Make your makeup last longer
Here are Sue’s 15 steps to stay chic,
with five buys everyone can afford below.
Nail varnish dried out?
Add a tiny drop of remover,
shake and it’s as good as new.
Use all-in-one products like a lip,
cheek and eye stick.
Heat dried-out mascara with a hairdryer for a
few seconds to make it last longer.
Scoop out the last of your lipsticks and heat
for a few seconds in a microwave.
Mix and press into a small container
and you’ll have a new shade.
Buy eye palettes with more than one colour shadow.
It’s much more cost effective to buy four than one.
A big powder brush can double with blusher
but make sure you clean it well between applications.
An old, clean toothbrush can be used for eyebrows
and an old mascara wand washed thoroughly
can be used for separating lashes.
For an intensive treatment for very dry hair,
apply a tablespoon of cooking oil, comb through,
wrap in a towel and leave for 20 minutes.
Then wash and condition as normal.
Visit department store beauty counters
for freebies and samples.
Most will make you up for nothing too.
Buy in bulk.
Stores are desperate for business and there
are lots of three-for-two or buy-one-get-one-free
offers available for beauty bargain hunters.
Turn ordinary mascara into the lash-lengthening
variety by dusting your lashes with loose
translucent powder first.
Put your lip and eyeliners in the fridge
for ease of sharpening –
and they are less likely to break.
Dampen cotton wool with water
so it doesn’t soak up lots of toner
or varnish remover.
Eye shadow can double as eyeliner
by applying it with a damp cotton bud.
Sharpen blunt eyebrow tweezers
by rubbing sandpaper along the edges.
Turn foundation into tinted moisturiser
by adding a small amount of your
foundation to your daily moisturiser.