During the holiday season, time may be limited for perfecting your makeup and hair or for replacing essential beauty products. Fortunately, there are holiday beauty hacks that can help save time and introduce new methods. Here are some useful tips to try out.
1.Get a cut crease with a spoon.
Get a cut crease with a spoon. Although cut crease eye shadow looks have become more popular lately, they can be difficult to achieve. However, if you struggle with carving out your crease, there’s a helpful hack you can try. Using a spoon, place it on your eyelid and apply the shadow over the curve of the spoon. This technique will give you a perfectly rounded crease, which is an ideal look for any holiday gathering.
2.Create the perfect wing with tape.
Although using tape near your eyes may seem intimidating, it is a useful trick for makeup enthusiasts of all skill levels. Apply a small piece of scotch tape along your lower lash line while putting on your eyeshadow and eyeliner. After removing the tape, you will have a precise and straight line, which can help you achieve a flawless wing with liquid or gel eyeliner.
3.Contour your nose with a fork.
Did you know that you can use a fork as a makeup tool to contour your nose? It can be difficult to achieve perfectly straight lines when contouring your nose, but using a fork can help you achieve sharpness. Simply place the outer two prongs of the fork on your nose and apply bronzer between them, then apply highlighter down the middle prong. This technique can help you achieve a perfectly contoured and snatched nose.
4.Ombre your lips to make them look fuller.
To create the illusion of fuller lips, you can employ an ombre technique using your lip products. Apply a darker shade on the outer corners of your lips and a lighter shade in the center. This will create a subtle gradient effect that can make your lips look more voluminous and pouty.
5.Plump your lips with Peppermint oil.
To achieve a natural and festive look for your lips during the holiday season, try using Peppermint oil. Apply it over your lipstick or directly onto your natural lips, and it will provide a plumping effect. This is one of the best and most delicious beauty hacks for the holidays!
6.Make your teeth look whiter with lipstick.
If you’re looking to enhance the whiteness of your teeth without using whitening products, you can try using different shades of lipstick. Blue-based colors, such as a true blood red, can make your teeth appear whiter and your smile more radiant. Experimenting with different lipstick shades can be an easy and effective beauty hack to achieve a brighter smile.
7.Brush your way to smoother lips.
You don’t have to spend money on lip scrubs if you want to exfoliate your lips. Instead, you can use a toothbrush that you already have at home. Apply a lip balm to your lips, and then use a toothbrush to gently brush away any dead skin. This simple hack will leave your lips feeling smooth and ready for lipstick while also increasing blood flow, which can create a natural plumping effect.
8.Set your lipstick.
For those who love wearing lipstick, dealing with fading and the unsightly ring around the lips can be frustrating. However, this issue can be easily avoided with a simple beauty hack. To keep your lipstick in place, apply a translucent setting powder over it. Cover your lips with a tissue and lightly dust the powder on top before removing the tissue. Brands like NYX and Maybelline offer great options for this technique. This beauty hack is perfect for the holiday season and will keep your lips looking flawless all day long.
9.Filter out the oil.
Rather than spending money on packs of oil blotting sheets, you can use coffee filters as an affordable alternative. These filters work just as effectively as oil sheets in blotting excess oil from your skin. Using coffee filters instead of oil sheets can help you save money, as they are less expensive and come in larger quantities.
10.Less liner can be more.
If you want to achieve a dramatic eyeliner look but don’t have the time or skills to apply it, you can use the tightlining technique. Tightlining involves lining the upper waterline under your top lashes, which creates the illusion of thicker and fuller lashes without adding more makeup. This technique can help you achieve a polished look quickly and easily, even if you’re short on time or not confident in your eyeliner skills.
11.Coat your lashes in baby powder first.
One of the best holiday beauty hacks is to coat your eyelashes in baby powder before applying mascara, especially if you love wearing fake eyelashes. This simple trick can help to instantly volumize and thicken your lashes, making them appear fuller and more dramatic. It’s a quick and easy way to achieve the desired effect without having to spend a lot of money on expensive lash products.
12.Lighten your foundation with moisturizer.
If you’re still using your summer shade of foundation during the holiday season, it may appear too dark for your current skin tone. However, there’s an easy fix to this problem. Mix in some of your favorite moisturizer with the foundation to lighten the shade and achieve the perfect match for your skin tone. This hack not only helps to adjust the shade of your foundation but also provides hydration to your skin. It’s a great trick to keep in mind during the holiday season and beyond.
13.Save your dying mascara.
If your mascara starts to dry out, you don’t have to rush to the store to buy a new one. Instead, you can revive it with contact solution. Simply add a few drops of contact solution into the tube to help fix clumping and flaking. However, it’s important to remember that the lifespan of mascara is only three months, so if your mascara has dried up due to its age, it’s time to dispose of it and purchase a new one. This is one of the handy beauty hacks to know for those who want to make their mascara last longer.
14.Remove makeup with coconut oil.
Due to its all-natural composition, coconut oil is a superior option for your skin when compared to chemical-laden artificial removers. Additionally, being an oil, it is incredibly mild and gentle on the skin.
15.Overline your lips (the right way) for a plumper pout.
Overlining your lips can be a challenging process, as you don’t want to end up with an overdone or unnatural look. To achieve the desired effect, it’s best to slightly overline your lips at the cupid’s bow, while following the natural outline of your bottom lip and gradually tapering it down towards the corners. Additionally, it’s important to line your natural lip line at the creases to ensure a more natural and subtle appearance. This will prevent your lips from looking overly enhanced or “Botoxed”.