When it comes to downright bizarre beauty hacks, there’s only one woman to turn to: Huda Kattan. From using cotton as DIY lash extensions to creating the perfect contours with sellotape, she’s always experimenting with the weirdest and most wonderful techniques. Here, Savoir Flair brings you four of Kattan’s top beauty hacks that admittedly might be a little on the strange side, but actually work. Read on to find out what they are and give them a try yourself – if you dare!
Curling Your Hair with Lipliner
Yes, you read that right. According to Huda, your lipliner isn’t just for getting the perfect pout; it also works wonders at creating beautiful waves in your hair. After prepping her locks with the Ouai ‘Wave Spray’ and R+Co ‘Aircraft Pomade Mousse’, the beauty guru wrapped small sections of damp hair around her lipliners (an eyeliner would work just as well), keeping it all in place with bobby pins and applying some heat. Who knew makeup could give you magical mermaid locks? We do now.
Shaving Your Face
Again, you read that right. Huda Kattan swears by shaving her face. A hack used by beauty icons like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, it helps to exfoliate, reduce scarring, fight signs of aging, and ensure flawless makeup application. Shaving also gets rid of pesky baby hairs and that fine peach fuzz you get on your cheeks and above your eyebrows. So what’s the proper way to shave your face? Start with a dry, makeup-free face, then use a straight blade razor anywhere you have unwanted hair by gently rubbing it against the skin. Watch her shaving tutorial below.
Using Sellotape for Sharp Contouring
If you still haven’t mastered the art of contouring, consider giving Kattan’s sellotape hack a try. She first loosens up the tape on her hand before sticking it wherever she wants to apply her creamy contouring product, such as her cheekbones, jawline, and nose. Skeptical about the whole deal? Watch the video below and you’ll be a sellotape-contouring convert in no time.
Applying Cotton for Luscious Lashes
Forget the falsies and ditch the extensions, because Kattan’s hack for getting luscious lashes is to use cotton. All you need is mascara, a spooly, a ball of cotton, and a lash conditioner if you wish (she swears by Dior’s). After applying your mascara, grab a spooly (or the brush end of an eyebrow pencil), rub it over your piece of cotton, and then apply it to your lashes. Seal with another layer of mascara, repeat twice, et voilà – a fabulous flutter sans falsies. Watch below to master the trick.