We Tried Popular Pinterest Beauty Hacks And Here's What Actually Works

    *pats face with toilet seat cover*

    Hiiii, we're Farrah and Chrissy. We love browsing Pinterest for beauty hacks, but some of them make us go, "What da actual hell?"

    Basically, weird-ass stuff like this:

    So, we decided to debunk some of the most popular Pinterest beauty hacks because it's our gd life mission. OK, maybe it's not that dramatic, but we just really want to know what works and what doesn't. Here's how it went down.

    This ~free~ beauty hack says to use a toilet seat liner as a face-blotting sheet rather than purchasing a pack of oil sheets at the store, which typically run between $5 and $12. We're probably going to look super glam trying this out, so try not to be jealous.

    You'll need: a toilet seat liner.

    Basically, this trick works in the same way you'd use an oil-blotting sheet from the store. We tore a small chunk from the seat liner and began dabbing our face.

    The thin material of the toilet seat liner feels very similar to those oil blotting sheets you can buy. And strangely enough, it actually works just as well! It was able to pick up a lot of oil we had accumulated (ew lol) after a hot, humid walk outside.

    Here's all the oily goodness up close. YUM.

    Apparently, if you dump a crapload of loose powder on a mascara brush and put it on your lashes, they'll get thicker and longer. *prays this hack works*

    You'll need: mascara, a disposable mascara wand, and loose powder.

    After grabbing a free disposable wand from Sephora (WHERE WE BOUGHT A LOT OF OTHER THINGS TOO, CALM DOWN), we dipped it in a pile of loose powder like the instructions said.

    Then we put the powder on our lashes and followed it up with a coat of mascara. That's it! That's the entire freakin' hack, people.

    Anddd here's a creepily close photo to show how it turned out.

    If you're in a rush, this hack says you can draw a pound sign (aka hashtag) on the corner of your eye with eyeliner. Then you blend to create a quick smokey eye. Judging by the picture, this might be a hot mess.

    You'll need: eyeliner and a blending brush.

    After drawing on the ~super-glam~ pound sign, we got to work trying to blend it in.

    This definitely wasn't as quick as we thought. Also, it was tough as hell to blend this eyeliner. We were alternating between blending with the brush and our fingers at one point, and there was STILL residue of the "#" left over.

    Here's how these smokeshows turned out.

    Since Beautyblenders don't run cheap (they're about $20 a pop), you can apparently use a microfiber sock (which are about $5) to get the same incredible foundation-blending results.

    You'll need: a microfiber sock and your foundation.

    For this hack, we blended our go-to foundation and concealer on the left side of our face using a balled-up microfiber sock...

    ...and a Beautyblender on the right side to compare.

    Here's how this face-off (heh) turned out:

    This hack says you'll be able to apply eyeliner and curl your eyelashes at the same time. TBH, we're really hoping this works. Some mornings (we see you, Monday) we're so lazy when it comes to putting on makeup, so knocking two things out with one hack sounds pretty good to us.

    You'll need: an eyelash curler and an eyeliner pencil.

    The first step of this hack is lining the inside of your curler with pencil eyeliner.

    Then you use the curling wand like you normally would to curl 'n' line at the same time. But as you can clearly see, it definitely didn't work as well as we thought.

    Here were the (super-sad) results.

    According to the internet, you can erase all signs of under-eye circles with red lipstick, concealer, and some serious blending skills. LET'S DO THIS.

    You'll need: red lipstick and a blending brush.

    First, you're supposed to add a layer of foundation to your bare face. CHECK.

    Then, after choosing a lipstick that correlates with your skin tone, use a blending brush to apply it just under the eyes.

    Then you're supposed to take concealer and cover up the red area and blend until your skin disintegrates.

    This would have been the end result...

    ...but we refused to give up there, so we continued to add more concealer and blended until our Beautyblender starting screaming.

    After all that, this is how the hack turned out.

    Apparently, mixing lemon juice with vinegar will remove nail polish. It sounded so weird that we had to try it.

    You'll need: lemon juice and vinegar.

    The directions say to mix lemon juice and vinegar together, then soak it up with a cotton ball. The mixture on the cotton ball should be able to remove your polish.

    After rubbing for about thirty seconds, nothing was coming off. We figured the acidity would make the color slide off fairly easily, buuuuuuut that wasn't the case.

    We even soaked our thumb nail in the mixture for 30 seconds, then tried again. The result? Nada. Not even a little bit came off. This hack is some real BS.

    Here's how it turned out:

    Go forth and (hopefully) waste no makeup, bbs!