If you need to tighten up your spending and saving efforts, consider taking your beauty allocation out of your monthly budget to free up some extra cash.
You don’t need to give up makeup when tightening up your budget.
Consider Why You Buy Makeup
Do you buy makeup to look pretty for a date or to make you look more professional at work? Do you buy makeup out of habit or buy it whenever you feel down, as a pick-me-up?
Make sure that you have a valid reason for purchasing cosmetics. If you have a false impression that makeup will make you feel better, you must try to break this shopping habit.
Try It Before You Buy It
Not too long ago, I ran out of blush so I went up to the store to buy more. I picked out a shade that I thought looked similar to the one I had purchased before. Wrong! The bright shade made me look like a clown. Had I tried this item before I made the purchase, I would have saved myself some money instead. I also could have prevented another trip back to the store to buy more.
Some stores and brands offer refunds if the product doesn’t meet expectations. Learn more about stores and brands’ policies, to see if you can return items you don’t like.
Only Buy the Most Important Products
I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I do like to wear blush. It makes me look more vibrant and alive, and so I don’t mind spending a little more money on blush. Similarly, I have a friend who only wears mascara, so all of her makeup budget goes toward mascara. Choose the important products and treat them as a splurge – or the only makeup you purchase at all.
Buy Quality Makeup Brushes
Sometimes it really doesn’t matter what product you use as long as it is applied properly. Applying eye shadow with a Q-tip is not going to look as good as an eye shadow brush no matter what brand you choose.
Good brushes can be very expensive so you need to make sure that you take proper care of them. If you spend more money on brushes, you’ll be able to get away with buying cheaper makeup.
Makeup brushes, sponges, and applicators last longer when you wash them in soap and water every three to four months. Carefully rinse the brushes and applicators, squeezing away any excess water, then leave them to air-dry on a clean towel.
Remember That Less Is More
Don’t overdo it when you apply makeup. You only need one coat of mascara and one coat of blush to last the entire day. Using a damp makeup sponge to apply foundation cuts down on the amount of foundation you use. Don’t wear makeup every day; save your products for when you have special plans, instead. When you use less makeup, you save money because your makeup lasts a lot longer.
What are some of the strategies you use to save money on makeup ?
Hope these tips have been helpful:)