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Double Time: Hairspray for Eyebrows, Eye Cream for Lips, Lip Balm for Hands

  • by Maria Denardo
  • posted at 11:00 am
  • October 21, 2010

Saving money in this economy means it’s time to get creative. No longer do we have the luxury of buying whatever we want when we want it. However, skimping on beauty products is no easy task. By now most of us have our go-to brands and trusted favorites so what do we keep buying, what do we hold off on, and what do we buy for less? Just like with your wardrobe, a good rule of thumb is spend money on the basic pieces that will last and save on the items that will only be around a season or two. In order to translate this to the beauty world, think of your cleansing products, moisturizers, and essential makeup items as your foundation. Leave the crazy-colored eye shadows, lipstick, and blush for a cheaper cousin. Another effective way to save is using your beauty products for more than their intended purpose: lipstick as cream blush, lip balm for dry hands, hairspray for eyebrow gel, and eye cream for lips. Follow our lead and you’ll have double the benefits with half the cost.

Philosophy Hope in a Tube Eye and Lip Cream

Fight aging and dryness with a 2-in-1 formula. Philosophy Hope in a Tube Eye and Lip Cream works double-duty by firming up the skin around your eyes and moisturizing your lips.

Kiehl's Lip Balm #1

Are you a compulsive lip balm user? No need to stress; this is one time your habit comes in handy. Apply your balm (Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 works wonders) liberally to chapped or cracked hands. One less step is one less worry.

L' Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray

Who can afford eyebrow gel at a time like this? Crafty women are turning to their beauty closets to tame unruly brows. Spray your hairspray on a separate well-marked toothbrush, sweep across eyebrows, and go.

xoxo
Maria Denardo

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