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Low cost ideas for makeup!

Beauty does not have to cost a fortune – so we have put together some low budget beauty solutions that will help both you, and the bank balance look and feel great.


         Head to the $2 shop for brushes and tools. Most dollar stores have a great range of makeup brushes and tools that will do the trick. Don't forget to check the brushes in the art section too as you can often find some great brush shapes here too - especially thin tipped brushes that are great for lining the eye.
         While you are at the $2 shop - grab some flash lashes - they can be cut up and applied individually to the outer corner of the eye which looks AMAZING. 

         Dark eyeshadow makes an excellent eyeliner. Just wet a thin-tipped brush, dip it into the eyeshadow and line your upper lid. This is a great tip for those who like the liquid eyeliner look by struggle to apply it.

         Whilst lengthening mascaras are good, they are also more expensive. Curl you eyelashes and dust them with translucent face powder, then apply mascara, this will help to thicken and lengthen the lashes. 

         Natural looking flushed cheeks are very trendy right now - and are normally created with a gel or cream products. Lipsticks are excellent substitute products for creating this look. Just apply some to the apple of your cheek and blend out towards the cheekbones.

         If you buy any new makeup, make it a loose powder, neutral coloured, highlighter (soft gold or peach) as this is a great multi-tasking product. Use it all over your face when you need a boost, on the top of your cheekbones and under your brows, down the centre of your nose to make it look thinner, inner corner of your eyes to make you peepers bright, the top of your cupids bow for a natural trout pout and mix it in your your foundation to create a luminous look, with a clear lip gloss on your lips, and on your body for some shimmer at night.
         Hold a makeup trade event with your friends. Someone's trash may be your treasure, and you may find the perfect home for the bright green eyeshadow you own but don't wear.  To sterilize makeup, whip into your local chemist and buy yourself an small bottle of isopropyl alcohol (100%  alcohol and approx $5.00) put it into a small spray or mist bottle from the $2 shop and spray the products.  This will kill any unwanted germs that could that could transfer to eyes and evaporates in no time.  Good as a bought one!!

         Now everyone can look like the models you ooh and ahhh over in those glossy mags, minus the expensive price tag on the makeup products.

        The best thing at the end of the day when you have finished looking glam, grab out your pack of wipes and Hil Cook solution buds and remove that gorgeous   look, keeping your skin fresh and happy for the next day!

Hil x