Timeless Makeup Hacks That Deserve Way More Hype
It’s pretty clear that TikTok has a complete monopoly over the world’s beauty hacks RN – I mean, have you seen what they’re coming up with lately?! But we’re not letting it become an “out with the old, in with the new” situation just yet. We’re singing praises for those timeless makeup hacks that’ve saved us money, time, and our daily beat. Consider these the go-to makeup tricks that will never go out of style – if you haven’t already, that is.
Hack #1: Monochromatic Makeup
Testing a new blush or lippie you swear won’t suit you? In moments of doubt, monochrome it out. By that, we mean use one color or color family (or product) on all your facial features, from your lips to cheeks and eyes, to create a harmonious final look. For instance, if you’re wearing a tangy coral lip, use this color theme to accent your lips and cheeks, too – team it with a warm orange eyeshadow and a burnt copper bronzer. For a fresh monochromatic makeup vibe, start with a rosy blush, followed by a soft pink shadow, and finished with a berry lip.
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The 101: Monochromatic makeup has become so popular over the past few years that brands have released a slew of multi-tasking sticks so you can literally apply the same product and shade to your eyes, cheeks, and lips. However, you don’t have to buy a targeted product; there are plenty of hacks you can try. For example, we love to apply a teensy-tiny amount of our pigmented Liquid Matte Lipstick, $21, on our cheeks and disperse with a makeup brush for even application. You can even use a powder product like your go-to blush on your cheeks and eyes, then dab any excess onto your lips and seal with a clear gloss.
Product picks: The Huda Beauty Cheeky Tint Blush Stick, $25, was practically made for the monochrome moment thanks to its insane blendability. But if you prefer a matte finish, try using our powder GloWish Cheeky Vegan Blush Powder, $21, on your cheeks and eyes. Then, don’t forget to seal it with the Silk Balm Hydrating and Nourishing Lip Balm, $21.
Hack #2: Soap Brows
The fluffy, feathered look is one of our all-time fave brow trends. It’s super achievable and entails brushing your brow hairs up to fake a fuller-looking brow.
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The 101: Dampen the top of a glycerin soap bar with setting spray. Wax up a spoolie and brush your brow hairs in an upward motion for a lifted finish. Fill in any gaps or sparse spaces with a brow pencil to complete the look.
Hack #3: Curling Your Eyelashes
Curling your lashes is like getting a lash lift without the spenny salon appointment. Lash curlers lift your lashes to create an elongated appearance, accentuating your eyes for that doe-eye vibe. Wow to WOW in just ten seconds flat.
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The 101: Hold the curler to your lashes and align the padded strip near the root of your lashes, getting as close as possible to your lash line. LIFT your lid, squeeze the curler closed, and pulse lightly for about ten seconds. Move the curler halfway down the lashes and repeat to add definition. Apply mascara as usual.
Product picks: Eyelash curlers don’t have to be replaced often, which makes the Kevyn Aucoin’s Eyelash Curler, $24, a worthwhile investment. But if you’re not ready, try the budget-friendly e.l.f. Cosmetics’ Pro Eyelash Curler, $5, which also gets the job done.
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Hack #4: Baking
If “baking” makes you think of cake, you’re (kinda) on the right track. In makeup, it’s a setting technique that involves applying a layer of setting powder over your liquid formulas for extra staying power. It also prevents your makeup from creasing while delivering an airbrushed finish for long-lasting, flawless makeup.
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The 101: Once your base is blended to perfection, dip a damp makeup sponge or a dry powder puff into a baking powder and apply a thick layer (using a dabbing motion) on the areas of your face you want to set. Let it “bake” for three to five minutes (whatever you have time for), and dust away the excess with a fluffy brush.
Product picks: You guessed it – our Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder, $35. The finely milled powder is available in eight shades that blend into the skin for a luminous matte finish that stays put through everything.
Hack #5: Mixing Foundation & Highlighter
In this dewy-skin age we’re in, liquid highlighters reign supreme. These glow-enhancers are hella versatile and can be mixed into almost everything in your makeup kit – including your foundation.
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The 101: Mix equal parts of liquid highlighter and foundation on the back of your hand, then apply to your face using a damp beauty sponge for a mega-watt glow.
Product picks: Our current base routine consists of either Rare Beauty’s Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight, $22, or Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops, $34, with our GloWish Multidew Vegan Skin Tint Foundation, $37, and we’ve NEVER heard so many compliments.
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