Whether you’re a makeup novice or a self-proclaimed beauty guru, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to your skills. We all have our strengths and weaknesses determined by our regular makeup routine. You can be an expert when it comes to a cat-eye but fall flat in the hair styling department. Or, you can be a contouring queen but unable to give your nails a smooth coat of paint to save your life. To become a jack of all trades — or rather a master of the makeup chair — we’re sharing 35 beauty tips everyone, no matter what their experience level, background, age or personal style, should know.
Beauty Tip #1:Use waterproof mascara to hold a lash curl. It will act like a perm for your eyelashes and seal in the curl, according to Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Erin Parsons.
Beauty Tip #2: After you finish painting your nails, use ice water to help them dry faster.
Beauty Tip #3: You can make any regular, creamy lipstick look matte with loose powder and a tissue. Simply fill in your lips with your desired color, place a tissue over the lipstick and brush powder over top of the tissue. The powder soaks up the shine and gives your favorite lipstick a smooth matte finish.
Beauty Tip #4: Store makeup wipes upside down (with the opening facing down) to keep them from drying out. According to makeup artist Kelli Bartlett, this will help the product thoroughly soak through every towelette, starting with the one you’re going to use next.
Beauty Tip #5: To master the perfect everyday winged eyeliner, start your line at the outer corner of your eyelid. Then, once you have your desired length, begin to fill in the wing. Much to contrary belief, you don’t have to carry the line through to the inner corner of your eye, says Parsons.
Beauty Tip #6: For flawless lip liner application every time, use this Cupid’s bow hack. It will help you apply even, smooth liner on the mark on your first try.
Beauty Tip #7:Get rid of flaky lips with a DIY lip scrub made of coconut oil and brown sugar. Because exfoliated lips are key to flawless lipstick application, you won’t want to miss this step in your beauty prep routine.
Beauty Tip #8: Sleep on your back to avoid waking up with puffy eyes in the morning and keep wrinkles away in the long-run.
Beauty Tip #9:Hold a business card, spoon or tissue behind your eyelashes when applying mascara to prevent the productfrom getting on your eyelids, especially if you just finished a glam eyeshadow look.
Beauty Tip #10: Braid your wet or dry hair at night before you go to sleep to wake up with beachy waves in the morning. Setting your hair overnight is the perfect way to save a few minutes when you wake up.
Beauty Tip #11: Give your bobby pins a coating of hairspray for a better hold. Also be sure you’re wearing them the proper way — with the squiggly side down — to ensure your hair stays in place.
Beauty Tip #12: Use invisible lip liner (a.k.a., a clear or white liner pencil) to keep your lip color from streaking. Simply line your lips like you would usually do, then fill them in with color.
Beauty Tip #13:Get a dewy glow by mixing your moisturizer in with your foundation. It’s the perfect way to make a full-coverage foundation a little more sheer and comfortable to wear throughout the day. P.S.: This hack also works with face oil.
Beauty Tip #14: Use the connect-the-dots method for perfect eyeliner every time. This is a great way for beginners to get the elusive wing.
Beauty Tip #15: Pluck your eyebrows (don’t wax or thread) to ensure you’re getting the perfect shape and only removing the hairs that are necessary. According to celebrity brow stylist Joey Healy, plucking is always better because it’s not removing multiple hairs, which could result in taking out too many.