When I’m putting on my makeup and doing my hair in the morning, I generally expect my efforts to last throughout the day. But unfortunately for me, that expectation often turns out to be pretty unrealistic! There are plenty of little “beauty emergencies” that crop up during the day that require time and attention to fix. But no one has a bunch of spare time to spend fixing their hair and makeup during the day!
That’s where today’s post comes in. :-) Today I’ll be sharing 11 quick and easy fixes for those everyday beauty emergencies. These quick tips will help you fix annoying hair and makeup issues quickly, using stuff that’s likely to be close at hand. With the help of these tips, you’ll be able to fix these 11 common issues in a flash, so you can get on with your day and look great doing it!
11 Quick And Easy Fixes For Beauty Emergencies
1. Staticky Hair
If static is plaguing your hair, you can quickly fix it by swiping a dryer sheet across your hair. They work just as well at reducing static in your hair as they do in your laundry!
2. Limp Curls
Whether due to heat, humidity, or the alignment of the planets, sometimes your hair just won’t stay curled. Here’s a quick tip that can help you redo your curls, even while you’re traveling or at the office! Dampen a section of hair with wet hands, then wrap the hair around a marker or pen. Secure the hair in place with a binder clip, then repeat with all of your most uncooperative curls. Then use a hair dryer, hand dryer or even the vents in your car to dry your hair a bit so the curls set. Remove the binder clips and markers, and say hello to your revitalized curls!
3. Fading Lipstick
Having trouble getting your lipstick to stay put? Reapply it, then hold a tissue over your lips. Use a fluffy brush to apply a bit of translucent setting powder to your lips through the tissue. The will allow a small amount of the powder through, enough to set your lipstick without making it look powdery. Your lipstick will last much longer!
4. Clumpy Mascara
If your mascara is looking a bit clumpy, run a bit of clear mascara through your lashes to help separate the clumps. You can also use a flosser, a small comb, or other small items to separate the clumps if you’re in a pinch!
5. Unruly Eyebrows
Trying to tame unruly eyebrows? Spray a bit of hairspray on a clean toothbrush and run it over your brows. The hairspray will help keep them in place throughout the day.
6. Smudged Eyeliner
It happens to everyone—you reach up to rub your eye and end up accidentally smudging your eyeliner! If you have a pencil on hand, you’re in luck. Just use the pencil eraser to wipe away those eyeliner smudges.
7. Messy Eyeshadow
Some eyeshadows (especially loose powders) are impossible to apply without getting some under your eyes and on your cheeks. To avoid this, place a small piece of tape or a sticky note under your eye to prevent the loose powder from settling on your face. Or you can use a piece of tape or sticky note after the fact to pick up the eyeshadow fallout.
8. Cracks In Pressed Powders
Finding out your favorite pressed powder, eyeshadow, or bronzer has cracked is never fun, but you don’t have to toss it out! Just add a few drops of rubbing alcohol where the powder has cracked, then press the pieces back together. Once it dries, it’ll be good as new!
Have a blemish that needs to go ASAP? Grab your bottle of aspirin! Crush up an aspirin tablet, and mix it with just enough water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the blemish to help dry it out in a hurry.
10. Puffy Eyes
Lack of sleep and allergies can both result in puffy skin around your eyes. Teabags can help quickly reduce inflammation around your eyes. Just place two damp teabags (black or green tea work best) onto your eyelids and let them work their magic for 10-15 minutes. The puffiness will vanish, and your eyes will feel nice and soothed too!
11. Less-Than-White Teeth
If your teeth are looking less-than-white, it may be because of your lipstick. Orange, yellow, and beige shades can all make your teeth appear yellower than they are. Instead, opt for a bright red shade, or any red shade that has a blue base or blue undertones. These can help your teeth look whiter instantly!
What’s your best quick beauty fix?