Looking good and presentable is now easy, thanks to some simple beauty hacks that you can try very easily at your homes.
These hacks are a boon for every woman as they help her to undergo a magical transformation within minutes, without spending a lot of time and effort. If you master the art of getting these beauty hacks right, you can save a lot of money that you would have otherwise spent on the salons.
Though there are plenty of effective and useful beauty hacks, here we have mentioned the top 17 hacks that you must know. Try these right now and watch in awe, the magic they do to your looks.
1. Don’t Have Time For A Manicure?
Did you notice your overgrown and irregularly-painted unkempt nails just when you are heading out urgently for a party? Getting a manicure done or trimming your nails is going to take you a lot of time.
The best beauty hack you can employ, in this case, is the glitter effect. Apply some colorful glitter on the places where the nails are irregular, and you are good to go!
2. Plastic Wraps For Removing Blackheads
You are all ready to go out with your friends when you spot blackheads on your nose. You rush to your dressing table only to find that you don’t have any pore strips left.
What do you do? A good idea is to use plastic food wraps that are available in your kitchen. Wash your face with warm water and apply a greasy moisturizer on the affected areas. Now apply a plastic wrap over this area and cover with a coil. Place a warm (hot, preferably) towel over it.
After 5 to 10 minutes, remove the towel and wrap it. Use a napkin to rub the area gently along with the cream. You will notice the blackheads falling off smoothly. Wash your face with cold water, apply your toner and off you go!
3. Apply Eyeliner Easily
Do you want to apply eyeliner smoothly without any hassles? A simple trick is to show the tip of the pencil on low heat for a second. The pencil tip will turn into a gel-like consistency, which becomes very easy and smooth-flowing for you to apply over your eyes to highlight their beauty.
4. Quick Application Of Makeup
Most of the makeup products such as moisturizer, toner, cleanser, etc. can be applied over one another only when the previous layer has dried completely.
This ensures that your makeup settles well on your face and prevents the formation of cakes or uneven areas while applying other products.
When you don’t have the time and patience for the layers to dry completely before moving on to the next steps, you can follow a simple tip. Use a blow-dryer on a cool setting directly on your face to ensure that the makeup dries up quicker than you ever imagined.
5. Test Your Makeup Multiple Times
To ensure that you have applied makeup properly and evenly all over your face, you need to follow a simple step. After application, check your makeup under different lights – in your drawing room, bathroom, in your car, etc. This will help you find out issues if any.
6. Thick Eyelashes Within Minutes
Here is a simple, quick and effective tip to get thick eyelashes within minutes. Thanks to this hack, you can now flaunt your beautiful lashes wherever you go.
Use a disposable mascara wind to roll in a bowl of loose powder. Tap the wand well to get rid of the unnecessary powder. Now, sweep the powder over your eyelashes horizontally and vertically. Apply a couple of coats on the upper eyelash with your mascara, as usual.
Now, use a thin mascara wand for applying mascara on the lower eyelashes. This will accentuate your upper lashes and make them look thicker than they already are.
7. Use Your Lipstick When You Are Too Lazy To Apply Makeup
There may be days when you are too tired and exhausted to apply makeup. This is when your good, old lipstick comes to your rescue. Apply a little bit of lipstick on your cheekbones, jawbones, and lips. Use your finger to blend the lipstick gently on these areas.
You will be surprised to find that this simple beauty hack has the potential to provide you with a natural glow, without trying too much.
8. Apply Mascara Properly
Not everyone is blessed with long and beautiful lashes. However, even when you don’t have long lashes, you can now make them look longer with a simple beauty hack. We are sure you must be using a good quality of mascara to highlight your lashes but in vain.
You might have also tried many brands of mascara with the hope of getting a better result than before. What you have to understand is that the way you apply the mascara is what matters and not the brand that you use.
Always apply mascara towards your nose, instead of applying it in an upward motion. This will make your eyelashes look wider and longer than their original size.
9. Coffee Powder To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under The Eyes
Coffee powder and extra virgin coconut oil are rich in antioxidants that help to keep your skin free from oxidative stress. You can use these two ingredients to solve many issues such as dark circles under the eyes, puffy eyes, lifeless eyes, etc.
Mix about 2 tablespoons each of organic coffee powder and extra virgin coconut oil in a bowl to make a paste. Apply this under your eyes and leave it on for five minutes. After five minutes, tap off the coffee power and massage the oil well on your skin. Do this daily to say goodbye to dark circles within a week.
10. Correcting Imperfect Eyeliner Applications Easily
One of the most common problems that you will face when applying makeup is an uneven application of the liner, resulting in messy smudges at the corners of the eyes.
When you try to wipe them off, you may make the look shabbier than it already is. This is where this simple hack will come to your reduce. All you need to do is to coat a cotton swab with petroleum jelly and use it to wipe off messy areas very easily without causing any messiness.
Now, you can use all types of eyeliners with increased confidence because you know how to correct the mistakes that happen during application.
11. Want Your Perfume To Last Forever?
Have you ever wondered why your perfume evaporates quickly from your clothes and body within a few hours, in spite of applying a lot of it when you leave for work?
Changing different brands of perfume won’t help you because the mistake doesn’t lie in the brand that you are using but in the method that you follow for applying perfume.
There are a few sensitive points in the human body. When perfume is applied to these points, the fragrance stays for a long time.
These points are behind the ears, behind the knees, base of the throat, inside the elbows and the wrist. Target only these areas when you use your perfume and enjoy the aroma emanating from your body for a long time.
12. Getting Rid Of Dark Underarms
Are you embarrassed to wear your favorite sleeveless dress because of your dark underarms? Your underarms can become dark when you use chemical-rich products for shaving, due to over-exposure to the sun, excessive sweating, etc.
Don’t worry; regardless of the reason, you can now lighten your underarms naturally with the help of simple home ingredients. The best part of this hack is that your underarms will never go back to becoming dark again when you follow these.
- Lemon – Rub two lemon slices on the dark areas of your underarms. Wash it off after 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat the process for 15 days to notice a visible difference.
- Milk – Dip a cotton ball in some milk and rub the ball over your underarms. Wash it off with cold water after about 15 minutes. Repeat this process for 3 weeks to lighten the skin tone of your underarms.
- Lemon & Baking Soda – Make a thick paste by mixing one tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Scrub this paste well on your underarms and wash off after 5 minutes. Repeat this process for about thrice a week for best results.
- Potato – Rub one slice of potato on your dark underarms. Wash off after about 25 minutes. You can repeat this process daily to get rid of the dark skin tone in your underarms as quickly as possible.
13. Bring Life Into Your Eyes Quickly
In spite of using the best eyeliner and eye shadow products, do your eyes look dull and lifeless? One of the simplest beauty hacks that you can follow to get rid of this problem is to use a nude eye pencil on the waterline.
When your waterline is highlighted with a nude pencil, it makes your upper and lower lashes look brighter, bolder and wider than before, thereby highlighting the beauty of your eyes.
14. Don’t Throw Away Your Empty Makeup Bottles
It sounds a bit weird to read this, isn’t it? However, the truth is, your makeup bottles aren’t empty. If they are mineral-based products, you can still employ a simple hack to get the most from them, thereby justifying the price that you paid for them.
Use a penny to scrape through the bottom part of the bottle and you will find that you still have a lot of makeup in it to last you for a week, at least!
15. Making Your Mascara Last Long
When you don’t use your mascara for some time, you may notice that it becomes dry or forms lumps, thereby making it difficult for you to use it.
What is your usual course of action, in this case? Most of you would just throw away this mascara and get a new one.
However, you can save a lot of money by following a simple hack. When you notice a dry or clumpy mascara, you can bring it back to the usable form by mixing two to three drops of eye drops in it. This will lubricate the mascara and render it useful once again.
16. Smoky Eyes Within Seconds
In the morning, when you go to work, you use your eye-liner perfectly on your eyes to highlight their beauty. However, in the evening, when there is a party, you would like to give yourself a carefree look without spending too much time or effort.
What do you do? The best way to look careless and sexy at the same time is through sporting smoky eyes. Use a cotton swab to smudge your eyeliner on both of your eyes gently to make them look smoky within seconds!
17. Avoid Lipstick On Teeth
More often than not, you may be embarrassed to note that some of your lipstick has got on to your teeth. When you smile or talk, other people may notice this, thereby making you feel uncomfortable.
A simple tip to avoid this problem is to put your finger into your mouth as soon as you have applied lipstick. With the finger inside your mouth, close your lips over it.
Take the finger out and you will notice that the additional lipstick, if any, has got on your finger, thereby protecting your teeth from stains.
These beauty hacks may appear very simple, but they are very effective in saving you from near makeup-disasters. It only requires a little bit of presence of mind to get things sorted out to achieve the perfect look. The other important point to remember is that makeup products are quite expensive, these days.
Therefore, you should try all the hacks that you know to get the most out of them and get the full value for your money. Before discarding any product, always think if it can be made useful by some trick. This will save you a lot of money as well. Try these simple hacks and feel the difference for yourself.