Guest Writer: Beauty on a Budget

Hi merry goers! 

Today's post is going to be an article contributed by Tara on how to be a Beauty on a Budget. Enjoy :)

Is your beauty regime making you cut corners on other more important things like, oh we don’t know, food? Then it’s high time to review your beauty habits and start applying these budget beauty tips in your life. Whoever that says beauty is expensive is so passé.

Go high-street

It’s 2016, and the age where only designer makeup brands reigned supreme in the staying power and results department has long since passed. There’s really no need for you to spend half your salary on Chanel makeup, because - yay for all of us on a tight budget - high-street makeup brands such as Revlon, Maybelline, Max Factor and L’Oréal have long since stepped up their game in giving similar or better results at a fraction of designer brand’s price.

The trick is to know exactly what your skin type is, then look for the products that will suit your skin and complexion. Countless pharmacies give out samples or testers these days, so use those to your advantage and find the low-cost alternative to that Dior foundation.

Scrape off the last drops

Don’t be ashamed to dissect your foundation tube, because every drop is money! Too many people throw their makeup products in the bin especially foundation, concealer, mascara and eyeliner too early thinking that it’s empty, when it just needs a little more effort to squeeze out, or it was probably a little dry due to the humidity.

If you think your mascara and eyeliner dried out, drop some coconut or olive oil into the tube to liquefy it, and it’ll be good as new.

Go natural

Do you really need to put on makeup when making that run to the groceries store? Remember, each time you put on makeup, you’re actually applying money on your face! Give your skin a chance to breathe and flaunt your natural beauty when going on small errands. Save your makeup for the times when you really need to impress people!

DIY them

DIY skin care has been a huge hit over the last few years, and you can literally make everything from a face mask to hand moisturizer with just a few ingredients that you have in your kitchen. All you need to do is Google the recipe and you can have the complete head-to- toe beauty regime without having to pay for expensive beauty products. And the major plus side? NO chemicals or additives!

The same goes with makeup, did you know that you can make your own foundation with just arrowroot powder and a little cocoa powder or cinnamon power? Save your money and just make your own makeup!

Buy online

There are tons of online makeup sellers that sell original products with discounts, so whip out your card and start shopping for your beauty needs online! Just be mindful of the e-commerce websites that you visit, make sure they are legitimate websites with a secured payment process. Keep your credit card data safe while shopping online.

So there you go, 5 budget beauty tips that you can use to keep you looking gorgeous while easing your financial burden!