If we were to play the word association game using the word “Birchbox,” chances are you’d come up with the following: pink boxes, beauty products, warm fuzzies… But now you’ll have another phrase to add to the list: beauty hacks. Yes, upon browsing Birchbox’s vast shopping section, we noticed that many products boasted thousands upon thousands of reviews, many of which feature genius ways to use the product that we’ve never thought of before. It turns out we could all learn a hack or two from Birchbox users, and suffice to say, we’ll be prowling the reviews section for many lunch breaks to come.
From dry shampoo technique to mascara layering, keep scrolling for 10 genius tips we learned from reading Birchbox reviews.
"Spray your hair before bed really well and you will have body and no oil in the a.m. I used to try to use it on my morning grease factory and it would only halfway help. This way, [it] prevents the oil from ever taking over. Proactive instead of reactive." — Anonymous
"This oil is perfect for just under the eyes and apples of the cheek. [It] makes your face look like it's gotten it's beauty sleep, even if it hasn't." — Sparkeygreen
"I love this as an extra step after washing my face and also to clean my makeup brushes!” — Cwood
“I use a Q-tip to wet my brows first, and then this product fills them in so perfectly." — Cora
"I have fine hair and I was worried it would be weighed down by a mask. So, I've been using this before shampooing. My hair feels softer and conditioned after using the mask, and it hasn't been weighed down.” — Cambay
"First, I tried this by itself, and noticed it's a little shimmer-tastic for me. I put a CC cream on top that came in a flat color … and the finish was perfect! I thought it could get too thick, but no, my face feels dewy and there are no dry patches. The combo is still [lighter] than a primer and foundation." — Cheli
"I use this body product on my face. I actually like this much more than the Beautyblender because of its bigger size. It makes blending my foundation an even quicker process than before." — Anonymous
"I blend this with just a bit of Chapstick and it gives my lips a really pretty hue that compliments my cheeks." — Cait
"I love layering this on top of [Benefit's] They're Real mascara for long, curled lashes." — CassO
"I also use this as a cheek stain for the work day when I want to have a little bit of color, but [not too much]." — Frankie
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