Whether you obsess over makeup or not, you’ve got to admit that you still like knowing about the best tricks out there to up your game.
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In the era of YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat there’s no shortage of people putting information on the internet. Not only are you able to look up the best Thai restaurant in your area based on the opinions of people who have actually been there, you can also find a multitude of how-to videos that have changed the game for the beauty industry.
Beauty bloggers, both professional and amateur, have uploaded a vast selection of tutorials in areas like skincare, makeup, hair care, and even nails. There’s literally tens of thousands of cool tips and tricks out there to enhance your beauty routine.
In fact, there’s so much information available that trying to sift through it all to see what works takes more hours than are in a week. That’s why we’ve combed through the web and picked out the best, most effective beauty tips that will take your routine to the next level.
Tip #1: Make Your Own Black Eyeliner.
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If you’re ready to start saving money but also bring your makeup game to a new level, then making your own eyeliner is the way to go. Beauty blogger Britanie Faith of Beauty by Britanie swears by the results of mixing activated charcoal with coconut oil for a solid black eyeliner base.
You can store the mixture in an empty makeup container or a bowl that you won’t be using. The great thing about your new eyeliner is that it lasts for a long time, eliminating the need to make batches all the time or run out to the store to spend more money than you need to.
Tip #2: Powder Before Foundation.
You might be skeptical to hear that applying powder before foundation is the way to go, but surprisingly this tip helps to keep liquid foundation on, and makes your skin look completely hydrated as well.
Tip #3: Master The Smoky Eye With Vaseline.
There’s no need to fret if you’ve never truly been able to get that sultry, smoky eye look your friends always seem to manage. They aren’t makeup wizards; they may have just watched a YouTube video or two to get the technique down correctly.
One way to achieve smokey eyes is by applying vaseline with a Q Tip to smudge already applied black eyeliner. You’ll be saving money and, more importantly, you’ll be rocking the eye game for a fierce night-time look.
Tip #4: Layer That Eyeliner.
DIY methods aren’t always for everyone, which is why it’s great that beauty bloggers test countless products to ensure that you’re well informed about which are the best. Ysolt Usigan, a beauty and style coordinator at Huffington Post, advises to layer eyeliner for a look that lasts.
Usigan applies pencil liner first, then she then uses liquid eyeliner to create a more flawless appearance.
The pencil helps to keep the line nice and straight so you don’t have to start over 50 times before heading off for the day.
Tip #5: Freshen Up Your Face.
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New York Blogger Christine Bibbo Herr knows a thing or two about the beauty industry, considering she’s been a fashion magazine editor for a number of years.
As an on-the-go must have for keeping her face looking fresh, she turns to products like Yes To Carrots’ cleansing wipes or Mario Badescu facial spray. Both are affordable and easily elevate the shine in your skin even during those impossibly busy days.
Tip #6: Lock In The Moisture
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Sometimes it can feel hard to keep your skin hydrated without spending a fortune on different products, but it doesn’t have to be that way. A quick trick to waking up with skin that’s not dried out is by consistently using a humidifier in your room during the night.
It’s not only good for your skin, but also helps you breathe easier, especially in places where the air is dry and humidity is low.
Tip #7: Mascara’s Double-Identity
While mascara is thought to only have one use, it can be extremely helpful if you need to reapply right when realize your next meeting is in 15 minutes, not 50. If you don’t have your trusty eyeliner with you, mascara can save the day instead. Simply take an angle brush, dip it into your mascara tube and you’re done!
Tip #8: Condition Your Hair
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For those of you with thicker hair or hair that just never seems to listen, there are ways to calm your locks even in the driest of winters. Applying a conditioning hair masque at night and then quickly rinsing in the morning will leave your hair feeling as soft as if you’d just stepped out of the salon.
Beauty bloggers are here to save your beauty regimen in more ways than one and it’s most certainly appreciated. The thing to keep in mind is that anyone can do these tricks, even if they’re only testing it out at home for fun.