5 Ways To Save Money On Makeup

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Welcome Back!

We all know makeup is expensive. There aren't many ways around the cost of it. I personally used to buy every new launch, and got way too caught up in the world of consumerism and spent WAY too much money on makeup. Within the last two years or so, I made a commitment to myself to purchase only what is necessary to get me through the day to day application, aaaand maybe a bit extra for that special occasion. Here are my top 5 tips on how to save money while shopping for makeup.



1. Don't be Afraid of the Drugstore
Its super easy to get caught up in the beauty industry. There are shiny new products coming out DAILY at this point. It's so overwhelming. The drugstore has come such a long way with their quality there is pretty much no reason to not buy your key products there. My favorite products to repurchase at the drugstore are: Foundation, Makeup Wipes, Brow Product. Think about the things you use every single day, that can really cut down cost if you can find a cheaper alternative. (DUPES DUPES DUPES.)

2. Don't Waste Product
Waisting makeup used to be my biggest problem. I'd buy so much, that I couldn't use it all before it expired. My tip for you, is to use your makeup up before replacing it with something new, or you may or may not end up with 15 foundations at one time. (yep. that happened.)

3. Pay Attention to Sales
Thankfully, makeup goes on sale pretty frequently. Ulta has their "21 days of Beauty" multiple times a year, where they select a handful of high end beauty products each day and mark them 50% off. Sephora also has their Beauty Insider Sales that give you 20% off of your purchase for a select time. Drugstore's are ALWAYS marking down products, especially at target. They mark down based off of sales on certain colors, new packaging, etc.

4. Shop Your Own Collection First
Those special occasions occur more often than you realize. Your birthday, a wedding, a night out with friends, an anniversary. We all like to get dolled up for those special occasions and for some that means a different routine for your makeup. You start your search on Pinterest for "special occasion makeup ideas", and you go to the store to buy the one thing you "don't have". 
The cool thing about makeup is you can be creative. Use bronzer and blush for eyeshadow. Use mascara for your brows. Use your summer shade of foundation for a contour shade. Chances are, you already have something in your collection from the past that you can reuse for another purpose. There are NO rules in makeup. It's supposed to be fun.

5. Try Before you Buy
Sephora and Ulta literally display the products for you in the store for this reason. You can go into the stores to play with the products, try them on your face, and actually feel the formula's. Only you know what you like. If you are unsure, Sephora will give you a sample of whatever product you are interested in, for FREE. You just have to ask. Ulta does not, however their return policy is pretty lenient. If you don't like a product, all you have to do is return it and say that it didn't work for you. Plain and simple. Don't be afraid to get that 30 dollars back if you didn't like the shade of the lipstick you bought once you got home. Drugstores are also getting way better about returned makeup. Just ask what their policy is before checking out!



As always, thanks for reading.

Becca

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