5 Ways To Save Money When Your Addicted To Buying Makeup

Anyone who’s into makeup knows how difficult it can be on the wallet…we all know the struggle lol. So I thought I’d compile a short list of tips on how you can save cash moneys and still get yourself some makeup goodies.money_lipstick375x250

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1. Multi Usage Products

  • Try to buy and use multifunctional products. For example a shimmery champagne eyeshadow can also be used as a cheek bone highlight, or a bronzer as an eyeshadow, crease shade, or eyeliner.
  • Cream blushes can be doubled as a lip stains.
  • Face primers can be a great alternative to a lip primer to stop your lipstick from bleeding.
  • Translucent powders are a great way to turn any foundation or lipstick mat.

2. Samples

  • When purchasing beauty products online go for the free samples (if they offer any). This is a great way to try new products without 100% committing to them.
  • When buying products in store ask for samples. If this isn’t possible ask to try the product on your face. Wear it for the day and see how it reacts with your skin, how long it lasts etc and you can purchase it when you feel confident that you like it.

3. Research

  • Research products online before buying them. Check out reviews and swatches so you can make an informed decision before you commit to purchasing. This is especially important when buying drugstore products that don’t always have testers available in store.
  • Researching will also help you find dupes and alternatives which might be more budget friendly.

4. Sanitation

  • No need to buy deep cleansing brush cleanser, just use a mild soap, even the one you use to wash yourself with.
  • For spot cleaning your brushes try a spritz of rubbing alcohol it can also be used to disinfect powdered makeup products.
  • Rubbing alcohol can also be used to fix any broken powdered products.

5. Budget

  • Create a savings account dedicated to your love of makeup. Add whatever you can each month so you can save up and splurge without having to compromise.
  • If your shopping in store create a list and stick to it, that way your sure to stay within your budget.
  • Go through what you already own and be realistic with what you actually “need”. Discard any products you don’t like or use and sell the ones that are in a good and sanitary condition and you can add the profits to your makeup fund.

I hope this was useful and if you have some other great tips don’t forget to leave it in the comments section :)

Hugs from Beauty Land

How To Prevent Under Eye Concealer From Creasing

Concealer is indeed a girls best friend, it covers up any nasty blemishes and sun spots, as well as covering those pesky dark under eye circles. Yet it can be problematic for many people, from a dry and cakey finish to excessive creasing which both enhances the look of fine lines. In my line of work I get girls and guys on the daily asking me how to combat these problems so I decided to offer some great tips so your under eye concealer looks and stays fresh and beautiful all day long.

1. Before application apply a generous amount of eye cream. A hydrated area will diminish creasing.

2. Use a primer to prep the area before application. You can use one made specifically for the are such as the Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer. I also like to use a combination of the Make Up For Ever Primers in Nourish and Smoothing (Check out my full review here for more details).Smashbox_PhotoFinish_Hydrating_UnderEyePrimermakeupforever_step1_skinEqualizer_primers3. Use a creamy rather then a thicker/dryer texture of concealer. The more creamy the texture the less it will emphasize fine lines and provoke creasing. I like to use the Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer but it is a tad on the thick and dry side so I like to mix a bit of the HD Concealer in to make it creamier and thinner in texture.

Make Up For Ever HD Concealer + Full Cover 4. If you have a concealer that’s too thick and dry in texture you can also add a bit of eye cream to thin the product and provide more hydration.

5. Apply a light layer of translucent setting powder to the area after application in order to absorb excess product (which leads to creasing) and to make sure the product stays in place. Although powder foundations do the trick I find a translucent powder to provide more hold and longevity such as the the Make Up For Ever HD Powder or the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder.Laura Mercier Secter Camouflage Powder + Make Up For Ever HD Pressed powder and Pro Finsih As you can see the main culprit of under eye creasing tends to be due to dryness, so keep that under eye area hydrated and perky for a flawless long lasting finish.

Do  you have problems with under eye creasing? What are some of your solutions and HG products?

Hugs from Beauty Land

Top 5 Pink Lipsticks for Spring and Summer

Nothing screams spring and summer more than a pink lipstick. Whether your taste is something light and girly, or vibrant and bold I have the lipsticks for you.

BestPinkLipsticks_Spring/Summer20151. Nyx Butter Lipstick in Hubba Bubba Waouh: A sheer light pink with slight peachy undertone and a cream finish.

BestPinkLipsticks_Spring/Summer2015_NYX_ButterLipstick2. Lime Crime Great Pink Planet: A true baby pink with slight purple undertones and a cream finish.

BestPinkLipsticks_Spring/Summer2015_LimeCrime3. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense 51: Mid toned pink with blue undertones and a cream finish.

BestPinkLipsticks_Spring/Summer2015_MUFE_Lipstick514. Mac Candy Yum Yum: Vibrant hot pink with a matte finish.

BestPinkLipsticks_Spring/Summer2015_Mac_CandyYumYum5. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense 36: Bold and deep hot pink with a blue under tone and cream finish.

BestPinkLipsticks_Spring/Summer2015_MUFE_36Here’s some swatches and side by side comparisons of all the shades. Don’t forget you can click on the pics for a larger image!!

BestPinkLipsticks_Spring/Summer2015_Swatches(From Top to Bottom: NYX Butter Lipstick in Hubba Bubba Waouh, Lime Crime Great Pink Planet, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense 51, Mac Candy Yum Yum, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense 36)

I love all these shades whether used alone, with gloss or lip liner, or a combination of a few of them. Whats your favorite pink lipstick to wear for spring and summer?

Hugs from Beauty Land