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28 Makeup Charts That'll Make Your Life So Much Easier

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3. Also, here's how to actually clean all of those brushes. This is v. important.

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Grab either a professional cleanser or baby shampoo to get rid of old makeup and bacteria that's been chilling in your brushes. It's best to wash them about once every two weeks.

4. Maybe you're more of a sponge person. Here's how to clean those.

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When you realize that sponges literally soak up all of the makeup, face oils, and bacteria that go into them, you start to understand how necessary it is to clean them.

5. Concealers and color correctors come in all kinds of shades. This chart shows what they actually do.

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Concealer palettes often come with a range of different shades for specific purposes. This chart details exactly how to utilize each of those colors.


6. Knowing your undertone will help you find makeup colors that really suit you.

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Once you learn your undertone, you'll be way more prepared to choose makeup colors that work for you. For example, a red lipstick with warm undertones (orange or yellow) works best for warm skin tones, while red lipstick with cool undertones (blue or purple) works best on cool skin tones. It's science!


11. Contouring and highlighting really just takes some good placement.

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This may seem intimidating, but once you see where you should place a contour color versus where you should apply a highlighter, you'll be able to sleep at night. Just remember to blend.


15. If your powder makeup cracks, you can save it with rubbing alcohol.

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Put all of the little pieces of cracked makeup into your compact. Then, pour a few drops of rubbing alcohol into the tin and mix together with your finger. Let the compact dry overnight and it'll be ready for action come morning.

16. Before you apply lipstick, exfoliate your lips with this easy DIY scrub.

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Use your finger or a toothbrush to rub this mixture on your lips in tiny, circular motions for about 30 seconds. Then rinse it off with water and a tissue. Smoother lips means smoother lipstick, which makes everything look better.


17. Use this powder trick to make your lipstick last forever (or at least until you want to take it off at night).

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Apply the lipstick with a brush or straight from the tube. Blot, then cover your lips with a translucent powder, which soaks up the moisture of lipstick that can make it slide or bleed. Put on one more layer of lipstick to seal in the powder, and that stuff will not move.

18. Or, make use of your concealer and lip liner to make your lips look fuller.

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Use a lip liner one shade deeper than your natural color to line just outside of your lips. Fill the center with concealer, then apply lipstick on top, then lip gloss. Become one with your inner Kylie Jenner.


20. When you're shaping your eyebrows, keep in mind these three angles.

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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.

22. Or you could go the daily route with mascara. Here's how to make your lashes look extra long and thick.

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Heating up your eyelash curler with your blowdryer is like using a curling wand on your hair.

23. No matter how you do your lashes, first make sure you're using the right type of wand for what you want.

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In the end, if you want a few of these benefits, you can always use a few different wands for a mascara cocktail.


25. Winged eyeliner is a whole lot easier with this trick.

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To get the perfect flick in Step 1, hold your eyeliner diagonally on your face from the corner of your nostril up to the corner of your eye. Where the pencil hits your eye will be the perfect angle for you.

28. Finally, keep in mind it may be time to start tossing some of the products in your makeup bag.

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Using expired products means a higher risk of infection. No one needs that in their life.