Nothing ruins a morning routine more than a winged eyeliner that just won’t wing it.
Fret not, as these top DIY beauty hacks will save the day and your sanity. Because let’s admit it: you’re not really lazy, you just don’t have the time. From contouring like a pro, to using simple household items to help with your makeup routine, we’ve made sure you’ll be a DIY pro in no time.
1. Use a spoon for that perfect winged eyeliner
Who hasn’t screamed in frustration when their eyeliner wings didn’t match? This nifty little trick makes sure your wing tips always face up.
Simply hold the stem of the spoon against the corner of your eye and draw a straight line. Next, position the spoon so that its rounded edge is against your eyelid. Use this edge to create that perfect curved wing.
2. Clean up your mascara routine with the same spoon
Keep that spoon close to you; you’re going to need it to make sure that your mascara doesn’t make a mess on your upper eyelids.
Use the curved edge of the spoon to hug your eyelid. Sweep your mascara across your eyelashes, against the spoon, right up to the tips. Watch as the mascara transfers pigment onto the spoon instead of your skin.
3. Cover your eyelids with white eyeliner to make eyeshadow colors pop.
Add more dramatic flair to eyeshadow with a simple white eyeliner. Take a white eyeliner pencil and run it over your eyelid. Eyeshadow colors applied on top of the white eyeliner are guaranteed to pop and become more colorful.
4. Let your gel liner do double-duty as eyeshadow
If you’re in a pinch with no dramatic eyeshadow in sight, use your gel liner to create that smoky eye.
Draw a few crosshatch lines onto the outer edges of your lids. Blend, blend, blend for a long-wearing and smoky eyeshadow look.
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5. Conceal dark undereyes with a triangle
In case you’ve been covering your eyebags in a crescent shaped pattern, STOP.
The best way to look bright and sprightly is to apply your concealer in an inverted triangular pattern under your eyes toward your cheek. Not only does this shape cover any redness or puffiness, it also gives the illusion of brightening up your face.
6. Heat your eyelash curler to make curls last longer
Just as with a hair curler or flat iron, heat makes your eyelashes hold their curl longer.
You can heat your eyelash curler with a hair dryer for a few minutes, or if you’re in a real pinch, stick it in your bra for a few minutes while you’re getting ready. Make sure the eyelash curler is warm, but not too hot to burn your skin.
7. Contour like a pro
Instead of using traditional contour products, use a colored gel pencil instead.
Highly pigmented and easy to blend, a colored gel pencil allows you to make precise contours, such as your temples, your nose, hairline, jawline, and the hollows under your cheekbones. Blend it in for a natural finish. Follow up with a highlighter and blush to complete the flushed and healthy look.
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