5 beauty hacks that will save your routine, and your wallet

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As any beauty lover knows, nothing can make or break your routine quite like your approach. Are you looking for products that are going to shave minutes off your clock? Or are you looking to invest in new gadgets and tools to enhance your overall look?

More often than not, those two tend to come hand in hand. Investing in the right tools can not only save you so much time in the application process, but they also promise a great deal of savings when choosing products that can do two – or even three – things in one.

This is exactly why we’ve gone and found some of the best beauty “hacks” across makeup, skincare and even nails, to make your routine feel as effortless as your final look.

The best beauty hacks for 2024


Interchangeable Blow Dry Brush

$159 at Mermade Hair

Described as a “3-in-1 lifesaver”, this is no ordinary hair tool. A dupe for the famous Dyson Airwrap, the Mermade Interchangeable Blow Dry Brush is here to help you achieve an epic bounce and volume, but for a sliver of the price tag.

Key features:

  • Flexible bristles
  • Three heat settings
  • 360° airflow


LipLights Shine Gloss

$20 at MCoBeauty

Ever tried to apply lip gloss in the back of a dimly lit Uber? This lipgloss removes the struggle by featuring an in-built LED light in the applicator, and a mirror attached to the tube so you can apply it with absolute ease. We’ll take five, please.

Key features:

  • LED light set into the lid
  • Built-in mirror for touch-ups anywhere
  • High-shine gloss


Dip Perfect Kit

from $114 (usually $139) at GLAMRDiP

While we love nothing more than the feeling of a fresh set of nails, constantly getting them done is a chore, to say the least. Which is why you’d be wise to invest in an at-home kit that gives you salon-grade manicures and helps you save in the process.

Key features:

  • Over 40+ manicures per kit
  • Lasts up to 5 weeks, chip-free
  • Just $3 per mani


Lash & Brow Growth Serum

$74.99 at Bondi Lash Lab

Another part of our beauty routine we love but could make easier is getting our lashes done. Whether that’s a lash lift, adding falsies or whatever else we can think of, a lash serum can help with that. Especially this 2-in-1 formula that serves as a lash + brow growth serum.

Key features:

  • Boosts natural lash length and thickness
  • Visible results within 4 weeks, optimal results after 12 weeks
  • Effortless application


Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo

$16.99 at Adore Beauty

The secret to fewer trips to the hairdresser and having to constantly restyle your hair lies within a quality dry shampoo. The Klorane Dry Shampoo comes highly rated by reviewers, praised for leaving hair fresh and “does not leave build-up or white powder look”.

Key features:

  • Dry shampoo for all hair types
  • Extends life of blowouts
  • Reduces frequency of washing

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