Have you discovered life hacks? They’re unexpectedly genius solutions to life problems that make things so much easier. Being beauty obsessed, I’ve discovered some great beauty hacks that can be a savior if you’re caught in a pickle. Or, if you’re low on cash, these might help in between picking up replacements for staple products!
1. Save your Mascara Wands
Whenever you finish a mascara, keep the wand! Wash it off thoroughly, and use it as a brow spoolie. If a specific wand does wonders for your lashes, you might find it useful for applying other mascaras with. Due to regulations, there are actually a limited number of ingredients that can be incorporated into mascara- which means more often than not, your favorite mascara works so well because of the wand!
2. Vaseline as Makeup Remover
So you used your last makeup remover wipe last night and forgot to go get more… do you have some Vaseline in your cupboard? Vaseline is pretty much a wonder product and has tons of uses, but I have specifically found it handy to use as a makeup remover. It can tackle even your most waterproof eye products. It simultaneously moisturizes your skin while sliding your makeup right off!
3. Translucent Powder for Oily Roots
So maybe you’re a little late jumping on the dry shampoo train. Well, you can put off buying your ticket for a bit longer with this beauty hack. If your hair is feeling a bit oily, dust some translucent powder onto your roots with a fluffy face brush. This will absorb the oil without adding too much of a powdery look. Be sure to wash the brush before using it on your face again, though.
4. Hairspray as Brow Gel
This is a trick I’ve been doing since I started wearing makeup back in middle school. If you don’t have any brow gel lying around, spray some hair spray onto a Q-Tip or a spoolie, then brush over your brows. I suggest a flexible hold spray so that the hairs don’t look so stiff, but still stay in place.
5. Mascara as Eyeliner
If you’re out of eyeliner or just want to switch it up, load some mascara onto a precision/angled brush by sweeping it over the bristles of a mascara wand. Apply it just as you would a liquid or cream eyeliner.
6. Save a Towel, Use a T-Shirt
It turns out that normal towels are a bit too rough for your hair. The common terry cloth fabric can cause breakage and unwanted frizziness. Instead, dry your hair with a soft cotton t-shirt after your shower. It will absorb excess water while being gentle on your hair.