Miracle product: Lansinoh (or other purified Lanolin products)
Where can I get it?: Pharmacies, chemists, where most baby products can be purchased
Cost: Varies, but usually around $5-15 for 7-56g tubes
|Breastfeeding Mums Unite|
It's yellow, thick and a little sticky but I use it religiously on my lips as a flavourless and odourless lip balm. And when my heels get dry and hard, I slather it on before I go to bed and I wake up with soft, smooth feet! It's cheap and the most effective product I've ever come across! Also works on your cuticles.
Problem: Stubborn makeup
Miracle product: Extra Virgin Olive Oil (also known as "The Oil Cleanse Method"
Where can I get it?: Supermarkets, anywhere where food products are available
Cost: Depends on the brand but generally under $10 for 500mL
The best part about this miracle product? It's so readily available and affordable! There are variations to the Oil Cleanse Method. I mix mine with Castor Oil (CO) about 70%EVOO/30%CO but it varies depending on the oiliness of your skin. You can read more about this method here, here and here.
Problem: Makeup wearing off or creasing over time
Miracle product: Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
Where can I get it?: Pharmacies, online (I got mine on ebay)
Cost: Around $7-8 for 42g (1.5oz)
|Paraben Free Princess|
It helps created a barrier between your skin and the makeup, smoothing the surface of your skin and keeping your makeup fresh. It comes in the form of a powdery gel (as described) and feels amazing smoothed over your skin (if you've ever used ModelCo's primer, the texture is very similuar). I put it on after moisturising and applying sunscreen, and before my makeup. Love love love this product!
Problem: Dark circles under the eyes
Miracle product: Maybelline Yellow Corrector Pressed Power
Where can I get it?: I believe it has been discontinued, but I bought mine from buymebeauty.com
Cost: $5.99 for 12.7g (0.45oz)
These are quite difficult to find these days, and only a couple of other brands have the same kind of product, but often for triple or quadruple the price. I have four backups of this powder and will probably get more. For reals.
Problem: Blemishes and uneven skin tone
Miracle product: NYX Concealer in a Jar
Where can I get it?: Wherever NYX cosmetics are found, pharmacies, online (Cherry Culture and Ebay)
I've tried many, many concealers and I always come back to this one. It's thick, creamy and comes in loads of shades. It conceals well and stays put, especially with a setting powder. I use it mostly under my eyes but I also dot it on blemishes and it works a charm!
I own them in Beige (04) and Medium (05) and I mix them together to perfectly match my skin tone all year round. I also own it in Yellow which I use when I don't have my Maybelline Corrector Powder! Great price and generous quantities in each jar is also extra incentive to continue buying this wonder product!
Problem: Flat, dull makeup
Miracle product: MAC Vanilla Pigment
Where can I get it?: MAC Cosmetic stores or their online store
Cost: $19.50USD for 4.5g (0.15oz)
It's main and most obvious purpose is as an eyeshadow, but it doesn't end there. This product is the perfect highlight colour. Dust it under your brow, dot it in the inner corner of your eyes and sweep it across your cheeks for an instant makeup pick-me up giving your face life and a healthy glow! It can even be dotted in the middle of your lips for a plumped look or mix it with lipgloss to create and new colour. This is one product that I've never found a cheaper alternative that came even close to what this one does. The jars are big and will last you years, making them actually fantastic value. Worth every cent!