Have you ever read a post or watched a video on beauty hacks and everything in it is super unrealistic? You know the ones. Where they suggest using Oreos as a mascara and juice as a lipstick. Those aren’t realistic (or sanitary) at all. Most things in the video end up being too much work that they can’t even be considered a “hack.” I put together a list of realistic beauty hacks that don’t take any extra effort and can really help your beauty routine. (No Oreos involved. haha)

Warm Up Your Mascara
When you start your eye makeup, put your mascara somewhere that it can warm up a little. I usually put it in my bra or between my legs if I’m sitting. This helps the product to warm up so it will apply a lot nicer.

Shave with Conditioner
Conditioner works as a shaving cream if you’re ever in a pinch (or just want to purchase less products). Your skin will feel super soft afterwards (maybe even softer than with shaving cream). This is really helpful for those days when you run out of shaving cream while you’re half way done. Instead of leaving one leg hairy or getting out of the shower to grab another can, just use conditioner. This also is really helpful when traveling, you’ll have one less product to take.

Coconut Oil as a Makeup Remover
I’m someone who wears a lot of eyeliner. Like a lot. I have problems getting all my eyeliner off at the end of the night and usually wake up with little smudges under my eyes the next morning. When I use coconut oil, everything is gone, like there’s not a single trace of makeup left on my eyes. It’s a super gentle remover, and it works insanely fast, so definitely try it out!

Eyedrops on Pimples
This is a little tip that my brother taught me a few weeks back. Eyedrops are meant to reduce redness and inflammation in your eyes, and they can do the same for pimples. If you have a spot on your face and don’t have a spot treatment handy, eyedrops can work in a pinch! Just put a drop on the zit and it will help the spot to go down and get less red.

Published by Molly Griffin