I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that makeup and art are one and the same.
There’s no right way to do it but there are ways that can make something good so much better. With the right tools and some practice, the sky’s your limit. Today I got some DIY must-try beauty hacks.
Ran out or lost your eyeliner? Mascara is to the rescue.
Eyeliners can turn your look from subtle to professional to bold. It’s a staple in everyone’s makeup kit, and it’s best to keep one with you at all times in case of an emergency. But there might be a time that you lose your trusty eyeliner or ran out of one, so you gotta have an alternative. If you have a mascara handy, then you’re all set. Just put some mascara on the wand, then swipe an eyeliner brush (or a cotton swab, if you’re in dire straits) over it. You now have a makeshift eyeliner to work with. Takes getting used to, but it might be better than nothing.
Don’t use white eyeshadow? It’s time that you did – or at least tried.
White shadow is not a very popular choice in eyeshadow palettes. The bolder, more obvious colors are usually the choice, especially in the fall or winter. But white shadow is more useful than you think. Put on some white shadow first on your lid before anything else to make the colors pop! This gives your whole eye look an even base. Putting one small dab at the inner corner of your eyes also give the illusion of depth.
If you just can’t find the right shade of lip you’ve been looking for, You might want to try this hack. Why not make your own if it’s simple enough? Just bring out your favorite eyeshadow, blush, or bronzer, and some Vaseline or clear lip gloss. Take the Vaseline or lip gloss, and rub it on your lips. Then take the blush, eyeshadow or bronzer, and dab it over the base with your ring finger until you achieve your desired shade.
Pucker up with some peppermint.
Plump lips are all the rage since Kylie Jenner had the whole beauty world obsessed, but you don’t have to shell out cash to get some work done – like she did. Not a lot of people know that peppermint oil is a good agent in plumping lips. This oil helps increase blood flow to your lips, giving them a fuller look without spending a dime. To get this look, just mix some of the oil into your gloss before applying. All you need is a drop or two and not more, or you’ll feel uncomfortable. You can also use cinnamon oil although that’s hotter, but it works well too and smells delicious.
Don’t throw away dark foundation! Use to bronze or contour instead.
So you were dying to get this new foundation but you end up buying the wrong shade. You don’t want to throw it out just yet for good reason. Don’t waste your money and the opportunity. Use it as a contour or bronzer. Add this to the tops of your cheeks, hairline and the middle of your nose, just under where the sun would naturally hit your face, for a more sculpted or tanned look.
Toilet seat covers are not just for toilets – but also for your face.
If you run out of tissue or blotting paper, snag an unused toilet seat cover and use it to blot the oiliness off your face. Coffee filters can work, too!
Let lip balm be the boss of your brows.
You can tame unruly and bushy brows with some lip balm. Because of its waxy property, it does well in keeping your brows in place while letting them grow and become full and beautiful. But remember to use clear lip balm and swipe over your brows.
Fire and eye pencils go well together.
Although a bit risky, it actually does work. Pencils that have become dull and leave only faint marks can be improved with some heat from a light, candle, or match. Or anything that has fire, really. Once you’ve got the fire, just hold your pencil over it and keep it there until you see the makeup part of it start to get a little soft/melted (but don’t let it completely melt or you won’t have any makeup to work with). After treating it with fire, give it a moment to cool down. Use your fingers to quickly temp check, and then your pencil is ready to use. Remember – safety first!
Sometimes all it takes is a little creativity and curiosity to improve your makeup skills and maintenance. What are your favourite DIY beauty hacks? Share them down below!
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