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17 Beauty Hacks You Should Try In 2016

Switch it up a little.

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1. Attempt a new make-up look.


Switch shit up a little. Do something new with your hair and makeup. Try a new lip colour, change your parting, use a different eye shadow.

Here's some inspiration for you. Number 11 is a work of art.

2. Perfect the winged liner.

Instagram: @pinkmeup

The hours you've spent watching Youtube tutorials will finally be worth it.

This tutorial is a godsend. It's clear, easy to follow, and the result looks amazing.

3. Wash make-up brushes every week.

Instagram: @literallyjustmakeup

OK once every two weeks...because, bacteria, oil, dirt, and old make-up. YUCK.

These tips will help you keep everything in your make-up bag fresh AF.

4. Use SPF daily, without fail.

Instagram: @drwademerchant

Use SPF Come rain or shine! It prevents premature ageing, discolouration, and uneven skin tone, and it protects against skin cancer.

And just in case you forget, and things get really bad, here's how you deal with sunburn.

5. Make a reasonable attempt to fix badly chipped nails.

I don't trust any girl with nails like this

Even if it means painting over them. Just think of the satisfaction of looking at freshly painted nails.

6. Throw out old products.

And maybe get yourself a new make-up bag while you're at it. This denim one is a cute option.
Jenny Chang / Via Buzzfeed

And maybe get yourself a new make-up bag while you're at it. This denim one is a cute option.

7. Learn how to fill in your brows.

Instagram: @brow_goals

Because eyebrows speak louder than words.

This tutorial is detailed and so freaking easy.

8. Look after your hands.

Instagram: @luxury___2016

Add hand care to your daily routine; the hands are constantly exposed, so a little TLC wouldn’t go amiss. Moisturise them regularly, push back your cuticles, use cuticle oil, paint your nails.

The Body Shop Mango Hand Cream never fails, and it smells amazing.

9. Try a Youtube tutorial.

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Don't just sit back and watch the tutorials, actually do them. Find a look you love, and follow the instructions. If it looks bad, just wipe it off and stick to what you know.

10. Clean hair brushes at least once a month. / Via

Hair brushes are covered in hair, oil, and product build-up – the perfect home for bacteria.

Here's a useful tutorial to show you how it's done.

11. Deep condition your hair weekly. / Via

Because we dye our hair, use too many products, use hair dryers and straighteners, and it needs a break.

Here's some more useful hair tips from people in the know.

12. Invest in a must-have beauty product. / Via

Yes, 80 quid is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on face cream. But if said face cream works magic on your skin, it's probably worth the investment.

Here are some products, loved by beauty bloggers, that are worth the investment.

13. Master the "no make-up" make-up look.

Instagram: @sonjdradeluxe

It's like you woke up with a dewy complexion, long lashes, and rosy lips.

And this video shows you how it's done, using make-up you can get from your local Boots. Easy and cheap. YES PLEASE!

14. Wipe your phone with rubbing alcohol regularly. / Via

Because it's filled with bacteria and other nastiness that is probably affecting your skin.

And here's a few more filthy things you should probably think about cleaning.

15. Find your signature beauty look. / Via

We're all for trying out new looks and experimenting with make-up, but on a day-to-day basis, it's good to have default make-up that works every time.

Best way to work out your signature look is to have a scroll through your feed of endless selfies, and decide what worked and didn't.

16. Get regular facials. / Via

Like, every three months...because TREAT YO SELF.

And if you can't splurge on a salon facial, the Origins Drink Me Up Ten Minute Mask, works wonders. Seriously it's like magic.

17. Tell yourself you're beautiful. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY