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You’ll find hundreds of YouTube tutorials dedicated to this technique, which promises to ‘lift’ hooded eyes. You simply ‘cut’ a fine line across the crease of the eyelid with a dark pencil and blend into the eyeshadow.
Also called the flat-iron wave, this is the relaxed hairstyle we saw on the runways this season. Basically, it gives your hair texture without the volume. Plait your hair and run a flat iron over it before unbraiding for natural kinks. Save this for days your hair refuses to behave.
This selfie sensation is a super-effective skincare technique to customise your facemask. Wear three or more masks, all at the same time, to address various skincare concerns. Try a charcoal or salicylic acid mask to control sebum, a hydrating mask around the eyes and a nourishing one on dry patches.
This is a genius method to get Kylie Jenner-level plumpness without waiting in line for her lip kit. Grab a highlighter or shimmer shadow and apply on your cupid’s bow. Blend into your lipstick with a skinny Q-tip, and dot clear gloss on the centre of your lip to catch more light.
Red lipstick concealer
Your favourite red lippie can actually reduce blue-purple under-eye shadows. Pick a creamy orangey-red (like ColorBar’s Soft Touch Lipstick in Citrine); it really just acts like a primer. If you have any redness under your eyes, you will need a green primer. Dab the lipstick in a crescent shape in the area with an eyeshadow brush, then dot your concealer over it and blend away. Works great for dark blemishes as well.
Negative space nails
This grown-up take on nail art is as much about keeping things natural as it is about colour. The idea is to leave a strip or shape unpainted so the lacquer appears to be floating against a naked nail. Simplest way to do it? Paint a thick stripe on bare nails.
It’s the most talked-about runway trend to help you fake a sun-kissed tan whenever you need it. Apply a matte bronzer from cheek to cheek and across the nose with a flat brush for a cuter take on bronzing. You can forget about those contouring brushes now.
Move on from fake freckles, glitter roots, and lobs. Here's a fresh batch of beauty buzzwords that have taken social media by storm.
It’s got a weird name, but for many curly-haired girls this trick is a lifesaver, mainly because it requires no heat styling. In a nutshell, you have to flip wet hair forward into a microfiber towel or T-shirt and scrunch it like an accordion. Twist the sides of the towel and tie it up like a turban. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes while your hair dries into springy, frizz-free curls.