We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their best unconventional beauty tips. Here are the stunning results.
1. Buy travel-size mascaras instead of full size to save money in the long run.
"Sephora usually carries travel-size versions of most popular mascaras for a fraction of the price, and I always get the same amount of use out of them before the three months are up when mascara goes bad and needs to be replaced."
—Submitted by addeyt
Learn more about how long you should be keeping your beauty products here.
Find the mini size of cult favorite Benefit They're Real Mascara here.
2. To save on high-end mascaras, keep and clean the expensive mascara wand and use it with a cheaper formula.
3. Cornstarch can double as dry shampoo — it absorbs hair oil and adds volume to dirty hair.
4. Use microfiber towels to clean excess powder off your brush.
"I just swirl them around the cloth gently and it catches all the powder, just as it would with dust. I only use it for dry makeup and not liquids or creams, and it works wonders."
—Submitted by Mandy Dimitriou, Facebook
You can find this cute microfiber towel at Target.