10 Quick Beauty Tips To Give Yourself A Complete Makeover

The ultimate beauty hacks to glam yourself up at home without breaking the bank

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Getting some new makeup products is not enough to give yourself a makeover. Also, applying makeup all the time to look good might be a tedious task for many people. It gets even more difficult when you have to do the grooming all by yourself. Therefore, you need to learn how to give yourself a makeover the right way. If you are not sure about the process, we have provided a step-by-step guide on how to get the perfect makeover in this article. Read further to know more!

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  • Scrubbing Promotes Collagen Production: Scrubbing Promotes Collagen Production Scrubbing helps maintain skin elasticity and youthfulness by promoting collagen production.
  • Foundation For Oily Skin: Scrubbing Promotes Collagen Production Opt for powder foundations if you have oily skin, as they help absorb excess sebum and reduce the greasy appearance.
  • Eyeshadow For Vibrant Eyes: Scrubbing Promotes Collagen Production Choosing an eyeshadow color opposite to your eye color creates a contrast and makes your eyes pop.
  • Groom Your Eyebrows: Scrubbing Promotes Collagen Production Define your eyebrows with a brow pencil to fill in sparse areas and shape your brows for an enhanced look.

How to do Self Makeup

Here I share with you 10 Self makeup tips which you can follow for best results.

Tip #1: Sharp eye and lip liners

To get super sharp liners, you have to freeze them in a refrigerator. Place your liners in the refrigerator in the morning if you are planning to go for an evening party. Sharpen the liners before applying the makeup and you’ll get the best results ever.

Tip # 2: Always scrub

Women using face scrub is essential step for a makeover
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Be mindful of little self-care details. Exfoliating your face is important. When you don’t scrub your face, the dry and dead skin makes your face look dull and dark. So scrubbing is necessary for a perfect look.

  • Just mix baking soda and water in equal quantities and stir it well.
  • After mixing, apply it on your face and rub it into your skin gently for up to 3 to 4 minutes and then wash it with clean water.
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You can also use rose water instead of regular water to make your skin blemish-free and clear.

Tip #3: A Foundation is all you need

For getting a fair skin tone, we use “Foundation” as the base layer of makeup. But when done poorly, it looks too cakey and uneven. So it is essential that you apply this perfectly so that it appears invisible. Don’t make the mistake of not blending the foundation down the neck and out on the ears. This could make you look like a clown.

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Always prepare your skin before applying foundation by applying a moisturizer and a primer first. These help make your skin look smooth and poreless.

Tip #4: Get Set Blush

Radiant women using blush for makeover
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Most of us think that Blush is a powdered makeup which adds color to the cheeks, but it does more than this. It shadows and contours the cheekbones. If badly applied, blush gives us some sort of an 80s look and not in a good way.

Smitha Deepak, a YouTuber, applies tint as blush in her everyday makeup. She believes it adds color to her face and freshens up her entire look. She also applies a little blush on the center of her nose, saying, “I also like to add just a little bit in the center of my nose that gives a very natural, sunburnt look (i).”

Tip #5: The Eyeconic Eyes

Beautiful and minimalist eye-makeup with eyeliner
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My sister jokes about certain women saying their eyes look like “shutter doors” as they apply lots of eye shadow. The biggest mistake is that they mess up their makeup with an overdose of eyeliner, using it on the top and bottom lash line till it shrinks the eye. If you have some bold and very dark eyeliners, use them for night time occasions, this gives you a pretty appearance, improves your self-esteem, and lifts your confidence. These shades are not meant for use during the day!

Tip # 6: Be Smart with Mascara

Everyone likes waterproof mascara, I too love it. But I struggle too much while removing it. So I always apply a first coat with regular mascara, then above this I apply the waterproof one. Using it in this style helps the waterproof mascara to lock onto the other mascara instead of the eye lashes and it is easy to remove.

Smitha likes to use transparent mascara to lift her eyelashes and make her eyes look brighter. She said, “Nice thing about transparent mascara is while it gives you that lash lift, it also looks very natural and even if it smudges you can’t tell because it is transparent.”

Tip #7: Slides smoothly

If you want to make your lips appear stunningly fresh, then scrub them so that the lip color slides smoothly without caking. Use a toothbrush and rub it over your lips to take off the damaged skin, you can also use a hard cloth towel for this. (Don’t do it many times in a day, it will torture your lips)

Tip #8: Stunning Lips

Woman choosing the right lip color for a great makeover
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Lip shades in bright colors like pink and orange draw more attention to your lips and can look tacky. A shiny gloss gives a bold effect so you can use them for dim-light occasions like holidays and night parties. While applying lipstick, you must choose a bit darker shade than the natural color of your lips, this gives a realistic effect to your lip.

Tip # 9: Luminous is perfect

Everyone has their own natural face shadow. For looking fairer, you should brighten the natural shadow. It is very easy, stand in front of a mirror and smile – you will see the dark areas under your bottom lip or at the corners of your eyes. To cover these areas, just take an eye shadow with a white shade and blend it in with your fingers.

Tip #10: Soft touch

Women using ring finger to apply makeup gently
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When blending or applying foundation, we usually use makeup brushes. But the skin of your face is delicate, so the perfect tool for applying makeup will be your ring finger. It applies makeup boldly and gives a perfect look, and also saves time.

Infographic: Why You Should Give Yourself A Makeover Every So Often

Thanks to the tips mentioned above, you can easily give yourself a makeover at home by changing just a few details in your makeup routine to instantly boost your confidence. However, a makeover’s benefit isn’t limited to just that. Check out the infographic below to learn why giving yourself a makeover every now and then is worthwhile. Keep scrolling.

why you should give yourself a makeover every so often (infographic)

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You can use the tips and hacks shared in the article to give yourself a makeover. However, remember that you must also focus on skincare and haircare for enhanced health and wellness and look flawless every time. So eat well, stay hydrated, focus on fitness and do not forget to scrub your skin at regular intervals. You do not need to be a pro in makeup or spend thousands of bucks hiring a professional makeup artist to improve your self-image. Small changes in your self-care, makeup, wardrobe, and accessories can bring about self-improvement and enhance your self-confidence. The easy-to-follow tips in the article will help you do your makeup and look stunning whatever the occasion may be. So, go ahead and try them today; we are sure you will love the results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the types of makeovers?

There are a wide variety of makeover types. Some types of makeup makeovers include HD, nude, matte, dewy, airbrush, and celebrity makeovers.

What’s the difference between makeup and a makeover?

Makeup involves the cosmetic products used for makeovers. In contrast, a makeover refers to the transformation of an individual’s look achieved as a result of makeup application.

Can a makeover change your life?

A physical makeover and change in habits, mindset, or lifestyle can improve a person’s self-confidence and self-esteem, which can have a positive impact on their career, relationships, and holistic well-being and their lives.

Should I consult with a professional or seek outside advice when giving myself a makeover?

Yes. It is better to consult with a professional for advice when giving yourself a makeover as it will be tailored to what suits your body type, skin tone, and style.

Can a makeover be done on a budget, or does it require a lot of money?

A makeover can be done on a budget or be expensive, depending on your needs. However, there are creative and affordable ways to alter your appearance. It is important to keep in mind that a makeover should not be solely focused on the outside appearance or material beauty but also on improving oneself from within.

Key Takeaways

    • Sharp eye and lip liners are instrumental to achieve a clean look as they help you draw cleaner lines.
    • It is important to scrub, moisturize and use a primer before makeup for it to last long.
    • A flawless look can be achieved by blending the foundation down the neck as well as on the ears, so that they don’t look out of place.
    • Lips should be scrubbed before applying lipstick to prevent caking.

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Get ready to give yourself a complete makeover! Check out the tips in the following video to step out of your comfort zone and revamp your look.

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Danielle Wilkinson Brucklacher

Danielle Wilkinson BrucklacherLicensed Cosmetologist

Danielle obtained her cosmetology license from MTI College and continued with her education in Makeup Artistry at Bellus Academy. She then began session styling for weddings and special events, including celebrity occasions. With 14 years of experience, Danielle has made herself available in salons for color services and offers on location services, including professional fashion styling, in Southern California.read full bio

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