10 Beauty Hacks You Didn’t Know

July 20, 2014

Ever wanted to get more out of your beauty products, or even learn a trick along the way which can save you some money down the line? Use just one or all of these hacks to really make the most of all your skincare and makeup products. Below are just a few beauty and makeup hacks which will not only save you time, but money as well! Adapt some of these tricks into your usual routine to personalise a one-size-fits-all beauty regime.

1. Apply fake lashes

Do you have trouble applying false lashes since they don’t suit your eye shape? Try cutting them into 2 or even 3 parts for an easier application. Then put a mirror on the table and apply the piece just over your natural lash line.

10 Beauty Hacks You Didn't Know

2. Eyeshadow lines

To achieve a precise eyeshadow line every single time, try and use a post-it note or even tape stemming out from the bottom lash. This will also allow you to draw on a perfect cat-eye flick.

10 Beauty Hacks You Didn't Know

3. Quick curls

If you’re short on time and want to achieve glamourous curls, why not try this fast method instead. Separate your hair into 4 strands and plait them all the way to the bottom. Then flat iron your braids each for 20 seconds before removing the elastic. Apply hairspray to keep it together before heading out the door!

10 Beauty Hacks You Didn't Know

4. Natural highlights

Use lemon juice to naturally highlight hair without the use of hair dye, bleach or ammonia. Simply run wet hair over a lemon to your preferred length. For an added boost of shine, soak hair in a lukewarm bowl of chamomile tea before rinsing with water.

10 Beauty Hacks You Didn't Know

5. Mascara as eyeliner

If you suddenly find yourself out of eyeliner, why not use your mascara? Dip an angled brush into a clump of mascara and apply as usual. Genius!

10 Beauty Hacks You Didn't Know

6. Exfoliate lips

Forget about paying money for lip exfoliators that almost never work, anyway. Simply apply a soothing balm over your lips, then brush over lightly with a toothbrush. This will remove any excess skin which could be compromising your lipstick.

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7. Straighten hair without heat

Yes, this is actually possible. Mix one cup of water with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Pour mixture into a spray bottle then spritz all over the hair before letting it air-dry.

10 Beauty Hacks You Didn't Know

8. Remove eye makeup

Ever find it difficult to remove panda-eye makeup from the night before? Apply extra virgin coconut oil on a cotton tip over the eyelashes to remove any signs of mascara. Even works effectively to remove stubborn waterproof makeup.

10 Beauty Hacks You Didn't Know

9. Nail polish stain

Often nail polish can stain not only nails but your entire hands. Apply a whitening toothpaste on the cuticles and fingertips, then leave on for 10 minutes before scrub off.

10 Beauty Hacks You Didn't Know

10. Perfume last longer

One simple little trick which allows your makeup to last longer is Vaseline. Simply rub a bit of Vaseline or any other petroleum-based moisturiser onto your pulse points before spraying your favourite perfume. This will help it cling onto the skin better.

10 Beauty Hacks You Didn't Know

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