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15 clever beauty hacks, from the industry experts

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We all have our little tips and tricks when it comes to our beauty routine. But for those who experience beauty as part of their jobs every day, it’s fair to say that they’ve picked up a wide range of secrets along the way.

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Here are the beauty hacks from some of the biggest names in the industry:

1. ‘Freeze milk in an ice-cube tray; massage your face with the cubes, wrapped in muslin. They lift dead cells and boost circulation, giving an instant facelift.’ – Ole Henriksen, skincare expert

2. ‘Put stick sunscreen on brows to stop UV rays bleaching the hairs.’ – Vanita Parti, founder, Blink Brow Bars

3. ‘Want a few more wears out of your favourite near-empty lipgloss? Pop the tube in a glass of warm water for 10 minutes to melt the gloss from the sides.’ – Daniel Sandler, make-up artist

4. ‘Use mascara as eyeliner. Load the tip of an eyeliner brush and gently smudge it along the lash line.’ – Craig-Ryan French, creative director, Paul & Joe Beauté

5. ‘Stick to earth-toned eyeshadows for sensitive skin. They have less pigment, so won’t be as irritating as darker and metallic shades.’ – Dr Harold Lancer, dermatologist

6. ‘Spritz your favourite scent onto your ironing board – the iron’s heat releases the scent and locks it into your clothes.’ – Jo Malone, perfumer

7. ‘Lay a teabag on a piece of cucumber, leave it in the fridge so it soaks in, then put the cucumber over your eyes. You’ll get a de-puffing and soothing hit in one.’ – Nic Chapman, co-founder, Real Techniques

8. ‘Looking for the perfect pink lipstick? Match it to the colour of your gums.’ – Shehla Shaikh, make-up artist

9. ‘Apply one coat of self-tan, then use a hairdryer to set it. Once dry, you’ll see how even your coverage is and if you need a second coat.’ – James Read, tanning pro

10. ‘Line your lips from the corners of your mouth up towards the Cupid’s bow. This makes the mouth more rounded and lips look plumper.’ – Rebecca Restrepo, make-up artist

11. ‘Nail your hair-product rations by tying your hair into a ponytail. The circumference of the base is proportionate to how much product you should use.’ – Michael Lendon, creative director, Aveda UK

12. ‘Apply a stick foundation in stripes on your face. Mist with setting spray, then buff in for a base that lasts.’ – Sam Chapman, co-founder, Real Techniques

13. ‘Want to get rid of early-morning puffy eyes? Use hydrating eye drops before bed. Dehydrated eye glands accumulate fluid, causing puffiness.’ – Nichola Joss, facialist

14. ‘Add cream bronzer to the fleshy base of your thumb. Rub your thumbs together and press under your cheekbones to contour.’ – Alex Box, make-up artist

15. ‘Help hairpins and clips stay in short hair by spraying the inside of them with dry shampoo or texturising spray for added grip.’ – Laurence Close, hair stylist

From: Good Housekeeping UK

PHOTO: iStock/Deagreez


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