Foundation: You think you must apply with a sponge or brush
Makeup blenders and foundation brushes have gotten more popular in recent years, but you can save time and money and use your digits instead. “I find being able to warm up the foundation in your hands and gently press and massage it into the face saves you from using too much and gives you a more naturally flawless look,” says Seattle area-based makeup artist Bethany Stout. These makeup tricks will help you fake a flawless complexion.
Mascara primer: You don’t let it dry
That is, if you’re even using a mascara primer at all. If your lashes aren’t quite as long and lush as you’d like, and you’ve tried several mascara brands, pick up a mascara primer. Primer is way more cost effective than lash growth serums and way less time-consuming than eyelash extensions, but can still provide dramatic results. Rather than quickly layering (as you would with mascara alone), let the primer dry completely before applying mascara. Apply primer, do your eyebrows or hair, and come back to your lashes. For a casual look, primer alone might suffice if it’s a brown or black tint. (We love Benefit’s They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer.) Check out these makeup tips for bringing out your eyes.