28 Brilliant Beauty Hacks That Will Change the Way You Apply Makeup

By Dermatologists - 7/5/19, 9:53 AM

There are a lot of reasons to trek backstage at New York Fashion Week: the models, the celebritiesthe nails, and the gorgeous beauty looks. But perhaps the most appealing aspect is that we get access to the top-tier makeup, hair, and nail pros in the world. These experts fly in for one week only to make sure every model is done up to perfection. And we beauty reporters are by their sides, recorders out, soaking in all their knowledge. But we're not greedy! So, here we've rounded up all the the genius tricks and tips we've overhead backstage at the New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 tents. Keep reading to learn everything from how to turn your favorite shimmery lipstick into a velvety matte one to a savvy new way to create an ombré manicure.

— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel and Emily Orofino

Nail the Half Moon
 
Create Your Own Nude Lip
 
Do the Twist
 
Make Your Lipstick Last Hours
 
Create a More Natural Highlight
 
Keep Your Matte Lipstick From Smudging
 
Get Perfect Waves With Your Hands
 
Create a Custom Nail Color
Brush Out Backcombing Easily
 
Contour With White
 
Buy Textured Bobby Pins For Fine Hair
 
Lock In Temporary Hair Color
 
Remove Glitter Topcoat
 
Volumize Thin Strands
 
Switch Up Your Part
 
Fake Perfect Nails
Nail Your Cat Eye
 
Apply Cream Blush With Your Fingers
 
Get Flawless Ombré Nail Art in 1 Step
 
Correct a Hair Oil Overload
 
Make Matte Last Longer
 
Mattify Your Favorite Lipstick
 
Thin Out Pigmented Polish
 
Fake Seamless Fringe
Create Perfectly Imperfect Texture
 
Play With Your Tools
 
Turn Eye Shadow Into Highlighter
 
Get Flawlessly Groomed Brows