Wanting to look your best can sometimes come at a high cost, but it doesn’t always have to be.
We’ve compiled five money-saving beauty hacks that can help you look amazing on a budget!
Buy multi use makeup
Multi-use makeup products can not only save you money but also make your makeup bag a lot lighter! Beauty gurus tend to hype certain products based on a trend, making you think that you need them when you really don’t.
Rather than picking up lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow, a 3-in-1 product can tick all of your boxes. A liquid lipstick can be used as eyeshadow or a cream blush. The same applies for brow pencils and eyeliners.
Note: Just make sure that the makeup product is safe to use in other areas of your face, especially the eyes and mouth.
Try budget-friendly brands
Price doesn’t always mean quality when it comes to makeup. Thanks to the internet, we now have access to finding cheaper makeup dupes. Drugstore brands have some really good beauty products too, so you can skip Sephora.
It’s nice having expensive makeup, but is it worth burning a hole in your pocket?
Most high-end and drugstore products have similar ingredients in their makeup, so when you think about it, you’re only paying extra for the brand and packaging.
Note: If there’s a high-end makeup product you absolutely can’t live without, check online first to see if you can find a budget-friendly dupe.
Make use of sales
The best time to stock up on makeup products are during the big sales because it can save you tons of money. These major sales usually happen two to three times a year, so make sure to keep an eye out by checking their social media.
Let’s not forget that during sales, you may also be tempted to overspend. The best way to shop savvily is to make a list of all products you need beforehand so that you already know how much you’re roughly going to be spending.
Upsizing = More for less
We’re naturally conditioned to think that the cheaper the price, the better but that isn’t necessarily true. Unless you’re planning to try a new product, getting the travel size is a total rip off because the more you pay, the less you get per weight.
If you look at it from a broader perspective, you’re getting very little product for a price that isn’t necessarily cheap either. If you’re trying to save money by getting the travel size, the full size would be a better financial choice if you can afford it.
Watch reviews before buying
There’s nothing worse than buying a new product just to find out it doesn’t work for you. Watching customer reviews are a great way to get information about a product before buying it.
Sometimes the packaging and description of the product might look enticing but what matters most is how well the product works for you. What may work for others sometimes may not work for you, so it’s best to take each review with a grain of salt.
Note: Double check the reviews for any disclaimers about sponsorships or ads before 100% taking their word for it.