It’s easy to get lost among the various threads on Reddit, especially if you’re beauty obsessed. From dramatic skin care transformation pictures to some seriously cool, under-the-radar trends, Reddit is one of the best places to pick up weird (but useful!) beauty tips. Luckily for us, one Reddit user decided to start a thread in which people list the best makeup tricks they’ve learned from the website, saving us from having to dig through hundreds pages for good tips ourselves. Below, we rounded up five of the best makeup tips discovered on Reddit:
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Warm up your mascara before applying.
“I warm up my mascara by placing it in my pocket or bra,” says Reddit user coffeeczar. “[It] especially works well for thicker formulas.”
Do your eye makeup before smoothing on foundation.
“Do your eye shadow before foundation so you don’t smudge the foundation or deal with fallout,” explains user orangememory.
Apply highlighter before your blush.
“I highlight before blush to prevent the stripe of glitter,” says Reddit user howmanysleeps. “[It] helps blend everything together.”
Don’t apply makeup immediately after doing your skin care routine.
“I wait 15 minutes after applying my skin care routine to increase the longevity of my makeup,” says vvarden_, adding that it also prevents the makeup from slipping or smudging.
Apply powder formulas with a damp sponge instead of a brush.
“Use a damp beauty sponge to apply powders,” explains the Reddit thread creator, user speechie345. This hack ensures you avoid that cakey look when applying powder-based makeup.