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Make Your Eyes Pop!

If you want your eyes to really stand out, choose a liner that has undertones that are the opposite color of your eyes in lieu of traditional black/brown/grey.

For blue eyes, choose a brown or copper liner create the illusion of brightness.

For brown eyes, navy blue.

Green eyes are best suited by shades of purple.

Cannot Find A Brush You Like?

Let’s be real, makeup brushes can be expensive, especially if you’re hoping to do makeup as a career.

It’s also sometimes hard to find brushes that work exactly how you want them to.

Struggling to find a brush that fits your needs at the right price? Follow in the footsteps of many professional makeup artists and just use paint brushes!

Tons of craft store brushes work amazingly for makeup application and are cheaper than traditional makeup brushes.

Stores like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and Joann’s all have massive sales too, making it an even more affordable alternative.

Sometimes Eyelashes Can Have A Mind Of Their Own.

One of the most common makeup complaints ever has to be lashes that refuse to curl.

You spend what feels like forever putting on mascara and painstakingly curling lashes, avoiding pinches and pulls, then when you look in the lighted makeup mirror an hour later, your lashes are flatter than ever.

If you’re in this same boat, maybe try a heated lash curler!

Women have recommended heating your traditional metal curler with a blow dryer for ages; this product is a safer alternative to the vintage trend.

Heated lash curlers follow the same logic as hair curlers and are far less dangerous than potentially burning your eyelid with a hair dryer torched curler.

Pencil Thin Brows Are A Thing Of The Past

Current trends favor thick, powerful brows.

This is a complete 180 from previous popular styles, which featured thin, narrow, sparse brows.

To achieve this without looking bushy, simply use thin, light strokes with a brow pomade, powder, or pencil.

Setting your brows with a gel will keep them in place all day and help your handiwork last.

Mascara Smears Are The Worst

There is nothing as frustrating as ruining a gorgeous shadow look with rogue mascara.

Fix this easily by first letting the mascara fully dry then simply wipe it away with a q-tip.

Touch up any shadow that may have also been removed and you’re all set.

The mascara should just flake right off, saving you tons of time!

Be A Bronzed Goddess

A sunkissed glow is one of the most classic, healthy looks to ever become a possible trend.

Unfortunately, it is quite easy to go from bronzed goddess to oompa loompa if you are not careful.

An easy way to get the perfect look is to apply the product in a “3 shape”, starting at your temples, looping to just under your cheekbone, then looping once again down to your chin, creating a three shape.

Use a small amount of bronzer and blend with a clean, fluffy brush after for an airbrushed, healthy glow.

Set Yourself Up For Success

It is a no brainer that using primers and powders can seriously up the longevity of your makeup.

One other long lasting savior has recently garnered some attention: setting spray.

Setting spray, also known as finishing mist, goes on as a last step in your makeup and locks in your cosmetics.

Use it through the day to refresh your face or spray your brush before dipping into pigments or metallic shadows to increase the intensity.

The Eyeshadow Order

If you feel like your shadows always end up looking muddy or not cohesive, maybe try following a simple order of placement for a soft, everyday look:

First, swipe a shadow that is close to your skintone but a couple shades darker into the crease of your eyelid.

Second, place a light color to the inner half of your lid.

Then, add a midtone color to the outer third.

Finally, in the outer fourth, add your darkest shade.

Blend all of the shades as you go, creating a seamless gradient.

For an extra pop, add the lightest shade to your inner corner to brighten your entire eye.

Add some liner and mascara and you’re all set!

Thin Lips?

In a world of Kardashians, luscious, full lips and lip plumpers have gained popularity.

If you do not want to dish out the cash for fillers or maybe just do not want to, simply follow this easy tip for a little oomph in your pout instantly:

Add a white pencil product to the center of both of your lips, blending it carefully so that it retains pigmentation but is not going to show starkly through your lip color.

Apply your lipstick and/or gloss as normal and you’re done.

You should notice an immediate difference.

Blemishes?

This sounds like a no brainer, but to help fight back against blemishes, drink more water.

Being properly hydrated has a ton of health benefits, one being clearer skin.

Drinking several big glasses of water a day and avoiding sugary sodas could make a huge difference in your skin texture and give you a nice glow.

Plus it will make you feel better in general.

 

Credit: Jen Reviews