Rate These Beauty Hacks and We'll Guess Your Eye Color

BEAUTY & FASHION

Ian Fortey

6 Min Quiz

What's your opinion on hiding some bobby pins inside the elastic at the base of your ponytail to prop it up?

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Have you ever brushed a little Vaseline through your eyebrows to tame them when they get unruly?

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Would putting your dried-up tube of mascara in a mug of boiling water get it loose and ready to use again?

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Out of eyeliner? An eyeliner brush and some mascara will do the job in a pinch.

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Would you ever mix some eye shadow with some petroleum jelly to make your own custom lip color?

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Skin toners can cost a bit of cash after a while. Do you know what costs less and still does the job? 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts water! Would you try it?

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If you have puffy eyes, you could apply a cool, green tea bag for about 5 minutes. Sound good?

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Looking to add a little volume and curl to your lashes? You could warm up your curler with a hairdryer for a few seconds until it's warm (but not too hot!).

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Do you ever have issues with static in your hair? You can fix it the same way you fix it in your clothes! Run a dryer sheet over the problem spots.

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If you're looking for a good exfoliating scrub but don't want to pay that much, try two parts sugar to one part coconut oil.

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If your mascara isn't doing the job on its own, apply a coat, then dust your lashes with baby powder, then apply another layer of mascara. That should give you much fuller lashes!

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If you want more intense eye shadow, color your lid with white eyeliner first as a base, then apply the shadow.

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If you just painted your nails and want them to dry faster, would you ever soak them in ice water?

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Have a pimple you just can't seem to cover up? Try some eye drops to reduce the redness. The size won't change, but the redness will be subdued for a while.

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A quick and easy way for a lip plumping effect is to mix some essential oil into your lip gloss. You'll want to use peppermint or cinnamon.

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If you want that French manicure look in a pinch, a rubber band wrapped around your nail to set a guideline will do it.

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If you find that nail polish has a tendency to get a little messy, paint the finger around your nail with white school glue ahead of time. Then you can just peel off any mistakes you made!

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School glue can be super helpful with nails. If you want glitter polish without all the work of removing it afterward, use glue as a base coat then just peel the whole thing off when you're done.

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You can't go wrong with coconut oil in the house. It makes a good stand-in for conditioner in a pinch, and also a makeup remover.

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If frizzy hair is an issue after you shower, try patting your hair dry with an old T-shirt instead of a towel.

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If you're looking for smooth, moisturized skin, you could always try an avocado mask. Literally just mash an avocado and leave it on your face for 20 minutes, then rinse.

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If your cuticles are giving you trouble by drying out and cracking, some lip balm will soften and moisturize them pretty quickly.

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If you're looking for some blotting sheets without using actual blotting sheets, try a coffee filter!

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If your gel manicure is growing out, you can cover it up with some glitter nail polish if you want to make it last a few days longer.

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You know about the trick of softening your eye-liner by holding it over a lighter for a few seconds, right?

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If you're looking to dry your hair faster, wrapping it up in a towel is actually a bad idea. Want a faster dry? No towel at all, just let it air dry!

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Looking for a way to avoid mascara smudges? Hold a business card at the base of your lashes as a guide!

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When your nails aren't as shiny and bright as you want and you're in a hurry, give them a buff with some whitening toothpaste and a toothbrush.

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Want a fragrance to last longer? Put an unscented lotion on first. This will block your pores and the scent will break down more slowly.

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Need to shave but have no shaving cream? Conditioner does an amazing job.

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About This Quiz

Everyone can be beautiful naturally, but sometimes you just want to go that extra mile. The thing is, it's not always easy. You can spend a ton of time and even more money on tools, colors, powders, gels and 100 other things under the sun. You can focus on your hair, your eyes, your lips, your skin, and your nails.  

It's only reasonable that people have found some ways to cut corners and make things work a little faster, easier or cheaper to get the same effect. That's the key to a beauty hack - making something work just like the "real" thing, but easier on you and maybe a little more clever, too.

Not all beauty hacks are created equal, though. Some are going to blow your mind and others are going to make you facepalm. Some will change your life, some will make you wonder what's gone wrong in the world. But each hack has a use for someone at least, and if you let us know what you think of a few here, we bet we can learn some interesting things about you as a person. In fact, if you tell us what you think of these hacks, we can even guess what color your eyes are. Take the quiz and see!


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