We’ve all had days where we have hoped for some miracle to make us look presentable and in time for school, college, work whatever. It is simply not possible on so many days, but do we give up so soon? A full blown getting ready session takes a lot of time (and we’re all short of it). You might be looking for the magic potion to hold time when it comes to grooming up, but well, Women, you can sigh in relief, you’ve got beauty hacks that make you look a million dollar, ALWAYS!
Here is a conclusive list of beauty hacks that don’t take too much time and make life much easier for the ever busy women
9. For Perfect Eyeliner
We’ve all been at that place where putting winged eyeliner perfectly on both eyes seems more difficult than winning the battle of Troy. One wing is invariably longer than the other, making it necessary to wipe and start all over again. In the tedious process, we end up losing time and sometimes our sanity. In order to get perfect cat eyes, use a spoon or a credit card. Place the spoon below your eye and use the curve to line your eyes perfectly. For a straight line, do the same with the credit card. You can save time and energy and get the perfect eyeliner with half the effort you usually put in.
8. For bigger eyes
If you are tired of going to work looking like your eyes will drop shut at any moment because you still belong in your bed and not at the desk, this is for you. Many women feel that simply applying kajal is not enough to make their eyes look bigger. The problem is that most women simply apply kajal on the lower eyelid. In order to make your eyes look bigger, apply kajal on the inner rim of your upper eyelid. You will notice the difference as your eyes will look bigger instantly, making you look not as sleep deprived as you probably are. For this hack, a gel based eyeliner or kajal works best. It glides smoothly along the eyelid, as opposed to pencil kajals. Also, using a white eyeliner will make your eyes pop too, making them look bigger.
7. Gorgeous curls
Too busy to use the curler in the morning while getting ready? There is an easier way to do it. Wash your hair at night and braid it while it is still wet. Sleep in with your braids, and make five to six braids for a better effect instead of just one or two. When your unbraid your hair in the morning, you’ll have pretty curls, perfect for the ‘beachy’ look or the office. Simply spray on some hair spray to keep your curls in place and proceed to look gorgeous through the day.
6. Fuller lips
You don’t have to go to extremes to get sexier, fuller lips. Simply adding a few drops of peppermint oil to your lip balm will make your lips appear plumper. Moreover, applying a lighter pencil to the centre of your lips, a few shade lighter than your lipstick, and using a gloss over that will wonders in making your lips appear fuller. These hacks are easy and you don’t have to waste time in front of the mirror every morning trying to get the perfect pout. So go ahead and simply invest in a bit of peppermint oil and some light lip pencils for an easy, simple way to sexier lips in seconds.
5. Make your lipstick last longer
It can be irritating to take breaks in order to reapply your lipstick. But at the same time, you need to make sure your lipstick is intact so that you look great while at work or meeting friends. The trick is to ensure that your lipstick lasts longer. One idea is to invest in brands that manufacture long lasting lipsticks and lip colors especially for this purpose. Alternatively, use this hack: after you have applied lipstick, hold a tissue over your lips and apply translucent powder over it with a brush. Your lipstick will last more than it usually does.
4. Nail care
Baking soda works well on stained nails that have yellowed because you’re too lazy to remove your nail paint from time to time. Moreover, if you find that your nail paint chips too much and too easily, and you’re too busy or lazy to reapply it as and when required, use glitter on the nails. Glitter nail paint usually lasts more than normal one. For a chic look, you could apply nail glitter only on the root of your nails, where the white portion often makes them look unattractive. The glitter lasts metaphorically forever! You won’t have to worry about coating again every time your nails grow.
3. Hair and lovely
If you have flyaway hair that simply won’t stay in place, this hack may make your life a lot easier. If you often find yourself combing at work or using the washroom mirror to make your hair look presentable, try spraying hair spray or dry shampoo on your bobby pins before you put them in. Your hair will stay in place and so will your pins. Also, if you spend too much time drying your hair naturally (it takes a realllyy long time, as we all know) simply buy a hair dryer. You will save so much time. And a pro tip- drying your hair with a t shirt takes so much less time as compared to drying it with a towel.
If you apply foundation incorrectly, it can look flaky and call for constant reapplication. To avoid that, start at the centre of your face and blend outwards. To contour your face quickly, apply concealer in the shape of ‘3’ on your forehead and cheekbones and spread it lightly.
1. One word: Leave-in hair conditioner
Dry shampoo and leave in hair conditioner and a godsend on days when you simply don’t have time to shampoo your hair but you also cannot go out with your hair all greasy. For busy women, it becomes a convenient beauty hack. Instead of spending time washing your hair, simply put on dry shampoo and leave for work. It is available in spray and gel versions. Alternatively, if you simply don’t have time for a proper bath, and your hair looks horrendous, wash your roots over the sink instead of wasting time in the shower.