With all the beauty bloggers/influencers, YouTubers and 14-year-olds who could pass for 20-years-old, it’s quite easy to feel inadequate in the world of makeup. But it’s all lies. Anyone (even you) can accomplish a good face beat with a few makeup tips and a little guidance. Whether it be attempting to tackle getting the perfect winged eyeliner or how to contour and highlight. There are some tips below that will help achieve these.
Melt your pencil liner to help it glide
Direction: Hold the tip of the liner (any liner of choice) under the flame of a lighter for a second or until it gets tacky, let it cool slightly (swatch to make sure it’s not too hot or melted), then apply and notice the difference.
Hazard: Flame is being handled therefore please be diligent when doing this. DO NOT do this around children or near anything that could potentially start a fire.
Fact: Creamy makeup products tends to blend better when they are warm.
Using tape to outline eyeliner
Direction: Place the tape where it looks good enough to capture the ‘wing’. Then begin to draw a straight line above the tape and from there it will be visually possible to envision the perfect winged eyeliner – it is fairly straightforward and easy to do.
This hack can be very useful and helpful for those having a go at eyeliner for they first time.
Mix your own lip colour using petroleum jelly
If a lip colour is so desperately needed and there doesn’t seem to be any but the shade can be found in an eyeshadow palette (DO NOT destroy a perfectly good palette) use the lose bits or gently scrape a tad off and mix with petroleum jelly and there, a favoured shade of lipgloss has now been brought to life.
Revive your mascara with saline solution
Advice: It is said not to use a mascara after 3 months of it being opened. Beyond that point, it can collect bacteria and lead to eye infections or other unfortunate things we shan’t speak of. However, if the mascara irritatingly dries up within those first 3 months, add a few drops of saline to revive and bring it back to its smooth consistency.