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25 Life-Changing Beauty Hacks You Must Check Out!

posted in Beauty
08/09/2016
  • 1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.

If you have a hard time keeping your bobby pins in place, try flipping the pin over. The straight side is slicker & won't grip as well as the wavy, more textured side.
    1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.

    If you have a hard time keeping your bobby pins in place, try flipping the pin over. The straight side is slicker & won't grip as well as the wavy, more textured side.
  • 2. Insert bobby pins into your ponytail holder vertically to prop up your ponytail.

Put your hair in a ponytail, insert 2 or 3 bobby pins halfway inside the elastic & facing downward toward the crown of your head. Then, fluff your ponytail & flip it over for a fuller look that won't sag or droop.
    2. Insert bobby pins into your ponytail holder vertically to prop up your ponytail.

    Put your hair in a ponytail, insert 2 or 3 bobby pins halfway inside the elastic & facing downward toward the crown of your head. Then, fluff your ponytail & flip it over for a fuller look that won't sag or droop.
  • 3. Texturize milkmaid braids with a teasing brush or toothbrush.

French maid braids look best when roughed up a little to achieve that lived-in look. To get that effect instantly, take a teasing brush or a toothbrush, & texturize the braids by brushing them against the way they've been braided.
    3Texturize milkmaid braids with a teasing brush or toothbrush.

    French maid braids look best when roughed up a little to achieve that lived-in look. To get that effect instantly, take a teasing brush or a toothbrush, & texturize the braids by brushing them against the way they've been braided.
  • 4. Twist your hair, & slip your bobby pin underneath to discreetly pin back your strands.

Insert a b-pin with the open end pointing toward your face in the opposite direction of the section you're pinning back. If 1 isn't strong enough, try using a larger one/reinforce it with a 2nd pin right below.
    4. Twist your hair, & slip your bobby pin underneath to discreetly pin back your strands.

    Insert a b-pin with the open end pointing toward your face in the opposite direction of the section you're pinning back. If 1 isn't strong enough, try using a larger one/reinforce it with a 2nd pin right below.
  • 6. Make your nail polish dry faster by soaking your nails in ice water after painting them.

Fill a bowl with ice & water, & soak your nails for a few minutes after painting them. The cold water will set the paint & help your nails dry faster.

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  • 7. The most flattering way to apply concealer is to draw a triangle with the base under your eye & the point toward your cheek. 

This shape not only conceals dark circles, but it also instantly creates the illusion that your face is lifted.
    7. The most flattering way to apply concealer is to draw a triangle with the base under your eye & the point toward your cheek. 

    This shape not only conceals dark circles, but it also instantly creates the illusion that your face is lifted.
  • 9. Contour & highlight with 2 concealers: 1) 2 shades darker than your skin tone & 2) 2 shades lighter. 

Just draw the lighter shade on the areas that catch light, & use a darker one to shade in the areas that are naturally shaded. Then, blend with a buffing brush like this one from Tarte Cosmetics. 
    9. Contour & highlight with 2 concealers: 1) 2 shades darker than your skin tone & 2) 2 shades lighter. 

    Just draw the lighter shade on the areas that catch light, & use a darker one to shade in the areas that are naturally shaded. Then, blend with a buffing brush like this one from Tarte Cosmetics. 
  • 10. Foundation stains with a little bit of shaving cream. 

If you take off your shirt and accidentally smudge your makeup on the collar, just wipe a dollop of shaving cream on the spot to pretreat it before tossing it in the wash.
    10. Foundation stains with a little bit of shaving cream. 

    If you take off your shirt and accidentally smudge your makeup on the collar, just wipe a dollop of shaving cream on the spot to pretreat it before tossing it in the wash.
  • 11. Add saline solution to a flaky mascara formula to re-wet it. 

You're only supposed to keep mascara for 3 months, because beyond that point, it can collect bacteria & lead to eye infections. However, if your mascara dries up within 3 months, revive it with a couple drops of saline solution.
    11. Add saline solution to a flaky mascara formula to re-wet it. 

    You're only supposed to keep mascara for 3 months, because beyond that point, it can collect bacteria & lead to eye infections. However, if your mascara dries up within 3 months, revive it with a couple drops of saline solution.
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To do it, hit the lash curler with your blow dryer until it heats up, wait until it cools slightly but is still warm (you want to be sure not to burn your eyelid), and then clamp down on your lashes to curl them.
    12 | Continued

    To do it, hit the lash curler with your blow dryer until it heats up, wait until it cools slightly but is still warm (you want to be sure not to burn your eyelid), and then clamp down on your lashes to curl them.
  • 13. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.

Hold your kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder-to-apply line), under the 🕯flame for 1sec., let it 🌬cool for 15 seconds, & watch the consistency change. Glide it on for instantly smudgier formula.
    13. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.

    Hold your kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder-to-apply line), under the 🕯flame for 1sec., let it 🌬cool for 15 seconds, & watch the consistency change. Glide it on for instantly smudgier formula.
  • 14. Use the handle & the round edge of a spoon to create perfect winged liner.

Hold the handle of a spoon against the outer corner of eye, & draw a straight line. Then, flip the spoon so it's hugging your eyelid, & use the rounded outer edge to create a perfectly curved, winged tip. 
    14. Use the handle & the round edge of a spoon to create perfect winged liner.

    Hold the handle of a spoon against the outer corner of eye, & draw a straight line. Then, flip the spoon so it's hugging your eyelid, & use the rounded outer edge to create a perfectly curved, winged tip. 
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After you've made your outline, fill it in, and draw a line across your lashline to finish the look.
    14 | Continued 

    After you've made your outline, fill it in, and draw a line across your lashline to finish the look.
  • 15. Dust baby powder over your eyelashes between the 1st & 2nd coats of mascara to plump up your lashes.

Translucent powder or baby powder has grip, so it will stick to your lashes in between each coat of mascara, making your lashes appear more voluminous. 
    15. Dust baby powder over your eyelashes between the 1st & 2nd coats of mascara to plump up your lashes.

    Translucent powder or baby powder has grip, so it will stick to your lashes in between each coat of mascara, making your lashes appear more voluminous
  • 16. Get the perfect smokey eye by drawing a hashtag - # - on the outer corner of your eyelid and smudging it out with the sponge.

Keep drawing hashtags and smudging it out to get a darker, smokier look.
    16. Get the perfect smokey eye by drawing a hashtag - #on the outer corner of your eyelid and smudging it out with the sponge.

    Keep drawing hashtags and smudging it out to get a darker, smokier look.


  • 17. Clear tape as a no-fail cat-eye guide.

Place the edge of the tape in line with your bottom lash line and angle the top toward the end of your eyebrow.
    17. Clear tape as a no-fail cat-eye guide.

    Place the edge of the tape in line with your bottom lash line and angle the top toward the end of your eyebrow.
  • 18. Use cold green tea bags to decrease puffiness under your eyes.

The quickest way to de-puffing and tightening your under-eye skin is to apply a cold, caffeine-based product, like two cold green-tea bags, under your eyes for 5 or 6 minutes.
    18. Use cold green tea bags to decrease puffiness under your eyes.

    The quickest way to de-puffing and tightening your under-eye skin is to apply a cold, caffeine-based product, like two cold green-tea bags, under your eyes for 5 or 6 minutes.
  • 19. Don't apply black liner all around your eye and in your waterline. This will make your eyes appear much smaller than they are.

Instead, line the top with black liner, the bottom with brown liner, and the waterline with nude liner to really open your eyes. 
    19. Don't apply black liner all around your eye and in your waterline. This will make your eyes appear much smaller than they are.

    Instead, line the top with black liner, the bottom with brown liner, and the waterline with nude liner to really open your eyes. 
  • 24. Display pretty fragrances on top of a cake stand.
    24. Display pretty fragrances on top of a cake stand.

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