Your Fave Beauty Bloggers Dish Their Top Makeup Hacks + Beauty Secrets
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
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)