The 12 Most Popular Beauty Hacks

Looking to save time, money and sanity? Then go ahead and try these shortcuts to make your beauty regime hassle free – We are in absolute heaven!

The 12 Most Popular Beauty Hacks

1.SANITIZE YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES 

Forget using special brush cleansers; why not try mixing your makeup brushes into a wet antibacterial soap or even better try using Johnson’s baby shampoo – we noticed Johnson’s baby shampoo leaves the brushes soft and immensely clean. Rinse your brushes using cool or luke warm water and put them onto a towel to allow them to dry.

2. LOCK DOWN EYE SHADOW

Prior to applying eye shadow onto your eyelids, why not try using a eye shadow base/primer onto your eyelids, this will allow for the eye shadow to stay put for hours on end without creasing, but also helps for the eye shadow color to pop.

3. REFRESH DRIED-OUT MASCARA

To refresh you’re dried out mascara wand, try adding some saline solution (used for contact lenses) to the tube and shake your wand in and out to soften the mascara.

4. PREVENT POLISH STAINS

Before removing nail varnish from your nails, ensure you apply some cuticle oil to your nails and massage onto your skin. The cuticle oil barrier will prevent any color from staining your skin when removing any polish.

5. SCORE ENDLESS SHADES OF LIPSTICK

Ever tried to mix petroleum jelly and eye shadow? Sound bizarre? Well this is the new trend for beauty lovers – eye shadow and petroleum jelly is the perfect DIY lipstick to be wearing on your lips. It’s quick & easy to do – mix your fave eye shadow to petroleum jelly and there you have it! A pout to die for…

6. GET A CLEAN SMOKY EYE

Before you start creating your eye look, pop on a pair of under eye treatment patches – those strategically placed patches are perfect for catching fallout from eye shadow, so you don’t have to worry about having any smoky cheek bones.

Try the following popular brands –

  • Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
  • Karuna Renewal + Eye Mask
  • Patchology Flash Patch Eye Gels
  • Sephora collection eye mask

7. GIVE BOBBY PINS STAYING POWER

To get the most grip out of bobby pins, try spraying the pins with aerosol or hair spray for a nonslip staying power – making use of aerosol or hair spray will ensure the bobby pins don’t slide anywhere.

8. BLUSH BEFORE BASE

The truth is, you just cannot cut corners with your blush application. Blending takes time, and so does choosing the right shade, the right formula and where to put it on your face. To avoid a bright flush, try sweeping on the blush first and then apply your favorite liquid or powder foundation to add a glow to those rosy cheeks.

9. PLUMP YOUR POUT

Begin with a clean lip….Get a tiny bit of cinnamon and Vaseline, mix them together on or in a container of choice….Apply the mix to your lips….Leave the mixture on for a bit then when fullness is achieved carefully wipe off….To finish of then Apply an extra outer coat of Vaseline or lip gloss.

10. THICKEN YOUR FINE HAIR

Brown powder is designed to stick to hair – this is why many professional’s use it to strengthen a thin part of uneven hairline, also my mum uses brow powder on her hairline to cover up any thinning of her hair. Swirl it onto areas where the hair is thin with an eye shadow brush, this will ensure to cover any patches. A really good product to use is the WOW Root cover up which can be purchased through Amazon and leading online retailers.

11. GET BEACHY WAVES IN SECONDS

If you can’t get enough of your flat-iron already, here is a style which can be achieved in minutes. All you need for achieving beachy waves is a beach salt spray and a hair straightener. Create four basic plaits, and then run some straightening irons down the lengths of each plait – there you have it your beachy waves in seconds! To name a few good products use the following:

  • BB Surf Spray
  • Redken beach envy volume
  • Tony & Guy sea salt spray
  • Schwarzkopf got2b beach matt texturizing salt spray

12. CONTOUR FLAWLESSLY

Technique is everything when contouring the face and knowing where to apply the appropriate market is key. Bronzer can help to enhance your complexion, try to pick something that compliments the natural pigments in your skin. If you have warm undertones, opt for something with a peach base. If you have cooler undertones, pick an earth-colored bronzer.

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