It’s 2020 and there are an indefinite amount of makeup products available in the market with distinctive functions. While makeup is used to elevate one’s beauty and boost confidence, not everyone can afford every single product available out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t feel good about yourself. Confused? We’re letting you in on the best-kept secrets in the beauty world!
Did you know that your existing makeup products can double as other products as well? Yes, you read that right and no, we’re not making up this stuff. And it’s not just with makeup---every product in your beauty bag has a dual purpose and we’re going to show you exactly how they work. We’ve all been in situations where we desperately need a certain product but just don’t have it on us ATM. So, whether you’re strapped for cash or have run out of a particular product or a couple of items didn't make it to your travel bag, here’s how you can make the best of what you have.
You don’t need to cancel your first date just cause you realized you’re out of highlighter or be discouraged if you can’t seem to hide your dark circles with concealer ---here’s how you can multitask with your existing beauty products. And guess what? This is not limited to your makeup; your skincare products can also do double duty.
Need to cover up those dark circles after a night of binge-watching your favourite Netflix show? Well, if you don’t have colour correctors, your red lipstick can double up as one. This hack went viral a couple of years ago and is still relevant to this day. Adding a bit of red under your eyes and then applying foundation and concealer before blending it out will create the illusion that you’re all caught up on your beauty sleep.
Have you hit pan with your highlighter and desperately need to achieve that lit-from-with-glow? Dabbing lipgloss on your cheekbones and brow bones will effortlessly mimic the effects of a highlighter and give you a gorgeous glow.
If your mascara has passed its expiration date and you have no time to replace it or you’re strapped for cash, then make your liquid eyeliner work overtime until you get a new one. Just apply a bit of the eyeliner to your old mascara wand and gently coat your lashes. The Lakme 9 To 5 Black Impact Eye Liner can thicken your lashes and you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on one.
Did you know that you can customize your own eyeliner? All you need is your eyeshadow palette and a wet makeup brush with fine bristles. Just dip your wet brush in the eyeshadow shade of your choice and use it to line your upper lash line.
Ever since the quarantine began, we’ve turned to razors to keep our skin smooth and hairless. While shaving cream does make it easier for the razor to glide across the skin, body lotion works wonders too. Using body lotion as shaving cream reduces the friction between the blade and the skin and helps keep the skin hydrated, leaving it soft and smooth once you’re done. So, the next time you’re all set to shave your legs and hands but realize you’re all out of shaving cream, just grab your bottle of body lotion and slather it on.
If your mascara is the same shade as your eyebrows, you can go ahead and use it as an eyebrow gel. Just a quick swipe will instantly leave you with fuller natural-looking brows. If mascara doesn’t cut it for you and you’re on the hunt for a brow gel that’s inexpensive then try the Wet n Wild Ultimate Eyebrow Pomade, which comes in 3 shades that are perfect for Indian skin tones.
Picked a foundation that’s a couple of shades darker? Don’t throw it away! You can use it to contour your face and get sharpened features just like Kim K. Your brown creamy lipstick will also make a good contouring tool. Just remember blending is key!
This hack should be used only in case of an EMERGENCY! Dealing with underarm odour can be embarrassing, but on the bright side, it happens to every girl who has functioning sweat glands. In situations where you don’t have a deo to rescue you, your sanitizer can be your saving grace. Most sanitizers are filled with germ-killing properties that will eliminate armpit odour and get rid of bacteria. Plus, in this post-pandemic world, everyone will have a hand sanitizer in their bag.
Now that the secret is out, the next time your bank account doesn’t permit a makeup haul or you don’t have certain products on hand, these beauty hacks will save the day!
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