Smudged eyeliner, chipped nail paints, lipstick on your teeth (that make you look like Dracula)...beauty bloopers happen, no matter how hard you try. Thankfully there's a fast fix for (almost) everything.
Instead of stressing out and starting over, try these easy beauty hacks that will remove all those telltale signs and FAST!
What: Over-Plucked Brows
You got a bit carried away and ended up with vampishly thin eyebrows. There's little you can do till they grow back. But you can hasten that by using a hair enhancing serum like Mom's Therapy Eyebrow Oil or OGX Morocco Argan Oil Penetrating Oil. Alternatively, try a specialized brow serum like Rogaine or Viviscal. Then start a good multivitamin that contains Biotin such as INLIFE Hair Skin and Nails, 60 Tablets With 10, 000 mcg Biotin, For Hair Fall. This mineral helps speed up hair growth.
While you're waiting for them to grow out, you can create a full brow with deftly applied makeup. Use an eyebrow pencil such as the Nykaa Browgirl Brow Definer to make small, soft and defined strokes. With the in-built spoolie, brush the brow hair in the direction of hair growth. PS: It's advisable to use brow pencil a shade or two lighter than your hair color for a completely natural look. A pretty simple beauty hack, right?
What: Shadow Fallout On Cheeks And Under-Eyes
Applying powder eyeshadow onto your lids after you've done your foundation can end up being a time-consuming mistake. Why? Chances are, a little excess will trickle down and settle onto your cheeks, and you'll have to immediately touch up your face. The horror.
Cleaning up dark flakes can wipe out a ton of hard-won concealing and brightening. Simple solutionkeep a tube of concealer like Deborah 24Ore Perfect Concealer handy to touch up wiped away foundation. Go in with a cotton pad or a wipe to pick up stray pieces of shadow or liner, and then begin the process of erasing all traces of dark circles. This DIY beauty hack is that easy!
What: Blotchy angry skin
Splotchy, red skin and an uneven skin tone are often the result of too much drinking, too little sleep and oily food. Start by drinking plenty of water, vegetable juice and coconut water to remove built up toxins. It's also a good idea to take a natural supplement like Natrol AcaiBerry Weekend Cleanse to flush out toxins, boost antioxidant levels and support cell regeneration.
Start using a mild daily exfoliating scrub such as Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and follow it up with a hydrating lotion such as the Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion. Then look for an appropriate foundation to mask the splotches. Moisturizing formulas such as Revlon Touch & Glow Moisturising Makeup work best for dry skin types while a water based formula like Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse Foundation or Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation With SPF 45 is ideal for oily skin. While shopping for the right cover-up, also check the pigment content in the product; the deeper the pigment the better the camouflage.
What: Chipped nail paint
Do you get an urge to furiously type on a keyboard, or nervously bite your fingers every time you get a manicure? Well, we know how it endschipped nail paint in a matter of seconds. However, when racing against time, you can hardly start all over again; plus, it can get messy real fast!
Don't panic! Always keep a nail buff like Vega Nail Buffer handy. Gently buff out the scratch or chip. Then apply a thin coat of the same nail color over the entire nail. Let it dry for a minute before applying a quick-dry top coat like Colorbar Rapid Dry Top Coat to seal the fresh polish. Now dash off to join the party.
What: Greasy hair
Whether you’ve woken up late or you’re trying to refrain from washing your tresses a tad too much, sometimes washing your hair just isn’t an option. But, since greasy, limp roots aren’t a great look, there are plenty of way to disguise and fix dirty hair. We tell you how!
A quirky headband or a fishtail braid is one of the easiest ways to conceal your greasy roots. You can also try a high ponytail and style it with Wella Professionals EIMI Stay Styled Workable Finishing Spray to hold it in place. Alternately, you can also use BBLUNT Back To Life Dry Shampoo For Instant Freshness Spring Fling for instant bouncy hair. No dry shampoo in sight? Mix together one tablespoon of corn starch, four tablespoons of water and one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol into a small spray bottle. Give it a good shake and spray all over hair especially on the greasy bits. Voila! Your hair looks spanking clean andeven betteroil free.
If you have ten minutes but no dry shampoo like TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo handy, mix together one tablespoon of corn starch, four tablespoons of water and one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol into a small spray bottle. Give it a good shake and spray all over hair especially on the greasy bits. Then run your fingers through strands to distribute the mixture evenly and hit it with the blow-dryer to style as usual. Voila! Your hair looks spanking clean andeven betteroil free. Then go get dressed for that meeting.
What: Acne Attack
You wake up on the morning of a date or friend's party and find a zit (the size of a little hill on your nose); surely the stuff of beauty nightmares and enough to make any girl recoil in horror. But before you decide you're never going out in public again, try some emergency hacks like these.
This is time to pull out the big guns. Use NYX Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer Wand that will get the job done without being too obvious. However, prior to concealing, apply a cube of ice for a minute or two to reduce swelling. You can also mix two shades of concealer to create a custom blend that exactly matches your skin. Just make sure that you blend the edges of the concealed area to create a seamless line with the surrounding skin for a natural finish.