7 Strange Beauty Tips

on September 23, 2011

Old Becomes New

Layer your current lip shades to create pretty new options. Try combining brown and pink to get a rose shade or whatever you have on hand! This gives you extra mileage with your existing lipsticks, and mixing two lip colors also makes lips appear fuller. From Harshleen at beautytidbits.com


Powder Up

A light dusting of powder on your eyelashes before applying mascara makes eyelashes appear thicker. From Nancy Houlmont at beauty411.net


Check Your Oil

Olive oil is an amazing cure for all-things-dry! Once a week, apply olive oil to your face and let sit for 30 minutes. Then use a gentle sulfate-free face wash to rinse. If you have extra dry skin, you can also use olive oil instead of your night cream once a week for extra hydration and to keep your skin supple. From Harshleen at beautytidbits.com


Take Two of These ...

For oily, acne-prone skin, take two uncoated aspirin (it's important they are uncoated!), and either crush them up for more exfoliating action or add a couple of drops of water to dissolve them into a smoother texture. Next, add a binder: I like honey, but face wash will do in a pinch. Apply like you would a mask and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse your face or, if you want to exfoliate, gently rub in the mixture before rinsing. If you have combination skin like I do, you'll want to avoid any dry areas. From Lisamarie at Beautycrazed.ca


Chill Out

To prevent oxidation of your skincare serums, particularly those with vitamin C, in which oxidation renders the vitamin effect useless, keep them in their original boxes, and store them in the refrigerator. From Nancy Houlmont at beauty411.net


De-Puff Your Stuff

If you use a facial mask to hydrate or detoxify your skin, store it in the refrigerator (or place it in there several hours before use). The mask’s colder temperature will help alleviate under-eye puffiness and give you a more refreshed appearance. From Shannon at agirlsgottaspa.com


Two Become One

To help keep your blush where it belongs ... on your cheeks ... first apply a cream blush to your cheekbones to create a base. Blend it with your fingertips and then top it off with a powder blush. From Harshleen at beautytidbits.com