12 Best Ways to Simplify Your Beauty Routine (#5 is Refreshing)

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Use Your Mascara as Eyeliner

If you run out of eyeliner, forget about quickly running to the store or going au natural. Instead, get resourceful and use your mascara as eyeliner. By taking an eyeliner brush and dipping it into the mascara, you can apply eyeliner to your top and bottom lids.

2

Many Uses of Baby Wipes

Baby wipes aren’t just to clean a baby. Adults can utilize them as well, especially if they leave a pack of them in your makeup bag. First off, you can use the wipes to remove your makeup at the end of the night or even in the middle of the day if you need to change makeup or freshen up a bit. You can then use the wipes to clean off the brush, which makes a used brush look new and helps reduce clumps.

3

Heat Up Your Eyeliner

Heat the end of your eyeliner to create an eyeliner gel that stays on all day. Just be careful that it’s not too hot when you apply it to your eyes. This is a way to truly make your eye makeup look hot. You can opt to purchase gel eyeliner that stays on for longer than a standard pencil, but you’ll pay a great deal more. This is the ideal way to save money and still look fierce!

4

Plump Your Lips Naturally

While products on the market state they plump lips, it usually comes with a hefty price tag. Plus, it might not even work as advertised, which in many cases, means you just have another lip gloss, only this one is one you paid four times the usual amount to buy. Instead, apply a few drops of an essential oil of your choosing to your current gloss to amp it up.

5

Peppermint Oil for Your Hair

You may want to use peppermint oil for the last tip, so you only have to purchase one essential oil to suit all your needs. When you apply two to three drops of peppermint oil to your usual shampoo, it stimulates the scalp. It even improves the condition of dandruff. It can be used to freshen your breath as well. Not to mention, you may apply it to your face to help treat acne since it has antimicrobial properties.

6

Baby Powder

It seems like every woman who wears mascara tries at least 10 different brands to find that special one that lengthens and enhances eyelashes like no other. Start this trick by using an eyelash curler to give your lashes the perfect curve for this secret. Just make sure you put the curler at the base of your lashes. Apply one or two coats of your favorite mascara just as you would any other day. Place some baby powder in a small container, and then use a cotton swab to apply the powder to the lashes. Make sure you coat the entire lash. Now, you can apply another coat over top of the first to extend those lashes to their fullest. Baby powder absorbs oil, so it works to make your hair look clean, too. Whenever you can’t wash your locks, apply a small amount of baby powder to the roots. You can use a little bit of water to get rid of the ashy look it gives your hair. Once done, nobody will ever know you had greasy, grimy hair that you were too tired to wash last night.

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Adding the Appearance of Contour on Your Face

Too many people think they should apply bronzer to their entire face to make them look naturally super tan. They think by making it look even, nobody knows it’s not their real skin color. However, if you look at most people’s skin tones, this isn’t the case. People have natural highs and lows that are usually around certain areas. Apply the bronzer in the shape of the number “3.” Begin at the forehead, then continue over the cheeks and don’t stop until you reach the jawline. It provides you with a natural looking glow that gives you the appearance of contour.

8

Volumize Your Ponytail

Not every day can be a day where you spend an hour styling your hair, but with a few simple styles, you can make a simple look have the same appearance as a celebrity hairstyle on the red carpet. Start by putting your hair in a ponytail. Halfway inside the elastic, place two or so bobby pins halfway inside the elastic. They should be facing downward. Fluff the ponytail with your hands or a brush, then flip it over for a ponytail-on-steroids look.

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Eyeshadow Makes Hair Look Thicker

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have thick, luxurious tresses. You can fake it though by applying an eyeshadow the same color as your hair to the roots.

10

Get Out Blood Stains

Whether your child’s bloody knee drips on you or Aunt Flo came a week early, don’t panic, no matter where you are. You can fix the stain by applying hydrogen peroxide, which will take the stain right out. This is only to be used on light-colored clothing.

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Have Nail Polish the Color of Your Car

This isn’t so much a beauty hack as a life hack, but it comes in very handy if get a nick or chip in the paint of your car. Use the nail polish to cover the chip and make it blend in with the rest of your vehicle.

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Getting Out Mascara

A tiny drop from the mascara tube seems to do a great deal of damage, especially if you try to rub it. However, dishwashing liquid gets out mascara. Just pretreat it with the detergent and then wash it as usual.
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