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10 Makeup hacks that will make you a beauty genius

Ivy Boyd is a beauty blogger and a makeup artist who has previously worked for Sephora and as a graphic designer. She studied art in college and brings that approach to her makeup artistry and YouTube tutorials. Ivy loves everything from...

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Ask not what your beauty products can do for you, but what you can do with your beauty products.

There are tons of great ways to max out your products' value and versatility. Here are some of my favorite sneaky little beauty "hacks."

1. Spike your concealer

Mix liquid highlighter with your under eye concealer to create your own brightening concealer. Two parts concealer to 1 part highlight. Adjust as preferred.

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

2. Re purpose your mascara brush

Save the mascara wand from your pricier mascaras to maximize your cheaper formulas — i.e., a Benefit They're Real brush is plastic and easy to clean and reuse in your drugstore faves. It will really maximize that formula.

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

3. Make liquid eyeliner

Mix eye drops with shadow to create a custom liquid liner. Dip a brush into some eye drops or mix together on your hand.

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

4. Revive old eyeliner

Use eye drops to revive gel liners. Eye drops are sterile and safe for the eye area obviously so you're in the clear.

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

5. Use bronzer as eye shadow

Use a bronzer as a transition color in your crease. I do it all the time and it's an awesome way to multitask and get your money's worth.

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

6. Prevent smudged eyeliner

Draw eyeliner directly onto your brush to apply a soft, smudged line. This is quicker, softer and easier than lining and then smudging.

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

7. Use face oil to revive makeup at the end of the day

Dip your wet beauty blender into moisturizer or facial oil to revive makeup and add glow. Concentrate on the highest points of your face, mainly cheekbones. You'll be highlighted sans the sparkle.

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

8. Use concealer as eye primer instead of buying it

Use concealer on lids as an eye primer. Until eye primer really became a thing, I always did this. It cancels out any veins and discoloration and gives your shadow something to adhere to.

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

9. Create the straightest eyeliner lines

Use a business card to create perfectly-angled winged liner. Angle a business card from the outer corner of your eye upwards and draw along it with your liner. Bam! Perfect line, every time.

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

10. Make a lip scrub with what you already own

No need to spend $10 on a lip scrub when you can duplicate the effect by dipping your finger in olive oil, followed by white or brown sugar and scrubbing across lips. Follow with lip balm and your pout is perfected.

10 Beauty hacks that will make you a makeup genuis

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