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

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
7 min
Rate These Beauty Hacks and We'll Guess Your Eye Color
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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!


What's your opinion on hiding some bobby pins inside the elastic at the base of your ponytail to prop it up?
That seems like a good idea.
Won't they poke your scalp?
I'm not 100% sure what you mean.
Doesn't everyone do that?

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Have you ever brushed a little Vaseline through your eyebrows to tame them when they get unruly?
They don't get unruly.
Eew, greasy eyebrows.
I have never done this but I might try!
That's not a bad idea!

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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?
I'm not sure this would do much good.
Won't it get super runny?
That could be very helpful.
This seems too obvious to me.

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Out of eyeliner? An eyeliner brush and some mascara will do the job in a pinch.
No, it won't.
I'll try that and see how it works.
Probably best to practice this one first before trying it in a pinch.
That could be helpful.

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Would you ever mix some eye shadow with some petroleum jelly to make your own custom lip color?
I'd give it a try. I like bold colors.
Would I? Maybe.
Not sure about this one.
You can do that?

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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?
But won't I smell like a salad?
It's worth a try.
Sure!
I bet that stings if it gets near your eye.

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If you have puffy eyes, you could apply a cool, green tea bag for about 5 minutes. Sound good?
I don't often have puffy eyes.
Plus I get to have some green tea? Nice.
This seems a little too rustic for me.
That does 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!).
No thanks.
Well, how warm is too warm here?
Seems like a lot of work.
Really? Worth a shot.

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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.
You have to be kidding with this.
Yeah, no.
I'd try that. It sounds quick and easy.
That's almost too obvious!

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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.
Sounds abrasive.
That could work, I guess.
No thanks.
Will it leave a sticky mess everywhere?

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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!
But...baby powder in my eyes!
You sure it won't look chunky?
I'm willing to test this theory.
I will give that a try!

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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.
I knew this already!
Huh. I'll try that.
I don't want it that intense, I don't think.
This could be helpful.

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If you just painted your nails and want them to dry faster, would you ever soak them in ice water?
That makes them dry? Interesting.
I don't need cold hands!
I'd try that.
I can wait it out.

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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.
I think there are better ways to cover a zit.
I could try that.
But it'll still be there looking huge?
Worth a shot

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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.
Won't you smell like candy, though?
I'd be willing to try this one out.
How plump are we talking?
Essential oils are kind of pricey though, is this a cheap hack?

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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.
I like getting them done professionally.
Is it that easy?
Sure, I'd try that.
That could be fun to try!

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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!
That's not a bad idea.
I'm usually pretty steady with nail polish.
I could see this being helpful.
But what if you smear the glue on the nail and make the reverse problem?

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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.
It's like the ultimate fake nail!
Won't it rub off easily, though?
I'm worried my nails would feel all thick and weird.
I'll try this one.

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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.
I don't think I'd use coconut oil for that.
I feel like that'd get my hair too greasy.
Good to know.
That could be helpful.

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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.
I don't have a lot of frizz!
This could help me out.
But it has no drying power!
I have tons of old shirts!

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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.
But I want to eat the avocado.
This is more than I can commit to.
Seems like a waste of good guacamole.
I'd consider it.

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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.
That's a good idea!
That seems easy, I'd try it.
But I'd still need a manicure, right?
Worth a shot!

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If you're looking for some blotting sheets without using actual blotting sheets, try a coffee filter!
But then I have to buy coffee filters.
No thanks.
Are they as good as the real thing?
I'll try it!

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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.
That can't look good.
I'd rather just take everything off.
Worth a shot if it looks OK.
I will do this!

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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?
I know I'd burn myself doing this.
I've tried that. It works!
I've heard that.
Of course!

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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!
But then my wet hair will be touching me!
I use a blow dryer. Problem solved!
Sure, I'll do that.
What about microfiber towels?

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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!
This seems dumb to me.
Who does this?
No thanks!
I mean...I guess I could try that.

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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.
I am not doing this.
This seems like a lot of work.
No thanks.
My nails would have to look really messed up to try this.

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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.
That sounds like a good idea.
I'd try that.
I dunno if I care that much.
I would give this a try on a night out or something like that.

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Need to shave but have no shaving cream? Conditioner does an amazing job.
Well, even soap works in a pinch, right?
I'll give it a try.
I do that.
Everyone knows this already!

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