Every girl can benefit from a few clever beauty tricks that make life easier, whether it's a case of saving money, time or simply improving some techniques and getting better results. Here are a few genius makeup tips you should consider implementing in your beauty routine:

Create your custom lip plumper

If you have peppermint oil at hand, you can easily create your own lip plumper and avoid spending money on a store bought one. Simply add a few drops of peppermint oil to your favorite lip gloss and mix well. Keep in mind that peppermint oil can be quite irritating, so go easy at first, testing the mixture before adding more.

DIY lash “extensions”

Falsies can really amp up a look, but they can also be quite a hassle. If you're looking for an easier way, try this easy beauty trick: coat your lashes with mascara. Then, run a Q-tip dipped in baby powder/translucent powder across your lashes, focusing on the tips to create fuller lashes and then apply another coat of mascara. If you do decide to opt for false eyelashes, try applying the glue with the tip of a bobby pin, to be able to dispense the glue more evenly and precisely.

Eyelash Definition

Avoid mascara marks on your upper eyelid

Keeping a spoon near the upper eyelid while you apply mascara will eliminate any chances of smudging your skin since any excess will end up on the back of the spoon. If you need to declump your mascara, a clean toothbrush is one of the best tools for the purpose.

Use mascara as eyeliner

In a pinch, mascara can be used as an eyeliner, until you find the replacement you need. Simply sweep the eyeliner brush against the mascara wand to transfer color and then line the upper lash as usual.

Make fine hairs on the face less noticeable

Does foundation make the fine hairs on your face more visible? Then, you might want to adjust your makeup application techniques. Use this simple makeup trick: rather than blending the foundation in circles, try using a brush to apply it using downward strokes instead.

Foundaion Application

Combat shine

While blotting papers can work well for removing excess shine, an even better solution in a pinch can be to use hand sanitizer for the purpose. Dimethicone, a type of silicone contained in most hand sanitizers, can work as a primer which locks in moisture.

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