If you're a glamazon like me, chances are you were mesmerized with the cosmetic counters at the mall since you were a young a lass (or lad). The dazzling packaging of fancy night creams and glittering lip glosses so neatly arranged on the glass shelves always seemed to beckon me to their counter. When I got a little older, I would have to stop and test a foundation color or sample a luxurious mist of fragrance. When I discovered the price (gulp) to my chagrin, I walked away slowly and into the food court for soda and french fries that my humble collegiate wallet could afford.
A few years after that, I became an Esthetician and in skin care school, I learned quite a bit about pretentious beauty products...that many of them were encased in sophisticated packaging and their celebrity-endorsed advertising made us consumers believe that what was inside the jar or bottle would make us look like the celebrity that was modeling that particular item. Moreover, I learned that sometimes the cheaper products were actually just as effective, if not more effective than their costly counterparts! Marketing is powerful.
DIY Lip Gloss
Yes, you can actually make your own lip gloss for super cheap. Simply mix some Vaseline and a lipstick of your choice together with a cotton swab and voila- a custom-made lip gloss.
DIY Toner/ Facial Spray/Makeup Setter
DIY Facial Mask
Moisturizers Straight From Your Kitchen
Cheap Eye Makeup Remover