There is no secret formula for saving money on makeup. You don’t have to join a secret club, and you don’t need a member’s card. All you need to do is follow practical steps for saving money on anything you really want. Keep reading for real world tips and a video on saving money on makeup.
Know What You Need
You’ll frequently see magazines prescribing which new item you “absolutely” need to complete your look. Forget all that! What you need is specific to you and what makes you feel food. Do you want to cover up acne scars? Then you’ll want to look for a good concealer and foundation. Have good skin but want to enhance your eyes? Invest in eyeshadow and mascara.
Whatever you “need” should be based on what you want to enhance or bring attention to. Once you’ve figured out what your needs are, invest your money there.
Set Your Budget and Don’t Go Over It
There’s a wide variety of makeup brands out there ranging from drugstore lines to brands found exclusively in specialty department stores in England. No matter where you’re shopping, you’ll need a budget. You can either budget for items overall in a per month budget or budget per item. The largest part of your budget should be taken up by the items you need and the ones that will help improve your confidence.
The most important thing is not to go over your budget. It can be tempting to run out and buy a high end designer item, but if you cant’ afford it, you may find yourself regretting it later. Whether you’re spending $10 or $50, you can find what you need in each price point!
With the wealth of resources available to you, there’s no reason to blindly buy a product. There’s two main ways to go about your research. First, you can ask people with similar skin coloring to you what products they are wearing. For example, if you notice someone’s blush or lipstick, ask them about the brand and color.
Second, you can use resources like Makeup Alley and search engines to look up reviews and product swatches. With Makeup Alley, you can filter results by skin type, which makes it easier to find products that will work for you.
You’ve done your research. You know what you want. Now you have to be patient and wait for the price you’re willing to pay. Keep in mind that everything eventually goes on sale whether it’s a drugstore brand or high end brand. Sometimes you’ll have to wait a year, sometimes only a month. Know your price and rarely stray from it.
If you really need something, then you may want to be flexible with your budget, but if it’s a new item that you have your eye on that you want to try out, wait for it and paying the price you want will be rewarding in the end. Keep an eye out for friends and family sales as well as coupons.
You Can Save Money
Saving money can be hard, but once you set your mind it to it, you can do it. The biggest things are knowing what you need, setting your budget and waiting for a good deal. Follow this and you’ll rarely bust your budget.
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