10 Beauty Hacks For The New Year

It can be hard to manage your busy work schedule, after school practices, and making dinner on time every night all while trying to keep up with your personal care. But looking good and feeling good are two things that we all definitely have to bring into the New Year. Luckily, there are some beauty basics that make it simple to look your best…and none require that much effort. Now is the time to put yourself first with these 10 beauty hacks for the New Year!

Cheek Stains

Being on the go can sometimes get in the way of your makeup routine. One of the fastest and most efficient ways of making it seem like you had a bit of free time in the morning is by using a cheek stain. Cheek stains are perfect for getting that glow you need in the mornings. Simply apply the product on your fingers, smile, and dab right on the apples of your cheeks.

White Eyeliner 

White eyeliner might be something that we used to steer away from. However, if you’re trying to enhance that sparkle in your eyes try using white eyeliner in the inner corners of your eyes. This will make your eyes look as if you actually did get a solid eight hours of sleep. White eyeliner can also be used as a way to help make the pigments in your eyeshadow brighter and more vibrant. If you have an eyeshadow that might have been sitting in your makeup drawer for too long, just apply white eyeliner to your lids before applying the eyeshadow to enhance the color. 

Cat Eye Look

If you’re looking to amp up your eyeshadow looks for a special event or even just for date night, try using scotch tape to create an easy cut crease. Apply the tape diagonally from the outer corner of your eye to the tail end of your brow bone. Complete your eye look as usual and when the look is complete remove the tape and you’ll have a sharp cat-eye look that will definitely make heads turn!

Beach Waves

We all know and love beachy wavy hair, but sometimes there’s just not enough time to whip out the curling wand. A great beauty hack for getting beachy waves in seconds is by using a sea salt spray. A few sprays on the middle and ends of your hair while running your fingers through should do the trick. You’ll be leaving the house looking like you just came back from the salon! 

Vitamin C

Beauty hacks for the new year should also definitely include some skincare tips. Adding Vitamin C to your daily skincare routine can help with hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Vitamin C will also help to enhance the overall glow in your face. Who wouldn’t want to be glowing all year long!

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is like the holy grail product for beauty hacks. It can be used all over your skin and has multiple benefits for repairing and restoring damaged, cracked, or dry skin. Containing vitamin E and essential oils, it can be used as a  facial cleanser, moisturizer, and even shaving cream. It is cheap and easy to use so why not grab it the next time you’re in the supermarket!


Taking vitamins and supplements that help your body be the best it can be is something that we should all start doing in 2020. One supplement that can be very beneficial is Biotin. Biotin is lucky found in a lot of various types of foods so we tend to always have it in our system. Using Taking biotin pills as a supplement, however, can help to increase hair and nail growth and can enhance your skins natural glow. 

Brightening your Dark Circles 

If you’re trying to brighten up the dark circles underneath your eyes, this next hack is for you! Dark circles can appear due do lack of sleep, stress, and they can even be hereditary.  By using a concealer that is lighter than your foundation, you can create the effect of light and youthful under-eye area. Apply your concealer in a triangle underneath your eyes and blend with a damp sponge or brush for the most effective results. 

Clean Makeup Brushes 

Makeup brushes are definitely a staple in your everyday makeup routine. It is just as important to make sure to wash your brushes regularly. When makeup brushes aren’t clean they not only have residue of old makeup but also can cause your skin to regularly break out. Depending on the use of your brushes, using baby shampoo as a gentle cleanser will help to eliminate these issues and also restore your brushes to their original form. 

Nail Care 

Whenever we think of beauty hacks sometimes we forget about our nails! If your nails constantly break, it might be due to the fact that they need a little TLC. Using a moisturizer right before bed on your nails and cuticles is a great way to keep them from becoming brittle and breaking. Protecting your nails and cuticles can also help to enhance nail growth. 

Skip the Shampoo

If you’re in a rush, like most of us are, skipping the shampoo and going straight for conditioner can be one way to cut down your shower time. The process of using a conditioner to wash your hair is called co-washing. Co-washing can also be useful if you are trying to eliminate some of the harsh chemicals that are in shampoo. 

These 10 beauty hacks for the New Year will make 2020 easy, breezy, and beautiful.

–Natalie Bennett

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