Actress Holly Robinson Peete is passionate about all her roles in life — including being a mom to four children, wife to football star Rodney Peete, and a Parkinson’s activist, and she’s letting PEOPLE.com in on one more thing she loves: a beauty bargain. The Hollywood actress, who is currently starring in Suave Naturals’ Shower Me Beautiful campaign for the brand’s Wild Cherry Blossom Indulgent Wash, talked with PEOPLE.com about her own favorite ways to indulge in beauty — even without a superstar salary. When it comes to cosmetics, she says, “Even my makeup artist will tell you, cheaper mascaras are the best! You don’t need to spend $20 on a tube.” And she has a favorite trick for amping up the performance of any brand: “I bend the end of the wand into an ‘L’ shape to get a better angle on my lashes.” Experience has also taught her that the easiest route to true beauty is keeping your look clean and elegant. “The simplicities of mascara and lip gloss go a long way!,” she says. And a never-fail way to stay keep skin flawless: “Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize — face and body!” she says. “I’ve been known to carry moisturizer everywhere.” Check out more about Holly’s campaign for Suave Skin and beauty tips here. Then tell us: What’s your favorite budget-friendly beauty indulgence?