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Waiting for payday but your favourite highlighter has just run out? Here are all the beauty and skincare hacks you need to know to keep you looking on fleek

 

You're getting ready for a night out with the girls, but you discover that you've just hit pan on your favourite eyeshadow. Now, it's too late to head to Sephora for a last minute desparate attempt at swatching some shadows on your lids, and you're unwilling to part ways with your hard earned dollars any further. What's the solution here? Simple - you look to alternatives you've already stocked up on to doll up your peepers instead. If your New Year’s resolution is to spend less on beauty products, and yet you’re not willing to short-change yourself, read on.

 

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Clear lip balm as highlighter

 

For some people, highlighter tends to be a little too shimmery for them. So, if you’re looking for a super cheap way to highlight without all that shimmer, use clear lip balm instead! Simply swipe some on your cheek bones and nose bridge and blend. It’ll give you that subtle dewy look without all that shimmer and glitter. 

 

Lip pencils as eyeliner

 

Feeling adventurous and brave? Try swapping your regular black o brown eyeliner for lip liners pencils! They’re soft, creamy and they look pretty too. 

 

Cheek tint as lipstick and eyeshadow

 

These days, it’s all about simple and monochrome makeup routines. To do this, use your cheek tint as both your lipstick and eye shadow. You can easily build on the colour by swiping a little more onto your eyelids. 

 

Bronzer as eyeshadow

 

Once again, the monochrome look is in! Bronzers are a great as eyeshadows because they’re usually in very flattering colours and provide that extra shimmer you need. 

 

Conditioner as shaving cream

Photo: The Singapore Women's Weekly

We’re not sure about you but, we’re usually unable to finish an entire bottle of conditioner at home. 

You can easily use conditioner as a shaving cream when trying to shave your legs or armpits! It helps your razor glide a lot more easily and you’ll get a closer shave too. 

 

Sheer lipstick as eye makeup

Photo: The Singapore Women's Weekly

Sheer lipstick can easily double up as gel eyeshadow. Not only are they pretty, they’re super easy to layer on too! 

 

This article was first published on The Singapore Women's Weekly.

 

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