Listed below are 25 surprising beauty hacks that actually work! This compilation includes tips and tricks for everything ranging from makeup and hairstyle hacks to perfumes and other quick-fix solutions.
Read on to know some amazing and foolproof beauty hacks that are helpful, easy and time-saving.
1. Turn Your Eyeliner Pencil Into Gel
Burn a candle and hold the tip of your eyeliner pencil over the flame for just two seconds. Let the tip cool down for 15 seconds and you've got your gel pencil in no minute.
This will make the eyeliner smoother, intense and easy to apply.
2. Remove Glitter Nail Polish Easily
We know it's hard to remove but don't you worry about removing glitter nail polish anymore. Simply apply a base coat of plain white glue and let it dry. Next, apply your glitter nail paint and peel it off easily whenever you feel like removing it.
You can use Fevicol or any other craft glue.
3. Smell Good For Longer
Spraying perfume all over yourself is really unnecessary. Just apply perfume on your pulse points- behind your ears, the base of your throat, your wrists, the fold of your elbows and behind your knees.
Apply a fragrance-free cream or jelly first and spray your perfume over it to make the smell last longer.
4. Eye Catching Eye Shadow
Just like your nail polish, you can make the colour of your eye shadow stand out by using a base colour.
First, apply a thin layer of white eyeliner on your eyelids. Then, apply your eye shadow and see the colour intensify immediately.
Applying white eyeliner underneath makes the colour of the eye shadow pop.
5. Hashtag Smokey Eye
Use the hashtag trick to avoid messing up your smokey eye makeup. Take your eyeliner pencil and draw a slightly slanted hashtag on the outer corner of both your eyelids. Next, just smoothly blend it with your eye shadow.
Hashtag your way to Insta worthy smokey eyes!
6. Lasting Lipstick
After you apply your favourite lipstick just hold tissue paper over your mouth and dust powder on it to make the colour last longer. You can also dust powder on tissue paper, fold it in half and press it between your lips once.
This odd trick will even out your lipstick and give it a nice matte finish and it will last the whole day.
7. Get The Perfect Pout
Want your lips to look like Cupid's Bow?
Hold your lipstick and carefully draw an X shape on the centre of your upper lips. Colour your lips using the X shape as your guide. This trick will make your lips look fuller and pouty.
8. Quick French Manicure
Take a thick wrist band made of rubber and wrap it around your finger. Position it properly so that it lies straight across your nail leaving just the top part uncovered. Now you can paint the top part in a straight line easily.
This simple trick will help you draw straight lines for various patterns and designs of nail art.
9. Revive Your Empty Bottle Of Mascara
If your mascara dries up before its date of expiry then you can revive it using saline solution.
Mix a little bit of salt with water and stir well. Add a few drops of the solution to your mascara and it'll work perfectly again.
10. Tame Your Eyebrows
Tame your unruly eyebrows by using a small amount of petroleum jelly.
Coat your fingertip with Vaseline and run it over your eyebrows. Brush your eyebrows once using a brow brush afterwards to give it a feathery look.
This will keep them well-groomed and in place.
11. No Lipstick On Your Teeth
Don't worry about your teeth getting stained by lipstick anymore. Apply your favourite lipstick, put your index finger inside your mouth, close your lips tightly and finally remove your finger.
Any excess lipstick that could have possibly stained your teeth will stick to your finger. Wipe your finger off and smile brightly.
12. Banish Those Dark Circles
If you want to get rid of dark circles naturally, then you can use cucumbers or potatoes. Cut cucumbers or potatoes into thin slices and keep them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Take the slices out and place them all around your eye area to give them a cooling effect.
Wash off with cold water after 15 minutes. You can also wet two green tea bags and follow the same process. This will effectively remove puffiness and dark circles.
13. Fix Your Chapped Lips
Chapped lips are a common problem during winter but they can come unannounced any time of the year.
Don't tear them further or it'll cause bleeding and pain. Just make a little sugar solution, add a few drops of lemon juice and apply it to your lips.
Rub your lips gently using a soft toothbrush and finally wipe off with a thick cotton cloth. Your lips will be clean, smooth and nourished.
14. Make Your Own Eyelash Serum
If you're tired of fake lashes then how about making your own eyelash grown serum?
Mix aloe vera gel, castor oil and one capsule of Vitamin E oil. Store it in a clean glass bottle and apply it on your lashes every night before going to bed. You'll notice your eyelashes growing thicker and fuller within a few months.
15. Overnight Pimple Fix
This trick won't work if your pimple is ripe and mature. However, if your pimple is considerably small, crush an Aspirin tablet with a spoon and mix the powder with water. Apply the paste on your zit and gently wash it off after 5 minutes.
This will treat inflammation and redness making the pimple smaller and less noticeable.
16. Whiten Your Yellow Nails!
If your nails are stained or yellowish in colour then you can quickly whiten them using just toothpaste.
Make sure to use white kinds of toothpaste, not red, bluish or brown ones. Apply a thin layer of toothpaste on your nails and wash them off after 10 minutes to get brighter nails.
17. Steam And Ice
Want to instantly refresh your face?
Carefully hold your face over a pot of boiling water for a few minutes. The steam will open your pores and cleanse your face. Wait for a few minutes, pack ice cubes in a cloth and hold it over your face. This will soothe your face, shrink the pores and improve blood circulation.
Steaming and/or ice treatment will make your face glow instantly.
18. False Eyelash Trick
Applying false eyelashes can be very frustrating. To make the process easier and quicker just cut the fake lash into three separate parts. Apply the eyelash glue using the tip of a bobby pin. This will save your time and energy.
19. Curl Your Lashes Faster
Heat your eyelash curler with your blow dryer and let it cool down a little bit. The heat will style your lashes and will help the curls last longer.
First, pump the curler three times at the base corner of your lash. Repeat the same with the middle and then the starting section of your eyelashes. This will make your lashes look gorgeous.
20. Keep Feet Odour Out The Door
Get rid of smelly feet and stinky shoes for good.
Spray the bottom of your feet with dry shampoo before you put on your shoes. The dry shampoo effectively absorbs oil, sweat and grime hence your feet won't smell anymore.
Keep a teabag inside your shoes when you're not using them to keep them odour free.
21. Conceal Correctly
Apply concealer in the shape of a triangle. Draw the triangle's base under your eyes and the tip pointing down to the bottom of your cheek. This will lift and brighten up your whole face.
22. Pop Up Your Ponytail
Tie your hair in a ponytail. Now insert a few bobby pins halfway inside the rubber band. The pins should be standing vertically. Fluff up your ponytail and let it fall backwards over the bobby pins.
This will boost your hair volume, make your ponytail look higher and keep it in place.
23. Get The Perfect Winged Eyeliner
Hold the handle of a spoon against your eye corner and draw a straight line. Next, hold the rounded part of the spoon on your eyelids and use the curve to draw a winged tip.
Now, simply fill in the shape to get the perfect winged eyeliner look. You can also use clear tape to draw the eyeliner shape perfectly.
24. Out Of Conditioner? Use Mayonnaise
If you're out of conditioner and need a quick solution, just use mayonnaise to deep condition your hair. Concentrate especially on the ends. Mayonnaise contains hair-friendly ingredients like oils, egg yolk, vinegar and lemon juice.
Rinse your hair after 10 minutes. Mayonnaise makes the hair frizz-free, smooth and locks in moisture.
25. Doughnut Bun With Socks
DIY your own doughnut bun using a sock! Take a sock with a tight band and cut off the toe part. Roll the sock down to make the doughnut shape.
Tie your hair in a ponytail and pull it through the hoop. Now spread your hair on all sides to completely cover the sock. Use a plain black elastic and secure your hair bun in place.
Gather the remaining hairs, twist and wrap them around your bun. Secure it finally with a bobby pin and that's how you can make a cute bun!
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