No woman is a stranger to the use of bobby pins. They are used to clip back your hair, hold your hairdo in place and most recently they became the hottest hair trend. But did you know these tiny little things can do a lot more than secure or glam up a hairstyle? No, we are not talking about how they magically disappear on their own (though that’s one thing we will never find the answer too). Back to the topic; we are talking about the brilliant beauty hacks that bobby pins can be used for.

From helping you achieve the perfect winged liner to giving you that cute nail art, these babies can help you keep your beauty game top-notch. Here are three bobby pin hacks that you didn’t know about.   

DIY fan brush
 

DIY fan brush

Have you been thinking of buying a fan brush since forever, but just end up dabbing your highlighter with your fingers every time? No more! Just grab your bobby pin and your blush brush. Clip the brush by sliding the bobby pin horizontally across the middle so that the bristles fan out. Tada! You’re done!

Easy-peasy wing
 

Easy-peasy wing

If you mess up your winged liner and never get it right in one try, welcome to the wonky wing club. But, now you can master the perfect stroke of liner with your humble bobby pin. Simply apply your eyeliner on the open ends of it and place it on the outer corner of your eyes where you want the wing. It will leave a wing-y imprint that you can fill and align with your upper lash line.

Polka nail art
 

Polka nail art

Polka nail art is as cute as it is tricky. Have you ever tried drawing those tiny dots with your nail polish brush and failed miserably?  Here’s a genius solution. Paint one of the ends of the bobby pin with your nail polish and tap it on your nails. It works like a charm, trust us.

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