If you didn’t know that Reddit is a treasure trove to all kinds of information, are you really a millennial? Did you know that you can get beauty hacks and tips from the platform as well? This Reddit thread has got you covered, and we’ve compiled the top tips for your easy perusal. So just get swipin’ already.
Putting hair scrunchies on your wrists when washing your face to prevent elbow drippage.
I don’t know if this counts but applying loose powder with a damp beauty blender has completely changed the game for me. It actually sets my foundation without applying too much powder and without drying my skin as a result!
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Makeup removal on the go
DIY makeup erasing pencil. Works same as e.l.f. one, if not better. Get refillable marker on amazon and fill it with your favourite (better not oily) makeup remover. I use micellar water and it works good. That’s it:) You can get these markers with different tips, I got extra fine for precision. No more screwed up cat eye. Also cleans up mascara on your lids and feathered lipstick. Good to use on the go.
edit: for these, who want to try it, it’s Montana Acrylic Empty Marker Extra Fine .7mm I’ve got from Amazon!
Using primer to fix eye make-up mistakes instead of remover. Doesn’t leave a mess of remover and leaves a primed surface for new attempts!
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Drying out breakouts
Hydrocolloid bandages for sucking the icky innards out of breakouts with absolutely no dried out craters the next day! I use them instead of Biore pore strips across my nose to make the little subcutaneous filaments less noticeable too.
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For a cohesive look
Use lipstick for cream blush.
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Add a drop of beauty oil to your foundation. Makes it look very glowy and natural without sacrificing coverage!
For the whole face
Do your brows first. It’s easier to get sharp crisp lines cleaning it up with foundation and a flat angle liner brush.
As a generalization, a cool and sometimes neutral toned contour is ALWAYS more flattering than a warm tone.
When doing your eye for a cut crease, sketch your crease and blend in small circles your transition shades, sharpen the inner and middle of the bottom of the crease with a flat angle liner brush and your lid shadows.
Baby powder is finely milled talc. 99% of most powders are made of talc. In a pinch or to save coins, baby powder is great to set under eyes. Individuals with dry skin may have varied results.
Nivea Men’s Post Shave balm is the cheapest most amazing face primer.
Light spritz of hairspray from 2-3ft all over the face for more waterproof long lasting makeup.
Use an eyebrow comb the small brush type ones, brush your mascara on it, then comb your lashes for non clumpy whispy lashes
Only lining the outer half of the bottom lids. Mascara gets the job done up top. I just can’t manage more than this lol but it looks good!
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