From hair to face, there are always going to be shortcuts that will help you to save time and get that slick perfect look, without spending ages or a small fortune in doing so. We have collected a list of 10 beauty hacks that are easy, inexpensive and best of all, relevant to today’s beauty standards. Practise one or practise them all to get the appearance that you need in just a few minutes each day.
Attractiveness is not something that comes naturally to every lady. Some spend significant amounts of time getting ready to achieve the flawless look that they desire. Though each lady is lovely 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. Though, this does not mean that every lovely lady in the world spends ages getting prepared each a.m. There are beauty hacks or shortcuts that you can implement that can help you not to take forever to get ready in the morning. Let’s begin:
- Check your face in different lightings
Nothing looks shoddier than rough makeup. Since it can look very different in different lighting, be sure to check it in the car, in the bathroom, as well as outside.
- Get smooth as silk foundation
Do you find that your concealer ends up looking cakey and weird? Place a little on the back of your hand and blend it with a little of your favourite moisturiser. It’ll go on oh so smoothly! This method provides medium-to-full, buildable coverage and perfects, corrects and highlights. Perfect for all skin types, blending your concealer with moisturiser creates a formulation that easily covers inadequacies, hazes the appearance of lines and creases, and hides shady under eye circles and signs of exhaustion. The mixture also hydrates, firms, decreases rawness, and reinforces the appearance of healthy skin by helping its barrier hold moisture. Cosmetics shouldn’t cover your skin, it should just improve your natural beauty, not cover it.
- Keep your lipstick off your teeth
Every lady dislikes lipstick on her teeth! Next time you’re heading out, clean off extra lipstick by putting your finger in your mouth, pressing your lips together and lightly dragging your finger out. The extra will get on your finger, not your teeth. Great!
- Rinse your nails with ice-cold water to dry them rapidly
Paint your nails, air-dry for a few minutes and then dip them into icy water for a couple of seconds at a time, then repeat as much as you need. This will hurry drying time and indorse a streak-free, perfect appearance to at-home manicures and pedicures. It protects newly applied nail polish against blotches and indentations, helps evade lines and bubbles, and stops dirt or other environmental damages from sticking to the nail. Nail polishes dry to the touch in around 60 seconds with this method.
- Use a spoon to keep mascara off your face
Have trouble keeping mascara off your face when you apply it to your lower eyelashes? Use a spoon to help! Hold the spoon underneath your eyelashes, and apply your mascara. All the extra will go on the spoon, not your lashes. One coat – and lashes are filled and well-defined. Two coats – and lashes are even more luscious, curled and dramatic. Three coats can help you attain the most dramatic, dark and multidimensional lashes imaginable.
- Curl your lashes with a heated eyelash curler
Give your eyelashes even more va-va-voom by heating your eyelash curler before you use it. Use your hairdryer to heat it for a couple of minutes, let it cool…then curl. The heat will set the curl. Use before applying make-up to stop eyelashes from getting damaged. Center your eyelashes between the rubber pieces of the curler, place it at the lash line and mildly push the grips together. Grip for a couple of seconds. Curl the lashes in an upward and outer direction with mascara if needed, start at the base and working your way to the tips.
- Use dry shampoo at night
As convenient as dry shampoo is, it can leave your hair looking awkward and feeling sticky. Try brushing it through your hair before you go to bed. As you move about, it will consistently mete out, and you’ll wake up with flawless, fresh and big locks, because dry shampoo also adds some volume. This is a dry cleansing method to remove oil and product buildup from your hair. This gently helps refresh your hair between shampooing and helps to untangle knots. Great for second, third or fourth day hair, it leaves strands feeling fresh, conditioned, and ready to be re-styled as wanted.
- Use hairspray on your eyebrows
Keep boisterous brows in place by squirting a spoolie brush with hairspray and then combing it through your brows. Your eyebrows will stay set all day. You might want to opt for an odourless hairspray, so that you’re not disturbed by the strong smell. This easy-to-use technique helps make the picture-perfect brow in minutes—just draw, style and set. The extreme strength hairspray is water-resistant and long-lasting, so that it can locks in place and sets even the most boisterous brows.
- Use lemon juice to lighten hair
For natural ombré tresses or understated highlights, squeeze the juice of two to four lemons into a spray bottle and spritz over your hair and spend some time outside, in the sun (don’t forget to apply the sunblock). If you do this for a few days in a row, you will notice how your hair will lighten naturally. Make sure to condition well later on, as lemon can be a little drying, but this method helps get really natural looking, gorgeous highlights and the best part that you can get it without using any bleach.
- Use baking soda to wash your hair
Blend two tablespoons of baking soda with two cups of warm water. Apply it to the roots of your hair and massage. Rinse out well. Your hair will feel squeaky-clean. Don’t forget to condition or apply hair mask as usual. This method will help deeply cleanse your hair, increasing the shine and it is suitable for all hair types. Rinse carefully till water runs clear. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, rinse directly with water.
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