11+ Beauty Hacks To Store In Your Makeup Bag For Later

Diply 25 Oct 2018

How do I create perfectly winged liner? Where should I be applying perfume so that is lasts all day? What's the best way to clean a Beauty Blender? The answers to these questions, and many others, are waiting for you below!

Well, what are you waiting for? Quit reading this intro and start filling your brain with all of these handy beauty hacks I found!

1. Before applying lipstick, it's important to sharpen the edges of your lips so that the product doesn't bleed into the creases around your mouth.

Kathleen Kamphausen | Cosmopolitan

Quite often, I use lip liner to sharpen my edges, but concealer is a great alternative.

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In fact, lining the outer edges of your mouth with concealer will make the lipstick pop way more than traditional lip liner would.

Kathleen Kamphausen | Cosmopolitan

No one wants red lipstick bleeding all over their face, so if you take anything away from this list of hacks, make sure it's this tip.

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2. Keep your Beauty Blender clean and in one piece by storing it in a plastic Easter egg.

Instagram | @brieisabelcarter

This trick is the perfect storage solution for travelling. Just make sure there are a few holes in the egg to allow for proper air flow.

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3. There's nothing worse than a perfect manicure that's started to grow out.

Kathleen Kamphausen | Cosmopolitan

If you want to put off that next salon appointment for as long as possible, add some glitter polish to the lower portion of your nails that has grown out a bit too much.

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4. Ever wonder how some people smell absolutely amazing at all times?

Hello Glow | Hello Glow

Chances are, they use a quality perfume and apply it to these areas! Give it a shot and see what happens.

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5. Don't let not owning a fan brush stand in the way of achieving that perfect highlight.

Instagram | @glamourdollsmakeup

Just slip a bobby pin across the bristles of a blush brush and call it a day.

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6. The first step toward mastering color correcting is learning the basics.

Musely | Musely

Keep this simple chart in your back pocket so you can reference it whenever you're unsure about correcting a specific color.

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7. If your makeup looks too good to mess up and you absolutely have to have a shower, take a page out of this clever Redditor's book.

Reddit | [deleted]

Throw on a pair of goggles to protect that fierce makeup from the water!

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8. Create Perfectly Winged Eyeliner

British Beauty Addict | British Beauty Addict

Some people are capable of free-handing winged eyeliner, but I am not one of them, lol. However, there is something I've been doing for the last few years that's allowed me to convince others that I'm a winged liner pro.

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Start by placing a small piece of tape under your eye and angling it toward the tip of your eyebrow.

British Beauty Addict | British Beauty Addict

Next, use either liquid or gel eyeliner to line your upper lashes, and then continue with it out towards the tape.

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When your remove the tape, you should be left with a clean, crisp wing!

British Beauty Addict | British Beauty Addict

If necessary, use a Q-Tip dipped in makeup remover to clean up any small mistakes, and then carry on with tight lining and mascara.

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Pretty cool, right?

British Beauty Addict | British Beauty Addict

Like I said, I've been using this hack for years and it's never let me down. So, if you've always dreamed of rocking a sassy cateye look, this trick can make that happen.

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9. No-Sink High Heel Shoes

YouTube | 5-Minute Crafts

If you want to wear heels to a special event but don't want to deal with the hassle of sinking into the ground as you're trying to walk, this hack will save the day.

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Start by covering the heels of your shoes with wax paper and slipping a second piece underneath them.

YouTube | 5-Minute Crafts

Heat up a glue gun, place the tip near the top of the wax paper, and let the glue drip down the heel until it forms a small puddle.

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Allow the hot glue to dry and then remove the wax paper from the heel.

YouTube | 5-Minute Crafts

Use a pair of scissors to trim off the excess paper and cover the glue with paint that matches the color of your shoes.

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Before you step onto grass or dirt, place the hot glue covers over each heel.

YouTube | 5-Minute Crafts

The circular base of each piece will prevent your high-heeled pumps from sinking into the ground!

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10. Perfect Lipstick, Every Time

YouTube | 5-Minute Crafts

Wearing colorful lipstick can be fun, but putting it on can be an absolute nightmare, especially if it isn't something you do on a regular basis.

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If you tend to wind up looking like a hot mess whenever you try to rock a red lip, give this simple trick a try.

YouTube | 5-Minute Crafts

Place a standard-sized Q-Tip in between your lips and use your teeth to keep it in place.

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Next, grab your favorite shade and begin to outline your top and bottom lip.

YouTube | 5-Minute Crafts

Once your outline is complete, fill in the rest of each lip and then remove the Q-Tip from your mouth.

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Voilà! Perfectly covered lips! 

YouTube | 5-Minute Crafts

Not only does the Q-Tip prevent you from getting lipstick all over your teeth, it also creates the perfect barrier between the outer corners of your mouth and the lipstick applicator.

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11. Another way to ensure your pretty lipstick won't end up on your teeth is to stick your index finger in your mouth right after application.

Good Housekeeping | Good Housekeeping

The excess product will end up on your finger, keeping those pearly whites free and clear of embarrassment.

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12. As someone who's had to deal with spilled nail polish before, I really wish I'd known about this hack sooner.

Reddit | folkov

Now, I'm not going to spill nail polish on purpose to make sure it works, but since I've seen something very similar done to wall paint spills in hardware stores, I don't see why it wouldn't get the job done.

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13. Bobby pins are essential for many hairstyles, but they're without a doubt the most annoying things to keep track of and store.

Reddit | Offthedangroof

Until now, that is. Why have I never thought to do this?!

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14. Rather than wasting money on a new set of Beauty Blenders, toss your old, makeup-covered ones in a cup and fill it with soapy water.

Twitter | @Jaycoko_

Set the cup in a microwave and nuke it in 15-second intervals for up to one minute. When the time is up, you should be left with blenders that look brand new.

PSA: Definitely be careful when giving this hack a try. The last thing you want is to end up with a bunch of melted blenders!

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