Life-Saving Beauty Tips

Your last hair tie snaps on a humid day. You run out of hairspray the day of a big event. You accidentally leave your makeup bag at home before a weekend trip. We’ve all been there. We’ve all experienced beauty emergencies. But, fear not, here are some lift-saving beauty tips and tricks that will help you out of any glam jam!

Invest in Multipurpose Products

This is for the person who forgets items at home on the regular. I’ve done this at least twice in my life and, while I know that I don’t need makeup to be beautiful, I still like to wear a little something if I’m going to be out. But, repurchasing your whole makeup collection can break the bank. That’s why buying multipurpose products can be a total life-saver. My current obsession is my e.l.f. Contour Palette (the powder version). You can use it to contour, bronze, set, and highlight, but it also works for eyeshadow and brows. The drugstore is full of multipurpose products, so next time you find yourself in a pinch, look for something that can give you the most bang for your buck.

Lipstick on Teeth

I am a lipstick lover, so I’m always conscious if there are lipstick smears all over my teeth. However, a great tip to avoid this is right after applying lipstick, stick your thumb in your mouth and pull it out. This will transfer excess product onto the skin around your thumb so that it doesn’t get all over your teeth! This tip is especially helpful when you want to rock a bold lip.

Tired Eyes

On days when I don’t want to wear a lot of makeup, I still want to look bright-eyed and glowing. Here are some beauty tips to help you achieve that wide and awake look. Number one, highlight underneath the brow bone, in the center of the lid, and in the inner corners of the eyes. I like using my Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hr Wear Eyeshadow Pencil in Almond Cream for a matte, natural look that still adds some brightness. This also works as a great eyeshadow base (multipurpose product!). Or, for a more shimmery look I’ll use theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter. Number two, use a nude eyeliner in your waterline to make your eyes seem bigger. And, number three, use a defining mascara so that your lashes look separated, but not weighed down.

T-Shirt, not Towel

This is extremely relevant to all my curly-haired friends out there! If you’re going to towel dry your hair, use an old, clean t-shirt instead! This tip is an oldie, but a goodie. Towels are much more harsh on your hair, so using something softer will help prevent damage, breakage, and frizz. You can also invest in a micro-fiber towel. Since I have curly hair, I also scrunch my hair to dry it to help give my curls lift and definition.

Ring Finger Rule

Did you know that the skin around your eyes is the most sensitive skin on your face? I didn’t for a long time. But, since learning that, I have started only using my ring finger when applying any kind of product to that area. Why? Your ring fingers actually pull the least amount of weight, so using them around the eyes (even your whole face) will help prevent against wrinkles and fine lines down the road. Also, try to pat instead of tug when applying eye cream and concealer.

Cool Water Rinse

I know we all love the feel of warm water on our skin, but one of my beauty tips is to actually use cool, or lukewarm, water to rinse off facial cleansers and masks. Heat actually causes pores to open up and blemishes to look more inflamed. Use water at a less extreme temperature to help shrink pores and soothe the skin. This will also help you look more awake and will prep your skin for other products.

What are your favorite beauty tips? Let us know! 

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