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40 Beauty Hacks That Will Probably Change Your Life

Updated June 14, 2019 126.0k votes 22.1k voters 2.1m views40 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. somakemeupbeforeyougogo.blogspot.com
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    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.
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    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.
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    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. lookyourbest.devhub.com
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    Where to Apply Perfume

    

    Make your scent last longer throughout the day. blog.freepeople.com
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    Brighter Eyes

    

    
    Shimmer eyeshadow should be in every girl's arsenal. buzzfeed.com
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    Highlight to Look Awake

    


    
    Apply highlighter to these specific areas for optimum face brightening. jamieraegibson.tumblr.com
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    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. athriftymrs.com 

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    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 effects.thestyleandbeautydoctor.com
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    Use Deodorant on Inner Thighs

     


    
    Chafing be gone. Summer is heavenly for shorts but murder on the thighs. 
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    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) cupcakesandcashmere.com
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    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. gratismakeupsamples.com
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    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. joannagoddard.blogspot.com

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    Cover Chipped Nails with Glitter Polish

    

    
    Just throw glitter on everything needing repair. That's the solution for quick cover ups. 
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    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?!
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    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! pinspire.es
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    Wider Lashes



     Sweep your mascara brush towards your nose for wider lashes. They'll make your eyes seem more awake. self.com
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    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. laurenconrad.com
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    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.
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    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. 
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    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.
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    Two-Toned Eye Liner Eyeliner

    

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

     

    
    Cover your lid with white eye liner before applying your shadow. It makes a huge difference in color pigmentation than without. makeup.com
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    Quick Top Knot

    
    1. Gather your hair up into a high ponytail at the top of your crown. Secure with an elastic. 
    2. Divide the ponytail ends into two sections and use both hands to twist each section down to the ends. 
    3. Wrap each twist in opposite directions around the base of your elastic. Make sure each twist is wrapped around evenly. 
    4. Secure with bobby pins.
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