BY: STEFANIE SCHULTZ
Sometimes it’s the littlest things that make all the difference! Who doesn’t love a shortcut that’s designed to help us look better, save time and/or money! We’ve rounded up 30 of the most useful beauty hacks you’ll want to start adopting right away.
Beauty Hack #1
Spray bobby pins with hairspray for extra grip.
Beauty Hack #2
Use a little peppermint oil on your lips for a plumping effect.
Beauty Hack #3
Protect your hair part from the sun with a powder sunscreen.
Beauty Hack #4
Add a little contact solution to your flaky mascara to make it last longer.
Beauty Hack #5
Use tape to stencil your winged eyeliner to perfect it every time.
Beauty Hack #6
Rub vasoline on your pulse points before applying perfume to help it last all day.
Beauty Hack #7
Use coconut oil as a natural and effective make-up remover.
Beauty Hack #8
Apply clear mattifier before foundation to rid oily complexions.
Beauty Hack #9
Try apple cider vinegar and water as a toner for the natural anti-bacterial properties.
Beauty Hack #10
Apply a white base under eye shadow to make colours pop!
Beauty Hack #11
Apply under eye concealer in a downward triangle shape to best cover dark circles.
Beauty Hack #12
Put your mascara in your bra for a few minutes before use to warm it up for a smoother application.
Beauty Hack #13
Clean your make-up brushes with a gentle face cleanser for a cleaner application and to prevent bacteria build up.
Beauty Hack #14
Reduce eye puffiness with cold green tea bags.
Beauty Hack #15
Reduce hair frizz by drying your hair with a t-shirt instead of a towel.
Beauty Hack #16
Spritz your perfume in multiple places including your hair, inside your elbow, behind your ear, your belly button, behind the knees and down your back.
Beauty Hack #17
Style your hair the night before. Work in a texturizing crème before bed, braid your hair and sleep on it.
Beauty Hack #18
When applying foundation, apply to the centre of he face and blend outwards.
Beauty Hack #19
Fake fuller lips by applying a light pencil to the centre of your lips before gloss.
Beauty Hack #20
Layer multiple face masks for the best results. Choose retinol for eyes, charcoal or salicylic acid for your t-zone and vitamin c and peptides for the cheeks.
Beauty Hack #21
Use a BB cream instead of moisturiser and foundation to save time and money.
Beauty Hack #22
Make dry shampoo your best friend for second day hair.
Beauty Hack # 23
Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel liner by holding a flame to it for a second or two.
Beauty Hack #24
Just chuck on a hat or scarf to cover up a bad hair day!
Beauty Hack #25
Press freshly painted lips with a tissue and a dusting of translucent powder to help the colour last longer
Beauty Hack #26
Run a GHD over loose braids for effortless wavy hair
Beauty Hack #27
Use a lipstick as a creme blush for when you’re on the go, of if you forget your makeup bag
Beauty Hack #28
Mix a pale highlighter into your foundation for an all-over dewy glow
Beauty Hack #29
Add sugar to your regular face cleanser for a natural, super-cheap facial exfoliant.
Beauty Hack #30
Coat eyelashes in a dusting of baby powder before mascara for instant extensions
What are some of your beauty tips and tricks? Share with us below!