9 Life-Changing Makeup Hacks

August 17, 2014

Ever wondered how you could make the most of your current makeup products? Or even avoid buying in-excess, and possibly save some money on the side? Then you’re certainly in the right place! Be sure to bookmark the nine following makeup hacks which could make your life so much easier.

Set your lipstick

Noticed that your lipstick never sits in place? Next time you’re done applying it, cover your lips with a tissue then pat over with a makeup brush. This will allow the lipstick to set, and won’t cause it to bleed for as long as you’re wearing it.

No-fuss smokey eye

Achieve a perfect smokey eye by drawing a slanted hashtag at the outer corner of your eye. Use an eyeshadow pencil since it is easier to control, then blend out with a small-medium blending brush.

Bigger eyes

For instantly bigger and brighter eyes, simply line the top and bottom of your waterline with white eyeliner. Avoid using black since this will only minimise the look of your eyes.

Fabulous lashes

For long-lasting lashes, blow some hot air on your eyelash curler before using on your eyes. This will make lashes hold their shape for longer.

Dark eye circles

To remove those dark bags under your eyes, by using an orange primer before applying your makeup. Pat the product into your skin using your fingers for a flawless application. This will cancel out any blue tones!


Many women forget to highlight their cupids bow (which is located just above the upper lip). If you want to accentuate this area of your face, simply dab a bit of white eyeliner into a V shape just above your lips.

Bigger lips

Create the illusion of big, full lips by using your favourite pale eyeshadow. After you’ve applied your lipstick, simply use a frosted eyeshadow on the centre of your lips. Blend in well to avoid any harsh lines.

Oil-free face

If your face tends to get oily, grab a coffee filter to remove the excess oil and makeup from your face. They act as a great blotting paper, which effectively reduces shine.

Clean your brushes

Don’t spend money on brush cleaners which never entirely remove the makeup from your beloved brushes. Instead, soak them in extra virgin olive oil, then wash off with antibacterial soap and lukewarm water.

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