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15 Of The Best Beauty Hacks People Learned From Their Moms

Moms always give the best advice.

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to share their mom's best beauty hacks and you gotta check out their great advice!


1. Draw dashes first when applying eyeliner for a smooth look.


"My mom taught me that if you want neat eyeliner, draw dashes and connect them."


2. Use hairspray to keep your eyebrows in place.


"My mom taught me to spray a little bit of hair spray on your fingers and then put them on your eyebrows to keep them in place. All these years later and I've never wasted money on brow gel because of this fail-proof dupe."


3. Use the cool setting on your blow dryer to dry your lashes after applying mascara to keep it from smearing.


"My mom taught me to blow dry my lashes on the cool setting after using mascara. It lifts the lashes while drying them quickly to avoid smudges."


4. You can also use a blow dryer to heat up your lash curler for a longer lasting lash curl.


"Use a hairdryer to heat up an eyelash curler before curling your lashes. It helps your eyelashes hold the shape longer than just pinching your lashes in that metal contraption of death.”


5. Use baby oil, Vaseline, or cooking oil to remove eye makeup.

“If you have eyeliner and mascara on your eyes — but don’t have makeup remover — you can rub baby oil, Vaseline, or any type of cooking oil on your eye and it will remove everything.”


6. Make your hair into two buns to create beach waves.


"My mom told me a quick and easy way to get beach wavy hair is to lightly dry both sides of your hair, comb it and part it down the middle. Put each side into a bun, then blow dry or wait until your hair dries naturally. This will give your hair waves that last for hours!"

– Hayden Thomas Veach, Facebook

7. Make your legs glow by putting on oil instead of lotion.


“You should always use oil on your legs after a shower — especially after shaving your legs. My mom is 60, and she always puts lotion or oil all over her body even if the weather is too hot. Her skin is still glowing, and her legs looks so good that you can’t even tell she doesn’t shave them.”


8. Always use liquid liner before applying fake eyelashes.


"If you use false eyelashes, use liquid (must be liquid) eyeliner on your lashline first. The glue sticks to the liner, and when you peel off your lashes, you won't take a layer of eyelid skin with it. My mom was a nightclub singer in the 60s and 70s, and she wore false eyelashes for her work seven nights a week."

– Robyn Coburn, Facebook

9. Use egg and avocado to give your hair moisture, and lemon juice if you want to lighten it.


"My mom said washing your hair with egg and avocado gives it moisture and shine. You can also use lemon juice to lighten your hair."


10. Apply black and brown eyeshadow with a Q-tip to make eyeliner when you run out.

"Always have a black and brown eye shadow. If your eyeliner breaks, get a Q-tip wet and use the eye shadow as eye liner... it will get you going till you can buy more."


11. Always use your ring finger when applying makeup around your eyes.


"I was told when using concealer (or any makeup) that it should be blended around my eyes with my ring finger. The ring finger has the least amount of pressure compared to other stronger fingers."


12. For glowing skin, use egg whites as a face mask.


"My mom taught me to use egg whites for a face mask. You separate the egg, smear the egg whites on your face and then let them dry completely before washing off. It always left my face feeling super clean and glowing."


13. Wash and moisturize your face before bed.


"Wash and moisturize your face every night before bed. No matter what. My mom is 60 now and people always think she’s in her 40s. I listened to her, and now that I’m almost 30, I’m so grateful."


14. Always use blush.

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"Blush is the most important way to not look dead."


15. And, lastly, of course, WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN!

"Wear sunscreen! My mom has worn an SPF moisturizer every day since she was 12 and she has such beautiful skin."

– Laura Bingham, Facebook

Thanks, mom. What would we do without you.

Some submissions have been edited for length and clarity.