It amazing what makeup can do, but our morning time is limited. And we don’t feel like spending a ton of time and effort on cosmetics when we should be planning our day. So, here are some tips to get the most out of your makeup routine with the least amount of time, effort and products.

Let’s start with organizing and then to quick get-ready tips.

Cut Down Your Stash:

Like most makeup enthusiasts, I’ve experimented here and there over the years. A new eyeshadow colour, a failed attempt at bright red lipstick – it’s easy to build up a small landfill of products in your own makeup bag. The first step in streamlining your routine? Get rid of everything you don’t use.

Keep Two Makeup Bags or Shelves:

I have two different storage boxes – one for my everyday makeup, which isn’t much and mainly has my coloured liners, blush and office wear highlighter and then there’s the box that has makeup I use when I’m trying to look fancy, which includes foundation, eyeshadow palettes, bronzer, highlighter and so on. This way, I don’t have to go through a bunch of products I don’t normally wear. For a person like me who has close to 90 eyeliners, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed and loose track of time. Cutting back on your products makes the whole process quicker. It’s like cleaning out your closets – the fewer options you have, the easier it is to make decisions.

Find Multipurpose Products:

Try to look for products that can play multiple roles, like BB and CC creams, which are supposed to act as moisturiser, foundation, primer and sometimes, anti-ageing cream. But beyond that, you can get creative with regular products. Cream blush can be used as lip gloss, mascara can be used as eyeliner – bring the wand to your lash line and gently rub. Bronzer can be used as eyeshadow.

Use a Basic, Universal Routine: If you don’t know where to start with makeup, or if you don’t know what to focus on, just use a basic, pre-planned routine. Here’s a 5-minute routine I follow in the morning while getting my breakfast ready and packing my lunch.

1- Prep skin with moisturiser that has SPF. I always use a tinted moisturiser, so I have primer, moisturiser, foundation all in one. (2 minutes)

2- Apply eyeliner (1 minute).

3- Put on blush (1 minute). I can never walk out of my house without a blush. I feel it defines your cheekbone structure.

4- Put on highlighter. I use a subtle highlighter; it just gives me a nice glow and helps me look fresh. (1 minute)

5- Apply a sheer gloss or lipstick to finish
(15 seconds).

Application Tips

. I use my fourth finger to apply concealer on the inner corner of my eye, bringing it halfway through my undereye to make my eyes pop.

. Before I found the stamp eyeliner, I would play connect-the-dots with my eyeliner. I would put 3 to 4 dots and then connect them with small strokes to get a perfect wing.

. I use highlighter to look very well-rested – on the highest point of my cheekbones, on inner corner and on the bridge of my nose.

. The triangle concealer trick: Draw a triangle under your eyes with concealer, then blend for a more even, fuller look.

Remember, makeup is an art that you will master over time.

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2017 has been pretty wild specially in beauty section. As much as there been new inventions and launches of beauty products, we have also seen bloggers getting creative by replacing their traditional Beauty Blender with the most unusual things. Be it bra inserts, condoms or even tomatoes.

Bizarre Beauty Blender Hack




Applying makeup with a Beauty Blender was a thing in the past.

Now, they’re using hard-boiled eggs to put on a full face of makeup.

egg-Beauty Blender

egg-Beauty Blender

PopLuxe is the one to be thanked for this trend, a beauty vlogger who recently launched a new series on his YouTube channel called “Project Object,” where he lets his viewers pick an item to use as a makeup blender.

And his viewers have so far picked an egg and a dildo. Yes, you read that right!

egg-Beauty Blender

According to him,a hard-boiled egg actually apples makeup really, really well. He also claims that even though it smells gross but egg’s cool texture against his skin feels refreshing.

Makeup artist Esther Gbudje has already tried it for her Instagram followers.

EGG BLENDING SPONGE I have seen loads of beauty hacks using different things as blending sponge like ?, kitchen scourer, pads even condoms (I would have loved to try that but I would have to answer loads of questions from hubby lol) so I took it a notch by using a HARD BOILED EGG ? Sienna had a filled day laughing so hard she said 'oh Mummy you are crazy and I love it' lol. Well anyway did it work YES it did, would I use it again hmmmm MAYBE . Would you try this hack? Yes or No. What you think? Let me know what other Instagram Beauty Hack you have tried and it actually worked for you. Do enjoy the video. Press Play my loves ?❤❤❤❤ ?Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran #houseofsienna #shimycatsmua #universodamaquiagem_oficial #undiscovered_muas #hudabeauty #wakeupandmakeup #peachyqueenblog #motd#tudoparachicas#strictlytutorials#likeforlike#sdeventsworld#followforfollow#fakeupfix#highlightandcontour#makeupvideoss#makeupartist #liveglam#1minutemakeup#tutorials#tutorial#makeupforbarbies#instagram#makeuptutorial#makeupdolls#ibeautybar#livetutorial#makeup#makeuptutorialsx0x @makeupforbarbies @buzzfeed #beautyqueens4ever

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Let’s see what they come up with next.


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When it comes to makeup, almost all of us plague with the same dilemma every day: it simply won’t stay on throughout the day. It’s either fading away, melting off or rubbing onto clothes. No matter if you — primer, powder or use a setting spray. You just can’t seem to win. That is, until this trend come across. YouTubers are trying out a new Korean beauty trend called Jamsu.

Jamsu, which literally translates to “submerge” or “dive,” is exactly what it sounds like — dunking your face in cold water to seal makeup onto your face.

We have to admit, the trend is little thrown off. I mean, dunking your face into a basin filled with water?! How is that supposed to work? While it is fairly skeptical, but it is so damn fascinating. It’s just intriguing, and we have to give them a whirl to see what all the hype is about.

So, you just dunk your face in water?

Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that.

After applying foundation and concealer, the a key ingredient that seals the deal is baby powder.

Baby Powder - Jamsu


Apply a very thick layer of baby powder on your face ( caution: it’s a lot messier), you are ready for the next step of dunking your face into cold water for 30 seconds.

What happened after?


After emerging from the freezing cold water, your face will be baby powder-free. The water will wash away every last speck of powder from the face, but your foundation will be still on perfectly (gasp!) even after patting the face dry. In fact, the foundation will look better than ever. Pores will nearly invisible and the complexion will look smooth and even toned. What?!


Continue to apply the rest of your makeup as you normally would and be ready head out into the world. Where your face will stay fresh through out. TRY IT!

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We would’n have any idea about contouring, if it weren’t for Kim Kardashian. So who’s better than herself to teach us the magical face slimming trick.

Step’s for mastering the Kardashian perfection:

Step #1: Get Primed

Large pores are such a bummer. To conceal, it’s important to start with a good primer; so that way foundation won’t accentuate pores.

Step #2: Even out your skin tone

Kardashian’s favorite drugstore foundation is the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. This foundation is a favorite among many makeup artists for its texture, great coverage, and wide range of shades. She applies it in circular motions all over her face.

Kardashian’s helpful foundation tip: “Don’t forget to carry your foundation down your neck.”

Step #3: Highlight

She takes a light tone powder down the bridge of your nose to highlight. To conceal the under eye and highlight cheekbones, she uses a damp Beautyblender and applies a highlighting concealer under her eyes in a V shape to make the cheekbones pop. Kardashian likes M.A.C. Studio Fix Concealer NC 20.

Step #4: Mattefy

Kardashian begins her contour process by brushing a matte bronzer down the sides of her nose. After that, with a contouring brush she contours the hollows of her cheekbones till the angle her of eye-brows and blends it by pushing in upward direction. She then sets her makeup with loose powder so she doesn’t lose all her hard work.

Step #5: Blush

Then she adds blush to the apples of her cheeks. And guess what? Kardashian uses Nars Blush in Orgasm just like rest of us. And to finish it all off, Kardashian applies the powder highlighter to the tops of her cheekbones.

Step #6: Lips

For lips, she starts off by lining them with a neutral pink lip liner and fills them in completely. With the help of a brush, she then apply a peach lipstick M.A.C. lipstick Cream Cup. She completes the look by adding lip gloss for the perfect pout.

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You’ve perfected a flawless base, swiped on that mascara and have your favorite lipstick on, ready to steal the day. Except, by the time you go through all the nature’s obstacles and reach your destination, you’ve got the real ‘I woke up like this’ face. The last thing you want to do is run to the powder room and see your lipstick half smeared off and your make-up fade away. These tips will ensure your makeup is sealed, sunshine or rain, until you’re ready to hit the sack.

1. Prep your skin

First things first, start with a clean slate. Cleanse your skin with a good quality cleanser. Make sure you remove all the excess oil and dirt. This is the most important one because nothing stands out on a dirty background. Let it dry for a minute or two and moisturize your skin gently.

2. Use a Primer!

A primer is like a good partner who hides or blurs your imperfections someone who acts as a shield for you. You feel me? Ok enough!
Using a primer will lock your makeup to your skin. It basically provides a smooth base for the makeup to settle and stay longer and also cover the pores making our skin look even.

3. Pick the right Products

While choosing your makeup essentials, be as careful as you are while choosing your life partner! 😛 Because the right one will go a long way and that too without giving any problems, LOL!
Jokes apart but the correct products ensure better coverage and are long lasting. Go for oil free foundations with SPF. Or if you are new to the makeup world, than do your research by reading different reviews and then invests!

4. Don’t just line your lip, fill it in

Instead of simply outlining your lips with your lip liner like you would normally, colour up the entire lip with the pencil before you glide on your lip colour. Also, applying your lipstick with a brush will help fill in the finer lines.

5. Make Setting spray your BFF

These are made to let makeup stay on the skin for a longer time and to prevent your makeup melt like an ice-cream. Set your makeup with a setting spray to help it last all day long. This should be the last step after you are done with your makeup and are all set to SLAY!

6. Skin Says: TOUCH ME NOT!

Umm yeah girls, what’s with the touching? Just go SnapChat to keep your hands busy but DO NOT TOUCH your skin after every five minutes, your makeup is safe and isn’t going anywhere. Constant touching will simply ruin it and not just that it will lead to ugly breakouts too and that’s the biggest nightmare for us girlies.

7. Keep a Makeup bag!

Better safe than sorry! Yes, this tiny bag packed with all the essentials can come to your rescue if in case there is a makeup meltdown emergency. Like a pressed powder, mascara, a lippie. The basics you know!

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Beautyblender Mistakes

Mistake #1

You only use it for your cream makeup.

Beautyblender is not just for concealer or foundation. It can be used for applying setting powder, which gives it more control on putting the product.

Mistake #2

Using the sponge dry.

Alright! You probably know this one but in case you didn’t read the instructions or catch a youtube tutorial, it works best when its wet (DUH!). It creates a more dewy finish.

Mistake #3

You are throwing away the package.

That plastic package is perfect for air-drying after cleaning it. So don’t throw it away.

Mistake #4

You are not cleaning it the right way.

Even if you clean your Beautyblender after each use but sometime you need to deep clean it.

Mistake #5

You store it the wrong way.

The last thing you want to do is to put wet sponge in your makeup bag. And don’t even think of putting it in a plastic bag! By putting it in a dark place without oxygen is a breeding ground for bacteria. GROSS! Store it in a mesh bag so it can breathe.


Mistake #6

You have no idea which one to purchase.


The Beautyblender is great for everyone but there are options. Here’s how to choose the best blender for you:

PINK (The Original Bb)

The OG blender is perfect for streak-free makeup application.

WHITE (The Pure Bb)


This blender is DYE-free so its great for sensitive skin and for applying skincare products.

BLACK (The Bb Pro)


Ideal for deeper colors and for applying bronzers and long wear makeup.

GREEN (The Micro-Mini)


The Micro-Mini gets into smaller areas easily like corners of your eyes and nose.

Mistake #7

You are not re-purposing them.

It’s recommended that you buy new Bb after every three months but you can use it longer for other things. Re-purpose your Bb and use it to remove stains on your clothes or for removing your nail polish.

Mistake #8

You are too aggressive when you wash it.

It’s just a sponge so be gentle or you can tear it. Apply the cleanser where it’s needed, pinch the product into the sponge and dab in water. Then roll it between you palms.

Mistake #9

You are not bouncing it.

Many Youtubers refers to it as “POUNCING SPONGE” (Pressing + Bouncing = POUNCING). Pouncing foundation helps to deposit the product on to your skin. Don’t Drag It!!!

Mistake #10

You are not using it to apply moisturizer.

Just like it apply makeup, you can press skincare gently into the skin. Its perfect for applying eye cream too as it doesn’t plug or tug at delicate skin.


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