How To Saving Your Makeup Budget

1. Okay so this first one might sound weird, but trust me! The best primer you can get at the drugstore is actually a man’s shaving balm. Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm is the best primer I have ever used. A Dutch makeup guru from YouTube, Nikkie de Jager, is credited with discovering this hack. Apply the balm just as you would any other primer and let it sit for about 20 seconds until it feels tacky on the skin. Apply your foundation right on top and have it last all day long! The best part is, that you can get this product for less than $5.00 at Target.

2. I believe L’Oreal has the best foundations at the drugstore. For someone with dry skin or someone who just wants a dewy finish, TRUE MATCH™ Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup is amazing. If you’re skin type is oilier or you like a matte finish, you’ll love the INFALLIBLE® Pro-Matte Foundation. The best assets of these are their prices! Both are under $13.00 and can be found at Walgreens, Target or Walmart.

3. For concealer, Maybelline’s FIT ME® CONCEALER is a winner. It is a dupe for YVES SAINT LAURENT TOUCHE ECLAT Radiance Perfecting Pen which costs a whopping $42.00 compared to the Maybelline’s concealer priced at $6.49.

4. For contouring and highlighting, Nyx has a few products that are perfect and have dual purposes. If you prefer a cream application grab the NYX WONDER STICK. For powder you can’t go wrong with their HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR PRO PALETTE. Both of these affordable at $25.00 for the palette and $12.00 for the stick.

5. To get a blinding highlight, head to colourpop and grab one of their Super Shock Highlighter’s. As of right now, Colourpop is only available online, however their products are super affordable and worth it. This highlight is only $8.00!

6. One of Sephora’s best sellers for blush is NARS blush in Orgasm and for good reason it’s beautiful! However, it’s priced at $30.00. If you’re striving for the same beautiful, shimmery, peachy-pink shade than head to Walgreens or CVS instead. Milani Cosmetics makes a beautiful dupe called Luminoso. It applies flawlessly and is only $8.00!

7. For eyeshadow, I suggest investing in a versatile palette that will last a long time. Morphe has many 35 shadow palettes. All palettes are priced at a nice $23.00. That’s just over a dollar per shadow! The infamous Urban Decay Naked palettes, are priced at a steep $54 per palette which equates to $4.50 per shadow. Morphe palettes are great quality and have easy blend-ability.

8. Next is the cheapest item on this entire list. Jordana Easyliner for Lips Retractable Pencil are great liners. They’re long-lasting and come in 8 different colors. They’re only $2.49 a piece! Additionally, on right now, they are buy one get one 50% off! You can own the whole line for $15.00, that’s less than one KAT VON D Everlasting Lip Liner

9. Another product that Colourpop makes that is amazing and affordable is their Ultra Matte Lips.They’re long lasting and comfortable on the lips.

10. Having a good set of makeup brushes is more important than usually perceived. If the brush isn’t any good than the product, good or not, will apply poorly. I have 2 options for affordable brushes. The first ones are the Real Techniques kits. They have different face and eye kits as well as their own beauty sponges. Prices range from $5.99 to $19.99. The second option is probably my favorite. Morphe cosmetics has collaborated with Liveglam and created their own subscription box. For only $20.00 a month, you will get 3-8 brushes, worth at least $30.00. It’s an effortless way to build your collection.

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Hair Growth Products You Should Try

A number of factors that include general health condition, hereditary factors, dehydration and over-styling contributes to hair problems that affects both men and women. Fortunately, the leading cosmetic products makers have developed a number of effective products that promote growth and address a variety of hair problems. But quite a number of people experiencing slow growth do not have an idea that they can address the problem using hair growth products. You can still find a remedy to these problems by following simple tips.

Hair Growth Products

These are products that have the necessary properties to protect hair, enhance appearance, stimulate regrowth and help one attain full and thick hair. Mostly, the effectiveness of the products depends on the active ingredients, the cause of the hair loss problems and consistency of application. Tangible results can be observed after using the products for a few days, weeks or even months and therefore you need to be patient and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The moment you notice first signs of thinning or slow growth for fast restoration, you should start using these products. Since even the most effective natural products for growing hair takes time for desirables outcomes to be seen you need to use the product for some time. In addition, balanced diet, plenty of water, and taking multivitamin supplements if necessary can be added to the use of hair growth products.

Key Ingredients That Support Hair Growth

To promote faster growth of thick, strong and healthy hair the best hair growth products contain vitamins, nutrients, natural oils and minerals. They also do not contain any potentially dangerous components or chemicals. The major ingredients work in different ways to deliver attractive and healthy hair.

• Vitamins

Some of the most effective hair growth products contain various vitamins that lengthen the hair cycle and provide nourishment for healthy hair. Biotin, a water-soluble vitamin B complex, supports hair development and enhances hair structure. Vitamin C promotes absorption of Iron since it is an antioxidant while vitamin B3 enhances scalp circulation to enhance growth rate, promote thickening, prevent hair damage and stimulate regeneration of hair.

• Natural Oils

Oils from natural sources are excellent in nourishing, moisturizing and protecting the existing hair. You cannot attain full and attractive hair if you focus on regeneration without protecting the existing strands. The lavender oils, for example, protect the strands and the scalp besides dealing with dryness that causes damage. The coconut oil, hazelnut oil and Argan oil are effective in addressing scalp conditions, breakage, and loss of hair color.

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Things That Girls Always Uses When Make Up

“I’ve developed into quite a swan. I’m one of those people that will probably look better and better as I get older – until I drop dead of beauty.” • Rufus Wainwright

Lipstick, mascara, compacts, moisturizer and the list goes on. No one can say that you have too many things in your bag. You are armed and ready to face whatever the day has in store for you. Determined to finish the day looking as fresh and beautiful as the moment you got out of the house.

It may cross your mind sometimes that you might be carrying a little too much despite your belief that nothing is too much. Could it be possible that all of what you’re carrying is a just additional burden to you?

Here are some of the things you must know that whatever you are carrying made themselves worthy of their place in your bag.

1. Lipstick: Applying Lipstick Is An Art-Literally

Lipstick is present in every lady’s bag. May it be lip balm, lip gloss, you name it and it’s there. It keeps the lips moisturized and prevents cracked lips. Besides, no one wants dry and chapped lips, right?

You are in a hurry and you have to jot down something, you had your paper but where was that pen? You have too many lipsticks than you have with pens so using it as a replacement doesn’t seem so bad, right?

Furthermore, with the many variations of color available, lipstick can be considered cosmetic’s Crayola. By being able to turn lipstick into coloring materials, many people around the world had tuned into their artistic side and utilized it to produce creative and astonishing art. Lipstick contributed to the world of art by artists, applying it on different mediums ranging from different parts of the body to floor-to-ceiling walls.

2. Lip Balm: A Salve In Lips And Life

Lip balm doesn’t really moisturize. It ‘seals’ the lips trapping the lips’ own moisture. But lip balm doesn’t the only function by keeping your lips moisturized. If you have too many lip balms in your bag, you can use some for different applications.

Lip balms can be used as an alternative to lotion or skin moisturizer. It can also help you prevent blisters by applying it to where you feel a lot of friction. You can also apply some lip balm on your nose if you have a cold to lessen the redness and irritation. In addition, you can also use it to lubricate zippers.

All out of lip balm? You can still use the case or the empty tube. If you want to keep that extra cash safe, you can roll it up and keep it inside an empty lip balm tube.

3. Mascara Wand: And With A Wave Of The Mascara Wand

Already ran out of mascara and you are ready to dispose of it? Don’t throw it just yet. You can still use the mascara wand for many purposes.

With the clean mascara wand, you can use it to exfoliate your lips. Apply oil or lip balm on your lips and softly pass a mascara wand over it to smooth away dead skin. You can also use it as a brush to clean cuticles and exfoliate your nails.

Aside from helping you out, mascara wands can also benefit others. A wildlife refuge discovered helpful uses of old, clean mascara wands, using it to help injured animals in their care. Instead of throwing away those mascara wands, consider donating them to help animals. Who knows, your old mascara wand may save a life.

5. Flat Irons: To Straighten Up Your Messy Life

Cosmetics aren’t the only ones that have plenty of uses. Hair-care gears, on the other hand, are versatile as well. People are getting smarter and more creative with how they utilize something and discovering a new purpose for it. Today, flat irons can do more than just curling and straightening hair.

Create creases and pleats. If flat irons can straighten out wrinkles and creases, they can also make them. Put creases and pleats on some of your ensemble for added effect and style.

Iron out wrinkles. When you forget to iron out something and find out about it when you are about to put them on, you can use a flat iron to iron out those wrinkles quick. You can iron out wrinkled collars, shirt sleeves and hems and you’re good to go. You can also use it to smooth out crumpled papers and wrinkled curtains.

Blow Those Problems Away With Hair Dryers

Hair dryers aren’t all hot air, there’s the cold shot button. Hair dryers help a whole lot other than drying hair. They can be surprisingly useful at home. Here are some useful uses of hair dryers at home.

• You can use hair dryers to blow air into inflatable mattresses or floaters using a funnel.

• Melt adhesive from a Band-Aid to get rid of it painlessly.

• Use it to remove a photo from a very sticky album page without ripping it.

• During cold seasons, you can blow dry your footwear before putting them on.

• Putting on new leather boots and blow dry it to break it easily without sacrificing your feet.

• Spray a bit of water on the clothes and blow dry it for a wrinkle-free effect.

• Restore the glaze effect of icing and frosting on your frozen cupcakes or cakes, using low heat.

• Dust off your keyboard or those hard to dust shelves at home, using the cold or cool temperature.

The Flexible World Of Your Bag Pals

The versatility of these products happens because of people’s creative way of thinking new ways to use something other from its intended purpose. Never underestimate the value of something when it has some potential uses hidden from plain sight.

Not only the things women always use can be used alternatively but everything around us can be used in other ways. It only takes some brains, a dash of creativity and a pinch of laziness to transform something useful for other things.

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How To Make Your Eyes Seems Big With Make Up

The latest eye makeup tricks mentioned here make your eyes appear bigger and beautiful. Girls should learn these trendy eye makeup techniques. These eye makeup techniques are easy, quick and effective for making your eyes alluring.


The crease and contour method of eye makeup utilizes the effects of the light and the dark. The major portions of the eyelids should have light eyeshadow. Only a little dark color should be seen on the outermost corners of your eyes.

~ Apply light-colored, matte eyeshadow matching your skin tone on your upper eyelid. This matte shadow is the basic eyeshadow. The darker color should be used on the crease and must be blended well.

~ To locate the crease, close your eyes and touch your eyelid to find the deep hollow indent on the top part of your eyelid. This hollow indent on the eyelid is the crease. The dark color would be used to define the crease.

~ Dark color should be applied on the crease when the eyes are open. Otherwise, the shading on your crease will not appear prominently.

~ Crease and contour eye makeup tricks make your eyes appear bigger and attractive.

~ Start lining your upper eyelid, very close to the lash-line near the roots using a black eyeliner pencil.

~ Smudge the outer one-third part of eyeliner pigment on the upper lash-line upwards and outwards

~ Next, use the black eye pencil to line/ shade the top crease from the outer corner of upper eyelid towards inner corner upwards, only till one-third, ending much away from your nose.

~ Smudge and blend this one-third length, top crease line using an eyeshadow sponge applicator brush. Blend this crease line outward and upward.

~ When blended properly, the dark, smudged, contoured, upper eyelid area would resemble a small, sideway ” > “.

~ Similarly, line the lower lash-line with the black eyeliner pencil till halfway only and stopping away from the nose. Now, smudge the lower line with the sponge applicator outward and downward. Eyes will now appear wide open and bigger in dimension.

~ The hint of a little black would make the eyes appear brighter. Correct smudging and blending are necessary for successful creasing and contouring.

~ Adding depth and dimension to the outer ” >” of your eyes would make them appear bigger. This is one of the best eye makeup tricks.


For a more subtle and natural look, the dotted bottom eye liner technique is used. This technique also makes your eyes appear bigger. This method involves the breaking up of your bottom eye-liner line.

Considering the shape and size of your eyes, you need to draw four to seven dots with a soft eye pencil, below your lower lashline. Avoid drawing dots very close to the inner corners of your eyes. Draw the dots lightly with your eye pencil.

Wear thick eyeliner and mascara to complement this bottom eyeliner look.


You can use eyeliner pencils for the latest ombre effect. This is also one of the most recent eye makeup tricks.

~ For this gradient eyeliner effect, choose 3 eyeliner colors from the same color family- a light, a medium, and a dark shade.

~ Line your upper or lower lash-line using these 3 eyeliner pencils.

~ When you are lining your upper lash-line, use the light shade of eyeliner pencil to line only one-third length, beginning from inner corner towards outer. Then stop.

~ Now, without any gaps, continue drawing the line with the medium shade eyeliner till one-third in the middle.

~ Similarly, continue and complete drawing the end one-third line with the darkest shade of eyeliner pencil and extend the wing a little outside and upward.

~ With a soft eye brush, using a light stroke, gently brush the three-shade horizontal line once for blending. Do not over-blend to form a single color line. The gradient eyeliner effect should be noticeable.

Gradient Color Ideas for Choosing Eyeliner Pencils:-

From Blue color family, you can use icy blue [light], turquoise blue [medium] and darkest teal blue [dark].

If you are using shades from black color family, you can choose light gray, medium gray and black.


White Eyeliner is used to make the eyes brighter and bigger. This is one of the most famous eye makeup tricks. You should hold your lower eye lid down with your finger, and apply white eyeliner on the waterline, to line the inner rim of the eye. Waterlining the eyes with white eye liner makes them look big.

Next, draw a small inner “<” shape with the white eyeliner, on the skin of the inner corner of both eyes, near the nose or tear duct area and smudge it with your finger to blend well. This highlighting eye makeup trick will brighten the inner corners of your eyes to make them appear bigger.

These techniques of eye makeup are some of the best ways to brighten your eyes.

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