20 Makeup Tips and Tricks to Enhance Your Beauty

Here are 20 makeup tips and tricks because, let’s face it, we women are vain creatures. Looking our best makes us feel good. Often times, how we look can make or break our day. Most of us may never be fortunate enough to have a private makeup artist to help enhance our beauty. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to give you that look right from your own home.

20 Makeup Tips and Tricks

20 Makeup Tips and Tricks

Here are 20 makeup tips and tricks to get started.

1. Do you want to look a little more awake? Try this trick when adding eyeliner, slightly extend the eyeliner up and out at the corner, just a little bit.

2. They say opposites attract, and that is true even when it comes to makeup. If you are using heavy eye makeup, then combine it with a nude or light shade of lip cover. If you are using light eye makeup, do the opposite by pairing with a darker lip cover.

3. Would you like to give your lips a little lift? Try applying a little shimmer or white eyeliner to the Cupids bow, or the indent on your upper lip. This will help make your lips look a little larger.

4. Another way to create larger looking lips is by applying lip gloss in downward strokes. This creates a 3D looking effect.

5. If your powdered blush contains some shimmer, you do not have to add extra highlighter to your cheeks.

6. You can emphasize close-set eyes by applying makeup on the outer corners of the eyes. Or, if you have wide-set eyes you can emphasize them by applying makeup to the inner corners.

7. Add contour by using matte face powder or eye shadow that is two shades darker than your skin. This will not work with a bronzer or shimmery types of powder.

8. You can give your face a bit of a ‘lift’ by only applying blush in an upwards motion above the cheek bone, and not on the apple.

9. Try using some light pink or coral lipstick as a base on the eyelid to warm up your eye shadow.

10. Would you like a thinner looking nose? Try allowing your eyebrows grow in closer together or penciling them in closer.

11. When you are tired, you can create brighter eyes by applying nude or white eyeliner.

12. To create the effect of having eyelashes look more full, apply black eyeliner to the upper lash line.

13. Do you want to your blush to last all day? Then use a cream based color stick, then apply your favorite color blush to set it. This method locks in your color.

14. Exfoliate your lips on a regular basis to avoid lipstick cracks or lumps after only a short while. You can create your own lip exfoliant by using a combination of sugar and honey. Then simply use a toothbrush with water or a soft bristle toothbrush to exfoliate. Top them off with Vaseline and then you are good to go!

15. Only apply foundation or tinted moisturizer to the parts of your face that need it. If you are using the right shade, people will not notice that it is not applied all over.

16. To get a younger look, leave less of an arch when filling in your eyebrows. If you want to appear older, then leave more of an arch!

17. If you prefer not using heavy foundation, you can mix it with a little moisturizer for a sheer, fresh look.

18. Aloe Vera can be used as a primer to foundation, plus it will supply the skin with much needed nutrients.

19. You can use concealer to cover blemishes and pimples. Be sure to apply it with a brush and use quick, short motions. The brush bristles can reach those tight places where your fingertips cannot.

20. When choosing foundations and tinted moisturizers, select ones that one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone. If you chose tones that are lighter, it will highlight all of your wrinkles.

That is it…twenty simple, easy and inexpensive ways to look your best day and night.

About the Author

A Mommy blogger who loves working from home while raising her 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old boy/girl twins with her husband. I have a passion for learning and enjoy anything having to do with the technical side of blogging. I am also always working on self-improvement and being the best mom I can to my children. I am also a bit of a coffee addict! ❤


  1. There are some great tips there. I don’t wear make up much any more. The goats don’t care what I look like as long as I bring them grain!

  2. Great tips. I love using a foundation that is a little darker. It gives me a healthy glow and helps hide the imperfections.

  3. I love these tips! I pinned, hoping I can remember a few.

  4. Ruth Hill says:

    These are some amazing tips. Thanks for sharing!

  5. LOVE these great tips and tricks 🙂 will have to try them out!

  6. Sitting here and taking notes – Thank You

  7. Great tips! I love using coral color lipstick as the base on my eyelid, it looks so good on any skin, especially those who got fair ones.

  8. I took notes of everything written here. I can’t wait to try them out! Thanks

  9. Impossible not to read your articles, really everything you say has consistency and whenever I have time I give a read in your articles, because they are really very good. Congratulations.


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