Sunday, July 14, 2013

Unexpected beauty hacks

I love scouring Pinterest for little beauty/makeup tricks. I am always amazed when someone discovers a way to use a product for something other than what it was intended for (like Monistat anti-chaffing gel as a foundation primer. Whhaat?!) Along those same lines, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite products that does more than meets the eye. I'm talking about Suave dry shampoo!

1) Use it on your hair! I have very thick/course hair. It takes me FOREVER to straighten it, so when I do, I want to make it last a few days (sorry if that grosses you out!). I have tried a few different brands of dry shampoo, and this one is my favorite. It also has the best smell in my opinion.

2) Use it to set your makeup! One day I got to thinking, "If this stuff works so good at taking away shine in my hair, how would it work on my face?" After some experimenting, I decided this stuff was my new go-to makeup setter. It does a great job keeping my face matte and my makeup in place. After you have applied your foundation, hold the spray about 10 inches from your face and give it a quick mist. You will want to do this before putting on mascara as it will turn your eyelashes white.

3) Use it to turn your nail polish matte! While your polish is still wet, give it a very quick mist of the dry shampoo to achieve a matte finish. I'm not sure if this would work on gel polish, but it might be worth a try!

While we're on the topic, here's a couple more little tricks...

Want to wear a skirt but afraid the ultra violet whiteness of your legs will blind oncoming traffic?
Story of my life! Just mix a VERY small amount of ebony colored foundation with regular lotion and spread it on your skin for an instant bronze. You can keep experimenting with the foundation/lotion ratios until you are happy with the level of darkness.

Going swimming but want to keep your makeup on? Mix your mineral powder foundation (such as Bare Minerals) with your waterproof sunscreen lotion. I apply the mixture with a foundation brush. Then my redness and the occasional breakout can remain camouflaged even in the ocean!

That's it for this entry. Hope you enjoyed!


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