10 Pinterest Beauty Hacks That Actually Work

These are so simple, it’s impossible to screw up

Smell amazing all day long
01 Aug 2016

Smell amazing all day long

Rock your favourite scent all day without having to reapply your perfume. Simply spray perfume on your hair brush and brush your hair. You’ll release a subtle, soothing scent all day whenever you touch or flick your hair.

Make any nail polish matte
01 Aug 2016

Make any nail polish matte

If you’re not a fan of nails with a sheen, here’s a really simple trick to instantly turn any nail polish matte. Just take a pinch of cornstarch and mix it with your top coat. Paint it on your nails and voila — you’ve got a matte manicure.

Turn your pencil liner into a dark gel liner
01 Aug 2016

Turn your pencil liner into a dark gel liner

Pencil eyeliners are rarely as pigmented as its gel or liquid counterparts…or are they? Intensify any eyeliner pencil in your collection by placing the tip over a lighter, stovetop or candle flame. Let it cool for 15 seconds (or you will burn yourself) and apply as you usually would.

Get longer lashes in an instant
01 Aug 2016

Get longer lashes in an instant

Always wanted longer, fuller eyelashes? All it takes is one extra step in your eye makeup routine. Roll a clean spoolie brush into loose face powder or baby powder and sweep it through your both your top and bottom lashes. Then, apply mascara — your lashes will turn out much more voluminous than usual.

Make your own jar of nail polish remover
01 Aug 2016

Make your own jar of nail polish remover

Why spend unnecessary dollars on dip-and-twist instant nail polish removers on the market when you can make your own at home? Just get yourself an empty jar - preferably something that’s a little smaller than a 330ml soft drink can - and fill it with a soft sponge, rolling it into a swirl so there’s a hole in the centre for you to dip your finger into. Then pour enough nail polish remover to saturate the sponge. 

Recycle an old mascara tube
01 Aug 2016

Recycle an old mascara tube

Once your mascara is dried up and empty, don’t throw the tube away! Clean it out with hot water, let it dry, then fill it with a mixture of castor oil, vitamin E oil and aloe vera gel to the ratio of 1:2:1. Apply this solution every night before bed — it helps to strengthen, lengthen and boosts the growth of your lashes.

The effortless way to curl your hair
01 Aug 2016

The effortless way to curl your hair

Want natural, loose curls but don't have a curling iron? Section your hair (the number of sections depends on how thick your mane is), braid the sections, then lock in the braids by running a flat iron through each section a few times. Once your hair is cool, release them from their braids to reveal wind-blown, beachy waves.

Fix broken lipstick
01 Aug 2016

Fix broken lipstick

If you ever accidentally break your fave lippie, don’t worry. Just grab a lighter, heat up the bottom of the broken half of your lipstick until it starts to melt, then attach it back onto the rest of your lipstick. Place the broken lippie into your freezer for a couple of minutes to really seal it in. 

Fix a broken compact powder
01 Aug 2016

Fix a broken compact powder

This fix works on all compact powders, including powder foundation, eyeshadow, bronzer and highlighter. Wrap up your broken compact with cling film, and mash whatever is left with the back of a brush. Add a couple of drops of rubbing alcohol and let it soak in for a minute before smoothing it out with a clean spatula or spoon. Leave it to dry overnight and wake up to a compact that looks as good as new.

Properly coat your lower lashes with mascara
01 Aug 2016

Properly coat your lower lashes with mascara

It’s almost impossible to apply mascara to our lower lashes without getting it everywhere. To make things easier, just grab a spoon. Use the spoon to gently tug your lower lash line slightly so you can get to your lashes easily. The spoon also acts as a base, so you can coat each lash evenly.

If you’ve ever scrolled through Pinterest, you’ve definitely noticed the many beauty hacks and tricks listed on the site. However, if you’re as cynical as we are, you’ve also definitely come across and tried some that ended up being much more complicated than you thought it would be. 

And that's why we’ve scoured the site for 10 of the most doable, realistic and practical beauty tricks — if we can do them, you most certainly can too. Click through the gallery above to find out what they are!

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