10 Beauty Hacks You Need to Know

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Happy Monday loves! I think it’s safe to say we all want quick and easy fixes for those beauty blunders we run into from time to time. Over the years, I’ve picked up on quite a few beauty hacks that have been oh so helpful on my hair and makeup learning journey. Today I wanted to share ten of my favorite beauty hacks that I use so that you can get in on the secrets too!

10 Beauty Hacks You Need to Know

1. Before applying matte lipsticks, get rid of dryness by brushing the lips with a slightly damp toothbrush. Using a toothbrush is a great, inexpensive option for exfoliating the lips.

2. Use hair conditioner to shave your legs for an extremely close shave. Not only will your legs feel super smooth afterwards, but the conditioner also serves as a moisturizer on the skin.

3. When faced with the issue of static in the winter months, run a dryer sheet under your shirt/dress to instantly eliminate static electricity. You can also run it over your hairbrush to get rid of frizz/static in your brush.

4. Use clear scotch tape to create the perfect winged liner or winged eyeshadow look like this one. Before applying the tape at an angle near the eyes, place on the back of the hand 2-3 times to get rid of stickiness. This will give the tape just the right amount of hold to create your makeup look.

5. To quicken up the drying process of your freshly painted nails, run them under cold water. You can also soak them in a bowl full of ice water.

6. After wearing a heavy eye makeup look, use Vaseline or coconut oil on a cotton ball to gently remove products from the eye. Not only is this less harsh than other methods, but it’s one of the most effective ways to ensure all the product is removed.

7. Use pencil eyeliners and love the smudged liner look? Grab a lighter and heat the pencil up for 2-3 seconds, then allow it to cool for at least 30 seconds. Once cool, the pencil should glide right on to achieve the desired look.

8. Using a q-tip, apply a layer of translucent powder all over the eyelashes. Next, apply 2 coats of mascara to achieve the look of long, thick, gorgeous lashes.

9. Purchase a foundation that is too dark/too light? Mix it with another foundation to achieve the perfect color. If the product is too dark, a moisturizer can be added to lighten the product as well.

10. Spray bobby pins, headbands, barrettes, and other hair accessories with hair spray prior to putting in the hair. This will ensure the accessories remain in place all day long.


Are these beauty hacks new to you? What other helpful tips would you add to the list? Share them with me in the comments and pin this if you found it helpful!

Love today’s post? Check out my 10 Makeup Tips for Beginners next!

Thanks for stopping by!-Cara

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129 Comments

  1. Celine wrote:

    These are really awesome tips.

    Posted 2.22.18 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!

      Posted 3.8.18 Reply
  2. Alice wrote:

    I love this tips. Really helpful tips.

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  3. Whitney Jordan wrote:

    I love #2 and need to give #10 a try on my daughter’s hair clips. I add a layer of water proof mascara as the finishing touch on my mascara to help set things for the day. It comes off super easy because the base is regular mascara.

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Oh that’s a great tip with the mascara!

      Posted 11.5.16 Reply
  4. Gina wrote:

    Fun tips! I always use conditioner samples to shave my legs because I am particular about what I will actually use in my hair šŸ™‚

    Posted 10.27.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      That’s a great idea, Gina! Very resourceful! šŸ™‚ Hope you’re doing well!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  5. Molly Clifton wrote:

    Totally repinning this! What a great list of beauty hacks! I’ve definitely used conditioner as shaving cream when I’m out. Totally works!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

    Posted 10.26.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s always good to have a backup plan! Glad you enjoyed it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  6. Kim wrote:

    Okay, I’ve heard of most of these but shaving with conditioner? Totally trying this! Happy Wednesday gorgeous! XO – Kim

    Posted 10.26.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes! It works like a charm! Happy Friday Eve! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  7. Chelsie wrote:

    These are all awesome hacks! I already use some (like using powder on my lashes before mascara) but I never though to use conditioner to shave! Brilliant!

    Posted 10.26.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Chelsie! I started doing that a long time ago when I ran out of shaving cream and have loved it ever since. You can also use coconut oil too!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  8. Courtney wrote:

    So many great hacks! I’ve tried a few of them but I’ve never tried the polish in cold water one!

    La Belle Sirene

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s so good when you’re in a rush to get your nails dried! Plus I’m impatient haha šŸ˜‰

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  9. adriana wrote:

    These are all SUCH amazing hacks! Absolutely NEED to try them all, thank you for sharing this!

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re so welcome! Hope they help!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  10. Marta wrote:

    Great tips! I’m loving #8 as I’m mascara obsessed so I must try this!
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It really does help thicken the lashes for that long, voluminous look! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  11. suzanne wrote:

    I had no idea about using conditioner to shave my legs! Who knew?! Love these tips, mama. xo

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Suzanne! It’s a lot cheaper than shaving cream too and moisturizes! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  12. Heather Denniston wrote:

    These are some awesome tips! I love the Q-tip one and the tape one. Genius.

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Glad you found them helpful! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  13. marie wrote:

    These hacks are great! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  14. chelsea jacobs wrote:

    Coconut oil is seriously the best makeup remover!

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It is! And it smells so good, who can resist?!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  15. Claudia @ Justalittleblush.com wrote:

    I recently read that for certain types of nail polish formulas, leaving your nails in the sun for a few minutes will harden the nail polish. Don’t know if this is true but I’ll be sunning my nails from now on hehe.

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hmm.. I’ll have to look into that! I’m all about anything that speeds up the drying time, lol I’m impatient!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  16. Erica @ Coming Up Roses wrote:

    I LOVE these hacks, Cara! I didn’t even think to use my toothbrush for lip exfoliation…so much better (+ cheaper!) than Lush scrubs! Definitely sharing this.

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Erica! Yep, learned that trick a long time ago and it works like a charm! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  17. Ashley Stephenson wrote:

    I almost always use conditioner to shave my legs! And spraying bobby pins with hairspray before…genius! Seems like common sense but I never thought of that!

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It helps to keep bobby pins in all day, and I even use it on headbands too, which like to slide in my hair. šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  18. Jennifer L wrote:

    Oh these are some fun beauty hacks! I love the nail polish hack because I have no patience for them to dry.

    Posted 10.25.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me neither! I always love painting my nails but HATE the drying/waiting time. So this really speeds up the process, which I love! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  19. Lauren @ Glitter & Grandeur wrote:

    These are great tips! I’m definitely going to start doing the toothbrush on the lips trick! GENIUS!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s a must when you wear lipstick- especially matte finishes. I love it!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  20. Amanda Rinehart wrote:

    I would say that I definitely use at least half of these myself! They are AWESOME! I’ve used coconut oil to shave too, but just a little bit or it like “clogs” the razor. lol. Coconut oil is my go to for everything. I’m definitely going to try the translucent powder on my eyelashes trick though!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I’ve heard that works well too using coconut oil! I seriously bet that stuff could be used for just about anything lol

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  21. Sara wrote:

    That bobby pin idea is genius!! I’ll definitely need to try that! I’ve never noticed a difference with conditioner but I’ll have to try again!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Bobby pins slide right out of my hair unless I spray them first. It’s helped tremendously!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  22. The Cuteness wrote:

    These are amazing hacks! I am NOT good at doing my own makeup, these are really helpful tips!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Glad you found them helpful!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  23. Kristin wrote:

    I do the conditioner one! I like to try new conditioners every time I run out, and if I don’t like it, it becomes shave gel.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Ha, I’m the same way! It’s actually really economical when you think about it.

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  24. Abby wrote:

    I love using coconut oil as a makeup remover. I also use it as my moisturizer.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  25. Jenny wrote:

    These are all great beauty hacks! I knew a few of them but was excited to learn a few more from this list.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Jenny! Glad you enjoyed it!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  26. Krystal // The Krystal Diaries wrote:

    These are great tips!! I do the first one all the time when I wear lipstick, especially matte lip colors.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! It works so well, doesn’t it?!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  27. Lauren wrote:

    Gotta try #2 and #8 – great tips!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Hope you find value in them!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  28. Jennifer wrote:

    You always have the best ideas! Love it. Thanks.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Jen, glad you enjoyed it!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  29. Robin wrote:

    Thank you for 3 and 10 – both of those are aggravations of mine.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re so welcome! Glad you found it helpful!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  30. Kiara Catanzaro wrote:

    When I need the perfect shade after summer, I mix it with a light shade so it matching my skin tone after a summer tan! These are all great tips!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I have to do that in the summer months too, otherwise I go around looking like a porcelain doll lol (but not in the good way!) Thanks!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  31. Carmen Baguio wrote:

    Great tips! I especially like the using conditioner to shave legs and using power to make lashes look fuller.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Glad you found them helpful!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  32. Stephanie wrote:

    great tips! I use coconut oil as my eyemakeup remover all the time. Good stuff!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It just has so many great uses, you can’t beat it!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  33. Kate wrote:

    Brill post as ever. Need to try the translucent powder trick. Thanks for sharing

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Kate! It makes lashes look so full and voluminous! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  34. Greta wrote:

    Tip #1 is amazing! That’s going to be a total game changer!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It makes your lips so soft and you can apply lipstick effortlessly afterwards! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  35. mary barham wrote:

    love some beauty hacks… I can use all the tips i can get!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  36. Cassie || The Brunette With a Blog wrote:

    I love using coconut oil for everything!

    You should try shaving your legs with coconut oil – it’s a bit slippery, so be careful, but it smells AMAZING and your skin is SO SOFT after!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I’ve heard that before! I’m guessing it would be very similar to conditioner. May have to give that a go soon! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  37. Casey wrote:

    So many great ideas, but especially love the bobby pin trick! Will definitely be trying that out ASAP

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It works so well! Otherwise my hair pins won’t stay in!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  38. Lily wrote:

    I read some of these online for a magazine awhile back and have used some of them since. Like the conditioner to shave and spraying bobby pins with hairspray. Genius!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lilyļ»æ

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Awesome! A lot of these tricks my mom taught me when I was younger, and they’ve been super helpful! (like exfoliating the lips with a toothbrush!)

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  39. Brittany L. Bergman wrote:

    Great ideas!! That bobby pin trick is going to change my life. My hair is so fine and bobby pins are always slipping out!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! It has helped so much in getting my hair pins to stay put! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  40. JeeYoung W wrote:

    Great tips and hacks. Coconut Oil is my fave makeup remover!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks, mine too! Not only does it remove all the makeup but it serves as an awesome moisturizer!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
      • Brianna Wallace wrote:

        Can I use it to take off all makeup or just my eyes?

        Posted 1.14.17 Reply
        • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

          I mostly just use it for my eye makeup, but you could use it to remove other makeup as well! šŸ™‚

          Posted 1.14.17 Reply
  41. Courtney Patterson wrote:

    I’ll definitely have to try the bobby pin trick. My hair is so thick and heavy so it has a way of pulling down my pins all on their own. I’ve always used conditioner for shaving. It also saves a ton of money!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Mine is super thick too, so it really does help keep them in place. And you’re right using conditioner saves a ton of money in comparison to shaving gel.

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  42. Ivanna wrote:

    These are all great. I’ve used the nail polish one. I’ll have to give the others a try.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      The nail polish one is so helpful when you’re in a rush. Otherwise, I feel like you’re waiting for an hour before you can pick up something lol.

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  43. Leslie Soto wrote:

    Great tips! Most of them I didn’t even know! I’ll be trying the dryer sheets trick for sure this fall/winter! And the running your hands under cold water trick to dry your nails, too!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I can’t live without dryer sheets in the winter months. I’m like a walking static machine, so it’s a must lol.

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  44. Tanya Dufour wrote:

    These are some great hacks! I knew about the dryer sheets and tape for winged liner but alot of the others are new to me like spraying bobby pins and applying translucent power on your lashes. Thanks for sharing these!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! Spraying my bobby pins first has been such a help in creating updo’s that actually stay in place. šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  45. Aishwarya Shenolikar wrote:

    I really didn’t know any of these! Definitely trying #2 and #10 ! Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re so welcome! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  46. Nadine wrote:

    I never thought of spraying hairspray on my hair things to get them to stay! Duh!!! I buy a bottle of static guard every year because I am a walking ball of static in the cooler months!! Using a dryer sheet does work well but the ones I buy are nearly $10 a box so it is more cost effective to get a can of the spray for that purpose.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      That one is pretty new to me too, so don’t feel bad. It was like an aha moment when I learned that lol. That’s a good tip with the static guard idea!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  47. Allison Arnone wrote:

    Oddly enough I just wrote a blog post about how I could never be a beauty blogger, but these tips are really helpful – especially #1! I have a few matte lipsticks and never really noticed how poorly they apply if your lips aren’t fully dry/exfoliated! I also love Vaseline šŸ™‚

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      The toothbrush trick was taught to me by my mom, and I love it! Works like a charm! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  48. Sierra wrote:

    So many great tips! I know I’ll be trying a few these like the coconut oil eye makeup remover and spraying my booby pins first. Thanks for sharing! Beautifully Candid

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! Coconut oil works so well in removing makeup gently plus it smells awesome! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  49. Abbey wrote:

    Shaving with conditioner is brilliant! I’m always up for some more moisturizing! šŸ™‚

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s a less expensive alternative too. You can buy a bottle of conditioner and use it for shaving and it will last months!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  50. SMD @ Life According to Steph wrote:

    The tape one is news to me!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s awesome for creating the perfect winged eye makeup looks! But if you try it definitely remove most the sticky first so it removes easily from the eye area! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  51. Amanda wrote:

    I definitely need to try the dryer sheet for static. It drives me insane in the winter! I haven’t tried the toothbrush for dry lips but that’s a great idea!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes, it’s a godsend in the winter time! So annoying when your clothes/hair are staticky!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  52. kathy @ more coffee, less talky wrote:

    i use translucent powder on my lids to prevent my eyeliner from smudging!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Ooo that’s a great tip! I always use it under my eyes to set concealer, but never thought of putting it on the lid!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  53. Jenn wrote:

    Love these tips and hacks!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Jenn, glad you liked them!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  54. Lauren wrote:

    Great tips! Everyone always swears by coconut oil to get off eye makeup, but it never works for me! I must be doing something wrong.. lol

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hmm.. what types of makeup do you use? Powder based or creams? It works really well with powder products, but I’m not sure about creams.

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  55. Joules (from Pocketful of Joules) wrote:

    Great tips. I love coconut oil and during the cold months will use it for everything from removing makeup to fully moisturizing my whole body after a shower!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I’m a little obsessed with coconut oil too, and constantly use it! It has so many great uses!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  56. Pamela wrote:

    Ok, these are all amazing hacks! I will definitely be doing these in the future! #2 is genius! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! It works like a charm! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  57. Sarah wrote:

    Scotch tape for a winged eye – whoa! Never would have thought of that one.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Try it! It was a game changer for me! Perfect for those times you want a super precise winged look! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  58. Lindsay wrote:

    I love the bobby pin/hair spray hack and the one about the winged liner – I must try these!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Scotch tape is the perfect tool for creating a precise winged look! I love it!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  59. Rachel Ritlop wrote:

    Ahh thanks Cara!! I’ve used #2 before and it totally works! Also was literally just thinking about #6 last night so thanks for confirming it!!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I love using Coconut oil to remove my eye makeup! Works so well and smells amazing! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  60. Rachael wrote:

    Genuinely did not know about half of these.. great post, Cara!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Awesome! Happy to help out! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  61. candy wrote:

    How did I not know any of these tips. Especially the conditioner to shave the legs.

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It works like a charm, Candy! I’ve used it many times when I ran out of shaving cream. šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  62. Kim @ TheEntrepremomer wrote:

    I love mixing foundations! Another tip would be if the foundation is too dark or heavy, you can mix it with a bit of moisturizer. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes, it helps lighten it up! Thanks for commenting!

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply
  63. Brittany wrote:

    Love these beauty hacks! I need to try the translucent powder on the eyelashes trick! šŸ™‚

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! It works really well for getting voluminous lashes! šŸ™‚

      Posted 10.27.16 Reply