Beauty Looks & Tips You'll Love, Plus Enter to Win a $75 Gift Card to Your Favorite Beauty Store!

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 08.08.19
Beauty Looks & Tips You'll Love, Plus Enter to Win a $75 Gift Card to Your Favorite Beauty Store!

Makeup trends are always changing. Sometimes it's hard to keep up! We're here with a list of some of our favorite looks that you're sure to love – that never go out of style. Plus, get easy tips for the perfect makeup look every time.

What's your favorite makeup trend or tip? Whether it's timeless or a fun craze, we want to hear about it! Tell us below and enter for the chance to win a $75 gift card to Sephora – or your favorite beauty store!

Natural Brows

We've lived through the pencil-thin eyebrow phase and the thick, overdrawn eyebrow phase. Now it's time to show off those natural brows. Simply groom your brows by brushing them upward with a spoolie brush and then fill in any sparse spots with brow pencil using light strokes. Tip: Once you have the shape and look you want, set your brows with a dab of clear lip balm to keep them in place.

Bold Lips

Rich burgundy, wine red, and dashing maroon. Giving your lips a bold pop of color is a fun way to make a statement. Perfect with light, natural makeup and your go-to mascara. Tip: For a softer look, place the lip color on your finger and dab it onto your lips. For a fuller lip, use a slightly darker lip liner and line just outside your natural lip.

Glossy Lips

If bold lipsticks aren't your thing, try a glossy lip for a subtle yet elevated touch. The newer formulas are a thinner consistency, and lo and behold, less gooey. Gone are the days where you'd find your hair constantly sticking to your lips! Tip: Be sure to prep your lips with a lip balm or moisturizer for a long-lasting, hydrated finish.

Colored Liner

Ready to ditch your basic black liner? Try a swipe of color to brighten and complement your eyes. For blue eyes, try gold, champagne, or navy shades. For green eyes, bronze, rust, or purple shades. For brown eyes, try blue, amber, or gray shades. And for hazel eyes, green, purple, or gold shades. Tip: Start with an eyeshadow primer to keep your lines in place.


Highlighting is perfect for emphasizing those areas on your face where the light naturally hits, giving you a gorgeous glow. Place on the tops of your cheek and brow bones, down the bridge and at the tip of your nose, and over your cupid's bow. You can even place a little on the inner corners of your eyes to brighten your eye look. Tip: If you accidentally use too much, just fade it out with some foundation.

Sheer Foundation

Fresh skin never goes out of style. Embrace your complexion and try a sheer or radiance-boosting foundation for a natural-looking finish that allows your skin to shine through. Start with a little and build as you go, and only target coverage where needed. Tip: Start with a clean face, a good primer, and make sure to blend, blend, blend!

What are your go-to makeup trends or tips? Enter for the chance to win a $75 gift card to Sephora – or your favorite beauty store!

#SheSpeaksBeauty Giveaway

*One lucky contestant will be chosen at random to receive a $75 gift card to the beauty store of their choice, provided the gift card is easily purchased online. Giveaway is open through August 25, 2019 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member hariharian.

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  • Ashiah By Ashiah

    My beauty tip: Patting just a bit of setting powder on your brows be fore you do them, This coats up all the extra moisture from your brows. I tend to see a little shine through my brows.

  • Deidre6 By Deidre6

    I always use a priner on my face then a serum to moisturize further then I apply my eyeshadow primer and shades. My main focus is making my eyes stand out the most.

  • aubs78 By aubs78

    I use an eye shadow the same color as my skin tone as a base for a clean fresh look.

  • Lauramcjk By Lauramcjk

    It's so important to dab concealer on top of the skin with a sponge so it doesn't look cakey. If you rub it in it only accentuates the fine lines and pores. You can use tape at an angle for your liquid winged liner look. Here's one that I use all the time, even though my mom hates how wasteful it is: I buy bandaids from the dollar store to use for my stencil for a perfect french manicure. You only need 5 bandaids- cut them in half and you got 10. I have the biggest issue sitting still to let my nails dry. so I paint my base color let dry-line up the bandaid as far down as you want your curve, and bandaid them up , and paint. Take off your bandaids apply topcoat Then voila perfect uniform french manicure!

  • Kandygurl12 By Kandygurl12

    I suggest sticking to the basics because a naturalish look is better then over doing it

  • kblack2010 By kblack2010

    I love glossy lips and full lashes

  • BandCsmommy By BandCsmommy

    I love the no make-up make-up look but also love to add pizzazz with a little bold lip color

  • superbutt By superbutt

    I usually wear mascara and chapstick, or lipstick.

  • Ferris By Ferris

    I only use mascara and lipstick!

  • skasbaum By skasbaum

    Mine is the face cream and lipstick/lipgloss, I always go for very natural trend.

  • Latina_Pride86 By Latina_Pride86

    I?m not big on make-up but when I do wear it, it?s always SPF moisturizer, a little natural eye shadow and a slight gloss lip with mascara. Simple and sweet!

  • Reighven By Reighven

    At 50y/o I?m loving the ?less is more? face~ NEVER in a million years thought I?d say that! lol

  • lisabrown By lisabrown

    I always wear lipstick

  • Gayle1 By Gayle1

    Vaseline before going into the pool stop the ash on women of color.

  • griselbarreto By griselbarreto

    I wear moisturizer even in my sleep

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