When you are experienced in the beauty industry, you have definitely learned some tricks along the way that can help you save money or time. So read what beauty industry professionals have to say what beauty tricks helped them time after time.
Beauty Editor’s approved beauty hacks
Get the most out of your serum
To get the most out of your serum, mix a little oil with your favorite serum in a small travel bottle. You will get a cocktail that will absorb deeper and get anti-age ingredients to the skin layer that produces collagen. Makeup Artist Netta Szekely has a wonderful hack for prepping your skin before makeup and achieving a natural glow: Fix+ softening lotion(you can use a serum) and essential oil. Try it, you won’t regret it!
Skin-lifting product straight from your kitchen
Pour milk into ice molds and leave it in the freezer. Later put ice milk cubes in a muslin cloth and rub the face. It stimulates circulation and delivers an immediate lifting effect. It also helps minimize open pores, refreshes your skin and makes it glow. What more do you need? 🙂
Protect your eyebrows
When you know you will be exposed to the sun for a long time apply sunblock cream on the brows to protect it from UV rays and therefore prevent them from turning them lighter. Try the one in the stick like this one.
Related: 5 Eyebrow Mistakes You’ll Never Make Again
Contouring made easy
How to best contour your cheeks? Put your thumbs in cream bronzer, rub it against each other and apply it just below the cheekbone. You can blend it with a makeup brush, but with high-quality cream bronzer and with some practice, you won’t need it. Try Chanel Soleil Tan Bronzing Makeup Base for contouring on the go and you won’t regret it. If you never used cream bronzer before you will feel such an amazing difference.
Make your makeup products last longer
At the glance, if it seems like you used your gloss(or maybe even foundation) to the end, leave the tube or the bottle in warm water for about ten minutes. It will melt the rest of it from the sides so you can use it a few more times just for the time you get the new one. You’ll actually be surprised how much product is left on sides of the packaging.
Bobi Brown’s long-lasting lipstick hack
You want a lipstick to last long on the lips? Get a good blush the same shade as the lipstick. Apply it over the lipstick and then on top of that apply lip balm. This wacky advice comes from famous makeup artist Bobi Brown, so we would definitely try it out.
DIY to remove dark circles
Take a bag of soothing tea(i.e. chamomile)and put it on the slice of a cucumber and leave it altogether in the freezer for a few minutes. Apply it to your eye area for about 10 minutes. The effect? It soothes skin and reduces dark circles perfectly. Use it after removing makeup to soothe the skin or in the morning to reduce puffiness around the eyes.
Makeup for sensitive eyes
If you have sensitive skin or eyes, stick to the eyeshadows in earthly colors because those tones have less pigment and would not be that irritating as dark or metallic shades.
Find the perfect lipstick color
Looking for a perfect lipstick? Match the hue of the lipstick with the hue of your gums. You will be surprised by how awesome is this simple hack.
Make your perfume last longer
If you want your clothes to smell like your favorite perfume spray it on before ironing. Heating will make it stay for a long time.
Body scrub for sensitive skin
If you have sensitive skin, redness or dilated capillaries, before face or body scrub use a natural oil(jojoba is gonna be huge this year, but you can use any kind of nourishing oil). It will protect you from harsh peeling and leave your skin perfectly smooth.
Related: These Are The Best Products For Super-Clear Skin
Get that trendy fashion makeup look
If you want the unusual and quite editorial appearance of your eyes, apply waterproof mascara and then a bit of transparent lip gloss on the center of the eyelids. Easy runway makeup hack. 😉
Affordable shaping product for eyebrows
Did you know that the cheapest eyebrow gel is your regular soap? Use old and clean mascara brush, rub in the soap and through the eyebrows. Makeup vlogger Desi Perkins, known for her eyebrows tutorials shared this trick and it works like a charm every time!
Wake up looking fresh in the morning
Tired of swollen eyes in the morning? Before going to sleep apply eye serum as dehydrated skin around your eyes can be responsible for your puffy face in the morning.
Mascara is the perfect eyeliner
Mascara is a girl’s best friend, we already know that. But how about using mascara as the eyeliner? You’re running late to work or a date, and you realized that you have spent your eyeliner? No worries, just dab gently mascara with an angled eyeliner brush above your lash line and you are good to go!
Related: How Experts Do It: Apply Mascara Right
We know there are hundreds of beauty hacks women figured when they needed to improvise, these are just some that we’ve tried out.
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