As much as we learn in the way of makeup hacks both on the job and from our wonderful, ever-expanding pool of industry experts, we're constantly blown away by our very savvy readers, too—the pointers and product recs you shout out in the comments section and on social media are gold, and we learn so much from you all every day.
So with this in mind, we put the ask out for your most valuable makeup tips on Instagram and Snapchat (byrdiebeauty)—and boy, did you deliver. From the brilliant ways you get a flawless foundation finish to your methods for clump-free lashes, we're calling it: You're bona fide beauty geniuses.
Scroll down to see some of the best makeup tips of all time, straight from you!
"If your lips are uneven or have little definition around the edge, cover them lightly in foundation and use a q-tip dipped in makeup remover to sculpt and shape your lips. The result is a natural-looking lip shape with definition around the lip line!" — @beautezine (via Snapchat)
"Use a slightly darker shade of blush where you would usually apply (depending on your face shape), and then pop a lighter shade on just the apples of your cheeks. It gives off a radiant, youthful glow." — @emily.butler (via Instagram)
"My #1 makeup tip is to dampen the Beautyblender with MAC Fix Spray ($22) and use it to blend my foundation." — @MarianGMakeup (via Snapchat)
"Double your eyelash volume by applying mascara from the tip of your lashes to the roots—the opposite of what we are used to." — @jessicamerheb (via Instagram)
"Use every online resource to find the products that will serve you best. Research is key! Reviews, forms, and support groups for skin conditions (I have perioral dermatitis) have helped me hone in on the best routine that mixes high and low, prescription and natural. And it makes for an awesome community. That’s my best tip!" — @pebblsrock (via Snapchat)
"Mascara can be very drying and damaging to your lashes, so I keep my use to a minimum. If I know I’m going to be wearing some the next day, I like to coat my lashes with Egyptian Magic before bed." — @lilyscott (via Instagram)
"Moisturize directly before foundation—you use less product and it gives your skin a dewy quality." — @rachaeldempsey (via Instagram)
"Sweep a foundation brush over the top of your blusher to give you that rosy glow look without looking like you have any on." —@zoe_robertson_beauty (via Instagram)
"Take the time to find the right foundation for your face, not your neck or hand." — @the_bilbo_baggins (via Instagram)
"I use powder with SPF for both touch up and sunblock purposes. That way I can reapply sunscreen every two hours or so over my makeup without messing it up." — @maalezo (via Instagram)
"Spraying a setting spray, like MAC Fix+, before applying your highlighter! When it’s still damp, apply the highlighter to the high points of your face and you’ll be able to see your highlight from space." — @alyssawaz (via Snapchat)
"Take your time to conceal properly and with a light hand, especially the redness around your nose." — @silvia_holm (via Instagram)
"Instead of making the perfect winged eyeliner, try to apply a not-so-perfect line using a pencil kohl, then use a dense eyeliner brush to smudge it out into a wing. It's a soft take on the strong winged liner look, plus you can do it in the car!" — @mkoesnadi (via Snapchat)
"To create the ultimate dewy look (and/or if you have dry skin), add a drop of beauty oil to your foundation, then apply." — @itshrian (via Snapchat)
"Dampen a Q-tip with makeup remover and then hold it to the clump and rotate/roll it. It will dissolve and remove the clump without making a mess of the rest of your eyes." — @kel_mcd (via Instagram)
"White eyeliner on your brow bone. Instant eye lift!" — @DBazzarelli (via Snapchat)
"Powder highlighters are my favorite 'eye shadow' for all over the lid (lash line to brow) and are also great for setting eye shadow primer." — @jennystutu (via Instagram)
"Spray hairspray on a toothbrush and brush it on your brows when you are out of brow gel." — @Lizwiecek9 (via Instagram)
"I can never wriggle my eyeliner in between my lashes to tight line without getting loads on my lids, so I'll try my best, then wash my face and do my skincare routine. The washing my face and moisturizing takes off the excess, but anything between my lashes is protected if I am careful not to scrub my eyes too much. I'm left with a subtly defined lash line." — @viking_vic (via Instagram)
"Mix lipstick with liquid foundation for blush." — @jennyennyenny (via Instagram)
"Use eyeshadow primer to prevent creased under eye concealer!" — @@kel_mcd (via Instagram)
"To remove matte liquid lipsticks completely, rub a small amount of Vaseline on your lips and take a tissue, apply pressure, and the lipstick will come right off." — @itshrian (via Snapchat)
"Take the remnants of your blush on your blush brush and sweep on the temples and around the perimeter of the face as the last step. Also, sweep gently over eye socket. Don’t be afraid because it won’t deposit much color, but makes your whole makeup look seem just pulled together. Try it. It’s amazing." — @ponderyourwander (via Instagram)
Don't see your go-to tip here? Shout it out in the comments below!