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6 ways to save money on your makeup

27 February 2014, 13:31Shahnaz Loves Beauty

Abuja - You don’t have to be rich to look fab! Here are ways to be economical with your makeup kit.

Here are products that have multiple uses:

Lipstick: This can be used on cheeks for a beautiful cream finish that really gives that healthy and natural colour. In the video I used a pink lipstick for both my lips and cheeks. So if you want a pop of colour but you can’t afford to spend a fortune, then you can try this out.

Eyeshadow: If you don’t want to go out and buy a brow kit or brow pencil then you can use a matt shdow to fill your brows too.

For fairer skin tones you can use a lighter shade like a taupe and for the darker skinned girls go for a very dark brown like Espresso from Bobbi Brown or a black for the really bold brow depending on how dark your skin is.

Pearly or Champagne Shimmer eyeshadows are great as a highlighter for on top of the cheek bones, on the bridge of the nose and on the cupids bow.

Eye pigments: I love using matt pigments that would normally be used on the eyes to matt a lipstick. It gives the look of an extra dimension that can be very cool especially if you're going really bright.

Alternatively go for a shimmer pigment and pop into the inner part of your lips to create a two tone lip with an extra pop.

Bronzers: These are great to use on the eyes into the crease to create real definition while still going the more natural route. A cream contour product can be used on the eyes too, which looks amazing with a red lip.

Eye liners & Lip liners: These double up as lip liners sometimes and if you want to create the two tone lip where the lip is a dark shade on the outside and then blends into a red lip, use a black liner or gel to create the outline and then apply the red onto the lips and blend with a blending brush.

Lip liners can also be used as an eyeliner but obviously not all colours that work on your lip will work on your eye and vice versa. But  a maroon, plum shade or even a deep purple lip liner would look beautiful on the eyes.

Finishing powders: If you don’t want to go out and buy a matt lipstick then pat some translucent powder onto your lips using your fingers. This will give your lips a matt finish. But remember to apply lip balm underneath the lipstick first so your lips don’t dry out.

Hope you enjoyed my tips!

Read more tips at Shahnaz's blog.

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