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17 Beauty Hacks On Instagram That Are Borderline Genius

*pats face with sock*

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1. Use a sock instead of a Beautyblender to blend foundation.

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Roll a sock into a ball and pat the foundation to blend. (Also, make sure the sock is clean, u sickos.)


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2. Cover gray hairs with mascara instantly.

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Find a mascara that matches your hair color and lightly swipe over any grays if you're not feeling 'em.


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3. Rub garlic on your nails to make them stronger.

Instagram: @yasminamina87

Crush and peel a clove of garlic, rub it on your nails (avoid skin contact!), let sit for 20 minutes, and wipe off with a damp towel.

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4. Use Vaseline and a disposable mascara wand as a lip scrub.

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Dip mascara wand in Vaseline and scrub gently on lips to exfoliate.


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5. To make your fragrance last longer, spray it on right after you dry off from the shower.

Apparently the moisture on your skin will help lock in the scent. V cool.
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Apparently the moisture on your skin will help lock in the scent. V cool.

6. If you don't have a curling iron, you can use a wooden pencil and a straightener to create tight, wavy curls.

Via Instagram: @tani_garcha

Only use wooden pencils, though. Melted plastic in your hair probablyyyy won't be cute.


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7. Revitalize mascara by adding contact solution.

Make sure the mascara isn't more than six months old, though!
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Make sure the mascara isn't more than six months old, though!

8. If you run out of nail polish remover, mix together equal parts lemon juice and vinegar.

Dab some on a cotton ball, and you're good 2 go, bbs.
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Dab some on a cotton ball, and you're good 2 go, bbs.

9. Even out your hairline with eyeshadow and hairspray.

Via Instagram: @klumsyclosett

Find a matte eyeshadow in a shade that matches your hair color and blend that shit outtt.


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10. Apply Vaseline to your eyelashes to instantly make 'em thicker.

A little will go a long way.
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A little will go a long way.

11. Heat up an almost-empty bottle of concealer to make use of those last drops of makeup.

Via Instagram: @wheelsnoheels_

Fill a bowl of hot water and let your makeup sit in it for 60 seconds. You now have more concealer. Yaaass.

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12. Use hairspray and a wet cloth to get out lipstick stains.

Via Instagram: @klumsyclosett

Spray the area with hairspray, and let dry for 15 minutes. Then, take a wet cloth and rub until the stain comes out. MAGIC IS REAL.

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13. Run your wet nails under cold water to make them dry faster.

Run freshly painted nails under cold water or soak in an ice bath for about a minute until dry. HOT TIP: If you're gonna go the ice bath route, make sure you do that before you paint your nails. Watch the full Instagram video here.
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Run freshly painted nails under cold water or soak in an ice bath for about a minute until dry. HOT TIP: If you're gonna go the ice bath route, make sure you do that before you paint your nails.

Watch the full Instagram video here.

14. Store your Beautyblenders in Easter eggs.

If you lost your OG Beautyblender packaging, these lil' Easter egg holders will do the trick.
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If you lost your OG Beautyblender packaging, these lil' Easter egg holders will do the trick.

15. Use a toothbrush and hairspray to keep eyebrows in place.

Via Instagram: @s_hossine

But not, like, your actual toothbrush.


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16. Make a sheet mask out of rice paper.

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Cut rice paper into fourths, soak in hot water until gooey, and apply to your face.


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UPDATE

This post has been updated after commenters pointed out that mouthwash does not, in fact, get rid of bruises!

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