7 Makeup Shortcuts You Need To Learn Now

Always look your prettiest thanks to these makeup tricks that will cut your prep time in half!
by Erin Torrejon   |  Jan 17, 2015
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Looking your absolute best with a little help from awesome makeup products doesn't always require as much time and effort as you think! There are actually all sorts of ways to cut down your makeup time and beauty products in half. In fact, there are a few tricks that you can easily do every day that will yield the same (or even better) results as the normal process or steps. So to help you look gorgeous without having to waste more time, we're sharing with you the best makeup shortcuts you definitely need to learn now! Just scroll down to find out what they are.

  1. Looking for a good base but don't have enough time to get ready in the morning? A tinted moisturizer with SPF is the perfect product for the girl on-the-go because you get to take care of your skin, light coverage, and sun protection too!
    nars tinted moisturizer

  2. Tinted moisturizer, NARS

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  3. Petroleum jelly isn't just an awesome lip moisturizer. You can also use it to remove makeup and it helps it making your lashes grow longer when you apply a light layer on them before going to sleep at night.
  4. Petroleum Jelly, Vaseline

  5. Want to have that healthy glow? You can use your sheer nude lip gloss by simply applying to the apples of your cheeks. Blend it well and it will instantly illuminat your skin and give that healthy glow look.
    tony moly
  6. Lip gloss, Tony Moly

  7. Want your lippie to last all day and night? Simply apply a light layer of your foundation on your lips before applying lipstick. It will serve as your primer while intensifying the color of your lipstick.
    covergirl foundation 
  8. Foundation, Covergirl

  9. Did you know that brown matte shadow isn't just perfect for your lids? You can also use it with a shadow brush to fill in any sparse areas of your brows! It'll cut the time it usually takes for you to search your kikay kit for your brow pen.
    brown shadow 
  10. Eyeshadow, Makeup Factory

  11. Don't own a highlighter? Don't worry because you can use your concealer for this! Simply make sure to use one that's two shades lighter than your skin and blend well.
    revlon concealer 
  12. Concealer, Revlon

  13. Get your lashes to curl more by heating your eyelash curler with your blow dryer for a few seconds before using it. This will surely lock in the curl and lift those lashes!
    eyelash curler 
  14. Eyelash curler, Makeup Factory


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Erin Torrejon
Former Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor
Resident fashion and beauty girl. I’m a health-nut who devotes cheat days to french fries and other glorious carbs. I live at the beach and I can talk about movies, music,  clothes, and my current beauty obsessions for hours on end. 
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