DIY Beauty Hacks That Every Woman Should Know

by Emily McClure

Don't let your beauty routine get the best of you. Take control by knowing how to take advantage of your beauty stash. It's all about learning how to simplify the products and tools that you're already working with. So, don't run out, and buy new stuff. There's no need! It's time to learn how to work with what you've got. Plus, you don't have to be a professional to pull off these beauty hacks. Seriously, no cosmetology degree required! Looking fabulous has never been so easy.

As a makeup artist, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Everyone makes mistakes at some point during their beauty journey. Yes, even Beyoncé (the 90s were a rough time for everyone). However, you don't let yourself be a victim of makeup mayhem any longer. In fact, there are plenty of easy ways to spruce up your beauty routine without blowing your budget. That may sound impossible, but it's true! You just have to learn how to use your tools effectively. Wondering what I mean by that? Take a look at a thirteen different ways that you modify your beauty routine without modifying your lifestyle.

1. DIY Gel Eyeliner

You have to try this out! Take a pencil eyeliner and hold it under a flame for two seconds, and then let it cool for ten more seconds. BuzzFeed swears by this trick for giving your pencil eyeliner a gel-like consistency.

2. All Day Lip Color

After applying a lip color, hold a tissue over your mouth, and dust a small amount of translucent powder over the tissue. This seals in your color, and makes the lipstick last, according to

3. Fake Full Lips

Perk up your pout by using a drop of peppermint oil with your favorite lip color. states that the oil helps to increase circulation in your skin, which gives your lips a fuller looking appearance.

4. False Lashes, But Better

Seventeen has the secret to gorgeous, full lashes. Simply apply a coat of baby powder to your lashes between coats of mascara. Boom! Instant false lashes.

5. No More Lipstick Stains

As a makeup artist, I swear by this trick! Avoid getting lipstick on your teeth by sticking your finger in your mouth and pulling it out. Make sure to close your lips around your finger in order for the trick to work.

6. Say Goodbye To Frizzy Hair

Girls with curly hair, listen up! When it comes to drying your hair, use a T-shirt to dry your hair instead of the towel. According to, towels tend to emphasize friction which can cause split ends and frizz. Cotton T-shirts help to minimize this effect.

7. Mess-Free Manicure

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BuzzFeed suggested swiping a lip balm around your cuticle before you apply nail polish. This will allow for an easier, mess-free clean up.

8. Revitalize Old Mascara

Cosmopolitan states that adding saline solution to a dried out mascara will reactivate the formula.

9. Save On Blotting Papers

Don't waste your money on blotting papers. Simply use toilet paper or a tissue. Split the paper in two, and blot any shiny areas on your face. The sheet will remove the shine without removing your makeup. BuzzFeed users swear by it!

10. Slip-Free Bobby Pins

Keep your bobby pins in place all day long by spritzing the pin with hairspray before applying them to your hair, according to

11. Amplify Your Beauty Sleep

Depuff your tired eyes by adding an extra pillow under your head while you sleep, according to This will help the fluids that can accumulate under your eyes to drain during the night.

12. Make Your Extensions Look Natural

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Are your extensions looking a little fake? Cosmopolitan suggests adding dry shampoo. Extensions tend to have an unnatural glossy finish, so diminish their shine by adding a bit of grit and texture to the stands.

13. DIY Glitter Eyeliner

Create glitter eyeliner by using eyelash glue and cosmetic glitter, according to Cosmopolitan .

Makeup doesn't have to be hard. Fake it until you make it by using easy DIY beauty hacks. Your beauty routine will thank you for it.

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