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7 Ridiculously Easy Makeup Tips That Will Simplify Your Life

Even if you suck at makeup.

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1. To fill in pores, keep your makeup on longer, and make oily skin look matte, apply your makeup in this order: Moisturizer, powder, liquid foundation.

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Watch Wayne Goss's video explaining why this foundation tip works — even though it's counterintuitive!

2. Find your skin's undertone so you can figure out what type of foundation you want to buy.

Most makeup lines have foundation specifically for warm (pink), cool (blue), and neutral (in between) undertones, and you should buy according to the kind that works for you. Read the full tutorial here.

3. If contouring takes too much time and effort for your everyday routine, try strobing highlighter on your face, instead.

It can give you a similar effect in half the time. Get the full how-to here.

4. Apply primer before you pat your eyeshadow on to make your shadow look brighter and last longer.

Then curl your lashes before you apply your mascara, to keep clumps of mascara off of your eyelash curler. Learn more about this order here.

5. Cut open your tubes of product to make sure you get every last drop of your money's worth.

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Cut open the tubes that you think are empty and put the rest of the product (that refused to come out of the tube) into a mini glass container. Read more here.

6. If you're having trouble doing your makeup without glasses on, get yourself a set of mini brushes to be able to get your face closer to the mirror.

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See a full tutorial here.

7. Switch the position of your hand while applying mascara to get different results.

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See details here.