Most, if not all, women are very particular with their looks. Hairstyles, makeup, skincare routine—all of these are a part of most women’s daily lives. Although it should be fun to pamper yourself through the routine of trying to look your best, there are just certain obstacles that keep your beauty routine from being fun into being a chore. For instance, time. It takes time to put on makeup, or to style your hair, or to keep a regular skincare routine. Another obstacle is when you can never get the right look you want. If you need a little help, here are ten beauty hacks that will help you look your best in just a small amount of time.
1. Peppermint Oil Plus Lip Gloss For Fuller Lips
Not satisfied with your lip gloss? Mix it with a little peppermint oil to make your lips look naturally glossier, rounder, and fuller than ever before.
2. Just Wash Your Bangs And Skip The Rest
Bangs are often a necessity for some women but it offers the downside of looking stringy even though the rest of your hair still looks fine. If that’s the case then pull up the rest of your hair into a ponytail and just wash your bangs in the sink with shampoo and conditioner.
3. Keep Your Makeup Remover Next To Your Bed
After a long, busy day, removing your makeup becomes such a heavy chore. Keep your makeup remover and a couple of cotton balls or your makeup remover wipes next to your bed so you can immediately remove your makeup even if you’re already lying down. Sleeping with makeup on will clog your pores and the makeup will stick on your pillows and sheets leading to breakouts even if you skipped removing makeup for just one night.
4. Credit Card Eye Shadow and Eyeliner Guide
Struggling to get that perfect line takes a lot of time. Just use a credit card as a guide for your eye shadow and eyeliner to get a clean, straight, fool-proof line.
5. White Eye Shadow To Make Your Eyes Stand Out
If you want your eyelids to pop out with colour, use a white eye shadow. Put a layer of white eye shadow on your eyelids first before you add the eye shadow colour you want. This will brighten the second eye shadow you added and keep it from rubbing off before the end of the day. Add some more white eye shadow by your brow to highlight it and truly make your eyes stand out.
6. Green And Orange Concealer For An Even Skin Tone
Tone down redness by using green concealer and correct dark circles by using an orange concealer. Colour correcting concealers use complementary colours to efficiently even out your skin tone. Just finish your look with your normal makeup routine.
7. Moisturizer To Lighten Dark Foundation
If you accidentally bought a foundation that’s too dark for your skin tone, lighten it up by mixing a bit of moisturizer to it.
8. Glitter To Hide Overgrown Manicure
More often than not, a good manicure starts looking bad not because it’s chipping off, but because it’s growing out. Hide it by creating an ombré effect with glitter starting at the base of your nails. Of course, this would work with chipped manicure as well.
9. Highlight And Contour With “3”
To quickly highlight your face, make a number 3 with a highlighter two shades lighter than your skin tone, starting from the top of your brow, to just above your cheekbone, until right above your jawbone. To quickly contour, make a backwards 3 with a concealer two shades darker than your skin tone, starting from the top of your temple, to right below your cheekbone, until underneath your jawbone. Blend the shades and you’re done.
10. Contact Solution For Clumpy Mascara
If your mascara is getting flaky or clumpy because you left it open for too long, mix a little contact solution in it to make it last longer. But if you’ve had it for more than three months, throw it out to avoid an eye infection.