Skip To Content

    15 Game-Changing Beauty Charts If You Suck At Makeup

    Makeup your ~mind~.

    Andrew Richard / BuzzFeed

    1. Layer skin care products in the right order for the perfect canvas.

    Overly dry or hydrated skin can drastically affect your makeup application. Dry skin can cause flaking and creasing once you apply powder. Hyper-hydrated skin can prevent foundation and concealer from *sticking*.

    2. To find your true foundation match, test it on your neck.

    Lauren Zaser / Alice Mongkongllite / Via

    Since your arm gets more exposure to the elements (which includes sunlight), your inner arm color can be drastically different from that of your face. Get more makeup tips here.

    3. Remember that color-correcting is your BFF when it comes to acne and hyperpigmentation.


    Apply your foundation or tinted moisturizer first, and then apply a color-correcting concealer.

    4. Pretend like you have your life together by perfectly concealing your dark circles.

    Facebook: buzzfeedtopknot

    If you have any other questions, see the color-correcting chart above.


    Facebook: buzzfeedtopknot

    Using the right brushes can literally change your life.

    6. And know that there's a whole separate set of makeup brushes JUST FOR EYE MAKEUP.

    An angled liner brush is also great for creating the perfect arch while filling in your brows with powder.

    7. Keep in mind which products expire quickly so that you can replace them in time.


    Super-old mascara can lead to very clumpy lashes.

    8. And also remember the ones that take a little longer to expire.


    Three years does NOT mean 30 years.

    9. Get acquainted with the different areas of your eye when it comes to ~makeup~. / Via

    Here are the terms you need to know:

    1. Inner corner

    2. Mid lid

    3. Outer corner or outer V

    4. Crease

    5. Lower brow bone

    6. Brow bone or highlight area

    7. Waterline

    8. Lower lash line

    9. Inner corner of lower lash line

    10. Apply eye makeup that enhances your eyes' natural shape.

    Make Kim K proud and contour that ish.

    11. To quickly brighten your eyes, apply a shimmery powder to the brow bone and the inner and outer corners of your eyes.

    Quickie contouring FTW.

    12. When you’re shaping your eyebrows, remember these three angles.

    Pink and Leopard Prints / Via

    Your brow should start in line with the end of your nose, arch about two-thirds of the way through the brow, and end in line with the outermost portion of your eye.

    13. Consider your face shape when applying blush.

    Because the ~apple~ of your cheek is unique.

    14. Use lip liner to play up your lips' best *features*.

    Laura Leigh Beauty / Via

    Want your mouth to look a little wider? Apply lip liner slightly outside the corners of your lip line. And always remember to hydrate lips before using product for the smoothest application ever.

    15. If you screw up your lipstick tip, just transfer it to a clean lip gloss pot.

    Did Quint / Via

    Use a small metal spatula or a small spoon to press and smooth the lipstick into the pot. Benefit's creaseless cream eyeshadow pots are great vessels for this trick.


    BuzzFeed / Via