Since the standard evolution process from the “am I doing this right?” beauty novice to the “could be a vlogger” makeup expert involves much trial-and-error, we saved you the time and effort by asking makeup and skin experts directly about their best skin and beauty shortcuts. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your makeup game, prevent skin wrinkles early, or achieve a JLo-esque glow at home—find 45 expert-endorsed secrets to make your beauty routine better and easier, below.
1.To sop up oil and refresh makeup, lightly mist your face with toner, then pat with a tissue, says Eva Scrivo, makeup artist and owner of the eponymous New York City salon. Finish with a dusting of loose powder.
2.For a modern take on luminous skin, try pearlized pink-sand shades on lids and cheeks. With a pale matte mouth, you’ll look rock-club cool (and not too disco). Pair pink lids with a natural, understated face.
3.The best way to make a makeup change is to choose the feature you get complimented on most, and play it up with a color that’s the opposite of what you normally wear. Like neutrals? Go for color. Like color? Try earth tones.
4.Instead of shading hollows of your face, switch to highlighting. Using paler hues, accentuate under the brows for a mini lift, and dust a lighter blush along the cheekbone to plump cheeks.