Life-changing makeup hacks are those things makeup junkies like us should have up our sleeves. After all, many of us spend quite a lot of $$$ for our makeup. While we may argue buying quality and varied stash is a sound investment, it’s still sensible that we should be prudent on spending. I know this is quite difficult especially if the products we like are on sale at Sephora. Nonetheless, we should be able to pull out some life-changing makeup hacks to get the most of what we’ve paid for.
10 Life-Changing Makeup Hacks To Save You Money
Have you ever felt like you don’t have as much makeup to give you the result you want? Did you ever have to throw your face powder after it broke? Were you not able to get the most out of your lipstick because the tip was cut off? Well, these are some of the realities we all face every single day. Unfortunately, buying a new one isn’t always an option.
True, new makeup makes us happy. Nonetheless, it’s also true that getting a replacement isn’t always the best solution. This is where life-changing makeup hacks come in. They provide effective solutions to problems every makeup enthusiasts encounter. Pulling out these tricks may come in handy during emergency situations. Not to mention, these makeup hacks will help you save time and money.
The best thing about life-changing makeup hacks is the fact that they are easy and very convenient to do. In this post, I’ll share 10 of these to help you with the most common beauty problems. I guarantee you’ll be amazed by how stress-free these hacks are.
1. Turn Your Pencil To Gel Liner for A Smoother Application
Who says you need to have both an eye pencil and a gel liner? It’s actually repetitive to buy both since they function just the same although they provide different results. Of course, we know that gel liners give a smudgier finish. If you don’t want to spend on both items, however, just convert your eye pencil to a gel liner. Lightly burn the tip of your favorite eye liner. Let it cool for 15 seconds and voila! Instant gel liner!
2. #Hashtag for Perfect Smokey Eye Makeup
Want the perfect smokey eye makeup for parties but you’re not too sure how to go about it? Fret not because there’s a simple solution to his dilemma. Just draw a slanting hashtag on your outer lid and smudge for an instant smokey eye makeup! For a tutorial, check this video from Cosmopolitan.
3. How To Fix Broken Makeup
Throwing broken makeup isn’t the solution to your woes. Stop wasting your money as you can still salvage it. The trick is to pour a little 99% alcohol and press it with a spoon. It may get a little messy but just let it dry overnight. By the time you wake up in the morning, you’ll have makeup as good as new! Certainly one of the most reliable life-changing makeup hacks.
4. Use Warm Water to Fix Almost Dry Mascara
Mascaras get dry and clumpy from getting pumped all the time. However, you can actually get the most out of it by soaking your mascara in a cup of warm water for a smoother and easier application. If you’re in a hurry though and don’t feel like you have the time to wait for your mascara to swim in a warm cup of water, try adding 4-5 drops of your eye drop. Stir with the applicator and you’re good to go!
5. Make Your Own BB Cream
I’m certain most of us have this penchant for BB cream. But what if you run out of this dependable makeup item? Well, just do a DIY and save some money. Take a little bit of your moisturizer and mix to your concealer until desired texture is accomplished. Apply to face and see the magic!
6. Make The Best Of Your Eye Shape
Want to know how to do your own eye makeup but don’t have the money to take classes? Well, just follow the above illustration on how to apply eye makeup. Knowing your eye shape and what look you would like to achieve will help you apply makeup effectively. Let this guide help you.
If you can’t afford your favorite shade of Mac lipstick, there’s no reason for you not to sport it anyway. Okay, that may sound confusing but I’m actually talking about wearing a dupe. Drugstore dupes are affordable and available plus they’re like replicas of your shade preference. Check this post to see which products has the same shade of your favorite Mac Lipstick at a lower price!
8. Double Duty Mascara
Too tight on the budget and can’t have all the go-to everyday makeup stash? You don’t have to have everything. The best solution is to purchase a product that can serve multiple purposes. Case in point is by using mascara as an eyeliner. Check the photo above to guide you on how to use your mascara as an eyeliner alternative. It’s easy, fast and amazing!
9. Olive Oil for Longer Lashes
Use olive oil in place of pricey lash lengthening treatments. This is surely one of those life-changing makeup hacks you will love. Olive oil acts as a conditioner to help your lashes grow strong and healthy. Use a clean spoolie when applying and you should see changes in a month or two. Just keep going!
10. Fix A Broken Lipstick
I can’t count how many broken lipsticks I’ve thrown after I accidentally dropped them off . Looking back, I can’t imagine having to waste all that money when it’s in fact so easy to fix a broken lipstick. All it takes is a lighter. So, take a lighter, burn your lippie a bit. Wait for 20 seconds, and voila! It’s good as new!
For more life-changing makeup hacks, watch this video from xoJahtna:
Letting go of your makeup without even trying to fix them or spending much on getting the perfect look is not exactly the way to handle common beauty problems. In this day and age when information is easily accessible, there are so many life-changing makeup hacks available. Now that you have these guide, why not try this eye makeup tutorial.
Have you actually tried any of these life-changing makeup hacks? Do you have makeup hacks of your own? Share those with me and to everyone in the comments section below. As you can see, the hacks I shared are very easy to do and with minimal time required.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.