5 Simple Makeup Hacks for Highlighting Your Facial Features

Women love playing around with makeup, not only because makeup can make them look pretty but because makeup is a form of art. Putting makeup on requires a set of special skills that include understanding facial features and working with them.

When applied correctly, makeup can enhance your natural beauty and highlight your best features. Whether you have thin or full lips or small or big eyes, there are makeup techniques that can help you showcase your unique features and achieve your desired look.

Here are 5 simple makeup hacks for highlighting your facial features.

Let your eyes do the talking

There are many different ways to accentuate your eyes and make them stand out. You can take a more natural route with natural eye makeup – just using neutral tones and highlighting your natural skin tone. On the other hand, you can experiment with a more dramatic makeup.

Creating a perfect cat eye makeup is achieved by sweeping the outer corners of the eyes upward with an eyeliner. This look can be subtler or more dramatic depending on the angle of the wing. This technique can be quite tricky but nothing that some practice can’t solve.

With makeup, you can also make your eyes appear larger. Simply brighten your waterline, illuminate the inner corners of your eyes, and apply false lashes to the corners of your eyes only.

Of course, we can’t move on without mentioning the staple smoky eye look. You can create a classic smoky eye using dark matte shades.

Accentuate your eyebrows

Eyebrows are a major facial feature that can make or break your makeup look. Today, everyone is doing all they can to have their brows on fleek. So, maybe it’s time you tried something too. You can either take a DIY route or let professionals do your eyebrows.

For example, numerous permanent and semi-permanent brow treatments will transform the look of your eyebrows.

For a permanent look, you can choose between eyebrow tattoos, microblading, and microshading. While you can achieve semi permanent eyebrows with treatments such as powder brows, fathering, and nano brows.  

Long lashes

You can easily enhance your long lashes with a few simple tricks. You can use an eyelash curler or a pair of spoons, depending on what you have. Put the spoons in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Then, use the cold spoons on your eyelashes to achieve a naturally curled finish. 

Apply a coat of mascara and allow it to dry. Next, apply a bit of loose powder to your lashes, followed by another layer of mascara. This method is excellent for lengthening and volumizing your lashes.

In case you haven’t been gifted by Mother Nature with long lashes, don’t despair because people have invented lash extensions. There are various kinds of lash extensions that you can choose from. So, you can find something that works with your face.

Enhance your lips

While lip fillers and injections are very popular these days, it’s good to know that you don’t need them to have fuller and enhanced lips. You can do pretty much everything with makeup. 

All you have to do is outline your lips with a lip liner that matches your lip color, ensuring neatness. Apply your chosen lip shade and add a highlighter to your lips. Using a highlighter brush, apply some highlighter to your cupid’s bow. This technique enhances lip fullness and defines your overall lip makeup.

Overdrawing your lips is another great way to make them look bigger. With a lip liner, outline along your natural lip line to define its appearance. Then, extend slightly beyond the natural end of your lips to give the illusion of fuller lips. 

Use the lip liner to accentuate your Cupid’s bow and overline both your top and bottom lips. Finally, connect the new lip line with the corners of your mouth for a more believable shape.

Put attention to your cheeks

With makeup, you can also enhance your cheeks without fillers or injections. To enhance your cheekbones with makeup, you need to create the right amount of light and shade. Highlight what you want to bring forward and contour what you want to push back.

To contour your cheekbones, you need a contour brush. Then, apply the right shade of contour on your cheeks. Start from the top of your ear then slowly go down making moves in the shape of a banana.

When blending, blend upward so that your cheeks will look lifted. Add a bit of loose powder under the contour lines to achieve a sharp look.


Enhancing your natural beauty and highlighting your features is all about practice. The key to mastering makeup hacks is understanding your facial features and working with them rather than against them.

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