The 10 Most Googled Beauty Questions of 2016

The 10 Most Googled Beauty Questions of 2016
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2016 left us with so many questions. Why is every one of our beloved heroes dying, seemingly at a rate of one per day? Why is everyone piling hundreds of layers of makeup on their faces on YouTube?! Sure, it's fun and cute, but...makeup's expensive and your poor skin! Why was the violently everything-ist orange-skinned tyrant elected president??! Luckily though, there are some questions we have that can be answered, concretely, in list form. What a comfort in these uncertain times. Here are the 10 most Googled beauty questions of 2016, along with super helpful links to their answers!

1. What is balayage?

Funny you should ask, since we just now realized we have no clue either. Luckily, there's a handy guide to all things balayage here.

2. How do I get rid of bags under my eyes?

Ah, this age-old question. Luckily, Byrdie has a great account here from someone who's gotten rid of hers for good.

3. How do I properly apply concealer?

A classic question, answered very thoroughly here by Cosmopolitan.

4. How do I fill in my eyebrows?

No need to be confounded by this tricky process any longer, thanks to Elle.

5. What's the best way to clean my makeup brushes?

I'm glad we're all asking this, since it's super important for our skin's happiness. Good Housekeeping has the answers here!

6. How do I do a fishtail braid?

Thank the beauty (and craft, and lifehack, and recipe, and decorating...) God for Pinterest, which has thousands of answers to this very good question. Turns out this pretty braid is easier than you think!

7. How do I get my hair to grow faster?

This one's tricky, as everyone's hair craves a different cocktail of ingredients to get it to grow and thrive, but Top 10 Home Remedies has some wonderful tried-and-true, (mostly) natural tips that will not only make your hair longer and healthier, but also make your body healthier and more chemical-free. Also, a seemingly counter-intuitive tip from me that they didn't include- trim those dead ends, baby!

8. How do I curl my hair?

If you're a visual learner like myself,here's a super helpful video!

If you prefer written tutorials, Elle has a great one here!

9. How do I properly shape my brows?

Many of you are brave DIY brow-shapers, googling your way to the truth, and I commend you. Women's Health has a great guide here!

10. How do I remove my gel manicure?

Thankfully, Allure has a great how-to for this that will leave your nails happy and, most importantly, intact!