Blogger Beauty Secrets

Far be it for me to only write about my favorite beauty tips and secrets every week. Quelle horreur! No, I decided it’s high time to share the beauty wealth, so I rounded up some of the Internet’s loveliest bloggers and asked them:

What’s your #1 beauty tip?

Here are their fantastic replies – you might want to grab a pen and paper for this one!

  • Apply Vitamin E Capsules To Your Face 1 of 33
    Apply Vitamin E Capsules To Your Face
    "My favorite beauty tip is taking vitamin E capsules, poking a tiny hole, squeezing out the oil and applying it all over my clean face and neck before bed. It soaks in over night and leaves your skin bright, smooth and fresh each morning. Plus it helps combat pesky wrinkles. It's my little secret to looking young without spending hundreds on fancy moisturizers and expensive anti-aging creams." - Miss James, Bleubird
  • Enzo Milano Clipless Curling Iron 2 of 33
    Enzo Milano Clipless Curling Iron
    "My number one beauty tip would have to be taking the time create some soft, loose waves with my Enzo Milano Clipless Curling Iron is a good use of my rushed morning minutes. After it's curled, I spray my hair with a light-hold hairspray and it can last me through two (or, *cough* three) days. Having good-looking hair is the foundation for appearing put-together: all you need after your that is a bit of lipgloss and mascara and everyone will think you have your act together. Ha! Fooled them all!" - Amanda, Kicky Boots
  • Wear Sunscreen 3 of 33
    Wear Sunscreen
    "Whatever you do or don't do, WEAR SUNSCREEN. I have paper-thin pale-white Finnish skin, which would've been wrecked and wrinkled by age 40 had it not been for my dutiful use of sunscreen during my 30s. And the sooner you can start the better. (I still get told I look like someone in my 20s. TRUST ME ON THIS.)" - Tracey, Sweetney
  • Wash Your Hair At Night 4 of 33
    Wash Your Hair At Night
    "I have naturally curly hair that is thick and heavy, and the weight of it makes for looser curls after washing it. To combat this, I wash my hair before bed, wrap it in a towel until it's just damp, apply product, and crawl into bed. I wake up in the morning with the springing curls I'm known for." - Angella, Dutch Blitz
  • Curl Your Lashes 5 of 33
    Curl Your Lashes
    "Slightly-more-special-occasion beauty tip - I curl my eyelashes. You can get the curl to hold better by heating up the curler with a hair dryer first. I have really blonde, fine eyelashes, and curling them plus a touch of mascara makes a HUGE difference in the way my eyes pop." - Meagan, The Happiest Mom
  • Use Coconut Oil As Shaving Cream 6 of 33
    Use Coconut Oil As Shaving Cream
    "Coconut Oil! Not only do I use it in cooking, I use it as a beauty treatment. It's a great conditioner for your hair but it's an even better lubricant for shaving your legs. I'm not a person who likes to put lotion on my skin. I know, I know it's bad that I don't. Especially because I tend I have dry skin; I just can't be bothered. That's where coconut oil comes into the picture. I started shaving my legs with coconut oil and it's a game changer! I keep a jar in the shower, take about a tablespoon and rub it onto my wet legs and the warmth of my legs from the hot water sort of melts the coconut oil. Then I shave my legs with it. It's way better than shaving cream and it's natural! The trick is to rinse your blade after every few swipes. The shave is smooth, close AND I don't have to put lotion on my legs afterwards. They are so soft and they have a nice little sheen to them. I also use it as a scrub." - Tracy, Shutterbean
  • Smile, smile, smile 7 of 33
    Smile, smile, smile
    "I have two recommendations, and one generally leads to the second. The first is a daily gratitude practice: Make a mental note each night before you fall asleep about One Good Thing, no matter how simple or ordinary or trite, that happened to you during the day. And the second? A smile. Because everyone, no matter who you are, looks better with a smile. It's a scientific fact." - Karen, Chookooloonks
  • Work With What You Have 8 of 33
    Work With What You Have
    "1. Be natural. Sometimes what you don't like about yourself is actually your best asset. It makes you different. Find a way to play it up instead of hiding it. Linda Evangelista has massive jawbones. They work for her. I have big thighs and hips that hit both sides of the door when I walk through it but I can put on a sexy dress and nobody notices that my upper body is actually a whole size smaller than my lower half. I just have to work it. 2. Natural hair color is about a thousand times prettier than fake hair color that isn't maintained properly. If you can't keep up with the constant salon treatments then don't. Be yourself. Embrace your grays. 3. Smudge your eyeliner with your fingers. It gives you a smokey eye with about five less steps." - Brenda, Secret Agent Josephine
  • Invest In A Clarisonic 9 of 33
    Invest In A Clarisonic
    "I wish I had an awesome skin care secret, like a special cold cream recipe whipped up for mere pennies from ingredients you have on hand. But no. Mine is a splurge. Save your pennies and get thee a Clarisonic! I LOVE mine. I've been using it for years and it is the absolute best for keeping my face really, really clean. It stays charged for a month, so it's super easy to travel with (leave the cord at home). I use it in the shower and I don't even use a cleanser with it. Just straight up water and Clarisonic. Seriously. You need to get one." - Gabrielle, Design Mom
  • Know Your Skin 10 of 33
    Know Your Skin
    "Do what works for you and your body. Just because all of your friends are using Sea Breeze to clean their faces doesn't mean it's the right thing to use. That burning sensation is NOT GOOD FOR YOU." - Elisabeth, Little Miss Mel
  • Mix Foundation with Moisturizer 11 of 33
    Mix Foundation with Moisturizer
    "I always mix my foundation with either tinted moisturizer (gives a nice glow) or regular moisturizer. Also, both my foundation and moisturizer(s) have SPF 20 each so that's, like, the ultimate protection, right?" - Heather, Poliogue
  • Tint Your Brows and Lashes 12 of 33
    Tint Your Brows and Lashes
    "I have my eyebrows and eyelashes tinted every three weeks, and it is truly the Best Thing Ever. I'm able to skip makeup most days — I throw on a some tinted moisturizer and little lip balm (both with sunscreen!) and I'm ready to leave the house for the day. Perfect!" - Susan, The Working Closet
  • Find a Hairstyle You Can Maintain Easily 13 of 33
    Find a Hairstyle You Can Maintain Easily
    "Find a hairstyle you can maintain. If you don't have the time to flat iron or blowdry one-inch sections with a round brush every morning, or trim your bangs regularly, or refresh your color/highlights on schedule, don't go for a hairstyle that requires these things to look its best. If you [like to/need to] wear your hair in a ponytail every day, go for a ponytail-friendly cut. No shame!" - Leah, A Girl & A Boy
  • Try Mineral Makeup 14 of 33
    Try Mineral Makeup
    "MINERAL MAKEUP. If you, like me, stand paralyzed when faced with 30 shades of foundation in the drugstore or at your favorite beauty supply store, try mineral makeup. I've been using Bare Escentuals bareMinerals for years. I love it because it's eco-friendly, is light on application yet evens out skin tone beautifully and naturally (no dreaded mask-type effect), and is forgiving on application (if you, uh, miss a spot on days when you're rushing your makeup routine in the morning)." - Christine, Boston Mamas
  • Add Water, Clarisonic, and Sunscreen To Your Routine 15 of 33
    Add Water, Clarisonic, and Sunscreen To Your Routine
    "I sort of live by this trifecta of skin goodness: 1. A glass of cold water with the juice of a full lemon every morning, 2. Washing with my Clarisonic every night, and 3. Sunscreen" - Joslyn, Simple Lovely
  • Apply False Eyelashes 16 of 33
    Apply False Eyelashes
    "Become skilled at applying false eyelashes and you will look professionally alluring in every photograph for the rest of your life." - Helen Jane,
  • Nohona Coconut Oil 17 of 33
    Nohona Coconut Oil
    "Three words for fabulous summer skin: Nohona Coconut Oil. It makes that lizard skin of winter go away stat and can also be used as a makeup remover, cuticle oil, lip balm AND hair conditioner. It's seriously magic in a bottle with a light tropical scent to transport you to paradise while taking care of yourself." - Sarah, The Ohana Mama
  • Use Socks to Moisturize Your Feet 18 of 33
    Use Socks to Moisturize Your Feet
    "I've become quite skilled at giving myself "in home" pedicures. I don't always have the time or money to run to the salon. Somewhere along the way, I learned a fun trick. Cut the toes of an old pair of socks. After you have scrubbed and lotion(ed) up your tootsies, pop them into the socks. It will help hold the moisture in, while giving you free access to paint your toes. Soft feet, pretty toes. Perfection!" - Molly, A Few of My Favorite Things
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer 19 of 33
    Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
    "I have to say that I can't live without Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer. I use it on my violent purple undereye baggage and they turn me from zombie to mystifyingly acceptable. It's the only concealer I've ever found that is just the right consistency and texture to stay and hide the tired. It's also good for random post-pubescent zits and to help keep eye shadow on." - Kristin, Today's Parent
  • Use a Travel-sized Eyelash Curler 20 of 33
    Use a Travel-sized Eyelash Curler
    "I never put mascara on without it. I use a small, travel one, which is a little less scary and easier to use than the metal ones. It makes such a huge difference." - Kristen, Motherhood Uncensored
  • Change Up Your Part 21 of 33
    Change Up Your Part
    "For an instant hairstyle change (that does not involve drastic cuts & big bucks), simply change up your part- to a zig-zag, side, middle, or even diagonal parting. A personal favorite, the diagonal part, is created by starting above the arch of your brow and combing the part diagonally in the opposite direction. Extra volume, with very little effort." - Torrie, A Place to Share
  • Ban Greasy Hands 22 of 33
    Ban Greasy Hands
    "To avoid greasy hands when moisturizing, apply lotion on the top of your hand and rub the two tops of your hands together first, then rub in any excess lotion on your palms. In my experience, it's the tops of the hands that need hardcore moisturizing anyway, and I hate that feeling of having too much lotion on my palms." - Sarah, Home Sweet Sarah
  • Focus On Your Health 23 of 33
    Focus On Your Health
    "My beauty tip is to focus on strength and health. I've recently increased my workouts and added kickboxing. Instead of striving to be stick thin, I'm getting stronger and feeling empowered, which helps me see my own beauty. " - Danielle, Elleniad Spir
  • Multitask 24 of 33
    Being a busy mom, when getting my hair done, I will often bring stuff along to do my nails at the same time. Rare to get two hours to sit still! I'm also a big fan of sugaring for hair removal versus waxing. In my opinion, it lasts longer, regrowth is softer and causes less irritation. - Jennifer, Tiny Oranges
  • Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream 25 of 33
    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
    "Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream is my miracle product. I get chapped lips in winter and a nasty habit of chewing on my cuticles when I've got something on my mind leaves my hands looking less than groomed most of the time. But a slick of Eight Hour Cream massaged into my ratty cuticles, rough hands or chapped lips and left to work overnight does wonders every time. It heals little wounds and melts away dead or dry skin. The smell is intense and it's sticky as all get-out (I only use it at bedtime), but I'm never, ever without it." - Luisa, Wednesday Chef
  • Moisturize With Olive Oil 26 of 33
    Moisturize With Olive Oil
    "My #1 beauty tip is to moisturize! I wish I'd been doing this longer than I have, but you can even use olive oil to do it, nothing fancy. Makes all the difference in the world." - Allison, Petit Elefant
  • Yet Another Clarisonic Lover (And yes, I’m one too.) 27 of 33
    Yet Another Clarisonic Lover (And yes, I'm one too.)
    "Buy yourself a Clarisonic. Or convince someone to buy you a Clarisonic. I hemmed and hawed over the decision for years and regret I didn't commit to mine sooner. Big initial investment, such long term benefits, I swear. If I were Oprah you'd all get one. AND YOU GET PRETTY SKIN! AND YOU GET PRETTY SKIN! AND YOU GET PRETTY SKIN!" - Casey, Moosh in Indy
  • A Wide Toothed Comb and Navy Blue Eyeliner 28 of 33
    A Wide Toothed Comb and Navy Blue Eyeliner
    "I keep a wide toothed comb in the shower and comb tangles out while conditioner is on vs. after showering to reduce the wear and tear on my hair.

    I also use navy blue eyeliner on the corners of my mouth when wearing red lipstick — it helps accentuate fullness." - Lindsey, The Modchik
  • Benefit Benetint 29 of 33
    Benefit Benetint
    "I haven't been without Benetint in my makeup bag since 2002-ish. I call it "pretty juice" — it makes me feel like I am naturally flushed." - Erin, S Wonderland
  • Navy Blue Mascara 30 of 33
    Navy Blue Mascara
    "My favorite tip: Brown-eyed girls should go blue. Add a layer of blue mascara over your usual black for extra pop. It makes the whites of your eyes look whiter!" - Raluca, What Would Gwyneth Do
  • Apply Lip Balm Before Lipstick 31 of 33
    Apply Lip Balm Before Lipstick
    "I love this season's bold lipstick trend, but sometimes bolder shades leave my lips feeling dry. I always apply lip balm before applying lipstick. Not only does it act as a moisturizer but it also allows me to build the intensity of the color. Control issues? Uhh, well, maybe." - Rachel, Pencil Shavings
  • Moroccan Oil and Eye Cream 32 of 33
    Moroccan Oil and Eye Cream
    "I use a humectant leave-in conditioner and I swear by all products made by Moroccan Oil for my hair. The shine spray and the Moroccan oil treatment that keep my curly ends from drying up are sent from the gods and I have never used a better hair spray for my hair than their Luminous Hair Spray.

    As for skin, I have really good skin naturally, but there's something to be said for taking off my makeup as soon as I get home from work and not wearing any on the weekends. There's no point in that. But I swear by Dermalogica Clay Mask Cleanser and Daily Microfoliant for my morning and evening routine. But if you really wanted to know why I don't have lines around my eyes it's because I use their MultiVitamin Power Firm twice a day around my eyes. That stuff is the best huckleberry juice there is to moisturize and fight aging lines. I swear by it. Have you seen my eyes?" - Kelly, Mocha Momma
  • Retinol 33 of 33
    "Like many of you, I have a lively relationship with overpriced skin care products and want to understand the mystery behind the beautiful packaging and the "latest" miracle creams. For real and meaningful improvement in your skin, a clever girl would add a Retinoid (tretinoic acid) to your nightly routine. Use it on your face, neck, décolletage, and even the "face adjacent areas" — hands, elbows and knees to stay smooth and supple, this tried and true product is truly my favorite..." - Gretchen, A Clever Girl Would

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