8 August 2014

8 Makeup Hacks Every Girl Should Have In Her Arsenal

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I've put together a few of my favourite makeup tips and tricks to help y'all out with that dreaded daily makeup routine.
  1. Bored of your usual pencil eyeliner?  Found yourself in an awkward position where you've used up every last drop of your precious gel/liquid liner.  Well I've got the solution for you.  Using a lighter will transform your pencil eyeliner into the formula of a gel eyeliner.  Simply hold the tip under the flame for one second, let it cool for 15, and use your new and improved (and now gel) eyeliner!
  2. Covering your entire eyelid with white eyeliner will make any eye shadow pop.  And I mean POP.  As the consistency of the liner is so opaque, it will intensify the eye shadow, making it appear more colourful and brighter!
  3. Add a tad of translucent powder to your lashes, in between coats of mascara to plump them up.  The powder will cling on to your lashes, leaving them looking fuller than ever before.
  4. You've just spent a good five minutes carefully putting on your lipstick, cleaned up any smudges, and your lips look perfect if you do say so yourself.  Your gonna want to keep them looking that way for as long as possible, right?  I guarantee this little tip will help you out.  Hold a piece of tissue over your lips, and dust the tissue with translucent powder.  This will set the colour, and it helps, trust me.
  5. The best way to cover up dark circles is to apply your concealer in a triangle shape, rather than just dotting where you think you need it.  The picture below shows exactly where to apply:
  6. Want fuller eyebrows? Use a fan brush to apply a dash of brown mascara and say hello to your new Lily Collins brows.
  7. Got some loose powder eye shadow lying around?  Ever thought of wearing that shade on your lips?  No?  Well I bet you want to now.  Just mix your loose powder with some Vaseline, and apply to your lips!
  8. Want perfect pouting lips?  Use your lip pencil to draw an X at your cupids bow as a guide for applying your lipstick.
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Got any useful makeup hacks?  Share them in the comments below!



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  1. Oooh I love that lip pencil tip, will be trying that bad boy later! xxx

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  2. I love the lip pencil trick! I always struggle on getting my top lip to look full and shapely enough so this will be sure to work!

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  3. These are incredible tips, I'm definitely going to try all these out! Thanks :) Great post xx

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  4. I love the under eye concealer trick, my circles never cover up!! Thanks x
    Katherine Rosie | UK Beauty Blog

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  5. I've been using that concealer trick for a couple of days now and it worked wonders for me! Looks much more natural. :) The last tip is quite useful, too!
    Elina | Miss Blue Eyes

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  6. These are all really great tips :) I'm definitely going to have to give the concealer one a go, a combination of late nights and really bad hayfever have left me with mega frustrating dark circles!

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This is such a useful post. Definitely going to try a few of these tips :)
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  8. I definitely need to try the eye concealer one! I never know how to do it well x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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  9. Such good tips!x

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  10. These are all great tips! I am going to get on them ASAP! Lovely blog!

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  11. These tips are great! Never thought about using eyeshadow with vaseline for the lips! Thanks :) xx

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  12. I love these ideas!! I'm definitely going to try the white eyeliner idea to make my eyeshadow stand out :) xx

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  13. Lovely tips, I'm sooo tempted to try out the powdery lashes. Who knew?!
    Susan | classysusie

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  14. some lovely tips/hacks!
    Thanks for the white eyeliner trick, I never thought to apply it to the whole lid! x

    LauraThinksAbout

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  15. this is such a good post! definitely going to be trying some out!!
    alice x

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  16. Great post! These tips just kept getting better and better. I will definitely be trying out a few of these :D X
    thefashion-junkie

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  17. I love all the lipstick tips! I'll definitely be trying these out <3

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  18. I've heard that tip about the translucent powder on eyelashes but never tried it - Might give it go.

    Cats in Crop Tops

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  19. what a fun post! I have never thought of doing a triangle for concealer! Ill have to try it out!

    kelseybang.com

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  20. These are fab tips! The eyeliners ones wow!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  21. Thanks for this post is really helpful and amazing.

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    Marbl☾☽Moon

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  23. love you lipstick<3
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  24. Amazing tips! Not the usual ones you see :-) Rebeka x

    Rebeka Taylor

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  25. These tips are so clever! I'm definitely going to give the cross on the lips one a go.
    I nominated you for a blog award on my last post if you fancy checking it out! xx

    A Little Lucy

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  26. These are great tips hun! I always do the cross when applying lip liner and lipstick x
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  27. Brilliant tips! Never heard of any of these before so was great to read some new tips :) especially loved the melting the pencil eyeliner idea.

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  28. The lip pencil trick has literally blown my mind. Great tips! xxx

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  29. never thought of that lip pencil trick and im dying to try out some impromptu eye shadow lipsticks and see which unusual shades i like! thanks lovie!
    love jen // jennifer's journal xx

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  30. So, I am officially bookmarking this post for life. Thanks for sharing such great beauty hacks! I never knew about the triangle concealer trick; hopefully that'll help remedy my dark circles! Number 3 is my favorite makeup tip too! I just dust baby powder on my lashes after one coat of mascara, then add another top! My lashes are instantly fuller and volumized.

    Also, another great beauty tip is to brush Vaseline on your lashes every night before bed. After a few weeks, your lashes will grow! I did this for about a year and a half, and I have definitely seen such an improvement in my lashes! :-)

    ♥♥♥
    Kelsey
    Runaway In LA

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  31. Brilliant post! I do the last tip every time I apply lipstick - it's a life saver!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  32. This is great! I'm definitely going to try ALL these tips. I've used a lighter on my pencil eyeliner for years and it really does work!

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  33. This makes me smile, such a great post Alice! x

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  34. Cool post, thanks for sharing it darling!
    New post up on my blog, let me know your opinion about it!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  35. Amazing hacks! I've been doing some of them, specially the eyeliner one!! Great post, lovely xxx

    Crissy @ My Cup Of Tea

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  36. Love your blog, great post!
    -Lauren xoxo

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  37. Lovely post. Thank you for this helpful post.

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  38. You know, it's terrible that although I know applying concealer in the correct way is as you've shown it on the left side I still ALWAYS apply it wrong. So many years of doing it wrong engrained into the brain haha! Nevertheless, it's good to see reminders like this post!

    Absolutely loving your blog, following on GFC, G+, Twitter & bloglovin' xx
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  39. i use my concealer the way you showed it and it works wonders!
    xx

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  40. Amazing post love!:))
    Keep in touch xoxo

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  41. These really are useful tips! Thanks so much! That tip about making the pencil liner into a gel liner is just so creative!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  42. Great tips, thanks for sharing! ♥
    ps: you're so pretty!

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  43. Wow - loved reading these tips! Pretty much going to try them all - thanks so much for sharing! :)


    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

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  44. I need to try that tip of putting powder on your lashes, that's such a good idea! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  45. Great tips!!

    -Gaia
    http://sparklerage.blogspot.com

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  46. If you've ran out of gel or liquid eyeliner you can just dip your eyeliner brush into your mascara and hey presto new eyeliner!

    To create a super-easy smokey eye, draw a hashtag symbol right before the outer corner of your eye and then blend it out with the smudger at the other end of your eye liner.

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  47. Great Post & lovely Blog!♥
    I follow you now on GFC & Bloglovin, hope you follow back :-)
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  48. Very informative. Thanks for sharing! xx

    reallyliteral.blogspot.com

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  49. the lipstick trick is a gooden and I used to do the lighter eyeliner trick all the time - works wonders haha x

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  50. Such great ideas, I'll be sure to try out the powder and vaseline combo.

    xo
    www.simplysara.co.uk

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  51. Gotta try the eyebrow tip, thanks for sharing beauty !

    xx

    Iman || www.manigazer.com

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  52. the concealer tip is life changing! Looove your blog soo much :*

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  53. I have been doing my eye concealer wrong, haha cannot wait to try your way.

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  54. brilliant!!!!! i can't wait to try some of these!! xo

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