For some people, doing their make-up and hair is usually a fun experience, but for others, it takes way too much effort! No matter how much you love that process, sometimes all you want is to get ready in a jiffy while still feeling confident about your look. So in this article, we’ve put together the best beauty hacks for those lazy days out there, that will surely give you a flawless look in no time. Whether you're in a rush, or just don't have the energy for your usual routine, these are the hacks you don't want to miss!
If You Need A Toner, Use Some Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the biggest mistakes people with oily skin make is thinking that they don’t need to moisturize. The thing is though, that not using a good moisturizer daily will make your skin even oilier.
If you’d like to take your moisturizing game up a notch, just apply a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water just before you put on the moisturizer of your choice. That way, you’ll balance your skin’s pH levels, preventing it from becoming oilier.
Use Some Tap Water To Protect Your Hair When You Swim
So many times, we prevent ourselves from enjoying the full swimming experience because we don’t want to wet our hair. Well, if you’d like to change that, you can use a simple hack to protect your hair from chlorine.
Simply rinse your hair with some tap water before you start swimming and, as your hair absorbs the tap water, it will prevent the chlorinated water from causing damage.
Use Black Tea And Vinegar To Soothe Irritated Skin
If after a good shave your skin feels a little bit irritated, simply use a bit of apple cider vinegar with a black tea mixture to soothe it. Black tea has tannic acid, which contributes to reducing redness and irritation.
Apple cider vinegar contains anti-inflammatory properties, and together, the two home ingredients are perfect to soothe irritation on most parts of the skin.
A Spoon Can Help You Create The Perfect Winged Eyeliner
If you’ve ever tried to create that winged eyeliner look before, you’ll know how hard it is to nail it on the first try. In order to help out with this, you can do something as simple as using a spoon. Place the handle against the corner of your eye and start drawing a line.
Then, flip the spoon over and place the curved part of the spoon against your eye. You can then use the round edge to create another line while connecting it to the first one.
Use A Sock To Create A Flawless Hair Bun
If you’d really like to upgrade your bun by creating something fuller and flawless, then grab a rolled-up sock. Cut the toe portion off of the sock, then roll it up until you create a donut shape.
Once you’ve achieved the desired shape, place it in a high ponytail and wrap it around the rolled-up sock. When your hair is completely covering it, you’ll realize that you’ve created the perfect bun.
Make Perfume Last Longer By Putting Vaseline On Your Pulse Points
Are you tired of feeling that your perfume’s scent doesn't last that long? Then fix it! Simply put a little bit of vaseline on your pulse points before applying your daily perfume and you’ll notice an instant change.
With this easy trick, the vaseline will help the scent stick to the skin, which will make it last much longer throughout the day.
Make Your Hair Look Thicker By Dusting Some Eyeshadow On It
If you struggle to make your hair look thicker, you could help yourself out with a very easy method. Dust some eyeshadow that is the same color, or at least close to the color, of your hair.
Put in on and voila! If you don’t usually part your hair, you can simply dust the eyeshadow along the hairline to make it all thicker.
Treat Chapped Lips With Some Honey
If you have noticed that your lips tend to get chapped throughout the dry months of the year, you can use an all-natural lip balm to soothe them. To make it, you can simply mix a tablespoon of olive oil, honey, and sugar in a bowl.
Then stir all the ingredients really well and massage the balm into your lips for two minutes. Wipe it off with a cloth and you’re all set!
Use Coffee Beans To Make A DIY Makeup Brush
Do you need a better way to organize your make-up brushes? You can make your own useful and creative brush holder using coffee beans. Put some coffee beans in a glass jar or container, and then start sticking your make-up brushes inside.
The coffee beans will help hold the brushes in place, not only creating an organized look but also making them reachable.
Draw Triangles Under Eyes With Concealer
Dark circles can be a huge hassle to take care of, especially as one gets older. Hence, many people prefer to use some concealer to make that area a little bit more "alive".
Draw triangles under your eyes if you'd like to easily conceal dark circles. By drawing them with your concealer you will easily light up your face.
Remove Scuffs In Shoes With A Nail File
If you notice that your shoes are constantly accumulating scuff in their suede, you can take it out pretty easily with a nail file. Grab a nail file and start buffing your shoes, and you'll see that the stain will eventually start disappearing.
That way, you won't have to worry about constantly having marks on your shoes, and you'll make them look as good as new in no time.
Contour Your Face By Applying Bronzer In A "3" Shape
Doing your make-up may be a hassle, especially if it's not something that you do often. So here's a quick hack that will help you contour your face the next time you do your make-up.
Apply some bronzer in a "3" shape over your jawline, forehead, and cheekbones. With this simple trick, you should be able to contour your face perfectly in no time!
Use A Toilet Seat Cover To Blot Out Oil (Seriously)
Some people produce excessive oil on their forehead, and it can be extremely uncomfortable to them. If you're one of those people, try to use this easy hack to make things smoother.
Grab a toilet seat cover, and gently blot out the excessive oil on your forehead. It may sound very strange, but the toilet seat cover is pretty effective in blotting anything out and will help you dry your forehead easily.
Use A Hair Drier On Your Eyelash Curler
In order to get a great curl on your lashes, you can use this quick hack. Hold your eyelash curler right in front of your drier so that the heat reaches it directly. Do it until your eyelash curler feels pretty hot to the touch.
Then, let it cool down a bit so that you don't completely burn your eyelashes. Gently clamp down the eyelashes and curl them up, and you will have the curliest and most beautiful lashes ever with almost no effort.
Create That Smokey Eye Look Easily
The smokey eye look has been a popular look for a long while now, but not everyone is able to nail it easily and properly. So if you don't feel like putting too much effort into it, you can use some eyeliner instead of eyeshadow.
Simply place the eyeliner on your finger and start swiping it along both the bottom and top part of your eyelash line. That easy make-up look will surely get you tons of compliments!
Treat Your Feet Overnight With Peppermint Moisturiser
Give your feet some extra attention by creating the perfect foot treatment. Whether they've been feeling a bit dry lately, or you'd just like to pamper them a bit, use a peppermint moisturizer.
Once you spread them all over your feet, put on your favorite pair of socks - the more cushioned they are the better. Then go to bed, and you'll wake up with the smoothest and softest feet ever.
Make Perfume Last All Day By Spritzing It Strategically
Are you tired of having to reapply your perfume several times throughout the day just to keep that smell going? If your answer is yes, then you might want to use this strategic trick to make it last longer.
Spritz it on your hair, inside your elbows, behind your ears, behind your knees, and in your belly button. Though this may sound a bit weird, you'll be amazed at how well it works!
Use Toothpaste To Strengthen Your Nails
If you notice that your nails are feeling brittle, you should try using some toothpaste to strengthen them. Toothpaste pretty much has the same benefits for your nails as it has for your teeth. Putting some of it on your nails will strengthen them and it should also help whiten them.
Also, it may help speed up nail growth. All you have to do is rub it on your nails once a day for a week or so and you'll begin seeing the changes.
Dry Your Nails Faster By Soaking Them In Cold Water
Drying your nails after carefully painting them can be a total pain! But what if we told you that there's a way you could dry them faster? You can soak them in ice-cold water for a couple of minutes after you paint them, and as strange as it may sound, it will help dry them faster.
The water helps set the paint, which will in turn help dry them pretty quick.
Test Your Look By Using Your Phone's Flashlight
Do you want to quickly test your make-up by seeing it in different lighting? You can easily use your phone's flashlight, especially if you've applied it in a room that doesn't have the best lighting or has overhead lighting. Since overhead lighting can create shadows on your face, it will prevent you from seeing the look properly.
Simply shine your phone's flashlight on your face as you do your make-up, and you'll see right away what your make-up looks like in different lighting.
Remove Blackheads With Some Gelatin
Removing blackheads can be pretty difficult, especially if you have them often. But there's a hack you could use to remove them with no pain. Simply make a mask by mixing a tablespoon of gelatin and a tablespoon of milk.
Stir all ingredients together and microwave the mixture for about one minute. When the mixture cools down a bit, start applying it with a make-up brush to the areas where you want to remove the blackheads. Leave it for a minute and pull it off.
Use Baking Soda To Rinse Your Hair After A Swim
Baking soda is one of those home ingredients that can be useful for a ton of hacks. One of them is to protect your hair after a swim. If you have blonde hair in particular, this hack should be extremely useful.
Mix some baking soda with water and stir the mixture until it makes a paste. Then, start rubbing the paste onto your hair and let it sit there for a minute or two. Afterward, rinse and wash it with some clearing shampoo.
Use A T-Shirt To Dry Your Hair Instead Of A Towel
Do you want to save some time in the morning? Then start drying your hair with a t-shirt, instead of using the everyday towel. A cotton t-shirt is able to absorb more than a regular towel, and due to that, it will dry your hair much faster.
For curly-haired girls, this trick will also help reduce frizz and will be much less aggressive on your hair. So if you often find yourself rushing or you want to give your hair some love, then make this small change and you'll see a huge difference.
Get Fuzz Off Of Sweaters With A Comb
There is nothing worse than attempting to get tons of fuzz out to your favorite sweaters. And while it is annoying, it is often inevitable to get them all fuzzy. To remove it easily, simply use a comb and run it through the sweater a couple of times.
You'll see that the fuzz will start coming out right away, and your sweater will look new in no time. While the trick may take a few minutes, it is absolutely worth it!
Create The Perfect Low Bun By Using Some Pigtails
Getting that perfect low bun look is not easy, especially if you don't do it often. So to help out with that, we have a hack that should help alleviate your struggle. Put your hair in two pigtails before you attempt to make your bun.
Then, tie them together (as close as you can), and position them in the middle of the back of your head, where you want the bun to be. Then, wrap each end of the pigtails together and your bun will slowly be created. To finish, secure it with bobby pins, and voila!
Get Plumper Lips By Adding Some Peppermint To Your Lip Gloss
If you wish to get plumper lips without experiencing any invasive cosmetic surgery, then try this little life-changing hack. Peppermint oil is one of the best essential oils out there, and can be used for so many beauty hacks! One of them will help you get plumper lips.
Put a few drops into your favorite lip gloss and gently apply it. In a jiffy, you'll see that your lips will look plumper than ever.
Remove Foundation Stains With Shaving Cream
Foundation easily stains anything, and they're not easy to remove. If you'd like to get them off faster then use this simple hack. Put some shaving cream on your finger, and then start rubbing it on the stain.
Afterward, wash your shirt, or whichever piece of clothing you want to clean, and the stain will no longer be there.
Use Coffee To Polish Your Shoes
This is for when you would like to polish your shoes but you realize that you don't have any shoe polisher on hand. You can mix the coffee grounds with a little bit of water in a container, and then place that mixture in a sock.
You can then begin polishing your shoes with the toe portion of the sock, and you'll quickly see that the coffee grounds will work as well, or even better, than regular shoe polisher.
Put Some Baby Powder On Your Greasy Roots
If you've noticed that your roots have started getting greasy, then take care of it with a little bit of baby powder. Tons of hairstylists from all over the world recommend this trick, which is simple, easy, and most of all, accessible.
Grab some baby powder and put it on your roots. This will help absorb the unwanted grease that you have in there and will leave you with shiny and beautiful hair.
Make Your Nail Polish Glossy By Adding Some Cornstarch To It
There is something special about getting your nails done; it just adds that little something to your hands. But sometimes the nail polish doesn't give you that finish that you'd like to have.
If you'd like to get a matte finish to your glossy nail polish, then just add a little bit of cornstarch to it. That quick trick will give you beautiful nails that you'll absolutely love.
Use White Eyeliner To Make Your Eyes Pop
If you're looking for an easy way to make those beautiful eyes pop even more, then get yourself some white eyeliner. Then, place the eyeliner right below and above your brow line, and smudge it with a sponge.
Do it as carefully and as gently as possible, and you will soon begin seeing the change. This will not only define your brows, but will also give you the best natural eyelift.
Put Your Eye Lotion In The Fridge To Prevent Puffy Eyes
Some of us really struggle with having puffy eyes, and it seems like nothing we try helps. Well, don't get too desperate yet because we might have the hack that will certainly work. All you'll have to do is grab your regular eye lotion and place it in the fridge for a few hours.
Once the lotion is cool, put it on your skin, and you'll instantly soothe it and reduce inflammation in the eye area.
Make Your Mascara Last Longer By Using Contact Solution
Mascara is great, but it can easily get dry, flaky, and clumpy with time. To prevent this, and to make your mascara last longer, put a couple of drops of saline solution in it and let it sit.
While this works like a charm, if you've had your mascara for over three months it might be better to throw it away and buy a new one. Bacteria love sitting on old mascara, so make sure to replace it often.
Create Quick Nail Art With A Simple Bandage
If you love painting your nails yourself but you're not the most artistic person out there, you can use this hack to create some artistic nails with no effort. All you have to do is grab a bandage with holes along with your stencil and start working.
Paint the base color on your nails, then, let them dry and cover them with your bandages. Start painting dots through the holes, and when you're done just peel it off.
Lighten Up Your Foundation With Some Moisturizer
Getting the right color of foundation can take several tries for many people, after all, in order for that make-up to look flawless the foundation has to have the right tone.
If you happen to buy a foundation that is too dark for your skin, instead of buying another one, simply use some moisturizer to lighten it. Put in a couple of drops in the foundation, stir it and test it out. Put as much as needed for the right tone.
Make The Perfect Smokey Eye With A Hashtag
Who knew that hashtags had uses other than in social media? If you'd like to find another way of creating the perfect smokey eye look, which we have established to be incredibly hard, then you can just draw a hashtag on your eyelid.
Make sure you draw it on the outer corner of the eyelid and then start patting it with a sponge. Then draw another hashtag and smidge it until the eyes are super smokey.
Give Your Lipstick A Matte Finish With Concealer
Besides helping with those dark circles, concealer may be used for something else when you do your makeup. If you wish to give your lipstick a matte finish, especially if you're stuck with glossy lipstick, then just use some concealer.
Put some of it on your lips right after you apply your lipstick, and the concealer will provide the lips with the most beautiful, long-lasting finish.
Use Green Tea Bags To Reduce Puffinness
Green tea bags have so many uses, and one of them could really help reduce the puffiness around your eyes. If you struggle with puffy eyes on a regular basis, try to put some green tea bags in hot water, and then put them in the fridge to cool down.
As soon as they're cool, hold the bags on the puffy area for at least five minutes and you should be good to go.
Prevent Puffiness On Your Face By Sleeping With Two Pillows
If puffiness on your face is what you struggle with, then we might have a simple and doable solution for you. Try sleeping on two pillows instead of one for a few days, and you should notice the difference in no time.
That is because sleeping on two pillows will allow your body to drain the fluid from the face, hence reducing puffiness. All you have to do is fall asleep and you'll be good!
Wash Your Make-Up Brushes With Face Wash
One thing that many people forget to do is to wash their brushes! Over time, make-up brushes may start collecting germs and bacteria that you certainly do not want to put on your face. The bacteria can then cause several breakouts, which you certainly don't want happening.
To prevent this, simply clean your brushes with some gentle face wash and then rinse them well with some water.
Did You Run Out Of Lip Gloss? Use Toothpaste
If you've run out out of lip gloss but you really want to hype things up, then you can use toothpaste to get almost the same result. Clearly, toothpaste has many more uses than merely cleaning our teeth.
If you put some toothpaste on your lips for a minute or two just before washing it off, the paste will leave your lips soft and less chapped. That is an easy and practical solution if you need glossy lips right away.
Whiten Your Teeth With A Banana Peel
This hack might be a little bit unconventional for some, but trust us, it works! And even better, banana peels are so much better than several dental visits and whitening toothpaste that you might want to try it.
Just rub the inside of the banana peel on your teeth once a day for about a week. You have to make sure though that the bananas are not overripe, otherwise, you won't really see results.
Cover Eye Bags With Lipstick
Believe it or not, but you can use some red lipstick to cover the eye bags underneath your eyes. If you don't have a color corrector on hand, this hack works well. Grab some red lipstick from your make-up drawers and use it underneath your eyes.
Blend it gently and then cover it all with a concealer. The mix will result in a well-rested face, and it will take you only a few minutes.
Use Beer On Your Hair To Improve Hair Health
New hair products are constantly popping up, with people almost never knowing what to choose. But what if we told you that you can use something as simple as beer to restore your hair's health?
Rinse it with whichever brand you prefer to help condition your hair. And finally, rinse it all and your hair will be shiny and soft. Cheers to that one!
Substitute A Beauty Blender For A Silicone Bra
Have you ever seen those new silicone gel makeup pads people use for foundation? If you've always wanted one but you've never found one in your area, you can make your own. All you need is a silicone bra insert and you're sorted. Just buy a brand new bra and use it to apply your foundation.
That way, you won't waste any product and you won't have to spend extra money on a beauty blender.
Lighten Dark Armpits With Potatoes
Many people struggle with dark armpits and spend tons of money trying to lighten them up. But have you ever wondered how you could lighten them without too much of a fuss, and especially, without any bleach? Try using potatoes.
Just shred a raw potato and rub it gently on your armpit. Then, leave it on for some 30 minutes before rinsing it off with water. You'll see improvements pretty quickly after that.
Say Goodbye To Falsies
If you'd like to stop wearing fake eyelashes, we've got a trick that should help you elevate your lashes without having to use fake ones. All you have to do is use some powder on them.
Beauty gurus worldwide have come up with this clever hack and people everywhere are going crazy about it. Simply curl the eyelashes, add a layer of mascara, and then lightly tap on some baby powder with a Q-tip.
If The Other Smokey Eye Hacks Didn't Work For You, Try This One!
We all know that a good smokey eye never fails to impress, so every hack to perfect the best smokey eye look is welcome! This age-old trick has probably been shared here and there before, and it has been proven to work. If you find your pencil eyeliner feeling hard and dry, then heat it up.
Use a lighter or a match and carefully hover your pencil eyeliner for a couple of seconds. Be careful not to melt it, and you should be good to go.
Keep Your Shoes Fresh With Tea Bags
No one likes smelly shoes, especially if most of your shoes are put in one place. It's even worse when the place is closed, and all of your shoes' odors are put together. In order to keep them fresh during the summer heat, just add one tea bag to each shoe and let them dry at room temperature.
A cold place in the house can also be effective. Just remember to take the tea bag out before you wear them again!
Stop Your Flyaway Hair
Flyaway hair can be extremely annoying, and a very hard thing to control. If you've been having issues with it and you have no idea how to fix it here's an easy solution - drier sheets! Place a sheet over the problem areas and swipe it a few times.
After a couple of swipes, you'll see that your hair will go back to being silky smooth, or it will be very close to it.
Create A Fashionable Razor Fringe
Though it was much more common back in the days, especially during the Myspace area, many people still love a nice fringe.
If you want to create one yourself, you can use something as easy as a razor instead of a pair of scissors in order to get a fluffy texture and a great result.
If Your Pores Are Annoying You, Use Dental Floss
Now here's a hack that is less about toothpaste, and more about dental floss. You can use it for two things. First, you can wrap your fingers in dental floss and start rubbing it all over your nose to start removing blackheads.
Or, if you prefer, you can also get two dental floss sticks and squeeze them gently together. Then, wash your nose with a warm cloth and you'll see the difference right away.
Use Kool-Aid As A Lip Stain
If you don't have any lipstick on hand, or the color you wanted just isn't accessible, then create your own lip stain! For that, you can use some Kool-Aid and create your own DIY make-up. Wet your lips and apply some Kool-Aid powder while evenly putting it all over.
Then, smooth it over with a Q-tip so you can get rid of the clumps. Use cherry for a hot red, lemonade for a delicate pink, and orange for a cool shade of orange.
Make Yourself A Free Face Blotter
It may sound extremely gross at first, but a toilet seat cover actually works perfectly for oil blotting. You obviously have to use a brand new one, in order to swipe it over your face. By doing it a few times you'll be able to get rid of any oily situation in a hurry.
This method will work better than tissues, but it will mostly only remove oils and make up instead of thoroughly picking everything up.
If You're Out Of Gel Liner, Use Face Oil
Did you ever find yourself in a situation where you struggled to dry out your eyebrow gel or gel liner? If your answer is yes, then this wonderful hack is definitely for you! Just add a drop of face oil to your pot, then mix it all with a clean brush and use it.
You'll see that your look will become instantly better and the hack will work as well as any make-up product.
Remove Blemishes With Aspirin
Did you ever get annoying blemishes just before an event? Honestly, there is nothing worse, and it may happen to the best of us at any time. For a quick remedy, you may use some aspirin. Crush the aspirin with a spoon, mix it all well with distilled water, and slowly create a paste.
Once it's done, apply it on the blemish for five minutes and wash it off with water. This method should help remove inflammation and redness.
Create Boho Waves
If you would love to create those beautiful and loose boho waves quickly then try this simple trick. Simply braid your hair into six sections and lay them out flat. Then, use a flat iron on them, and take them out after.
Once they are loose, style them in you favorite style and your hair will have the most beautiful beach waves ever. Just make sure to not iron over any hair ties if you don't want to damage your hair.