In an ideal world, we would have all the time in the world to look primed and polished before we leave the house. But with busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, every person needs to know easy shortcuts to fixing beauty problems in seconds. Here are our top 5 beauty hacks that every person should know!
Tame those flyaways
Take care of those unruly baby hairs and flyaways quickly! Simply spritz an old toothbrush with a generous amount of hairspray and smooth over those annoying strands that just won’t lie flat. Perfect for sophisticated updos, sleeked back styles and those with frizzy locks.
Mattify any lipstick
Turn any boring lipstick into a long-lasting, matte formula in just a few seconds. Simply split a piece of tissue in half and gently press onto your lips. Then, lightly dust over your lips with translucent powder – instant matte lipstick, every time!
Never ruin your eyeshadow look with messy mascara again with the help of the humble business card. Just place the card behind the roots of your eyelashes and apply mascara as normal. The cardboard will act as a shield and ensure you’ll never smudge or smear product on your eyelids again.
Channel that feline vibe with this foolproof way of getting the crispest, smoothest cat eye. Simply use a strip of tape and blot off the stickiness on the back of your hand. Then apply the strip to your eyes by creating an imaginary line from the lower lashline and extending upwards. Next, create a flick with your favourite gel or liquid eyeliner and gently remove the tape.
Skip the gels and pencils when you’re in a rush and tame those eyebrows with the magic of clear mascara. Not only will the miracle product give soft definition to your eyelashes, but in a pinch it will also ensure unruly brows are kept in place all day in just a simple swipe.
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