Every girl has her own daily beauty routine – it is a must in keeping ourselves look fresh and beautiful despite our busy schedules and stressful life. Learning several life hacks to make your routine more achievable is a big help, especially if you value time more than anything.
These following life hacks will assure to make you reconsider some things you do and do these instead, with less effort yet the same best result. Share these with your amigas!
Multitask your straightening iron.
Use your straightening iron to press collars and shirt cuffs without having to drag out the ironing board. This is an ultimate life hack especially for those who are living in their dormitories and apartments. Not only would you get your hair straight, but you would also look pristine with your pressed shirt.
Just be careful not to set the heat level too high, depending on the cloth of your shirt. We don’t like anything to burn – ang hassle.
Make your DIY sparkly nail polish.
When you don’t want to splurge on a new polish, just break out your old shadows – if they’re cracked or broken, that’s even better! Look for those colored and sparkly ones and you’re off to make a very unique shade of nail polish. Having our manicures is one of the musts for us girls because we don’t only want our face to look pretty, but our nails as well!
You can mix colors to achieve the exact shade you want—perfect when creating complex, intricate designs or effects. Plus, you know no one else in the world will be wearing your one-of-a-kind color. But the best part? The process takes less than 10 minutes! You’ll just need a mixing bowl, a colorless nail polish, and your used eye shadow and voila!
Running late? Play up your eyes or your lips, not both.
To save you some time, you don’t have to go on full make-up when you just have 5-10 minutes to spare before you go. Opt for a good eye make up by putting eye shadow, eye liner, and mascara or grab your classic red lipstick or your favorite shade of lippie and you’re good! Just do one or the other, you just need to put some color on your face so you won’t look like a plain Jane.
Go for a more natural look that will make you look effortlessly charming. Grab people’s attention with your eyes or with your lips – who knows, someone will notice you with your captivating smile and heart-melting stare.
Wash your brushes with baby shampoo.
For us to apply our make up perfectly, we use our high-end brushes – of all sorts! We need to ensure that they are sanitized well to avoid having allergies and blemishes in our face, who would want that, right? So every girl needs to clean their brushes regularly, and if you don’t have that much time, the most easiest tandem would be water and baby shampoo.
Your makeup brushes will benefit from using gentle baby shampoo or Cetaphil especially since these products are gentle enough for a baby. The baby shampoo is gentle enough to remove makeup and bacteria from the brush without the soft hairs getting damaged. Apply a pea-sized amount of Cetaphil or a rice-size amount of baby shampoo to your palm. Against your palm, gently swirl around each brush and pay special attention to the bristle base and the inner core of the brush, as these parts do trap a lot of powder. You will notice a lot of color residue coming out of your makeup brush bristles as you swirl it around against your palm. Rinse your brushes properly and use them again, good as new!
Contour your face with blush.
If you don’t have the triad palette – highlighter, bronzer, and contour – you can actually use a simple blush to shape your face. When used the right way, blush can dramatically enhance the shape and structure of your face even better than contouring or highlighting—while (bonus) taking way less time.
To thin a round face, sweep blush from the outer corners of the cheeks up to the temples to create the illusion of cheekbones. To shorten a long face, dust the same shade of blush along your cheekbones, eyelids, and bottom of your chin. To soften a square face, swirl blush from the hollows of your cheeks and then down a little bit farther.
Try Apple Cider Vinegar as toner.
One of the not-so-famous skin care product girls have is a toner. A toner’s function is to complete the cleansing of your skin — removing the dust, pollution, and impurities that can still be lingering after washing with a cleanser. According to dermatologist, apple cider vinegar or herbal teas are best alternatives for the market-made toners.
Important thing to remember, you have to dilute the vinegar depending on your skin type because it is too strong to be applied directly to your skin. After some use, you could observe that it balances the natural pH of the skin, and exfoliates to keep skin pores open. It can also lighten sun and age spots, and can improve acne and acne scars.
Do your eye liner and lashes at the same time.
Secret to a great eye make up? An on-point eye liner with curled and full of volume eye lashes. Drawing that perfect cat eye is a nightmare for some of us so this life hack might help you with that problem. Aside from having those lashes of yours curled, you could also have that eye liner without difficulty.
With your eye pencil, draw a thin line right along the edge of your lash curler; you can make the line as thin or thick as you like. Make sure you get as close to your lash line as possible and press the base of the curler against your skin. Squeeze and release the handle a few times to make sure the eyeliner smudges well into your lash line, and to help your lashes curl. Tada!
Do quick smoky eyes.
Every girl’s dream is to learn how to perfect that smokey eyes those Youtubers do. But here’s a quick way to achieve that. Though it is more simple than their smokey eyes that will literally take your breath away – it’s a good start!
Apparently, drawing two ##s (hashtags!) on your lids with eyeliner is the secret hack to an easy-on and gorgeous smokey eye. Smudge it well and clean it up for best result. Though professional make-up artists still prefer using eye shadows, if you don’t have the time to experiment and mix them well, maybe this hack is worth a try!
Build your own commuter make-up kit.
If you are always on-the-go and you don’t want to bring your bulky make up kit with you, we have the solution for you! Your contact lenses case could be used as a make-up container for less space. Foundation, cream, lotions, and even lipstick if you like could be put here for easy use.
Just make sure to clean the case well before putting your expensive make-up so it won’t go to waste and you can use them without worries of being unclean. Perfect for those who will travel but also want to make sure they’ll look their best whenever, wherever.
Plan your makeup the night before.
Same with your preparation for your OOTD the next day, you should also think of what’s your look to match with that. To achieve the over-all package, from head to toe you should look spectacular. Wearing make-up is not always a necessity but putting on some, not the heavy types, is actually okay for some to look more decent and presentable.
Look fab and elegant with right touch of make-up and you’ll surely up for a great day ahead of you! Smile, girl. That’s still the best make-up a girl could wear, whatever her outfit may be. Shine on!