These are my absolute favorite “beauty hacks”! Some of these you have probably heard so many times before but these are just the ones that I use almost everyday or every time I apply makeup and work really well for me!
Hack #1: Using eye drops to reduce redness. Eye drops help relieve redness and irritation for your eyes, so why not try it out to see if it does the same thing for your skin? If I have a blemish that is really red and irritated, using eye drops will not make the redness go away completely, but it does tone it down slightly (in my opinion) and makes life a little easier when color correcting.
Hack #2: Using the same eye drops to enhance eyeshadow. Instead of using a setting spray, sometimes it is easier to just dip my brush in Visine- A and call it a day (lol). Everyone probably knows that using a setting spray on a shimmery shadow makes it more metallic and enhances the pigmentation- well, eyedrops do the exact same thing!
Hack #3: Using Nivea Creme (small tin) to hydrate the under eye area. I mentioned this product in my recent May Favorites post and I love it! I use it not only as a hand lotion but as an under eye moisturizer. I just take the smallest amount and apply it under the eyes before I start applying my makeup for the day. I find that it has kept my concealer from creasing and makes everything apply smoother.
Hack #4: Using your toothbrush to exfoliate dry lips. My lips are constantly dry, so an easy way to make them smoother and remove any dead skin is to just use my damp toothbrush and brush my lips! You only need to do this for a few seconds and your lips will instantly be softer and appear smoother. This also helps lip products glide on and not cling to any dry skin!
Hack #5: Using Monistat Chafing Relief Gel as a primer. I already have a whole post dedicated to explaining the madness behind this hack so I won’t go into too much detail, BUT IT DOES WORK! It is very strange but does a great job of smoothing out the skin and creating a nice base for any makeup and for oil control.
Hack #6: Depotting compact products. I don’t know if you can consider this a hack, but it is extremely helpful! I am obsessed with depotting my blushes, eyeshadows, and other powders and putting them in an empty palette. This saves so much space and makes putting on makeup so much easier when you have everything in one spot! Doing this is also great for traveling and having everything you need in one palette, rather than bringing a stack of palettes that take up a lot of space.
Hack #7: Use setting spray, THEN apply your highlighter. This one might be a little obvious, but makes a world of difference when applying your highlighter. This is kind of similar to using a setting spray (or the eye drops) on your brush to enhance the pigment of a shadow. Applying a highlighter overtop of a setting spray will make it more intense!
Again, these are my favorite beauty hacks that I use almost every day! I hope these were helpful and you learned something new!