use a tissue to set your makeup. After you've applied your foundation, if you don't have powder, you can use a tissue to set your makeup and keep it in place. The fibers make it great for getting rid of any shine as well. Just separate the tissue in half and pull it apart, then blot the inside of it on your face.
mix a shinny eyeshadow with your foundation. For a luminous glow, mix a loose shinny eyeshadow into your foundation, apply it on your cheekbones, and blend in. This will give you a fresh, allover glow that is perfect for a holiday party or just healthy-looking and fresh skin in the winter months.
apply an orange pigment to any dark or muddy spots. To brighten up dull skin around your mouth or under your eyes, apply an orange pigment or cream with a brush around any darkness or muddiness (this works to hide a bit of dark upper lip hair, too). You can also mix a bit of orange lipstick into your foundation to help even out your skin.
use a cotton ball to apply blush. If your makeup brushes aren't within reach, opt for a cotton ball to apply blush. It will pick up the color and go on without streaking. Just lightly whisk the pad on the blush, smile, then apply it on the apples of your cheeks. (You can also use cotton balls for applying any powdered makeup, including pressed powder.)
exfoliate your lips with sugar and vaseline. To maintain your lip smoothness, you can exfoliate your lips with a mixture of sugar and Vaseline. It will help prevent chapped lips, enhance your lipstick, and make the color last longer.
mix eye shadow with vaseline or clear gloss. Mix your favourite eyeshadow with Vaseline or clear gloss to create your own custom lip color.
apply lipstick then blot with tissue. A great trick to make your red lips last all night is to first apply the lipstick, then separate a tissue and press the side with the most fiber onto your lip. This will soak up the oil from your lips and create a perfect canvas. Next, brush on translucent powder over the tissue paper to create a matte texture. This will prevent your lipstick from being too thick. Finally, take the tissue off and reapply the lip color.
line lips with a clear pencil. Line your lips with a clear pencil before applying a lip stain to get a perfectly defined placement. Because stains can often be drying (especially in the colder months when our skin is craving hydration), Hollis suggests dabbing a bit of Vaseline or lip balm over your lip stain.
use a credit card as a guide to perfect cat eye/eye liner. To achieve a perfectly even cat eye look, line from the inner corner of your eye until the middle with liquid liner. Then place a credit card on your face (be sure to cleanse it with an alcohol pad or hand sanitizer first) angled upward to the height of your desired cat eye. Then line the rest of the eye using the credit card as your guide.
wet eyeshadow with water. To make your eyeshadow pop even more and last all night, add a bit of water to it before brushing it on.
thinken lashes. To thicken your lashes apply 1st coat mascara then powder on top then the 2nd coat mascara and that should give you proper thick lashes.