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When you want to wear makeup, but you have a tight budget, there are certain essentials you can’t afford to do without. They help you to care for your skin and allow you to create a look you can wear every day. After acquiring these basics, it is easier to add some trendy makeup products to your collection. If you stick to some basics rather than lashing out at unnecessary products, you can afford to focus on quality.
Try out home treatments
Professional treatments are great, but when you’re on a tight budget, taking certain things into your own hands can help you to save. If you love a golden glow, but you can’t afford a professional tan, you can use salon-quality tanning products at home. Doing a home hair conditioning deep treatment means you can indulge in a bubble bath while it gets to work.
It can be easy to spend a fortune on eye makeup products, such as mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow etc. DIY eyelash extensions offer a way to enhance your eyes, so you don’t even really need to use other eye makeup products. If you do want to use them, you will probably need less as the lashes already emphasize your eyes. Lilac St, Mac, Ardell and Vavalash offer natural looking lash extensions that are easy to apply at home.
Keep your skincare simple
A regular routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin is always important, but it matters even more if you’re on a budget. Your makeup doesn’t have to work as hard if you care properly for your skin. Keep it simple with a good quality cleaner, toner, and moisturizer suited to your skin type. Rather purchase high-quality skincare products with active ingredients than spend too much on makeup you don’t really need.
Apply primer and foundation
If you use products in the right order, you don’t need to use them as much. For instance, if you apply a primer before you apply foundation, you need less foundation. A foundation is often the most difficult part of your makeup to get right. You need to decide on the type of coverage you want and match it to your skin type and undertones. Foundation minimizes any discoloration of redness of the skin.
Don’t skip the concealer
Using a concealer helps to cover up dark circles under your eyes or skin blemishes. Concealers come in full coverage and other formulations. The one you choose will depend on how much you need to cover up. If you stick to a regular skincare routine, you shouldn’t have as much to cover up. The shade of the concealer should be as close to your foundation shade as possible.
Use blush for a healthy glow
Wearing blush can make a big difference to your appearance. If your foundation is opaque, it can make your complexion a little flat and blush can improve this. The blush comes in various formulations, including creams, powders, and gels. The shade of your blush must also suit your skin tone. Pink and peach tones of blush are usually better for fair-to-medium-toned skin, whereas purples and maroons work better on dark skin tones.
Applying blush on the apples of your cheeks and diagonally upward to your hairline highlights your natural face contours. This looks better than just adding it to the apples of your cheeks as long as you blend it in well.
Use multi-tasking products
Today it is possible to buy products that can multitask. Foundations may act as a primer, moisturizer and an SPF all in one. You can buy a multi-stick to apply a perfect wash of color to your lips and cheeks. There are dual-ended pencils you can use for highlighting and contouring. You can give your cheeks and eyes a glow with a pearlescent highlighter.
Buy the right tools
You can buy spoolie brushes cheaply, and they have many different uses when applying makeup. You can use them for everything from untangling your eyelash extensions to combing your brows. It’s worth buying a whole set of brushes for different purposes. You will need thin brushes for details and thicker ones to apply powders. You will need a soft, fluffy brush for blending and a denser one for applying blush.