Two Makeup Tips for the Financially-Challenged (Thank You Veva)

June 8, 2011 | Posted by fashionvandals

If you’re a makeup nerd like me, you’re always looking for something new to try out. However, if like me, you’re also on a tight budget, you’ve realized it’s hard to find affordable products that offer really dramatic results (if you’ve followed this blog at all you know that I don’t even know the meaning of subtlety when it comes to makeup).

I have to thank Veronica Varlow for sharing the beauty of false eyelashes and sparkle lipstick during her latest webinar. Both of which make a huge statement and can be done quite affordably.

And by “affordably” I mean that if you can’t find a simple pair between $2-5 then you’re looking in the wrong place. I actually purchased these false lashes and the adhesive at a Dollar General (man, should I have admitted that?) and they stayed put all day.

And the recipe for sparkle lips? Just a good, tacky lip gloss and sparkles. Veva recommended a particular brand, but I just dabbed pink craft glitter onto Maybelline Colorstay lipgloss, and it performed perfectly. Just make sure not to get really big chunks of glitter (unless, of course, you want to look like a clown).

So there you have it…craft glitter and dollar store eyelashes.

5 Responses to Two Makeup Tips for the Financially-Challenged (Thank You Veva)

  1. I always wanted to try the false eyelashes, especially with a gothic lolita look. I tried once but got the glue in my eye. I have been too scared to try since then.

  2. Lucy says:

    You need to try ELF cosmetics. They’re selling them at Target now for the awesomely affordable price of $1 for nearly everything. The quality is very good too.

  3. Ally Bishop says:

    Gorgeous, Marissa. As always. Thanks for the tips!

  4. I’m glad you mentioned that, Lucy. I’ve been hearing a lot about it but I wasn’t sure. I think that’ll be my next brand to try.

  5. Hah, I don’t blame you, Leslie…I’ve had comparable experiences. Maybe you could try applying the glue with a little brush to avoid scary accidents…

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