From beauty to skincare, there are so many great shortcuts and tips we have learned from our favorite beauty experts. These tricks save time and are effective and super easy! We compiled a list of our top beauty hacks from our go-to beauty gurus—check them out below.
1. Brush Hack
Chriselle Lim of The Chriselle Factor taught us that a bobby pin and a round makeup brush can be transformed into the perfect fan brush! These two items are already in your makeup bag, and create the perfect tool for contouring or highlighting your cheekbones on the go.
2. Alternative Glow
Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty shared this celeb secret: If you want a subtle glow, use ChapStick or lip balm instead of highlighter. This gives your skin a natural glow and is a quick alternative to using a highlighter. It’s such a simple yet effective tip (and apparently one of Miranda Kerr’s favorites).
3. Coconut Oil Lover
Coconut oil is great for many things—cooking, hair masks, moisturizing—but who knew it could be used as a makeup remover, too? Marianna Hewitt of Life With Me explained all the amazing benefits of using coconut oil as a makeup remover. The oil helps to dissolve your makeup, including waterproof mascara and hard-to-remove lipsticks, and even helps your lashes grow.
4. Dewy Foundation Trick
The ultimate beauty guru, Desi Perkins, suggested adding strobe cream to your foundation to create the perfect natural allover glow. It makes the foundation appear more natural on your skin, creating that “no makeup” makeup look!
5. Lips + Cheeks
Trying to pick a lip color and blush that match can be difficult. Celebrity makeup artist Monika Blunder has the solution: Just use the lip color as blush or the cream eyeshadow as a lip color. Using the same product on both your lips and cheeks creates a cohesive look!