As the world of makeup continues to evolve, so do makeup tricks. Even as makeup gets more complicated to apply, these tips are actually easy to use. They will help you apply makeup more efficiently and make your face look even more fabulous! While looking through this list of 26 tips, you will find some that are perfect for your makeup style and some that you might have to practice over and over to get just right. No matter which tips you try, have fun and keep enjoying your makeup!

1. MASTER THE COVETED WINGED EYELINER LOOK

You do not have to be an artist to create a freehand winged eyeliner. All you need is a piece of Scotch tape. Some beauty bloggers prefer to use a plastic spoon while others like to use a silver utensil — pick what’s comfortable for you. This look is easy to master while tracing the edge of the tape for the wing. Just follow the edges carefully to begin your perfect cat eye lines. After you’ve finished tracing the path, just fill in as needed and viola.

2. GET RID OF DARK CIRCLES.

Dark circles age your whole appearance, and make your eyes look even more tired. Instead of putting your concealer right under your eyes to hide the circles, there is a better way. Most women think they should apply the concealer in a swoop following the length of their eyes, but that doesn’t make the concealer blend naturally. Instead, apply your concealer by drawing an upside-down triangle the eyes, then blend. Once you’ve finished you’ve applying the concealer and the rest of your makeup, you’ll be amazed at the difference.  Don’t forget to give your eyes with a refresh by gently using concealer below and above your eyebrows.


3. YOUR INEXPENSIVE PENCIL EYELINER CAN ACT LIKE A FANCY GEL EYELINER

Your inexpensive pencil liner can act like a pricey, luxurious gel eyeliner. All you need is a source of heat, like a lighter or match. Warm of the tip of the liner and apply it to get that smudgy look that is characteristic of gel liners. Be careful that the pencil doesn’t burn when you light it; instead, you want to simply warm the tip and not have it actually be on fire. You should be careful when handling any source of fire, and make sure you don’t burn yourself.

4. GET YOUR EYESHADOW TO POP!

No matter what color eyeshadow you like to use, you can easily enhance it with white eyeliner. From basic brown shadow to gorgeous green, white eyeliner will do wonders for your look. Use the white eyeliner as a base, and prep your eyelids with it before applying your color. Then go over the white with the color of your choice. This trick will make it so that your bright and shiny eyeshadow doesn’t look dull once applied to your lids, and it’s great for any skin tone.

5. PUT MASCARA ONLY WHERE YOU WANT IT.

The spoon can do more than help you master the winged eyeliner. You can use the spoon to keep mascara on your eyelashes and off of your skin. Just put the spoon against your eyelid and apply your mascara on your upper lashes. Do the same on the lower eyelashes, too. Using the spoon will let it catch the residue and keep you from making a streaky mess on your skin.

6. GET THE SEXY SMOKY EYE LOOK.

This does not have to be a secret only for master makeup artists. Do you want a glamorous smokey eye? All you need is an eyebrow pencil in your favorite smokey color. Using the pencil, put a hashtag sign (#) on the outer corner of your eyelid. Then, blend to get the perfect smoky look. This trick is best achieved with a pencil that has a smudger on the end to make the blending effortless. If you have any stray smudges, remove them carefully with a cotton swab.


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