9 Seemingly Weird Beauty Hacks That Actually Work

Life would be much simpler if putting on makeup was as easy as buttering your unburnt toast every morning. Fortunately, there are a million beauty hacks that can make life a lot easier for us makeup noobs. Unfortunately, some of these hacks don't seem to work at first attempt, so we give up all hope. No need to do that anymore, because we bring you nine beauty hacks that may sound absurd, but definitely work!

Use your red lipstick as concealer.

This actually works because our skin has different undertones, which need different colours to perfectly cover up our blemishes. And, often, normal drug store concealers are not enough to give complete coverage. Use a lighter shade of pink lipstick if you have fairer skin. Follow this tutorial to learn the method.

Turn pencil eyeliner into a gel liner.

This is a hack that was used by our mothers, so it totally works! Hold the pencil kajal near a flame, and just when it starts melting, remove it. Let it cool down before using, and you have an instant gel liner.

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Make your own DIY press-on tattoo eye shadow.

This is the easiest and least time consuming way to wear a smokey eye in under two minutes. Wet your foam sheet before putting on the shadows, so that it sets better. You can make a whole batch, and use them over time. You can buy foam sheets here. Follow this tutorial to learn the method.

Use green tea bags for chapped lips.

Wet a green tea bag, squeeze out the excess water, and then press it to your lips for 5-10 minutes, and tada! If you have to keep re-applying your balm because your lips keep getting flaky, this trick should be one you keep in your arsenal.

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Use potato juice to lighten underarms.

Potato juice has mild lightening properties, and it won't burn your skin. Use it for a few weeks if you want to see results. You can even apply grated potato on your underarms, if you don't have a juicer at home.

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Use cotton to extend eyelashes.

You need a little bit of practice to master this one. But once you do, the results will be amazing. Follow this tutorial to learn the method. 

Use flat beer for soft, bouncy hair.

Use it after shampooing, when you would use conditioner normally. Your hair will usually have a lot of build up due to the different products you use, and the pollution just adds to it. The beer strips all that away, leaving your hair soft and bouncy.

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Use white nail polish as a base to make colours pop.

Instead of investing in a base coat, which almost always costs a lot, use white polish as a base coat to make your other colours pop.

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DIY nail art with an easy water marbling method.

You can use as many colours as you want to get that trippy nail art with this technique. Follow this tutorial to learn how to do it correctly.

Let us know if there are any more beauty hacks that you swear by in the comments section below.

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