5 Emergency Beauty Hacks in Case of a Power Outage
It’s not possible to put on makeup and style your hair during a power outage. Or is it? Try these clever beauty hacks to look cute even during a brownout.
They say you never know what you've got until it's gone. You'll realize the depth of these words when a sudden power outage throws your grooming routine into chaos. What's a beauty girl supposed to do with no electricity? MacGyver your way out of the dark with the help of a mirror and flashlight. Check out the 411 on getting ready during a blackout and end up looking H to T gorgeous.
Draw Eyebrows With Brown Eyeshadow
Some people are blessed with low-maintenance thick eyebrows. But if your blessings are on other parts of your face, then you know the struggle of meticulously filling in your brows. It's a tough job in a well-lit place, let alone in a dark room during a power outage. One way around this is to swap your eyebrow pencil with an eyeshadow (one shade lighter than your hair), a small brush, , and a cotton bud.
This hack should be the first step of your makeup routine so you can clean up the eyeshadow fallout later. To begin, take your brush and pat it on your palette, then tap it all over your eyebrow. It's okay if you smudge a bit of color outside your brow frame – the next step can fix that. Wet the cotton bud with micellar water and clean up the edges to define your eyebrow shape.
Apply Lipstick as Blush and Eyeshadow
Remember the monotone makeup trend of 2019? It’s also a neat trick for achieving natural makeup when the electricity is out. With a regular eyeshadow palette, picking up the right amount of pigment can be challenging. The same goes with powder blush – it’s a thin line between and Pikachu cheeks. Lipstick, however, can do it all.
Lipsticks have a similar formula to a cream blush or an eyeshadow stick. To use it on your lids and cheeks, prep your skin to keep it from melting easily. Start by washing your face with Dove Facial Cleansing Mousse Oil Control Care to get rid of sebum and . This face wash locks in moisture and keeps your skin oil-free for up to 24 hours. After cleansing, apply a water-based primer all over your face.
Now that your skin is ready, choose a nude shade of lipstick – the creamy type, not liquid – that complements your skin tone. Blend a few dots of the lipstick on the apples of your cheeks with your fingers or a sponge. Then, rub the tip of the lipstick with your ring finger and remove any excess on the back of your hand. Dab your finger on your eyelid, starting from the outer corners. You can set it with a translucent powder or leave it be. Lastly, apply the same lipstick on your .
Mix Serum with Foundation
Applying base makeup without proper lighting sounds like a nightmare. No one wants to leave the house with visible brush strokes or a patchy foundation. The solution is to use a tinted moisturizer with light coverage and a .
But if you’re on a tight beauty budget, mixing your liquid foundation with a hydrating serum like POND'S Bright Triple Glow Serum will give you the same effect. Plus, this serum contains Gluta-Boost-C to give that radiant glow and niacinamide that refines your pores. Think moisturizer, primer, and tone-up cream in one product!
First things first, put on sunscreen before doing your base. POND'S Bright Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ is a good option because it protects you from UV rays and fades blemishes. The formula is also sheer and fast absorbing, so it's apply even during a power outage!
After your skin is prepped, mix one drop of serum and two pumps of foundation. Press the mixture onto your face with your fingers. Use a setting spray to keep your look in place.
Iron Your Clothes with a Hot Kettle
Wrinkly clothes can spoil your vibe. But what do you do when you can’t use your iron, straightener, or blow dryer to smoothen your clothes? Brew a cup of tea!
The hot bottom of a kettle (or pan) works almost the same as iron. Give it weight by leaving a few milliliters of water inside, and gently press it on any wrinkled clothing. Spritzing some fabric softener or ironing aid can help make the pan glide smoothly. Make sure your kettle is clean before using it as an iron, and be careful!
Use Texturizing Spray to Get Beachy Waves
A power outage can be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps the universe is telling you to go easy on heat-styling tools! When you can’t use your curler, try a texturizing spray. It’s a quick and less damaging way to style your locks. You can use it on damp or dry hair for extra volume and lift. Shake the bottle and spray it evenly from roots to tips.
You can put your hair in a for a chic, straight-from-the-shower look. Once it dries, undo the bun and reveal effortless wavy hair.
Before stepping out the door, with the flash on. The camera will highlight any mishaps you may have missed, and you can immediately fix them. Now, you’re all set! Remember these beauty steps for the next power outage or when you just want to save on electricity!