Does anyone have any great beauty tips and tricks?
An Elmer's glue stick makes for a really great brow wax! They cost about $1 and work just as well as actual brow waxes.
I'm a huge fan of vitamin C serums but they're so expensive. About a year ago I started making my own with L-Ascorbic acid powder that I bought on Amazon for $12, distilled water and essential oils. I actually think it works better than the pricey storebought stuff. However, it's not shelf-stable like the premade serums you find so I need to make a new batch at least once a week. My $400 a year Vit C habit now only costs me about $20, which makes it a great DIY solution.
One of my favorite makeup "tricks" is keeping my favorite mascara brush. My favorite mascara brush comes with Eyeko's Lash Alert! It's really curved and the bristles are perfect. The problem is, I wasn't a huge fan of the actual mascara. So, I cleaned that brush off and started it using with the mascara formula I do like. No need to throw the great brushes away, just clean them really good and keep using them ;)
Speaking of mascara, you can use a few drops of contact/saline solution to get a few more uses out of a tube of mascara that's drying out.
I started putting a few drops castor oil (from a health store) in my mascara. Im older so i needed help with mascara flaking and thinning lashes. I LOVE the results!
I used to pay too much money for eye serums, i found an off brand of eye serum with hyaluronic and caffeine which are main ingredients in the serum i was using that cost $20. The serum from marshals was $6.
I recommend using a white eye shadow to make the shape of your nose pop-out. What you want to do is dip your makeup brush into the white eyeshadow. Next contour the top of your nose with the eyeshadow. After that blend it. Now your nose will pop-out. So you don't have to waste money on the contour. I've been doing this for a year now, and it works perfectly.
Using very little makeup is great. I found that using simple items like an eyelash curler, mascara, and a lip moisturizer/tint is all you really need. Using these three simple things helps with the natural look.