41 Best Beauty Hacks Ever Created
Let’s talk about ‘life-changing’ beauty hacks for a minute. My life has felt like a whirlwind between work, writing, parties, dinner with friends, personal life time, family trips, and hobbies. I literally can’t find enough time in the day to do everything I want to do. As a result, I have tried so hard to minimize my makeup and hair routine every day. At first, I started looking up short cuts that would save a few minutes here and there, and then it started to become this challenge where I wanted to get as efficient and cheap as possible while maintaining my look.
As I got better and better at cutting my routines down, I started getting sort of addicted to finding more and more beauty hacks for my hair and makeup. Turns out there are tons of bloggers and sites that cover ‘best beauty hacks for makeup’ or ‘best beauty hacks for hair’. Unfortunately, a bunch of them are crap. I know this because I tried them (most of them, some were insane. See: wasabi lip pumping). However, I have found a bunch of awesome tricks that I think are worth sharing with you. Did you know that you can use contour to give your cleavage a little boost? Did you know you can do the same thing with your arms to make them look toned. You can even apply foundation and contour to your legs if you are trying to hide your knees.
Finally, whether you want to save money, or just want to save time (like me), the ultimate beauty hack is anything that helps with anti-aging and staying wrinkle free as long as possible. I was sure to include some remedies I have found for acne and scarring. Anyways, I am super excited about these beauty hacks and I think you’re gonna love them too. I made a pin at the bottom of the article that you can use to bookmark some of these ideas for when you are ready to give these a try. Maybe on Sunday at brunch when you have bags under your eyes and don’t want to look hungover : ).
1. Natural Beauty Strawberry Hack – Whiten Teeth in 2 Minutes
I am so sick of hearing about how Lemon will whiten your teeth. More like rot your teeth and ruin your enamel. I found this incredibly simple and natural way to whiten my teeth and it has the added benefit of softening my lips a bit. I have been using this stuff for a little over a month and it has helped with my coffee teeth significantly. I much prefer to use the malic acid that is found in strawberries than going to the dentist and paying hundreds of dollars to get some chemicals that burn and hurt shoved into my mouth.
2. Beauty Hack For Skin – Cover Up Acne Scars
Most of us didn’t leave the hormone filled teenage years without being scarred by at least a few breakouts. Some of us, myself included, had to deal with embarrassing, frustrating, and horrible acne that left me not only insecure, but gave my cheeks some acne scars that I get to deal with for the rest of my life. My acne was actually the first thing that motivated me to try makeup for the first time. I know there are some other long term things you can do to deal with the actual scars like cocoa butter and vitamin E lotion, but I wanted to start with a quick solution to get those scars covered up while you begin the longer process of reversing skin damage. L’oreal runs the makeup.com site and this tutorial was actually super helpful for giving me a baseline knowledge of how to cover my cheeks properly. I hope this helps!
3. Activated Charcoal Protein Bars And Polishing Scrub
I’ve been hearing more and more about activated charcoal. I have friends that are taking activated charcoal pills to absorb toxins and it seemed a little weird. I always just imaged eating a piece of charcoal from a BBQ and that just didn’t seem right. So I started looking into activated charcoal and it turns out that hospitals use it to absorb alcohol and drugs from people stomachs when they overdose. Hopefully you won’t need it for that but it turns out that it can also absorb over less prevalent but still harmful toxins that sit in your bloodstream and in your gut. The problem with the pills is that a lot of it doesn’t get digested and just passes. The other problem is that is a weird texture and is hard to eat. Well, these protein bars are crazy. They look super weird but you can’t taste the charcoal at all. Give them a shot and try eating them after a workout for a cleanse and protein pick up. I made them and they are actually good.
4. Sock as Beautyblender – Makeup Hack
How many left for dead socks do you have in your drawer that will never meet their other half because it was eaten in the washing machine or dryer? Well, now they have a purpose. Instead of letting your boyfriend steal them for working on his car and getting oil all over them, you can keep them for yourself. You are about to save a bunch of money on beautyblenders because your old socks are now your beauty blenders. Bamm! They actually work really well, not just as a bad replacement to save money. Try them with foundation and contouring and you’ll be surprised. Also, you can wash them and re-use them over and over.
5. Perfect Your Liquid Eyeliner – Makeup Hack
I love the winged cat eye look but I hate when I do them and they look different on each side, or a make a small mistake with the line on one side. Every time I go to the restroom, I see the imperfection in the mirror and it drives me crazy. Well, instead of standing in front of the mirror and doing this over and over until you get it perfect, just slap some tape on your skin and leave a small space where you want the liner to show a cat eye and viola, you have perfect cat eyes every time. And, your welcome. I actually used this trick a bunch until it became second nature for me and then I didn’t need to use the tape anymore. It become muscle memory but it was super helpful.