It’s not easy being a girl. While boys get to just brush their teeth and pull up their jeans (insert Levi’s commercial), we ladies have got a 1,000-step morning routine to put together … and that’s not even on a “dress up” kinda day. Being a beauty-loving gal is ALL sorts of fun, but having a few extra tricks up our sleeves never hurt! With tips straight from those who know best, we’ve made a list of our top 10 most remarkable and useful tricks to keep in mind day-to-day! Feast your eyes, ladies …
1. Dry Shampoo Fix
“Finding the right dry shampoo is like finding the right guy. Serving multiple purposes, a spray of this stuff will not only absorb oil buildup around your roots, but it’ll give your hair plenty of body and volume!” — Anna Wiles, hairstylist
2. Brows on Point
“Trace the underside of your brows with a pencil and use the line as your guide. Pencil hair-like strokes upwards from the guide and finish by gently brushing with a spoolie to make it look natural. Clean it up with a little concealer and you'll never have a bad brow day again. This move changes lives.” — Elyse Reneau, makeup artist
3. Best Blowdry
“When you’re doing a blowout on your hair with a round brush, you should rough dry your hair to about 75-80 percent first before using the brush. This will take out most of the moisture and make it quicker and easier to style.” — Rosie Shapiro, hair stylist
4. Perfectly Sculpted Cheekbones
“The quickest way to create cheekbones is to do your traditional foundation and then take a cream one two to three shades darker than your true face color and contour. Make stripes on your face around your temples, right under your jawline and then make a "fish face" by sucking in your cheeks, and where you are hollow apply that same foundation there. Then BLEND like a champ until it comes together as one.” — Elle Leary, makeup artist
5. Soft, Smooth Pout
“…Because dark lipstick is the shade of the season, and it’s not so forgiving when it comes to chapped lips, are we right?! Scrub your lips with sugar and coconut oil prior to applying bold lip color so that your lips are nice and hydrated and lipstick won’t crack!” — Allison O’Connor, makeup artist & esthetician
6. Never Skip SPF
“This may seem obvious, but some of you are still breaking the sun protection rule. No matter the season, no matter the weather conditions, you must wear an SPF of 30, daily. No skipping in the winter either because sunlight reflects off of the snow and can cause severe sun damage.” –Dr. Bruce Katz, dermatologist
7. Shampoo & Shine
“Concentrate on your scalp and roots when washing your hair because the shampoo will work its way through your ends when rinsing out. This way, you save time and shampoo! And for added shine, do a cold rinse in the shower or a great secret is rinsing hair with apple cider vinegar for MAJOR shine.” — Ashley Flaherty, hair stylist
8. Barely There Makeup
“If you’re having one of those days where you want to only have a little bit of makeup on and not the full-facial coverage that your foundation provides, create your own tinted moisturizer! Mix a small amount of your everyday foundation with your favorite moisturizer and viola — you’ve got yourself light coverage makeup.”— Jessy De Ortiz, makeup artist
9. White Liner Love
“Use white eyeliner as a highlighter right below your brow, shade in the white pencil and blend it out using a short blending brush. You can also use white eyeliner in your waterline to open up your eyes more and use it on the inner corner of your eye (the tear duct) to brighten up your eyes!” –Alana Dawn, makeup artist
10. Day to Night Smoky Eye
“A daytime smoky eye can be achieved by using a smoky eye shadow smudged around the eye, very close to the lash line. To keep it from looking harsh, only fill in your waterline. To take it from day to evening, add more of the shadow higher on the lid and underneath the bottom lash line. Then, use a pencil around the eye, on both your upper and lower lash line for more definition.” –Dell Ashley, YSL National Makeup ArtistWhat is your most remarkable beauty tip? Let us know in the comments below!
About the Author:Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.
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