If you're an avid makeup maven like myself, you've experienced your fair share of unfortunate makeup fails. Ever try to nail the perfect cat eye only to end up drawing all over your face? Or attempted facial contouring but instead ended up looking like an art project gone bad? Yep, we have all been there at one time or another. Thankfully, these unusual makeup hacks are here to save the day by simplifying your beauty routine and, in turn, making your life easier.
Let's face it, we are all extremely busy in our day-to-day lives, so if you could avoid makeup blunders and also save a little time, wouldn't you want to? Some of these tips and tricks might come off as a bit more than strange. After all, house-ware items and office supplies aren't typically found in your makeup bag, right? But I can pretty much guarantee that you'll fawn over these unorthodox hacks, because they will provide you with foolproof ways to achieve a flawless look every time.
Want to get that perfect cut crease? The spoon trick has got you covered. New to contouring and highlighting? The tape contouring method will ensure you get it right. Let's check out the makeup hacks that will be total life savers in your daily lives.
1. The Spoon Trick
Thanks to beauty vlogger Brittney Foley, you can now get a flawless cut crease using something that's already in your kitchen. This weird hack utilizes a spoon on the eyelid to create the perfect contrast line, almost like a stencil.
2. Tape Contouring
It may be one of the wackiest looking makeup hacks, but there is no doubt that contouring along the lines of scotch tape results in perfectly symmetrical shadows and highlights.
3. The Business Card Hack
Holding a business card to your eye while applying mascara will prevent the gooey stuff from getting on your lids.
4. The Powder Lipstick Trick
Once you apply your lipstick place a tissue over your lips and dust some translucent powder over them to make your favorite lippie last longer.
5. The Toilet Seat Cover Tip
Out of blotting sheets? No problem, because the solution is right in your bathroom. Reach for your nearest toilet seat cover to dab away excess oil from the face.
6. The Toothbrush Hack
There is no need for a fancy shmancy brow kit. All you really need is a toothbrush to tame unruly brows — it's like a tiny comb for those little hairs.
7. The DIY Gel Liner Trick
Heating up a pencil eyeliner with a flame will soften it into a gel-like consistency, resulting in a more dramatic makeup look.
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