Get Gorgeous! Beauty Hacks To Make You Look Like A Million Dollars!
Makeup should be fun, not frustrating and you definitely don’t need to fork over a bundle to look great. These DIY beauty hacks are fast, easy, and will help you look amazing without spending a fortune. Save time, save money, and get gorgeous! Really, what’s more, can you ask for?
1. De-grease with baby powder
Wake up with greasy roots? Rub a pinch of talcum or baby powder between your fingertips, then scrunch your fingers along with your roots. The powder will absorb the oil and mattify any shininess. Start with just a little powder, and add more if you need it.
2. Make your own dry shampoo
For easy “lived in” or “second-day” hair, you can easily mix your own dry shampoo with ingredients from the supermarket and health food store. For light-colored locks, use corn starch, and for darker hair, choose cocoa powder. Then sweeten things up with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Put it into a spice or salt shaker, shake it on your roots, and brush or finger-scrunch through your locks.
3. And your own leave-in conditioner!
You can create a DIY leave-in conditioner simply by diluting your normal conditioner with water in a spray bottle. Use a maximum of one part conditioner to three parts water; if it seems like it’s weighing down your tresses, add more water. You can use it after you shower to help detangle, or later in the day to fend off frizz.
4. Cover up split ends
Do not want to fork out that sum of money to go to the salon to trim away those split ends?? Use a little of your lotion to conceal it. Make it extra easy on yourself by just using what’s left on your hands after you’ve applied it to your body. Pinch it through just the very ends of your hair to help damaged strands look healthy.
5. Tame flyaways with a toothbrush
Stray hairs making your updo or braid a mess? Spritz a clean toothbrush with hairspray (it doesn’t have to be brand-new, a retired one will totally work!). Then, use the brush to gently catch and comb down flyaway strands. You’ll look polished in no time! And p.s.: If you want exactly the opposite — a textured, messy look — use a toothbrush to gently back brush or tease your locks. It’s way gentler than a comb and will let you add texture to small sections of hair (like the pieces of a finished braid).
6. Brighten eyes in an instant
Fake being wide-eyed and light up your face with just a dab of shiny loose powder (pearl works great on paler skin tones, while gold makes deeper skin gleam). Just stick your pinky in powdered eye shadow and gently press at the inner corner of each eye.
7. Master a perfect cat eye
Want a sexy, winged-out cat-eye? Instead of trying to use your eyeliner like a calligraphy pen (easier said than done, and let’s face it, it doesn’t sound that easy, to begin with!), create an outline and fill it in. Use a fine-tipped liquid eyeliner to draw a wing up and out from the outer corner of your eye, then start a second line a little further in and connect it to your first one (like a tiny triangle). Next, draw a line starting near the inner corner of your eye that follows the curve of your eyelid and connects to your initial triangle. Now all you need to do is take your liner and fill in the shapes!
8. Create a sexy smoky eye
To keep smoky eyes from looking messy, use two shadow brushes. Apply your shadow with one brush, then use the second clean brush to blend the color outward. Using a clean brush lets you just soften the edges on the shadow you’ve already applied without putting down even more color.
9. Curl lashes perfectly
An eyelash curler’s an absolute must for super-size lashes, but to get the best results, heat it up a little before you use it. When you start doing your makeup, stick your eyelash curler in your bra or (if you’re sitting down) between your thighs. Awkward? A little. Easy? Um, yeah. Another option: If you’re blow-drying your hair, blast your curler for a few seconds (you want it warm, not hot). Then curl away!
10. Nix clumpy mascara
Got mascara clumps? It would be great if you had an eyebrow brush or a clean mascara wand to get rid of them, but let’s be real, not a lot of us keep them around. What are you more likely to have that will also get rid of clumps in a snap? A clean toothbrush. Just use the very tips of the bristles to gently remove excess mascara and break up clumps. Bonus tip: Speaking of mascara, always apply it last. It will cover up any powder or shadow that has fallen onto your lashes, which a) hides all that messy stuff but also b) helps your lashes look thicker!
11. Instantly brighten your face
Blush helps you look fresh-faced and healthy, but it’s not a makeup bag staple. Want to give your face a mid-day lift? Dot your brightest (not darkest, brightest) lip color on the apples of your cheeks, then use your fingers to blend up and back. A matte lipstick works best, but anything from lip gloss to lip stain can help give your cheeks a pop of color.
12. Make your own bronzer
Want to brighten up your face or body? You can actually whip up a quick bronzing powder right in your kitchen. Combine 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder until evenly mixed. Use a large makeup brush to lightly dust the mixture everywhere you want to glow. (Bonus: In case you didn’t guess already, yes, this stuff smells great.) Want to use it all over? Mix it in with your lotion, then just rub it in.
13. Clear pores with a DIY mask
Blast your blackheads with a super-easy and super-cheap DIY mask. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda (not powder) with one tablespoon of juice from an orange – squeeze an actual orange! Apply a nice thick layer to your face, let it sit for about 20 minutes, then use a damp washcloth to take it off.
14. Fake extra definition
Here’s an easy way to make your arms and legs look more toned without hitting the gym (though if you’ve been hitting the gym, this will really help you show off your results). Before applying lotion, mix in a little highlighter — liquid is best, but if you use a powder that will work too. The extra gleam catches the light and helps give your muscles an extra definition.
15. Fix self-tanner mix-ups
It’s easy to go too strong with self-tanner, especially on your hands, feet, and elbows. To dial your tan down a notch, mix a cup of water with a half a cup of lemon juice and a tablespoon of baking soda. Use a loofah, sponge, or even an old toothbrush (great for cuticles and knuckles) to gently exfoliate — and lighten up — blotches and dark spots.
Could try out these DIY hacks and you could really save up a lot! So, what’s waiting for you? Do try it out now!
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