As makeup and beauty junkies, we are constantly trying to better our skills. From looking up tricks to apply your foundation without looking cakey to watching endless videos on Instagram of your favourite makeup artist applying eyeshadow the right way, we have done it all.

To help you further your makeup skills and look perfect each time, we have unearthed some well-kept makeup secrets that professionals swear by to make their clients look flawless each time...

Choose your primer wisely
 

Choose your primer wisely

According to makeup artists, a good primer is the basis of a perfect look. This is the reason why it is important to choose a primer according to your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, pick a mattifying primer and a hydrating primer for dry skin.

Eye pencil before eye shadow
 

Eye pencil before eye shadow

If you see your eyeshadow creasing or coming off in the middle of the day, then this the best tip for you. Directly reaching for your favourite eyeshadow is the mistake your committing. You should start by using an eye pencil first. Use a brown eyeliner such as the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal - Classic Brown and blend it into the eye crease before putting a powder shadow on top. This makes your powder stay in place and not crease.

Make your lipstick last
 

Make your lipstick last

Oil blotting sheets are not just meant to be used on you face; they can even be used to make your lipstick super long lasting. Blot freshly applied lipstick with an oil-blotting sheet. This help remove all the oils and waxes from the first application of lipstick, but leave behind the pigment, so when you apply the second time you have twice as much pigment for stay-put lips.

Curl your lashes before bed
 

Curl your lashes before bed

This is probably a beauty hack that you’re going to be using almost every day. Makeup artists suggest that you should curl your lashes before bed as this will help you wake up with soft curled lashes that will literally last all day long.

Petroleum jelly to tame frizz
 

Petroleum jelly to tame frizz

Running late and don’t have time to blow dry your hair? Reach for your tub of Vaseline Original Pure Skin Jelly and rub a pinch of it over the ends to conceal frizzy hair and split ends in a jiffy.