Beauty Tips

16 Quick and simple beauty hacks that save both time and money

March 31st, 2021

How much are you willing to spend on beauty maintenance? Well, there’s nothing wrong with shelling a quite huge amount for beauty care. It’s also a way to treat yourself.

According to Byrdie, the monthly amount that the average woman spends on her appearance is about $313. If this is quite expensive for you, there are many ways to maintain yourself without spending too much.

And that’s by looking for beauty tips or hacks. There are many simple hacks that exist online and they will help you to keep your budget. Another good thing about beauty hacks is they make our lives a lot easier.

So here are 16 beauty hacks that you can rely on:

1. Use petroleum jelly for your eyelashes.

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Apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to your eyelashes. You can do this even before putting products on your eyelashes. It helps the eyelashes to look fuller and even thicker.

2. Use tweezers as an eyebrow marker.

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Using an eye pencil, put some colors on both edges of the tweezers. Then, use the tweezers as a marker to perfectly shape your brow. For the finishing touch, you can use an eyebrow brush and you can do your desired thickness.

3. The importance of using a lip liner

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Some people might think that a lip pencil is no longer needed so long as you have lipstick. But no. Lipstick can help you highlight the sexy shape of your lips. You can also use it to draw lines on all the corners of your lips.

4. You’ll need lipstick, a tissue, powder, and a brush for this hack.

After applying lipstick, place a tissue over your lips. Dust it off with the powder and it will stay longer than before. from MakeupAddiction

This hack can help you achieve a matte effect for your lips especially if your lipsticks are mostly satin and glossy. After applying the lip product on your lips, get a tissue and place it on top of your lips.

Then apply translucent powder over the tissue by using the brush. It’s so easy, right?

5. Double-sided tape for stubborn bra straps

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It’s inevitable for some of our bras to have loose straps. This causes them to frequently fall and dig into our shoulders. Of course, we don’t want that.

So, 5-Minute DECOR shared a video on how you can put double-sided tape on top of the strap to stick it to your clothes.

6. Achieve smooth hair by straightening it even while it’s wet.

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Of course, you have to protect your hair and that’s by applying heat protectant cream on it.

Besides, you can also cover both sides of the flat iron with foil. Then, you can start doing the thing. I’m sure, you would love the result!

7. Lip balm for frizzy hair

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Yup, lip balms don’t only bring wonders to our lips but they can also help us with our hair problems. Many girls know how annoying to have frizzy hair. There are flyaways and unruly strands that don’t look good.

It turns out a small amount of lip balm can solve this problem. You can either directly roll the lip balm onto your hair or you can put a decent amount on your hands and rub it on your hair.

8. Use a badge or ID to make a perfect bottom lash line.

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You can use a badge or identification card as a guide in putting eyeliner on your bottom lash. You can watch this video for the whole process. Don’t worry because it’s too easy.

9. Achieve perfect nail art with this hack.

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This process is truly different but it would surely turn out pretty good. In a bowl filled with water, pour a small amount of nail polish (depends on the color you want). Then, let it spread in the water.

The next thing you’ll need to do is mist a small amount of hair spray directly to the nail polish. Then, you can dip your nails and let them dry. To see the result, you can check this out.

10. DIY highlighter

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You will just need glitters and a lip balm for this one. Mix the lip balm with glitters into a bowl.

Then, place the mixture into a lip balm container, and don’t forget to keep it inside a refrigerator. See the result here.

11. This is a trick to make your lips look fuller.

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Many ladies surely know how to do this hack. Overline your lips with lipstick or lip liner. Just make sure that they have the same shade. Then, filled the entire lips with lipstick for the finishing touch.

12. Cut false eyelashes into pieces.

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This is quite uncommon but it would certainly do the job to make you look beautiful. After cutting them into pieces, you can stick them to your lashes one at a time.

Why do you have to do this? It’s because this will give you perfectly glued false eyelashes.

13. Cut that eyeshadow applicator.

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If you have an eyeshadow sponge applicator, you can use it to apply eyeliner. The thing is you will have to cut its left and right edges so you could shape it up into a perfect eyeliner applicator. See how to do it here.

14. The power of beauty blender.

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Many of us love makeup sponges. Well, they do their purpose so perfectly. You can also use it to apply a perfect contour by cutting it into four parts.

You can use one of them to apply contour even without a brush or contour stick. Just make sure to blend everything well right after.

15. DIY Turban

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I didn’t know that it’s very easy to make turbans out of a t-shirt. You can use an old one and just cut the bottom part of it. (It would depend on your desired size). Then, do this knot that you would see in this clip.

16. DIY liquid eye shadow

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Don’t worry, because this is completely safe. You will use petroleum jelly, glitters, and powder eye shadow. Just mix all of them then put them in the microwave for two minutes. Let it cool down and place it in a container (preferably the ones with an applicator). You can see how it here.

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Source: YouTube/5-Minute DECOR, BYRDIE

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