A celebrity makeup artist has unveiled the ways to cut your beauty budget and still look gorgeous, as the cost of living crisis puts the Brits under increasing pressure.
The government is under mounting pressure to intervene after it was announced this week that inflation had hit 9%, the highest rate in 40 years.
The Bank of England chief economist warned that high inflation could continue well into the next year as energy and food supply disruptions continue to push prices up. But there is great division among ministers on how to tackle the problem.
But it’s not just about food and bills. In October, Unilever warned of impending inflation for beauty products, saying the prices of resins, paper, transportation, labour, energy and ingredients were rising.
Speaking to FEMAIL, celebrity makeup artist Edy London, who is originally from Poland and now lives in London, revealed that you can lower the price of your beauty regimen with a few simple tricks.
The expert, who has worked with the likes of Trinny Woodall, Ellie Goulding and Mel B, said he advised against buying anything that is recommended by influencers and not to splash out on big names and instead tailor your skincare regimen to you. to vote.
A celebrity makeup artist has unveiled the ways to cut your beauty budget and still look gorgeous, as the cost of living crisis puts the Brits under increasing pressure. Stock image is pictured
USE COCONUT OIL AS A MAKE-UP REMOVER AND MOISTURIZER
Edy says, ‘Use coconut oil as a natural makeup remover to save money.
Coconut oil is a popular highly moisturizing oil that is very gentle on the skin and removes even waterproof makeup.
“You can also use it as a moisturizer on your body, it’s cheaper and better than most expensive skincare brands.”
PAINT OVER GEL NAILS
Edy added: ‘When your gel manicure grows out, paint it over with a matching nail polish.
‘It gives me an extra week.
Originally from Poland and now living in London, Edy London is an eyelash extension specialist loved by the likes of style guru Trinny Woodall, Love Island’s Arabella Chi and singer Ellie Goulding
USE A MOUSLINE CLOTH TO WASH YOUR FACE
‘Using a muslin cloth (which costs just £1) to remove your make-up is another great way to save money in the long run, and it’s much better for the environment.
“One of my big savings was switching to makeup that contains UVA and UVB, so you don’t have to buy two separate products.
‘Heliocare Color Gel (€22) works perfectly for me!
‘It protects my skin all day long because it contains SPF 50, it is tinted and relatively opaque for a UV protection cosmetic. I apply a small amount with Edy London Buffing brush #7.
“It’s a great product to layer lightly so you don’t have too much on. You can of course build up for heavier coverage.
MULTI-TASK YOUR MAKEUP
Instead of buying many different products, invest in
Edy adds: ‘Use cream blush as lip color and vice versa’
Mix a clear gloss with any shade of lipstick to create different shades of gloss.
‘Also so easy to mix and match products – cream blush as lip tint, bronzer as eyeshadow, eyeshadow to fill in eyebrows’
USE BRUSHES TO LONGER MAKEUP
Makeup brushes are great if you want to make your makeup look professional and if you want your product to last.
‘First of all, it’s a great tool to apply, and secondly, the makeup lasts longer and you save a lot of product – good brushes take the perfect amount of product so you don’t waste any.
‘In fact they will help you use your makeup to the last bit, especially lipsticks, eyeshadows and powders – they will reach the unreachable deepest parts of your makeup jar! You will be amazed at how much you save!
The most obvious is a lipstick brush! You will notice that you touch up less and the lipstick will last longer if you apply it with the brush!
Edy recommends using the Heliocare Color Gel as an ‘all in one’
‘You also ensure that you get the most out of the product by brushing it out to the last bit!
Also keep the old mascara brush to use as an eyebrow brush and run through the lashes after applying mascara to remove clumps and separate lashes.
MAKE YOUR OWN BODY SCRUB
‘Use homemade body scrub to save money.
“My favorite is a coffee scrub. Because I love the smell and texture.
“All you need is half a cup of coffee grounds, to tablespoons like hot water and a tablespoon of coconut oil, warmed up”
‘A really good natural lip scrub is brown sugar, olive oil and essential peppermint oil to plump up the lips’
AVOID INFLUENCED PRODUCTS
Edy says: ‘A lot of people waste their money on skin care that is not suitable for their skin type.
“Most of us see a paid ad posted by influencers and unfortunately fall into the trap of being easy targets.”
Instead, Edy suggests making sure the skincare is right for you.
‘A good skin care regimen is key! Once you’ve tailored your regimen to your skin type, you’ll stop looking for new products.
WATCH OUT FOR SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAMS
‘Subscription programs are always nice, you get newsletters with discount codes.
“It goes without saying that Black Friday is one of the best times to shop.
“This includes beauty salons selling their services in packages that are often heavily discounted, especially now that salons are back in business after suffering from lockdown, they crave corporate treatments sold in bulk!
“If you have a dermatologist or a facial specialist, discuss your concerns, they will help you with products to add to your beauty regime.
‘The consultation may cost you money initially, but you will save money in the long run if you stick to products you need!
“It certainly helped me stay within my budget.
“It’s important to have a good skincare regimen that’s tailored just for you — everyone had a different skin type. So what ever works for me doesn’t mean it will work for you.”
GET A SAMPLE BEFORE YOU BUY
Edy also advised that a great way to see if a product is worth it is to get samples — which are often free — before you buy.
“If you can’t talk to a dermatologist or facialist, at least get a sample of a product you’re interested in and test it out before buying.
“I work in a beauty industry and I talk to women a lot, a majority of them admit they have a ton of products in the bathroom that they don’t use – seemed like a good idea at the time to buy it.
USE PRIMER & SETTING TO LONGER MAKEUP
“For me, I love primers, especially the ones for pores and oily skin (I only use it in the T-zone.
Make-up forever setting spray (€ 22) is great!
‘I think setting sprays are great if your skin feels dry or tight. I also like to spray them on a beauty blender for a sheer base.
“For me to make my makeup last longer: definitely primer, and then I have to touch up all day long with my Laura Mercier translucent pressed powder for my T-zone (because I get oily).
‘For heavier eye makeup – eye primers hold it all in place for me!