Whether you're a beauty newbie or you've been into all things makeup and hair for years, there's always something new you can learn. With that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite makeup artist- and beauty editor-approved tips and tricks. These beauty hacks will help you make your drugstore makeup look like it was done by a professional, get the most out of your favorite skincare products, and have your hair look salon-fresh every day.
1 Use Vaseline for a smudge-free manicure.
To keep your at-home manicure on your nails (and not the skin surrounding your nails), apply a little Vaseline around the boundary where your nails end and your skin begins. Wait for your manicure to dry, then wash your hands — any polish that's landed on top of the Vaseline will wash right off.
2 Apply dry shampoo before bed.
Dry shampoo is a last-minute life-saver when you have to be somewhere, but you don't have time to wash your hair. But you may actually get more out of your bottle of dry shampoo if you apply it before going to bed. "I like using it before bed," says Good Housekeeping's Beauty Director, April Franzino. "Hair will absorb it as you sleep and you'll look refreshed in the morning."
3 Tap — don't rub — perfume on your wrists.
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This simple tip will make your perfume last much longer: Don’t rub wrists together to apply perfume (it makes it wear off faster). Instead, press together.
4 Go easy on the concealer for a natural look.
Contrary to popular belief, loading up your under eyes with concealer won't erase those dark circles — in fact, using a ton of cover up looks really unnatural and can make you look older. Instead, use a thin layer of a sheer concealer that evens out your skin tone without covering up your complexion completely.