Ask any woman who has (finally) perfected a cat eye or found just the right shade of highlighter how she feels afterwards, and she’ll most likely say one word: powerful. In an effort to create more of these world-conquering sentiments, we’ve put together an extensive list of the 25 beauty skills we think every woman should learn and master.
Keep flipping to see what they are—and if you’re still shaky when it comes to some, we’ll show you the ropes!
In case you need a guide, we’ve got you covered.
Pictured: Dolce & Gabbana The Bronzer Glow Bronzing Powder (£42)
For example: above your cheekbones and below your brow bone. Lauren Andersen shows us the step-by-step here!
Pictured: Chantecaille Liquid Lumirére Anti-Aging Illuminator (£33)
Perhaps one of the greatest feats of all time, we know—but this makeup artist’s tip might just change your life forever.
Pictured: Ardell Natural Lash (£4)
Pictured: Eyeko Alexa Chung Lash Enhancing Eye Do Eyeliner (£15)
Celeb makeup artist Joey Maalouf says you only need—wait for it—three products.
Pictured: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Cream Shadow Stick (£21)
Anyone can do a haphazard messy bun—a slightly textured ballerina bun, however, will easily take you from the office to evening.
Pictured: Claire's Perfect Bun Hair Styling Tool (£4)
Hint: lip liner and concealer are involved. Need more cloues? Here’s our handy-dandy guide.
Pictured: MAC’s Lipstick (£16) in Candy Yum Yum
Because faking a good night’s rest is one of our specialties.
Pictured: Eve Lom Light Illusion Concealer (£30)
Okay, getting to Queen Bey’s level might be a stretch, but these tricks will help you get close.
Pictured: Jouer Crème Eyeshadow (£16) in Feather
Because you might as well take advantage of the fact that bedhead is chic, if only for now.
Pictured: Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray (£39)
Because not all shine is bad. Scared you’ll look like a teeny-bopper? Just follow our grown-up guide.
Pictured: Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss (£15) in Lovechild
Before you go for the needle, why not consider one of these tricks?
Pictured: MAC Lip Pencil (£13) in Spice
Here’s what you can do other than blot the shine away.
Pictured: Tatcha Original Aburatorigami Blotting Papers (£12)
Our tip? Heat your eyelash curler before curling—it’s like a DIY perm for your lashes!
Pictured: Shiseido Eyelash Curler (£19)
We know it sounds like a crazy feat, but we’ve got one super-effective tool on our side: Vaseline. Here’s how to use it for a perfect mani every time.
Pictured: Vaseline Petroleum Jelly (£2)
Pictured: Fage Yogurt
Or rather, knowing which unlikely spots you’ve been missing all these years.
Pictured: Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Eau de Parfum (£63)
First things first: always exfoliate before putting anything with the words “self-tan” on it. If you look down and see streaks, try one of these tricks to even it out.
Pictured: James Read Tanning Mitt (£7)
Our love-hate relationship with gel polish has a simple, pain-free conclusion.
Pictured: SpaRitual Sanitizable Eco-Nail File (£6)
Trust us—they make all the difference (proof here).
Pictured: Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil (£18)
Need help? Use one of these products if you don’t near an ocean.
Pictured: Davines This Is A Sea Salt Spray (£12)
So you’ve been at the beach all day and now have to jet to a fancy dinner (lucky you). Save yourself a trip home and employ these tricks to take your look from beach to street.
Pictured: Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20
Because everyone deservers to have bombshell volume.
Pictured: Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray (£24)