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9 Beauty Skills To Conquer In 2017 (And How To Do Them)

by Martha Adams

It seems like every single day there's a new beauty trend popping up on the internet. From makeup hacks to hair tips , sometimes it can be tough to keep up with all of the beauty madness. But we’re dubbing 2017 the year of experimentation. Reach out of your comfort zone to try something new. If you finally learned how to fill in your brows in 2016, then this year it’s all about the spiked-brow trend. Is the smoky eye your signature? Try the cut-crease eyeshadow look instead. All you need is a little patience and a few tips to nail these beauty skills. If you're ready to make all of your beauty goals a reality, keep scrolling for our favorite tutorials below.

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You probably didn't notice that most of your favorite celebrity hair makeovers were actually wigs. The hairpieces are a great way to try new hair colors without the risk of damage, and they're pretty easy to install yourself. The toughest part is shopping for the perfect wig . If you're a beginner, look for options that have a hair density of at least 200 grams (that's the volume). You also want to make sure the hairline looks as natural as possible. Beauty blogger Nicole Guerreiro likes lacefront wigs. Once you've found a winner, braid your natural hair. Tuck and pin the ends of the braids. And secure your wig with its clips and straps.


The same way that sandbags are used to prevent flooding, this makeup technique keeps your bright lipsticks and smoky eye makeup from smearing. Start with your favorite loose powder and a damp sponge. If you're protecting your eye makeup, gently press the powder underneath your waterline. If you're locking your lipstick in place, make sure you pat the powder just outside of the lip line.


Another way to add dimension to your lips is to create an ombré look. You can start with a dark lipliner or lipstick . Then, apply a lighter shade that coordinates to the center of your lips. Next, blend the lighter shade out towards the edges to perfect the gradient effect.


If applying faux eyelashes is still a struggle for you, a tool like the Flirt Flashes Lash Applicator ($28; flirtcosmetics.com ) will help you nail the skill. All you have to do is turn the dial and a cluster of faux lashes comes out like a tape dispenser. Add glue to the end of the strip, and press it on to your lash line. Drag a small amount of glue on to the faux strands near the root to get a more natural look.

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You'd be surprised what a spoolie can do. This messy eyebrow look is all about embracing your natural hair shape. Instead of outlining a boxy shape, use your spoolie to brush hairs up and into place. If your hairs are sparse, a fine angled brush will help you sculpt strands. Don't forget to seal your work with a brow gel.


From rose-gold hues to natural, nude tones, this popular look can be created in any shade. Choose a base color that is close to your skin tone and blend it across the entire lid. Then, pick a dark shade and pat the color directly into your crease. Lastly, use a fine brush to underline the crease with a light, nude shade.


Highlighting your cupid’s bow is one way to fake a fuller pout . You can use a lipliner that's two shades lighter than your skin tone to emphasize the V-shape. Or, reach for a luminous highlighter to bring out the lines between your nose and lips. Stay away from the glittery options because the specks could end up looking like beads of sweat.


You've probably seen the green, yellow, and purple concealers popping up on beauty shelves. But it can be hard to remember what all of the shades are used for. Here's a cheat sheet that will help you remember: Take a look at the color wheel. Find the color you're trying to get rid of and see which shade is its exact opposite. So, if you're trying to mask red spots, a green concealer will do the trick. And purple concealers will even out yellow undertones.

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Yes, it's possible to wear glitter without looking like a middle-school girl. First, apply a lipstick color of your choice. Instead of sprinkling glitter all over the place, use a flat brush to dab a few grains on the center of your lips. You can have fun and mix different shades. Just don't forget to moisturize your lips with a nourishing oil.

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