From a fail-safe way to conceal under-eye bags to an unexpected way to tame split ends, these three bloggers share their best-kept beauty hacks. Which will you be trying first?
The Fashion Guitar
"As you know, I’m always on the look for the “best” skin care products. Over time I curated an extensive list of favorites. Right now I’m very much into a Lancome “Water-Infused” cream, which I got as a treat on my trip to the Bahamas with Jonathan Simkhai. And it surely is a treat, because as much as I usually dislike watery creams, this one has not that diluted feel. Additionally I use Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Micro gel for around my eyes. Next step, make-up. My “normal” make-up is really as normal as it can be. Super basic. With dark circles under they eyes as a lovely family inheritance, I have to use a super concealer under/around my eyes to get rid of that tired look. I use Laura Mercier’s Secret Concealer. Not in a tone lighter than my skin – I think that’s a mistake most people make, which results in a panda moment whenever photographed – but a tone that’s similar, slightly darker actually. Trust me, this works!"
Well And Good
"If there’s one thing most people can agree on regarding their beauty routine, it’s that the more streamlined it is, the better. Thankfully, the great thing about the natural beauty world is that the DIY possibilities are just about endless. Not only can you make your own superfood-packed skin-care products and acne treatments, but you can also combine certain items on your beauty shelf to create some multitasking do-it-alls."
Make Up Savvy
To tame split ends spray hairspray onto an old but clean mascara wand and brush through. Another simple yet effective hack here! This work perfectly on fine baby hairs around the hair line and any split ends or frizz. Mascara spoolie brushes can be picked up inexpensively or you can wash a wand from a used up mascara and keep it with your hair products for this job. From time to time trying out a homemade face mask is fun! Some DIY masks seen on Pinterest includes some chemical packed ingredients so I'd recommend avoiding those and sticking to all natural recipes. Some favourite ingredients to try - avocado, honey and banana. The one natural ingredient that you may want to avoid is lemon as it's fairly astringent and has bleaching properties.