We know how hard it can be saving up for a wedding, or for a deposit on a house after you’re married. When four or maybe even five figures is your goal, is can be easy to get demotivated – and you could be forgiven for thinking that little savings here and there won’t make much of a difference.
But they do – and a great area in which you can save is makeup and beauty products.
Don’t get us wrong. On your big wedding day, you’ll want to look your absolute best and not scrimp on quality, and an easy way to ensure that is to hire help. For instance, if you’re looking for a makeup artist in Manchester, and need someone who can travel to your home or venue on the day itself, Asian bridal specialists like Fazila are money well-spent.
But in the months leading up to this, there’s nothing wrong with cutting a corner here and there and taking the cheaper option. Here are a few little-known beauty tips we put together, recommended by beauty industry professionals:
Plump With Spice
Did you know that the acting agent doing most of the work in lip plumping products is cinnamon? Just so we’re clear – we’re not suggesting you cover your lips with ground spices. But a dab of cinnamon oil – which you can easily get from health food stores – will work as a more natural and cheaper plumping agent.
Give Your Hair a Day Off
If you wash your hair every day, try going down to once every two days. This will help your shampoo and conditioner go further, and by not washing the essential oils out so frequently, your hair will be healthier and less prone to drying out.
Be Eco-Friendly With Your Makeup
Going green doesn’t just help the environment. Sometimes, makeup manufacturers will reward you for it too. For example, MAC has been known to offer free lipsticks to those who recycle their old tubes. And with compacts, it is usually more cost effective to buy refills as opposed to fresh containers.
Make Your Foundation Go Further
Instead of buying your usual shade, try buying a darker bronzer, and mixing it with a light moisturiser to make it last a little longer.