Makeup and beauty products can be your best friend, but they come at a price – literally. Most beauty products, particularly the ones whose brands you can swear by, are expensive (and worth it), so you will have to cash out on a good deal of money if you want to get your hands on them.
11 Genius Ways to Save on Beauty Products
It doesn’t matter if you’re getting it for yourself or your friends; the fact is that you can be smart about your next purchase and save yourself some money – while still looking your best!
So without further ado, let’s have a look at a few genius ways to save on your favorite beauty products!
1 Avoid Wasting Products
One of the first steps to saving money on beauty products is not wasting what you already have! It may seem like a no-brainer at first, but if you take the time to dig into every beauty product you already have, you’ll see that there’s so much that’s left unused or simply forgotten!
Additionally, when you’re using your beauty products, no matter what it is, make sure you only use how much you require. This hint especially holds true for makeup such as foundation, primer, or blush.
Overdoing makeup and applying too much of it can look hideous and harm your skin as well. Another example is liquid lipstick – several people assume that the more you use, the better.
However, contrary to popular belief, one single stroke of liquid lipstick is all you need because too much of it can look patchy and cracked.
2 Multi-Use Products for the Win!
This one truly is a genius way of saving money. Why spend money on different products for different uses when you can buy one product for multiple uses?!
For example, you can either blow all your cash on lipstick, blush, and eye shadow; or, you could get one product that works as lipstick, blush, and eye shadow, all in one. An added benefit of this is that you won’t just be saving money; you’ll be saving a considerable amount of space as well.
We’re all familiar with the dilemma we face when it comes to carrying our beauty products around – we want them all on the go, but there’s just no space in our vanity bags. Multi-use products can put an end to these woes for sure.
3 Keep Them in the Cart
The next time you do your online shopping of beauty products, add them to the cart and leave them there for a few days. Two things will happen when you do this.
First, you’ll know when you visit again if you really need that product or if you’re only buying it on a whim. We’ve all been here – randomly looking up our favorite beauty products and going ahead with the purchase even if we don’t really need it.
Secondly, when you add products to your cart, most companies notify you about an offer or discounts on the same products. This is a massive win for you, as you would buy that product anyway, but you can enjoy a discount on it this time.
4 Try The Minis
One good thing about several beauty brands is that they sell small, travel-sized makeup and beauty products in addition to their regular-sized products. This one’s particularly beneficial for those who want to try out a product before settling for it.
There are several instances where you’ve brought a product (online especially), and when you try it on, it’s not what you expected. The minis come in handy at times like this. You’ll be cashing out less, and if you do like the product, you can invest in it again, but you won’t have wasted any money unnecessarily!
5 Skip-Care Is the New Skin Care
One of the latest buzzwords in the skincare community is “skip care”, and it’s all the rage!
Skip care is when you choose a product that targets one of your primary skin issues while also providing several additional benefits.
It addresses a few different skin problems that are not your primary concern as well. This way, you avoid the unnecessary use of multiple skincare products to help with your skin issues. For example, let’s say you want a product that targets blemishes and dark spots.
You could look up one that serves this purpose and contains Retinol, collagen, and vitamin C, all of which can help target other areas.
For example, Retinol can help with wrinkles and age lines, collagen can help with skin elasticity, and vitamin C plays a crucial role in accelerating the natural production of elastin and collagen, which can help keep your skin supple and firm. This streamlined routine is gentle on your skin and your pockets.
6 Make Full Use Of Sales
Keep your eyes open for those sales where you can enjoy discounts and offers from your favorite beauty brands and products. You could subscribe to them or turn on notifications, so you’ll know when there is a sale.
They usually happen when holidays are around the corner, so get ready to strike during Christmas, New Year, Diwali, and your national holidays.
Another one to watch out for is the clearance sales. These usually happen after the holiday season, and prices are slashed in half or more, so you’ll definitely have a field day!
7 Shop at Your Nearest Drug Store
Some brands can be found at your local drug store instead of at the exclusive brand store, and more often than not, you’ll be paying much less at the former.
The best part about shopping for beauty products in the drug store is that they’re most likely to be healthier on your skin. Drug stores usually house products that won’t do you (much) damage. You might not find all of your fancy brands, but you will most definitely find a few that are great!
8 Try Your Hand at DIY
There are some products you just can’t replicate, given the elaborate manufacturing process and everything that goes into them. However, there are tons of products that you can make from scratch without shelling out the money! In fact, you can use products that are so readily available in your kitchen or at the local grocery store.
For example, coconut oil works as an excellent makeup remover. Similarly, coconut oil with beetroot juice extracts can work as a beautiful color bomb for your lips.
In addition, there are plenty of amazing videos you can check out online to figure out a few beauty hacks and DIYs. They’re a great way to save money and plenty of fun as well.
Plus, by using natural ingredients from your kitchen, you’re protecting your skin from plenty of harmful chemicals.
9 Do What You Can, At Home
You could start doing a few things at home instead of at the salon. For example, manicures and pedicures are a necessity as they help keep your hands and feet soft and clean, but this is something you can do at home.
You can use the money that you spend on your monthly manicure and pedicure to buy your beauty products instead. Watch a few videos, and before you know it, you’ll be a mani-pedi expert yourself!
10 Check with Your Friends
Just like how you probably have that one shade you aren’t very fond of, your friend too might have a few beauty products they aren’t using. How about exchanging things for a change?
It will feel like a haul, except you won’t be spending any money! It’s a great way to try out new products and make use of the ones that you aren’t very fond of. And the best part is that you’ll be saving so much money every time you do this. What is friendship without all that sharing, anyway?
11 Make a List of the Exceptions
Sometimes, you simply have to spend a good amount of money on a few products, and that is okay. Indulgence, in moderation, can be good for you too! However, what can help is making a list of the must-buys that you simply can’t compromise on.
You can then create a list of the other things you want but don’t necessarily need. Finally, prioritize your products, and decide where the money needs to go. This way, you won’t be spending mindlessly on things that could be bought on sale or borrowed from a friend who won’t need it.
We believe that beauty products and makeup can be an investment if you know how to be smart about it! A lot of us spend so much time and effort taking care of ourselves and the way we look, and the last thing you need is to be overspending your money as well!
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Hopefully, with these tips in hand, you can save a great deal of money and enjoy your glam self as well. Do you have any tips to share with us? Let us know in the comments below!