It’s nearly impossible to ignore that both genetics and plain ole’ good luck play a huge role in how good looking we are. But even with that being the case, there are some tricks that even beauty queens pull out of the hat to stay looking flawless.

From bananas to Saran wrap, you can alter many imperfections in no time.

Are they simply illusions? Probably. But, they work and the top beauty queens in the world use them all the time.

Want to use some of these tips yourself? Here are 6 beauty hacks to try right away:

Preparation H for eye puffiness: Sure, this is one of the oldest tricks in the book, but hey it works. Whether you’ve been consuming too much salt or crying your eyes out, this stuff works to reduce the appearance of puffiness.

Darker lipstick for whiter looking teeth: Aside from using whitening products, you can create the appearance of a whiter smile by wearing darker lipstick.

Make those fake eyelashes look captivating: Put a spoon behind your eyelashes while putting your mascara on. This connects your fake and real eyelashes making them look convincingly authentic. This beauty hack is courtesy of Danielle Doty, Miss Teen USA 2011.

Use Scotch tape for liner and shadow: When you use scotch tape, it creates the perfect lines every time. This tip is courtesy of Kimberly Pressler, Miss USA 1999.

Hemorrhoid ointment, Saran wrap, and a 30-min treadmill stint will do the trick: Seems like an unlikely combination, but if you slather on a little hemorrhoid ointment, wrap yourself with Saran wrap and run on a treadmill for about 30 minutes, you give yourself a tightened look. This tip comes courtesy of Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010.

Load up on bananas: Although Preparation-H is a good trick for getting rid of swelling, eating bananas are also effective and a much “greener” solution to puffy eye problems as well. This tip comes courtesy of