You don’t need a celebrity stylist to look fabulous. With the right beauty tips, you will be well-prepared to handle anything thrown your way. From hacks like getting the perfect manicure to finding just the right shade of foundation, here are 8 beauty hacks every woman should know:
Finding the Right Foundation
The next time you find yourself testing different shades of foundation, try using your neck instead of your arm to get the most accurate match. Because your face conceals your neck from the sun, it is one of the palest parts of your body. That makes it the perfect spot to help you find the right shade of foundation. Foundation is key to our beauty hacks.
Extend the Life of Your Brushes
Who needs expensive brush cleaning mats when you have this thrifty DIY trick? Starting with just a paper plate and a hot glue gun, use the gun to draw squiggly lines across the paper plate. Allow 3-5 minutes for the glue to dry completely before dragging your brushes across the dry glue. Not only will this draw the residual makeup out of your brushes, but it will also help prevent cakey buildup over time.
Even Out Discolorations
Finding the right products to address discolorations and skin imperfections can be challenging, to say the least. Try wearing color-correcting concealers beneath your foundation to make your skin tone seem smooth and even. Here is a quick guide to help you find the right shade of concealer for your issue:
Peach – conceals dark spots and undereye circles
Yellow – fixes dull spots
Pink – perfect for brightening dark areas
Green – hides redness
When applied properly, these concealers can be used to make your skin appear more balanced.
Get the Perfect Manicure
Painting your nails can be a balancing act. Holding the bottle steady in one hand while attempting to evenly coat the other should be an Olympic event. Try using a silicone bottle holder ring to keep the bottle in place with minimal spillage. Not only are they cheap, but they can make painting your nails a breeze.
Eliminate Nail Polish Stains
Those beautiful dark shades of purple and red polish can leave your nails looking grungy. Get rid of polish stains with a combination of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and hot water. Start by mixing 2 tablespoons of a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution with a half cup of hot water. Add 4 tablespoons of baking soda and soak your nails in the solution for at least 1 minute. Continue soaking your nails in 1-minute increments until you have achieved your desired level of whiteness. Rinse your hands and apply a top coat to complete the look.
After a wild night of…ahem, studying, finding the energy to get out of bed and remove your makeup just is not happening. Instead, try keeping a spare set of makeup removal wipes beside your bed. This way you have no excuse for not using them.
Clearing the Runway
If you love the smooth feel of a fresh wax but hate the pain, try using a numbing cream. Apply the cream to the area you intend to have waxed at least 30 minutes prior to waxing. It is also a good idea to avoid waxing around your menstrual cycle. Your body tends to be most sensitive during the five days leading up to your period through the end of it. In fact, your pain threshold tends to be at its highest during the three to four days following your period.
Keep Your Flatirons Gunk-Free
Let’s be honest, it takes a lot of product to keep your hair looking flawless. From volumizing mousse to copious amounts of hairspray, product buildup can leave your styling tools looking grungy. Rather than throwing them away, use steel wool to remove the gunk and have them looking brand new. Start by spritzing your cooled straightener with rubbing alcohol. Then use a toothpick or cotton swab to clean the small crevices of the device. Finally, take a steel wool pad and rub it along the plates of the styler. This should remove any buildup that has been burned on over time.
Looking your best shouldn’t have to be expensive or complicated. With these simple, affordable hacks, you can look and feel you’re very best. Lastly, we hope you enjoy these beauty hacks! Lastly, we do haircuts, hair coloring, keratin treatments, and Dominican blowouts.