10 Fabulous makeup hacks from the pros that will make you even more gorgeous

You can never get enough shortcuts, tips and hacks when it comes to makeup, so here are ten makeup hacks to make you look even more gorgeous, save your time and make your life a lot easier:

1. Use lipstick as a blush, use blush as a lipstick

Out of blusher? No problem, apply a dab of lipstick to your cheeks and bend in well. Not too much though, or you’ll look like a circus clown! Or, if you are out of lipstick, then mix your chap-stick or Shea butter or simply your regular moisturizer with a little eyeshadow of the suitable color and apply to your lips instead of lipstick. Simple, fun and it works.

2. Use colour opposites to conceal blemishes

When you use concealer, use the contrasting colour to disguise the blemishes. For red spots and scars, use a concealer with green tint and for dark marks and purplish circles under the eyes, use an orange.

3. Plump up your lips with peppermint oil

A quick way to get plumper, more luscious lips is to add a drop of peppermint oil to your lip balm or lip gloss. Lip glosses always make lips look fuller but if you add a bit of peppermint oil as well, it will make your lips swell slightly and make them look even better.

4. Two  different uses of bronzer

For natural looking, bigger and brighter eyes try using a bronzer instead of your usual eyeshadow, it will add a glow to your eyes and open them up. It will also look very harmonious with the rest of your makeup. Another original way to use bronzer is to mix it with your regular moisturizer on the back of your hand and, so you can use this mix as your own custom made tinted moisturizer!

5. Tame eyebrows with a clear mascara or hair stray

To tame out of control eyebrows and give them more volume and definition, try using clear mascara on them. If you don’t have clear mascara, spray some hair spray on a clean spooley and brush through your brows.  This is a great way to control your brows when you are going for the natural, ‘no makeup makeup’ look.

6. Always check your makeup in different lights, especially in the daylight

The lighting in our homes has the unkind effect of sometimes concealing what makeup will look like in the cold light of day. Always check your makeup when you go out or check it in the car, that way you’ll get to see what it really looks like.

7. Apply concealer under the eyes in a triangle shape

Instead of dabbing concealer under your eyes create a triangle shape with it and then blend in. This is a far more effective way of disguising dark circles and make your face look more fresh and youthful.

8. Use rose water to  revive your makeup

Once you get beyond midday, makeup can lose its lustre and effectiveness. To wake up your makeup again, just give it a light spray of rose water and it will refresh and revive your face instantly, and a wonderful scent of rose is another bonus!

9. Get extra-long lashes with baby powder

Your mascara will work much better if you coat your eyes with some baby powder first. Just dab some on with a cotton wool bud and then when you apply mascara you will get much thicker and longer lashes. Also, if you want your mascara to last for longer and not to dry out quickly, then avoid pumping it every time you apply it.

10. Brush your lips

For soft and kissable lips, they need to be exfoliated. You can buy lip exfoliating products, or try applying some olive oil to your lips and then, use a soft toothbrush to remove any dry skin from your lips and improve the blood circulation at the same time.

What are your favorite makeup hacks? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.

Stay beautiful and happy!

One Comment

  1. Caro
    June 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Great tips ! Your blog is beautiful 🙂

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