Genius Beauty Tips Every Glamour Fairy Should Know

Posted on February 16 2018

These beauty hacks are great for anyone who loves makeup and wants to get the most out of their products. Our team of beauty professionals have put together a (shortlisted) list of the tricks every beauty queen should know about.

Here are our Top 10 Beauty Tips to master day to night looks:  

  • Match your Highlighter Formulation to your Foundation

  • If you’re wearing a liquid foundation, your highlighter should also be liquid in consistency. Powder foundations should be paired with powder highlighters. Having consistent formulations ensure a consistent finish without disrupting the base.

    If you’re looking, here is one of our favourite pairs:

    Foundation: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

    Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (now available in creme!)


  • Wait for your Eyelash Glue to be Tacky
  • When in a rush, we’ve all been guilty of applying our eyelashes before the glue is ready. Leaving the glue for 40-50 seconds before applying gives the glue enough time to dry and adhere better to your lash line. The result? Perfect lashes that will stay on all night!  

    Our favourite duo for natural looking lashes?

    Ardell Demi 120 and Lash Grip


  • Avoid Clumpy Lashes
  • To make sure you don’t end up with clumpy spider lashes, make sure you wipe off your excess mascara on a tissue before your first coat. This will ease the application and ensure the first coat (and every coat after that ;) ) goes on smoothly and separates and amplifies each individual lash. One of our favourite mascaras has to be the award-winning Mirenesse Supreme Secret Weapon 24hr mascara.

  • Fix Broken Eyeshadow
  • Cracked eyeshadow is one of our pet peeves, especially for the shades you just can’t get enough of. Here’s a tip that will save your life: To fix cracked eyeshadow quickly and effectively, simply add a few drops of rubbing alcohol in the eyeshadow pan and smooth it out with a spoon. Press it down with a tissue to absorb excess moisture and then wait for it to dry.

    Ready to use, good as new! While we’re at it, have you tried Beauty Creations Ruby Palette? All the staple colours, all the reasons to add it to your makeup collection.

  • Bronzer Application
  • We all want to look like sun kissed goddesses all year round but it can be confusing how and where to apply bronzer without looking like a muddy mess, or a little too bronze for your liking. For a natural glow, apply bronzer to the places that would naturally hit your face such as your forehead and cheeks. Just make sure to blend it out! Mirenesse Veil Bronzer is one of our top picks, for that natural glow.

  • Beautiful Brows
  • Full brows are the new black. But being too heavy handed with your brow liner can unintentionally cause the dreaded “sharpie” eyebrow look. To prevent this from happening, stand a little further away from the mirror when filling in your brows. This will allow you to get a better perspective of what your eyebrows actually look with your whole face. For brows that last all day long, don’t forget to finish with brow gel! Give it a go with our Garbo & Kelly Brow Perfection Pencil and Brow Gel

  • Liquid Lipstick
  • For those with thinner lips, applying liquid lippy with the provided doe foot applicator can be a challenge. Try using a small brush instead. It will allow you to control how much product you have and make the lines cleanier. Try mastering this with a neutral colour first, such as Lime Crime Matte Valentine Marshmallow


  • Pigmented Eyelids? Why Not?!  
  • If you want to intensify the pigment of your eyeshadow, simply dampen your brush by misting the bristles with finishing spray or water. Gerard Setting Spray is a great recommendation for this, as well as increasing the longevity of your entire makeup look.


  • Winging it- Perfect Eyeliner Every Time
  • (This is one of our favourite hacks.) If you have trouble free handing the perfect cat eye, try using the edge of a business card. Press it against your eye and use it as a guide for the ultimate straight flick. This technique works perfectly for lines with precise applicators such as Gerard Eternal Eyeliner.


  • Avoiding “Cakey” Foundation
  • Let’s face it… foundation that appears to be “cakey” is never ok. But how can you prevent it when certain foundations and skin types leave no other choice? Here’s a quick tip- apply foundation to the centre of your face and then blend out. This will allow for a more natural finish as it fades out along the edges of your face. One of our most recommended products has to be Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation by Becca.

    We hope these tips will change your life like it did ours.

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