Beauty is not something that comes natural to every woman. Some have to spend time priming and polishing in order to get the perfect look that they want. While every woman is beautiful in her own right, it is no secret that there are some who look like they spend much more time with their beauty routine than others.
However, this does not mean that every beautiful woman in the world spends hours getting ready every morning. There are hacks or short cuts that you can use to help you to look like you spend hours in the bathroom, while in reality you may only have to spend a few minutes.
Rom hair to makeup, there are always going to be shortcuts that will help you to save time and get that magazine model look, without spending hours or a small fortune in doing so. We have collected a list of 12 beauty hacks that are easy, inexpensive and best of all, very effective. Use one or use them all to get the look that you want in just a few minutes each day.
1. Keep Lipstick Off Teeth
Lipstick on the teeth has plagued women for centuries. Nobody likes to smile and find out that they have red all along their pearly whites. A great way to avoid this is to simply wipe your lips from the inside out. After you finish applying your lipstick, just stick your finger in your mouth and pull it out. Remember making those “popping” noises when you were a kid? This is the same thing. Your finger will wipe away the excess lipstick and leave your teeth shiny white.
2. White Eye Shadow Makes Eyes Stand Out
White eye shadow is a great choice if you really want your eyes to stand out. You just have to layer your lid with white eye shadow and then add the colors that you want. The white will also keep those other colors from rubbing off before the end of the day and you can even add white to the top of the lid by the brow to really make your eyes pop.
3. Use Mascara as Eye Liner
If you have run out of eye liner and you are in a hurry, you can use your mascara instead.Just rub an eye liner brush over the mascara brush and then line your eyes.This works well if your mascara is the same color as the eye liner that you typically use and even if it’s not, it will help you to get your eyes lined in a pinch.The mascara will wash off your eye lids just like it does off your lashes.
4. Apply Concealer in a Triangle Shape
Concealing dark circles and bags under your eyes is much easier when you apply concealer properly. Instead of dotting on concealer in the pattern of your eyes, apply it in a triangle shape. Just dot it on under your eyes and blend downward in the triangle shape. It will perfectly cover up those dark circles and bags and give you the look that you want.
5. Make Your Own Gel Eyeliner
Gel eyeliner is a great way to make your eyes look smoldering and gel tends to last longer than traditional eyeliner pencils. If you notice that your eyeliner rubs off or smudges before the end of the day, you can use gel eyeliner in its place. The problem is that gel eyeliners can be a bit more expensive than pencils. So, just make your own. You just have to take a lighter and carefully heat the end of any eyeliner pencil to create gel eyeliner that looks great and will last all day.
6. Make Your Own Lip Venom
Lip Venom is a tad expensive and you don’t necessarily have to shell out $20 to look like you have. You can just add a drop or two of peppermint oil to your favorite color of lip gloss and get the same results. You can pick up peppermint oil at any natural food store and many grocery stores have it as well. Just add to your lip gloss and mix it in well to get the same results as Lip Venom without the cost.
7. Get Longer, Fuller Lashes with Baby Powder
You don’t have to wear false lashes to get that long, full look. You can achieve the same look by simply dipping a cotton swab into baby powder and running it across your lashes after you have applied a coat of mascara. Then just apply a second coat of mascara and it will adhere to the powder, giving your lashes a much longer and fuller look.
8. Make Your Own Dry Shampoo
If you wake up late and don’t have time for a full shampoo, you can mix your own dry shampoo using just ¼ cup of cornstarch and a few drops of your favorite essential oils. Just apply the mixture to the roots of your hair, comb through and it will keep your hair clean and oil-free for the rest of the day. Note that if you have darker hair, you may want to mix in equal parts of cocoa powder with the cornstarch.
9. Use a Rubber Band to Fix Your French Manicure
If you chip one of the tips of your french manicure, you don’t necessarily have to remove the polish and do the entire thing again. For a quick fix, just remove the portion of the nail polish that is chipped and use a rubber band to section it off. You can then just paint new polish over the area that needs it and be on your way.
10. Treat Bruises with Mouthwash
If you just can’t help but walk into things and you have a fresh bruise, you can treat it with mouthwash. The mouthwash will help the bruise to clear up much faster and instantly makes it look better. Remember this the next time you walk into that table that you keep forgetting you have. Just dab some mouthwash on the area with a cotton swab and it will look and feel much better.
11. Make Your Own Instant Bronzer
Even if it’s winter or you rarely get out in the sunlight, you can look like you have just stepped off the beach. Just mix together 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of cocoa, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. This makes a great bronzing powder that will give you that sun kissed look without actually having to spend any time in the sun.
12. Use Visine to Tone Down Pimples
If you have a zit that just pops up out of nowhere and you have a special evening planned, you can tone down the pimple just a bit by dabbing it with Visine.Visine helps to bring the redness to a bare minimum.Just soak a cotton ball in it and then hold it on your zit for a few minutes.The redness will go away for a few hours and you can cover up the zit itself with concealer.