May 09, 2022

3 of My Favorite Makeup Hacks: Use these For Better Results

My Makeup Journey and Favorite Makeup Hacks

I have been wearing and loving makeup since junior high! I hear a lot of influencers and other people in the beauty community say they didn't get into it until later and after High School, but not me, LOL. I went through a lot of really rough makeup phases, but I like to think it was all part of the learning process! Of all the makeup tips and tricks you can find out there, these are three I find myself always going back to and constantly using. Of course, everyone's skin and face are different, but these 3 makeup hacks work for me!

Here's the deal: Makeup is like art for your face, and just like any artist, we all have our secret tricks up our sleeves. Makeup hacks, my friends, are those little magic spells that can turn a good makeup day into a fantastic one. They're the shortcuts, the "aha!" moments, and the game-changers that can take your look from "meh" to "Wowza."

In this blog, I'm spilling the beans on three of my absolute favorite makeup hacks. These makeup tricks aren't just about looking fabulous (though that's definitely part of it), but they're about making your makeup routine a whole lot more fun, a tad bit easier, and a whole lot more you. So, buckle up because we're about to uncover the makeup secrets that can make your makeup game stronger than ever!

Do your Base First.

On paper, it seems like it would make sense to do your eyes first because then you don't have to worry about the fall out of eye shadow, but in reality, there are multiple reasons I like doing my base first. 

  1. I am able to prep everything! When I prime, I can prime my eyelids too. When I apply foundation and concealer, it goes on my eyelids, too, and even through my brows. Once your base is done, you have a perfectly even and primed canvas to work with. 
  2. I also love doing my base first because you don't have to be careful around your eyes. I have messed up too many eyebrows and eyeliner looks by bumping my foundation into it. When you do your eyes second, you don't have to be careful with blending your face products and can get a really thorough, even blend. 
  3. I love to do my eyes second because if I run out of time for some reason (maybe this doesn't apply if you aren't in #MOMLIFE, lol), then at least my skin looks nice for the day! I would much rather have even-looking, nice skin than a half-finished smokey eye, LOL! Also, we tend to be more careful when applying our eye makeup, so I find fallout to be easy to manage. 

A quick sweep of light powder and your under eyes look perfectly fresh and new again (make sure your face is set with powder, though, before applying your eye makeup because fallout does get hard to clean up if you have to clean it off of an un-set foundation or concealer). My favorite tool for applying all my creams and powders is, of course, our StansOut Beauty Sponge, which you can shop from our website.

Set All Creams with Powders.

This goes from everything from your foundation to cream eyeshadows! To get the most long-wearing makeup, everything that is cream needs to be set with a powder. I tend to use a lot of foundation and concealer, which also means I need a lot of powder for it to last all day long. Don't be afraid of too much powder! You can easily fix a look that is "too powdery" with a setting spray. 

For a super long-lasting eye look, try using a cream eyeshadow topped with a powder eyeshadow. It will not budge! Have an eyeliner that transfers to your lids? Try setting it with a black eyeshadow. Cream contour? Set it with a powder bronzer. You will get so much more wear time from your makeup by setting your creams! 

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When Covering Blemishes, Don't Blend All Your Concealer Away!

The most common mistake I see when people are trying to cover a blemish is that they blend away all the concealer. Cover your blemish with a nice, thick pot-style concealer, and then let it set for 1-2 minutes. Apply foundation over the top and blend the foundation. Don't blend all the concealer away, or your blemish still won't be covered. Again, powder to set all your creams comes in really handy for this hack too! My favorite concealer for covering blemishes is this one by NYX.

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Why These Hacks Work Wonders

Now, you might be wondering, "Why are these specific makeup hacks my absolute favorites?" Well, I'm here to spill the beans and let you in on the secret sauce that makes these hacks stand out in my makeup routine.

First and foremost, these hacks are like my trusty sidekicks because they've revolutionized the way I approach makeup. They're not just makeup tricks; they're game-changers that have turned my everyday routine into a work of art. Here's why they're so darn special:

Smoother Sailing with a Flawless Base: Doing your base makeup first, as I mentioned earlier, is a revelation. It's like creating a spotless canvas for a masterpiece. By prepping everything from eyelids to brows, I ensure a flawless, even base. No more accidental smudges or makeup mishaps – it's a smooth sail from start to finish.

The Power of Set-and-Forget: Setting creams with powders might sound like makeup overkill, but trust me, it's pure magic. This technique ensures that my makeup doesn't budge, no matter what the day throws at me. From foundation to cream eyeshadows, these powders lock everything in place, making my look last from dawn to dusk.

Blemish Be Gone: When it comes to concealing blemishes, the "don't blend it all away" trick is a real game-changer. Thanks to this hack, I can kiss those pesky imperfections goodbye without sacrificing coverage. It's all about letting the concealer do its job while keeping the foundation intact.


There you have it, my makeup-loving friends—three fabulous makeup hacks that have become my beauty secrets. Now, it's your turn to unlock the power of these makeup tricks and take your makeup routine to the next level.

Don't be afraid to experiment and embrace these super-effective makeup hacks into your daily beauty rituals. Please give these hacks a try; they have not only simplified my routine but also consistently elevated the results. Whether you're a makeup enthusiast or a beginner, these tricks can make a world of difference, helping you achieve a flawless and long-lasting look. So, dive in, embrace the glam, and get ready to shine brighter than ever!


Can these makeup hacks work for all skin types?

Yes, absolutely! While everyone's skin is unique, these hacks are versatile and can be adapted to suit different skin types. Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, these makeup tricks can enhance your makeup routine and help you achieve long-lasting, flawless results.

Are these makeup hacks suitable for beginners?

Definitely! These hacks are designed to simplify your makeup routine and make it more efficient. They're beginner-friendly, and in fact, they can be a great starting point for those who are new to makeup. With a bit of practice, you'll master these techniques and elevate your makeup game in no time.

What products should I use to implement these hacks effectively?

The choice of products depends on your preferences and budget. For the base-first hack, a good primer, foundation, and concealer are essential. When setting creams with powders, opt for quality setting powders that match your skin tone. Lastly, for covering blemishes without over-blending, consider a thick pot-style concealer that suits your skin tone. These hacks can be adapted to your preferred makeup brands and products.

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