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Makeup and Hair Tips To Make Your Life Easier

Whether you’re a full-time makeup influencer or just looking to get that natural look for busy days, a quick and easy makeup routine can be really useful. With the right hair and makeup looks, we walk through the halls with our heads high, and with a few simple tips and hacks, you’ll be feeling yourself all day long.

We’ve got a closer look at the skincare, makeup, and hair tips and hacks that will give you that little extra confidence, so you can rock the GRWM or be the cutest girl at the farmer’s market. You never know when the next meet-cute is just around the corner, and we’ve got everything you need to know to perfect your hair and makeup routine. 

Makeup Tips

We have more unique and fun makeup looks and products to choose from than ever before — hello, season five of Glow Up — but knowing where (or how) to start can feel overwhelming. 

Don’t sweat it, though — you can take a few simple steps to get the makeup look you love, even if you’re not a professional makeup artist. Here are just a few. 

1. Use Tape To Get the Perfect Cat Eye

We’ve all been there — you get the perfect cat eye on one side, but there’s no way you can repeat it on the other. Or, oops, you’ve extended way too far on the left, and now you have to draw the right to match, and oops, that one’s too long now, too. There’s a simple DIY way to skip the fuss and get perfectly matching eyeliner every time — tape.

All you need to do is take two pieces of tape that are the same size and line them up in the outer corner of each eye. Then simply run your eyeliner, or even your favorite eyeshadow shade, along the top line of the tape. When you peel the tape away, you’ll have perfectly matching cat eye makeup. 

2. Exfoliate Your Lips

Does your lippy wear off way faster than you want? Or does it look bumpy and uneven, no matter what products you apply? Easy fix! Exfoliate your lips before adding your favorite colors. Dry and dead skin can accumulate on our lips and keep us from getting that smooth and elegant look. 

When you buff it all away, you’ll have the perfect blank canvas for gloss, lip liner, lipstick, or your favorite mattelip color. You also want to consider applying lip balm before your other lip makeup products to keep your lips from drying out. Dry lips can cause the pigment to settle and crack, which can interfere with your makeup look overall.

3. Add a Touch of White

Fighting the undereye darkness can be tough, especially if you don’t have a lot of time. And while we’d love to say, “Just go to bed earlier,” we’re guilty of the 2 a.m. TikTok scroll too. The good news is, you can get some of your brightness back without the fuss of foundation or concealer. 

If you don’t have the time or that’s just not your jam, consider adding a dab of white eyeliner pencil to the inner corner of your eye.

This will help to make the white of your eyes pop and give you that extra brightness. You can take this look to the next level by applying it over your eyelid before putting on your favorite eyeliner to brighten all the way through. 

4. Mark the Expiration Dates

We all forget to toss our makeup products from time to time. Okay, maybe we just can’t part with that one palette from high school. But it’s important to throw away products when they expire. This is especially true for products that can cause infections and irritation, like mascara. Most products will tell you how long they can be used for after opening, but it’s easy to forget when you popped the top.

As a favor to your future self, grab a marker when you open new makeup products and scribble down the date. You can also take a picture with your phone, which will automatically record the date for you. By changing your makeup products regularly, you help to protect your skin from irritation and make it easier to get that dewy, glam, or bright look you love. 

5. Don’t Forget the Setting Spray

And, of course, once you’ve gotten that look, you want to make sure it lasts. That’s where your setting spray or setting powder can really come in handy. There are different types of setting sprays to consider, depending on how you do your makeup and what your skin type is. 

For instance, if you want a glowier look, you’ll want to pick up a hydratingsetting spray that highlights and moisturizes. Alternatively, if you’re dealing with oily skin, you can choose a mattifying setting spray that will help keep your T-zone looking fresh all day.

Some setting sprays have fragrances, which can be irritating to people with sensitive skin. With the right setting spray, you can keep that full face even after an all-day pool party.

Hair Tips

Another thing to consider when developing your routine is haircare. And you don’t need to be a pro hairstylist to achieve cute and healthy updos, braids, or buns. These are a few simple ways to care for your locks and to get the healthy, comfortable styles you love. 

1. Turn Down the Temp

You're not alone if you also love to be a lobster in the shower. But your hair might not love the scalding temperatures quite as much as you do. It’s a good practice to turn the temperature down at the end of the shower to help keep your hair from drying out. 

This also seals in moisture — great for the curly girlies — and can give your hair that extra bounce and shine. 

2. Double Shampoo

Depending on your hair type, you probably don’t want to wash your hair every time you get into the shower. That said, when wash day rolls around, twice is definitely twice as nice. 

Shampooing twice helps to reduce the buildup of oils and products that can bother our scalp and keep our hair from growing as strong or fast. Go in with a scalp cleaner, get down to the roots, and then rinse and repeat. 

3. Use the Right Pillowcase

If your hair is tangling or you notice a lot of hair coming out, it may be due to your pillowcase. Different types of fabrics can pull on our hair and cause damage that can be difficult or frustrating to manage. 

Silk or the more affordable satin pillowcases glide across your hair, which means less tugging, less damage, and smoother locks when you wake up. 

4. Try Heat-Free Methods

We all know that too much heat can cause dryness and damage, but what’s the alternative to your curler or straightener? Heat-free methods are all over TikTok and Insta, and for good reason. They’re so quick and so easy, and they leave your hair looking sleek and stylish without the damage. 

You can pick up easy-to-use heat-free curl kits, use your favorite makeup headband, or make the most of a pair of leggings or socks. These looks are comfy to sleep in and will last ‘til your next shower. 

5. Consider Your Diet

There are a lot of factors that go into our hair health — including what we eat and drink. If you’re not getting enough water throughout the day, for example, you may notice that your hair is dry and rough. Nutrient-rich foods with lots of vitamins are best for boosting hair growth and getting smooth, luscious locks. 

If you’re looking for length, consider foods like eggs, avocados, and leafy greens. Fresh fish like salmon is great for getting shine, and you may even see thicker hair with the addition of lean poultry to your diet. 


You deserve to look and feel your best every single day, and the right hair care and makeup routines can ensure you do. Whether you’re just getting started on the makeup and hairstyletutorials or you’re an old pro, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure the looks are easy, cute, and lasting, so you can make the next viral video or walk the stage in style.

When it comes to your beauty routine, you want to be sure you’re caring for your skin, including the skin on your lips, with moisturizing and exfoliating techniques. You can get the glow and keep it with white eyeliner and setting spray, and you can ensure an even touch to your wings or cat eyes with a little bit of tape.

Caring for your hair is just as easy. Make sure to watch the temperature of your shower, shampoo twice when you get the chance, and swap out the tools and fabrics that can cause damage and breaking.

These are just a few ways to boost your hair and makeup routines. Check out others and get the inside scoop on the latest trends and female lifestyle updates at 10PM Curfew today.


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