How To Revamp Your Makeup Routine Without Buying A Thing

Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.
Spring. It’s the time of year we wax on about blooming flowers, bare knees, and that inherent desire to switch up our looks. As cliché as it may sound, we just can’t help but get a little giddy at the prospect of this annual makeover. (Sure, there was New Year's, but this fresh start comes with sun!)

But, what if your funds happen to be a little low (we did just pay our taxes) as you embark on the new season? Good news: A makeup-bag overhaul is totally within your budget. We talked to some of our favorite makeup artists, who happily reported that you don't actually have to drop any dough on new products to spice things up. Ahead, they empower us with some out-of-the-box application techniques we can use with the makeup we already own to create new — and game-changing — looks.     

Now, how about getting out of that everyday black-eyeliner rut?