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10 Elementary Makeup Ploys That Can Make a Girl Look Like a Million Bucks

There are so many expensive tools and impossible tricks that makeup artists and companies are trying to make you believe you can’t live without. However, there is no need for many of them as there are also millions of free ways for you to improve your makeup routine. You might want to change the way you apply concealer and immediately look like a princess or you can try various techniques of contouring to beat queen Kim Kardashian herself!

We at Bright Side collected 10 easy yet incredibly useful makeup tricks for you to include in your makeup routine.

1. Apply concealer in a triangle.

When you apply your concealer in a triangle shape under your eye, the dark area is covered more naturally and fully, rather than leaving dots all over the undereye area.

2. Line your lips with a darker pencil.

By using a darker pencil and a lighter lipstick, you’ll achieve a look of much fuller and plumper lips, as the center of your mouth would be highlighted. After all, that’s how the queen of naturally full lips Kim Kardashian does it.

3. Blot your lips for extra long-wearing lipstick.

To make your lipstick last forever, try this simple trick: after applying some concealer or lip primer and then lipstick, blot your lips with a napkin or blotting paper. Then, apply another layer of lipstick. By doing so, you’re creating a kind of protective layer, that would make your lipstick stay intact no matter what.

4. Use this eye shadow technique for hooded lids:

Make your eyes appear larger by using darker eye shadow on the lowest part of your lid, then blend it with a lighter eye shadow and top it off with the lightest at the top of the lid near the browbone. That way, your lids would seem much more open.

5. Use white or nude liner on the waterline.

To open up your eyes and make them look brighter and healthier, try using white or nude eyeliner on the waterline to create an illusion of larger eyes.

6. Use red lipstick to get rid of dark circles.

Use red lipstick under your eyes to color correct dark circles. By using concealer only, you’re merely brightening the undereye area, but you don’t make it appear less gray and tired. That’s where red lipstick comes in handy. It will make your eyes look much healthier and less tired.

7. Use eye drops to fix your favorite dried out mascara.

As eye drops are, quite obviously, completely safe for your eyes, you can use it to water down your mascara. It is free of bacteria, unlike water, and can work even on waterproof mascara. Just don’t add too much, otherwise your mascara is going to be all over your face.

8. Use the contouring technique that suits your face shape.

As you are probably aware, there are multiple face shapes with distinct features, and you need to follow a contour tutorial suitable for yours. So find your face shape and check what’s best for you.

9. Highlight your browbones and the corners of your eyes.

You’ll be amazed by how bright your face is with a tiny touch of highlighter on the browbones and in the corners of your eyes. Not only that, but imagine how much more open your eyes will look, as well.

10. Contour your nose.

It might sound hilarious to some people, but a lot of women are terribly insecure because of their noses. However, this insecurity can be easily destroyed — just follow this tutorial to contour your nose so that it looks much smaller and cuter.

If you have any other makeup tips, please share them in the comments below.

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