10 Amazing beauty hacks that you need to try

When time is short and you need to get ready fast, a girl needs a good list of beauty hacks and tips to see her through. You can’t always guarantee to have the right product or tool to hand, just when you need it, so sometimes we have to improvise and make do. We all love hacks and tips that make life a bit simpler, so here are ten amazing beauty hacks that you really should try.

1. Treat a pimple with a dab of Greek yoghurt

If you dab a little bit of Greek yoghurt on a pimple and leave it in for about twenty minutes, it will reduce the inflation and help to unclog the pore. Greek yoghurt has anti-inflammatory properties that will reduce the redness and it contains lactic acid that will break down dead skin cells that could be what’s blocking the pore and causing the pimple.

2. Make eyeshadow pop with white pencil

To make an eyeshadow look more like the colour that you saw on the packaging, run a white eye pencil over your eyelid before you apply the eyeshadow. It creates the perfect base for the eyeshadow and it will even make sheer or the less heavily pigmented eyeshadows pop.

3. Use a teaspoon to keep mascara off your eyelids

To stop bits of mascara getting on your eyelids, hold a teaspoon over your eyelid, so it hugs right up against your eye. Then, you can sweep with the mascara brush and any excess mascara will go onto the back of the spoon and not onto your lids.

4. Use a chapstick on a sore nose

A chapstick works just as well on a sore nose as it does on your lips. The next time you catch a cold and your nose gets sore, try rubbing your chapstick on it and you’ll find that it does a wonderful of job of moisturising the dry skin and it eases the pain. It’s a lot less greasy than something like Vaseline too.

5. Brighten up tired looking eyes with a touch of white

The easiest way to open up tired eyes and to give them a wide-awake look is to apply a small amount of white eyeliner, just to the corners of your eyes. It will brighten up your eyes and make the rest of your makeup look more noticeable too. No one will ever know you only got three hours of sleep the night before.

6. Use a saline solution to revive flaky mascara

If your mascara gets dry and flaky, add a couple of drops of saline solution to it, mix it well in, and it will bring your mascara back to its original consistency. Remember, though, you are not supposed to use mascara that is more than three months old, because bacteria can breed in it and it could give you an eye infection.

7. Make lipstick last for longer with a tissue

To set lipstick and make last for longer, hold a piece of tissue paper over your lips and then dust it with a translucent powder. It may lighten the colour of your lipstick ever so slightly, but that’s a small price to pay for lipstick that will last for most of the day.

8. Make your own anti-dandruff shampoo with aspirin

Rather than spending more money on anti-dandruff shampoo, just crush up two aspirins and add the powder to your regular shampoo. The salicylic acid in aspirin will break down the build-up of dead skin cells and your dandruff will wash away easily. It also helps to remove product build up from your hair as well.

9. Use baby powder for thicker lashes

For thicker, longer looking lashes all you need is a bit of baby powder. Lightly dust your lashes with baby powder after your first application of mascara and then give them another coat of mascara over the top. You’ll get much fuller looking lashes when you do this and you won’t have to buy lash thickening mascara.

10. Blot your face with a toilet seat cover

The disposable toilet seat covers that you can find in public restrooms are made out of a very similar fabric to what blotting papers are made from. If you get caught out with shine on your face, a quick dab with a toilet seat cover will mop the excess oil for you. If you are near a Starbucks, pop in there and grab one of their paper napkins, they work well as blotting paper too.

What are your favourite beauty hacks?

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