Beauty alternatives when you’re low on cash


Make-up lovers know how devastating it can be to run out of your favourite beauty product in the middle of the month. Here are some DIY tips to try.

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Ice cube as a primer

Primers are one of those things you buy once in a while and forget about because you only use so little of it at a time. An ice cube is a great altenative, even though it’s unpleasantly cold. Rubbing it on a clean face will tighten your pores and smoothen your skin just as a primer would. This step should follow after you’ve moisturised your face.

Aloe gel as setting spray

If you sweat a lot during the day then you know how setting your make-up is an important step in your routine. What you will need is aloe vera gel and two capsules of vitamin E oil. Put two tablespoons of aloe and two capsules of vitamin E oil into a 250ml jar then pour half a cup of warm filtered water into the jar. Mix well by stirring and transfer the solution into a spay bottle. It’s a good idea to always have this handy.

Soap as eyebrow filler

If not all, most women are on the eyebrow-on-fleek trend. Never mind getting it right, first you need the right products for it and many of the brands are expensive. What you will need is a spoolie brush and a bar of soap. Run a clean spoolie over the soap and sweep your eyebrows using an upward motion folllowing the shape of your eyebrow. This will give you a natual looking brow, however if you want more definition add a brow line underneath and you’re good to go.

Shadow as eyeliner

Mix a dark eyeshadow with water on a small container, blend well and use a liner brush to apply it on your lower eye line. If you want a bolder look dip your liner brush into your mascara, your lines will last longer.

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