Beauty emergencies arise every once in a while and threaten to sabotage the image that you’ve carefully built and nurtured. They are unplanned, unexpected and inevitable. Never fear, a beauty emergency is no reason to look less perfect than you desire. Don’t pull out your hair strands! You can still wow everyone with these quick fixes.
Hack Number 1: Using your MASCARA as an eye liner
You can still pull off the glamorous cat- eye effect without your eye liner using your mascara and an eye liner brush. Simply swipe your eye liner brush over your mascara brush and use as you normally would.
Hack Number 2: Fuller, Longer Lashes with BABY POWDER
Everyone loves long, full eyelashes because they give an instant wow effect. The good news is that you do not necessarily have to get lash extensions to achieve the look. Baby powder is here to save the day. Apply your mascara and wait a few minutes for it to dry. Next, dip a clean cotton bud into baby powder and brush over your eyes. Then, apply another coat of mascara and watch your eyes pop!
Hack Number 3: Get the Perfect Cat Eye with a Business Card
A lot of us have business cards which we no longer use. Instead of throwing them away, save a couple of them and use them to create the perfect winged eye. Simply put one edge of your business card or ATM card at the corner of your eye and trace with your eye liner and voila! The perfect cat eye.
Hack Number 4: Dried mascara? Warm it up!
You can get one last use out of your dried mascara by warming it up. There are two ways to do this. One: Stick it inside your bra for a few minutes. This method uses your body heat to warm up the mascara and make it more viscous. Two: put some hot water in a tea cup and leave your mascara in it for 5 minutes. Either way, you have enough for one last use before you buy a new one.
Hack Number 5: Make your lipstick last longer with powder
Making your lipstick last longer just got easier. To make your lipstick stay on even longer and retain a matte, fresh look, you need two extra tools: one ply tissue and translucent powder. Apply your first coat of lipstick, and spread one ply tissue paper over your lips. Next, dust the powder over the tissue and slay for the whole day.
Hack Number 6: Vaseline for scents that last all day
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our favourite scents could last all day? We might not be able to pull that off but we can certainly make it last longer. Enter Vaseline. Rub a little Vaseline at pulse points before spraying your perfume. This traps the scent and makes it linger longer than usual.
Hack Number 7: Lessen blush with powder
There’s no need to clean off all your make up just because you went a little heavy on the blush. Simply dust your matte powder over it with a powder brush till you achieve the desired effect. Another method is to take a cotton ball and rub in circular motions. This will remove excess pigment.