36 Surprising Beauty Tips We All Should Know
1. GOT A BURN from the curling iron?
Honey to soothe that curling iron burn on the ear, olive oil baths to moisturize dry skin and ice used to tighten pores are just a few of the beautifying ideas worth incorporating into your get-gorgeous routine. Read on to find a trick (or two or three) that could save you time and money or just give you another move that will bring out your most ravishing self. And don't miss the easy-to-do star tips from our favorite women from BET's "The Game."
We've been there. Dab it with a cold compress and apply honey. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties that calm the injury before discoloration sets in.
2. DON’T THROW AWAY the last bit of lipstick in the tube.
Scoop it out and put it in a plastic case (like the travelsize ones found in drugstores), then mix with shea butter. Voilà! Tinted lip balm.
3. TO MASK UNDEREYE CIRCLES, use the right camouflage.
Orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel. So dabbing on an orange-tinted cover-up will nix the bluish tint our undereye discoloration usually has. Apply under your concealer. Shown: Khuraira Dark Circle Primer ($30, khuraira.com).
4, Flush Your Pores
"SPLASH YOUR FACE 20 times with lukewarm water mixed with the lather from your cleansing bar, followed by ten splashes of cool, clean running water. This helps soften the skin and flush out the pores." -- BEATRICE SIMMONS, ATLANTA Shown: Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Soap ($39, ernolaszlo.com).
5. In a rush?
Use a waterproof mascara; it dries faster than other formulas.
6. APPLY CLEAR MASCARA over your brows before you tweeze.
The mascara makes it easier to grab one hair at a time and, therefore, be more precise.
7. Wash Your Brushes
Wash your brushes and combs with a clarifying shampoo to quickly zap oils and product buildup, just as it does for your hair.
8. Wear Fuchsia
BROWN-SKINNED WOMEN CAN MOST CERTAINLY WEAR FUCHSIA -- and other vivid shades -- flawlessly by defining the lip first with your foundation. Just take a slanted detail brush, start at the corner, and carefully outline the lip for definition to make color pop. Shown: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustere in Fuchsia Symbole ($22, yslbeaute-us.com).
9. Change Your Pillowcases
"Change your pillowcases weekly so the oil from your hair doesn't transfer to your face and cause breakouts. -- EDRICA SCOTT, HEPHZIBAH, GA
10. Leave-In Conditioner
IF GEL IS YOUR GO-TO for holding down your edges (use sparingly because it is drying), apply a small amount of leave-in conditioner first to minimize damage and keep hair from getting crunchy. Shown: Dr. Miracle's Leave In Conditioner ($6, Target).