Cheap Beauty Trick

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You don't need a ton of new products to look your hottest. Follow these tips and get extra mileage out of your make-up. 

Turn old into new. Instead of buying new lipsticks, layer your existing ones to create new options. Combine brown and pink to make a sultry rose, - red and purple for plum, and coral and red for fuchsia. 

Make your red lipstick racier. Apply pressed powder in between coats to intensify your everyday red lipstick. The powder pulls out the oil from the lipstick, so you're left with a deep, matte stain, which is exactly the kind of effect you want right now. 

Outline your pucker with a brow pencil. To prevent your bold lip colour from creeping past the corners, rim your mouth with a flesh-coloured brow pencil - it'll prevent any smudging. 

Pat foundation over your lips. The nude, mod lip is the balance to this season's rich colours. You don't even need any lipstick to pull it off. Just dip a make-up sponge in foundation, press it to your lips, and let it dry for a few seconds. Finish it off with a clear lip gloss to add some shine, and your good to go. 

Plump your lips. Sparkly eyeshadow dabbed in the center of your lips gives the effect of fullness. The shimmer draws light, so your lips seem to bow out naturally 

Conceal dark circles. Use taupe eveshadow under your lower lashes to offset any blueish tones, it's an insider trick if you're running low on concealer. 

Define your brows. Use mascara to accentuate your shape and conceal any patchy gaps. 

Get glowy. Mix a pinch of metallic shadow into face cream to warm your complexion. 

Trade blush for bronzer. To get chiseled cheekbones, sweep bronzer (instead of powder blush) onto cheeks. "This creates shadows and depth so your cheekbones stand out more," notes Shane. 

Rub face primer on your body. Skin- revealing dresses are on-trend, so your legs and arms need to shine. The pros smooth on regular make-up primer. Primers contain light diffusers that even out and enhance your skin tone. So it's great to apply it anywhere you want to draw extra attention. 

Swirl cherry lip gloss on your cheeks. Use bright red gloss or balm on your apples to enhance your natural glow. You can layer on more or less to get the exact rosiness that you want. 

"Paint" on your foundation. Models looked especially airbrushed on the runways. To get the look: use a make-up brush to put on a liquid foundation. The bristles evenly distribute the product, so you get this soft veil of coverage. When going over tricky areas (like under the eyes or around the nose), squeeze the tip to flatten the edge to smooth out lines. Every few days, remember to wash your brush with shampoo to remove build-up.

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