Beauty made easy; hacks and alternatives

Simple & easy!

When you are in a hurry, makeup is often the first things that either gets delayed or get impacted in
some way. In the hopes of doing it fast, you often try to; but then it comes back haunting you
with all the kohl and lipstick smudged. Instead of being a hot mess, or even just a mess, here are
some items you need to keep in handy.

Ear buds

Why them?
They are convenient and easy to handle as opposed to regular bits of cotton. Keep them in your bag,
wallets, everywhere!

How to use them?
Every time you make one winged line more thicker than the other, you can always get your ear bud
out, dab it in some cleanser and fix it easily. It beats using your fingers to fix it and smudging the line
more. It goes well with lipsticks, too. An extra smudge and all you need to do is use the ear bud and
even it out before you lose your cool.


Why them?
You can use a little bit of it just to remove the extras.
How to use them?
Remember the ear buds? Just ensure there's very little cleanser on the cotton so as to remove only
the smudge and not the entire winged line or lipstick curve. Best part is, when you don't have
cleanser, you can always use little coconut oil or even a mild moisturiser.

Cello tape
Why them?
Sounds weird, yes. But if your hands can’t handle winged liners, then cello tape comes to the rescue
and you can get it right without messing up too much.

How to use them?
Okay so this involves a bit more work but its totally worth it. Cut a bit of the tape and put it on your
eyelids so as to create the outline for your winged line. It works better with liquid liner and if you are
worried about the smudge, fret not as it will all fall on the tape. Once you are done drawing the
outline, take the tape off and voila! The meticulously done winged liner stays.

Baby powder

Why them?
When all else fails, there’s always baby powder just to rid your face off that extra oil and sweat.
How to use them?
Okay so this isn’t something that you should resort to all the time. But when you are heading out
somewhere and realise that your hair is oiler than usual, take some baby powder and rub onto your
scalp. It makes for a very convenient dry shampoo. Of course wash your hair when you are free, but
use this only when you know it’s a last minute quick fix. It works well and makes your scalp smell
nice too.


Why them?
Trust us, they’re important and go beyond just cleaning up your face. When you have nothing else,
they come to the rescue and pretty much quicken the fixing process.
How to use them?
Wet tissues are great especially when you want to get rid of the kajal smudge under your eyes.
Swiftly clean it up and re-apply without any hindrance. As for regular tissues, it’s always helpful to
remove extra lipstick. When you’ve applied too much, all you need to do is put a tissue between
your lips and let the extra bits get absorbed. So that way, it isnt too much or too overpowering
either. You can do this when you want to wear a lighter lipstick and keep applying this method for
that right shade.

Tea bags

Why them?
Puffy eyes can go take a hike!
How to use them?
The best part about tea bags is that you don't feel too bad when it doubles up as your everyday
drink and a beauty hack. Once you are done using tea bags (without it being dipped in milk, of
course) then put them on a bowl and let it be inside the fridge for 15 minutes. Post that, put them
under your eyes for a few minutes. You will notice your eyes looking fresh and those bags reducing.
It’s a miracle worker, really!

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