Beauty Lifestyle Tips

Tips|Makeup Hacks that have saved my life

It’s been quiet over here lately and I’ve been like so stressed. Last week, I came down with a fever but I am better now, just a little weak. I never got around to wishing you guys Happy Valentine and I know it’s way past time now but I hope you’re still showing love to the people around you and to yourself most importantly.

Personally, I enjoy doing make up but I would not say i’m a pro at it so this is just a quick post about the tips and tricks I use to make my intermediate and budget friendly make up look as good as the ‘pros’.

1. Use lighter shade foundation as a brow concealer

When highlighting my brows, I normally prefer to use foundation, one shade lighter than my skin tone. This is because it saves me the stress and time of trying to blend a overly light concealer under my brow.

I am definitely not a favorite of unblended concealer so I rather just use a foundation,  which is easier to blend in. This might cost a few more, but It’s absolutely worth it.

2. Use a blowdryer on dried up gels.

I prefer to use gels when drawing my eyeliner so this leads to me having lots of dried up gel containers in my makeup purse. I decided to research on a way to bring these gels back to life and I found out that heat helps in reviving them.

I saw to pop the gel liner in a microwave but I think that can easily cause it to break and I would have no control over the amount of heat. I decided to try with a hair dryer and it has worked perfectly for me every time.

Bonus– Add one or two drops of coconut oil before using the blow dryer. It gives the finished gel mixture a creamy texture. (See the rhyming there!)

3.Use a normal loose powder to set the face.

When I started highlighting and contouring, I thought I would never be able to get it right because of how expensive setting powders are. One day I decided to use my black opal loose powder and it set it as good as the pricey powders and since then my highlighting/contouring routine has been bomb!

4. For Natural looking brows/’No time brows’

These are the brows I draw for my everyday make up look. They take me less than 15 minutes. The major key to this is a cotton swab. It is used just the way you would use a concealer/foundation to clean off brow excesses.

To get an extra natural brow, I normally run the cotton swab over the brow a couple of times.

Bonus-I usually use a little bit of bronzer under the brow to sort of brighten that area and give the illusion that I concealed my brows. And also, you know, to get that glow!!!

What hacks do you guys use when putting on makeup? Do let me know in the comments section! Also Don’t forget to download my free Ebook by clicking the tab on the top right corner!

 

 

 

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Violette
    February 20, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Great tips! I love using highlighter too! Thanks for sharing!

    http://violettedaily.com

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      subieey
      February 21, 2017 at 10:39 AM

      Thank you Violette!

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    Ada
    February 20, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    Hi babe, I hope you are better now. I missed you I must say. Ild try these make up hacks. I guess they’d save me a lot of money http://www.adagirl.com.ng

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      subieey
      February 21, 2017 at 10:38 AM

      Thank you Ada, I’m feeling much better now. You should definitely try these tips!

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    Paola Lauretano
    February 20, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Such an interesting post, great tips!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

    • Reply
      subieey
      February 21, 2017 at 10:37 AM

      Thank you Paola!

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    Benita James
    February 20, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    I’m not really into makeup but I can relate to number 1. Thanks for sharing these tips.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    • Reply
      subieey
      February 21, 2017 at 10:36 AM

      Yes, using a lighter shade foundation as brow concealer has helped me immensely. I’m glad this post was useful dear!

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    Silvia
    February 20, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Me encantó el post, es super interesante
    http://www.elblogdesilvia.com

    • Reply
      subieey
      February 21, 2017 at 10:41 AM

      Gracias Silvia!

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    Julia Shkvo
    February 20, 2017 at 11:24 PM

    Great post, Dear!
    I’d be happy friendship blogs ♥
    Julia Shkvo

    • Reply
      subieey
      February 21, 2017 at 10:32 AM

      Thank you Julia. I’d be happy to be friends too!

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    Yasmin
    February 21, 2017 at 6:07 AM

    Lovely hacks! I am always filming hacks on my Youtube channel and my favourite beauty hack is definitely using olive oil or coconut oil as a makeup remover. It’s quick, cheap and easy to do. Another is to use a lip stain on your cheeks as a blush when you are rushing and need a 5 minute makeup look!

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

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      subieey
      February 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM

      Yes! I also love using coconut oil as a make up remover as it also moisturizes the skin while removing makeup. I am definitely going to try the lip stain as blush tip, Thank you for the tips girl!

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    Rina
    February 21, 2017 at 7:59 AM

    Thanks for the hacks! I need all the help I can get when it comes to makeup! I never thought to use a blowdryer on gel products. Thanks for the tip!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Reply
      subieey
      February 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM

      I’m glad the post is useful dear!

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    Alita Claudia
    February 21, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    I’ve always used lighter shade foundation to conceal my brow haha. Will def try out the other 4 tips! <3

    VVEEKEND 101

    • Reply
      subieey
      February 22, 2017 at 6:07 PM

      You definitely should!

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    Maria Jose Gomez
    February 21, 2017 at 7:02 PM

    great tips, thanks for sharing

    http://www.treschic.fashion

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    Jane
    February 22, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    I love these great tips! Thank you so much for sharing!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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    Sabrina
    February 22, 2017 at 11:26 PM

    Aww such great tips!! xoxo

    • Reply
      subieey
      February 24, 2017 at 11:27 AM

      I’m glad the post is helpful!

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    yuka
    February 22, 2017 at 11:43 PM

    great tips! I’m def going to try some of these!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • Reply
      subieey
      February 24, 2017 at 11:32 AM

      You should! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Rena
    February 23, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Thanks for this helpful post!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Reply
      subieey
      February 24, 2017 at 11:34 AM

      You’re welcome dear! I’m glad the post is helpful!

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    Julia Shkvo
    February 24, 2017 at 12:41 AM

    Wonderful post, dear!<3
    I will be glad friendship blogs ♥
    Julia Shkvo

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    Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris
    February 24, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Great post nice to read it!
    xx
    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

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    Lydia
    March 12, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    Nice hacks. I would try that of setting with a normal loose powder. Girl, what foundation do you use? I’m trying to up my make up game, but I have no idea on what to use.

    Ps : I shared a few productivity tips on the blog, you should totally check it out.

    http://www.lydiaschronicle.com

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    cornilleau sport 500m
    April 1, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    This is a really good read for me. Must agree that you are one of the coolest blogger I ever saw. Thanks for posting this useful information. This was just what I was on looking for. I’ll come back to this blog for sure!

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      subieey
      April 10, 2017 at 6:54 PM

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

  • Reply
    Cristi Gwynes
    April 20, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Thank you a lot for your time in writing this post.

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