Oof, this year has been a doozy. But, with all the challenges this year has thrown us, there are some silver linings. For example, quarantine has reportedly left 71% of regular makeup wearers opting to forego the routine because, why wear makeup when stuck at home? Similarly, those of us who usually blow-dry, iron, curl, or otherwise torture our locks on a daily basis, generally choose not to these days.
By putting down the brushes and blow-dryers, our skin and hair have most likely not only had the chance to recover, becoming healthier but hopefully, we’ve learned to appreciate our natural beauty as well. So what are some ways we can capitalize on this no makeup or minimal makeup shift? Luckily, we’ve sifted through hundreds of beauty hacks and curated the best ones, here.
This antioxidant-rich vitamin will give your skin a natural glow inside and out. Adding foods like grapefruit, broccoli, and tomatoes to your diet will internally fight off dulling free radicals. You can also boost your skin’s brightness by applying it topically through a brightening or illuminating vitamin C serum.
DIY Lip Exfoliator
Fall tends to be a time that wreaks havoc on our skin, particularly when it comes to drying it out. This, coupled with the friction that often comes with wearing masks that protect against colds and viruses, can further dry and irritate our lips, leading to an unsightly chapped pucker. Yuck.
To combat this, mix coconut or olive oil with sugar and honey for a naturally nourishing and exfoliating lip scrub. Follow the scrub with a protective balm like our Nipple & Areola Stick to lock in moisture and defend against harsh seasonal winds.
Triple Curl Your Lashes
Curling your lashes might seem like a makeup tip for beginners but did you know there’s a best way to curl your lashes? Yep, there sure is and it’s all about hitting three main positions.
First, you’ll want to start at the base of the lashes, pulsing your curler a couple of times. Then move to the middle of the lashes, and finally the tips for a sexier, rounded curl. When you hit these three spots, you’ll avoid a funky crease that comes with curling them in a single spot.
Say Finito to Frizz
If you’ve been to a salon, your hairdresser may have noticed how healthy your hair looks. Let’s keep it that way! There are two really simple ways to bring out the best your hair has to offer by controlling unwanted friction and frizz.
First, dry your hair with a t-shirt instead of a towel. Towels have coarse fibers which can damage the hair shaft and worsen split ends. Use an old t-shirt to gently blot and squeeze your hair dry rather than roughing it up in a standard towel.
Secondly, if you’re not already sleeping on a satin pillowcase, order one now. Not only does the smooth material help to keep hair looking shiny by cutting down on frizz and friction, but it also won’t wick away necessary moisture that’ll keep it looking and feeling healthy.
Magic Makeup Mashup
One of our favorite makeup tips and tricks is a simple mashup of three key products that’ll provide natural, even coverage with a subtle glow all while moisturizing it.
Blend together your daily moisturizer with a touch of foundation and dash of highlighter. In doing so, you will have created a lightweight tinted moisturizer that’ll give your skin a pretty, dewy finish.
The Bottom Line
Whether you’re into the minimalist look or you’re ready to get back to full-on glam, just remember that the best DIY makeup tip is to never forget your natural confidence and always wear your beautiful smile. As far as the other tricks go, you’re welcome and don’t forget to share which ones are your favorites with our community @bawdybeauty.