3 Makeup Tricks & Tips You May Have Never Heard Of!

By: Kimberly Roberson

(Originally Posted on Fly Gyal)

Beauty tips and tricks have been long shared, and passed down from one girl to another. Some are more common than most, but we have found a few that may surprise you!

matte lips

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com

Matte lipsticks have made their comeback from the 1990s, and rather than go out and buy a new matte lipstick, try this trick: Apply your favorite lipstick or lipgloss. Then, take a small amount of translucent powder and press the powder lightly on your lips, doing so will mattify the finish. Blot lips lightly, and  repeat if you wish to achieve an even more matte finish.

bronze eyeshadow

Photo: Sudhir Pithwa

Can’t find the a perfect everyday eyeshadow? Try using your favorite bronzer as an eyeshadow! Most bronzers are the most natural tones of brown, and will definitely compliment other eyeshadows you choose to pair it with. You can even use face highlighters as highlighters for the eye area as well.

We’ve all been there. We find a nail color we love, that so happens to either be limited edition or discontinued, and we’ve used it so much it’s nearly empty. Have no fear! You can extend the life of your beloved nail polish with a couple drops of clear nail polish into your color polish. After doing so, shake well and apply as you normally would. It may take a couple coats of polish to achieve full coverage, but at the very least, you will have enough nail polish to get you by until you find a dupe.