7 Ridiculously Easy Makeup Ideas That Will Simplify Your Life

1. Cheat an eyeshadow crease by using the “dash and blend” trick.

Cheat an eyeshadow crease by using the "dash and blend" trick.

It’s basically connect the dots with eyeshadow. See the full tutorial at The Beauty Department.

Bonus trick: You can do the same thing with liquid liner and a cat eye.

Bonus trick: You can do the same thing with liquid liner and a cat eye.

Use a felt-tip liquid liner pen to dot your top lash line, then fill in the dots with liner and finish with a pointed cat eye flick.

You can watch the full tutorial from Deepicam here.

2. Make a DIY ~summer~ tinted moisturizer by mixing in 2-3 drops of foundation to your moisturizer with SPF.

Make a DIY ~summer~ tinted moisturizer by mixing in 2-3 drops of foundation to your moisturizer with SPF.

This way, you don’t have to buy a lighter coverage makeup for summer AND you’ll get sun protection. Win-win.

3. Learn about brush volume, aka how vigorously or gently an eyeshadow brush will blend a pigment, by practicing your brush skills on a flat surface before you apply makeup onto your eyes.

Learn about brush volume, aka how vigorously or gently an eyeshadow brush will blend a pigment, by practicing your brush skills on a flat surface before you apply makeup onto your eyes.

This tutorial is a great place to start (and make sure you read the tips, don’t just look at the pics).

4. Start drawing your under-eye concealer in a triangle instead of a crescent moon.

Start drawing your under-eye concealer in a triangle instead of a crescent moon.

Read more about why here.

5. Get rid of eyeshadow fallout without messing up your makeup by using concealer and a Q-tip.

Get rid of eyeshadow fallout without messing up your makeup by using concealer and a Q-tip.

Once your eye makeup is done, apply a few small dabs of concealer over any eyeshadow that’s fallen below your eyes and onto your face. Then, gently roll a Q-tip over the concealer to clean up the mess. If you need further coverage, you can apply a small amount of fresh foundation in the area with a brush.

Watch a full video tutorial on the technique here.

6. Use this face map to determine exactly where to apply bronzer, highlighter, and blush.

Use this face map to determine exactly where to apply bronzer, highlighter, and blush.

Get a more in-depth tutorial here.

7. Try using a makeup setting spray to keep your makeup from smudging, melting, or smearing all day long.

Try using a makeup setting spray to keep your makeup from smudging, melting, or smearing all day long.

This NYX Matte Finish spray is $7.60. Just spritz it onto your face after you’ve done your makeup and then keep your hands off of your face.

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