Cotton tips, sanitary pads and sticky tape… Who knew that these products could also be used for your makeup? Make the most of your beauty routine and try the following 10 crazy tips and techniques today!
1. Cotton tips
While this one is a little average, they’re extremely handy and really easy to get your hands on. Dip a cotton tip into micellar water to remove mascara stains, apply highlighter and even create a signature smokey eye.
2. Coffee grounds
Notice a little cellulite making an appearance on your thighs or stomach? Simply combine a handful of coffee grounds with some lukewarm water, then apply in circular motions over the area. With time, they should diminish completely.
3. Ice water
If you’ve given yourself an impromptu manicure and need it to dry ASAP, fill a bowl with icy water and submerge your hands in it every few seconds. It will help to set your nail polish without creasing it.
4. Sanitary pads
Do you ever notice fall-out from your eyeshadow after creating a smokey eye? Simply cut a panty liner in half, then stick it just under your lower lash line. It will catch all of the colour without ruining your makeup. This one can’t be too out-there, especially if Chloe Morello uses it!
5. Red patches
For nasty rashes or red patches which might occur as a sign of stress, simply cool two teaspoons in the freezer and place them over your face. Spoons help to cool down the area without causing additional distress to your face.
6. Face primer
Do you suffer from extremely oily skin? You should probably try Milk of Magnesia. Although this product is actually a laxative, if applied directly onto the skin it has a matte effect on any oily patches – trust us.
7. Broken nails
Fix those broken nails by cutting a tiny piece of fabric from a tea bag, then applying it directly over your nail. After you’ve done that all you need to do is paint over the patch to seal it in place.
8. Puffy eyes
Keep puffy eyes away by chopping raw potato and laying it directly on the most sensitive parts of your face. Potato is full of starch which helps to decrease any puffy or hyper-pigmented patches of skin.
9. Haemorrhoid cream
Did you know that haemorrhoid cream works perfectly to keep dry patches of skin away? The super-concentrated formula is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin, especially during the colder months of the year.
10. Sticky tape
Create that perfect winged liner by using some sticky tape as a general guide. Place it directly between your lash lines, draw it on, then carefully remove for a flawless cat-eye flick.
What are some of your crazy beauty tips? Share in the comments below!
Image via Chloe Morello