11 Thrifty Tips on Saving Money on Beauty Items

The Most Helpful Tips on Saving Money

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You are probably looking for some tips on saving money spent on makeup. Every female loves her makeup and beauty items. And you’re probably spent a pretty penny trying to find out which colors and shades work best for your complexion and fit your personality.

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If you are one of those who prefer natural makeup, simply to enhance your natural features, you probably don’t spend a great deal on makeup. However, if you are a bit of a makeup fanatic, you probably have a vast collection of eyeshades, lip glosses, blushers, foundations, eyeliners, mascaras, lip liners, and concealers. And as these all add up, you probably have put a small dent in your budget on makeup alone.

From the best homemade face mask to purchasing makeup in bulk, there are many ways to cut corners. We have put together a list of the best ways to cut costs on your beauty products.

Don’t Waste Your Products

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We are sure you are looking for some tips on saving money while still having a makeup collection to fit every occasion and express your every mood. It’s astounding to think of how wasteful we can be, but it happens to everyone, and most often, it’s not even a conscious thing. We tend to be heavy-handed and discard items too soon to replace them with something “bigger and better.” If you simply take a minute to consider how much of a product you are using versus how much you actually need to use, you can make your beauty items last a lot longer, thus saving you money in the long run.

There are dozens of tips on saving money for makeup and beauty products. For example, use only a pea sized (or smaller) amount of concealer, facial cleaners or other such products, and about a quarter size amount of shampoo, conditioner, and other hair products. You will be surprised how much longer these items will last if you use them sparingly.

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Make the Most Of Your Current Items

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A lot of the products you have can serve a dual purpose. For example, lip colors and certain shades of eyeshadow can double as a blush. But pick only specific products that are sold to serve as both a lip or eye and cheek color. Also, eyeshadows have many functions: from highlighter to eyeliner to brow filler. You can find tutorial videos online for helpful hints.

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Sample Before You Spend

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One of the easiest ways to throw your money away is to purchase the wrong shade, combination or formula for your skin type. A great many beauty product companies will ship samples of their various products so that customers could test them before making a purchase. Also, a lot of beauty stores have samples of the products, as well. In fact, certain stores will even accept makeup that is barely used if you end up being dissatisfied with the product. However, trying out a product before you purchase it can save you the hassle of having to make a return and wait for a refund or store credit.

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Make Wise Purchases

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One of the most important tips on saving money on beauty products is to decide when to splurge on more expensive items and when to cut costs. Below is a list of items on which you should spend a little extra and on which you can save with the less expensive brands.

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Eyeliner

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The majority of eyeliners on today’s market are comprised of wax. So, wasting your money on designer brands isn’t really necessary. If you don’t like wax liners, you can opt for a liquid or kohl pencil as these two are not all that costly.

Moisturizers and Cleansers

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Both store brand and designer products contain basically the same ingredients. Studies and surveys have indicated that both work relatively the same, so it does not always pay to buy the name brands.

Lipstick and Lip gloss

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Let’s face it, every girl loves her lip color. You don’t need to spend a lot on lipsticks and honestly, those long-wear colors aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. And if you are the one who can’t leave the house without at least a lip gloss, it will end very quickly. And think about it, if you opt for the cheaper lip color, you can buy more colors, right? A girl can never have enough lip gloss!

Mascara

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Most of the popular brands including Max Factor, L’Oreal and Maybelline have inexpensive mascaras that you can purchase in any drugstore.

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Concealer and Foundation

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Foundation and concealer are two products on which you should spend a little extra to ensure that you are getting the right color for your skin tone and the right formula for your skin type. The good news is that these products have a long shelf life and a little goes a long way. So, if you use them sparingly, you will get more value for your money.

Blush, Powder & Bronzer

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You don’t want these products to look caked on, especially if you are one of those women who tend to do frequent touch ups. Name brands have a lot more shades than drugstore brands. Also, more expensive brands are usually designed for specific skin types and often include extras such as sun protection. It pays to splurge on these three items to care for your skin.

Eyeshadow

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Eyeshadow is worthy of the extra expense, especially if you wish them to last for quite some time. Drug store brands tend to fade quickly, so you end up having to reapply. It pays to spend a lot more on high-quality eyeshadow. Also, if you want to make your eye color last longer, it can hurt to treat yourself to a tube of eyeshadow primer to apply before you apply your eye color.

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