Did you know that according to the Mirror, British women spend an average of £343 a year on beauty bag essentials? Indeed, depending on your own beauty buying habits, that might not even seem to be a very high figure for an entire year's spending!
But with so many of us burning through a great amount of our hard-earned to keep ourselves looking fabulous, you may appreciate our below tips on how you can spend a little bit less on all of those monthly beauty essentials.
You don’t necessarily need expensive surgery or exotic beauty products to get the kind of plump-looking lips of which Angelina Jolie or Anne Hathaway would be proud. You can potentially achieve the effect simply by applying a lip gloss or shimmery eyeshadow to the centre of each lip. This will attract light to that area and create the illusion of a more protruding pout.
Of course, lipstick may be something that you enjoy applying on a regular basis – and if you find that your lipsticks often break, leading you to buy new ones, you could avoid the hassle of that added expenditure by sticking those broken lipstick chunks back together. All that you have to do is use a lighter or match to melt those broken pieces together, before putting the lipstick in the fridge. Leave it there for roughly an hour, during which time, it should seal.
You’re bound to be excited once you’re back in the habit of regularly using those once-broken lipsticks – and once lipstick is applied, you can better secure it in place by exfoliating it cost-effectively. By that, we basically mean brushing your lips using an old toothbrush. It’s a great method for banishing dry patches and helping to maintain the softness of your lips.
The eyes have it
Eyes are the windows to the soul, as the familiar saying goes. You can give your soul some nice frames, so to speak, by ensuring that the surrounds of your eyes look good.
If upon catching sight of yourself in the mirror in the morning, you often recoil at the sight of puffy eyes, we’ve got a quirky tip for addressing that. Start by leaving a spoon in your freezer overnight. Then, the following morning, spend two minutes holding it on or underneath the eyelids. This can assist in reducing inflammation.
Whether or not you suffer from puffy eyes, you may also be eager to enhance your eyelashes' volume inexpensively. It is possible; just dust some translucent powder onto them between mascara coats. It's one of the various proven ways to achieve fuller-looking lashes, as outlined by the Makeup Geek website.
For a great winged eyeliner look, meanwhile, all that you have to do is place a bit of tape on your eye's outer corner, underneath the bottom lashes, before drawing along the tape’s edge. The resulting eyeliner wing can look pleasingly defined and neat.
Cut the cost at the checkout, too
While you hopefully appreciate the various tips that we have given for beautifying yourself for less money, many of them still require you to spend on beauty products – including, perhaps, many products that you already buy regularly. So, how can you make your money go further when you are actually shopping?
Online discount vouchers from sites like My Voucher Codes, which has previously written about homemade beauty products, can certainly be useful to that aim. What's more, with so many vouchers to choose from encompassing beauty, health products and more from many of the biggest-name brands and retailers, they'll never stop being useful right through the year - no matter how much money you end up spending!
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