Learning a few cheap beauty tips and tricks can be helpful even if you’re not forced to make adjustments to your beauty budget. After all, spending more efficiently is never a bad idea, especially when you can get the same results with little or no extra effort. Here a few budget friendly beauty fixes you can try in the comfort of your own home:

1.Reduce redness the affordable way

To reduce redness and calm irritated skin, look no further than your fridge. Milk is a great choice for reducing redness since it contains vitamin A, fats and amino acids which not only help calm the skin but also have exfoliating properties. Try soaking a clean washcloth in cold milk and placing it over your face for 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Visine can also be a good choice for reducing redness in specific spots: simply apply a small amount of product on blemishes to visibly reduce redness.

2.Treat stained nails with lemon

Nail Lemon Soak

One of the best eco friendly beauty tips for dealing with yellow stained nails is simply keeping the nails in lemon halves for five minutes or mixing 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with two tablespoons of water and soaking the nails in the mixture for 15 minutes. Be sure to moisturize after rinsing off the mixture as the citric acid can be quite drying.

3.Make the most of your eyeshadow

Eyeshadow can be used for much more than gorgeous eye makeup looks. A matte neutral toned eyeshadow that is about two shades darker than your natural skin tone can be used to contour the cheeks while a pale shimmery eyeshadow tone can easily be used as a highlighter when applied on the inner corners of each eye, on the brow bone, and on top of each cheek bone using a Q tip.

4.Skip store bought scrubs and makeup removers

One of the best budget beauty tips you can try at home is simply making your own scrubs and makeup removers since the results these products offer can be replicated with simple kitchen staples. Olive oil, petroleum jelly or even body lotion can effectively replace store bought makeup removers. A mixture of 1/2 cup raw sugar with 1/4 cup olive oil can be used as body scrub while baking soda is gentle enough to be used as a facial scrub.

Eye Makeup Removal

5. Easy affordable tricks to brighten your smile

You may probably know that mixing baking soda with water to form a paste and using it to brush your teeth a couple of times per month can help you whiten the teeth by a shade or two. What you might not know is that choosing your lipstick smartly can deliver a similar same effect. Experts say the best ways to make the teeth appear brighter is to choose lipsticks with blue undertones, so keep this in mind next time you decide to splurge on a new lipstick shade.

6.Use bronzer to create a warmer foundation tone

Once summer arrives, light foundation tones don’t cut it anymore, but buying a new product is not the only solution. If your foundation tone feels too light for summer, try adding a bit of gel bronzer to it instead of buying a brand new foundation. Be sure to add product gradually and blend well.

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