Lindsay's Beauty Hacks

by ‎03-18-2016 10:20 AM - edited ‎03-18-2016 04:05 PM


After traveling the world for over a decade and working with the best beauty experts, I’ve learned quite a few backstage beauty tips and tricks. Luckily I’m a girl who loves to share all of her secrets!  I know like me, you are all busier than ever, the last thing we have time to do is spend hours at our vanity.  Women need products that will multitask just a well as they do. Here are five of my favorite beauty hacks that are tried-and-true, even on my busiest days, to keep me looking fresh faced and gorgeous on-the-go!




“V” is key! Here’s my secret to faking 8 hours of sleep: Just apply Wander Beauty’s Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation stick in a “V” shape, start at the inner corner of your eye, glide down the side of your nose and then up towards your cheekbone and gently blend with our Wander Cushion. The “V” shape blends beautifully into your skin, looks much more natural than a half circle shape and creates the illusion of an instant lift. Who doesn’t want that?! Our foundation contains coconut oil and hyaluronic so it keeps your sensitive under eye area hydrated which is key to looking more youthful.  Our formula is also buildable so you can dial up the coverage as much as you want. Even better, this trick can be achieved anytime, anywhere in just a matter of seconds!





I know many women have existing beauty routines, and go-to products they love, especially when it comes to their eye makeup. Here’s an easy way to change it up slightly and draw attention to your eyes! Just apply our Exquisite Eye Liquid eyeshadow, in champagne or bronze, to the center of your lids, it can be worn alone or over your favorite powder shadows. This will brighten your eyes and make them appear bigger.  Our liquid shadow happens to be my latest Wander Beauty obsession and relatively new in the beauty world. It may seem intimidating to apply, but with just a swipe and a quick blend with my fingers, I’m out the door in less than a minute. The best part is our formula won’t budge throughout the day. Our instagram feed has been filled with beauty bloggers applying our Exquisite Eye Liquid shadows over their favorite powder shadows. It adds that touch of dimension, a pop of sheen that is so eye catching!




This is a fun trick I learned backstage at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.  The key makeup artist, to my surprise, applied lipstick to our cheeks. After that was blended he applied foundation on top to slightly mute the color.  This gave us a very natural flush to our cheeks.  In fact, you can apply almost any lipstick to your cheeks, this is especially great if you’re in a rush and only have room for one product in your bag. I recommend sticking with hydrating lipsticks that won’t tug on your skin.


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Everyone woman wants fuller lashes and I know just the trick! I have tried and tested everything out there to create that illusion and have a very easy 3 step process that will work for you. Start by wiggling your favorite brown eyeliner into your lash line, I love our Slide Liner Gel Eyeliner in bronzed brown which has a touch of pearlescence and glides onto your lids like silk. Our formula is infused with avocado oil, jojoba seed oil yet is still waterproof! Next curl your lashes, gently squeeze at the base, another at the middle and one final squeeze at the tip of your lashes. Finish off your look with your favorite volumizing mascara on both your top and bottom lashes.


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Finally, here’s a great tip to fake an instant eyebrow lift! Either use your favorite highlighter or a concealer one shade lighter than your complexion.  Simply apply a swipe below your brow, following the shape of your arch and blend.  Next apply your highlighter or concealer to the top of your brow and blend. It’s such a quick tip but really does make a difference, it’s an easy way to achieve a more youthful appearance at any age!


With these 5 simple beauty hacks you’ve illuminated your complexion and enhanced the shape and allure of your eyes! Which tips will you be trying at home? What are your favorite beauty tips and tricks? Thanks for reading along.  I’m so excited to be back at the Q with Amy Stran! Don’t miss our presentation of Wander Beauty’s Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick airing on 3/18 between 1-3am ET on Inspired Style!




Lindsay Ellingson


Creative Director