The best beauty secrets you’ll ever hear


Of the hundreds of tips we hear from Cosmo girls every month, here are the ones that we really like.

Of the hundreds of tips we hear from Cosmo girls every month, here are the ones that really wowed us (and will amaze you too)!

“Before dabbing concealer on your skin, warm it in the palm of your hand—the heat will thin the texture of your product so the coverage is smoother.” —Juhi Jamba, 20

“When I want to create a natural pink-nude lip I wear the brightest pink lipstick, then dab on a cream concealer and blend.” —Nitika Gupta, 21







“Mix your liquid concealer with a light moisturiser at a ratio of about one to three. I use that around the eyes, the nose and just about anywhere. It blends easily and makes the skin look perfect.” —Ramneek Kaur, 20







“Sunscreen is extremely important during summer and winter, but what’s even more important is taking it off! Your skin needs to breathe every seven to eight hours.” —Anchal T Chaudhary, 26








“I have dry skin and I hate heavy lotions and creams. My trick? After a shower, I mix a few drops of apricot oil in a bowl of warm water and rinse my face with it. It’s a quick and effective way to keep my skin moisturised throughout the day.” —Wasiqa Soni, 28







“I wear false eyelashes often and removing them can be a pain with the eyelash glue tugging at your real lashes. I soak a ball of cotton in rosewater (it dissolves the eyelash glue) and let it rest on my eyes. The lashes come right off.” —Rohini Choudhury, 27







“I deepen the colour of powder eyeshadows by dipping a small brush in water before applying it over the shade. The intensity of colour also helps the shadow last longer. Just don’t blend shades, it’ll make a mess.” —Shruti Sodhi, 25







“What’s the best way to get a natural flush? I rub an ice cube on my face for a minute and then apply a moisturiser. This helps smoothen lines and gives me a light, rosy flush.” —Parul Sawhney, 35







“For perfectly lined eyes, start at the outer corner and draw a series of dots or dashes with your eye pencil as close to the lashes as possible and then connect the dots.” —Farheen Ahmad, 27






“If you brush some almond oil onto your lashes every night before going to bed, you will not need your mascara anymore!” —Samriddhi Sehgal, 24








“Ever had a compact/blush/eyeshadow shatter to bits inside its case? Break it all up and put it in a mixing cup, add a few drops of pure alcohol (available at a chemical supplies store) with a dropper, mix it all up and pour it back into the original case. Cover lightly with a small tissue paper and leave to dry. The alcohol will evaporate and your product will be fixed!” —April Sher Bhaika, 26





“Who needs lip plumpers and fillers when you’ve got a good old tooth brush? I give my lips a gentle scrub with a brush to remove dry skin, and am left with with a plump, gorgeously pink pout! I finish off with a lip balm to seal in the moisture.” —Wamika Sunda, 22





“How can you keep bangs straight when you have wavy hair? Honestly, I don’t use a straightening iron! Everytime I wash my hair, I comb through my fringe super fast while the hair is still wet, using a blow dryer to shape locks. This leaves me with a beautifully styled, straight fringe.” —Unmana Bora, 20






“Anything fresh from the garden is the best to apply on your skin. Mix a few crushed papaya seeds to a papaya-banana mash for an amazing spot remover and scrub. Use the seeds judiciously though, they can sting!” —Isha Singh Sawhney, 28





“For a gorgeous take on the smokey eye,we use light, medium and dark gradations of purple eyeshadow. Apply the darkest shade along your lash line, the medium shade on the crease and the lightest shade on the eyebrow bone. Blend carefully so that the hard lines between colours fade away.” —Shreya Bhalla, 21






“You can turn a traditional lipstick into a lip stain by applying three coats of a deep shade, leaving it on for a few minutes, and blotting it with a tissue. This way, only the pigment remains.” —Ankita Joshi, 23






“I want my cheeks to look natural with a slight flush at all times. However, most powder blushes tend to disappear quickly. A great alternative is a cheek tint that is long lasting and gives you that natural finish.” —Isha Tikku, 23







“Aloe vera is my beauty hero. An Aloe vera gel works as a brilliant base right before my make-up. It’s neither too dry, nor greasy. I use it as a replacement for a moisturiser that I earlier used as my base coat. The best part? It works well on all skin types!” —Pooja Parekh, 20







“I have extremely dry skin, so I use a bath oil instead of a body cream after a shower—it leaves my skin supple and soft. I also use only lukewarm water to wash my face. This helps keep the skin moisturised.” —Yakuta Sarkari, 36