Our beauty routine is always evolving. Case in point: The hair crimper that used to be a part of our daily routine hasn’t seen the light of day in the past 10 years (there was that brief moment in 2016, but we won’t mention that), and our rollerball body glitter is tucked safely in the farthest back corner of our beauty drawer — hopefully for good. However, there are certain beauty tips we’ve picked up that we plan on making use of for years to come. These tricks have helped us look put-together (even if we’re freaking out internally) in the face of many a stressful beauty situation and we are forever indebted to them. Read on for the 20 beauty tips we think every woman, no matter your age, location or beauty style, should know.
2. Make any lipstick matte with loose powder and a tissue. The powder soaks up the shine and turns your favorite lipstick into a pretty matte shade.
3. Heat your eyelash curler with a blow dryer before using mascara for longer-lasting curl. We picked up this tip up and a few others — and trust us when we say it’s a game changer.
4. Scrub away flaky lips with a DIY lip scrub made of coconut oil and brown sugar. Exfoliated lips are key to flawless lipstick application, so this is a step you definitely shouldn’t skip. For best results, exfoliate your lips 2 to 3 times a week.
5. Hold a business card behind your lashes when applying mascara to prevent it from getting on your lids. The business card catches all the excess to ensure your mascara stays exactly where it should be.