Make-up bag with products spilling out

13 amazing money-saving beauty hacks

Beauty / posted 2 years ago / Jayne Cherrington-Cook

13 amazing money-saving beauty hacks

Make your mascara last longer and get more out of your toothbrush with these beauty hacks guaranteed to save your money, but still ensure you look a million dollars!

  • Run out of liquid eyeliner? Then use your mascara. Just run a small liner brush over your mascara and feline eyes will be in easy reach once more.
  • Make your perfume last all day by rubbing Vaseline into your pulse points before you spray – genius!
  • If you’re blonde and your roots are showing, grab a can of dry shampoo and spray into your roots. Brush through to distribute and cover up those tell-tale signs that blonde is not your natural colour!
  • If you’ve not got any dry shampoo to hand, you can use talcum powder. This definitely works better on blondes though – it can make brunettes go a bit grey.
  • Frizzy hair? You don’t need expensive serums, just use your hand cream. Apply to hands as usual and then run your fingers through your hair.
  • Tame your brows with hairspray! Spray a little on a clean mascara wand and just stroke through for beautifully-behaved brows.
  • Make you own leave-in condition by mixing up your normal conditioner with water and putting into a spray bottle. Great for holidays as you can spritz on throughout the day so the sun doesn’t dry out your hair too much.
  • Has your favourite eyeshadow broken? Mix in a little surgical spirit, smooth it out and wait for it to dry.
  • Invest in an all-purpose balm. Whether you choose a new brand such as LipGlam or the cult favourite of every model and beauty editor on the planet, Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, adding a product like this to your make-up bag saves money – and time. There are so many uses for a multi-balm, we had to write an entire blog post on it – read it here!
  • Fake tan hands? Mix up a solution of water, lemon juice and baking soda and use a toothbrush to rub away any tell-tale signs.
  • Revive old mascara by either sticking it in a cup filled with hot water or adding a few drops of saline solution to it.
  • Paint brushes can often be just as good as make-up brushes for applying your slap, but cost half the price.
  • Use your lipstick on your cheeks as well as your lips for a ready-made matching blusher.
Leave a comment

The 4 Golden Rules For Having Gorgeous Hair All Month

It goes without saying that periods can meddle with the look and feel of our face – hands up if you’ve got...


The Make-Up Mistakes You Might Be Making When You’ve Got Your Period

It kinda sucks that when you’ve got your period, putting on make-up just doesn’t quite feel the same as other times in...


5 Things The Celebs Do When Feeling ‘Meh’

Whether you’re tired, cramping or generally feeling moody AF – follow what the celebs do to get themselves back on form. They listen...


Switch Up Your Skincare To Suit Your Menstrual Cycle

If you haven’t already noticed, periods can play havoc with the skin. We’re talking brutal break-outs one day and prune-like dry patches...