Have you been struggling lately to find the top makeup hacks that’ll help you achieve professional beauty looks without wasting hours in front of the mirror? If you’re anything like us, you love makeup more than life, but totally dislike how long many of your favorite looks take to achieve. You’ve already seen our top eyeliner hacks to help make you a morning pro, but what about the rest of your face? For quick, easy, ridiculously amazing makeup hacks and beauty tips that will help you be an ever better professional makeup artist, read on!
1. Change Up Your Lighting
You know that terrible bathroom lighting situation you’ve been using to apply all of your makeup? Time to change it up! Most of us don’t realize that the lighting in our homes is simply not good enough to really see what you are doing and get the most out of your makeup application. For the best application, head outside (or sit near a bright window) and harness the power of the sun to help your makeup pop!
2. Tape Away The Flaws
If you need a super fast makeup hack to help you apply error-free eyeliner and lipstick in a flash, grab some Scotch tape and get your craft on! Check out how @itssteephh and @fraya.beauty work their magic with tape for a totally share-worthy makeup hack.
3. Use A Whiter Base
Has your nail polish been leaving behind bits of old color? For an easy makeup hack, try using a white base instead of a clear one next time you treat yourself to some lacquer. It’ll make your color more vibrant without leaving last week’s blue polish all over your nails!
4. Pulse Your Way To Aromatic Bliss
Did you know that most women spend their entire lives applying perfume incorrectly? If you’ve been doing that “spritz in the air and walk through it” dance when it comes time to apply you scent in the morning, here’s a beauty hack for you – put your perfume on your body’s major pulse points to let it add to your natural scent instead of overpowering it!
5. White Liner To The Rescue
We mentioned this in our eyeliner tips post, but it’s just too good of a makeup hack not to mention again! Use white eyeliner in the waterline of your eyes to make them look bigger, or use it to outline the eyeshadow on your upper lid to create a bolder, more eye-catching (pun intended!) look.
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6. Powder It Up, Baby
If you love dry shampoo like us but run out of it more often than you realize, try using baby powder as a substitute. For an added makeup tip to rival all makeup tips, make double use of the baby powder as a way to set your foundation!
7. Spoon, Meet Eyelashes
You already know you can use a spoon to create a perfectly bold, curvy line with your eyeliner (because obviously, you read our eyeliner hack post), but did you know that spoon is also perfect for quick mascara makeup hack? Hold it behind your top lashes and underneath your bottom ones while you apply mascara and watch in amazement as all of the messy, uneven lines disappear from your lashes onto the spoon!
8. Freeze Those Lips
Did your lipstick break off again? Ugh! We hate when this happens, but the good news is that we know the ultimate makeup hack to make sure it is never a frustration again. Take the broken piece of lipstick, warm the bottom briefly with a flame and reattach it to the original piece. Put the entire tube of lipstick in the freezer for a few hours and voila! Fixed and ready for puckering.
9. Heat Your Lashes For More Volume
Next time you need your mascara to really show, heat up your eyelash curler with a blow dryer for a few seconds before curling your lashes. The added head will make your lashes curl up easier, and will make them look more noticeable.
10. Turn Your Lipstick Into Lip Balm
If you are at the end of your lipstick tube, you are in dire need of this amazing makeup hack. Melt down your lipstick, either heating it (gently) with a blow dryer or by setting the tube in warmed water for a few seconds, and pour the melted product into a flat lip balm tube like this. Ta-dah! You now have an easy to use lipstick balm to take everywhere.
11. Make Your Own Lip Gloss
If you love loose pigments like we do and have ever thought one of yours would make a good lip color, here’s a makeup tip for you. Use a small amount of either petroleum jelly, vaseline, or coconut oil (for a more natural product) and mix it with your loose pigment. Apply to lips with your fingers or a lip brush, and done! Be sure to check that your pigment is safe for use on lips before doing this!
12. Get More Out Of Your Liner
We all love pencil liner, but sometimes you need a liquid or a gel to really get the job done. To use your pencil liner as a gel, heat it up with a blow dryer for a few seconds before applying to your eyes. This is one of our favorite makeup hacks, and it is one of the easiest too!
13. Blot In The Bathroom
Run out of blotting papers again, just as you were headed out the door to happy hour? Make a quick trip to the bathroom and use a sheet of toilet paper as the in-a-pinch substitute for all your makeup blotting needs. Or, if you’re already out and about and notice some shine, try using toilet seat covers instead!
14. Get More Out Of Your Foundation
If you use foundation or liquid makeup that comes in a tube, you know the struggle of getting down to the last few squeezes of product. To make your life easier, use this makeup hack – squeeze all the product toward the end of the tube, snip off the top, and use a popsicle stick (or your fingers) to scoop out the last bits of product.
15. Pin Your Way To Fast Lashes
Eyelash glue is not the easiest or most exciting thing in the world to apply. It can be time consuming and it is a hassle we wish we didn’t have to deal with. Luckily, this makeup hack is perfect for dealing with glue that won’t cooperate. Apply the glue onto the end of a bobby pin and then use the bobby pin as an almost brush to glide the glue across the lash faster. Awesome, right?
Save Time And Stress With These Top Makeup Hacks
We love makeup as much as you do, but the reality is that saving time is one of the things that the professionals have learned how to master. Through these killer makeup tips and beauty hacks, you’ll be able to show off your skills without watching the clock. For more hacks like these, be sure to check out our other beauty blog, and as always comment below to let us know which makeup hack is your favorite!
Preeti Sareen is a freelance writer and blogger who identifies as a twenty-something girl trying to find herself one piece at a time. She is a lover of beauty, wellness, and all things fitness and loves sharing those passions in her articles on LiveGlam. View all the posts by Preeti Sareen