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17 Unusual Beauty Tips from the Pros

I’m a collector of tips. I want tips for cleaning my house, cooking dinner faster and getting my whites whiter in the wash. My favorite tips are beauty tips and I thought I had heard them all!

Recently I asked some of my favorite beauty experts for their most unusual tips. Some of them I had heard before, but most of them were new to even me! I’ve compiled my favoritesunusual beauty tips here. You’ll find tricks for your hair, skin and makeup! Which ones are new to you?

 

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    Just when you thought  you knew every beauty trick out there, we asked some of our favorite beauty professionals for their best tips! We asked for their most unusual tips and they gave us new uses for household items like Scotch Tape and Vaseline, their secrets for younger-looking eyes and even great techniques for getting instantly longer and more lush lashes! Did you know all of these tips?

  • Dryer Streets for Static Free Hair 2 of 18
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    "When you have static hair that is fresh, clean and bouncy, you don't want to add oil to calm it down because it will change the texture. Go into your laundry cabinet and pull out one of your 'Bounce' static-free sheets that we use for our clothes. Rub it on your hands, clothes and then in your hair and, voila, no static."
    - Hairstylist Nadine Branch, Owner of Nadine's World in Costa Mesa, California

     

    Try:
    Bounce Dryer Sheets $5.85

  • Vegetable Glycerine as Amazing Moisturizer 3 of 18
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    "Vegetable Glycerin is my absolute favorite leave in moisturizer for kinky curly hair, especially in low-humidity weather."
    - Hairstylist Kayla Michelle

     

    Try:
    NOW Foods Vegetable Glycerin $8.29

  • Makeup Your Eyes First 4 of 18
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    "One tip that not everyone realizes would save them time and product is if they did their eye makeup before they make up their face. I do eyes first then if there is any fall-out from eye shadow,  you can easily clean it up without messing up your concealer."
    - Makeup Artist Hope Henderson, creator of the Beauty Mark App

  • Fix Caked over Eye Shadow with Tape 5 of 18
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    "Ever had your eye shadow cake over, and the powder didn't come out of the container on to your brush like it used to? The reason is because your brush or applicator contained oil from the surface of your skin -- from the last time you applied your makeup -- and the brush transferred that oil to the surface of your shadow. OR perhaps you touched it to swatch it onto your hand or used your fingers to apply? Take a piece of scotch tape and lay the sticky side onto the top of your shadow. Push down firmly, and remove. The tape will only remove the oily layer of powder on top, and your eye shadow is back to like new!"
    - Makeup Artist Marci Star, Creator of StarLooks

  • Tone Down Bold Lips with Opposites 6 of 18
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    "When you have a lipstick color or a lip liner color that is too bright for some times, but you want to use it more often instead of letting it sit around until the next time you hit the town? Tone it down for daytime by using the trusty color wheel method of complimentary colors! Red liner or lipstick? - Use a green gloss! I know that sounds crazy, but it exists. It tones to a dark Nude. Orange Liner or Lipstick from Summer? Use a gloss with a lavender hue or a blue undertone. This will make your color a light mauve. Bright Pink Lipstick or Liner? Use an orange hued lipgloss! It will tone to a light Nude!"

    - Makeup Artist Marci Star, Creator of StarLooks

     

    Try:
    Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Minty Sheer, $3.99
    CoverGirl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lip Gloss in Lychee Splash, $4.74
    Stila Lip Glaze in Tangerine, $22

  • Twirl Your Mascara for More Lift 7 of 18
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    "I love to twirl my mascara wand at the tips of my lashes. It grabs my lashes which gives them a curl boost!"
    - Makeup Artist Jenine Pizza of Beauty Addicts

  • Condition Your Lashes with Oil 8 of 18
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    "I wear Argan oil on my eyelashes at night!"
    - Esthetician Kate Tart from derma e

     

    Try:
    derma e Hydrating Facial Treatment Oil
    $23.50

  • Use Blush for Bigger-Looking Eyes 9 of 18
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    "Apply a touch of blush to the crease of your eye to freshen up your look."
    - Makeup Artist Elaina Badro

     

    Try:
    CoverGirl Classic Color Blush in Natural Glow, $4.31

  • Use Tape to Apply Perfect Eye Shadow 10 of 18
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    "Use a piece of scotch tape as an eye shadow stencil! Tape can be used as a stencil to make a defined shadow shape or a blush/contour on the cheek, it's also a great stencil for applying winged-out eyeliner."
    - Makeup Artist Sheila Arkee, blogs at The Painted Ladies, and she is available as a makeup artist

     

    Image: The Painted Ladies

  • Apply Luxurious Cream Overnight 11 of 18
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    "One of my fave is using pearl cream which is both hydrating and brightening. Apply at night and when you wake up in the morning your skin feels like silk. I also like to make my own soothing cucumber and mint toner, I keep it the fridge so it's cooling and soothing at all times."
    - Esthetician Lily Castellanos, owner of Doll Face Skincare Studio

     

    Try:
    Wei East Ageless Pearl Cream $48

  • Microwave Hair Oil and Masques 12 of 18
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    "If I'm using an treatment oil or masque for my hair, I always warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave first, then I will do a double wrap to really "sweat and saturate" that product in. Once it's applied I will apply a clear shower cap and wrap a Satin Cap over top!"
    - Hairstylist, Makeup Artist and Skin Care Expert Regina Ventimiglia

     

    Image: jmv via Flickr

  • Use Hairspray and a Comb for to Fix Flyaways 13 of 18
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    "Hate those flyways on the top of your hair after a blowout? Spray some Elnett hairspray on a comb and comb the flyways into your hair and viola!"
    - Arturo Swayze from the Arturo Salon

     

    Try:
    L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray $14.99

  • Use Dry Shampoo for a Longer-Lasting Blow Out 14 of 18
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    "Want your blowout to last for days? Right after you style your hair, but before hairspray, spray a bit of aerosol dry shampoo at the roots. Your hair will stay full all weekend."
    - David Todd, David Frank Salon

     

    Try:
    René Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo $24

  • Use Translucent Powder for Volumized Lashes 15 of 18
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    This is a simple and cheap way to make your lashes look more lush. Use a touch of translucent powder to volumize your lashes. Just coat your lashes and then apply mascara as usual."
    - Makeup Artist Sheila Arkee, blogs at The Painted Ladies, and she is available as a makeup artist

     

    Image: The Painted Ladies

  • Tilt Your Head Back When Applying Eyeshadow for a Visible Crease 16 of 18
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    "When applying eye shadow, tilt your head back slightly while looking in the mirror, to avoid wrinkling your forehead. This will also make your crease more visible so you can easily apply your contour eye shadow shade."
    - Makeup Artist Kim Porter, you can also purchase her products at Kim Porter Cosmetics

  • Use Vaseline for Everything 17 of 18
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    "Vaseline can be used in so many ways for your face! It's not just for chapped lips, you can use it as a brow bone highlight, tame unruly brows, make lips appear fuller, add it to your favorite color to give your shadow a glossy texture. The possibilities are endless!"
    - Hairstylist, Makeup Artist and Skin Care Expert Regina Ventimiglia

     

    Try:
    Vaseline $4.49

  • Mix Eye Creams with Concealer 18 of 18
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    "I like rich eye creams. I apply them first to skin then mix a little on my brushes with concealer so it looks moister and less lined around eyes."
    - Makeup Artist Dimitri James, founder of Skinn by Dimitri James

     

    Try:
    Skinn Reorganize Night Eye Balm $18.50
    Skinn Plasma Concealer $21.50

 

Read more from Christine on Babble and her blog, 15 Minute Beauty. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

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