27 Must Know Makeup Tips from Beauty Bloggers

They hang out backstage at fashion shows, secretly email behind the scenes with makeup artists and hoard mascaras by the dozen in their vanities.  Beauty bloggers definitely know a few things about makeup and getting professional looks in just a few minutes!  Here are some of their favorite makeup tips!

  • Must Know Makeup Tips 1 of 26

    Everyone has heard the one about hitting your eye lash curler with the blow dryer to heat it up or using Preparation H on  your under eye bags.  But, not every makeup tip is so well known.  Some of your favorite beauty bloggers are sharing their best makeup tips!

  • A $3 brush that changes EVERYTHING 2 of 26

    "It's the e.l.f. Small Smudge Brush. And at only $3 a pop, I buy these by the dozen! Color code the handles with a stripe of nail polish and have one devoted to each liner/shadow shade (brown, black, green, etc.) The small dense bristles are also good for concealer and lip liner too." - Stef,we heart this

    ELF Studio Small Smudge Brush $3

  • Make Lipstick Application Simple! 3 of 26

    "Perfect your pout by exfoliating your lips before applying your favorite lipcolor. This makes the lips softer which makes lipstick easier to apply and prevents cracked dry lips. Simply whip up a homemade lip scrub with ingredients like olive and apply in a circular motion once a week."
    - Aprill, Glitter.Gloss.Garbage

  • Creaseproof Your Concealer 4 of 26

    "If your concealer tends to settle in your lines or creases as the day goes on, try this. Mix one part concealer with one part eye cream and blend together. Apply with a concealer brush for perfect coverage. Not only will the eye cream add some treatment to your makeup routine, it keeps the area extra hydrated so creasing is a thing of the past." - Teri, Beautiful Makeup Search

    Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer $29
    Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream $63

  • Fake a Sun Kissed Glow 5 of 26

    "If self tanner is not your thing and you want to add a little glow to your look, try a bronzer. There are a ton of great drugstore bronzers, so you can try this trick on the cheap. Use a blush brush and gently sweep bronzer on the tops of your cheekbones and across your nose. Blend it on top of the forehead and dab a bit on the chin. Think of where the sun hits you, and that is where you apply. "
    - Teri, Beautiful Makeup Search

    CoverGirl Queen Natural Hue Bronzer $6.99
    Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer $4.49
    Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder $13.95
    Pixi Bronze Bloom Trio $28

  • How to Fix Your Broken Powders 6 of 26

    "Has your favorite powder eyeshadow or blush dropped to the floor and broken to bits? Don't toss your product just yet! You can fix a broken powder shadow or blush. All you need is some rubbing alcohol and a little time to rescue and harden your shattered powder products. Simply wet the powder with the rubbing alcohol and tap it back into place. Once the alcohol dries your powder will be back to new!"
    - Christina, The Makeup Blogger

  • Get the Perfect Crease Every Time 7 of 26

    "One of the hardest things to master is correct crease shadow application. Tilting your head back while applying your making helps stretch out the surface of your eyelid allowing you to apply the details of your eyeshadow more carefully. When your head is tilted back you apply the color directly to the shadowed part of your brow bone which is the perfect location, rather than the actual crease. Applying your crease color too low can actually make your eyes appear smaller."
    - Kristie, Blushing Basics

  • Keep Your Makeup Organized To Save Time 8 of 26

    Knowing where all your cosmetics are will save you loads of time in the morning. Laying your makeup out or keeping it organized in an easy to access area will make doing a 5 minute face so easy. There will be no more fishing in makeup bags and drawers for the products. Try purchasing one of those desk supply organizers to sit on your vanity or sink to store all your makeup. Everything will have its place and you can see it all at one time. - Elvira, The Pink Sith Blog

    Try: Sherrieblossom Icebox ($365), as pictured at Blushing Noir.

  • Red Lip Trick 9 of 26

    "I love a red lip in the fall, but going bold isn't easy for everyone. Try a red lip pencil paired with a nude lip gloss to get a subtle red lip look. It's simple, and can be played up or down depending on how heavy handed you are with the pencil. It is also beautiful paired with a gold gloss, for a little extra sparkle."
    - Teri, Beautiful Makeup Search 

    L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipliner Pencil, Red/Wine $8.99
    CoverGirl Queen Collection Lip Gloss, Antique Gold $4.31

  • Super Matte Primer 10 of 26

    "Have you tried everything to mattify your face without success? Using milk of magnesia as a primer is a great insider secret. A light layer over your moisturizer will soak up any excess oil."
    - Christine, 15 Minute Beauty

    Phillips Milk of Magnesia $6.49

  • Long and Lush Lashes 11 of 26

    "I'm a fan of long and lush lashes, but I hate to use falsies! I get amazing lashes with only mascara by using 2 mascaras. Be sure to curl your lashes first, and use your lash comb in between layers of mascara. You'll love how it looks!"
    - Christine, 15 Minute Beauty

    Try: CoverGirl Flamed Out Mascara $5.99
    Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara $23

  • The Secret to Smudge-Proof Eye Makeup 12 of 26

    Do you have more makeup under your eyes than on them by the end of the day? Besides a good primer (a plus) and waterproof mascara (a must!) the secret is switching to an eye gel rather than a cream in the morning. Creams are great at night, but the moisture they leave behind provide a surface for your makeup to slide right on to! An oil free gel will serve you better for daytime.
    - Tyna, we heart this

  • Can’t Find a Lip Color That You Like? Blend ’em! 13 of 26

    "If you are budget-conscious beauty babe who loves nothing more than a fierce lip, chances are you always searching for the next awesome shade of lipstick or lipgloss. Save your pennies and combine your favorite lip shades to create a personalized and unique new look."
    - Brittany, Clumps of Mascara

    OCC Lip Tars $18

  • Set Your Makeup For Up to 16 Hours 14 of 26

    "Makeup setting sprays really do work! Not only can they set your makeup for 16 hours, they can make the skin look fresh, reduce shine and diminish fine lines."
    - Kelly, Gouldylox Reviews

    Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finish $29

  • Mix Your Own Under Eye Concealer 15 of 26

    "Take a dab of eye cream along with a drop of your favorite foundation and mix together on the back of your hand. Use a cotton swab to dot the mixture under the eye. Blend with fingertips and be amazed at the perfect coverage." - Teri, Beautiful Makeup Search

    CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation $9.35
    Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream $63

  • If You Can’t Beat Acne Then Conceal It Like a Pro 16 of 26

    "Concealing a pimple is not an easy task, especially when said pimple is the biggest zit ever. To conceal the pimple, you'll need to first pat on a moisturizer, and then Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. Stipple foundation over it to blend with the surrounding skin. Finally set it with some powder."
    - Kristie, Blushing Basics

  • Correctly Blend Your Eye Shadow 17 of 26

    Want to wear brighter eyeshadow colors but afraid of looking like a clown? I've got some great cheats for blending for you. After you apply your primer, apply a sheer, iridescent skintone eye shadow shade as a base to your crease and browbone. This will make it easier for your eyeshadows to blend together. You can also use a fiber optic pointed crease brush to apply your crease color, starting with a small amount of color and blending it out so that you don't overdo it.
    - Phyrra

  • Color Correction is Amazing 18 of 26

    "Color correction is something that many of us overlook, but when done correctly it can really help to create a flawless look without caking on products.  You'll need to take a good look at your under eye area and be honest with yourself. What color are those circles?  Mine are frequently red. You'll want to color correct with the color that is directly opposite on the color wheel, for me that means green.  Once you've picked your corrector, you should apply a light layer on just the area affected. Cover with a little foundation or concealer, you'll be surprised at how little you need!"

    -Christine, 15 Minute Beauty

    NYX Concealer in a Jar $5
    FACE Stockholm Corrective Concealer $26

  • Get a Perfect Line with Liquid Eye Liner 19 of 26

    "There are so many different kinds of eye liner, and it can be intimidating to chose which one is right for you. Don't shy away from a liquid liner, it can be just as easy as a pencil! Some liquid liners come with a brush, some with a fine tip. Liquid liner takes some practice but here's a tip: make tiny dots between your lashes and then just connect the dots!"
    - Cindy, Prime Beauty

  • Do Brows Baffle You? 20 of 26

    "Brush the hair of your eyebrows down before you apply your product and place them on your skin, not your hair. The product will adhere better and it won't clump in the hair. Plus, you'll be exposing the place were you should most concentrate the product, the top of your brows. Once you brush the hair back over the product you'll be left with natural looking brows."
    - Stef, we heart this

  • Flawless Foundation 21 of 26

    "As I've gotten a little older, I've noticed that my foundation is a little harder to apply. For flawless foundation application, I've adjusted my technique. I first dot my face with foundation where I'll be applying, then using a flat kabuki brush I stipple the area to evenly distribute the foundation. Next, I buff small circles with the same brush, and finally follow up with my Beauty Blender sponge. The result is flawless foundation that you can't see!"
    - Christine, 15 Minute Beauty

  • Reviving Pressed Powder 22 of 26

    "If a film starts covering your powders it's mostly from oils that have accumulated from the tools you've used whether it's fingers, brushes or powder puff. The powder stops being efficient after a while because of this hard film. The solution is to take a strip of clear packaging tape and press it down on the powder, rub your finger over the non-sticky part. When you lift the tape you'll have revived the powder so that it's no longer hard and you can use it again."
    - Marcia, Beauty Info Zone

  • Easier False Lash Application 23 of 26

    "If you have trouble with lash glue, or you're allergic to it (like I am), try using Fantabulash. I developed an allergy to lash glue, but I can wear false lashes again because this product, which is a lash adhesive tape!"
    - Phyrra

    Fantabulash $14

  • Preparing Lips for Lipstick 24 of 26

    "To make sure your lips are ready for your lip color do some prep work first. As one of your first steps in your makeup regime start with a lip primer like MAC Lip Conditioner. Leave it on the entire time you are putting on the rest of your makeup then wipe it off. This will soften your lips and leave them more supple looking and ready for your lipstick. It helps moisturize those fine lines so that your lipliner and lipstick glide on."
    - Marcia, Beauty Info Zone

    MAC Lip Conditioner $15

  • Perfect Contouring Product 25 of 26

    "That Summer foundation is now too dark? Use it to contour (the new Radiant Cream Compact Foundations from NARS are awesome for that)! The products will blend beautifully and your contouring will look natural."
    - Brooke, Blushing Noir

    NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation, $38

  • Tone Down a Lipgloss 26 of 26

    "Your fave Summer lip gloss is now too bold for Fall? Tone down your lippie by putting it over a matte nude. A gloss that is sheer enough can easily be toned down or changed by layering over another color."
    - Brooke, Blushing Noir

    Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick $6.39
    Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss $7.99

Read more from Christine on Babble and her blog, 15 Minute Beauty. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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