Taking an unconventional approach to makeup can help you out in a lot of situations, when you’re pressed for time and don’t have what you need to finish your look. Try these simple tricks to improve and experiment with your makeup and beauty routine.

Try these unconventional makeup tips for a different approach to your beauty and makeup products. With a little imagination, you can use them to improve your looks and find your own special tricks for the perfect makeup.

Shrink Your Pores Before Applying Makeup

A little ice can go a long way whether you want to shrink your pores or reduce inflammation before putting your makeup on. Wrap an ice cube in a paper towel and gently press it against the problem areas or simply massage your whole face with it. 

Close Up Large Pores With Ice

It can soothe your skin and reduce redness, while also reducing the risk of clogged pores.

Try Chafing Gel as a Primer

The active ingredient in most chafing gels is Dimethicone, which is also used in many primers. When you’re using a little chafing gel, you can be sure that not only will your makeup stay put, but your skin will also be moisturized and soft for longer thanks to one of the really unconventional makeup tips. It’s also much cheaper than a good brand of primer, so give it a try.

Mix Concealer and Moisturizer

When you’re dealing with really dry skin, that can also get flaky, you simply can’t risk putting on makeup without the right base. Even if you’ve moisturized thoroughly, you can also mix in moisturizer as you apply your concealer. This will not only make sure you skin doesn’t dry out, but it also helps keep the makeup in place for longer.

Use Eyeliner Differently

If you want an exotic look that’s not too out there, try applying eyeliner differently. Instead of going for the full outline around your eyes, separate the upper and lower lines by leaving a gap at the inner and outer corners of your eyes. This trick can make your eyes look bigger, depending on the space you leave between the two lines.

Make Lipstick Using Eyeshadow

Create Your Own Lip Color

Unconventional makeup tips allow you the freedom to really express your personality in your makeup. If you want a bold lip color for a special occasion, you don’t have to waste time hunting down the perfect lipstick. Simply choose the ideal color for an eyeshadow. Apply it on your lips over a hydrating lip balm and finish your look with clear lip gloss.

Heat Your Lash Curler

Getting the perfect curl in your eyelashes can make your eyes look bigger and more romantic. Using an eyelash curler doesn’t always get the results you want fast. Open your eyes with one of the simplest unconventional makeup tips and simply heat your lash curler with your blow dryer for a few seconds. You don’t want it too hot, just enough that it will make your lashes curl perfectly.

Get the Wet Brows Look Without Brow Gel

Another great use for clear lip gloss is when you want the wet brows look. If you’re out of eyebrow gel, use one of the best unconventional makeup tips and use the lip gloss to finish your look after you’ve brushed and shaped your eyebrows perfectly.

Make Your Own Colored Eyeliner

Create Your Own Eyeliner

Just like you can customize the perfect color for your lips, you can also create eyeliner using only eyeshadow and transparent lip gloss. You’ll need two thin brushes: one to apply a line of clear lip gloss and the second to add the eyeshadow on top. Get exotic looks with a one time eyeliner in any shade you want.

Make Eyeliner Last

If you’re having trouble making your eyeliner last on your waterline, a few drops of Visine are the easy solution. Get your liner brush moist with a few drops of it before applying either powder or gel eyeliner to really make it last.

Apply Mascara Flawlessly

Using a fan brush vertically, instead of its usual horizontal position, is one of the unconventional makeup tips that allows you to apply mascara better. With a clump-free finish, this process can take a lot longer than usual, but it’s worth it for the extra length. When you’re pressed for time, simply use this trick on the eyelashes at the outer corners of your eyes after applying mascara with its regular wand.

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