12 Beauty Hacks For Every Broke Girl To Add To Her Regime

Diply 19 Dec 2017

If you're like me, your makeup bag consists of just the basics, some of which may or may not have expired sometime in the last year or two. Your blush doubles as your eyeshadow, and you use everything to the last drop.

Congratulations! You're frugal and, like the rest of us, can't keep up with today's makeup prices.

Everyone needs a little help sometimes.

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Lucky for you, we've gathered up some beauty hacks every broke girl like me can indulge in.

So get your pen and paper out, and take note!

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1. Turn your pencil eyeliner into gel eyeliner.

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There's no need to buy two separate eyeliners, especially since one will expire before you use it all!

Light a flame to your pencil and voilà — whole new effect!

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2. Coat your lashes in baby powder before applying mascara.

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I see you, mascara brands trying to make us buy one for volume and one for color.

No need when you have some handy baby powder! (Which doubles as dry shampoo for blondes!)

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3. Make your own dry shampoo.

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Dry shampoo is a hack itself, and baby powder can be found at the dollar store, but for the brunettes, mix arrowroot and cocoa powder with lavender, rosemary, and peppermint essential oils to keep your roots oil-free!

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4. Not only are beets delicious and healthy, but they double as a lip stain!

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They stain our clothes, so they might as well stain something we want stained!

This beauty hack also works on the cheeks as a blush substitute.

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5. Solve all your problems with castor oil.

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The best products we can spend our precious dollars on are those that have multiple uses.

Behold castor oil and all of its benefits!

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Let's talk about our lips for a second.

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They are always chapped, especially in the winter!

Lip scrubs can solve this problem, but are we really going to spend money on something we could make ourselves?

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6. This simple lip scrub recipe is the answer!

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Using household items most of us already have around the house.

The only thing stopping us is our own laziness, so give it a try and you won't be sorry.

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7. DIY cucumber cleanser.

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We spend so much money on trying out cleansers throughout our lives.

Doesn't it make more sense to try some cheaper options out and see if one of them work best for you? Be sure to refrigerate leftovers!

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8. Honey solves everything!

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Use it by itself or mixed with other products — either way, honey is a proven problem solver.

And if you don't like it on your face, it just so happens to also taste delicious!

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9. Make your own bath bombs!

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I know — genius!

All it takes is citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, coconut oil, and your favorite essential oils! So much cheaper and you can make them any scent you want.

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Bath bombs are the ultimate treat we give ourselves...and others.

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Wouldn't you be much more inclined to treat yourself if you could do it on a budget?!

Make them in bulk and save some for gifts!

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10. Discover tea tree oil.

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This lifesaver is known to treat the skin.

Whether infused in cleansers, toners, and moisturizers or using the oil for direct spot treatment, tea tree oil is definitely our friend.

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11. Use this body butter recipe and never buy a body lotion again!

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Another recipe to use for yourself and others.

We all like a craft or cooking day, so why not get friends together and make skincare products?

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12. Use some more home ingredients for a face mask.

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Make this moisturizing mask by mixing a tablespoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of honey.

Keep the mask on for about 15–20 minutes and rinse with warm water!

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Now sit back and behold the beauty you see in the mirror.

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After using these broke girl beauty hacks, you'll be ready to impress everyone you know with your secrets, and have some extra pocket change!

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