11 Secrets About Popular Beauty Hacks Everyone Needs to Know
We have all seen those wildly popular beauty tricks and tutorials on the Internet. Some of them actually seem to be very effective, yet others leave you speechless and thinking that you’d never try them yourself. We at Bright Side wanted to find out if some of these tips really work or not. So here’s what we did.
We picked out the top 10 well-known beauty hacks and asked our author Diana to test them.
The tutorial says that you’ll get longer and thicker eyelashes if you dust some baby powder over them before using your mascara.
My eyelashes really did get volume and length, maybe even too much because some of them stuck together. Maybe if you use a clean lash comb to brush and separate your eyelashes, the above-mentioned method of getting a dramatic look will work fine.
A layer of cornstarch will mattify your shiny lipstick.
Use some Scotch tape when applying eyeliner and shadows.
Use men’s sensitive aftershave balm as a makeup primer.
We photographed my makeup after five hours in the office and quite a long walk that involved excessive sun exposure. Both sides of my face looked almost the same, yet the balm side was a little bit more oily. I’m not going to recommend this trick because I’m not sure how aftershave and primer affect our skin. It looks okay, but if aftershave balm works almost as effectively as a primer, maybe we can apply any face cream or moisturizer before we use foundation?
You can turn an eye pencil into a liquid eyeliner if you hold it over a flame.
Mix your nail polish with cornstarch and you’ll get a matte nail polish.
If you stir eyeshadow and nail polish together, you can get a new color.
You can get a perfectly straight line with a piece of Scotch tape.
Use a couple of bobby pins to make your ponytail look better.
If you braid wet hair and blow dry it, you’ll get wavy hair.
Bonus: shaving secret hacks
2. Shave after showering to minimize skin irritation.The steam opens up your pores so you can shave easily.
3. Use hair conditioner instead of shaving cream if you’ve run out.