If you ever feel like the long YouTube makeup routines are just too much for you, we got you. We know you still want to look your best with makeup on so get ready to get practical hacks and tricks that will change your life. We’ll show you how to get a natural, stunning and flawless look by taking advantage of common makeup hacks.
- Draw an X on your upper lip when applying lipstick
Want that perfect lip shape? Draw an X on the upper lip and then line the rest of the lip as you would normally. Choose an eyeliner that’s almost a similar shade with your lipstick.
- Exfoliate your lips
If you want your matte lipstick to look flawless, you have to exfoliate your lips before putting it on. Don’t have much time? No worries. Just gently rub your lips with a baby toothbrush and you’ll get a nice shiny finish.
- Add color on lips without lipstick
If lipsticks are really not your thing, try using a tinted lip balm of colored lip gloss. NOTE has a really wide range of lip glosses made using shea butter and other essential oils.
- Creating the perfect winged eyeliner
Want to get the perfect cat eye effortlessly? Grab a spoon. Hold the spoon against the outer corner of the eye and draw a straight line then flip it as shown below to create a perfectly curvy winged eyeliner.
- Avoid mascara on your upper eyelid
A practical hack when applying mascara is to hold a spoon above your eyelid to avoid the mascara from getting to your upper eyelid. You can then sweep the mascara wand against your lashes without having to worry about residue forming on the back of your skin.
- Revive your dried-up mascara
When mascara stays too long, it gets flaky and becomes too difficult to apply. In fact, we recommend staying with mascara for not more than 3 months to avoid bacteria from forming and causing serious eye infections. If your mascara gets too dry, add drops of saline solution to revive it.
- Applying eyelash glue
If you’re a fan of false eyelashes, use a bobby pin to apply the glue and make sure it gets to all areas of the base.
- Make your lipstick last longer
If you want your lip color to stick for longer, use a tissue and powder to set the color. Lay a tissue over your mouth and then dust the powder. You’ll also get a bold shade in the process.