Sometimes we want to spend less time labouring over our faces and more time out enjoying life. And that’s why we turn to beauty life hacks. Or should I say beauty hacks are a trophy for lazy beauties? Here I have compiled the top 20 beauty hacks, read on to know it:
(1) FULLER LIPS WITH ESSENTIAL OIL
Use a small drop of peppermint essential oil on your fingertip and apply it to your lips. Let your lips absorb the oil for 2-3 minutes before applying a lip gloss to plump your lips.
(2) APPLY MASCARA USING BUSINESS CARD
When applying mascara, hold a business card behind your lashes and apply it in a back and forth motion starting at the roots. You can really put it on this way, coating every lash fast.
(3) LONGER LASHES WITH POWDER
Dust some translucent powder on your lashes between coats. This will make your lashes look much fuller.
(4) WHITE NAIL POLISH AS BASE COAT
Use a coat of white nail polish instead of a base coat. This will make your nail colour stand out more. It will still protect your nails from becoming stained by coloured polishes.
(5) FOUNDATION FIX WITH TURMERIC
If you accidentally purchase a foundation that’s too dark, adding a bit of moisturizer to your mix can help lighten it or turmeric powder to darken the foundation.
(6) CURL LASHES USE HAIR DRYER
Use your hairdryer to slightly heat your eyelash curler. Let it cool a bit, then use as you normally would. The heat will set the curl so it lasts longer.
(7) LIP BALM AS BROW GEL
Use a small amount of lip balm on your eyebrows and then brush them with a spooly to set them in place.
(8) MATTE NAIL COLOR WITH CORN STARCH
Love the look of matte nails? Make your own matte nail polish by mixing any loose powder eyeshadow or corn starch in with a clear polish, then painting the mixture on your nails.
(9) FILL EYEBROW WITH MASCARA
If you have perfectly shaped eyebrows then use brown or black mascara to lightly fill in your brows. Using a q-tip, clean up all the smudges and mistakes.
(10) NATURAL LIP & CHEEK STAIN
Use a fresh beet as the perfect lip and cheek stain. Run a slice of freshly cut beet on the lips or cheek or dab coconut oil on a cotton swab then run the beet on the swab before applying.
(11) EYELINER AS GEL LINER
Simply place the tip of the eyeliner pencil over a flame for one second. Wait about 15 seconds for it to cool down, and apply. This will make eyeliner easier to apply because it makes it softer.
(12) MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK WITH OIL
Matte texture tends to dry out the lips, so if you have chapped lips then moisturize your lips by using a small amount of argan, coconut or sweet almond oil on your lips, thus, preparing the lips to keep matte lipstick fresh.
(13) STICKY BOBBY PINS
Bobby pins slipping and sliding all over the place? Place them on a paper towel and give them a quick spritz of hairspray to make them sticky. These “sticky pins” will stay in your hair much better.
(14) CAMOUFLAGE GREY HAIR
Rose water can be applied over the makeup as a makeup setting spray, providing healthy glow and amazing dewy finish.
Toilet seat covers are ideal for blotting makeup. They are made from similar materials as blotting papers. So, if you are out of blotting papers, reach for a toilet seat cover to blot away excess skin oils.
If you really want your eye shadow colour to pop, use this trick. Apply white eyeliner all over your eyelid. Then apply your favourite shadow. The white will help to intensify the colour.
Wrap a rubber band or band aid around your finger so it lies straight across the nail. Then, use some polish to fix the part of the nail that is sticking out at the top.
Fill a bowl with cold water. Apply your nail colour and dip your fingers in the bowl. It speeds up the drying process.
This easy trick helps fix the under eye creasing problem, allowing you to get the smooth and even under eye areas you want. Using your ring finger, lightly and quickly dab a very small amount of face oil from your outer to inner under-eye corner. Then apply concealer and lightly press the concealer under the eyes. If you notice some creasing later in the day, don’t apply more concealer. Instead, reapply a tiny amount of oil underneath your eyes with the same light tapping motion.
Is there any other beauty hack you use? Let us know in the comments.