40 Beauty Hacks That Will Probably Change Your Life 

Updated June 14, 2019 124.4k votes 22k voters 2.1M views 40 items

These beauty tips and tricks are perfect for well, anyone trying to get the most out of their makeup. Check out our nail, lip, and hair beauty hacks that have the most ingenious methods to getting the job done. Some of them will save you money, others will help you get the look you want on the go. It's the ultimate list to help you through this whole beauty thing.

Check out the DIY tutorials and how-to videos to help you go from, "I kinda know how to do my makeup" to "Yeah I do my makeup like a boss." Try these tips out for yourself and see if they get you glammed up for good. These aren't your grandmother's tricks, that's for sure.
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Dark Circle Concealer

Apply concealer in a triangular shape not a dot formation. This way you get more lift for your undereyes than bags.
Shaving Cream Conditioner

A lot of gals have caught onto this trick already but using conditioner as shaving cream works surprisingly well. The thick coating of the conditioner leaves skin smooth and hydrated.
Wiggle Your Mascara Brush

Wiggle the brush at the root of your lashes to use it as a liner for your inner top lid. The thicker the brush the better.
Where to Apply Perfume

Make your scent last longer throughout the day.
Reuse Expensive Mascara Brush

It's all in the brush, ladies! Those expensive mascaras you buy are worth the tool not the formula. Just clean it and use it with drugstore mascara similar
Brighter Eyes

Shimmer eyeshadow should be in every girl's arsenal.
Dried Up Mascara Solution

A mug of boiling water should do the trick. Just let the tube sit for 5 minutes for clump-free and smooth lashes. 

Check Makeup in Your Car

The lighting in your car is sometimes unforgivable. But it does give you a chance to see if you've made any flaws to your look.
Use Deodorant on Inner Thighs


Chafing be gone. Summer is heavenly for shorts but murder on the thighs. 
Smoky Eye


If you want to avoid a muddy looking smoky eye, use two separate brushes. One to apply the shadow and another to blend the lines.
Highlight to Look Awake

Apply highlighter to these specific areas for optimum face brightening.
Cover Chipped Nails with Glitter Polish

Just throw glitter on everything needing repair. That's the solution for quick cover ups. 
Avoid Lipstick Teeth

The way to avoid lipstick teeth is just as embarrassing to do as it is to actually have lipstick teeth. Stick your index finger in your mouth and slide it out to rid the inside of your lips from the color. (WARNING: DO IN PRIVATE)
Apply Dry Shampoo the Evening Before

Rolling around in the hay will really work in that dry shampoo. White blotches will be blended and you'll have fuller hair in the morning.

Cupid's Bow

Apply your lip liner in this formation to get an even Cupid's bow shape that Marilyn Monroe would be envious of. Simply brilliant!
Fix Staticky Hair

Run a dryer sheet through your hair wherever there's static, and that should take care of those pesky strands. Who knew?!
Set Your Lipstick

Hold a tissue over your lips after you've applied your lipstick. Brush a translucent powder over the tissue so your pout lasts longer.
Coconut Oil Makeup Remover

Coconut Oil is great for so many things. It's hydrating for your skin and hair but if you use it as a makeup remover it will dissolve your makeup gently. 
Wider Lashes

 Sweep your mascara brush towards your nose for wider lashes. They'll make your eyes seem more awake.
Lip Gloss Cuticle Treatment

Lip gloss or lip balm is good alternative to cuticle treatment. Just apply where needed and push back your skin for smoother, less painful results.
2 Minute Beachy Waves


Use salt spray in hair, and roll into two separate side buns. Blast it with a blow-dryer, and leave them in for half an hour. You'll shake out your hair to beachy waves in no time.
Two-Toned Eye Liner Eyeliner

Add a light, bright color to the center of your lid for added dimension. Peepers will be poppin'.
Intensify Eye Shadow

Cover your lid with white eye liner before applying your shadow. It makes a huge difference in color pigmentation than without.
3-D Lip Effect

Pale frosted eyeshadow over the lips is great for bringing out the plump.
Orange Primer

The orange tone in the primer will cancel out the blue shades that are commonly found under baggy eyes. Sounds weird but works great.