5 Hacks Every Makeup Hater Needs for the Holidays
For the person who doesn’t know how to wear makeup — or just doesn’t want to take the time to put it on we sourced the best hacks from all over the INTERNETS, just for you! By the way, we may earn commission from links on this page, but we only recommend products we love. Promise!
1. For a super-simple smoky eye that
takes two seconds, close your eye and run a pointed shadow brush with shimmer shadow over both your top and bottom lash lines simultaneously. Open your eye and lightly blend the edges with the brush. This set from Ecotools will help gently blend for gently for a simple, subtle, smoky effect.
2. To make your eyes appear more open, swipe some blush across your eyelids and brow bones. (Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks too.) We like this one from Jane Iredale, in Barely Rose, and is light enough to give dimension but enhance your eyes.
3. To create a speedy smoky eye, dip your finger in a eye shadow and wipe it across your eyelid and right under your bottom lashes. A shimmery eye shadow, like this one from HAUS LABORATORIES . This technique is the perfect solution for anyone who has no idea how to apply a smoky eye. Simply swipe it over your eyelid, blend it in with your finger, or your new eye shadow brush and you’re set.
4. Skip eye makeup altogether and put on a bold lip color instead. You’ll be amazed at how this simple trick will instantly make you look like you actually put makeup on the rest of your face (even though you didn’t). Loving this Sparkle Lipstick in Burlesque or this High Gloss Lip Gloss in Thorn, both from HAUS LABORATORIES.
5. Concealer can be your brow’s Best Friend. To create the illusion of a higher arch, with an angled brush, gently line concealer underneath your arch and along your top line, then blend out and under. Do this after applying a brow filler to make your brows pop! Maybelline makes this really cool peel off Brow Tint that lasts up to 3 days, and to be honest is so cool. Glo Skin Beauty Oil Free Camouflage Concealer can be used easily with an angled brush, like this duo brush and mascara wand.