15 Beauty Hacks To Make Products Last Longer

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15 beauty hacks to help make beauty products last longer.

1. Long Lasting Makeup

To create a long lasting and sweat proof makeup look, spray your foundation brush or beauty blender with setting spray before applying any other product. This will work to keep your skin breathing while keeping your makeup in place.

2. Fuller Coverage with Powder

If you’re looking to create a liquid foundation look with a powder product, use a wet sponge to apply the powder. This will create a fuller coverage without detracting from the benefits of a powder.

3. Mascara Mishap

When you have a mascara mishap and product ends up anywhere other than your lashes, don’t rush to remove it. This will cause the mascara to smudge and leave an unwanted black mark. If you wait until the product dries, you’ll be able to easily scratch it off without ruining your makeup look.

4. Volumized Ponytail

Want a volumized ponytail?  Place an alligator clip underneath the top of the pony to add volume rather than teasing which can cause serious damage.

5. Foundation First

Always apply your foundation before concealer. If you apply concealer first, you’ll end up wiping away all of the product anyway.

6. Natural Toner

Use Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner for your face. If you have oily skin this is a great way to minimise the appearance of oil, however don’t use it every day as it may be too harsh on some skin types. Use once a week mixed with water or green tea to balance out your skin’s pH levels before applying moisturizer.

7. Hair Protection

To prevent your hair from chlorine or salt water damage rinse your hair first with regular tap water before plunging into the pool or ocean. Your hair will absorb the tap water, preventing the harsh pool or salt water from damaging your hair.

8. Say No to Frizz

To reduce frizz in your hair, dry your wet hair with a t-shirt rather than a towel. Using a towel will pull too much moisture out of your hair, which makes it frizzy. Using a cotton shirt get rid of the excess water and leave your hair frizz-free.

9. Green Hair Fix

Jumped in the pool with recently dyed blonde hair and ended up with green hair? Easily colour correct by rinsing your hair with baking soda and water before shampoo and conditioner.

10. Crushed Eyeshadow Solution

Fix your broken eyeshadow and powders by adding a few drops of rubbing alcohol and smoothing out and leaving the product to dry. To keep your powder products from breaking in the first place, put a cotton pad or bud on top of the product.

11. Broken Lipstick

If your favourite lipsticks snaps in two, you can easily reattach the broken parts with a lighter my melting the two back together.

12. Get the Most Out of Your Product

When you think your tube is empty – think again. If you cut a seemingly empty tube product in half, you’ll be surprised to see really how much product is still left.

13. Fresh Mascara

To remove and loosen old crusty bits of mascara on your wand, soak the wand in warm water. You can do the same with used false eyelashes.

14. Running Low

If your mascara is running out, add a few drops of saline or eye drops and your mascara will be good as new.

15. Foundation Stain Fix

When you take off your clothes and find your foundation has decided to make a little mark, fix the stain with a little bit of shaving cream by rubbing in a dollop on the stain before washing.

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Amie Maclaine

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Amie is a self-professed make up addict with a larger perfume collection than anyone in the southern hemisphere. There’s not a night of the week you won’t find her without a face mask on, and cup of peppermint tea in hand. With a passion for all things food and wellness, she’s the first to jump on a new heath trend. If she’s not rocking one of her well-loved rugby jumpers, you’ll find her in her active wear, Almond Dirty Chai in-tow, ready to take on the day.

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