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    27 Tips And Tricks For Getting Your Makeup To Look The Best It Ever Has

    Beauty tips and tricks to bookmark immediately. The products in this post were updated in May 2018.

    1. Perfect your makeup in a magnifying mirror with LEDs that mimic natural daylight — it pivots 360° and suction cups right to your bathroom mirror.

    2. Map out where to put on concealer, foundation, and translucent powder for the best photo-ready makeup.

    3. Try a popular translucent rice powder to set your makeup for the whole day without cakiness.

    4. Set your under eye concealer and say goodbye to creases with a baking technique — press on a generous amount of setting powder, let it "cook" for a few minutes, and brush it off.

    5. Seamlessly blend all your products from foundation to concealer to eyeshadow with a set of brushes that have tightly-packed fibers for an airbrushed finish.

    6. Apply skin care and makeup in the right order for a flawless finish (and less wasted product) every time.

    7. Blend your lipliner through the inside of your lips to avoid that liner-with-no-lipstick look.

    8. Or if you're tired of buying a lip liner for every shade of lipstick you own, try a transparent universal liner to keep your lips on lock.

    9. Brush on translucent powder between layers of your favorite lipstick to help it last alllllll damn day.

    10. Perfect your pout by tracing the edges of your lips with a dab of concealer on an angled brush.

    11. Prime your lips with Tarte's lipsaver treatment that fills in lines, conditions lips, and helps your lipstick stick and last.

    12. Use a tweezer or eyebrow pencil to line up where your brows should start, arch, and end before filling them in for your best and most natural-looking forehead caterpillars ever.

    13. Try this conditioning primer both at night and underneath your makeup to help your eyebrow powder, pencil, or pomade last longer AND to help your brows grow in fuller.

    14. Layer eyelash primer under your mascara for long and clump-free lashes for days (it conditions to keep them healthier, too!).

    15. If you get that mascara smudge under your eye without fail, try this handy trick to stop it once and for all.

    16. Combat clumping and make reapplying mascara in the evening less of a mess with a set of eyelash combs.

    17. Dot your eyeliner, then connect the dots to make doing a cat eye with liquid liner so much easier.

    18. And erase any errant eyeliner or mascara marks with a remover pen for the most precise strokes.

    19. If your eyeliner isn't perfectly pigmented or turns splotchy, fill it in with a matching eye shadow for a bolder line.

    20. Tightline your eyelashes (that is, use a pencil or brush to line the spaces between hairs) to avoid having that annoying space between your liner and your lashes.

    21. Create a shadowy cat eye on monolids (that won't disappear into the crease); just move it up higher on your lid.

    22. Catch eyeshadow fallout or guide a perfect eyeliner wing with a pack of adhesive shadow shields; they stick right to your face and remove easily.

    23. Layer a white priming base under your eyeshadow to keep your pigments true to color.

    24. For a quick and effortless eyeshadow look, draw a hashtag in the outer corner of your eye with an eyeliner or shadow pencil and blend, blend, blend.

    25. Or try an eyeshadow quad with super-pigmented shades and a numbering system that makes doing a smoky eye easier than ever.

    26. Fully remove one pigment from your brush before applying another; just wipe it on this brush-cleaning sponge so your eye makeup is blended without errant marks.

    27. And finish off your whole look with a cult-favorite setting spray with a lot of staying power for not a lot of money.

    So. Soothing.

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