Money Saving Makeup Hacks

Being a beauty junkie doesn’t mean you have to spend big bucks. From how to incorporate regular household items into your beauty routine to how fix a product that you otherwise might have tossed in the trash, these are the money saving makeup hacks you need to know. Bookmark this page so you don’t get ripped off.
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1- Broken powders
To avoid a your pressed powder shadows, blushes, bronzers, highlighter or foundations from cracking before you are done using the whole thing, try to run your brush around the whole shade instead of focusing on just the center of the product.  This will ensure you are evenly distributing the powder and you won’t “hit pan” or see a whole in the center of your product.
If your powder does break or you should drop it and it shatters here’s how to fix that broken makeup powder. Drip a little bit of 70% rubbing alcohol into your powder. Using a wedge disposable makeup sponge press down on the powder creating a paste. Keep pressing until it becomes firm. Leave the powder product out in the open air for a day or two. The alcohol will dry up and leave just powder behind.
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2- Secret Lipstick Stash
If you’ve finished your favorite lipstick tube only to find out that that perfect shade has been discontinued don’t worry. You still have a few uses left of your old lipstick and you didn’t even know it.
Insert a small spatula or a lip brush into the tube (it’s like the lipstick is wearing a turtleneck) and scoop out the remaining product into a small jar. Now you can use a lip brush or your finger to apply your remaining product.

3- Invest In Your Mascara

Drug store brands have great mascara formulas but they tend to dry up before you are able to fishing the tube or before their 3 month expiration mark. Getting a $20-$35 mascara from a quality brand may be a better investment instead of buying a $10 one every week. In my pro opinion I’ve never seen a mascara more than $35 that was worth the price.

4- Catch All Coconut Oil

Coconut oil makes for a great body oil and makeup remover. You can also mix a little bit with sugar , honey and lemon for a healing body of lip scrub. Plus you can cook with it too!

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5- Go For Wooden Pencils

Wooden flip or eyeliners last longer than retractable ones. Thin twist up pencils that are retractable can break more easily because of their softer texture and product is wasted. If the wooden pencils drag too much on your skin, try warming them with a hair drier on low heat for 10 seconds before using it.

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6- Cut Open Squeeze Tubs
Product sticks to the side of a squeeze tube bottles, so cut the top open and place the tube in a ziplock bag. To scoop out the last bit of product try this handy tool called the Beauty Spatula.

If your beauty product has a pump, see if you can twist off the top to access the left over product.

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7- DIY Dry Shampoo

Some dry shampoos can run $45 and up. Mix a little bit of baby powder with a loose tinted setting powder and dump about a 1/2 a teaspoon on onto your hair brush. Brush around the root of your hair where the scalp gets the most oil and comb through the rest of your hair. Not only is this inexpensive but the tinted powder prevents your hair from looking white.

8- Clean Your Sponges and Brushes with Dish Soap

Regular dish soap is a great way of breaking down the oils that build up on makeup sponges and brushes plus they kill bacteria. Just add a few drops to a bowl of water, then clean your brushes as usual and rinse them under the tap. For sponges and blenders, work a drop or two into the wet sponge, then allow it to soak for 30 minutes in warm water. Rinse thoroughly after the soak.

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