Are you always on the look-out for new beauty hacks you can use to save time or improve your make-up game? Check out 10 handy hair and beauty hacks, from how to make sure you have perfect foundation to how to curl your hair in under 5 minutes.
1. Tie your hair in two ponytails to create a bun that won’t fall out
Tired of having to re-do your bun because it has become loose? Try trying your hair in two ponytails at the base of your hairline to create the perfect bun that will stay in place all day. Tie the ponytails close to each other to make sure the ponytails are hidden, then twist the ponytails around each other and secure with a third bobble.
2. Avoid messy mascara clumps with tissue and a clean mascara brush
If you hate clumpy eyelashes this beauty hack is perfect for you. Get natural looking eyelashes easily by lightly wiping your mascara brush with a tissue before you apply the mascara. You can also use an old, clean mascara brush after applying mascara to get rid of any clumps.
3. Mark your eyelids with dots for identical cat-eyes
Cat-eyes used to be known for being notoriously difficult to do evenly, but with this beauty hack you can make sure you always have matching cat-eyes. Simply draw a dot on each eyelid where you want the flick to end, and then fill in the space between.
4. For flawless skin start by applying foundation at the centre of your face
Too much foundation or power around your hairline and jawline often looks cakey. Make your foundation look natural by applying the foundation to the middle of your face, then brushing the foundation outwards evenly.
5. Save time when curling your hair by tying it up first
Curling your hair the normal way can take over half an hour, but with this beauty hack you can have beautiful, wavy hair in less than 5 minutes. Simply tie your hair into a high ponytail and separate the hair into three sections, or four for thicker hair. Curl each section in turn and then let down your hair for stunning, wavy hair.
6. Use different types of lighting in your home to check your make-up
Make sure your make-up is looking flawless and natural before leaving the house by checking your face in the mirror using the light on your phone. The bright light will show you any foundation that needs blending in.
7. Use coconut oil to moisturize
Coconut oil can be used in many ways to improve your beauty routine. You can use coconut on dry skin as a moisturizer or as a hair mask to achieve healthy, shiny hair. You can even rub some on your legs before shaving to use as a moisturizing shaving cream!
8. Moisturize dry feet while you sleep
If you struggle with dry skin on your feet, massage them with moisturizer or Vaseline before you go to sleep and then put on some socks to sleep in.
9. Use liquid eye-liner on your lashes for a no make-up look
If you have fair hair and you want a natural and easy make-up routine for day-to-day wear, try using liquid eye-liner on your eyelashes instead of mascara. Simply run the pen across your eyelashes to tint them.
10. Save time on an early morning by washing your fringe
Try this beauty hack if you don’t have time to wash your hair every morning before work. Simply wash your fringe and parting line in the sink and blow dry the wet parts – the grease in your hair will actually make it easier to style, and no-one will have any idea that you didn’t wash your hair!