I am definitely a culprit of spending too much money on hair and skincare products, but I have been shopping smarter this year in preparation for opening my gym in August! In researching for my own use, I have learned a ton of tips and tricks to get the most out of my beauty products while sticking to my budget! I haven’t even tried all of these, but these two websites have helped me out a ton.
Here are some of my favorites:
#6 in Cosmo’s article is amazing and I only wish I had discovered it sooner. I am sure I would have saved countless manicures growing up! All you have to do is fill a bowl with ice water before you paint your nails (so you don’t mess them up prepping the bowl) and then hold your nails under the cold water for 5 minutes and they should come out nice and dry! Still be careful when drying yourhands of course.
#7 changed my life. I have always had trouble finding a concealer I like. Come to find out, it probably wasn’t the concealers I had been trying, but the WAY I was applying them. To get the flawless look we all desire, you need to draw a large arrow pointing down toward your cheek. This helps the concealer blend in with the rest of your makeup and minimizes the look of under-eye bags!
#9 is all about contouring. I never used to contour because it seemed so advanced and scary, but it’s actually super easy and you don’t need a fancy kit! You can just grab 2 concealers or foundations; one should be 2 shades lighter than your skin tone and the other 2 shades darker. Then just pull up a picture of an exaggerated contour (or use this one) and you’ll be good to go! Just make sure you blend it in with a makeup sponge or a brush so it looks natural.
#10 sounds magical. I haven’t tried this one yet, but using shaving cream for the quick fix of getting foundation off of something is a way better solution than changing and hoping the makeup comes out later! Now the real questions is, how do I easily get deodorant stains out of all my shirts when I don’t have time to wash them right then?! Ugh.
#15 really does work! I used to always buy mascara primers to put on before my first coat of mascara, but now that I know this trick I can save money and have makeup that lasts all day with no flake! I do one coat of the powder and 2 coats of mascara for daytime wear, and then 2 coats of powder and 3 coats of mascara if I am going for a bolder night-time look!
#18 is one of my all-time favorites. It sounds weird, but the tea bags have caffeine in them and holding them under your eyes for even 5 minutes will make a noticeable difference! Make sure they are cold though; this will provide an extra calming effect.
Source: MJ Fitnatic