We all want to look our best, but name-brand beauty products can be extremely expensive. So, how can we get flawless hair, makeup, and skin? Why, by practicing the following tried and true beauty hacks, of course!
1. Warm Your Curler
To get super curled lashes that actually stay curled, heat your eyelash curler with a blow dryer for a few seconds until it’s slightly warm.
2. Prevent Chipped Nail Polish
The trick to preventing your manicure from chipping? After you’ve painted the nail with upwards strokes, seal the edge of the nail by painting across it.
3. Scotch Tape Stencil
To get perfectly even, smudge-free winged eyeliner, use a piece of scotch tape as your stencil.
4. Set Your Lipstick
To set your lipstick so that it stays in place for hours at a time, hold a piece of tissue over your lips. Take some translucent face powder and dab it over the tissue to seal your lipstick in place.
5. Cover Those Roots
If you’re in between hair appointments and you seriously need to cover those roots, use a Q-tip and eyeshadow that’s the same color as your hair to mask grays.
6. Beachy Waves
For quick and easy, beach-inspired waves, twirl your hair into a couple sections, then run a hair straightener down each section.
7. DIY Spot Treatment
To banish a pesky zit, make a paste using baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the problem area and let it sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing off.
8. Brighten Your Eyes
To instantly make your eyes appear brighter, bigger, and more awake, line your lower lash line with a white or nude eye pencil.
9. Bronzer As Eyeshadow
When you’re pressed for time, use your bronzer as neutral eyeshadow. Since it flatters your skin tone already, it’s a perfect, effortless eye look.
10. Coffee Filter Oil Blotters
There’s no need to go out and buy expensive oil blotting sheets. A plain old coffee filter works just as well!
11. Lipstick For Dark Circles
This might sound crazy, but applying red lipstick to dark undereye circles will lessen their appearance. The red cancels out the dark tones so when you apply your concealer, they’ll be completely hidden.
12. DIY Deep Conditioner
Want to seriously deep condition your hair? Apply a generous amount of mayonnaise to damp hair and let it sit for about 20 minutes. When the time’s up, wash and dry as you normally would.
13. Lip Scrub
To exfoliate your lips and make them appear more plump, you can make a DIY lip scrub using coconut oil and brown sugar.
14. Goodbye Grease
If your hair’s looking a little greasy and you don’t have time to wash it, sprinkle some baby powder onto your roots. Let it sit for a minute or two, then use your fingers to massage the powder into your hair and scalp.
15. De-Puff Your Eyes
If your eyes are looking puffy and tired, steep two green tea bags in hot water. Wait until they’ve completely cooled, then apply the bags to your undereyes.