10 Makeup Hacks Every Girl Must Know

10 Essential Makeup Tricks, Tips & Hacks

Makeup is a girl’s best friend. But it takes time and patience to perfect. Or maybe not as these 10 makeup hacks will show you.

Every girl has a few makeup tricks up her sleeve.

Our List of 10 Brilliant Makeup Secrets 


Makeup Secret #1: From eyeliner pencil to gel

Take any ordinary eyeliner pencil and hold it over a lighter flame for a few seconds. Give it 15 minutes to cool down and apply. The heat will soften the tip letting it glide easily across your eyes. It can also help you get a thick smudge if you want to try a new style.

Makeup Secret #2: Spoon-perfect cat eyes

Winged eyeliners need a steady hand and if you lack one, this hack is just for you. All you need is a spoon (not even patience). Place the inner surface of the rounded side of the spoon against your eyelid and begin drawing with the eyeliner held against it. Move the spoon outward as you draw along to create the winged effect. Perfect! And so simple.

Makeup Secret #3: Hashtag Smokey Eyes

We’re serious. This actually involves the symbol. With your everyday eyeliner, draw a tilted hashtag at the outer corner of each eye and blend with the rest of your eye makeup. That’s creativity. That’s smokey eyes made easy!

Makeup Secret #4: Mascara without the residue

Tip: You can use the same spoon to avoid mascara marks on your upper eyelid by holding the spoon against it. The mascara residue will coat the spoon, not your lids.


Makeup Secret #5: Long stay lipstick

Long stay lipsticks cost the earth, but this simple hack can make any lipstick last longer. Apply your lipstick as usual and gently place a tissue paper over your lips. Now dust some light powder over them. Gently remove the tissue and move on to the rest of your day without a worry. The lipstick will stay on for longer.

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Makeup Secret #6: Homemade lip gloss

Gather together the leftover or cracked pieces of your eyes shadow and crush to a fine powder. Mix with petroleum jelly. You can get creative by mixing different shades together to create your own unique colour.

Makeup Secret #7: Perfect that pout

Clean and moisturise your lips. Then with your lip liner (same shade as your lipstick) draw an “X” on your Cupid’s Bow (the part of the upper lip that curves together). Now fill the inside of the ‘X’ with your lipstick.

Makeup Secret #8: Lipstick stays clear of teeth

We all know how embarrassing it is to flash a smile with teeth the same colour as your lipstick. But there’s a hack for this too. When you’ve finished applying your lipstick, slowly place your index finger into your mouth without disturbing the lipstick. Now close your lips around it gently pull your finger out. The excess lipstick will stick to your finger.

Makeup Secret #9: Lipstick reborn

Sad to see your fav lipstick broken in two? All is not lost. Just hold the broken piece above a candle or lighter flame till it melts slightly. Now attach it to the piece in the tube and hold together till it cements. Leave in fridge to set. Now that’s our one of our favourite money-saving makeup secrets.


Makeup Secret #10: Natural makeup remover

You’re tired of having chemicals on your face, the last thing you want is having them even after you’ve removed your makeup. Coconut oil is a great natural cleanser. Just dab on cotton and wipe your face clean.

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Apart from this, also check out how to apply face primer correctly to get that perfect finished look here at our blog.

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