I'm definitely someone who is incredibly lazy when it comes to beauty. I admire all the Youtubers that put so much time and effort into their beauty routines and look amazing on the daily. But I honestly just don't have the time or motivation to put all that effort into my own daily beauty routine.

But I do want to look great on the daily, with minimal effort of course. That's where beauty hacks come in. These hacks are perfect for all you lazy humans out there (myself included, so no shame here).

If you just don't have time to perfect your winged eyeliner techniques, to figure out how to get those perfect curls, to learn the perfect contouring techniques and so much more, you'll appreciate these easy hacks that will cut your beauty routine in half!


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Hack #1: Easy Winged Eyeliner

The Proper Way

What You Need:

  • Regular eraser
  • Q Tip
  • Hot glue gun
  • Liquid eyeliner

Instructions:

  • Cut off the tip of the eraser with scissors
  • Glue it onto the Q Tip with your hot glue gun
  • Draw on the eraser with your liquid eyeliner
  • Stamp your eye with the eraser making sure the edge lines up with the edge of your eye
  • Connect it with the rest of your eye using your liquid eyeliner

Tutorial Video


The Improper Way

Using this hack is a super easy alternative if you just can't seem to get the perfect wing freehand or if you just can't be bothered.

But this hack isn't perfect so make sure you line up the edge with your eye and don't forget to fill it in at the end with your eyeliner pencil to ensure that it's flawless! 


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Hack #2: Perfect Nail Polish

The Proper Way

What You Need: 

  • Temporary hair colour (in your preferred colour)
  • Top coat 
  • Soap and water 

Instructions:

  • Spray your fingers/nails with temporary hair colour
  • Paint your nails with top coat 
  • Let dry 
  • Take off excess hair colour using bowl of soapy water 

Tutorial Video 


The Improper Way

For anyone who has trouble ensuring that their nail polish stays on their nails when they're painting them instead of all over their fingers, this hack is a super simple alternative. 

Make sure you're using really warm water and lots of soap for this hack otherwise the temporary hair colour won't fully come off of your fingers properly. If you want your nails to be extra shiny, use a base coat and a top coat. 


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Hack #3: No-Heat Curly Hair

The Proper Way

What You Need: 

  • Stretchy headband 
  • Spray bottle filled with water 

Instructions:

  • Put headband on top of hair 
  • Tuck all hair into the headband, winding it around 
  • Spray with water 
  • Sleep on it overnight 
  • Remove hair from headband

Tutorial Video


The Improper Way

I think we've all dealt with the struggle of figuring out how to get those perfect curls without going to a hairstylist. That's why this hack is super easy. 

Unfortunately, it might not work perfectly for every type of hair. If you already have naturally frizzy and curly hair, this hack might make some awkward bumps so ensure that it's very secure in the headband using bobby pins if you have to so it doesn't move around when you sleep. 


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Hack #4: Simple Nail Polish Remover

The Proper Way

What You Need:

  • Mason jar
  • Sponge 
  • Nail polish remover

Instructions: 

  • Roll up sponge 
  • Place inside mason jar 
  • Pour nail polish remover into jar 
  • Stick finger inside sponge to remove nail polish 

Tutorial Video


The Improper Way

This hack is both environmentally conscious and much easier than using the typical nail polish remover with cotton pads. It allows you take all the nail polish off without rubbing your fingers for an hour.

The only thing to remember with this hack is that you'll have to refresh the sponges with nail polish remover when it dries out and replace the sponges every so often. 


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Hack #5: Fix The Wrong Foundation Shade

The Proper Way

What You Need: 

  • If you want to make your foundation darker, liquid bronzer
  • If you want to make your foundation lighter, moisturizer

Instructions:

  • Place a dollop of your foundation on your inner arm or in bowl
  • Add a drop of liquid bronzer to darken it 
  • Add a dollop of moisturizer to lighten it

Tutorial Video


The Improper Way

The shade of our skin is constantly changing in every season, in the winter we're pale and in the summer we're more tan. That makes buying foundation pretty difficult but with this hack you can fix that super easily. 

The trick with this one is that if you're trying to make your foundation darker you should be super careful about how much bronzer you add because even just a drop of liquid bronzer will make it two shades darker. So if you only need it one shade darker you should add a very little bit and add more if you need to. 


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Hack #6: Easy Bedside Makeup Remover

The Proper Way

What You Need:

  • Mason jar
  • Water 
  • Coconut oil
  • Baby wash
  • Cotton pads

Instructions:

  • Pour water, coconut oil and baby wash into mason jar
  • Mix thoroughly 
  • Place a stack of cotton pads into the mixture 
  • Let soak and place on your bedside table 

Tutorial Video


The Improper Way

We all know those lazy nights after a big night out when all we want to do is go to sleep, but there's that nagging in your head that tells you what a horrible idea it will be to leave your makeup on all night. That's where bedside makeup remover comes in. 

You could buy makeup remove pads at the store if you're not into DIY but with this you have to remember not to add any harsh chemicals when you're making your own or buying them at the store. Your skin is super sensitive and you don't want anything on it that will irritate it. 


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Hack #7: Super Simple Contouring Trick

The Proper Way

What You Need:

  • A foundation two shades lighter than your skin tone
  • A foundation two shades darker than your skin tone 
  • Foundation brush

Instructions: 

  • Take the lighter foundation and draw a 3 starting above your brow, then above your cheekbone and then right above your jawbone 
  • Take the darker foundation and draw a backwards 3 starting at your temple, then right below your cheekbone and then underneath your jawbone 
  • Using the foundation brush, blend them out 
  • Repeat on both sides of face

Tutorial Video


The Improper Way

We all know how difficult it is to contour, especially if you're a beginner. All the Youtube videos make it look super easy, but it's basically the Mount Everest of makeup. 

When you're contouring, even when using this super simple hack, you need to make sure you have to proper brush. Get one that will blend the foundation out perfectly and not leave any lines. Also make sure you're placing the highlight above the contour and not the other way around. 


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Hack #8: Look More Awake

The Proper Way

What You Need:

  • Nude eye pencil 

Instructions: 

  • Line the inner rim of your eyes with the eye pencil
  • Line the inner corners of your eyes with the pencil as well
  • Line the outer corners of yours with the pencil too

Tutorial Video


The Improper Way

There's some days where we wake up and just feel exhausted, and if you feel tired it's a safe bet that you look tired too. But this hack helps you look more awake and brightens up your entire face! 

When doing this trick definitely don't use any kind of black or brown pencil. It's recommended that you use a nude coloured pencil but it can also be white, as long as it's a light colour. 


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Hack #9: Pedicure Alternative

The Proper Way

What You Need: 

  • Heavy foot moisturizer (or any moisturizer)
  • A pair of socks 

Instructions:

  • Apply moisturizer to your feet, especially the bottom
  • Put socks over top immediately 
  • Sleep on it! 

Tutorial Video


The Improper Way

Since winter is coming, we've got to get used to having dry skin all the time. But there's no reason to have painfully dry skin if you're remembering to moisturize daily. 

When using this hack you have to make sure to immediately put the socks on after you put the moisturizer or it will just dry up and not fully soak into your feet. The socks allow the moisturizer to slowly soak in and give you super soft feet when you walk up in the morning. 


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Hack #10: Stronger Bobby Pins

The Proper Way

What You Need:

  • Handful of bobby pins
  • Hairspray 

Instructions:

  • Spray your bobby pins with hairspray
  • Use normally for a stronger hold

Tutorial Video


The Improper Way

We've all experienced the struggle of making a cute up-do or braid and halfway through the day the bobby pins have completely slipped out and messed it all up. This hack helps keep the bobby pins secure throughout the day. 

Of course, it can't be perfect so to make this hack even better you should double up on bobby pins putting two in a cross, one over the other, to make sure your hairstyle is super secure. 


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