There are so many articles about Makeup Hacks, but only a few do justice to it, sometimes the hacks often require more work than just using makeup normally. Enough. Here’s a list of hacks that we recommend when you are in a beauty jam.
Use Lipstick as Blush.
Did you know the ingredients in a lot of lipsticks are similar to what is found in cream blushes? Rub a dot or two of lipstick into the apples of your cheeks for a rosy glow on-the-go. I usually try to make sure the lipstick isn’t too brown or too matte before I smear it on my cheeks. I recommend NarsLipstick.
Use Loose Matte Powder as Dry Shampoo.
I will admit to doing this way too many times. When in a pinch, Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Powder works perfectly as a (very expensive) dry shampoo. Because I’m blonde, it’s easier to disguise the white powder on my roots, but if you have darker hair, flip your head over and sprinkle powder on the underside of your roots for the same effect.
Use Mascara as Eyeliner.
Use a small brush to line your eyes with your mascara. If you don’t have a small brush, you can even (very carefully!) use the tip of the mascara applicator and smudge the line afterwards for a smokey look. Just make sure to take the stuff off with a great makeup remover. I recommend Maybelline Big Eyes Rebel Black Mascara.
Use Bronzer as Eye Shadow.
This is a great trick, especially in the summer. If your bronzer has any shimmer or highlighter in it, all the better. I love using Benefit Bronzer in Hula.
Use Concealer as Foundation.
If you use liquid or light cream concealer, mix a drop with your face lotion for a quick foundation substitute. I you don’t have lotion, liquid concealer can also be used as full coverage foundation. Smooth a thin layer over your skin and you’re ready to go. I’m guilty of using Nars Radiant Creamy Concealerto do this as recently as…yesterday.