We all know the feeling – we’re bored of our current make-up routine, but we’re tight on cash and don’t want to spend a fortune on new products. Luckily, there are many ways you can shake up your routine using the products you already have.
Take a look below for ideas to make your make-up collection work harder:
Create a lip stain
Instead of going out and buying a new lip stain, create your own with a lip liner and some lip balm. Apply the balm first, using a tissue to absorb any excess grease. Mix the liner with some balm on the back on your hand and press your lips against it. Mix and blot again until you get the colour you want.
Use eyeshadow and eyeliner interchangeably
Adding just a touch of water to your eyeshadow turns it into a great alternative for eyeliner. Equally, a chunky eyeliner can be used on the lids, just be sure to blend well with a soft brush. This means you can experiment with different colours and looks.
Use highlighter under your foundation
Fancy a more dewy look? Apply a little liquid highlighter to your entire face before applying your usual foundation. This will give you a natural looking glow without you having to splurge on a new foundation.
Turn lipstick into blush
If you fancy a different color on your cheeks, take a look at your lipstick collection. Blend berry and pink shades onto your cheeks by tapping in a circular motion.
Try shimmery shadow on your lips
Give your lips a subtle shine with a shimmery eyeshadow. Apply a non-greasy balm first, then the eyeshadow and then more balm. Keep in mind that this won’t last as long as your usual lipstick, but it makes a fun change.
Intensify eyeshadow colour
To make the colours of your eyeshadow really bold, just add water. Use a slightly damp brush to apply your colour of choice for a really vibrant look. When you do this, apply from the lash line to the crease.
Try lip liner on your lids
Berry and purple tones on the eyes have been all the rage lately. If you have these colours in lipliners, give them a try on your eyes. Try it as liner or as a base for a powder eyeshadow to add depth.