As a mom to two kids, reality show star, author and budding children’s designer, Tori Spelling has her well-manicured hands full — but the beauty-maven took a little time out recently to talk with PEOPLE TV about getting pretty. The actress, who recently teamed up with Q-Tips and celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal to promote the brand’s new vanity packs sat down with us at Macy’s in Manhattan to share her own top beauty tips. And her budget-friendly beauty lesson number one might surprise you. “People usually think that celebrities use high-price items, big brands, and I don’t think that is necessary,” she says. “To be honest, my favorite mascara is Maybelline.” And it’s that love of a beauty bargain that fits right in with her new role. On of her favorite looks, she reveals, is “to put on a little bit of eyeliner and then smudge it out and get that whole smudgy, smoky look, and now you can do it with Q-Tips. You don’t need all of those make-up brushes. I used to clutter my counter with all of those make-up brushes and you can go right into it. It’s the perfect beauty solution.” Watch the video to hear more from Tori — including her favorite fashion obsessions. And be sure to check out more videos of your favorite celebs talking exclusively to PEOPLE.com at PEOPLE TV.Then tell us: What is your favorite beauty bargain?