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17 Easy Makeup Tips Every Beginner Should Know

Get that flawless face with minimal effort. The products in this post were updated in January 2018.

1. Buy fewer high-quality materials that can be used for multiple things.

2. To avoid cake-face makeup, use finishing spray to give your face an even, natural look.

3. Apply eyeshadow colors over a light, neutral base to make them stand out more.

4. Use eye primer before applying eyeliner and eyeshadow to prevent them from fading or smudging.

5. For flawless blending, clean a brush before moving onto a new product or area on your face. This way, you won't pack on more product than necessary.

6. If you feel like your concealer is too heavy, mix a little moisturizer (or sunscreen) to make it lighter.

7. Beautifully shaped brows immediately up your makeup game:

8. If you want to intensify eyeshadow colors, mix a little setting spray into the shade you want to use.

9. If your lip stain dries out your lips, add a drop of essential oil to create moisturizing lip stain.

10. Practice eyeliner with pens or brushes on paper.

11. Place a spoon or card under your eyes when applying mascara to avoid messing up your eyeliner or eyeshadow.

12. Follow this simple guide for this classic eyeshadow that'll go well with any look.

13. To make your lips fuller, try this easy trick of applying white eyeliner to the center of your lips.

14. If you want a certain lip color but don't have the lipstick, use eyeshadow and lip gloss.

15. Mix old pigments together to create some interesting eyeshadow shades.

16. If it's too hot and you're worried about melting mascara, lipstick, etc., go for a soft wash of color over your eyelids.

17. And of course, get some shut-eye.

But if you're human, sometimes that's just not possible:

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