The best of Reddit beauty
Reddit isn’t the first place we’d normally go to for beauty hacks, tricks or recommendations, but following this Reddit user’s mind-blowing mascara tip, we thought we better start paying some more attention to the platform.
We’ve delved into the Reddit rabbit-hole and dug up all the need-to-know info for you, so you don’t have to. Your guide to the best of Reddit beauty starts here…
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Basics to know
Okay, so I have to confess: up until recently, I was very, very confused by Reddit. It just seemed like this big, mysteryious site full of endless stuff. But I knew people lived for it, and that the beauty hacks were meant to be next-level, so I checked it out. And guys, (thankfully) it’s really not as hard to navigate as it looks.
Basically, Reddit is the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet” where people can comment on and discuss literally any topic at all. Subreddits are topics you can subscribe to that are like little communities. But if you don’t want to be actively involved within these subreddits, you can still stop by to read conversations, tips and hacks without having to sign up!
Subreddits to read
Obviously, no other beauty community can compare to beautyheaven, but if you fancy flicking through some helpful Reddit communities, check out the following subreddits...
This subreddit has over 495,000 subscribers! It’s filled with hauls, shelfies, skin care before and after selfies, product questions and discussions about improving skin care routines.
About 199,000 Redditors subscribe to this subreddit dedicated to beauty brands, cosmetics and skin care from Asia.
You'll find everything from hauls to tutorials in this subreddit for everything makeup related. The engaged community has about 523,000 subscribers.
This subreddit is an all-encompassing community that covers makeup, fashion, health, wellness, how-tos, and DIYs. It’s got 43,000 subscribers.
Around 21,000 people subscribe to the r/fragrance subreddit dedicated to “discuss all the smells”.
If you've ever subscribed to a beauty box, this is the thread for you! About 31,000 Redditors are subscribed and chat about the best beauty box deals, as well as the best ways to use their products.
Hacks to try
The beauty hacks have to be the best thing about Reddit. We’ve trawled through threads and threads to find the ones we’re going to try. And we’re going to be trying all of these ASAP.
1. Car freshener hack
“Place a candle [in a glass jar] in an unused cup holder (or anywhere that it won't fall over). The heat melts the candle just enough to release a pretty mild scent that will keep your interior smelling fresh without being overbearing.” - Reddit user churninbutter
2. Voluminous hair hack
“Hair: blow drying it upside down gives x2 more volume.” - Reddit user Redhaired103
3. Hair scrunchie hack
“Putting hair scrunchies on your wrists when washing your face to prevent elbow drippage.” - Reddit user NimetonTytto
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4. Mascara hack
“I love to warm up my mascara in my bra! I always set it in there before I start doing my makeup and by the time I need it, it's nice and easy to apply.” - Reddit user fullofwrackspurts
5. Static hair hack
“Rub a dryer sheet through your hair to make is less staticy. I like to keep one in my purse during the winter so if I take off a sweater or hat I can fix my hair and not worry about bringing a product with me. Plus it makes your purse smell nice.” - Reddit user babewiththebiceps
6. Slurpee straw hack
“I use free slurpee straws from 711 to get the last bit of my foundation or moisturiser out. Can't remember where I heard this tip from but it's awesome. It has a scoop on one end that makes it perfect to scrape the bottom and side.” - Reddit user spooknat
7. Sweat marks hack
“Get the thin [panty liners] for ‘light flow.’ Place them sticky-side down inside your T-shirt, right where your pits would normally contact the shirt. Then layer on top of that. In summer you can wear unbuttoned light, short-sleeve button-downs over a light cotton tee and no one will be the wiser.” - Reddit user thatvoicewasreal
Have you ever used Reddit for beauty advice before? Are you going to try out any of these beauty hacks?