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17 makeup hacks every woman should know!!

posted in Beauty > Makeup
02/15/2015
  • Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter

Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil, under the flame for one second, let it cool for 15 seconds, and then watch the consistency change right before your eyes. Finally, glide on your newly made gel line
    Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter

    Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil, under the flame for one second, let it cool for 15 seconds, and then watch the consistency change right before your eyes. Finally, glide on your newly made gel line
  • Cover your eyelid with white liner to make any eyeshadow shade pop.
    Cover your eyelid with white liner to make any eyeshadow shade pop.
  • Draw your cat-eye first, and then fill in the open space for a perfect winged liner application every single time.
    Draw your cat-eye first, and then fill in the open space for a perfect winged liner application every single time.
  • Use a spoon to create the perfect winged liner.


Holding the stem of a spoon against the outer corner of your eye, draw the straight line as the first step for your cat-eye. Then, flip the spoon so it's hugging your eyelid, and use the rounded outer edge to create a perfectly curved winged effect.
    Use a spoon to create the perfect winged liner.


    Holding the stem of a spoon against the outer corner of your eye, draw the straight line as the first step for your cat-eye. Then, flip the spoon so it's hugging your eyelid, and use the rounded outer edge to create a perfectly curved winged effect.
  • Draw a slanted hashtag at the outer corner of your eye, and then blend it for an instantly smokey effect.

To create a super-easy smokey eye, draw a hashtag symbol right before the outer corner of your eye and then blend it out with the smudger at the other end of your eye liner.
    Draw a slanted hashtag at the outer corner of your eye, and then blend it for an instantly smokey effect.

    To create a super-easy smokey eye, draw a hashtag symbol right before the outer corner of your eye and then blend it out with the smudger at the other end of your eye liner.
  • Use that same spoon to avoid mascara marks on your upper eye lid.


Hold the spoon so it's hugging your eyelid, and then apply your mascara like you normally would. As you sweep the mascara wand against your lashes and back of the spoon, watch as the residue coats the back of the utensil
    Use that same spoon to avoid mascara marks on your upper eye lid.


    Hold the spoon so it's hugging your eyelid, and then apply your mascara like you normally would. As you sweep the mascara wand against your lashes and back of the spoon, watch as the residue coats the back of the utensil
  • Add saline solution to a flaky mascara formula

You're only supposed to keep mascara for three months, because beyond that point, it can collect bacteria and lead to eye infections. However, if your mascara dries up within those three months, revive it with a couple drops of saline solution.
    Add saline solution to a flaky mascara formula

    You're only supposed to keep mascara for three months, because beyond that point, it can collect bacteria and lead to eye infections. However, if your mascara dries up within those three months, revive it with a couple drops of saline solution.
  • Hit your eyelash curler with a hair dryer to heat it up, so your lashes curl easier.

Blowing hot air on your eyelash curler will help your lashes curl easier and stay curled longer; it works the same way heat changes the pattern of your hair and holds a curl with a curling iron.
    Hit your eyelash curler with a hair dryer to heat it up, so your lashes curl easier.

    Blowing hot air on your eyelash curler will help your lashes curl easier and stay curled longer; it works the same way heat changes the pattern of your hair and holds a curl with a curling iron.
  • Dust on translucent powder in between coating on mascara to plump up your lashes.
    Dust on translucent powder in between coating on mascara to plump up your lashes.
  • Apply eyelash glue to false lashes with the tip of a clean bobby pin
    Apply eyelash glue to false lashes with the tip of a clean bobby pin
  • For long-lasting lip color, swipe on your shade, lay a tissue over your mouth, and then dust translucent powder over it to set the color.
    For long-lasting lip color, swipe on your shade, lay a tissue over your mouth, and then dust translucent powder over it to set the color.
  • Mix loose pigments with a salve or petroleum jelly to make your own custom lip gloss.
    Mix loose pigments with a salve or petroleum jelly to make your own custom lip gloss.
  • Perfect your Cupid's bow by drawing an "X" on your upper lip first as a guideline
    Perfect your Cupid's bow by drawing an "X" on your upper lip first as a guideline
  • Conceal dark circles and puffy eyes the right way by creating a triangle with your cover-up.
    Conceal dark circles and puffy eyes the right way by creating a triangle with your cover-up.

  • Make contouring look more natural by using a pencil, pen, or makeup brush handle as your guide to finding exactly where your cheekbone is.
    Make contouring look more natural by using a pencil, pen, or makeup brush handle as your guide to finding exactly where your cheekbone is.
  • Map the contours of your face with a gel eyebrow pencil, since it's easier to apply precisely and blend in.
    Map the contours of your face with a gel eyebrow pencil, since it's easier to apply precisely and blend in.
  • Blot your face in a pinch with a clean toilet seat cover.

Initially, yes, this sounds gross, but both blotting papers and toilet seat covers are made out of similar fabrics and will help sop up excess oil on your skin.
    Blot your face in a pinch with a clean toilet seat cover.

    Initially, yes, this sounds gross, but both blotting papers and toilet seat covers are made out of similar fabrics and will help sop up excess oil on your skin.

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