Here are 10 hacks to make your day-to-day beauty ritual easier and complete your look in the new year.
- Use tape to get the perfect winged liner
If you have shaky hands, then you’ve probably found that drawing on a cat liner is extremely challenging. With this beauty hack you can now create the perfect winged liner with the help of some tape. Take an inch-long piece of Scotch tape and press it to your hand a few times to dull some of its adhesive power. This will help it from sticking too strongly to your delicate eye area. Place the tape underneath your bottom lashes at the outer corner of your eye and angle it towards your temple.
- Make your blow out last longer
If the front section of your hair is greasy but the rest of your strands aren’t, pull the back section of your hair out of the way and wash only the front section in the sink. Blow-dry the front section again, this way it looks like you got a fresh blow out.
- Use a toothbrush to control fly-aways
Tame those annoying fly-aways with a little bit of hairspray on an old toothbrush and brush the edges of your hair. Your baby hairs will stay put all day.
- Create your own hair mist
Spray perfume onto your hairbrush to leave your locks with a light but lovely scent. Whenever you flick or rearrange your hair, a pleasant smell will be released to those around you.
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- Make your lipstick last all day
After you have applied your lipstick, hold a tissue over your lips and lightly dust translucent powder over the tissue using a fluffy brush. This will help to mattify and make your lipstick last all day long.
- Create wavy, beach hair by using two ingredients
You might have one of those expensive texturizing hair sprays that you love. With this easy hack, you can create some texture in a pinch that’s easy on the pocket too. Mix together 1 cup of sparkling water and a teaspoon of sea salt in a spray bottle to make your own ocean spritz at home.
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- Brighten your smile using Baking soda
Using baking soda can whiten and brighten your teeth! Simply sprinkle some baking soda on your toothpaste and brush your teeth as usual. Allow the toothpaste mixture to sit on your teeth for around 5 minutes then rinse it out. The results vary from per person, but you will most likely notice a difference after one week.
- Make your hair appear thicker with eye shadow
Many women (and men) suffer from thinning hair and it’s most likely to appear when your hair is parted. To make your hair look instantly thicker, brush a little eye shadow in the same color as your roots on your part. It’s a trick that many celebrity hair stylists use such as Jen Atkin; her clients include Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba. You can also use this hack along your hairline if you wear it in a ponytail.
- Make your own pore strips
Buying pore strips regularly can be heavy on the pocket and it’s not always effective. You can make your own pore strips at home that will clean out your pores, leaving the skin soft and smooth – all you need is two ingredients. Mix one teaspoon of unflavored gelatin and one tablespoon of milk in a glass container. Stir well until you get a thick and chunky consistency then pop it in the microwave for exactly 20 seconds. The texture will remain thick but creamier. Grab an old make-up brush and apply the mixture all over your nose. Let it sit for about 20 minutes until it completely hardens. Then, remove the strip and it will take out all of your blackheads and clean out the pores.
- Adjust the shade of your foundation
If you accidentally purchased a foundation that’s too dark or too light for you, adding a bit of “Shade Adjusting Drops” can help to get the perfect shade without wasting your foundation. The “Darkening Drops” helps to darken while keeping the natural depth and the “Lightening Drops” helps to neutralize yellowness and lightens the foundation shade at the same time.