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.
Use Glue for Easy Glitter Nail Polish Removal
Glitter nail polish is great, until you try to remove it. Instead of fighting with it during removal, use Elmer’s glue before you paint it on. When you use glue as the base coat, your glitter nail polish will actually just peel right off when you are ready to change colors and the glue can keep your polish in place for up to a week.
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Elmer’s Glue for the Perfect Manicure
Using Vaseline for a neat manicure is a good idea, but you can’t really see it. If you use Elmer’s glue you can see it much better when you are finished painting your nails. You can rub it off if you do accidentally get it on your nails. Apply the glue with a brush and then just peel it away and it will take those corners and edges with it, leaving you with the perfect manicure.
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Get Fuller Lips with Eye Shadow
Pale, frosted eye shadow is the perfect choice if you want fuller, poutier lips. Just apply your lip color as normal and then go over it with a frosted eye shadow. The frost is a bit thicker in eye shadow so it will give your lips a luscious full look when you just dab it on over your lipstick.
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Make Waves Last Longer with Flat-Ironed Braids
Every woman knows that braiding hair gives you great waves but the trouble is that those waves don’t really stick around for long. You can make them last longer if you use your flat-iron on them. Before you take your braids down, use your hair straightener to heat them. Let them cool and them loosen them. your waves will last much longer this way.
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Brighten Eyes from the Inside Corners
Using a light, shimmery eye shadow on the inside corners of your eyes will brighten your eyes and can even make you look a bit younger. The lighter color helps to alleviate darkness that is normally present on top of the nose area. Just brush a very lightly colored shimmery shadow into the area whenever you apply your eye shadow.
Learn Where to Apply Perfume for All-Day Stay
Perfumes don’t always last all day and one of the reasons for this is that many women have no idea where to actually apply them. If you want staying power with your scent, you have to hit the critical areas. Apply your perfume to the insides of both wrists, behind your ears, inside your elbow, at the base of your throat and behind your knees to make the scent stick with you longer.
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Fast-Dry Your Nail Polish
There are a few different ways that you can dry nail polish more quickly. The freezer works well or you can simply dip your nails into ice water after you finish polishing them. Leave for just a few seconds and it will help to set the polish. You can also use a blow dryer or spray Pam cooking spray on your nails to set the polish and help protect it from cracks.
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Treat Bruises with Mouthwash
If you just can’t help but walk into things and you have a fresh bruise, you can treat it with mouthwash. The mouthwash will help the bruise to clear up much faster and instantly makes it look better. Remember this the next time you walk into that table that you keep forgetting you have. Just dab some mouthwash on the area with a cotton swab and it will look and feel much better.
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