Check out the DIY tutorials and how-to videos to help you go from, “I kinda know how to do my makeup” to “Yeah I do my makeup like a boss.” Try these tips out for yourself and see if they get you glammed up for good. These aren’t your grandmother’s tricks, that’s for sure.
Dark Circle Concealer
Apply concealer in a triangular shape not a dot formation. This way you get more lift for your undereyes than bags. somakemeupbeforeyougogo.blogspot.com
Shaving Cream Conditioner
A lot of gals have caught onto this trick already but using conditioner as shaving cream works surprisingly well. The thick coating of the conditioner leaves skin smooth and hydrated.
Reuse Expensive Mascara Brush
It’s all in the brush, ladies! Those expensive mascaras you buy are worth the tool not the formula. Just clean it and use it with drugstore mascara similar effects.thestyleandbeautydoctor.com
If you want to avoid a muddy looking smoky eye, use two separate brushes. One to apply the shadow and another to blend the lines. lookyourbest.devhub.com
Wiggle Your Mascara Brush
Wiggle the brush at the root of your lashes to use it as a liner for your inner top lid. The thicker the brush the better.
Where to Apply Perfume
Make your scent last longer throughout the day. blog.freepeople.com
Highlight to Look Awake
Apply highlighter to these specific areas for optimum face brightening. jamieraegibson.tumblr.com
Dried Up Mascara Solution
A mug of boiling water should do the trick. Just let the tube sit for 5 minutes for clump-free and smooth lashes. athriftymrs.com
Shimmer eyeshadow should be in every girl’s arsenal. buzzfeed.com
Use Deodorant on Inner Thighs
Chafing be gone. Summer is heavenly for shorts but murder on the thighs.
Avoid Lipstick Teeth
The way to avoid lipstick teeth is just as embarrassing to do as it is to actually have lipstick teeth. Stick your index finger in your mouth and slide it out to rid the inside of your lips from the color. (WARNING: DO IN PRIVATE) cupcakesandcashmere.com
Check Makeup in Your Car
The lighting in your car is sometimes unforgivable. But it does give you a chance to see if you’ve made any flaws to your look. gratismakeupsamples.com
Apply Dry Shampoo the Evening Before
Rolling around in the hay will really work in that dry shampoo. White blotches will be blended and you’ll have fuller hair in the morning. joannagoddard.blogspot.com
Cover Chipped Nails with Glitter Polish
Just throw glitter on everything needing repair. That’s the solution for quick cover ups.
Apply your lip liner in this formation to get an even Cupid’s bow shape that Marilyn Monroe would be envious of. Simply brilliant! pinspire.es
Fix Staticky Hair
Run a dryer sheet through your hair wherever there’s static, and that should take care of those pesky strands. Who knew?!
Sweep your mascara brush towards your nose for wider lashes. They’ll make your eyes seem more awake.self.com
Set Your Lipstick
Hold a tissue over your lips after you’ve applied your lipstick. Brush a translucent powder over the tissue so your pout lasts longer. laurenconrad.com
Lip Gloss Cuticle Treatment
Lip gloss or lip balm is good alternative to cuticle treatment. Just apply where needed and push back your skin for smoother, less painful results.
Coconut Oil Makeup Remover
Coconut Oil is great for so many things. It’s hydrating for your skin and hair but if you use it as a makeup remover it will dissolve your makeup gently.
2 Minute Beachy Waves
Use salt spray in hair, and roll into two separate side buns. Blast it with a blow-dryer, and leave them in for half an hour. You’ll shake out your hair to beachy waves in no time.
Two-Toned Eye Liner Eyeliner
Add a light, bright color to the center of your lid for added dimension. Peepers will be poppin’. web.stagram.com
3-D Lip Effect
Pale frosted eyeshadow over the lips is great for bringing out the plump. thebeautydepartment.com
The orange tone in the primer will cancel out the blue shades that are commonly found under baggy eyes. Sounds weird but works great. emsmithmakeup.com
Intensify Eye Shadow
Cover your lid with white eye liner before applying your shadow. It makes a huge difference in color pigmentation than without. makeup.com
Quick Top Knot
1. Gather your hair up into a high ponytail at the top of your crown. Secure with an elastic.
2. Divide the ponytail ends into two sections and use both hands to twist each section down to the ends.
3. Wrap each twist in opposite directions around the base of your elastic. Make sure each twist is wrapped around evenly.
4. Secure with bobby pins.totalbeauty.com
DIY Summer Glow
Mix your highlighter in with your lotion and use it all over your body. Legs and arms will glimmer with perfection.
White Base Coat for Pop
A white base coat gets you more vibrant nails. Bottled color will have better opacity with this simple trick. michellephan.com
Determine How Thin or Wide Your Nose Is
The way you shape your eyebrows affects how thin or wide people perceive your nose. Use the space between your brows to correspond with how wide you want your nose to appear. youtube.com
Between each coat of mascara, apply baby powder with a Q-tip and run it across your lashes. The powder will help to adhere the second coat so you get a fuller look. pinterest.com
DIY Gel Liner
It’s that simple! thebeautydepartment.com
Everybody’s on this new makeup trend most famously used by Kim K. Apply contour and highlighter like warpaint not all over your face for better blending.
Rubber Band French Mani
The picture says it all. French manicures aren’t the hardest design after all. paperraindrops.blogspot.com
Accentuate Cupid’s Bow With White Liner
This little detail is a sexy tool to have. Just draw a small v shape with white liner and it will do all the work for you. traciethediva.blogspot.com
Easy Glitter Polish Removal
Elmer’s Glue as a base coat? Huh? What? Yup. Glitter polish doesn’t have to be a construction worker’s job anymore thanks to the easy to peel formula. wackylaki.blogspot.com
Lipstick As Cream Blush
Dab it lightly on your cheeks and blend for quick rosy cheeks. Image and tip by Handpicked Beauty.
Use a highlighter for this simple trick! thebeautydepartment.com
Essential Oil Deodorant
Editorial Assistant Alexandra Tunell for Allure says, “I often use essential oil instead of deodorant: I rub bergamot, rose, or lemon oil in my armpits. They smell so good and feel really soft.”
Twist and Snip Split Ends
Twist your hair and see which strands pop out because those suckers are the ends that gotta go. Don’t get too trigger happy with those scissors though! ringfingertanline.com
Makeshift Dry Shampoo
The only time greasy hair might have been acceptable was in the ’90s. Spray laundry starch as you would dry shampoo into your hair to get rid of the gross.