When a beauty blogger has *millions* of followers on social media (and thousands of fans screaming out their names at meet-up events like BeautyCon LA), one thing is pretty obvious: they know their stuff. So when we caught up with some of the most popular YouTubers + Insta-stars at the day-long beauty showcase, we set out to get schooled. We asked some of the most looked-up-to bloggers around to let us in on their best beauty hacks, and their clever answers might completely change the way you apply your makeup. Read below for the OMG-worthy insider tips.
Favorite makeup hack: I don’t have a hack as much as rules. I always keep makeup wipes to just wipe that shi* off! I suggest getting your eyelashes done with extensions so you can just get up and go without too much makeup daily and to always carry Altoids so you have good breath. (Photo via Rachel Murray/Getty)
Favorite makeup hack: I place a metal spoon into the freezer while I shower and by the time I am done, they’re cold enough to put on my eyes to help any swelling or puffiness. (Photo via Rich Polk/Getty)
Favorite makeup hack: It is not a beauty product but it is more of a trick. I stopped drinking coffee and I started drinking lemon water every morning for the last two months. I feel so much better and I have noticed my skin feeling so much better as well as my body. If your body doens’t feel good, you won’t feel as pretty. (Photo via Frederick M. Brown/Getty)
Favorite makeup hack: To shave my legs once, then to exfoliate and then shave again! You won’t have to shave for at least a week! (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)
Favorite makeup hack: When I’m going out to a party I spray my face with Aussie Hair Spray all over. It sets your makeup and it will not move all day. It’s kind of sticky, so I close my eyes, spray and then all night I’ll sweat and sweat and nothing will move. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)
Favorite makeup hack: I love a good eyelash curler. They instantly wake you up and you feel refreshed. It’s a good way to give your face a day off. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
Favorite makeup hack: The one that I do the most is that I only wash the crown of my hair if I’m in a hurry when my hair looks really greasy. Instead of washing my whole head, I’ll just wash the crown and it gives my hair the illusion of looking cleaner. (Photo via @andreaschoice)
Favorite makeup hack: Warming up your lip liner before you use it! You can use a hair dryer for one minute because it’s always hard and hard to apply. When it’s heated, it glides on really well. Or heating up your eyelash curler before you curl your lashes because it’ll keep them curled more. But don’t burn yourself! (Photo via Rachel Murray/Getty)
Favorite makeup hack: Coconut oil for everything! It moisturizes the body, hair — I’m obsessed with coconut oil. If you have dry hair, you can use that! (Photo via @naptural85)
Favorite makeup hack: Our BeautyMark Freckles ($12) because you get to wear no makeup and put on freckles. You apply them like faux tattoos — I hand drew them all. I took a marker and dotted all over some paper and we printed ’em and made them into freckles for your face. You can wear them anytime, obviously — they’re waterproof. They’re very summer appropriate but really, freckles are all-year round, especially for people that have them naturally right?! (Photo via @mrkatedotcom)
Are you going to try any of these makeup hacks? Share your experiences with us in the comments!
Additional reporting by Misty Spinney