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As much as I’d love to have an unlimited budget for cosmetics and beauty products, I need to be aware of money-saving beauty tips to keep my spending under control. Using a few simple tips and tricks lets me make the most of the money that I do have to spend. I’m also trying to be intentional about what I buy to eliminate shopping just for fun. I don’t want to buy a new product when I have one that will do the same thing. This post contains affiliate links.
Money-Saving Beauty Tips
I’ve been taking a look at what I have in my makeup box. I’ve realized that I have quite a bit of makeup, but I don’t use most of it. Some I bought because I liked the packaging. Some I bought because I thought I’d use it. Some I was given and was going to use it “someday.” Here are a few things that you can do if you’re trying to save money on your beauty budget.
Before you rush off to purchase a new eye shadow or another bottle of foundation, use up what you have. Is your pink eyeshadow too pink? How about mixing it with silver or white to tone it down? Check your makeup box and make sure you don’t already have something that will work.
Choose a less expensive brand over the one you’re currently using. Some less pricey brands are just as good as their more expensive alternatives. Try one more affordable option and see if it works just as well as your existing brand.
Buy in bulk when possible. While this probably won’t work for eye shadow or mascara, you can save money this way with body lotion and bubble bath. Only buy what you’ll definitely use in a reasonable amount of time.
Shop with coupons when you do purchase new products. I always try to match coupons and sales when buying new makeup and beauty products. Even better, use a rewards card with your purchase to rack up points and money saving offers.
Use less of the product and don’t leave any behind. Some bottles and containers can make it difficult to get out the last bit when they’re almost empty. I hate buying a good quality cream or foundation and then not being able to get every bit out of the bottle.
Now that I’ve shared a few of my money-saving beauty tips, I hope you’ll be able to find the products you love in a way that fits into your budget.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.