Beauty Tips that I Swear By | Life Changing Hacks!

by Angie <3

As an avid makeup lover for many years, I’ve definitely had my fair share of makeup fails and successes. I’ve tried many products in different ways, and throughout the years, I’ve found some beauty tips that completely changed the way that I apply my makeup!

Beauty Tips I Swear By

The beauty of makeup, at least one of them, is that it is an ever-evolving field of discovery with no rules (deep, I know!). Every time that I apply makeup, I tweak my routine a little and get a totally huge payoff that makes a world of a difference. Makeup has no rules, there is no set way to do a particular step, and there is always new things to discover and try out!

These beauty tips below that I’m about to share with you guys are makeup hacks (beauty tips) that make a world of a difference for me, at this precise moment; who knows if I won’t find another makeup hack tomorrow? 🙂 Are you ready? Let’s get into it!

1) Beauty Tips for Flawless Foundation & Lashes: Primer (Face AND Lashes)

As I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog, I used to be super wary and skeptical when it came to primer. I didn’t want to waste money on yet another product that might just be useless. However, after I used face primer for the first time, the rest was absolute history! I used primer as a way to really make sure that my foundation sets in and lays perfectly on top of my skin, fill in my pores, and to also make my makeup last all day!

Since I have oily skin, my favorite primer BY FAR for the past few months has been the ELF Matte Putty Primer. Honestly, that product is such a heaven sent that at this point, my back-ups have their own back-ups! Click here to read my full review of the ELF Matte Putty Primer!

Another makeup hack (beauty tips) that totally changed the game for me is Eyelash Primer. If you love having long, voluminous, all-day lasting, natural lashes, you NEED eyelash primer! Eyelash primer basically has the same premise as a primer that you would use for your face. It just preps your , and it adds another layer of honestly, pure perfection. Ever since I started to use lash primer, I’ve never went back. And if you’re worried about the tint of the primer, don’t worry about it, it goes away the second you apply mascara on top! My favorite Lash Primers are the Essence Volume Booster Lash Primer and the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer! Both are absolutely GORGEOUS and game-changing to your mascara routine!

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One of my favorite lash primers!
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Another one of my all time favorite Eyelash Primers!

2) Beauty Tips for Smooth Skin (Under Makeup or On its Own!): Exfoliation

Beauty tips that have really changed the makeup game for me surrounds skin care. I know, skin care is all the rage right now, but it honestly is worth all of the hype that it gets. Skin care, in my opinion, is just as important as your actual makeup because it makes it look SO much better! When you take care of your skin and prep it, your makeup lays down so much nicer on top and the overall look is a lot more natural and seamless.

Although there are many steps in skin care that I think are necessary, one of my top favorite beauty tips when it comes to my routine is using an exfoliator. Exfoliator’s really smooth out my skin, un-clog my pores, and make my skin feel super smooth. I typically exfoliate with a gentle one every evening, and when my skin is feeling super congested I use a stronger one about once or twice a week to get super smooth and clean skin. My favorite daily exfoliator is the Biore Charcoal Acne Scrub, and my favorite once a week deep exfoliator is The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. Both of those products are equally as amazing and really have upped my makeup-game tremendously!!

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My Current Favorite Daily Exfoliator!
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My Current Favorite Deep Exfoliator that I use about once a week!

3) Beauty Tips to Have Flawless Makeup on Your Nose: Nose Strips

I don’t know about you, but one of the top issues that I tend to have with my foundation is that it just doesn’t look as flawless as I would like on my nose. I’ve tried everything; powder before, less foundation, more foundation, different beauty tools, you name it. Nothing really worked as great as the makeup hack (beauty tips) that I’m about to share with you.

What was this super easy fix to all of my worries? Nose strips!! How so? Let me explain! When you use a nose strip, it basically strips away any blackheads that you may have on your nose that you might not even know that are there. After it works its magic, your nose is super smooth and it doesn’t really have much texture to it. So, when it comes time to apply your nose makeup, it goes on super smooth and your foundation literally just melts into your skin and blends with no problems!

Plus, nose strips are perfect for a day of self-care pampering! I like to use them a few times a week, or when I feel like I notice I have some blackheads or texture. My favorite strips to use are the Biore Charcoal Deep Cleansing Nose Strips!

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Biore Charcoal Deep Cleansing Nose Strips

I hope that you enjoyed my beauty tips that I have really helped me change the way my makeup looks, feels, and applies! Have you ever tried any of these products? Do you have any makeup hacks (beauty tips) that are game-changing? Let’s talk below! <3

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Sally Underwood June 14, 2020 - 2:47 pm

I’m so with you about skincare being the key to great makeup!

Angie <3 June 20, 2020 - 9:24 pm

Hey Sally! Thank you so much for commenting on this post <3 I TOTALLY AGREE! It truly brings out the best potential of many makeup products. We need to spread the word :)


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