We’ve written a lot of beauty content this year. Hundreds of articles to be exact. In them, were loads of tips and tricks we’d gleaned from the experts. But how on earth are we meant to remember them all?
To make your life (and ours) easier, we’ve gone through and rounded up the best of the best beauty hacks we discovered this year. So save it, send it to a friend or print it out and stick it to your fridge/mirror. You’re welcome.
1. It’s okay to use your fingers (sometimes).
“The key is to really work the foundation into the skin with the warmth of your fingers,” celebrity makeup artist Max Made told Mamamia about the look he created with Avon for the Michael Lo Sordo show at Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Australia earlier this year.
“This will give it a far more natural finish than using a brush.”
2. The trick to an intense highlight.
“If you want the extra intense highlight, spray makeup fixer on the brush then apply your highlighter,” Marketing Manager and INGLOT professional makeup artist Courtney Sinclair told us of the look she created for the Mariam Seddiq show at MBFWA.
3. To bring back organic products.
Organic products are great but they do tend to dry out faster.
Endota Spa Ambassador and Makeup Artist Teneille Sorgiovanni told us the great and simple tip of spraying face mist directly onto them (particularly if they’re cream products) to instantly bring them back to life.
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4. Use a flannel in your skincare regimen.
According to Kate Middleton‘s makeup artist Arabella Preston, there’s just one item needed to wash and cleanse your face properly – and it will only cost you a few dollars at most.
“It’s all about the flannel and it’s quite necessary,” Preston recently told The Cut beauty editor Kathleen Hou.
According to Preston, the humble British towelling tool allows you to properly wipe all the makeup and dirt from your skin as well as gently exfoliating it – and it’s way more gentle than any battery-operated cleansing brushes.