If you are a makeup artist or fancy yourself one, looking for natural ways to take care of your skin can sometimes be expensive. Department stores offer its customer’s brands like Lancome, Sephora, Dior, MAC, and Clinique. These are a few of the more expensive brand names you can spend your money on trying to look good. There are also drugstore brands like L’Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, Cover Girl, and Almay. These brands are not as expensive as department store brands. Depending on your budget for makeup and skin care, they may still take a healthy chunk of money to buy.

There are less expensive beauty treatment alternatives and some of them are already in your kitchen pantry!

1. Coconut Oil: Is an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-microbial- for face and can be used as cold cream. Has a natural SPF 4.
2. Alba UnPetroleum: remove make up, good for moisturizing hands and cuticles.
3. Organic Olive Oil: Mix with sugar for body scrub. Good for hair.
4. Castor Oil: Good for your scalp to stimulate blood flow for hair growth.
5. Makeup brushes: Buy artists brushes at art supply store.
6. #2 pencil: Use for brow pencil (pencils are made from graphite not lead).
7. Concealer: Use the thicker makeup found in the cap of foundation.

Did you know that coconut oil, olive oil, and castor oil are all excellent alternatives? These can be used as options to beauty products that you use every day on your skin, body and hair. If you shop at Costco, there are items Costco stocks (these items are shared on the video- and you can buy them in bulk which makes them even less expensive) that will keep your skin supple and smooth even in the wintertime.

Makeup brushes can cost anywhere from $3.99 to $40 for one brush. A money saving tip for buying makeup brushes would be to purchase your makeup brushes at an art supply store and buy artists brushes! They are soft and make great eye brushes!