Now now ladies, tranquilo!
It’s not everything you see, you rush in and buy…don’t unnecessarily go broke because of makeup!
If you’ve read my bio, you’ll know that I am a certified Economist (amongst other things), aka I’m a professional spend-wisely-every-time person and I’m telling y’all that there are several ways to achieve some high-end makeup looks without actually going broke…
Thank me later!
A good lip pencil can double as a matte lipstick
Apart from sculpting and defining lips for the perfect pout, extending the wear of any lipstick; a good lipliner can be worn over your entire lip alone as a soft matte lip color that will last all day.
Matte Dark-Brown Eyeshadow = Brow Filler
Although there are plenty affordable brow fillers (powder/gel) out there, if perchance you run out of products or you’re really on a budget and can’t afford one, fret not!…your matte Dark-Brown eyeshadow can be used instead.
Eye pencil + lighter = Gel liner
Your normal eye pencil (whatever the color) when swapped over a lighter (or match) can double as a gel liner.
The warmth from the fire can cause it to soften up; when it does use your Angled brush to work it however you want it.
You can use your eyeshadow to turn your slightly glossy (keyword “slightly”) lipstick into a matte Lippie by first doing the tissue-blot, then applying the same eyeshadow color to mattify it.
Eyedrops + Dried mascara= Resurrection
Has your favorite mascara dried up? Don’t fret, 2-3 drops of any eye-drop from a drugstore will revive it.
NB: it’s not for expired mascaras.
don’t have a powder contour kit? An ordinary powder 2-3 shades darker than your skin tone or any matte brown eyeshadow (be careful on this one) can work perfectly.
Rosy, orangey, reddish matte eyeshadow (and blah blah …you know how a standard blush color looks like) can double as a powder blush and vice versa
why? They are made with same/almost similar formulae.
Stick foundation = Stick concealer
infact, in my dictionary they’re the same thing, difference is just labeling (Marketing strategy)
So if you have a stick foundation, don’t waste precious money in getting a stick concealer.
Applied a slightly wrong foundation color/shade and can’t clean off? Use a darker than your normal skin tone powder to balance it out.
Don’t turn it to a habit!, go to a store and get your exact foundation shade
Vaseline + Cotton wool = Bestfriend
Vaseline and Cotton wool is still the No. 1 makeup remover till date. Just apply the Vaseline on the cotton wool, wipe and watch it all come off…even water-resistant products!
You’re all welcome!
PS:Have more ideas? Post them in the comment section below!
Have a good weekend tous!