We all want to look our best, but sometimes we just don’t have the time (or energy) to put in a full face of makeup. That’s where these quick and easy makeup hacks come in! With just a few simple steps, you can take your look from “I just rolled out of bed” to “polished and put-together.” So whether you’re running late for work or just don’t feel like putting in a full face of makeup, these hacks will save the day.
1. Get Rid of Puffy Eyes with Tea Bags
If you’ve ever been up all night or had an early morning, you know that tired eyes can be a real pain. Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to get rid of those pesky bags. Just place two tea bags (black or green tea will do the trick) over your eyes for 5-10 minutes. The caffeine in the tea will constrict the blood vessels and reduce swelling.
2. Get DIY Lash Extensions
We get it. Putting yourself in a position where you have to spend $100 or more to have your eyelash extensions done isn’t the most appealing thought ever. We can see why other people might feel similarly about this process, even though there are cheaper options these days! The idea of someone gluing things to your eye may seem a little intense.
Luckily, there’s a much easier (and less expensive) way to get long, voluminous lashes without resorting to drastic measures: DIY eyelash extensions!
With just a few simple supplies, you can create your own professional-grade DIY eyelash extensions at home in under an hour. And the best part? You can customize the length, thickness, and curl to get your desired look.
3. Maintain Flawless Skin with Rose Water
Rose water is incredibly versatile and can be used as a toner or refreshing spritz throughout the day. To help keep your skin looking fresh and radiant, simply mist some rose water on your face after cleansing or whenever you need a pick-me-up during the day. The natural anti-inflammatory properties of rose water help soothe and calm irritated skin, and the mild astringent properties gently remove any excess oil or makeup.
4. Create a DIY Lip Stain with Crayon
Lip stains are great because they give you long-lasting color without being too drying or feeling heavy on your lips. If you don’t have a lip stain on hand, though, no worries! You can easily create your own with a crayon and some vaseline. Simply melt down the crayon (you can do this in the microwave or over a double boiler) and mix it with vaseline until you’ve achieved your desired shade. Then apply it to your lips like you would any other lip color.
5. Set Your Makeup with Spray Bottle
Don’t have any setting spray? No problem! Just fill an empty spray bottle with water and spritz your face after applying makeup. Applying water to your face before makeup will help the foundation go on more evenly and last throughout the day without smudging or creasing.
This may, however, not work with all types of makeup, so it’s best to test this out on a small area of your face before applying your whole face.
6. Get Rid of Oily Skin with Blotting Papers
If you have oily skin, blotting papers are a must-have item in your purse. Whenever your skin starts to look shiny or feels greasy, just press a blotting paper onto the affected areas, and voila! Instant matte skin.
7. Fix Mascara Clumps with a Toothbrush
Clumpy mascara is the worst—it makes your lashes look spidery and makes applying more mascara futile (since it will just clump up again). To fix this problem, simply run an old toothbrush through wet mascara to comb out any clumps before applying it to your lashes. This hack works like a charm every time!
8 . Tightline Your Eyes with a Spoon
Tightlining is when you line the inner rim of your lower lash line to make your lashes look fuller and more defined—and it’s actually really easy to do! The easiest way to tightline is by using the back of a spoon instead of an eyeliner brush (although you can use either). Just hold the spoon against your lower lash line and use small strokes to apply liner along the inner rim of your eye. Voila! You’ve just tightlined like a pro.
9. Conceal Dark Circles with Orange Corrector
Dark circles happen to the best of us, but there’s no need to suffer through them. If you don’t have any concealer on hand, try using an orange corrector instead. Apply it under your eyes with a beauty blender or brush, then top it off with your usual concealer shade. The orange corrector will neutralize any darkness and help your concealer go on smoothly.
There you have it—8 quick and easy makeup hacks that will save the day when you’re running late or just don’t feel like putting in a full face of makeup. Give them a try next time you’re in a pinch, and let us know how they work!