Kylie Jenner's 11 Best Makeup Hacks That You Can Use Too
The secret to contouring and perfecting winged eyeliner included.
As if you hadn't noticed, when it comes to looking red carpet ready every day of the week, the Kardashians have it down. Leading the way in the makeup game is Kylie Jenner and while she might be the baby of the family, she's already the queen of the flawless selfie.
You don't have to have a full glam squad to nail her smokey eyed, highly contoured look either and since launching her app, Kylie's shared a whole load of makeup hacks that will help you DIY the look using top tricks she and her team of MUAs use every single day.
Here's 11 of her all time best, which will take you through every single step of your beauty routine from start to finish.
Hack #1 - Apply moisturiser with a brush
It feels amazing and is a super quick way to evenly distribute moisturiser across the face, particularly if you have dry skin. You can use a specialist face brush or any other oval brush with soft enough bristles not to damage skin.
Hack #2 - Put your illuminator on under your foundation for a more subtle glow
If you need something a little more daytime than a full strobe, apply a liquid highlighter before your foundation. Apply everywhere you would usually, so centre of the nose, your cupid’s bow, the point of your chin and the top of your cheekbones.
Hack #3 - Leave mascara mistakes to dry
Instead of dabbing any stray blobs of mascara when they are wet, leave them to dry. Then take a clear mascara brush or cotton bud and the dried mascara will simply brush away leaving no trace of residue.
Hack #4 - Get totally even winged eyeliner using tape
Just stick a small strip at the side of the eye with the angle you want for your eyeliner. Then use it as a template to draw your flick without the worry of messing up. Peel it off and VOILA, you’re done.
Hack #5 - For brow definition outline with concealer
Want those perfectly defined Kardashian brows? All you need to do is outline your finished brows with concealer and blend in. It’ll add a much clearer line around your brow and will act as a highlighter on the brow bone too.
Hack #6 - Use concealer to make lipstick last longer
While a layer of lip primer or balm will help lengthen the life of your lippy, Kylie prefers to use a layer of concealer. Coupled with a lip liner, it’ll make your lip colour last all day without drying out and looking chapped.
Hack #7 - Over line lips to make them look bigger
Way back before she got fillers, Kylie was over lining her lips to give them more of a pouty finish. Those of us who aren’t into needles can still do this – just add more around the cupid’s bow and around the bottom edge of the lip and fill in with colour.
Hack #8 - For even more depth, ombre the lip with two colours
To cheat the look of a bigger pout, Kylie also uses a darker shade on the right and left side of the lips, then adds colour a shade lighter in a cm wide area down the centre. Once blended they give the illusion of a greater pout.
Hack #9 - Use bronzer over contouring products for a more tanned finish
If you want to look a more golden finish, instead of blending your contour in with water, dip your brush in a cream bronzer to blend.
Hack #10 - Narrow your nose with contouring products
Contouring isn’t just for cheekbones and Kylie’s go-to makeup artist Hrush is all about using a darker shade of foundation in a thin line down each side of the nose to help narrow. Keep the line thin though as the more narrow that is, the more narrow your nose will look when you blend.
Hack #11 - To make pink toned blush pop, use an orange shade first
If your blush fades away into your face, try sweeping a more orange toned blush on first. Then layer over the pink and you’ll get a much stronger hit of colour.
- By Linds Foley.
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