#9 Makeup Storage
Seeing all your cosmetics at a glance is not only a time saver, but it means you're less likely to run out of anything.
A rotating cosmetics organiser is the perfect makeup hack with room for nail polish and bobby pins at the top and bigger items like cleanser, makeup remover wipes and hairspray at the bottom.
#8 Baby Powder
Baby powder is a three-times beauty hack. Use it like a dry shampoo by brushing a small amount through your parting – then brush it out.
Or, use it to lighten mineral powder that's too dark for your complexion. Just add some baby powder to the lid of your loose powder, blend and use.
Thirdly, if you want to set your mascara and avoid it running in the heat, brush a light dusting on lashes with an old mascara wand and voila your mazzy will stay put!
#7 Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a serious natural beauty hack that's cost effective and works in many ways.
If you're not already using coconut oil as a body moisturiser then start today. Use it on damp skin immediately after a bath or shower and allow it to absorb before getting dressed.
It's also great for taking off mascara. Simply wet your face with warm water, warm a pea sized amount of coconut oil in your hand, gently rub over your face and eyes and remove with a warm, damp face cloth. Your skin will be cleansed and hydrated!
Other oils that work just as well are sesame oil (not the toasted oil that you cook with), sweet almond or jojoba oil.
Fabiola Gomez, founder of Luxit.com.au says. "I prefer to use natural oils when I can - something like sweet almond oil (which you can buy from almost any health food store) can be used as hair mask or just added onto the ends to combat frizz or dry tips.”
#6 Makeup That Lasts All Day
Theatre Makeup Artist Michelle Aguillon shares one of her best beauty life hacks to make your base last all day. How? "Use a damp foundation sponge and loose translucent powder."
"You need to apply a small amount all over your face after applying foundation and concentrate more on your t-zone area. This should help show a flawless skin and make your foundation last longer."
#5 Get Rid of Dark Circles
Neha Hobson, founder of beautybyneha.com says a peach based concealer is ideal for minimising dark circles because peach neutralises grey and ashy tones in the skin.
"Apply it on the dark circles with a small, flat, synthetic brush and pat in with your fingers for warmth," says Neha. "I personally love the Bare Minerals serum concealers for under the eyes as they are dewy and give a freshness and radiance to the area."
"This area is often dehydrated as there is no source of hydration under the eyes."
Try Urban Decay Stay Naked Correcting Concealer (RRP $44) available at Mecca.
#4 Multitask Your Bronzer
"Using bronzer as eyeshadow, solves two things at once," says Nikki from bellabox.com.au "Apply with a cheek/powder brush on the face and with a smaller brush on the eyes (or simply pat on with your fingers!)"
"The same goes for highlighter which you can add to your eyes or cheeks for a hint of shimmer."
#3 Beauty Balm
#2 Shampoo and Treatment In One
There's nothing new about 2-in1 shampoo and conditioners, but if your hair is curly or gets dry over summer and you want a deep cleanse that also softens your strands to salon level, Kevin Murphy Re:Store (RRP $54.95) will transform drier-than-dry hair after a single treatment.
Perfect for taking on holiday, you can use it as a shampoo - wash in, wash out, or, leave it in and it works as a mask. Available at adorebeauty.com.au.