Fill Them First

Shaping your brows can be a daunting task; one wrong move and you’ve gone from artfully arched to dreadfully thin.

An easy way to ensure you do not pluck too much or leave a bit more than you planned behind is to fill in your brows first.

Using your usual product, fill in your brows normally.

Pluck whatever stray hairs remain.

If you are still struggling with getting everything in line, fill in your brows heavier than usual with a strong, dark outline to clearly show where desired brow line ends and scraggles begin.

Eyes Appear Small?

If you are doing a smokey eye and notice your eyes look closed off and small, do not worry!

A simple tweak in your usual routine could make all the difference in the world.

Instead of lining your eye entirely with black, try just shading the outer corner. This in tandem with a inner corner highlight will brighten and open up your eyes, making you look awake and bright.

Skin Discolored Or Dull?

Try an illuminating primer!

The illuminating agents in the primer will catch the light, making your skin appear glowy and not at all dull.

The same light catching technology will help direct attention away from discolored areas.

Plus you will look positively lit from within.

Vintage Lash Tricks Sometimes Actually Work

For an instant lash boost, place a clean cotton bud or brush handle under your lashes near the base.

Keep it there as the mascara dries. The added lift will stay when the product is set, giving you plump, bold lashes in seconds.

This tip is not for everyone but it definitely does work!

Highlight Too Glittery?

While glittery, intense highlights may be stunning, some prefer a more low key look.

If your highlighter appears too glittery on the skin, maybe consider that it could possibly have an overspray.

A lot of brands will spray glitter in a thin layer over the top of a product to make it look prettier in the pan and encourage sales. The glitter does not translate well to the skin, but fear not!

With a steady hand, you can scrape away the glittery top coat and reveal a stunning product below. Many lower price bronzers do this as well; removing this glitter often reveals pretty lovely results.

Is Your Liquid Lipstick Not Drying?

Liquid lipsticks are all the rage right now, especially the matte ones that are kiss proof and dry down for a long wear time.

The only issue is that sometimes they can feel and look incredibly dry on the lips.

Do not apply balms before application!

Applying a balm directly before your liquid lipstick can prevent it from drying down and drastically reduce its longevity.

Instead, start a nighttime routine of exfoliating with a sugar lip scrub and applying balm before bed. Your lips will look and feel better than ever, making application much easier without compromising the product.

Want An Instant Face Lift?

When applying contour to your cheeks, try using a cream.

Apply the cream just below your cheekbone and blend upwards instead of down.

The upward blending will create a soft contour without dragging your face down, giving the illusion of youthful skin.

Love Cheek Stains?

Cheek Stains (think Benefit’s Benetint) are incredibly popular in many areas of the world. Ranging from liquids to creams to sticks, there truly is something for everyone in this realm of products.

When using cream or stick stains, you may find it hard to apply the product smoothly.

To fix this issue, try mixing a small amount of product with a carrier oil (like sweet almond, jojoba, etc) then blend it in layers over the skin. The oil will help ensure a smooth consistency and help alleviate any patchiness.

Oils will also improve the skin’s texture over time and help disguise any skin texture to give a flawless finish.

Check Your Texture

If you find that products often crease into your lines, wrinkles, or scars, consider that it may be time to swap your cosmetics.

Thin, watery foundations are more likely to slip into lines while stiffer products will fill them.

Using a filling primer will also help a lot, as pore fillers use silicon to bridge uneven textures in the skin and give a smooth base for other products.

Stiff Pomade?

Brow pomades are all the rage right now.

Many are super creamy, pigmented products but some options may be a bit harder to work with.

If your pomade feels waxy or stiff, try warming it on the back of your hand. Scoop out a bit from your pot with a spatula or brush and knead it on the back of your hand with your utensil of choice. From your hand, apply it to your brows as normal.

Your body heat will warm the product, making it easier to apply.

Credit: Jen Reviews