From circling your eyes with a dab of concealer for better blending to melting your eye-pencil to help it seamlessly glide along with your lids, 2021 was replete with amazing beauty hacks and tips that made our life easier. Beauty buffs and makeup enthusiasts went all out to share their best-kept beauty secrets with us — and they did not disappoint. So, with only a few days to go before we begin a new year, we are rounding up the best beauty secrets of 2021 that made us fall in love with makeup all over again.
- 1. Make your eyeshadow pop with white eyeliner
- 2. Circle your eyes with concealer
- 3. Turn your eyeshadow into gloss
- 4. Curl your hair with socks
- 5. Use a bobby pin to create a perfect winged liner
- 6. Apply skincare products on damp skin
- 7. Exfoliate the lips for better lipstick application
1. Make your eyeshadow pop with white eyeliner
Bought a new eyeshadow palette but the colours aren’t as pigmented as you’d like them to be? White eyeliner to your rescue. Just apply a white eyeliner all over your lids; once done, you can sweep your coloured eyeshadow over it. Applying coloured eyeshadow on a white base will make it pop like never before.
2. Circle your eyes with concealer
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This hack had the internet going crazy over how effective it was. It ditches the conventional way of applying concealer under the eyes and involves circling the area — as if you were drawing glasses around the eyes — with the concealer before blending it out with a damp sponge to conceal any discolouration or dark circles and maintain an even complexion.
3. Turn your eyeshadow into gloss
Are you obsessed with a colour in your eyeshadow palette? Now, you can wear it on your lips too. Just scrape some pigment from the palette and mix it with a tiny amount of your favourite lip balm. Once they've melted into each other, apply the DIY gloss to your lips. Easy-peasy!
4. Curl your hair with socks
Most of us prefer steering clear of heat-styling tools to avoid damaging our hair. One of the easiest ways to achieve voluminous locks without heat is with socks. Just twist a section of your hair around a sock, and secure it with an elastic. Do this for every section of your hair, and let the curls sit overnight for better results.
5. Use a bobby pin to create a perfect winged liner
The idea of recreating winged liner is daunting, especially when we've tried multiple techniques to perfect the look. And failed. Here's a tried-and-tested method that involves the use of a bobby pin. Just paint the ends of your pin with eyeliner, and press it against your skin at the end of your lash line. Pull the pin back, and you have a perfect winged eyeliner within seconds.
6. Apply skincare products on damp skin
Whether you're applying a moisturizer to your face or following your A.M skincare routine, this hack suggests applying formulas to skin that's wet - to trap more moisture for an all-natural luminous glow and redeem maximum benefits from your products.
7. Exfoliate the lips for better lipstick application
If your lips are dry and chapped, applying lipstick just exacerbates the issue. Start off by exfoliating your lips with a DIY scrub to slough off dry skin on the surface for a smoother canvas for lipstick application. Ensure you're not exfoliating your lips more than once a week - or you risk irritating them further.