When it comes to breaching security, the first word that spurs in our mind is – HACK! Often times, we tend to remember the bad side of hacks. But today I’m going to tell you how good hacks can outnumber the bad ones.
So, without further ado, I am going to show you 100 beauty hacks that are going to change your life in many ways. The least I believe is –
After reading this article, you’ll feel that there’s at least a few of these hacks that you can take and implement in your life. Plus, on a positive note, I’m only trying to make you feel comfortable about hacks…
31 Beauty Hacks to be very precise.
- Cool Looking Bangs
Bangs are never good looking if they fall flat on your forehead. So, to avoid doing that, spritz some volume spray. You can choose one from my 10 best volume spray for that. Now scrunch with your fingertips and blow-dry the hair to set the hairspray. (Tip via Brian Buenaventura for Cuter/Redken at Houghton.)
- Make an Easy Straight Part
The best hair parts are also the easiest to do. Take a comb and zip it straight from your hairline to the crown of your head. Remember, slower makes it shakier and also less perfect.
- Flatten Curly Hair with A Flat Iron
Curly hair is difficult to deal with but, here’s a trick. Take a flat iron and use it to tone down your hair to give it soft waves. While you do it, move your wrist forward and backward as you go down your hair strands. (Tip via Eugene Solomon at Tory Burch.)
- Switching Hair Parts from Middle to The Side
Having to switch hair parts from the middle to the side of the opposite is not that tough. Here’s how you can do it. Spray some water on your default hair part. After that, create a new hair part and wet it down too. Now, set it in position by applying heat from the blow-dryer. (Tip via Harry Josh for John Frieda at Rachel Zoe)
- Holding the Curling Wand Sideways Instead of Upright and Get the Cool-Girl Bends
Grab a small portion of your hair, preferably the middle portion, and wrap the hair strand around the iron. Now, depending on how you’re holding the flat iron, you’ll get to see different results. Like you can either hold it horizontally or vertically. If you want tighter and more spiral curls, hold the iron vertically while your hair is wrapped around it. Conversely, if you want loose waves, just hold the iron horizontally while the hair is still wrapped around the barrel.
- Use Your Foaming Mousse Much Easily as A Liquid
Using a foaming mousse is tricky. Sometimes a little spritz can pop out more than you need. So, to avoid that all you can do is just spray the whole thing in a separate bottle. The idea is to de-aerate it so that you can use it as a liquid rather than a foam. But the good thing is that it has the same volume-enhancing abilities. (Tip via Joseph DiMaggio for Davines at Timo Weiland)
- Pin Two Braids at Once and Make It Look Like an Intricate Braid
While most people think of intricate braids as classic, but it still appeals to a lot of women. The good news is that now you don’t have to spend so much time making a masterpiece. Instead, what you can do is just create two separate pigtails and braid them in the back of your head. Finally, secure them with hair ties and use bobby pins to hold them together. (Tip via Thomas Osborn for TIGI at Mara Hoffman)
- Create Messy Slept-In Waves Using Your Fingers
Generously spray your hair with texturizing spray and then grip small chunks of your hair using your fingers like you’re gripping a rope. This will create a messy yet very appealing style.
- Use Synthetic Clip-In Hairs Extensions to Get A Natural and More Matte Finish
Synthetic hair looks lifeless and we all know that. But to reduce that effect to a minimum and give it a bold look, just mattify them before use. Spray it with dry shampoo.
- Prevent Low Buns from Loosening and Falling
Everyone knows the pain of dealing with a low bun. Here’s what you can do to keep it manageable. Make two separate pigtails and tie them up together on the lower middle part of the head. Now, wrap the ends around each other to create a nice bun. With that done, secure the shape with a bobby pin. (Tip via Rodney Cutler at Alice + Olivia.)
- Create A No-Makeup Daytime Look
Sometimes a no-makeup looks great. But to make it simply better, just do this one thing. Go for a matte lipstick that well matches your lip color. Also, while you choose it, make sure your lipstick is a glossy version. (Tip via Charlotte Tilbury for MAC at Donna Karan.)
- Create Your Own DIY Glitter Liner
This particular trick is very easy. Just use eyelash glue as a base. And on top of that, apply some loose glitters with a small brush. (Tip via Kabuki at Tadashi Shoji.)
- Use Liquid Eye Liner On The Lashes For A Simple No Makeup Look
Just like the motion of any windshield wipers on a car, draw a curved line on your lashes from root to the end. While you do that, make sure to hold the pen vertically for more control and perfection. (Tip via Charlie Riddle for Stila at Elizabeth and James.)
- Make Symmetrical Cat Eyes Every Time
Making a symmetric cat-eye design is really easy as long as you have figured out where you want the dots. Now draw a little line from the marked position in the direction of the inward to connect with the liner on your lashes. This removes a lot of guessing and other hassles out of the way and in return you always get those eyes done in no time. (Tip via Charlotte Tilbury at Rachel Zoe.)
- Create A DIY Smoky Eye Look
Create a rocker-girl look with this simple trick. First off, line your eyes with a good liner. After that, gently rub your eye with a fingertip so as to mess up the finished look. Now, take a cotton bud and soak it in moisturizer to clean up the residue and add a slight sheen to it. (Tip via Diane Kendal at Tory Burch.)
- If You’re Blonde, Make Sure to Match Your Eyebrows with Your Hair Roots for A More Natural Look
It’s an unsaid style rule to match your eyebrows with the color of your hair roots. But unless you’re willing to change that and run the risk of looking like Groucho Marx, go for the conventional! (Tip via Dick Page for Shiseido at Narciso Rodriguez)
- Use Different Lighting to Test Your Makeup by Using the Flashlight on Your Phone
Let’s get this cleared upfront. If you look at your makeup while sitting under an overhead light, the shadow can have a lot of impact on how you look in the mirror. So, to avoid that use the flashlight on your phone to brighten up your face directly. In that way, you can see your final look without casting any shadow.
- Diffuse Your Eyeshadows Using A Salve for A More Softly Touched Smoky Eyes
Apply your eyeliner and then take a cotton swab and a salve like Smith’s Rosebud Salve. This will blend the shadow and eliminate the harsh lines. (Tip via James Boehmer for NARS at Naeem Khan)
- Lock the Moisture on Your Skin Using Rose Water Spray
Spritz some rose water a few times after applying the moisturizer to make the foundation on your face go on smoothly without any flaws. (Tip via Diane Kendal for MAC at Proenza Schouler)
- Say No to Liquid Foundation and Use A Loose Tinted Powder Instead
On your good skin day, when you’re having no breakouts and you also don’t want to wear any foundation just do this one thing. Put on a light dusting of a tinted loose powder to numb the redness of your skin and give you a complete photo-ready finish. (Tip via Diane Kendal for NARS at Thakoon)
- Perfect Foundation Starts at The Center of The Face and Spreads Towards the Outwards to Blend
Wearing a lot of foundation close to your jawline or hairline makes it look like you’re wearing a mask. So, just change the way you brush. Start from the center, preferably around the nose, and go all the way out to fade in with the skin on the outskirts of the face. This will look more perfect and create a natural look.
- Create A Youthful Look by Making Artificial Freckles
Draw freckles on your cheeks and over your nose with a taupe liner. After that, slowly diffuse the sharp lines for a believable effect on your skin. (Tip via Charlotte Tilbury at Rachel Zoe)
- Double Your Ponytail Volume
The trick is to create two ponytails instead of just one. Make a ponytail just below one another and secure them both with elastic bands. If your ponytails are too visible then take about 1-inch of your hair from the bottom pony and wrap it around both of them.
- De-Frizz Your Curls
If you run out of dry towels, just use a cotton t-shirt for the job. Just remember, you need to squeeze the water and dry it out. So, just wrap the t-shirt around your head like a turban instead of rubbing it on your head all over.
- Keep Bobby Pins in Its Place
Keeping bobby pins in a fixed place is never easy and we’ve all been there. Here’s what pro stylists do to avoid it. Lay the pins down on a piece of paper and spray it with dry shampoo to add some extra friction to its surface. This lets it stay still for a longer time.
- Make an Anchor for Your Side-Sweeping Hairstyle
So, you want your hair to stay over one shoulder or tucked behind one ear. Just create a braid on the sweeping side and it’ll guide the rest of the hair to fall over one shoulder behind one ear. Simple!
- Shaping the Hair Without Heating Tools
It’s okay not to like heating tools to shape your hair. Here’s what you can do. Use bobby pins on wet hair to create the shape you want your hair to have.
- Create Your Own Beach Spray
Beach sprays are one of the easiest things to make. Add unflavored seltzer water and a tablespoon of sea salt with it. Now, shake it really well and then apply the mist through your hair.
- Create No-heat Waves
This technique takes time but it’s very simple. Separate your hair into two equal parts and then twist each part until you reach the end. Secure the curls with an elastic band and then sleep on it for the night. When you take out your bands in the morning, you’ll have a no-heat swirly and beautiful hair.
- Keep a Blow-Dry Volume
There’s no way you’d want a flat when you’ve just added volume to it. Here’s how you can keep it. Make a floppy bun on top of your head and clip it loosely for support. You’ll get to keep the volume as long as the hair roots are lifted from the base.
- Tame Those Baby Hairs
Use the extra toothbrushes you get once you visit the dentist. Brush the baby hairs with the brush to keep them into place. Also, you can mist the toothbrush with hairspray for extra hold. Besides, you can also use the brushes to scrub off flaky skin, brush your eyebrows, or even clean the hairbrushes.