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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

Author: Elle Canada

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

 

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

1. Refuse the pre-manicure soak

Opt out of the pre-manicure soak, and go for a dry mani instead. (Nail polish will adhere better to a dry nail, increasing the amount of time your nails look on point.) READ MORE: The best beauty looks from Paris Haute Couture Fall 2015

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

2. Layer your mascara

Apply both waterproof and regular mascara. Layering with different mascaras can give lashes more volume. READ MORE: The most OTT beauty looks from Haute Couture Fall 2015

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

3. Buffer self-tanner for a softer look

To prevent a self-tanner from going on too darkly, combine it with moisturizer for a softer glow. READ MORE: 12 reasons to reconsider boho beauty for summer

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

4. Fake it 'till you make it

Before an event, do a handful of pushups, tricep dips and bicep curls. This helps to get blood flowing to the muscles, making them look more toned (even if you haven't been to the gym in weeks.) READ MORE: Celebrity hair: All the cuts and colours in 2015

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

5. Apply heat to hair masks

When you want to deep condition, apply a mask on hair and then wrap hair in a shower cap. Leave on as long as possible, and gently apply heat from a blow dryer. READ MORE: Body news: The all-Canadian edition

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

6. Use eyeshadow as eyeliner

Dip an angled brush into water then your eyeshadow, and apply along the lash line for makeshift liner. (The water will intensify the look of the shadow.) READ MORE: Makeup at music festivals: What to bring and what to leave at home

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

7. Use a clarifying shampoo to stretch your blowdry

If you're going to go four days without washing your hair, before blow drying use a clarifying shampoo to get all the product gunk out. Or, shampoo hair twice with your favourite brand before conditioning. READ MORE: Adventures in fake tanning

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

8. Never spray perfume in hair

Never spray perfume in your hair, the alcohol will dry it out. Opt for a hair fragrance instead. READ MORE: An ELLE Canada editor attempts the fast metabolism diet

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

9. Apply eye makeup before foundation

Always apply your eye makeup before foundation, so you can clean up any errant product with micellar water without having to reconceal. READ MORE: 16 celeb fragrances that will take you back

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

10. Bath products do double duty

In a pinch, conditioner makes a great shaving cream, and shampoo can be used as body wash. READ MORE: 1 bride, 5 different beauty looks

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

11. Remember your neck

Put serum on the back of your neck (as well as face, neck and decollete) – it's thought to be one of the most overlooked spots on the body. READ MORE: 15 beauty brands with Canadian connections

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

12. Wait before washing freshly coloured hair

To prevent fading, wait as long as three days to first wash hair after colouring. READ MORE: Ruby Rose, Rita Ora and 8 other celeb beauty looks we loved this week

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

13. Flip your bobby pin for better hold

Apply bobby pins upside down (with the grooved edge down, and flat side up) for better grip. READ MORE: 12 beauty secrets from Eva Mendes

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

14. Use for acne pads for ingrowns

Use exfoliating acne pads on your bikini line post-wax to prevent ingrown hairs. READ MORE: The best celebrity tattoos

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15 things beauty editors know that you don't

15. Apply anti-aging serum on hands

Anti-aging serum – it's not just for your face. Apply on the back of your hands to thwart sun spots and other signs of aging. READ MORE: 7 celebs to follow on Snapchat for everything health and beauty

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