Hey everyone!! Today I have compiled my 16 BEST makeup and beauty HACKS of 2017! Without further ado, here they are!
#1 is shaving/dermaplaning - I shave the peach fuzz from my face about once a month, it makes such a difference when you apply your makeup that it doesn’t get caught up on those little hairs!
#2 is a tip I swear by. Wet your makeup sponge like usual, then, before applying your foundation, spritz the sponge with a little setting spray, so that you press the foundation in with the spray, rather than just add it on top. This makes your foundation last longer and makes it sweat proof.
#3 is carving out your eyebrows with concealer. It’s super quick and makes a massive difference to the look of your eyebrows. It's a must-do in my opinion!
#4 This is one of my crazier hacks, but when you’re doing eyeshadow looks, in a pinch you can use sanitary liners (yes, really lol) to catch the fallout. I like to reuse mine (for makeup purposes I swear) to minimise landfill.
#5 I don’t like the cakey feeling of powdering my face, but I’ve found that this can be eliminated by using a damp sponge in the powder. It will melt into your skin much better and give you almost a liquid foundation finish, try it out!
#6 To make the inner corner of your eye “pop” without using a really OTT shimmer highlighter, use a white eyeliner instead. It’s great making you look more awake and fresh on more casual or no-makeup days, and it can also be used as a base under a a highlighter to intensify the inner highlight.
#7 Highlighting the vermillion border of your lips (like the ridge of your lips) with a white eyeliner can make your lips and face look more youthful. This is a great idea for people with lip injections, because injections diminish the line between your lips and your skin.
#8 Using an angled brush for applying your lipstick is one of my all time favourite hacks, especially for people who love bright lips. It creates very straight lines and allows you to get complete coverage in every little nook and corner of your lips! I have NO IDEA why companies make lip brushes paddle shaped, angled brushes are so much better!
#9 Someone else gave me this tip but I loved it so much I have to share. Next time you blow-dry your hair, do your eyelashes too! The heat holds the curl and it’s safe for extensions too!
#10 I hate when you finish your eyelashes and you’re left with a thick tubey look rather than a nice natural look. So I like to take a spoolie through the ends to brush out the lashes and give them a more natural taper.
#11 If you are unlucky enough to get mascara on your skin, it’s best to wait 3-4 minutes for it to dry than to try wipe it right away. When it dries it will scratch off easily (I use a spoolie) rather than smudging all over your already made-up face!
#12 If your pony tail is always looking sad and limp, use an alligator clip under the ponytail to instantly get a voluminous look. This is so much better than teasing the hair and damaging it or using a bunch of product.
#13 So if you’ve over blended your contour so much that it doesn’t even look like a contour anymore, you can use a banana powder to carve out the contour, and then blend it again. This will clean up the contour super quickly!
#14 After a bunch of celebrities started using this faux freckle trick, I decided to try it out. It helps make it look like you’re wearing less foundation as well as making your skin look more youthful. It’s super easy and fun, but remember to keep it subtle!
#15 Have you ever tried to trip your false eyelashes with mini scissors or even those super expensive eyelash trimmer scissors? It’s super hard to get a nice clean snap off, right? So instead, I use cuticle clippers, they are SO much better! Nail clippers will also work, but the cuticle ones are my fave.
#16 My last tip I call “lip strobing”, which is where I strategically apply a lighter lip gloss to certain areas of my lips, like my cupids bow and lower part of my lips. Pat it in to maintain the texture of your lips and lip product. It helps create definition and a more plump look.