Hey ladies! Just like bad hair days there are times when you are convinced that a make-up artist is needed to save the day yet you have just 20 minutes to leave the house. Wait! You can be your own knight in shining armour. Here are some simple tricks you can use to make your facebeat a lot easier.
These simple makeup hacks will change your routine.
Melt your pencil liner to help it glide:
Creamy makeup products blend better when they’re warmed up. So if your kohl eyeliner pencil skips or tugs on your eyelid, melt it slightly before you start lining. To do so, hold the tip of the pencil under the flame of a lighter for a second or until it gets tacky, let it cool slightly. Draw a line on your hand to make sure it’s not too hot or melted, and then watch the consistency change right before your eyes.
Use white eyeliner to make your eye shadow pop:
To make an eye shadow appear more vibrant on your eyelid, blend a white eyeliner pencil over your entire eyelid first. Then, put your eyeshadow right on top. The opaque coverage of the white liner will intensify any eye shadow shade and make it pop. You’ll smile when you see the result.
Outline your ‘cat eye’ first:
If you’re struggling with nailing your winged eyeliner look, try drawing the outline of the shape first and then filling it in. Extend a line beyond your lower lash line to create the bottom of your cat eye first. Then, decide on the thickness you want for your wing, and trace the top line from the end point of your flick to your upper lash line. Once you have the shape mapped out on both sides, fill in the open space.
Use a spoon as a stencil winged liner:
If freehand drawing your cat eye just never works for you, grab a spoon and use it as a stencil. Holding the stem of a spoon against the outer corner of your eye, use a liquid eyeliner to draw a straight line as the first step for your cat eye. Then, flip the spoon so it’s hugging your eyelid, and use the rounded outer edge to create a perfectly curved winged effect. A sound awkward but it works.
Hack a smoky eye with a hashtag: A smoky eye can go from sultry to sloppy real fast if you don’t know what you’re doing. To keep it simple, use a creamy eyeliner to draw a slanted hashtag symbol on the outer third of your eyelid, then blend it out with the sponge or a smudging brush. This will not only ensure that both eyes are symmetrical, but also prevent you from getting a little too crazy with the eyeliner.
Plump your lashes with translucent powder:
Dust some translucent setting powder on your lashes between coats of mascara to plump up your lashes. The translucent powder helps grip the mascara in between coats, leaving you with fuller, more voluminous lashes.
Define your cupid’s bow with an “X”:
The easiest and quickest way is define your cupid’s bow is to take a lip liner in the same shade as your lipstick and create an “X” that lines up with your natural lip line. Then fill in the bottom three sections of the “X” with lipstick and continue applying it as you normally would to complete your look.
With these tips, your bad make-up day can be reduced to the barest minimum.
What make-up tricks have you tried? Please share with us in the comment section.