Top 10 Best Makeup Tips and Hacks of 2024

Beauty and makeup hacks are always doing the rounds on social media, but which ones actually work, and which trends are the best in 2023? If you’re overwhelmed by the masses of videos claiming to show you the best makeup tips this year, don’t worry.

We’ve broken it down with ten simple hacks to ensure you look and feel your best every day this year, no matter what the occasion. 

Whether you struggle with finding the right face makeup products or don’t know what color of eyeshadow is in style this year, we’ve got you covered. Read on if you want to be a beauty expert in no time! 

Makeup Tips and Hacks

1. Use the Three-Dot Method for Symmetrical Brows

Do you need help to get your brows on point? It happens to the best of us, but a pretty simple solution has been doing the rounds on TikTok lately. 

All you have to do is draw a couple of dots, and you’ll have symmetrical brows that are also just the right length. The dots should be: 

  1. At the side of your nose
  2. Lined up with your pupil 
  3. At the end of your eye

Once you’ve done that, just join the dots, and you’ll have perfect brows – thank us later! 

2. Try Browns on Your Lips and Eyes

Warm, neutral brown tones are hot in 2023. The best part? You probably already have many products in these shades in your makeup bag. 

Bright, bold shades are out this year, and browns are the way for your lips and eyes. Everyone can try out this trend as it looks incredible with all skin tones – what better excuse do you need to try a new look this year? 

3. Avoid Airbrushing Products

Airbrushing products might have been popular recently, but they’re not moving forwards into 2023. These products might aim to give you flawless coverage, especially if you have less-than-perfect skin, but that’s often not what they do. 

Full-coverage foundation can leave you cakey and dry – the last thing you need! Instead, see our next tip to keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh.

4. Prep Your Skin with a Moisturizing Primer

You might have the best makeup, but it won’t look its best if you don’t prep your skin properly with primer first. This is not something new for 2023, but it’s just as important this year as ever. 

The best part is there’s a primer for all skin types, and choosing the right one will make your foundation look even better. Hydrating primers add moisture to dry skin so your makeup doesn’t look flaky. In contrast, anti-shine primers will mean those with oily skin won’t look shiny after applying foundation.

5. Try a Metallic Eyeshadow

Neon hues are out, and metallics are in for 2023. Gone are the days of making your eyeshadow visible from space – this year, it’s all about that subtle shine.

Beauty fans will love how easy wet-look eyeshadow is to get right. A simple swipe of highly-pigmented shadow that catches the light beautifully is all you’ll need.

6. Keep your Lips Moisturized

Nothing is worse than dry lips, which are especially common in the winter months. Although summer is coming, keeping your lips moisturized and hydrated is always essential.

Gently scrubbing the lips with a warm washcloth for up to 30 seconds, then applying some moisturizing lip balm is the perfect way to prepare your pout for some color. 

7. Update your Lash Routine

If you can do a straightforward thing to upgrade your beauty regime in 2023, let it be this: take care of your lashes.

We recommend non-waterproof mascara, as it’s better for your lashes, and we also suggest you throw away any unused product after three months. That’s right – makeup has a shelf life like the jars at the back of your fridge. 

For an instant lift, use an eyelash curler before applying mascara, and always take your mascara off at the end of the day to keep your lashes in tip-top condition. 

8. Concealer Will Give you the Appearance of an Eye Lift

Concealer is a real miracle product in your beauty kit and can be used for almost anything. But if you’re wondering how to apply concealer for the best effect, consider using it to contour your eyes. 

Smooth a little concealer from the crease of your eyes out to your temples with upwards strokes, and you’ll have results similar to an eye lift but at a fraction of the cost and none of the pain.

9. Try Graphic Eyeliner and Eyeshadow Styles

Graphic eyeliner and eyeshadow is a scorching trend this year. It might not be the easiest to nail the first time (keep your makeup remover handy!), but when you do get it right, the results are nothing short of astonishing. 

To get this look, you’ll want to make the most of negative space – so use the product just above your lash line, leave most of your lid without, then apply another stroke across the crease of your eye. 

Like we said, a bit tricky, but armed with a good-quality kohl pencil and a little makeup remover, you’re sure to look incredible when you get this look right. 

10. Setting Spray Will Keep you Looking Perfect All-Day 

Again, setting spray isn’t new in 2023 but is as valuable now as ever. After all, you’ve followed our other nine tips above to perfect your look, so why wouldn’t you want to make the most of it by having it stay in place all day? 

To use these products to your advantage, you’ll want to spray first in an X and then in a T shape across your face from a distance of around six inches. 

Julie Higgins
Julie is a Staff Writer at She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.