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Shaking?

If you find yourself unsteady while applying eyeliner, there are two possible solutions for you.

One is obvious: stabilize yourself. Rest your hands on your knees or a flat surface before applying the liner.

The other is a great possibility for anyone. Instead of drawing one line for your liner, draw a series of dots then connect them.

The second method gives you more control, allowing any errors to be caught early.

Mascara Clumping Up?

If you find your mascara is clumping and nothing else is working, try waiting a bit longer between applying a second layer.

Waiting allows your lashes to settle and gives the second layer something to grab onto which helps prevent clumping.

Nice lashes are key to most makeup looks and this hack really helps ensure you nail it everytime.

Red Eyes?

Are your eyes red? Irritated?

Is it hurting your self confidence?

Apply a liner with a blue undertone, specifically a white one if possible.

This will help mask the redness and make your eyes look bright, healthy, and awake.

The Plastic Spoon Trick

This one may make you laugh but it really does work!

The plastic spoon trick prevents your eye makeup from being ruined by rogue mascara spots.

Simply hold the spoon against your upper or lower lashline, correlating to which you are currently applying product onto, and apply as normal.

The plastic spoon catches any product that would have potentially ended up on your eye, ruining your makeup.

Learn Where To Highlight Your Eyes

Your eyes are the windows to your soul.

Learning where to highlight them can make a huge difference in your overall makeup appearance.

The typical highlight layout is a trio of placements: your browbone, inner corner, and the center of your lid.

Placing a shadow in the inner corner opens your eyes and makes you appear awake and bright.

The browbone highlight makes your eyes appear larger and your brows appear crisp.

Finally, the center of the lid highlight gives dimension, especially if you use a shimmer shade.

Matchy Matchy

Matching your foundation can be a big pain.

No one wants their face to be lighter or darker than their body, as too light can make you look sick and too dark often pull orange and juxtapose against your natural tone.

To match your foundation effectively, match it to your neck instead of your face.

Your neck will peek through whatever foundation you use and is often lighter than your face, so matching to it prevents any harsh lines and gives a seamless appearance to your upper body.

Put Makeup On Your Neck

One key way to create a flawless, natural makeup look is to blend foundation down your neck.

This may sound silly, but applying makeup only to your face can leave a defined line on your jaw that may appear masklike.

Blending down your neck only takes a few seconds and can really help everything meld together perfectly.

Cleavage Contouring

Another extra step that may come across as silly, this tip will likely only be appealing to a specific few people.

Contouring your cleavage is a great way to add oomph to any evening event attire.

To do this, trace around your natural cleavage with cream contour and blend.

Also contour your collarbone area, adding highlights to the high points of your body.

Downward Strokes

When you put on foundation, it may be tempting to apply it as quickly as possible and not pay much attention to the movements of your brush.

If you have peach fuzz on your face, applying it in downward strokes can make a huge difference, as it sticks the hairs down.

With a sponge, try to use patting motions while downward stroking. This gives an even blend while still pinning down the fuzz.

Lowered Coverage

If you’re going to be out in the sun, full coverage foundation may not be appealing.

To prevent having to buy a new foundation for hot days, just play cosmetic chemist and make your own do-it-yourself tinted moisturizer.

Just mixed some foundation into your favorite moisturizer and voila! You’re all set.

Credit: Jen Reviews