No matter where you’re at or what you’re doing, beauty is something that you don’t have to give up. Take care of yourself with these amazing skin, hair, and makeup tricks and tips!
1) Use The Flat Side Of The Pencil
Most people automatically use the tip of the pencil. But if you want to fill in your brows to look their best, tilt it and use the side. It adds volume and looks natural.
2) Curl Your Hair With A Headband
To curl your hair with a headband, place the headband as you normally would and curl each strand underneath it. Find a full tutorial online and you can have the easiest curls ever!
3) Reduce The Heat
This is especially true if you have curly hair. Stay away from curling irons, flat irons, and heated blow dryers when you can. When you do decide to suffer the heat, always add heat protectant.
4) Don’t Use Hot Water
Again, hot water dries hair out. Try using warm water only when washing and rinsing your hair. If you can stand it, add a blast of cold water at the end.
5) Just Do The Eyes
If you don’t have time for the full makeup routine, then just focus on the eyes. You don’t even have to add eyeshadow. Just a little mascara and maybe some brow work should do.
6) Add Hairspray To Your Eyebrow Brush
If your eyebrows are hard to manage, add hairspray to the brush you use to comb them. This will smooth them out and have them looking as sleek as can be.
7) Go Sulfate-Free
If at all possible, find yourself some sulfate-free shampoo and primarily use it. Not only will it keep your hair healthier, but you can wash it every day if you like.
8) Replace Your Mascara
While some makeup can last years, your mascara needs replaced at least every four months, sooner if you can. Nobody wants old mascara, it doesn’t work properly and it’s unsanitary.
9) Mousse Your Braid
If you want your braid to stay smooth and in place, then mousse your hair before braiding it. You will be shocked at the difference that it makes and how your braid will hold all day.
10) Use Your Middle Finger
Not like that! But when applying creams under your eye, use your middle finger. It’s the gentlest and gives you great control over the most sensitive skin on your face.
11) Dye Your Natural Color
If you’re not into dyeing your hair, then what you can do is dye it close to your natural color. It will add shine, volume, and richness to your hair without changing the color.
12) Use White To Make Bright
If you want your eyes to pop, then use white eyeliner. It will open up your eyes, make them look bigger, and make you stand out. No one will know exactly why they stare.
13) Don’t Touch Your Face
Not touching your face doesn’t just protect you from viruses, it keeps your skin healthy too. Keep bacteria away and your skin fresh as can be by avoiding contact.
14) Sleep On Natural Fibers
If you like silk or satin, use that for your pillow case. If not, then get something that’s all natural. Your hair and face will be cleaner, fresher, and healthier.
15) Wash Your Brushes
You can’t really wash your brushes too much. There’s a ton of ways to wash them but the most efficient is just shampoo. But don’t apply it directly, just add it to water and swirl.
16) Stay Upright For Mascara
Most people lean back or forward when applying mascara. But for an even and mess-free look, you will want to apply your mascara while standing straight up, or at least with a level head.
17) Don’t Forget The Tap
It’s important to tap your brush before applying makeup. The extra residue will only make you look cakey and uneven. So tap, tap, tap away the rest for a clean layer.
18) Use A Wide-Tooth Comb
Unless you have baby hair, you want to upgrade to a wide-tooth comb. It’s the best for detangling and keeps your hair shinier than a narrow-tooth comb or brush.
19) Skip Lower Lashes For Brighter Eyes
Applying mascara to your bottom lashes can make your eyes look smaller. Skip the lower lashes and your eyes will look bigger and brighter. It’s a completely different look.
20) Do A Weekly Scrub
While moisturizing should be done every day, a good body scrub can be left to once a week. Find a favorite and stick to it. You’ll enjoy the time it takes to do it.
21) Take Your Stylist Pictures
When you step into the salon, don’t do it empty handed. Find pictures on your phone of exactly how you want your stylist to cut your hair. It will save time and heartache.
22) Lotion Right After Shower
Apply lotion every day after you step out of the shower. Your moist skin will absorb the new moisture faster and will leave you feeling silky smooth all day long.
23) Credit Cards Make For Straight Lines
If you have an old credit card, try using it to make your wings as straight as can be. Everyone struggles with them but there’s no need to when there’s hacks like this.
24) Wait To Epilate
Don’t shave with your epilator right after you get out of the shower. Instead, wait a few minutes until your skin starts to dry. This is the smoothest way to epilate.
25) Comb From Root To Tips
Instead of starting at the bottom and working your way up, start combing at the top. You will have shinier hair in the end if your tangles don’t get in the way.
26) Stretch Before Waxing
Before waxing your legs, stretch the skin by doing calisthenic stretches and using your hands to relax the skin. It will hurt a lot less if your skin is loose and relaxed.
27) Gold Adds Brightness
Just a touch of gold will make your eyes and your face look so much brighter. It looks good in the summer and the winter, plus, it makes you feel extra.
28) Saunas Are The Best
If you ever have access to a sauna, then use it. Steam is so good for your body that you really have no excuse to pass it up. Lucky cold climates and their relaxing saunas.
29) Zigzag Your Part
To add volume and depth, zig-zag your part. Not only does it look carefree, but it also hides the fact that you need to dye your roots because the dark spots look like shadows.
30) Apply Liquid Under Stream
When taking a bath, especially a bubble bath, squirt the soap underneath the stream of water. The bubbles will expand or the oils will disperse. It’s a win-win.
31) Add Color, Don’t Draw
Do not draw your own eyebrows, no matter how tempting. Instead, fill them in with a color similar to your own eyebrows. Use eyeshadow to make sure they remain soft.
32) Add Eye Shadow To Your Liner
To make your eyeliner blend well, apply eyeshadow to your eyeliner after applying it. Your eyes will look smooth, yet still as bold as the colors you choose.
33) Go With The Flow
Always apply eyebrow makeup with the motion of your own eyebrows. Look closely at the way they grow and follow it. This is true for any sort of makeup or hair products.
34) Eat Your Fruits And Veggies
Yes, everyone knows they should eat their fruits and veggies. But did you know that they make a substantial impact on how shiny your hair is and how bright your skin is?
35) Try Brown Mascara
When you want a softer look, opt for a brown mascara instead of black. Not many people use brown but it will give you a natural look, especially if you’re a blonde.
36) Liquor Lessens Perfume Smell
If you accidently put too much perfume on, try adding a little soft liquor to your wrists to cut it. Just don’t use something that will overpower and stick with you.
37) Spray Your Strays
Stray hairs are easy to manage with a little hairspray. Just spray them lightly and comb them back with a small brush. Everything will stay in place and no one will even know.
38) Apply White To Corners
To make eyes super bright with little effort, apply white eyeshadow to the corners of your eyes. They will appear to open right up and all you did was dot them!
39) Soften Your Eyebrows With Cotton
Before styling your eyebrows, go ahead and dab those brows with a cotton ball soaked in warm water. They will soften up and accept whatever you have planned.
40) Chill Your Moisturizer
Keep your moisturizer in the fridge before using it. The cool lotion will make your skin spark with life and tighten your pores in the best way possible.