Makeup hacks we all need to know

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1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with a match or lighter
Hold your black, green, blue, basically any eye pencil, under a flame for literally one second, let it cool for 15 seconds, and then watch the consistency change . Finally, glide on your newly made gel liner for an instantly smudgier formula.
2. Add saline solution to a flaky mascara formula to rewet it againYou're only supposed to keep mascara for three months, because beyond that point, it can collect bacteria and lead to eye infections. But, if your mascara dries up within those three months fix it it with a couple drops of saline solution. Good as new, we sort of.
3.Blast your eyelash curler with a hair dryer to heat it up, so your lashes curl easier
Blowing hot air on your eyelash curler will help your lashes curl easier and stay curled longer; it works the same way heat changes the pattern of your hair and holds a curl with a curling iron. To do it, just hit the curler with your blow dryer until it heats up, wait until it cools a bit but is still warm (don't burn your eye off), and then curl your lashes like normal.I do this all the time as my eyelashes are so stubborn.
4.Dust on translucent powder in between coating on mascara to plump up your lashes.
The translucent powder helps grip the mascara in between coats, leaving you with fuller lashes. Or baby powder works just as fine. Apply mascara let it dry a bit then add some powder and then mascara again.
5.Apply eyelash glue to false lashes with the tip of a clean bobby pin.
Use the tip of a bobby pin to evenly disperse the glue along the base of your falsies. Helps avoid those oops moments of having glue squirt out and ruin your lashes. Then, wait a few seconds for the glue to get tacky and apply!
6.For long-lasting lip color, swipe on your shade, lay a tissue over your mouth, and then dust translucent powder over it to set the color.
This process may seem a but much, but the payoff is worth it. Not only does the translucent powder set a bold shade, like a dark red/burgundy, making it  long-wearing, but the tissue acts as a shield to your lip color, protecting it from lightening or losing it's color.
7.Mix loose pigments with a salve or petroleum jelly to make your own custom lip gloss.
If you have loose eyeshadow pigments that you're obsessed with and want to wear it as a lip shade, blend it with a little bit of a salve, like VMV Hypoallergenics Boo-Boo Balm, or petroleum jelly in a spoon and swipe it onto your lips.
8.Perfect your cupid's bow by drawing an "X" on your upper lip first as a guideline.
To make the cupid's bow part of your pout look perfect, the easiest and quickest way is to take a lip liner in the same shade as your lipstick and create an "X" at your cupid's bow. Then, apply your lipstick as you normally would and voila!
9. Blot your face in a pinch with a clean toilet seat cover.
Initially, yes, this sounds gross, but both blotting papers and toilet seat covers are made out of similar fabrics and will help sop up excess oil on your skin. So, if you're in a pinch and headed to the bathroom to freshen up anyway, grab one of these covers and pat it over your skin to decrease any excess oil on your face. originally saw this on the Tyra Show way back when and I have never forgotten it. :) cuz it works.

Let me know if any of you guys try soem of these tips/tricks. Have a great weekend. :)

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  1. Great hacks I love reading these. I am going to try the hairdryer on my curler because I have real problems with my lashes staying curled. Great post xox

  2. These are really cool! I'm defo going to try the gel eyeliner out :) xx