Budget beauty is essential in this hard economy not only for twenty-somethings, but all of us. Finding what kind of products work just as beautifully on a budget is just as important as finding the clever and often time tested ways to get the same result with much less moolah.

In high school, for example, I bought an expensive mascara. Sheathed in a beautiful torpedo and costing three times as much as my regular mascara, I was sure it would make my eyelashes look crazy good. Instead, they looked exactly the same as they did when I used the bright green tube I’d been using since middle school, via the local Save-On.

Budget Beauty Tips You Deserve to Know!

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For nails, this budget trick is so fun- use the bulb end of a bobby pin to create polka dots over a base color for a perfect manicured look!

So in the name of all that is beautiful and budget, those were 11 great budget beauty 11 Great Budget Beauty Tips tips.