Models Direct’s Top ‘Model’ Looks On A Budget

Here are our top tips for a polished ‘model’ look on a budget…

Mac eye kohl in Fascinating, RRP £14
Use white eyeliner, on lower inner eyelids, to make your eyes appear larger - Mac eye kohl in Fascinating, RRP £14

If you want a pout like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a face as smooth as porcelain-skinned Agyness Deyn or eyes as big as Lily Cole’s, then you’re in the right place! While we’re not all born with model-esque features, we’re sure you’ll agree that most of us want to make the most of our looks. And even the industry’s top models feel that they can make improvements, and often do, so why shouldn’t we?

The problem is that for most of us the more expensive solutions are not an option. Do not despair, at Models Direct we get to hear lots of helpful, trusted and affordable beauty tips and we thought it would be wrong to keep them to ourselves! Here are our top tips for a polished ‘model’ look on a budget…

  • Mix your favourite foundation 1:1 with your day cream for a home-made tinted moisturiser.
  • Use white eyeliner, on lower inner eyelids, to make your eyes appear larger.
  • Dab gloss or shimmer on the centre of your lips to accentuate your pout.
  • Use your favourite eye cream on the delicate skin around your lips (no need for ‘lip creams’!)
  • Spray hosiery with hairspray before wearing to prevent runs.
  • Run your razor under piping hot water before shaving for a smoother and more comfortable shave.
  • Massage scalp with coconut oil prior to washing, to help combat dandruff (it has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.)
  • Rub a mixture of coarse natural sea salt and olive oil into your skin to smooth its appearance.
  • Have eyelashes and brows permanently tinted, it lasts about 3-4 weeks and costs approximately £15-£20.
  • Use lipsticks with a red tone to make teeth appear whiter. (Never apply bold lips and bold eyes together, only one or the other!)
  • Strengthen nails by massaging cuticles with vitamin E oil.
  • Remove residue build up with an apple cider vinegar rinse – mix half a cup with a quart of water and use as your final rinse.
  • Moisturise as soon as you step out of the bath or shower for best effects and finish with a vitamin E-based oil to lock in the moisture.
  • If you are on a budget but desperate for some pampering, check out your local college’s beauty therapy department for affordable treatments from students. Bear in mind that you will be receiving a treatment from someone who is learning, and choose accordingly!
  • It sounds obvious but SMILE! Be confident, it’s the most attractive quality of all and it doesn’t cost a thing!