The internet is filled with millions of beauty hacks and beauty tips. Some of which seem absolutely ridiculous and some are quite helpful. However, there aren’t that many of those hacks and tips that I actually use in my daily life. But there are a couple of tips and tricks that I actually do use regularly. Therefore it seemed like a fun idea to me to share those tips and tricks that I actually use in my everyday life. If you’re interested in reading about that, make sure you continue reading!
1. When everything fails, use bright lipstick
Everybody has those days when your makeup just isn’t working in your favour. Everything you try turns out horrible, your foundation is orange and blotchy, your brows are crooked and your eyeshadow looks horrendous. Sometimes it seems like there’s no way out, but there is. What I like to do on such days is wear a bright lip colour. If you wear a bright lip colour you’re drawing attention to the lips and therefore away from the face, so the bad makeup won’t be as obvious!
2. Too bright eyeshadow
The past few years I’ve been loving darker shimmery shades all over the lid. Of course not super dark, but just a little darker than the champagnes I used to use back in the day. Sometimes I accidentally apply a shade all over the lid that is just a little too light and bright for me and I’ll hate the way it looks. To fix that I’ll just take a darker eyeshadow, darker than I would normally use, and apply this on top of the too bright shadow.
Sometimes the opposite happens as well, in that case I’ve applied a shade that is too dark to be an eyelid colour, and then I like to go over it with a very light champagne colour to lighten things up!
3. The Mascara-And-Sneeze
I experience it multiple times a week: I just finished applying my mascara and somehow I have to sneeze. It’s the absolute worst thing that can happen because all of your gorgeously applied makeup could be ruined by this. Since I usually don’t have the time or the motivation to completely re-do my under eye concealer, I’ll fix it differently.
I usually wait for it to dry, so I’ll finish the rest of my makeup, and once it’s dry I’ll take a dry cotton swab and remove most of it. If you do this when it’s still wet you’ll smudge it even further and that’s not what you want. If that’s not effective enough I’ll make the cotton swab lightly damp, very, very lightly, and remove the excess mascara with that.
However, there is one more fix for this. If you’re lucky the smudging is happening close to the lower lash line which allows you to use the smudged mascara to darken up that lash line a little. Just take a cotton swab or a smudge brush and blend the mascara along the lower lash line and you’re good to go!
4. Put a bit of moisturiser on it
Some foundations look absolutely stunning, but look incredibly patchy on my nose. I always hate it when this happens and for some reason I always struggle with fixing it. I could go over it with a Beautyblender a million times, but the patchiness won’t go.
In some cases I might take the foundation off of my nose and apply another foundation there, but if I’m not feeling that or if I don’t have time to do so, my favourite way to fix it is by putting a tiny little bit of moisturiser on the nose and massaging that in. The coverage of the foundation won’t be as high after doing this, but it will definitely fix the patchiness!
5. When eyeliner fails, use shadow!
I’m absolutely terrible at applying eyeliner, which is why I never use it. However, sometimes I do want my upper lash line to be a little darker and thicker, so instead of using eyeliner I’ll use a tiny little flat brush and a dark eyeshadow, usually black, and press this in between the lashes. There’s no need to be very precise with it because you won’t really see a line there or anything like that, but it does make a huge difference!
6. Orange foundation
I absolutely hate it when it happens, but sometimes it just does. Sometimes when you just finished applying your foundation you realise it’s way too dark for you and you look slightly orange. In some cases I might take it off and re-do my face makeup, but I don’t always have time for that. On days where I don’t have time for that I’ll fix it by applying a light concealer in the centre of my face. I’ll put it on my nose, forehead, chin and the apples of my cheeks. If you blend this out your face will instantly look a lot lighter and even though the orange foundation is still there, it won’t be as obvious.
And those were my most used makeup tips & tricks. I hope you enjoyed reading them and I hope they’re helpful to you in some way, and be sure to let me know which makeup tips and tricks you use in your everyday life!