Make-up artists Larna Garbett gives expert advice on how to save on make-up.
Make-up artists Larna Garbett gives expert advice on how to save on make-up. Blainey Woodham

Make-up without going broke

MAKE-UP is one thing a lot of women love.

It can make you feel fabulous, but it can also put a hole in your purse.

Tweed Heads make-up artist Larna Garbett told the Daily News there were many secrets to help you save your precious cash.

No 1 tip: Head to a professional make-up counter and get them to match your foundation.

Not only will they match the colour perfectly to your skin, they can also help find products to help with skin problems such as oily, dry and sensitive skin.

This saves you buying products that do not match and having to take them back or throw them out.

Even though they are trying to sell you a product, Miss Garbett said to take a stand.

"If you are strong enough to say no and shop around you can make sure it's the right product for you," she said.

She also suggested investing in a good set of basic brushes to apply your make-up.

"If you get a good basic set and look after them they will last you for a long time," she said.

"Brushes also help you use less product than say a sponge or your fingers, saving you money in the long run."

Most make-up has a shelf life. Foundation and lipstick are good for about 6-12 months and mascara about three months.

For that reason it is best not to overstock your cupboard, especially when there is a big special on.

Another great tip was to always use a primer on your face and concealer over your eye lid.

Using a primer on the face makes the foundation and powder last all day so you do not need to constantly touch up and re-apply, saving you money and time.

Applying a concealer to your eyelid before your add a dash of eye shadow makes the colour more vibrant and last a lot longer.

Chat with Miss Garbett at facebook.com/pages/LarnaG-Makeup-Artist/156927641002116.



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