spoon so it's hugging your eyelid, then apply your mascara like you normally would. As you sweep the mascara wand against your lashes and the back of the spoon, the residue will coat the back of the utensil rather than your skin.

 

8. Heat your eyelash curler with a hair dryer 

DIY your own heated lash curler by blowing hot air on your eyelash curler. The added heat will help your lashes curl faster and keep the shape for longer. Just hit your lash curler with a blow dryer until it heats up, wait until it cools slightly but is still warm (test it on the inside of your arm so you don’t burn your eyelid), then clamp down on your lashes to curl them.

9. Apply eyelash glue with a bobby pin 

If you always make a mess with eyelash glue and end up with clumpy-looking fake lashes, try this makeup tip: Use the tip of a clean bobby pin to carefully apply a few dots of glue to the lash band and disperse it evenly. Wait a few seconds or until the glue is tacky and then pop the lashes on.

10.Use a brush handle as a contour guide

Everyone’s face is shaped differently, so where your BFF might be doing her contour may not be the best place for you to do yours. To tell where you should be dusting on your bronzer or contour powder, roll a pencil, pen, or makeup brush handle right below your cheekbone (directly in the pocket underneath the actual bone) to find the right angle for your face. Once you’ve found the correct placement, dust some bronzer right below it with a contouring brush, then blend the color out to soften it.

Finally, be sure to prepare cosmetic bags in different sizes to store your cosmetics and tools. They can keep them clean, and you can easily find the products you want to use when you do makeup in the morning. Time saving starts with order!