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Let’s face it, being on a budget sucks - especially when you’re passionate about beauty and want to look your best.
But being short of cash doesn’t mean you have to skip your beauty rituals. In fact, being on a budget just means you have to get a little creative with the products you use – and how you use them.
So, whether all you can afford are the cheap and cheerful buys or you’re looking for various ways to use the products you already have, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top budget-friendly tips that will keep your wallet (and the beauty-lover in you) happy:
1) Take inspiration from your bub
Not that we advocate stealing from babies, but not only can your baby’s Johnson’s Baby Oil be used to soothe and condition your bub’s skin, it can also be used as a make-up remover and an eye moisturiser too.
2) Get smart with your pencils
If you’ve got a brown eyeliner, then you’ve got an eyebrow pencil too. Just make sure your eyeliner isn’t too dark a brown – you don’t want to end up looking like a clown.
3) Don’t bin your teabags
Once you’re done making a cup of green tea, put the tea bag (or bags) in the fridge to cool down. Once they’re cold, put them on your eyes for five to 10 minutes. The anti-inflammatory properties in the green tea will help reduce puffiness, dark circles, and bags under your eyes.
4) Multi-task with your minerals
Mineral powders, like Mahya Mineral Make-up Glimmering Multi-Purpose Minerals, can be used in various ways to suit all your cosmetic needs. Use the powder as-is as an eyeshadow or blush, mix it with a clear nail polish to create your very own nail shade, or combine it with a lipgloss for a custom-shade lip shine. Just be mindful of which colours you use!
5) Raid the kitchen cupboards
Skin feeling a little rough and in need of some exfoliation? Just head to your kitchen and grab some coffee, sugar, or salt and scrub away. Your skin will feel soft and smooth in no time at all.
What are your budget-friendly beauty tips?