11 Essential Makeup Tricks That Will Make Every Girl’s Life Easier
Applying make-up is a painstaking, time-consuming process. Luckily, there are certain tricks that can help you cut down the time spent on your beauty routine to a minimum — and pull off the best look with the minimal amount of effort.
Here are 11 of the most essential make-up tips absolutely every girl should know.
1. Apply liquid eyeliner over the pencil version
If you have trouble drawing a straight line with liquid eyeliner, first use a pencil to make the outline. The liquid liner will sit just as well on the skin, and it’s also makes things a lot easier when it comes to correcting any mistakes you make.
2. Give your lashes greater volume with a touch of powder
This simple trick will boost the volume of any mascara. Use a brush to put some powder on your lashes, and only then apply the mascara. This will make your eyelashes look much fuller.
3. Use mascara if you don’t have eyeliner
Thanks to the similar ingredients and consistency, mascara can be used as eyeliner. You just need a thin make-up brush.
4. How to draw the perfect cat’s eyes:
5. Brush your lips after brushing your teeth.
Gently rub your lips with a dry toothbrush. It will help to scrub the dead skin off and make your lips smoother. It will also boost blood flow to your lips, causing them to swell. As a result, they will become softer, fuller and more sensual.
6. Revive your mascara with hot water
Add several drops of boiled water in to your mascara, close it, and shake it.
7. Use your lipstick as rouge
You can use your lipstick as a great substitute for rouge. Apply a little bit to the apples of your cheeks, spread and blend it into the skin with your fingertips.
8. Whiten your teeth with tooth-powder
Use tooth-powder for your teeth several times a week. It’s a cheap, but effective product thanks to the calcium carbonate it contains. But remember to be careful, and make sure you consult your dentist before using it, as tooth-powder can damage the enamel of your teeth if used incorrectly.
9. Use facial sponges for scrubbing your face
When cleansing your face with any kind of make-up remover, use special cosmetic sponges. Konjac sponges or algae sponges are the best choice here, as they easily exfoliate the skin and clean the pores.
10. Try applying your mascara vertically
Applying mascara to both the upper and lower eyelids is an oft-neglected practice, but here’s an interesting tip: hold the brush vertically. This is a very simple, but probably one of the best tricks you can use. Touch your lashes with the tip of the brush for a more natural finish.
11. Myth busting: cutting eyelashes doesn’t work
An additional "trick" that has gained some popularity on the web: cutting your eyelashes supposedly makes them thicker and gives them more volume. However, this is totally wrong. In fact, the lashes take about 1-2 months to grow back and restore after being cut, all the while the cut stubs being rough and not curvy as the rest. So beware, and don’t do that at home.