In reality, there is no such thing as having a flawless face or body. If you have seen someone’s looks prove this wrong, it is probably with the help of some beauty hacks that they are doing so. Why just them? You can do it too. Worried that you might have to spend a fortune plus a lot of time on it? Just follow some of the DIY beauty hacks below that might come in handy if you are looking for speedy ways to look flawless, without having to spend many bucks on it.

NOT A FAN OF GLOSSY LIPSTICKS?

If yes, here is a speedy way to make them go matte. Just grab a tissue and deliberately place a fine piece of it on your lips. Grab your translucent powder. Now, pick a small make up brush and dip them into the translucent powder. Then, gently tap the powder on the tissue over your lips. By doing so, you are keeping yourself from over-applying the powder as the tissue stands as a filter. After even application of the powder all over your lip, take off the tissue and surprise yourself with the perfect matte finish of your lipstick. Not just that, your lipstick will now last longer too.

HOW ABOUT A HOME MADE BRONZER?

Don’t want to look too pale? Do yourself a favour by making a homemade bronzer with the most basic of kitchen ingredients:  1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of cocoa, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Just blend all the ingredients well and your instant bronzer is ready to make you look like a queen.

FANCY DOING NAIL ART?

Easy peasy. First, just paint your nails in a colour of your liking and wait for it to dry. Now, go grab a band aid from your first aid kit. Yes, you heard it right- a band aid. Carefully, place the sticky side of the band aid on your nails and paint over it in any colour that you believe will go with the base colour. Just remove the band aid and there you have it- a perfect polka dot nail art.

WANT TO GET THOSE MINNIE MOUSE LASHES?

No, not using false lashes. Just borrow a baby powder from the munchkin in your house and rub it across your lashes after you have applied a coat of mascara. Now, apply another fine coat of mascara on your lashes to make it stick on the top of the powder, making it look thicker and longer.

SMUDGED EYELINER IS SUCH A PAIN

Don’t you worry.  Just carefully heat the tip of your eyeliner pencil to make it work like a gel eyeliner. Go out and rock the world with your eyeliner on point all day long, without so much as a tinge of smudge.

-ABINAYA BALASARAVANAKUMAR