Have a limited shopping budget? Can’t have a makeup artist on call like celebrities do? Here are a few tips to help you look perfect no matter where you are or how low-budget a month it is..
Get a gel liner from an eye pencil
Put the tip of the pencil near a flame for about 30 seconds and let it cool for 15 minutes or so. It will now give you a thick and intense line, the way any gel liner would.
Setting your lipstick
After applying lipstick, put a tissue paper over your lips and apply powder over it. This will set the colour and give you a long lasting effect.
Drying your nails
Fill a bowl with cold water. Apply your nail colour and dip your fingers in the bowl. It speeds up the drying process.
Keeping bobby pins where they belong
Very often, bobby pins slide out of your hair. To stop them from doing so, simply lay a tissue paper on a table, put the pins on it and spray them with any stiff hold hairspray. This will make them stay on your hair longer and stop them from sliding out every other minute.
Greasy Hair Day Rescue
Dry shampoo is the best way to fix greasy hair when you can’t wash your hair. But if for some reason, you can’t find one, then use baby powder as it does exactly the same thing. Put some powder on your hairline and rub it in. It will take the greasiness away and make your hair look good.
Make up wipes everywhere
It’s impossible to get your hands on make up wipes everywhere. Simply replace them with baby wipes. They work the same and baby wipes are usually kinder to your skin.
Braid your hair on both sides really tight and go to bed. When you wake up, untangle them, spray and scrunch it and you’ll be left with perfect beach waves without using a curling iron.
Mascara to perfection
Use a business card behind your lashes while applying mascara. It not only straightens out your lashes, but also stops the mascara from smudging on your eyelids.
French manicure yourself
Take the curved end of a band-aid and line it a little away from the tip of your nails. Now apply your nail colour and wait till it’s dry before you peel the band-aid off. Perfect French manicure at home.
Iron to last longer
If you’re using a curling iron to curl your hair, roll your hair back up and pin it until it cools down. This makes your curls last longer. Similarly, when you’re straightening your hair, put a cardboard near your hair roots and hold it in place with a bobby pin. Take it off once your hair cools down. This stops sweat and wind from making the roots curly or wavy again.