Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
3 minute read
12 Oct 2021
5:20 pm

Daily hacks: Makeup hacks and tips every girl needs to know

Lerato Maimela

In our 'Daily hacks' series, we bring you the latest beauty tips, trends and tricks to transform your life and save you money.

A variety of makeup products. Picture: iStock

Having a busy schedule means having to rush through your morning beauty and makeup routines on some days because time just is not always on your side.

It would be helpful to know these quick and effective makeup hacks and tips which can save you some preparation time in the morning and have you out of the door and straight into your busy day in minutes.

Apply eyeliner with a spoon

Wing eyeliner has proven to be one of the most difficult things to achieve when doing your makeup.

Meena has taken to TikTok to share her quick and easy hack to achieve the perfect wing eyeliner look.

She first uses the handle of her spoon to create a straight winged line that goes from the corner of her outer eye and ends halfway before reaching the tip of her eyebrow.

She then makes use of the top part of her spoon to to create a wider and thicker line just above her eyelashes.

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Apply eyeshadow with a spoon

Creating a perfect eyeshadow look can sometimes be challenging, especially if you are not a makeup guru.

The official Makeup TikTok account has shared a video on how they create an eyeshadow look using a simple spoon.

In the video, Kirsty Belle puts a spoon over her eyelids, just before the crease of her lids. She then takes a medium pink shade eyeshadow and rubs it exactly where the spoon ends all long the crease of her eyelids.

This creates a cute cut crease look in seconds, and this hack can be used daily with different colour eyeshadow to compliment your different outfits and looks.

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Revive dried up mascara with saline solution

After a few months, mascara tends to dry up and becomes slightly difficult to use. Makeup is usually expensive, so constantly replacing makeup products can be costly.

This mascara hack will help you loosen your dry mascara so you can give it a few more uses before you toss it out.

Christie Moeller has shared her tips and tricks on how to loosen dried up mascara. In the video, she is seen adding 5 to 10 drops of saline solution into her mascara bottle, and then using the brush to mix the mascara in the bottle with the solution.

The solution softens the mascara, and makes it much easier to use. You can also use olive oil as a substitute for the saline solution, or you can just put the mascara into a glass of hot water to melt it down.

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