20 Makeup Tips & Tricks

by jomol on July 5, 2011 · 45 comments

20 Makeup Tips & Tricks

Hi Lovelies,

Here are just some makeup tips that I have found to be very useful over the years:

1. When applying your foundation, use some on your lips to cancel out your lip color. Any lip color you apply on your lips now will be truer to the actual color in the tube/container and will also last a lot longer. To avoid the dryness caused by the foundation, apply a lip balm first!
2. Continuing with lips, line your whole lips with a lipliner and then blot it. Go over your lips again with the liner and then apply your lipstick. This will ensure your lips have color for a lot longer than just applying a lipstick.

3. To get the sheen of a lipgloss without adding the stickiness, apply some highlighter powder on the middle parts of your upper and lower lips. This will help your lips shine.

4. To exfoliate dry and chapped lips, take a toothbrush dipped in Vaseline and “brush” your lips for 2-3 minutes. Wipe it off and apply Vaseline or a lip balm to soothe the area and make it super luscious. Don’t overdo the exfoliation. Just following this for a couple of nights a week should give you the smoothest softest lips ever!


5. For fuller lips, apply your lipgloss in a downward motion for a 3-d effect. Another trick for a Jolie-esque pout is to dab lipgloss only in the middle of your lower and upper lip!

angelina jolie

6. Use your loose eyeshadows or mineral blushes as glosses. Just mix with a clear gloss or Vaseline and you get newer shades of gloss in just a few seconds.

7. For fuller and thicker lashes, try applying Vaseline to your lashes every night.

8. For the illusion of bigger lashes, apply a second coat of mascara only to the outer lashes.

9. Snip your false lashes in half and use only on the outer half of your eye to give your eyes a big effect.

10. To heal a pimple quickly, apply 100% tea tree oil with a cotton swab on the pimple every few hours!

11. Another pimple tip: keep an eye drop handy for spots and pimples. It reduces pain, swelling and redness!

12. For people with long faces, apply blush just to the apples of your cheeks and do not drag it all the way to your temples. This will just elongate your face further. For round or wide faces, apply blush all the way to your temples to slim down your face.

13. For darker skin tones, try using a bronzer on your cheeks rather than a blusher. This gives a more natural look!

14. Apply your moisturizer when your face is slightly moist. This helps in locking the moisturizer better and keeps your face refreshed for a long time.

15. To make your nose appear smaller and sharper, apply a matte bronzing powder on the sides of your nose and then add highlighter or shimmery powder on the bridge of your nose for a sculpted effect.

before after

16. Natural yoghurt is one of the best natural therapies for a blemish free, smooth and clear complexion. Use it on your face for 20 minutes and rinse it off!

17. Dip your nails in vinegar for a few minutes before applying your nail paint. Vinegar helps in ensuring the paints last longer.

18. For stronger, shinier nails, dip them in olive oil for a few minutes twice a week.

19. Clean your makeup brushes and applicators as often as possible to reduce bacteria and oil.

20. Try applying makeup in natural light for a daytime look. It helps in making sure you don’t step out of the house with anything too OTT.

Also read :
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Ask IMBB Gang : Beach Makeup Tips
10 Things I Learnt From My 10 month Makeup Stint

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Thanks for sharing the makeup tips. They are explained so beautifully & very easy to put into practice as well.

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Tapaswini Swain July 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Thank you Thank you Thank you so so much Bhawana ! :puchhi: Each and every trick is very useful me book marking this and also sending all my friends !Lovely tips ! :yahoo: :thumbsup: :thanks:


Bhawana July 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

welcome taps 🙂


calicoaster July 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Awesome tips Bhawna!! 😀 😀 :waytogo:


Bhawana July 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm



Aashima July 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm

nice tips Bhawana 🙂


Bhawana July 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm



Shaili July 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm

so informative Bhawna 🙂 page saved 🙂


sim July 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

:thanks: :thanks: nice tips ………..will help a lot :waytogo:


Tapaswini Swain July 5, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Hey Sim, how are you??? Profile pic is soo cute !


Parinaaz July 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Bookmarking this page :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Bhawana July 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm

thanks everyone!!


shanaiia July 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Great tips Bhawna…and very easy to put into practice as well 🙂


monika July 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Great tips!!!


Nia July 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Good ones!!!!! Keep them coming! :yes:


kriti July 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm

really great tips :yes: :yes:


Ankita July 5, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Wonderful tips Bhawana..some these I use but some are new and really helpful!! Thanks 🙂


Bhawana July 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm

thx guys :))


neha July 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm

im gonna dip my finger nails in olive oil
just the couple of them which i use to open containers break again and again bhavs :wilt:
im gonna do it now itself :thumbsup:


Bhawana July 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm

it shud help a lot neha…my nails have become quite strong from regular dipping in olive oil 🙂


bhumika July 5, 2011 at 7:40 pm

nice tips bhawana..


Sukanya July 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Amazing tips Bhawana! poora paisa wasool types!! Love ya 4 dis savior kinda post! :puchhi:


Akshatha July 5, 2011 at 8:37 pm

This is my new mini-Bible. Tip #1 is the bestest because I have dark lips. 🙁
Thank you sooooo much. 🙂


Nupur July 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm

great tips bhawana :thanks: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:


Bhawana July 5, 2011 at 11:23 pm

nupur, sukanya, bhumika, akshatha…thx sweeties!


Akshi July 5, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I might sound strange to many but I don’t like Angelina Jolie’s pout :/ :/
Infact her lips look more swollen 😛 :toothygrin: :toothygrin:


lp July 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Very true, sometimes it looks sexy n all that, but mostly it looks painfully swollen!


lp July 5, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Why is Scarlett’s nose job before and after pic in this post? ?:) :struggle: :sidefrown: ……nice post Bhawana, very useful tips. Gonna try the Vinegar trick for making nail polish last longer :thanks: , never knew about that and has anyone used vaseline on their eyelashes? is that eye safe?


Bhawana July 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm

u can see the contouring effect on scarlett’s nose…this is the effect that can be achieved by contouring, highlighting without resorting to surgery:)
and i use vaseline every night on my eyelashes…it’s been about a month…no irritation at all (and my eyes are super sensitive) and my eyelashes do look fuller…. :happydance:


Bhawana July 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm

she seems to hv gone in for surgery but with the contouring trick, we dont need to…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


chandu July 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Such wonderful tips.. Thanks for posting :snicker:


Brinda July 6, 2011 at 12:23 am

Awesome tips! Thanks a lot!


Samantha July 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Thank you Bhawana! :yahoo:
And the thing about applying lip gloss downward really does make a difference. I’ve done this for years. 😀


Rentu July 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm

bookmarked it 😀


Aru December 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm

went through these tips again. 🙂 really good stuff.


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