One aspect in which Instagram has gathered traction to the point where it is already on top of Facebook is its reputation as a beauty hack treasury. The photo-sharing application is now the primary place where beauty bloggers share their best tips and tricks using hashtags such as #beautyhacks and #makeuphacks. The platform’s layout makes it finding what you’re looking for extremely easy, which may be one of the reasons behind its popularity. Still, there is an ocean of beauty hacks out there, and we have synthesized the quality from the quantity for you. Here are some of the best beauty tricks found on Instagram these days.
1. Prolong the life of your mascara
Adding a few eye drops to your mascara will keep it from drying out. This means you can have those stunning eyelashes for far longer, thus making your mascara last you considerably longer.
Source: Instagram | @revolutionarybeauty
2. Know your color wheel
A lipstick with a blue undertone can make all the difference when it comes to accentuating your gorgeous smile. MAC’s classic red shade, Ruby Woo, is one good example.
Source: Instagram | @beautymaker.ej
3. Aloe vera is great for sensitive skin
Aloe vera has a wide array of uses. In addition to its popularity for soothing sunburn, this plant is also a natural moisturizer and perfect for people who are easily irritated by perfumes or dyes. Best of all, it’s very affordable, usually retailing under the $10 mark.
Source: Instagram | @joanne.saunders
4. An easy way to clean your brushes
A hair donut is a perfect material for scrubbing your makeup brushes. Simply put it on your finger and cleaning them won’t feel like a chore anymore.
Source: Instagram | @vimishabeauty
5. Don’t be afraid to use dupes
It is a myth that you cannot get brand name results from drugstore dupes. If you know which one complements your skin, they will look exactly the same.
Source: Instagram | @makeupfaqsbyqirtas
6. Knowing where to highlight and where to contour
The ideal is to get your cheekbones to pop and your T-zone to shimmer. Follow this handy little tip next time you’re doing your makeup for optimal results.
Source: Instagram | @dailyfemaleattributes
7. The correct way to dry brushes
If you find that the bristles on your brushes lose their shape upon washing, tie them to a shower rod using hair elastics. Drying makeup brushes on a flat surface can change the shape of the bristles and take longer to dry, so make sure you hang them upside down from now on.
Source: Instagram | @joyciebear
8. Up the pigment
If you want the pigment in your eyeshadow to pop, simply add a little bit of primer to the powder.
Source: Instagram | @abcpmakeup
9. Beauty blender storage
Keep your beauty blender safe by storing it in a plastic egg, but do make sure it is completely dry before popping it in there so you prevent mold and mildew.
Source: Instagram | @brie_aussie3dlashes
10. Tidying your hairline
If you have an uneven hairline, or if you just want to make it less noticeable, use an eyeshadow of a similar shade to your hair. Apply the eyeshadow to your hairline or parting with a brush for a tidier look.
Source: Instagram | @klumsyclosett
11. Choosing an eyeliner
This chart will help you dispose of your eyeliner doubts once and for all and make choosing what suits you best easier.