From Pinterest and Facebook to Instagram and YouTube, social media allows anyone to express their personal style and creativity. Whether you’re looking for tips or wanting to show off your beauty masterpiece, the Internet is full of makeup inspiration. To stay on your beauty A-game, check out our 10 beauty hacks that you probably never even knew about. Who knows, you might be the next Michelle Phan!
1. Color your entire eyelid with white eyeliner to make eye shadow colors pop
Who knew that covering your eyelid with white liner would actually bring out the pigment of your eye shadow? This trick is great for eye shadows that are really sheer or less pigmented. Run a white eyeliner pencil over your entire eye, and then apply your eye shadow. The opaque consistency of the liner will intensify any eye shadow shade to bring out the color against your skin.
(Tip found on WomenHacks.com)
2. Use white nail polish as a base coat
Using a white nail polish instead of a clear base coat creates the same effect as using white eyeliner under your eye shadow. This will make your nail color stand out more. The best news is that it still protects your nails from becoming stained by colored polishes.
(Tip found on MichellePhan.com)
3. Use clear tape as a no-fail cat-eye guide
Place the edge of the tape in line with your bottom lash line and angle the top toward the end of your eyebrow. If you’re using liquid eyeliner, make sure you let it dry before removing the tape!
(Tip found on HarpersBazaar.com)
4. Exfoliate dry lips with a clean disposable mascara wand for a smoother lipstick application
This is a great hack for anyone who is too busy to exfoliate her lips with scrub cream and water. Apply lip balm over your mouth first to give your lips some moisture. This will make it easier to slough away any flaky skin. Tip, you can grab a few free supplies from makeup counters or Sephora’s try-on centers.
(Tip found on HarpersBazaar.com)
5. Mix a little contact solution with your mascara to make it last longer
Mascara can get chunky and flaky over time. Clumpy mascara is not cute, so add a few drops of your contact solution to smooth it out like new. Note: If your mascara is older than three months, skip this trick and get some new mascara. Having mascara for too long could cause an eye infection, which isn’t cute either.
(Tip found on Birchbox.com)
6. Check out your makeup in different lighting
Double-check your makeup in the car before you head out. Artificial lighting and natural lighting are completely different. By checking while you’re in the car, you can make sure your look is on point. Just make sure you’re not driving!
(Tip found on minq.com)
7. Prevent messy manicures with Vaseline
If you’re doing your own manicures at home, a bit of advice is to try Vaseline for a cleaner look. Put Vaseline around the edges of your nails before you paint them with polish. Once you create your mani masterpiece, easily wipe away any stray marks without ruining your manicure.
(Tip found on stylecaster.com)
8. Mascara can replace liquid eyeliner if you’re out
You are halfway through your makeup routine when you realize you’re all out of liquid eyeliner. No worries! Use a small brush to grab the formula on the mascara wand. Use this as eyeliner instead and proceed with getting ready like a boss.
(Tip found on cosmopolitan.com)
9. Seal your lipstick with powder and tissue paper
Once you’ve applied your favorite lipstick, hold a tissue over your lips and lightly dust translucent powder over the tissue. By doing so, just enough powder will reach your lips through the tissue, and it will keep your lip color in its place.
(Tip found on LaurenConrad.com)
10. Use a dryer sheet for hair troubled by static
When hair starts sticking straight up like Alfalfa, our first response is to load our hair up with products. Instead of making your hair oily, grab a dryer sheet and run it through your hair wherever there’s static. It will also make your hair smell amazing!
(Found on allure.com)
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