We love at-home beauty hacks and DIY beauty solutions. We’ve tried hundreds over the years, and while some have flopped, there are a few we still use regularly. Here are 9 of our top DIY beauty tips for redheads in the makeup, skin, and hair categories:
1. Get better foundation application by dermaplaning your skin
We use all sorts of products and primers to help our foundation look better, but dermaplaning with a facial razor is one simple at-home step you can take to improve the look of your foundation while smoothing your skin.
Dermaplaning involves exfoliating the skin and removing fine facial hair, providing a smoother canvas for makeup application. This can benefit redheads by creating an even surface, helping makeup adhere better and appear more flawless.
2. Use your lipstick on your cheeks
Lipstick is such a versatile makeup product, and you can get a gorgeous rosy glow while also pulling your entire makeup look together by using your lipstick as a cheek tint. The new Finally Bold® lipsticks are perfect for this!
Finally — H2BAR lipsticks are here in 3 classic shades. The semi-matte, redhead-approved creamy formula glides on with a lightweight, non-sticky sheen; and the clean formula features shea butter to provide hydration while providing sheer-to-medium coverage. Choose your shade, rock it with your red hair and get ready to feel bold. You’re unique, your lipstick should be too.
3. Get enough sleep and use a silk pillowcase
Want to improve your hair, skin, and body without doing anything? Get good rest, and use a silk pillowcase while you sleep to prevent frizz and breakage. That’s right you can literally look better just from sleeping. Silk pillowcases can benefit your hair and skin by reducing friction, which may minimize hair breakage and prevent sleep creases on the skin. The smooth surface of silk also helps maintain the natural moisture of your skin and hair, contributing to a more comfortable and potentially better-rested sleep.
4. Heat your lash curler with a blow dryer to get lifted lashes in seconds.
Just like you would use a heated curling iron, using a little heat on your lashes will add more lift and help your curled lashes to hold better than going in with a cold curling tool. While heating a lash curler with a blow dryer is a common tip to enhance lash curl, it’s crucial to be cautious. Excessive heat can damage lashes or even burn the delicate skin around your eyes. If you choose to try this method, make sure the curler isn’t too hot before using it near your eyes to achieve a lifted lash look.
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5. Ice baths for your skin
You don’t need a fancy ice roller to reap the benefits. You can use common household ice to create an ice bath for your face. This will help with redness, irritation, puffiness, and more! You don’t have to invest in a specialized ice roller to experience the advantages; a simple and cost-effective alternative is readily available in your household – ice. By preparing an ice bath for your face, you can effectively address various skincare concerns such as redness, irritation, and puffiness. The cold temperature helps constrict blood vessels, reducing inflammation and promoting a soothing effect on the skin. This DIY approach is not only accessible but also versatile in its ability to enhance your skincare routine without the need for expensive tools.
6. Do your makeup in natural lighting.
You can elevate your entire makeup game just by switching locations. Opt for a naturally lit space in your home to do your makeup. Interior lighting is often harsh and unflattering and can change how your makeup looks. Apply your products in natural sunlight to ensure you’ve got a good color match and have blended well!
Transforming your makeup routine doesn’t necessarily require new products; sometimes, a change in environment makes all the difference. Choosing a naturally lit area within your home can elevate your entire makeup game. Unlike harsh and unflattering interior lighting, natural sunlight provides a more accurate representation of colors. By applying your makeup in this setting, you ensure a better color match and the ability to blend products seamlessly. This shift to a well-lit space enhances your makeup application, allowing you to achieve a more polished and natural look.
7. Use hair oil regularly.
For a nourishing touch to your hair, consider applying a lightweight hair oil to the tips of your strands. This not only keeps them well-hydrated but also imparts a sleek and polished appearance, which is particularly beneficial for managing split ends. Incorporating this step into your routine after styling or before bedtime allows the oil to work its magic, providing extra moisture to the often drier ends of your hair. The result is a smoother finish and a healthier overall look, enhancing the manageability and vitality of your hair.
8. Vaseline for makeup remover.
There are a million and one uses for Vaseline, but one that we love is using it as a makeup remover. It’s non-pore clogging and will leave your skin hydrated and happy, unlike some other makeup removers. Vaseline, with its myriad applications, stands out as an excellent option for makeup removal. One particularly favored use is its effectiveness in gently and efficiently taking off makeup. Unlike certain makeup removers that might be harsh or potentially pore-clogging, Vaseline offers a non-comedogenic solution. Its ability to dissolve makeup while leaving the skin hydrated and content makes it a preferable choice. By opting for Vaseline, you not only ensure the removal of makeup but also contribute to maintaining skin moisture, providing a gentle and nourishing alternative to some conventional makeup removers.
9. Applying castor oil to your lashes.
Applying castor oil to your lash line can help your lashes to grow longer and fuller. Use a Q-tip to apply the oil to the lash line each night before bed and enjoy your gorgeous new lashes.
Harnessing the potential of castor oil can be a game-changer in achieving longer and fuller lashes. By delicately applying castor oil to your lash line using a Q-tip, you create a nightly ritual that promotes lash growth. The nourishing properties of castor oil stimulate hair follicles, contributing to the enhancement of lash length and thickness. Consistent application before bedtime allows the oil to work its magic overnight, and over time, you can revel in the results of naturally gorgeous lashes. This simple yet effective practice offers a natural and accessible way to accentuate the beauty of your eyes.
Rock it like a Redhead!