Sometimes all we need are some beauty hacks and tricks to make our lives easier. As such, we dish out some of these smart, DIY beauty hacks you should definitely learn. These beauty tips actually work—you would want to share some of them with your sister or friends. They can easily be a staple in your beauty routine, so continue reading and try them out!
Ingenious Beauty Hacks Which Actually Work
1. Add More Volume to Your Lashes
No matter how much mascara you put on your eyelashes to get more volume, they only end up heavy and clumpy. A light dusting of baby powder or loose powder after a coat of mascara can add volume without the heavy feel. Add an extra coat after to increase the volume.
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Sometimes we make do with what we already have in our vanity than buying specific makeup tools we would barely use, like a fan brush for example. If you don’t have one but need it for contouring, simply pick out the oldest blush brush, clean it, and insert a bobby pin across it to fan the bristles. Use it just like a fan brush. Nifty, right?
3. DIY Glue Gun Brush Cleaner[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BSd55TnldUq/ hidecaption=true width=625]
Brush cleaning boards are expensive but with your handy glue gun and a plastic board, you can create your own brush cleaning boards like those sold in makeup counters or online. After heating the glue gun, apply dots or squiggles on a clean plastic board, then let them dry until the glue hardens. Be extra careful when using a glue gun.
4. Fix Broken Lipstick With a Lighter
Broken lipsticks are frustrating but a handy lighter can help piece them back together. You can even try this beauty hack with a broken lip gloss too! Using the lighter, heat the lipstick in the tube until the product melts. Lightly attach the broken part of the lipstick to the melted part in the tube. Allow the lipstick to cool down and harden before using it.
5. Use a Sponge For This Glitter Nail Hack
The thing about glitter nail polish is it is hard to create a solid strip of glitters with just one swipe. This beauty hack is a favorite among nail aficionados because you are able to control how much glitter to apply on your fingernails. Now say hello to perfect glittered nails!
6. Quick-Dry Nail Polish Beauty Hacks
There are days wherein you need to dry your freshly manicured nails a little bit faster. We have found just the page where you can continue reading on different ways to dry your nail polish quickly. No more ruined nails for you.
7. Beauty Blender Keeper
Beauty blenders are seriously one of the makeup junkies’ must haves. It can be such a hassle to keep your sponge from staying dry until the next time you use it. It’s time to put those egg toys to good use.
8. Koolaid Lipstain Beauty Hack
A juice drink as a lip stain? Do not discard your lip beauty products just yet for this beauty hack. This is a nice trick to learn. If you love Koolaid and want to be creative with, this beauty hack can produce a nice shade of tint for your lips!
9. Rubber Band French Tips
French tips are beautiful but doing them on your own can be such a mess. With a bunch of rubber bands, you are on your way to recreating those sexy tips! This will only work if you use thick rubber bands which can cover the majority of your fingernails.
10. Winged Liner Bobby Pin Hack
Thanks to bobby pins, you can now level up your eye makeup and your makeup routine. On the ends of a clean bobby pin, coat the area with eyeliner. Then use the ends like a stamp and pressed the coated ends on the outer corners of each eye to create a winged eyeliner guide. Simply follow the guide at this point by filling in the gaps.
11. Sexy Ponytail Hack
Ponytails are a go-to look for girls. With a bobby pin placed underneath the tie, you can create a sexy and lifted ponytail in no time. This is a personal favorite by beauty vloggers who want to recreate a sexy and youthful hair look.
12. Bobby Pin Nail Art
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If you haven’t yet realized how useful bobby pins are, here’s another use for them: nail art! Use the tips to dip onto the nail lacquer then stamp the coated tips onto the nails in whatever design you want.
13. Fuller Ponytail Beauty Hack
If you need a solution for limp and thin hair, here’s a beauty hack for you. Simply trick everyone’s eyes by recreating a fuller mane with not one but two ponytails! Use a curling iron to create beach waves, making the hair fuller and richer. This is perfect for people with medium to long hair.
14. Clumpy Mascara Hack
Mascara can get clumpy with regular use, so how do you fix them? There are a number of ways to do this and get a full mileage from your mascara. Vaseline, for one, can even revive an unused mascara.
15. Eyeliner Beauty Hack Turn It Into Gel
Most of us love eye gel liners but what if you run out of one? Don’t worry, just grab one of your pencil liners and hold it under a flame for a few seconds, and voila! This beauty hack will get you a consistent eye gel liner every time.
16. Blush Lipstick Hack
Blushers are just one of the few versatile beauty products you should have on your vanity. Scrape a bit of the powder off, mix it with your favorite lip balm, and you now have a lipstick! Awesome, right?
17. Fake Blowout Hack
Nobody wants a bad hair on any given day, so you should definitely add this to your arsenal of beauty hacks. Dust a bit of baby powder on your roots and comb through your hair. Curl the ends of your hair and you now have a full blowout look.
18. Bikini Hack
Summer is here and if you’re one with tons of bikinis, you might want to skip buying a new pair because you can actually hack your way to a sexy and fabulous summer outfit. In this video, you can turn an old bikini into a new beach-safe halter top with strategic cutting and sewing. Pair it with your favorite beach shorts or even another bikini in a solid color or of a similar pattern and you are good to go!
19. Vaseline Hack
We all know how much of a multitasker Vaseline is but do we really know what is Vaseline? This petroleum jelly-based product can be a post-bath skincare item, eye and makeup remover, and a beauty product enhancer.
20. Lasting Perfume Hack
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you didn’t have to spritz your perfume throughout the day? If you are the type of person who cannot be bothered with this, then this beauty hack is the one for you. Simply spritz perfume on parts of your body where you feel a pulse, and you are good for the day!
21. Ombre Nail Hack
Ombre nails are totally fun and this ombre nail beauty hack is one of the neatest beauty hacks you’ll ever try. Simply use a sponge to distribute nail lacquer monochromatically. Try this with our other manicure hacks for creative nails.
22. Citrus Fruit Beauty Hacks
Citric fruits are a beauty junkie’s best friend. Aside from its toning properties, lemon and other acidic fruits have other beauty hacks to offer. Use it as a skin and teeth whitener, an anti-acne agent, or as an anti-aging beauty product!
23. Kitchen Silicone Brush Cleaner
Silicone brush cleaners are also a pricey beauty tool to have, but why do you have to spend so much when you can get something from your kitchen supply store at less than half the price? They are also the easiest to find and are worth every dollar for its durability and efficiency in cleaning your fave makeup brushes.
24. Multitasking Beauty Babies
Some of your own makeup products are great multitaskers too. Mascara, to cover a few gray hairs? Why not use it for a quick fix! Check out the makeup guide above for these beauty alternatives.
25. Coin Hack for Eyeshadow Fix
Beauty hacks are lifesavers, especially for times when you find your favorite eyeshadow broken. Before you head out to buy another one, try fixing it with alcohol and a coin! Follow this step-by-step guide on how to repair broken eyeshadow.
26. Egg Beauty Hacks
Items from your kitchen counter have a lot of ingredients which can multitask as beauty products. An egg, for example, is just a healthy item to use aside from eating. Check out the infographic above for the many ways you can do with eggs!
27. Hair Dryer-Eyelash Curler Hack
Using heat on your eyelash curler is like using a curling iron on your hair. A heated curler makes the curl last longer! Be careful about heating the curler too much — simply blast hot air from the blower set at the lowest heat setting for a couple times or more.
28. Apple Cider Vinegar Beauty Hacks
Another item from your kitchen cupboard you can use in more ways than one? Apple cider vinegar! Aside from using it for recipes, you can use apple cider vinegar as an all-in-one beauty product.
29. Koolaid Hair Hack
Seriously, if this isn’t the coolest beauty hack out there, I don’t know what is. Although it only probably works on light or bleached hair, it still is such an awesome hack to do. Boil a concentrated powdered juice drink for about two minutes, then let it cool in a tall tumbler. Dip your hair on the tumbler for 15 minutes or until the color has set in the hair, then wash the hair.
30. Coconut Oil Hack
Coconut oil is also considered a beauty product wonder. No doubt this beauty product is a must-have for beauty junkies! Check out the different coconut oil hack on this infographic which might work for you!
31. Broken Nail Fix[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BQsQ00qAY-V/ hidecaption=true width=625]
This is one of the most useful beauty hacks you’ll ever see. No need to reach for a nail cutter or go to a nail salon just to fix your broken nails. The next time you break your nail, you know what to do.
32. Paper Clip Racer Back Hack
This paper clip hack makes a lot of sense, especially if you wear a lot of racerback shirts. No need to buy a racerback bra even. Simply hook your bra straps using a paper clip and you are good to go.
33. Eyeliner Hack for Hooded Eyes
Hooded eyes can be really tricky to put a winged eyeliner on. This beauty hack would save a lot of time (and fewer mistakes) when putting eye makeup on. Following the techniques in this Instagram video clip.
You should keep this hack in mind in case of emergencies. Melt non-toxic crayons of your choice together with coconut oil. You can also put in Vaseline for better consistency. Cool the mixture and then put in the fridge to set. Now you have your homemade lipstick with added benefits thanks to coconut oil.
35. Peel Off Manicure Guard Hack
DIY manicures can get messy, especially for first-timers. You can try this ingenious beauty hack for better manicure sessions. This will come in handy if you are in a hurry, too!
Check out this video by 5-Minute Crafts for more DIY beauty hacks:
These beauty hacks are worth trying out, especially if you are trying to save some money. You can even create a head-to-toe beauty regimen even with these beauty tips! In trying any of these hacks, make sure your tools are clean and exercise caution when handling fire or heat. Try these beauty hacks and add them to your everyday routine.
Which one is your favorite among these beauty hacks? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on April 28, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy