Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized
So, you’re a beauty junkie (why else would you be reading this blog?). There are worse things to be, but in this economy, you’ve got to play it smart—get more bang for your buck. Here are a few recession-proof beauty tips to help you cut back and still look your best.
Be a Multi-tasker
Instead of buying dozens of products with individual uses, look for multi-purpose makeup and skin care products. For example, try a makeup pencil that you can use as an eyeliner, lip liner and brow enhancer all in one. Or, ditch your sheer lip gloss for an all-over balm that also conditions hands, nails and elbows. Trade in your run-of-the-mill foundation for a multi-tasking formula like Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup—foundation, powder and concealer with SPF 15. Trust us, your wallet and your makeup bag with thank you.
Enjoy an At-home Facial
Who doesn’t love a trip to the spa? It can do wonders for your skin, body and mind. Unfortunately, it can also cost a pretty penny. To save time and money, save the spa outings for special occasions and try an at-home facial treatment like While You Were Out by Pür Minerals. This 60-day anti-aging skin fitness system firms, smoothes and brightens the complexion without the irritation of traditional peels—and at a fraction of the cost.
Get Back to Your Roots
If you color your hair, you know that those salon visits can add up. Going back to your original hair color is a great way to save money. Think of it as a makeover, you’ll have a whole new look—without all the maintenance. If you can’t do without your highlights, you can stretch out the time between salon visits with at-home hair care products. Use a color-boosting shampoo and hair sunscreen—we love the Aveda Color Conserve line—to protect your locks and make your dye job last longer.