We’re always looking to make our lives easier and find shortcuts to help us save time and still look amazing. But to be completely honest, not everyone can spend hours on their beauty routine perfecting every single detail.. so I’ve decided to compile a quick list of 7 beauty hacks every beauty babe should know! These tips and tricks will have you getting the most out of your makeup and get the job done.
Now onto the hacks!
1. Soak your nails in ice water to dry your nail polish quicker.
A super sweet hack I recently discovered is soaking your freshly painted nails in ice water. It makes them dry twice as fast if you can handle soaking them for 2-3 minutes at a time. I can’t stand it that long so I do it in increments of 30 seconds. I was amazed at how much it cut down the drying time!
2. Heat up your eyelash curler with a hair dryer so your lashes curl much easier.
It’s so frustrating when your lashes just won’t hold a curl, no matter how many times you try to curl them with a lash curler. Heating up the lash curler with a blow dryer is a super simple hack that will help your lashes actually curl. Heat the curler for 1-2 minutes and then use it on your lashes. You should notice the difference immediately and end up with beautifully curled lashes.
3. Spray your bobby pins with hairspray before putting them in your hair.
Sometimes bobby pins and hair pins never stay in place. Throughout the day they become loose and don’t keep your hair in place. A neat trick is spraying your bobby pins with hairspray before placing them in your hair. This helps them hold so much better because they get sticky with the hairspray and grip onto your hair!
4. Grow your lashes longer by using baby powder in between applications.
Baby powder will make your lashes look much thicker. If you get a Q-tip and dip it in baby powder and then apply it evenly to the top and bottom of your lashes and then apply mascara, you will have much more voluminous lashes. With this beauty hack, you can get the gorgeous look of false lashes without actually having to use them!
5. Use Nivea Men as a primer for your makeup.
Okay — now, this may sound very weird, but one of the hottest beauty hacks out there right now is using Nivea For Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm as a makeup primer. This shave balm helps prime your face and keeps your makeup in place all day long. It’s a great, inexpensive alternative for a face primer. There are so many reviews on there raving about this product as a primer. Thanks to the wonderful NikkieTutorials for that hack!
6. Exfoliate your lips with a clean, disposable mascara wand or an old toothbrush.
This is one of my favorite hacks for sure. Exfoliating your lips before applying lipstick is a must in my book. It completely changes the way your lipstick applies and makes it last much longer. When you exfoliate your lips, your lipstick will go on more smoothly and evenly. You can do this with an old toothbrush, a disposable mascara wand, or you can use lip scrubs. My favorite way to exfoliate my lips is by using Elf’s lip exfoliator.
7. Spray perfume on your pulse points to make it last longer.
When putting on perfume in the morning, the best way to apply it is by spritzing it on your hair, inside your elbows, your ankles, behind your ears, and your belly button. Studies show that these are the optimal areas to apply perfume on because they are pulse points. These areas are areas of warmth and heat so they amplify the scent of your perfume throughout the day.
And that wraps up the list! These beauty hacks are amazing little tricks that can change your makeup game completely. They’re perfect for anyone looking for a shortcut in their beauty routines or looking to get the most out of their favorite products.
What is your favorite beauty hack?