5 Cost Effective Beauty Hacks Every Nigerian Girl Should Know

Not every Nigerian Women can afford all the beauty cosmetics used by our celebrities!

You may not have all the MUA collections and beauty products arrays, but you can still look good. Looking good on a budget is why beauty hacks were invented.

Here are some beauty hacks that will keep you slaying all the time;

#1.  Pencil to Gel liner

You can’t spend money on both gel eyeliners and the pencil kind. If you have the pencil liner, you can turn it into a gel liner in two steps. Place the tip of the pencil over a naked flame for some seconds. Pop into the refrigerator to cool and then apply. Same finish as a gel liner.

 

Photo: Cosmetic Candy

#2.  Drying nail polish

If you do your manicure or pedicure yourself, then drying it quickly can sometimes be very necessary.

Ever tried living in the same house with a Naija mum? Errand will is your second name. And you have to be available at all times.

The fastest way to dry your newly painted finger/toe nails is to stick them into cold water for a few minutes.

Girl Holding a Bottle of Nail Polish

Photo: OPI

#3.  Long lasting lipstick

I have two tricks I use to get my lipstick to last all day. If you have a concealing foundation, apply that to your lips after lining them properly. Then apply lipstick. It will stay all day.

If you don’t have a concealing foundation, simply place some tissue over your already applied lipstick. Then apply some powder onto it. Same result.

These Photos Prove Nigerian Women Slay in Purple LipstickPhoto: YouTube

#4.  Makeup wipes alternative

Honestly, makeup wipes aren’t all they are cracked up to be. They cost a lot of money and they hardly last. Try baby wipes instead. Not only are they a cheaper alternative, they last much longer than traditional makeup wipes. And they leave your face feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom.

Make up wipesPhoto: TonysonNG

#5.  Apply perfect mascara

I hate when I’m applying mascara and it messes up my look by smudging on my  eyelids. My solution: business cards. I place a business card behind my lashes before I apply mascara. It straightens my lashes. And prevents mascara from smudging on my eyelids.

black girl makeup

Photo: BlackAndKillingIt

Please share any other beauty hacks you know in the comment box below…