I love reading about the beauty tips of others but what I especially like are learning about inexpensive beauty tips! Learning a cheap beauty secret is like unearthing a lost treasure because it’s affordable and anyone can try it! I searched the web for what I thought would be the most useful and inexpensive beauty tips for us. Keep reading below to get the scoop!
1. Soften Skin
Inexpensive beauty tips can be just as easy to do as they are cheap! Take this super simple beauty tip to add some olive oil to your bath water. If you’re out of bath salts or other additions for the bath, all you need is some olive oil and you’ll turn a regular old bath into a skin softening treatment!
2. Custom Color
You know how your skin color changes throughout the year? This budget beauty tip helps you to change the color of your face makeup without having to buy a new shade every season. Simply add a dab of gel bronzer to your regular foundation and it’ll instantly warm up your face to match your tanner skin!
3. Line It up
Achieving the perfect cat eye can be extremely difficult! I consider myself to be experienced when it comes to using liquid liner but I still have days where I feel like it’s my first time. Here’s a cheap beauty secret that makes lining eyes easier, use a business card as a guide to create a perfect line! Simply close your eyes, line up the business card or sticky note at upward angle and follow the line!
4. Soft Scrub
Don’t go out and buy scrubs when you can make your very own! Use coconut oil or olive oil and mix it with brown or white sugar to create your own all-natural body and lip scrub. Both types of oil will moisturize your skin while the sugar will gently exfoliate your skin for so much less!
5. Red Hair Rinse
I envy red-haired ladies because their hair color is just gorgeous. There are so many beautiful shades of red and I found a budget beauty tip to keep red hair vibrant with cranberry juice! Pour some cranberry juice on your hair, let it sit for at least 5 minutes and rinse out. Cranberry juice can also be used on other hair colors to add sheen but if you have light colored hair, it could turn your hair pink, so beware!
6. Make Makeup Last
I found this next budget beauty tip on one of the most addicting sites ever-Pinterest! Did you know you can use cornstarch to set your makeup and help it last all day long? Cornstarch is actually a total budget beauty superstar because you can use it to set makeup, as dry shampoo and as a body powder! You can reuse one of your old loose powder containers to store it and use a makeup brush to very lightly powder your face with the cornstarch. You can also add unsweetened cocoa powder to add some color to the cornstarch!
7. Create New Lip Color
If you’re like many women out there, you probably have tons of half-used lipsticks you don’t use anymore. Why not save some space and money by combining those colors to make a new lip color? The next time you feel like trying a new color, scoop out your old lipsticks and melt them in the microwave. Mix whatever colors you want and pour them into a tin and you’ve got a custom color!
8. Nix Puffy Eyes
Did you stay up a little too late last night? A quick and easy beauty tip to fix puffy eyes in the morning is to apply slices of raw potato to your closed eyes. Yes, this easy beauty tip can be used anytime you’re in need of a simple beauty fix to wake up and de-puff your tired eyes or get rid of dark circles. Leave the slices on your eyes for at least five minutes for best results.
9. Clarifying Shampoo
Want to get rid of product build-up and give your scalp a nice clarifying rinse? There are actually a couple of ways to do this next beauty tip. You can either mix apple cider vinegar or baking soda with your regular shampoo to create a clarifying shampoo. This is a quick and easy way to cleanse your hair and scalp without having to buy another shampoo!
10. Tea Toner
This cheap beauty secret is ideal for those with oily skin, large pores or anyone who wants to add an all-natural toner to their skin care regimen! Green tea makes an amazing toner because it contains antioxidants and polyphenols to protect your skin from toxins and free radicals. All you do is steep a green tea bag for 10-15 minutes, allow it to cool and apply it to your face with a cotton pad. You can save the mix in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.
I hope you try out some of these cheap beauty tips! There are so many ways we can achieve clear, beautiful skin, flawless makeup or hair with everyday items. Who said we have to spend a ton of money to look like a million bucks?! What’s your favorite cheap beauty secret?