Most people can relate to rushing to get ready all the time. Most of us hardly have hours at our disposal to get ready every morning yet looking presentable is important.
The solution; have some hacks under your sleeve. Makeup hacks can save you time and ensure that you don’t end up spending a lot of money on products that offer you the same results.
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Clean makeup brushes with face wash
You don’t have to buy expensive makeup brush cleansers; just make do with your face wash. Having clean makeup brushes is important as otherwise the residual makeup makes it impossible to get the desired shade.
Moreover, unclean brushes also harbor bacteria that can lead to breakouts and other skin problems, meriting a visit to Dr Ali Kazmi.
Simply take a dollop of your face wash, dilute with some water, and rub all over your brushes. Coerce the product out of the brushes. Do this around every week if you use your brushes daily.
DIY dry shampoo
You don’t have time to wash your hair? Just fix with DIY dry shampoo; use cornstarch if you have lighter hair and cocoa powder for darker hair.
For an effortlessly dewy look, you can use this hack and nail it in just a few seconds. Simply mix your foundation or even concealer with face oil. You may also use a moisturizer, but the oil has a better gleam to it. Apply to your face.
Try to use a light coverage foundation or at least use a lesser quantity, as otherwise it would still look too matte to be called dewy.
For days with no brow gel
Brow gel allows the haywire brow hair to stay in their place and maintain the desired shape. If you are out, you can simply run your wand over a clear soap and use it to set the brows.
Primer is good
If you are putting on eye shadow, try to put on a primer first, as it not only helps in giving an even base for the eye shadow to stand out, but it also prevents it from spreading to the face.
If you are out of primer or don’t want to invest in one, you can also use a concealer as a substitute.
Setting the lipstick
If the lipstick is set right, then you don’t have to worry about it going AWOL through the day. Firstly, start off with a lip liner; they help the lipstick to last longer. Then, apply your lipstick using a brush, as it helps in transferring a greater amount of product.
Then, blot your lips with a tissue. Apply the lipstick again. Then, hold the tissue to your lips as you apply translucent powder through the tissue paper.
Go for a lip tint
When you are in a real hurry, you can also simply go for a lip tint underneath your lipstick. So, even when the lipstick comes off, you don’t have a show of pigmented lips but a beautiful hue of the lip tint.
You should never skip the setting spray, especially when you have a long day ahead. It allows the makeup to stay in place, so you don’t have to worry about touch ups. So, invest in one good spray.
Exfoliate not just the face, but the lips as well
People may often exfoliate their face, but they tend to forget their lips. Dead skin then piles on the lips, that makes the lipstick look uneven, and stick at odd angles on the crusting lips.
You should especially exfoliate if you have been using matte lipsticks that tend to dry the skin out. However, make sure that you gently exfoliate, as otherwise, it can lead to breaking of the skin and bleeding. You can also consult an online dermatologist for advice over the best scrub and technique to use.