Are you in need of some trusty beauty hacks to make your life easier? These beauty hacks are guaranteed to save you some time, money and much needed energy! These beauty hacks will also have you thinking, ‘where have you been all of my life?’
1. DIY blotting paper
Do you suffer from oily skin and like to use blotting paper through out the day to control the oil? Don’t freak out if you’ve run out of blotting paper! Just use a coffee filter instead. Unused of course. Cut up a few coffee filters and keep them in a zip lock bag for when you’re feeling a bit shiny. Life saver!
2. Matte to dewy foundation
If you only have a matte foundation but want more of a dewy finish, take some facial oil (like Jojoba oil or Argan oil) and mix 2-3 drops of oil into your foundation. Voila!
3. Natural teeth whitener
Fancy an orange for a snack? Whatever you do, don’t throw away that orange peel! Take the orange peel, rub the white part of the peel all over your teeth and let this sit on your teeth for 3-5 minutes. Brush your teeth as you normally would, and enjoy your whiter, brighter smile!
4. No eyeliner?
Have you ever gone to do a bomb winged eyeliner look, and suddenly realised you’re out of eyeliner? No worries! Take some mascara on your eyeliner brush and slay those wings!
5. All-natural spot treatment? Yes, please!
Did you know that you can use raw honey as an all-natural spot treatment? Those nasty pimples won’t stand a chance! The antibacterial properties of raw honey will heal your pimples in no time. Simply apply raw honey to your pimples, get a good nights sleep, and in the morning your pimples will either be completely gone or significantly smaller and less irritated.
6. Bye-bye smudged eyeliner!
Do you struggle with your eyeliner smudging? This beauty hack will help! Take any eyeshadow that is the same colour as your eyeliner and go over your liner with the eyeshadow to set it. No more smudges!
7. Fix your dried out mascara
This beauty hack is a little strange, but trust me, it works! If your mascara is dried out, take the tube of mascara and place it in between your cleavage whilst you do the rest of your makeup. This will warm up the product and cause it to liquefy again! Alternatively, you can place your mascara into a cup of hot water to achieve the same result. This beauty hack also works for dried out eyeliner.
8. Eyeshadow or highlighter?
If you can’t afford or don’t have any highlighter for that glowy makeup look you’re after, you can take any eyeshadow you own and use it as a highlighter! Just make sure the eyeshadow you use is shimmery!
9. Make ANY lipstick matte
Don’t have any matte lipstick? Don’t fret, you can turn any lipstick into a matte lipstick! Apply your lipstick as you normally would, take some translucent powder and pat this onto your lips, with your finger or a brush. Wait for your lipstick to absorb majority of the translucent powder, and then press your lips together a few times.
10. Perfect cut crease every time!
This is another strange beauty hack, but hey, whatever works! Take a spoon, place it over your eyelid where you want your cut crease to be, and start blending your transition shades or crease shades above the spoon. This will ensure your cut crease is nice, even and precise!
11. The mascara struggle
You know when you’ve finished your face makeup, you apply your mascara and it somehow gets all over the place? On your eyelids? On your nose? On your cheek? Then you try and wipe it away and it just becomes a hot mess! The trick is to wait until the mascara is completely dry and then you can wipe it away with a cotton tip. This beauty hack is the best for mascara clean up, removing as little of your face makeup as possible!