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Must Have Beauty Tips & Tricks

Updated on August 29, 2011

Beauty Tricks to Live By!!

  • Play up your lips OR eyes. Never both. Both will leave you looking too heavily done. If you want smoky eyes, go for a nude lip. If you want bright red lips, go for a light eye-shadow and mascara, and skip the eye-liner. Playing up one major feature will draw eyes to that particular place, and will even your face out.
  • For pimples, rub a dab of toothpaste or Vaseline on them to take the red away.
  • Need your teeth whitened but can’t afford dentist quality? Brush your teeth with baking soda mixed with hydrogen peroxide – just don’t swallow!
  • Crisco is a huge beauty friend! Use it as an eye-makeup remover, a rich moisturizer, or even for psoriasis or eczema.
  • Less is always more! You will always look better with less makeup than more. Your natural beauty is your best asset! All you really need is concealer for blemishes, a great mascara, and some blush. Other additives can look great too, just don’t overdo it, and make sure you know how to wear it.
  • A little bit of red or orange in the center of your lips will make them look fuller.
  • Store your nail polish in the refrigerator. It will never separate this way! If it gets hardened at all, place the bottle in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes – it will come out smooth and fresh.
  • Pepto Bismal works great as a facial!
  • Know your best feature and play it up! If you have Angelina Jolie lips, wear lip gloss every day and lipstick often! If your eyes are sexy, master the smoky eye look for night and lighten it up to play to your natural beauty in the day.
  • For dark eye circles, rub a light concealer stick under your eyes – think raccoon – and blend with a darker colored concealer. Brush over with powder and add blush to your cheekbones. Raw potato slices placed on your under eye circles at night will help this too. Cucumber slices and wet tea bags are useful too.
  • For eyes that pop, line the bottom inside of your eyes with white eye-liner.
  • Red head? Rinse your hair with cranberry juice from time to time. It will brighten your color.
  • Have no makeup but need a quick fix? Flip your hair over and tousle it. Stay bent over for a few minutes – this will bring blood flow to your face. Pinch your cheeks to give a “blush” effect. Hold the top of your eye lashes against your eyelids to curl them – this will give your eyes an “opened” look. Apply chap stick or Vaseline to your lips, and go!
  • To perk up tired eyes, rub a dab of Aloe Vera gel to your lids and around the sides for a temporary firming look.
  • To keep flyaway brows in place, use a dab of conditioner or lip gloss and sleek over your entire brow.
  • Apply concealer to your eyelids before applying eye-shadow to prevent oily lids and that awful makeup crease.
  • Rub cinnamon tea on your face for a glowing complexion
  • Mix crushed garlic with oatmeal for a scrub that will help rid of whiteheads AND blackheads.
  • Avocado and honey is a great mix for a deep conditioning hair treatment.


Ladies!! What is the ONE beauty product you can not live without??

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    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thee beauty tips are so helpful. Really like knowing to either play up the lips or eyes, but not both. Voted up and sharing.

    • Ashley Gray profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashley Gray 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Oh my gosh avocado is the BEST for your hair!! And so resourceful when they're too ripe to eat! :) thanks for reading!!

    • Eaglekiwi profile image


      7 years ago from -Oceania

      Loved all the tips and advice Ashley!

      Almost threw out an avocado(was over ripe)then remembered ,hey maybe I can feed my hair ,lol

    • Ashley Gray profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashley Gray 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for reading!!

    • Ashley Gray profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashley Gray 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Thank you!!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Practical tips for ladies. Thanks for putting this together! Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination! To read and vote, this way:

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      7 years ago

      great hub

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      7 years ago

      I don't wear a lot of make-up except when my choir is on stage and I'm under the bright lights. There are days-most days-where the only make-up I wear is lipstick. Usually it's bright or deep red, although I have pinks for summer. The only time I wore concealer besides on stage is when I was in Greece and was outside all the time. It protected my skin from the sun.

      Congratulations on your hubnugget nomination

    • danielleantosz profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      Really good ideas! I love to use unexpected items as beauty items. (Mayonnaise is a great for your hair as a deep conditioner!) Thanks for sharing.


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