9 beauty tips for broke girls
Sephora is like your second home. As a real beautysta, you know most of the new things and have already tried them all. The problem is that it costs you dear, very, very dear even. And yes, beauty products are not cheap! Fortunately, from make-up to skincare, we give you some tips to pamper yourself without breaking the bank.
Besides luxury creams and overpriced make-up, a ton of good deals are available to you. DIY is not only trendy but it also saves money. The good idea? Make your own care using simple ingredients that you already have at home. Or find a duplication of the beauty basics that have been squatting your toiletry bag for ages. For example, did you know that your mascara is a great eyeliner base and that you can easily turn sugar into a scrub? And yes, taking care of yourself, in the end, doesn’t have to be expensive. On the contrary ! If you try our tips, you’ll see that your beauty budget will halve.
1. Use your lipstick as a blush
Yes, we know, it’s not highly recommended, but it’s still super practical. Pat the stick of rouge with your finger and apply some color to your cheekbones stretching towards the temples. Be careful, especially dose well or you risk ending up with scarlet cheeks. Before a night out, it’s the perfect little tip to make you look good .
2. Remove makeup with olive oil
Pour a little oil in the palm of your hand before applying it on the face then massage gently to dissolve the makeup. Be careful, with mascara, the result is a bit messy. Then remove well with a cotton ball without rubbing and rinse with thermal water (or tap). A word of advice: if your eyes are sensitive, remove make-up with a very gentle lotion instead.
3. Turn your mascara into an eye shadow
Your mascara does triple duty. You can use it as an eyeliner by picking it up with a brush or you can mix it with a little cream for a discreet and elegant smoky eye shadow.
4. Make yourself a honey mask
Rich in minerals and vitamins, honey has a nourishing and regenerating effect. Mix it with olive oil, you get a super effective and really cheap mask! Mix a tablespoon of honey and another of oil, you’re done, if you want to thin them, you can even add a little lemon. To you the mane of a goddess.
5. Extend the life of your mascara
Is your mascara reaching the end of its life and it tends to solidify? Immerse it in very hot water for a few seconds. It becomes fluid in a few moments.
6. Mix your reds to avoid buying a new one
Simpler and more economical, it will be hard to find. To create your own shade of red, layer two colors. At least you’re sure no one can copy you.
7. Do some recycling to brush your eyebrows
If you too have a slightly peanut eyebrow, you better take care of it every morning. Get an old toothbrush and spray it with hairspray before brushing it. They will be nickel all day.
8. Apply a little lemon on a pimple
Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice on a cotton ball and gently dab your pimple. You will see, there is nothing more effective to eradicate it. Be careful, do not apply it all over the face, it may irritate it.
9. Gum sugar
Take a handful of powdered sugar and mix it with your shower gel. It gives you a great scrub to lather up when you shower. Say yes to soft, glowing skin without spending a dime!