1. Dark spots on your skin? Rub on lemon over the area and finish off with some moisturizing lotion. Citrus juices lighten dark spots but they tend to dry the skin. Lotion will counteract the drying effect. Be sure to not go in the sun for at least 30 minutes after you have applied the citrus juice, as it can stain skin and in some cases cause a rash.
2. Concealers are handy when you need to cover up blemishes quickly. To cover up red blemishes, use a concealer with a yellow tint. Avoid ones that are so pale they will make you look flat and pasty.
3. Cover the tip of your eyeliner pencil with a small plastic baggie and then dip it in hot, not boiling, water for a few seconds. Remove and apply. The eyeliner will go on much more smoothly, without tugging or scratching at the tender skin around your eyes.
4. If you have fine hair, try shampoos that contain wheat proteins and polymers. These ingredients make your hair look thicker by coating the hair shaft to help build it up, and help stop fine hair from breaking.
5. Natural-looking makeup can often start with a blending brush. Blend dark with light in your blush, eye color, even lipstick to add depth to your look. Light blush on the top of your cheekbone and darker on the underside (suck in your cheeks to apply) can add real contours to your face.
6. For an inexpensive and effective hair and scalp conditioner, mix one cup of olive oil with one egg and half a lemon and whisk it to an even consistency. Apply the mixture to the scalp and hair strands, working it all the way down to the ends. Leave on for 5 minutes and then rinse well with warm water.