How to Apply Makeup Without a Mirror

The most horrifying nightmare of any girl is to be caught in a place where there is no mirror, especially when she needs to do her makeup.

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A makeup mirror is a girl’s best friend; it not only helps to see your face but also assist you to apply makeup flawlessly.

However, if you don’t have a mirror but you still have to apply makeup, then this article would be a guiding angle for you. Here, we have discussed more than a few tips and tricks about how to apply makeup without a mirror so that you are always ready with or without a mirror.

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1. Think Before Applying Your Base

Doesn’t matter if you are using a cream foundation or a liquid one, blending it can be a very tricky business, especially when you don’t have a makeup mirror to look at. You can ruin your whole look right at the start by not applying the base flawlessly.

When there is no mirror to view your face for the makeup session, we would suggest you skip the foundation altogether. Instead, opt for a tinted moisturizer (try out this Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30) or a BB or CC cream (we prefer the Erborian CC Cream High Def Skin Perfector) to build your base. Aside from being a safer bet, these creams and moisturizers are also capable of creating a flawless base on your face for the makeup.

The reason we are recommending tinted moisturizers and BB or CC creams is that they are less pigmented and therefore, easy to blend. They will blend easily with the skin and won’t leave behind any streak or uneven skin tone.

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2. Don’t Forget to Powder Up

Applying Makeup Powder

Thankfully, there are some products that are extremely easy to apply even without a mirror and a face powder is one of them. A suitable face powder, like this Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder, not only helps to set the base perfectly but it also controls shine and oil like no other. And that’s why; never forget to put on a face power right after applying the base, even when you are not using a mirror to do your makeup.

The technique of applying powder is quite easy. Dab an excellent quality powder brush with your favorite face powder and move it in a circular motion on your face to make sure it is blended well without any streak. After that, press a tissue all over your face gently to make sure that the powder is also perfectly set on the base.

3. Use Your Fingers

When you are bound to put on makeup without a makeup mirror, using your fingers is a better option than using brushes. That is because, with a brush and without a mirror, there is a high chance that you might ruin your makeup rather than applying it perfectly. Using fingertips gives you immense control over the application process and results in a decent outlook even without a mirror.

However, when putting on your every shadow or lip balm or blush with fingers, make sure that your hand is completely clean. Wipe your hands with Sanitex Cleaning Hand Wipes, otherwise, you might transfer bacteria from your hands to your sensitive face and cause infections.

4. Skip the Eyeliner

Using Shadow Sticks

Even when you are applying your makeup with a mirror, doing your eyeliner is a bit challenging to be honest. And without a mirror, it’s next to impossible.

So should you skip applying eyeliner altogether?

The answer is yes. Instead of trying to line your eyes with liquid eyeliner, we would suggest you try something else to deck up your eyes with. You can try out shadow sticks, like this Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, in brown or other colors to provide depth and dimension to your eyes in conjunction with your makeup look. After putting your favorite color on the eyes, never forget to blend, blend, and blend. Perfectly blended shadow would never let you down, even when you have applied it without looking to a mirror.

5. Stick to Soft Lipsticks or Lip Tints

Even if you have your heart set on a bold, bright lip, we would recommend you to skip it when you are doing makeup without a mirror. Unless you are an expert in applying lipstick without seeing the reflection of your lips, there are high possibilities that you would smudge it and ruin your whole look at the end.

Instead of trying a bolder lip, it would be a much wise decision to opt for a tinted lip balm, like the Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balm, because lip balms tend to be quite sheer and its sheerness will not draw attention even if you don’t apply it perfectly.

6. Opt for Clear Mascara

Using Clear Mascara

You might be one of those girls who hate to leave their home without putting on mascara, but trying to apply it without a mirror might be a recipe for disaster. Without a mirror, you won’t have total control and you would 100% mess up your eye look.

However, if you are still stubborn to add a little extra curl or volume to your lashes, then clear mascara is your best bet. A clear mascara, such as the L’Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Lash Boosting Conditioning Primer Mascara, would not only help you to enhance the look of your lashes but also won’t create a mess and ruin your eye makeup even when you apply it without a mirror.

Final Words

Now that you know some of the most prominent techniques to do your makeup without a mirror, we are sure that from now on, you won’t freak out with the thought of applying makeup sans a makeup mirror. 


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