Beauty and makeup hacks are conquering the world of social networking websites, offering viable alternatives to surgical enhancements. But sometimes there are so many of them pouring in that you feel overwhelmed and lost as to which ones are genuine and can be used at home to perfect your look.
We at Healthli chose 18 exceptional beauty and makeup tricks that can become your daily routine.
18. Toothpaste + baking soda for blackheads
If you’re tired of blackheads on your T-zone, mix a bit of toothpaste with baking soda. Use a new toothbrush to gently rub it on your chin, nose, and forehead for a few minutes. Then wash it off with warm water. The mixture gets rid of blackheads and cleans the skin of extra oil.
Beware that toothpaste might be unsuitable for sensitive skin. If you develop a rash or itchiness, discontinue use immediately.
17. Eyelash lift
Applying mascara every morning and again if you’re going out for dinner can sometimes feel tiresome. Some people might even be allergic to the components of mascara. Fret no more! There is a great solution: eyelash lifts. You can either visit a beauty salon or use one of the DIY kits sold online.
16. Plumper lips
Lip augmentation, with all those needles and blood, can scare anyone. But there is a simple way to make your lips plumper: just take a fork, and gently poke your lips. This will increase blood circulation and make them look sexier. Then apply your lipstick or lip gloss.
15. Easy fringe trimming technique
If you have no time to go to the hairdresser, then you can try trimming your fringe at home. Separate the hair you want to cut, twirl it a little, and then cut with scissors. Now you just need to make a few final snips to tidy up the shape. Done!
14. Duct tape curls
Our grandmas taught us to use newspaper or pieces of cloth to curl our hair. But there is a 21st-century method! Get some duct tape, and cut it into pieces of even length. Fold so that the sticky part is inside, and then use as curlers. Sleep on them for a night, and you will have beautiful curls in the morning.
13. Matching lip gloss with nail color
This is probably one of the coolest and easiest hacks. We all want that perfect color match for both our lips and nails. But what if you don’t have a matching nail polish at hand? Use your lip gloss or lipstick instead. Apply it to each nail, and then cover with 2 layers of top coat. Done! You’ve got yourself a perfect match for your lips and nails!
12. Mascara as eyeliner
If you have a date but can only find a mascara in your purse, then use it as an eyeliner as shown above. It will definitely complete your look!
11. Dark underarm spot removal
Men’s hair removal products are so good that ladies can also use them. For example, the dark spots under your armpits can be easily whitened by using Nivea Men Dark Spot Reduction Cream.
10. Looking fresh in the morning
We’ve all been there: sleepless nights because of studying or kids crying, which leads to dark circles under your eyes in the morning. But just apply white or cream eyeliner inside your lower waterline, and voila! You look fresh!
9. Ponytail lift
If you want your ponytail to look like it came from the 1960s, just use 2 bobby pins underneath it. Instant lift-up!
8. Pimple redness reduction
An unexpected pimple is always a pain. Use eyedrop solution to reduce redness and swelling. Apply one or 2 drops onto a cotton pad, and press against the pimple. Leave for a few seconds, and then remove. The pimple will be less red and swollen.
7. Taming baby hairs
If you’ve decided to go for a ponytail or braids but those baby hairs are sticking out, use a new toothbrush to put them in place. Finish the look with some hair spray.
6. Perfect cat eyeliner with a bobby pin
Bobby pins can be useful when creating great hairdos, but they are also a solution for the perfect cat eyeliner. Apply liquid eyeliner on the edge of the bobby pin, and press it onto your skin. Then color inside the shape, and finish the rest of the line. Perfect.
5. Curling eyelashes with a hair dryer
To make curled eyelashes last longer, use a hair dryer. Take an eyelash curler, and heat it with a hair dryer. Leave it to cool off just a little, and then use as usual.
4. Crayon lipstick hack
Your kids’ crayons can become your lipstick! Mix them with coconut oil (or any other natural oil), and apply to your lips. You can also play with color mixing!
3. Toilet seat covers for blotting
No blotting paper at hand but your T-zone needs some cleanup? Use toilet seat covers (clean ones, of course!).
2. Applying mascara with a plastic spoon
Applying mascara, especially on hooded eyes, can be messy. Use a clean plastic spoon to cover your eyelids. Simple and cool.
1. Rubber bands for perfect French manicures
Want to get the perfect DIY French manicure? Take a rubber band, and cover your nail with it, leaving the tip free for a different color.
We have shown you many easy ways to look more beautiful. Now you don’t need to worry about extreme measures like lip augmentation!
If you used one of these beauty and makeup hacks or have your own tricks to share with us, please leave a comment below.