When money is tight, you can’t always replace your favourite beauty boosters when you want to. With these tips, we’ll show you how to make the best of what you’ve got, on a budget.
Add Volume to Your Hair
Mousse is the most effective volume boosting product. It contains resins that coat each hair and make it thicker – and it’s cheaper than more specialist hair products.
Take a palmful of mousse and apply it from the roots towards the tips, flip your head upside down and use the hairdryer until your hair is barely damp. When you flip back up you’ll have big hair, ready to style. Choose a round brush – the sort your hairdresser uses to blow dry your hair. A 2” round brush will hold your hair away from the scalp and give it lift from the roots.
Brighten Your Smile
We all want a brighter smile, and if you’re looking for teeth whitening in Cardiff there is no substitute for a professional salon such as http://cathedraldentalclinic.com/cosmetic-dentistry-cardiff/teeth-whitening-cardiff/. If the budget isn’t that flexible, then you could try brushing with a paste made of baking soda to give a little whitening boost.
Choose lipstick that has blue undertones, as those make teeth look whiter by contrast. If you compare similar colours you should be able to tell which are bluer.
Hide Dark Circles
Start with your eye cream and give it time to sink in, then don’t skimp on the concealer – apply it generously, blend it well and, if you can still see dark circles apply a second layer. Set the concealer with powder before applying foundation. This works well for all skin tones.
Use tea bags for an eye masque – the caffeine helps shrink blood vessels that cause the darkness and combats puffiness. Put two bags in boiling water for a few seconds, then chill them in ice water before applying to your eyes.
Minimise Blemishes and Wrinkles
Concealer is key here, too. Use one a shade or two lighter than your foundation and apply with a brush to the area. Top that with a dot of foundation to help it blend in seamlessly. Stop excess make up gathering in laughter lines by blending well with a dry sponge, particularly around the eyes.