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27 Beauty Tricks Everyone Needs to Know

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27 Beauty Tricks Everyone Needs to Know


Whether you are searching for an easy way to look less tired or a trick to getting extension worthy lashes we have got you covered with these makeup, hair and nail hacks.

Go easy on the concealer for a natural look.

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Contrary to popular belief loading up your under eyes with concealer will not erase those dark circles actually using a ton of cover up seems really unnatural and can make you look older. Use a thin layer of a sheer concealer instead that evens out your skin tone without covering up your complexion completely.

Flick your liner downward for a rounder eye.

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A cat eye will always be perfect but this Korean makeup trend has got us hooked rather than flicking your eyeliner up at the end drag it downwards towards your cheekbone for a rounder wider looking eye.

Use this map for your makeup.

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Knowing what every part of your eye is called is half the battle when it comes to following along with beauty tutorials. Make sure to add this handy guide to your Pinterest beauty board so you can master your makeup.

Set your lipstick with powder through a tissue.


Tired of your lipstick smearing or fading throughout the day? Set it with translucent powder but don't put it directly on your lips. Instead blot through a tissue so just the right amount of powder accesses your pout and follow the rest of this easy lipstick how to so your color will stay gorgeous as long as possible.

Use multiple face masks to maximize your results.

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Skincare is not one size fits all so customizing your routine can help get you the perfect results for your complexion. Multi masking is when multiple facial masks are used or layered simultaneously on the skin to combat various skin concerns at one time explains New York City aesthetician Cecilia Wong. If you have an oily T-zone but dry cheeks for instance you can use a hydrating mask on the sides of your face and a charcoal one on your forehead, nose and chin it's just like you are at a spa.

Stamp your lashes to make them look fuller.


A quick method to add depth to your eyes without using eyeliner: mascara stamping nicely pressing your mascara against the underside of your lashes gives them a fuller darker look almost like eyeliner, but more natural.

Choose a blush formula based on your needs.


Understanding which type of blush you need can help you get the perfect results for your face. Powder formulas work great on folks with larger pores while creams offer a dewy finish and last longer. Gels are great for a nice healthy glow but don't have high staying power whereas stains are perfect for those that tend to sweat too much. Here is our guide on the four main types!

Pick a blush hue that flatters your skin tone.


Blush will make your skin look radiant but if you are using the wrong color it can clash with your complexion. 

Pick an under eye concealer for your needs.


Got dark circles? Puffiness? Fine lines? Everyone's under eye problems are different so make sure to take your skin concerns into consideration and pick the best concealer for the job.

Use face gloss for a natural-looking highlight.

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Tired of your typical highlighter? Give face gloss a go rather than contouring your face all you need to do is dab a bit light reflecting gloss along the tops of your cheekbones on your brow bones and in the center of your lips.

Get effortlessly groomed brows in no time.

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If you are so over filling in your brows with heavy pencils, powders and gels you may want to try brow pomade instead. It only takes ten seconds to apply and it fills, fluffs and shapes all while looking natural.

Apply blush according to your face shape.

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When applying blush using your bone structure as your guide will give you the most flattering look. For instance oval face shapes should start the application on the cheekbones sweeping lightly up the temples. 

Make blush the ultimate multi-tasker.

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Streamline your makeup look by using a sheer watermelon blush or any color is your perfect shade on your eyes, lips and cheeks. 

Use powder to enhance your lashes.

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Want extension like lashes? Between layers of mascara try fluffing on a bit translucent powder to add thickness and length. Use our quick and simple guide to master this sweet technique without looking dusty.

Contour a round face in three easy steps.


Got a round face and feel like sculpting your cheekbones and jawline? Try this cheek contouring technique that's easy as 1-2-3!

Fix a broken nail with a teabag.


We have all had it happen: Just when you have finally grown out your nails so they are healthy, strong and all the same length you get a snag. But don't reach for the scissors right away a teabag plus a little nail glue is a good fix. Wait a few minutes and you will be ready for some nail art once more. 

Use a diffuser for more defined curls.

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Taking your blowdryer at face value is a huge mistake if you are a curly girl. If you are sick of frizz and heat damage it's time to try a diffuser which is a blowdryer attachment that minimizes a lot of the frizz that comes when curly hair is naturally air dried" explains hairstylist Britt White.

Twirling your hair then plopping it into the diffuser attachment and blowdrying it on low can make all the difference.

Use lip liner for a longer-lasting look.

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Lip liner is an easy way to make your lip color last all day. "Make sure you sharpen the pencil first for precise application" recommends makeup artist Laramie. "And always choose a color that will match your lipstick the undertones should be the same." 

Remove a mascara smudge with a makeup brush.

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There are few beauty missteps really frustrating than getting a mascara smudge on your eyes just after finishing your eye makeup. Don't just wipe it with your finger or worse take it all off and start over. "Just dip small concealer brush in a soft micellar water to remove the smudge without ruining your eyeshadow or liner" said Laramie. Your makeup will be back on point really fast!

Flat iron your collar.

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If your collar is crinkled and you don't have time to pull out the ironing board just heat up your flat iron and press it around your collar. You have got a smooth shirt in no time.

Look more awake with nude liner.

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Want to instantly brighten up your eyes making them look wider and more awake? Apply a nude eyeliner pencil to your lower waterline the muted neutral shade is less harsh than white eyeliner a popular tool in Old Hollywood for the same purposes but it still makes your eyes appear larger.

Soften your cuticles.

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Getting your cuticles cut can be painful and can potentially put you at risk for infections. If you want nicer looking cuticles simply apply a drop of cuticle oil to them each day and massage it in. You will have covet worthy cuticles very fast.

Plump up your lips in a snap.

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If you want your lips to look fuller with zero injections or sting-y glosses involved try this simple trick: Apply a dot of highlighter along your Cupid's bow the little dip in your upper lip and in the center of your bottom lip.

Pluck stubborn stray hairs.

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Everyone has 1, 2, or more stray hairs on their face and body if you want to remove them don't only blindly stab with tweezers. Dust a little loose powder instead over the hairs to make them easier to spot, snag, and pluck no stabbing required.

Quickly amp up your hair with dry shampoo.

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If your hair is falling flat bring it back to life with a spritz of dry shampoo part your hair spray dry shampoo along the roots then tousle and go.

Break in your shoes with your dryer.

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If those new shoes don't have quite the give you would like wear them in a little with this solution: First put on a thick pair of socks then put on the shoes. Turn on your blow-dryer and point it at the shoes until the material becomes softer and more pliable. One heads up: Not all materials will bend to your blow-dryer's will and frankly it's
er to buy a pair of shoes that fits comfortably from the start but yes we know sometimes a really cute pair on sale is hard to resist.

Add matte highlight to open up your eyes.

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Highlighting your eye area is a great method to make yourself look more awake but if shimmery shadows are not your thing you should skip all those pearly and iridescent products. Try using a concealer a couple shades lighter than your skin tone applying it under the arch of your brow at the inner eye corner and in the center of your lid then blend.

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