10 Tricks Makeup Artists Swear By

By Aniela / April 29, 2016

If you're a makeup fiend like I am, you'll love these 10 tricks makeup artists swear by! These are the top tricks of the trade, and most makeup artists really do swear by these rules!

10 Tricks Makeup Artists Swear By

#1. Loose Powder

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You will never see a makeup artist without their loose powder. Aside from using it to set makeup, they also use it to cover up oily roots, and sprinkle it on lashes in between coats for a fuller effect. Whichever way you choose to use it, make sure to always have a loose powder compact in your arsenal.

#2. Lip Balm

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Your trusty lip balm is so much more than just a friend to your lips. Makeup artists use it soften up eyeshadow by dabbing a small amount onto the lids. Another great use for lip balm is that it can double as a cream blush. Simply apply powder blush and rub in some lip balm to get that dewy effect.

#3. A Glowing Complexion

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One of the most used tricks is to dilute foundation with a thin moisturizer to get that glowing complexion. Makeup artists use this trick all the time and they swear it works better than any illuminating product.

#4. Blush Your Lips


Looking for that matte, velvety look on your lips? Just dab a small amount of blush or eyeshadow on top of your go-to lipstick to get that effect. Makeup artists swear it works and looks much better than any matte lipstick.

#5. Facial Mists

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A facial mist can be your best friend! When trying to achieve that dewy look, you can often end up with cakey makeup and extra blush. But with just a tiny spritz of facial mist, everything will settle back into place and your makeup will look picture perfect.

#6. The Dryness Cure

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Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, so makeup artists always blend a tiny amount of oil onto a beauty blender before applying foundation.

#7. Double Duty Bronzer


Bronzer may not seem like the most likely candidate to do double duty, but quite a few makeup artists use it as an eyeshadow. Simply swipe the blush onto your lids, and you'll get a beautiful, natural look.

#8. Lipstick Saver


Rita Ora's makeup artist swears by this lipstick concealer trick. If you don't have a peach-toned concealer for covering under eye bags, take a matte red-orange lipstick and mix it with your everyday concealer to cover dark circles.

#9. Brow Pencil

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Makeup artists use a clear wax brow pencil to line lips. It works amazingly when you don't want to use a lip liner, and actually keeps feathering and fading at bay.

#10. Stack the Lashes

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Ariana Grande's makeup artist says that if you want full lashes, don't use those super thick, false lashes. He says that instead, you should just stack two thin layers of false lashes one on top of another. It works much better and looks even more amazing.

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