10 MAKE-UP

LIFE HACKS

Typically the average women spends 20-30 mins per day applying make-up. If you want to make the process easier or you run into a problem, here are several make-up life hacks you should try.

1DIY GEL LINER

If you normally use a liquid liner above your eyelids but you can't find yours or if you ran out, you can make your own with an eyeliner pencil. Start by sharpening your eye pencil as sharp as it can get. Next, hold it over a flame for one second. Let the pencil dry for about 15 seconds. The pencil will create an intense smudge, similar to that of a liquid eyeliner. This tip also works if you have a pencil that is tough to put on.

CHECK YOUR MAKEUP
OUTSIDE
2

After you have applied your makeup, you should check it outside. The bright light outdoors will make it easy to see spots that you missed when you were standing in front of the mirror inside the house. It is the best way to ensure that your makeup is flawless.

3REPLACE THE CLEAR BASE
COAT WITH WHITE POLISH

If you usually use a clear coat to keep your nails from being stained with your nail polish, you should use white nail polish instead. It will still protect your nails from being stained and it will make the color of your polish stand out more. The color will be more vivid and bright than if you were to use a clear coat.

USE MASCARA TO MAKE YOUR
EYES LOOK WIDER
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If your lashes don't look as full as you wish they did, it could be because you are putting it on wrong. Rather than using an upwards motion with the mascara wand, you should sweep the mascara towards your nose. Not only will it make your lashes look fuller, it will also make your eyes look wider.

5MAKE YOUR EYE SHADOW
POP

If you put eye shadow on and the color seems dull, you can change that by adding one extra step to your beauty routine. If you cover your lids with white eyeliner and then put the eye shadow on, it will make the color look much brighter.

ACHIEVE A SMOKY EYE
EASILY
6

If you have struggled to get the smoky eye look and seem to always fail, there is a very simple way to do it right. Using a brown eyeliner, draw a slanted hashtag (#) at the outer corner of your eyes. Next, use your eye shadow to blend the hashtag in completely. This will give you the perfect look in half the time.

7EASY EYELASH GLUE
APPLICATION

It can be difficult to get the eyelash glue onto the lash without getting it all over the place. This is because the tip of the glue nozzle is too big. To ensure that you get the glue on the lash band, use a bobby pin. If you put the glue on the bobby pin, you have a much smaller applicator than the nozzle of the glue.

CREATE A PERFECT
CUPID'S BOW
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If you want to achieve the perfect pouty look with your lipstick, you can do it simply with a lip liner. First, make sure that your lip liner and your lipstick match perfectly. Next, when you are outlining your lips, draw an “X” on your upper lip right in the middle. When you fill it all in, you will have a perfect cupid's bow and a perfect pout.

9COVER UP DARK CIRCLES
AND PUFFY EYES

Many people try to cover up puffy eyes and dark circles by dotting concealer right under the eye. This is a mistake. You should actually apply the concealer in a triangle shape. The base should start at your lash line and the top of the triangle should go down to the bottom of your cheek. Not only will this hide the redness and dark circles, it will also brighten up your whole face.

WAKE UP WITH LOADS
OF BODY AND VOLUME
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If you don't have time in the morning to wash your hair and then blow dry it, to get body and volume, you can actually do it while you sleep. Before you go to bed, put dry shampoo in your hair. When you move around while you sleep, it will help to work the shampoo into your hair all night. When you wake up, you will have body and volume and you won't need any heated styling tools. This is the best way to wake up and get out the door quickly.

Making yourself beautiful every morning doesn't mean that you need to spend hours in front of the mirror. If you know a few simple makeup hacks, you can apply the makeup easier and it will look better.

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