How to Use a Makeup Sponge in Every Step of Your Routine

"It's really important that you don't use the Beautyblender dry because it will eat up your makeup product," says Henney. "Just dampen it under water and squeeze out any excess liquid... you just want it so it's a little bit damp. You don't want it dripping water." A quick tip is to invest in a few sponges so you have a few at the ready and you're not waiting on your favorite makeup applicator to dry before heading out to your next big event.

How To Use A Makeup Eyeliner In Every Step Of Your Routine

Embrace the power of the perfect line! Eyeliner elevates any look, but nailing it can feel tricky. Fear not! This guide breaks down application into simple steps, making eyeliner your new best friend.

  • Prep is key: Start with a clean, primed lid. Eyeshadow can be applied first, but keep it light – eyeliner is the star!
  • Find your tool: Pencils are beginner-friendly, while felt-tips offer precision. Gel pots and brushes give ultimate control.
  • Start small, go big: Thin, short strokes along your lash line are easier to connect than one shaky sweep. Build thickness gradually.
  • Wing it! Extend the liner slightly past your outer corner, angling upwards for a subtle lift or higher for drama.
  • Polish and perfect: Sharpen your pencil often, use a Q-tip for clean lines, and finish with mascara to make your eyes pop!

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