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    People On Reddit Shared 18 Incredible Makeup Tricks That Are Honestly A+

    Aloe vera as primer?! WHOA.

    1. "Use primer to fix eye makeup mistakes instead of makeup remover. It leaves a primed surface for new attempts and makes less of a mess."

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    2. "Apply loose powder with a damp beauty blender. It actually sets foundation without without drying out your skin."

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    3. "Use a piece of card (or something similar) behind your lashes while putting on your mascara so you don't accidentally streak it onto yourself when applying."

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    4. "Use aloe vera gel as a primer. It's a bit weird, but it makes foundation application much nicer. It doesn't help with longevity, but it does make it smoother."


    5. "Heat your eyelash curler with the blow drier for a few seconds before using it. It holds the curl so much better."

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    6. "Use hairspray on a spoolie to calm down bushy eyebrows."

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    7. "Use eye primer on your nose so your foundation lasts longer, especially if you wear glasses or sunglasses. No more awkward smudge marks!"

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    8. "When I'm feeling lazy, I use an eyeliner pencil dipped in gel liner instead of a brush. It won't give you that precise wing, but it will give you the staying power of the gel liner."

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    9. "I always use eyeshadow for my brows. I don't see the use in getting eyebrow powder when there's perfectly good eyeshadow in exactly the right colors to use."

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    10. "It took me way too long to figure out that a pump of my daily moisturizer (like Cetaphil) plus a pump of foundation equals a DIY tinted moisturizer."

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    11. "Almost every mascara wand you use straight from the tube will be covered in WAY too much product. Wipe off the wand with a paper towel before applying it to your lashes. Yes, it is wasteful, but it makes such a difference!"

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    12. "My best hack is to use a tackle box as a makeup case. So many compartments! I travel a lot, so it's really easy to just pick up and go."

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    13. "When applying foundation, I always use downward motions (with brushes/sponges/whatever you use!) That way your light facial hair lies flat down."

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    14. "Use coconut oil to remove eye makeup. It makes my lashes super soft, full, and moisturizes the skin around my eyes as well."

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    15. "If your mascara is beginning to dry out, add a few drops of contact solution to the bottle and leave it for an hour. It will last longer."

    16. "Apply powder before foundation to make it last longer."

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    17. "At the end of brushing your teeth, rub the bristly end of your toothbrush over your lips to gently exfoliate, and then apply your favorite lip balm/lipstick."

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    18. "I'd read on Pinterest that Monistat (anti-chafing gel) works well as a makeup primer. I was tired of spending a fortune on name-brand primer, so I gave it a go and can confirm it works as well as (if not better than) the pricier stuff. Try it out!"

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    H/T r/MakeupAddiction