Don't spend hours in the bathroom getting ready for silly season parties - follow these simple makeup hacks that will help you get out the door in minutes!
There's no doubt the coming months are the busiest time of the year. A few simple makeup tricks will allow you to spend less time getting ready and more time socialising with friends.
1. FALSIES IN A FLASH
If you find it time consuming to apply false lashes, you’re not alone! Try laying a handheld mirror on a table, prop your elbows up, and lean directly over the mirror for a steady application. You could also try applying glue to your lid, instead of the lash.
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2. CATS EYE
Does the perfect cats eye elude you? Use a credit card or a piece of sticky tape as a guide. Just be sure to dab the tape on the back of your hand before using on your eye!
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3. PLUMP YOUR LIPS
For instantly plumper lips, add a drop of cinnamon or peppermint oil to your lipgloss. The oil will act as a mild irritant causing your lips to plump.
4. CURL AND LINE
If you suffer shaky hands, try this trick to get your eyeliner perfect. Draw a line on the top of your eyelash curler with a pencil eyeliner and apply - you’ll be curling your eyelashes at the same time.
5. NO MORE CLUMPS
Mascara clumping or running out? Try sticking it in your bra or rubbing between your hands to warm it up. If that fails, drop some saline solution.
6. EYESHADOW MIX
If you’re sick of your dark eye shadow ruining your perfectly applied foundation, try this trick. Try mixing your eyeshadow into a paste with a small amount of water. Apply, wait a minute for it to dry, then blend with more powder. This technique will give you a more intense colour, so it's perfect if you want to use a few colours.
7. THICK LASHES
To make lashes nice and thick, apply a coat of dark eyeshadow before you apply your mascara.
8. QUICK CURLS
If you don’t have time to curl your hair in the morning with an iron, try this no heat curl method – just wrap sections of hair around an elastic headband, then sleep tight. In the morning, you’ll have naturally beautiful curls.
9. PERFECT PONY
Fake an instantly fuller ponytail by doing a double pony. Secure the top half and bottom half of your head into two ponytails one underneath each other.
10. SWIFT SHAVE
No time to shave your legs? Simply rub your legs down with talcum powder and shave using a disposable razor. You may need one razor per leg as they get blunt super quick, but desperate times call for desperate measures!
11. MULTI-TASKING BLUSH
Use lipstick as a blush. Dab onto your cheeks sparingly, and blend with your fingers and a large brush.
Do you know any other beauty hacks to save time? Share them below!