Makeup can be a source of unlimited joy, but we’ve all known the frustration of your eyeliner simply refusing to turn out right, which, as a rule, happens in those hectic mornings when you’re late.
Luckily, beauty industry experts and makeup enthusiasts are always coming up with hacks that can help make the makeup experience more enjoyable and less frustrating and time-consuming.
Here are 5 tips and tricks that will make any girl’s life easier.
Invest in a Powerful Primer
Foundation is the basis of any makeup look. Be it a subtle, everyday version or the more dramatic, nighttime look, flawless skin is a must.
However, finding the right foundation can take time and money. With the emergence of the primer a few years ago, professional makeup artists found a way to make one particular brand of foundation work for all skin types; they just switch up the primer.
So instead of spending hundreds of dollars on testing different foundations, invest in a quality primer suitable for your skin that can make even a $5 drugstore foundation formula perfectly blendable and long-lasting. Look for a vitamin-enriched primer for an extra nourishing effect.
Permanent makeup has emerged a while back, but only in the past few years did women recognize the innumerable benefits of these treatments. There’s a permanent makeup procedure that can replace virtually any makeup product: permanent eyeliner, permanent lipstick, cheek blushing, concealer, and of course, the king of permanent makeup – microblading for eyebrows.
Microblading is a procedure that implies injecting organic pigments in the skin of the eyebrow area in thin, hair-like strokes that blend with the natural hairs. The result is thick, lush, trendy arches that don’t have to be filled in for up to 2 years.
Experts that offer both the treatment and microblading classes in Washington DC report that clients often claim getting microblading changed their life. No wonder, given that eyebrows are the biggest makeup trend of the decade and women spend ages in front of the mirror trying to imitate the Kim K look.
With microblading, there’s no fear of your brows running, smudging, or looking anything short of fabulous.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!
No makeup product can work on dry, flaky skin.
Instead of spending huge sums of money on skincare products that are advertised as miraculously hydrating, you can instantly improve the state of your skin with a quick peel. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, leaving the surface smoother, softer, and much more makeup friendly.
Another bonus is the blood flow stimulation, which refreshes the face and gives it back its glow. So next time you’re at the drugstore, pick up an oily, sugar-based facial peel. Or just got through your kitchen cabinet and make one yourself, mixing sugar (or salt, for a more intense peel) with olive or coconut oil.
Get the Dewy Look
The glowing, dewy look has been dominating the runways for several seasons. The focus is on healthy-looking, glimmery skin, rather than the dull, matte finish, and the highlighter effect has spread to the entire face, not just the cheekbones.
But how do you duplicate this look at home?
One way, of course, is to cash out for an ultra-expensive glimmery effect finish powder. The other, much more budget-friendly option is to use the products you already have in your makeup bag. Mix a bit of your highlighter into your liquid foundation, and apply it as you normally would. This also allows you to experiment and find the right dose of shimmer, instead of being limited to one intensity.
Ever Tried Brown Mascara?
Mascara has got to be the number 1 deserted-island-must-have makeup product. We all know the amazing effects it can have.
However, although the pitch-black formula is irreplaceable for nights out and special occasions, it may be too much for some people for everyday looks.
Introducing, brown mascara!
By using a deep brown shade of mascara, you can make your eyes stand out in a subtle yet effective way. It’s perfect for no-makeup makeup looks and is more than compatible with sporty or casual outfits. It’s also the perfect choice for people with extremely light hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes, as it won’t create the unnatural contrast that black mascara does.