From 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 40 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.
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.
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.
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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.
Get a Cupid’s Bow Shape with Lip Liner
To get fuller and more luscious lips, you simply have to learn how to properly apply lip liner. In order to get the Cupid’s Bow shape, you just need to mark an “X” in the center of your top lip, line the corners and then join everything together. Once you apply your lipstick, your lips will look much fuller.
Easy Method for Getting Rid of Split Ends
Split ends are awful and many women have them. To get rid of them, you don’t necessarily have to visit your stylist. You can just twist your hair and then snip along the outside, removing the split ends as you go. Just twist several strands together and then snip away the hairs that you see sticking out. Your hair will be much smoother and shinier.
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Get a Polished Top Knot in Minutes
Even if you are in the car on your way to work, you can quickly and easily style your hair in a great top knot that will last all day. Just gather your hair into a ponytail high on your head and secure, divide the ends of your ponytail in two and twist each section. Then just wrap the sections in opposite directions and pin.
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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.
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Make Your Own Shellac Manicure
With just an acrylic top coat, acrylic gel and you favorite nail color, you can make your own shellac manicure and save a small fortune over what it costs at the salon. Just apply the gel, followed by your nail color and then the top coat. Your manicure will last up to two weeks and look shiny the entire time.
Learn How to Contour Properly
Getting your makeup to look right depends on how you apply it. There is a method for contouring that you should learn in order to make your makeup look perfect every time. Following certain lines on your face is crucial when applying contouring or concealer and when you use a darker color along the lines of your cheekbones, you get that great high cheekbone look.
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