As a woman, I can attest to the trials and tribulations that often coincide with the concept of beauty.
Actually, beauty isn’t the right term. Perhaps beauty maintenance would be more fitting.
When I say beauty maintenance, I’m making reference to all of the joyous things that come with identifying as a woman, for me, personally. Things like plucking, shaving, makeup application, hairstyling and skincare are what I’m meaning when I say beauty maintenance.
Are these things necessary? Absolutely not. But I prefer to keep myself relatively groomed.
I thought I would see what I could find via Google pertaining to some efficient and helpful hacks in the beauty realm, and the following information comes from cosmopolitan.com. Have a look.
“1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.
“2. Insert bobby pins into your ponytail holder vertically to prop up your ponytail.
“3. Texturize milkmaid braids with a teasing brush or toothbrush.
“4. Twist your hair, and slip your bobby pin underneath to discreetly pin back your strands.
“5. Dust an eyeshadow (in the same color family as your hair) along your part to shade your scalp slightly, making your hair appear thicker.
“6. Make your nail polish dry faster by soaking your nails in ice water after painting them.
“7. The most flattering way to apply concealer is to draw a triangle with the base under your eye and the point toward your cheek.
“8. Use a concealer that’s slightly lighter than your skin tone to line three tiny sections of your eyes: the inner ‘V,’ the middle section of your eyelid, and just below your brow bone.
“9. Amp up your going-out makeup by contouring and highlighting your facial features with two concealers: one two shades darker than your skin tone and one two shades lighter.
“10. Fix foundation stains with a little bit of shaving cream.
“11. Add saline solution to a flaky mascara formula to re-wet it.
“12. Hit your eyelash curler with a hair dryer to heat it up, so your lashes curl easier.
“13. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.
“14. Use the handle and the rounded edge of a spoon to create the perfect winged liner.
“15. Dust baby powder over your eyelashes between the first and second coats of mascara to plump up your lashes.
“16. Get the perfect smoky eye by drawing a hashtag on the outer corner of your eyelid and smudging it out with the sponge.
“17. Use clear tape as a no-fail cat-eye guide.
“18. Use cold green tea bags to decrease puffiness under your eyes.
“19. Don’t apply black liner all around your eye and in your waterline. This will make your eyes appear much smaller than they are.
“20. Make a less pigmented eye shadow more vibrant by covering your eyelid with a white eyeliner first.
“21. Use white eyeliner as a brow highlighter for an instant eye lift.
“22. Mix loose pigments with a salve to make your own custom lip color.
“23. Create the illusion of plumper lips by filling in the middle section with a light concealer, blending it out with the warmth from your fingertip, and finishing with a nude lip gloss.
“24. Display pretty fragrances on top of a cake stand.
“25. Apply Vaseline on your pulse points before spraying your perfume to make the scent last longer,” the web page explains.
I definitely think a lot of these hacks are ones that can easily be made use of, especially for anyone who wears makeup on a daily basis.
Do you have any game-changing beauty hacks? If so, comment them down below.