In a world where we don’t have to look far for brand endorsement, whether it’s in a magazine, on the television or on social media. So it isn’t surprising to find that the average British woman spends on average almost £350 a year on beauty ‘essentials’. But we all know that you don’t have to spend a fortune on looking your fabulous self. With this in mind, we’ve compiled the top 10 money-saving beauty hacks that will save your bank balance come payday!
Enhance Your Lips
You can’t deny that the new Kylie Jenner Lip Kits look divine and claim to give you those fuller lips we all dream of, but you can achieve the illusion of fuller lips just by using a beauty item you no doubt already have lying around. Apply a shimmery lip gloss or even eye shadow to the centre of both of your lips to help draw the light to the area.
Dream of those voluminous lashes without the need for going fake? Dust your eyelashes with translucent powder in between applications of mascara to give the impression of fuller lashes.
Say “So Long” to Broken Powder
We’ve all been there; you get your eye shadow out in preparation for your big night out makeup look to accidentally drop the palette on the floor. What happens next? Your precious powder crumbles into a million little pieces. But fear not, simply add a couple of teaspoons of rubbing alcohol to the powder and mix well. Leave to set overnight and come morning, you’ll have a powder that looks almost new!
Mend a Broken Lipstick
As with the powder, a broken lipstick can be just as annoying. However this is one of those beauty hacks that you will be amazed you haven’t tried before. Simply melt the broken lipstick pieces together, then place in the fridge for an hour until set. Et voila!
Never Run Out of Makeup Remover Again
This is one of those hacks that requires you to raid your kitchen cupboards. In the light of the coconut oil for all types of beauty problems and for cooking your dinner in, coconut oil is the go-to product for effective makeup removal. Rub the oil on your face to breakdown the days makeup. Any leftover oil can be removed with a regular cleanser.
Foundation Colour Too Dark?
Perhaps the lack of sunshine in the Summer has made your skin look paler than a vampire and now your foundation is too dark, well there’s no need to panic. Simply add a few drops of moisturiser to your foundation to help create a lighter tone.
Dry Your Nails Quickly
You realise you have to be out the house a lot earlier than anticipated but your nails still aren’t dry… Try placing them in a bowl full of ice cold water for a few minutes. This is a well-known time-saver for your manicure.
Puffy Eyes Be Gone
You’re going to think we’re mad suggesting this one, but trust us, this will work! Place a spoon in the freezer overnight and hold it over or underneath your eyelids for a couple of minutes in the morning.
Naturally Lightened Hair
If you’re about to jet off on your holidays but you haven’t had time to fit in a visit to the salon, then don’t sweat. Just as lemon juice is known for lightening hair in the Summer months, try pouring chamomile tea through your hair, leaving overnight to get that natural glow. Just please make sure your tea has cooled down first!
Don’t Forget to Exfoliate
We exfoliate our bodies before we get a spray tan, but do we remember to exfoliate our lips? Using an old toothbrush, gently exfoliate to get rid of any dry patches and keep them feeling soft. This hack will also keep your lipstick in place for longer.