From hair to makeup, there are always going to be shortcuts that will help you to save time and get that magazine model look, without spending hours or a small fortune in doing so. Although real beauty comes naturally, sometime you just have to put in that extra effort to make it lovelier! But guess what? You don’t have to spend hours standing in front of the mirror anymore! Here are seven life-saving beauty hacks that every girl should know:
Fix a mascara mishap:
A Q-tip can help you with lots of things; one of them is cleaning away any mascara mishap (just in case you forgot to hold a spoon on your eyelid). If you happen to get a spot of mascara on your eyelid, let it dry completely first, and then apply a tiny drop of moisturizer on your Q-tip, swipe it on your blotch and voila! All cleaned up!
Mend a shattered powder compact:
One wrong arm movement can send your favorite compact powder to a shattering fall. But fret not; we can fix it up in a jiffy! Just add some drops of rubbing alcohol to your broken compact and once it’s spongy, use a small (clean) concealer brush to flatten it and leave it to dry and set.
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Extract the last drop of a product from a tube:
We understand that you’ve spent a lot of money on a beauty product and you want to use every last drop! So just cut up the tube and use a spoon to extract every bit of the product that you paid for.
Make your bobby pins stay put:
Do your bobby pins slip and slide around your hair? Give them extra staying power by first laying the pins on a paper towel and spraying them with hairspray.
Get a gel liner-like finish with a pencil:
So you’ve either run out of your gel liner or you didn’t have a budget to afford one. No worries! Just use a lighter and place your kohl pencil near the flame. In 30 seconds or less your kohl will melt and become gel-like and once it cools down a bit, you can use it to create the same gel-liner effect!
Speed-dry your manicure:
You don’t have to be helpless while your nail paint dries. Just pop your nails in a bowl of chilled water and it will speed up the drying process.
French manicure cheat:
If you happen to chip off a tip from your French manicure, you don’t have to remove the nail paint and re-do the whole nail. Just use a rubber band or a band-aid and paint on the tip easily!