Ten Crazy Beauty Tips That Work

By Aniela / February 4, 2008



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There are thousands of crazy beauty tips out there that claim to work on whatever problem you have. Problem is, they don't always work successfully and you just end up wasting your time and money. Here, I've compiled a list of crazy beauty tips that actually work. How do I know they work? Well, I've tried them! So here are ten crazy beauty tips that work!

#1. Powder Your Roots

translucent powder

If your hairline starts to look greasy, dig up a big, fluffy makeup brush, and dip it into a pot of loose powder. Tap it once on the back of your hand to remove excess, then dust it over your roots. It mops up oil and blends into your strands, so no one will know you didn't shower!

#2. Spot-Treat Smudges


Dip a cotton swab into eye-makeup remover, and trace it along your lids to erase any slipups or goofs when there's no time to redo your whole look!

#3. Fix a Flushed Face


If you turn red and stay that way after exercising, take an antihistamine like Benadryl when you leave the gym to reduce redness. Works like a charm!

#4. Use Makeup Remover on Stubborn Lipstick

lipstick application

Don't try to rub off red lipstick (which makes it smear across your mouth-not hot!). Instead, take a cotton ball or tissue, dip it in makeup remover, and just dab to erase the dark stain fast!

#5. Tame Your Eyebrows with Eye Cream


Pat any kind of rich eye cream over brows to help keep them hydrated and banish those icky white specks that look like dandruff.

#6. Brush on Hair Spray


For the final step of your blow-dry, spray hair spray onto your brush, and run it through your strands from roots to tips. This way, your do isn't so plastered and stiff but still holds volume and shine!

#7. Cure a Cold Sore With Cream

sour cream

When a cold sore is coming on, dab a bit of thick moisturizer, like Aquaphor, over it to prevent it from getting worse.

#8. Use Toothpaste on a Zit

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Use just a pea-size amount. Let it sit for about 15 minutes to absorb the oil so the pimple won't get more clogged, then wash it off!

#9. Use Soap Without Water

strawberry soap

You know those fancy bars that are actually too pretty to use? Toss them in your underwear or tee-shirt drawers to make your skin smell extra delicious!

#10. Press a Tea Bag on Splotches

earl grey tea to boost brunette hair

If your skin is sensitive or just looking irritated and puffy for whatever reason, steep a bag of green tea for a minute or two, let it cool down, and bad it over your face. The antioxidants in the tea take down inflammation.

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Divine Photo Gifts
16 years ago

Very nice website. I wish you all the best! Take Care

16 years ago

Love these tips. My fave is powdering roots. What a great idea. My roots start showing 2 or 3 weeks after I color my hair, and this is the perfect way to be able to put off touching up. Thanks!

16 years ago

The powder-your-roots thing is actually for when you must go another day without showering, not for hiding root color! It absorbs the oil and makes your hair appear bit cleaner.

16 years ago

I’ve been using the powder-your-root tricks for years, lol.

16 years ago

can’t wait to try these tips! thanx!!

Izabael DaJinn
16 years ago

It is truly a crazy list. If I hadn’t had used some of the things on this list, I’d be skeptical of a lot of them! But the ones I’ve tried have worked.

I don’t really get the powder your roots one. When would it be important enough for me to hide my roots, but not important enough to shower first? =/

16 years ago

awesome tips thanks i will try a couple new things like my bangs get oily the very same day so i will try the powder your roots thing fo sho! p.s. i don’t know why that’s confusing people lol

16 years ago

i think the powder-your-roots thing is more for when you arent able to get a shower. like if your away from home and a shower just isnt in your immediate future. it doesnt hide your roots at all, the powder just absorbs the excess oil in your hair so you dont look skanky for the day.

16 years ago

Umm, I wouldn’t take Benadryl just bc your face is red. It is a drug. Just not good to take unless you really need it.

16 years ago

Did you know that adding garlic to your diet will send a cold sore away….FAST!

16 years ago

Agreed on the Benadryl thing… you shouldn’t take it just because of a red face.

16 years ago

Thanks for all these tips Im defintly going to give them a try!

16 years ago

I love the soap without water idea!

juS smyle
16 years ago

Wow! loven the tips~ i need to try these tips! i wish i been on this site earlier because this monday my hair felt all yucky!

jessica bergen
15 years ago

well all im lookin for is how to clear zits, like acnie stuff, but all is says isto put toothpaste on it. does it really get rid of zits? oh and do oyu do it everynight? or just once?!!!:P

15 years ago

thankss I think im going to try the soap one it smells like a good idea 😀

Ohh can make tips on getting rid of dark circles under your eyes without using money or surgery or dermatoligists? Please.

15 years ago

omg are u guys kidding? benadryl is a CREAM for rashes and bug bites. you people make it sound like its crack or heroin. chiillll

15 years ago

Hey, I knew the toothpaste all this time, but I found out I was using it wrong! >.

15 years ago

Wouldn’t the whole soap without water in fact make your clothes all greasy feeling?

iain mckellar
15 years ago

bathing in freshly cut seaweed is pure natural organic skin & hair care

15 years ago

The toothpaste trick… I say leave it on for just the 15 minutes.

I tries this once and i had an above average break out when i used it. I made the mistake of leaving it on overnight. Instead of getting rid of the pimples it left extremely noticeable red blotches all over my face that didn’t go away for about a week.

15 years ago

the tips are great but i hate applying things that have horrible ingredients for you. Like sodium laureth sulfate, that stuff is in shampoo’s, toothpaste, and most cosmetics and pretty much anything that you can’t pronounce on the ingredient isn’t good for you. Trust me when I say your hair will look way better when you don’t shampoo everyday and use stuff like olive oil(on another page for directions)

15 years ago

“Wouldn’t the whole soap without water in fact make your clothes all greasy feeling?”

mabye you could try putting the soap in one of those little chewl (see thru) gift bags, or a fine fabric tied with ribbon, to stop any soap getting on your clothes.

15 years ago

I just wanted to say that I actually have used powder to cover my roots. I was very light blond, with darker blond roots. I found an eyeshadow that was a matching blond, and used a puff with that. It was sweet. My other crazy tip, if your getting all dolled up, and wearing a dress, mix a bit of foundation with some lotion, and put it all over your legs and ankles and feet, coveres small veins, pores, scars. Makes you look perfect, without panty hoes. Good for strappy shoes. 😛

15 years ago

I just wanted to say about malissa’s comment, you can hide dark circles by using the oposite color. Usually your undereye is a purple bluish gray tint, the oposite colour, yellowy orange. They make products for this perpose, a green one for red spots, and a yellowish one for undereyes.

15 years ago

really tothpaste I will have to try it(: but why use the benadryl when ever I get real red it’s after I work out and I take a shower after that because you sweat : /

15 years ago

Omg ! I cant wait to try all of these great products!
But i have a question !! I have a small Z.I.T right below my eye, and no matter what products i put on it, no matter what i do to try to make it go away, It WONT WORK ! I never get results from anything !! Iv’e even tried proactive, the wave, noxema, and that apricote scrub ! Someone please help me ! I AM DEALING WITH A MIDLIFE CRISIS!!!!!

15 years ago

bubblyboo2334, the benadryl that she is referring to is NOT a cream. it’s the medicine taken to treat allergic reactions (hence the antihistamine mention).
so, yeah, i WOULD agree with everyone else… don’t just take this because you have a red face! :/

oh and about the powder-on-roots. what about those of us that have dark hair? what kind/colour of powder do you recommend?

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14 years ago

YAA Adding this to my bookmarks. Thank You

13 years ago

i think all these ideas are realy good i knew about the tooth paste but none of the others. it is also realy usefull for my beauty blog!!!!1

12 years ago

You really want to leave the toothpaste on all night so when you wake up its completely gone. Although, you should use white toothpaste because the blue or red kind has dyes in them which irritate certain skin types, such as dry ones.