Instagram is no longer just a place where you can post photos of your lunch and secretly creep on your ex. It is slowly becoming a beauty hack haven. Beauty bloggers are sharing their best tips and tricks through hashtags like #beautyhacks and #makeuphacks. Since you probably don't have time to search through endless grams and regrams, I've compiled some of the best beauty hacks I've come across that will keep you #flawless. Think of this as the beauty manual you always wanted, just with way more Juno and Lark filters.
1. Prolong the life of your mascara
This hack might sound a little strange, but don't roll your eyes at it. Adding a few eye drops to your mascara will keep it from drying out, which means that you can have amazing lashes without buying a new mascara every few weeks.
2. Know your color wheel
A lipstick with a blue undertone can make all the difference when it comes to showing off your smile. Try MAC's classic red shade, Ruby Woo, for this hack.
3. Aloe vera is great for sensitive skin
Aloe vera is not just for soothing sunburns. This plant is also a natural moisturizer and perfect for people who are easily irritated by perfumes or dyes. Best of all, these plants usually sell for less than $10.
4. Clean your brushes the easy way
No one, I repeat NO ONE, likes cleaning their makeup brushes. Here's an easy fix to this dreaded chore: wrap a small hair donut around your finger, creating the perfect surface to scrub your brushes. You can also DIY your own version with a small sponge and a little bit of hot glue to hold the loop shape if you don't have a hair donut around. Check out #7 for another great tip on how to clean your brushes.