If you think beauty products are always straightforward and trouble-free, don’t be fooled. They are far from it, and this is true even if there are numerous beauty tutorials that exist on the Internet. Thankfully, we can simplify our lives when it comes time to apply our beauty products thanks to some great tips and tricks. Not only do they help us save some precious time in the morning but these tips can also help us save money on extra products we would normally buy in a store. Try them now!
1. Concoct a homemade toner
Do you feel like taking advantage of the benefits of a beauty toner? Why not concoct your own lotion instead of buying one at the store?
Ingredients for the toner:
- ½ cup of lemon juice;
- 1 cup water;
- 2/3 of a cup witch hazel.
Apply the toner with a cotton pad before applying your other beauty products in order to take advantage of its numerous benefits!
2. Keep your products in the fridge
If you want to preserve your eye cream longer, just keep it in the fridge, that’s it!
3. Use a lighter to have a nice pencil tip
Do you want to create impeccable eyeliner lines? All you have to do is place the tip of the pencil near a lighter for a few seconds so it warms up.
4. Get perfect blushed cheeks
If you want to apply blush properly, you must first determine the shape of your face. Then apply your blush as shown above. Your blush will not only give you a beautiful complexion but also define the contours of your cheeks.
5. Illuminate your look
To get an illuminated and sparkling look, all you need to do is add a bit of white eyeliner under your eyes. It is a great trick to use if you haven’t slept too well the night before!
6. Opt for tape
It is not always easy to apply eyeshadow and eyeliner. You can use tape to get beautiful and perfect lines and avoid spreading eyeshadow around your eyes.
8. Here is how to get pouty and luscious lips
You don’t need injections to get fuller lips. Indeed, you can make a mark with a clear or white pencil in the centre of your lips, contour your lips with a pencil of the same colour as your lips then apply some gloss on top.
9. Here’s how to get a more intense and deep look
It is possible to make your eyes deeper and more intense with your beauty products. To do this, take light shades (for example white or cream and pearl colours) and apply them in the inside corners of your eyes. You can also apply a little of these eyeshadows to the centre of your eyelids and under the bone at the tip of the outer lid. Then apply your darker eyeshadows.
10. Reduce the appearance of your nose
Many people don’t like their nose because they find it too big. If this is your case, you can reduce its appearance with light and dark foundation (or tanning powder). Apply the products to the areas shown in the image above and make sure to blend them evenly over your face.
11. Combine your hairdryer and eyelash curler
Warm your eyelash curler with your dryer for 3 to 5 seconds and then use your eyelash curler.
12. Make a homemade makeup remover
You can make yourself a homemade makeup remover. This recipe has the advantage of being affordable and it is gentle on the skin. All you have to do is mix these ingredients:
- 1 cup water;
- 1 ½ tablespoon baby shampoo;
- 1/8 teaspoon baby oil, olive oil or coconut oil.
13. Clean your makeup brushes
Makeup brushes can cost a small fortune. It is therefore essential to take the time to clean them. To do this, you can use a home cleansing lotion. You only need these ingredients:
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dishwashing soap.
14. How long do products last?
Makeup and other face products have a shelf life. Here is some information to remember:
- Mascara lasts 3-4 months;
- Eyeshadow lasts 12-18 months;
- Nail polish lasts about 2 years;
- Lipstick lasts about 12-18 months;
- Foundation is good for 6-12 months;
- An eye pencil can easily last between 18-24 months.
15. Fix your lipstick
To lengthen the hold of your lipstick, apply a thin layer of concealer on your lips and then your lipstick. It’s a simple and effective trick!
16. Make your mascara last longer
To extend the life of your mascara, add 5 drops of eye lubricant in the bottle.
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