Reddit’s MakeupAddiction thread is nothing less than a beauty shrine for people who live and breathe makeup. Plus, if you are a beauty noob, you can trust this space for game-changing tips, pro advice and shortcuts to glamming up, shared by real people (read: hardcore beauty buffs).
From newbies asking how to prime and prep to professional makeup artists pitching in with their best-kept contouring and concealing secrets, this thread serves as a one-stop solution for all the makeup maniacs out there.
While snooping through the thread ourselves, we found some really cool and money-saving makeup tips that we compiled here for you. Read on to know the best makeup suggestion we saw on Reddit’s MakeupAddiction thread.
- Use eyeshadow as coloured liner
- Switch to cream products for hydrated skin and dewy base makeup
- Arched brows and some highlighter can offset a round face
- Un-clump your lashes with a spoolie brush
- Cut-and-paste your falsies to get them right each time
- Make your eye makeup stand out behind those glasses
- How to set concealer
Use eyeshadow as coloured liner
You can get your eyeshadow to do double duty as eyeliner. “I can basically make any eyeliner shade I want as long as I have the shadow colour. It also allows me to tweak the colour. I use an angled stiff liner brush and dip it into whatever colour goes with my look. I put a dab of oil on the back of my hand and mix (the brush dipped in shadow) into the oil (in swirling motions). I keep adding shadow until it’s the colour I want and add some more to make it darker. It lasts me all day, no smudging!” –u/Muddaofdragons
Switch to cream products for hydrated skin and dewy base makeup
To get a dewier finish, swap your powder products with cream formulas. Not only will it give you a glowy base but also keep your skin hydrated. “I try to use as many cream products as possible—cream contour, blush, and highlight—and I really only set with powder on my under eyes, sides of my nose, and chin, sometimes forehead. I also use a setting spray. EVERYTHING DEWY! It’s helped my skin stay hydrated a ton.” –u/SharksAreF*ckingRad
Arched brows and some highlighter can offset a round face
Thought only contouring and a nice haircut can balance out the roundness of your face? Well, this tip here might just change this perception. “Highlight the centre of your forehead, nose, cupid’s bow and chin to elongate your face. Extend your eye makeup to the sides—it makes your eyes look bigger and your face smaller in proportion. (But it should always stop at the end of your brows!) You can go bolder with your brow arch to offset the roundness as well.” –u/vladjamin
Un-clump your lashes with a spoolie brush
No one knows how to apply mascara without making that weird face (oh, how we would like a solution for that) but we certainly found a tip that helps you get clump-free mascara. Turns out, all you need is your eyebrow spoolie brush. “I always run a spoolie through my lashes right after mascara or when I'm doing makeup on someone else. It can make subpar mascara or a heavy application look better.” –oneangstybiscuit
Cut-and-paste your falsies to get them right each time
We all have got ourselves falsies that are too long for our eyes and too stiff when they are brand new. Here’s a hack to personalise your falsies the ‘divide and conquer’ way. “I’ll actually cut my false lashes into two or three sections and glue each section on one at a time and I also cut off a bit of the inner corner lash part and that helps them from sticking up in weird places.” –u/Maleficent91
Make your eye makeup stand out behind those glasses
“I like to use a little-more-than-I-need highlighter in my inner eye to draw attention there. I've also noticed that when my brows look good, it really makes a huge difference in where your eye goes when you look at my face. I also love bright liners with glasses!” –HeyMissW
How to set concealer
To cover up under-eye bags and pigmentation with concealer without making your wrinkles and fine lines prominent, try this. “Product will settle into lines no matter what, but these things have helped me: Make sure your under-eye area is moisturized, and start with a very small amount of concealer and add coverage as needed. (Instagram makeup goes a little too heavy on the concealer sometimes.) Set your concealer with a light amount of powder until it’s no longer tacky. Finally, use a setting spray to help set the powder.” –u/sesw1.