There are so many tips that you can apply to your beauty routine.
You might not know what all of them are, but don’t worry because we’ve compiled 50 for you!
Finding the right products and following these simple steps will help you get closer to achieving a flawless complexion without spending hours in front of the mirror or breaking the bank on expensive treatments.
These are our top 50 most effective tips for looking and feeling great.
1) Exercise every day. A 20-minute jog or a 30-minute walk increases blood flow to the skin’s surface, which stimulates healthy collagen production – which is what keeps skin looking young.
2) Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables – especially blueberries, strawberries, spinach, kiwi fruit, and broccoli. These are all rich in antioxidants which help to protect the body from the effects of free radicals.
3) Wash your face morning and evening with a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil, dirt, and bacteria that build up over the day.
4) Apply moisturizer to your face after you wash it, leaving 20 minutes before applying any makeup. If you’re wearing foundation, put moisturizer on first, then wait around 15 minutes for it to settle into your skin.
5) Carry a small bottle of sunscreen in the summer when you’ll be outside more, and of course, keep an eye on the weather forecast. If it’s going to get hot, apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you go out in the sun – and remember to re-apply every 2 hours.
6) Use a good-quality blusher brush to dust powder onto your cheeks for a rosy glow rather than applying a blusher with your fingers.
7) Always cleanse and tone your face before applying makeup. If you want a natural look, choose a gel or cream-based primer to eliminate shine and help the makeup stay put all day.
8) Use an eyelash curler immediately after applying mascara to give your lashes maximum curl.
9) Always apply eye makeup first. If you put foundation on first, there’s a chance it will get into your eyes, causing discomfort and making mascara or eyeliner tricky to apply.
10) If you have dry skin, mix a little moisturizer with loose powder before applying it to your face for an all-over glow.
11) Before putting on your mascara, pull the brush out of the tube and run it under warm water for 20 seconds. This will ensure lashings of volume and make sure it lasts longer.
12) Use an eyeshadow primer before applying any eye makeup. This creates a smooth surface, so colors go on more evenly, but it also helps to make your makeup stay for longer and appear brighter and fresher.
13) To de-puff tired eyes quickly, hold a cold spoon under your eyes – but don’t let the metal touch your skin as this will give you an ice burn! When it’s done its job, massage away any excess skin with your ring finger.
14) Have a go at contouring – darken the area under your cheekbones, down either side of your nose, and on your temples to give you an angular look. This is great for creating a definition in an otherwise round face.
15) To give yourself dramatic eyes without looking too made up, draw your eyeliner on first before putting on mascara. Start at the outer corner of each eye and sweep it up to meet the middle part, winging it out towards your temples.
16) If you’re pale, use a bronzer with warm golden tones to sculpt contours in your cheekbones and along the sides of your nose for definition.
17) Brush translucent powder over the foundation to set it and stop it from looking shiny.
18) If your eyes are hooded, apply eye makeup all the way up to your eyebrows – applying makeup above makes more of an apparent difference than below so you can open up your eyes instantly.
19) Apply mascara at the base of your eyelashes in a zig-zag motion to make lashes appear thicker and longer.
20) To give yourself bigger eyes, use an eyelash curler before putting on mascara for extra volume.
21) Apply concealer after applying foundation to cover blemishes – this is because powder takes the shine off the surface of the skin, making the concealer last longer.
22) For a smoky eye look, apply lighter colors of eyeshadow to the inner corner of your eyelids and blend it along your upper lash-line – stopping short at the end of your crease. Darken up your lower lash-line with an eyeliner pencil, then draw a small ‘v’ at the outer corner of your eyes for a sexy, feline flick.
23) If you’re looking for more defined eyes, use an eyeliner pencil and blend it with eye shadow to create a smoky look.
24) For an easy way to give yourself smoky black eyes, sweep black or navy-blue eyeshadow onto your eyelids, all the way up to your brows. Curl lashes and apply two coats of mascara to both top and bottom lashes. Finish it off with a slick of lip gloss to make eyes really stand out.
25) For smoky eyes that are more subtle, sweep taupe or grey eyeshadow over eyelids, concentrate on the outer corners, and apply as you would for a natural smokey look.
26) For an easy way to define eyebrows, use a primer before you start to do so they stay put.
27) If your lips are prone to dryness, mix lip balm with loose powder and apply it over your lipstick – this creates a barrier, so your lips don’t suck up all the moisture in lipstick, making it go dry and flaky.
28) Use a lip pencil to fill in the outline of your lips to create an even base for lipstick.
29) Top up your lipstick by dabbing cotton buds onto your lips that have been dipped in eye shadow – this gives a shimmery finish.
30) Use a highlighter on the bridge of your nose to make it look slimmer and create an illusion of higher cheekbones – this is especially good for rounder face shapes.
31) Apply concealer before you apply your foundation so that your under-eye area matches the rest of your skin tone.
32) Smooth foundation over your eyebrows with a cotton bud to neaten them up and make them look fuller.
33) Rather than using foundation on the eyelids, use cream eyeshadow as it is more intense and lasts longer – this also makes eyes stand out and gives you a brighter-eyed look.
34) If your eyelids are bloodshot, use an eyeshadow base underneath concealer to match your skin tone before applying – this prevents the redness from coming through and brightens up tired-looking eyes.
35) If you have dark under-eye circles, look for a concealer that matches your skin tone exactly, so it doesn’t stand out when you apply it.
36) Use a brown or pink eyeshadow to contour cheekbones – this makes them look more defined and isn’t as harsh as a bronzer.
37) For lipstick that lasts longer, put Vaseline around your mouth before you apply it so the color sticks better to lips and doesn’t fade as quickly during the day.
38) To make your lips look fuller, apply lip liner all over your lips and then add a gloss coat.
39) Always line the outer corners of your eyes with eye pencil.
40) If you want to be a redhead but don’t have the skin tone or hair coloring to pull it off, go blonde and then use red lipstick – this works because red reflects warmth, and yellow doesn’t.
41) For beautiful eyes accentuated with liner, pick an eye color that contrasts with your skin tone. For example, if you have dark skin, go for lighter eyeshadow colors on the eyelid and vice versa.
42) A dirty blonde with grey undertones is more flattering than a true redhead because of the contrast between their natural skin tone and hair coloring – this makes them look youthful rather than aged.
43) To make your eye color stand out, use eyeshadow with the same color family but a few shades darker than your actual iris.
44) To make brown or hazel eyes appear lighter, choose colors in the same family as your skin tone – this makes them look warmer and brighter.
45) For more giant lips, outline your lips with lip liner and then fill them in – this makes your lips appear more prominent because the outline of your lips is darker than the inside of your mouth.
46) To make tired eyes look brighter, skip lining underneath your bottom lashes as this accentuates dark shadows and makes you look more tired.
47) If you want to create the illusion of longer lashes, apply mascara to your bottom lashes without trying to curl them – this prevents clumping and gives the appearance of thickening.
48) If you want to define your eyes but don’t have time, use a cream shadow as it easily glides on and sets quickly with no need for powder.
49) To ensure you don’t get the dreaded white powder on your cheeks, use a makeup sponge to apply blush rather than a brush.
50) As well as making you look younger, wearing blue eye shadow on your eyelids makes green eyes pop – this is because it’s opposite on the color wheel.
So, there you have it, our 50 most effective beauty tips for looking and feeling great.