Making your makeup last longer: Lightly wet your makeup brushes before you apply foundation; not only will you look more radiant, but your makeup goes further. You can even try this on eyeshadow for a little dewy sheen, and soon you’ll realise you’re getting through a lot less of your makeup.
Turning every lipgloss into a plumping lipgloss: The only downside to plumping gloss? We can’t get it in every shade – these sultry gems are few and far between and often boast just a few colours. So, instead of spending on a colour you don’t love, simply amp up your favourite gloss; a few small drops of peppermint oil will give it a pout-pumping fix.
De-oiling your oily bits: Get some antiperspirant on your fingers and blow it into your skin; it de-slicks t-zones and under-eyes without the cakiness of a powder.
Lengthening your lashes: Limp lashes? No problem with this talcum powder technique, which makes the most of your mascara by adding volume and length. Apply your first coat of mascara, then dust on some talc (or any powder) with a blusher brush while lashes are wet, before adding another glossy black coat that pumps up the thickness pronto.
Hiding hungover eyes: Hangover, late night or just a case of the flu? Fake being your bright-eyed best with a dab of a white pencil. Placing it in your waterline neutralises the angry red, and instantly makes your eyes look bigger throughout the painful fatigue.
Getting everlasting lipgloss: If you want to get a few more wears out of your running-on-empty gloss, pop the tube in a glass of warm water and sit for 10 minutes. The warmth will melt the glass from the sides that’s become stuck over time, so you’ll be able to keep using without losing a drop.
Applying concealer-correctly: If you’ve been dotting concealer under eyes, you’ve been doing it all wrong; a triangle shape from will block out dark tones when circles are bringing your down. Think of your lashline as one side of the triangle, and take it down from there, coming to a point at the tops of your cheeks then gently blending in.
Eyeliner hacks: When applying eyeliner, always get as close to the mirror as possible. Gently pull the skin at the end of your eye outwards, and apply the eyeliner in a back and forth motion.
Applying lipstick correctly: Applying lipstick should be easy, but many women make the mistake of putting it on too thick and wind up getting it all of their teeth. To avoid that, apply lipstick as you normally would, then using your finger, tap along the lip to set the lipstick in. Finally, smack your lips against a tissue paper to avoid any smudges later on.
Get the mascara right: Don’t just apply mascara in a straight line. Instead, wiggle the wand back and forth like a zig zag pattern. This will maximise the length as well as the thickness of your lashes.