Let’s face it: looking great, day in, day out is not cheap. The average woman can often wind up spending hundreds of dollars per month just on products to make her feel as if she is presentable to the world (whether that is true or not).
It turns out, though, that there are dozens of ways to save money on beauty and keep your bank balance looking healthy. Have a look at the following low-cost beauty hacks:
Use Mascara As Eyeliner
Mascara is a staple of any beauty routine. It is almost impossible to go without it. Eyeliner, on the other hand, is not always a necessity, especially if you use a mascara that sticks well to the skin.
To use mascara as an eyeliner, dip a small brush into the mascara jar and then paint it over your top eyelid. It will act a little bit like a liquid eyeliner.
Use Vaseline And Lipstick Instead Of Cream Blush
Vaseline is cheap. So is lipstick. Cream blush, on the other hand, is a little more expensive. But without it, how do you get that dewy, healthy, sparkling look?
The answer is more straightforward than you might think: just use a combination of vaseline and lipstick.
Start by putting a dab of both on your cheeks. Then continue rubbing until the shine of the vaseline disappears, or you get a level of reflectivity that you want.
Start Using Those Coupons
Cosmetics companies are absolutely desperate for people to try their products, get hooked, and then order them in the future. That is why they regularly offer coupons to people they believe are not willing or able to pay full price — at least, not at first.
You can, for instance, use an Ulta coupon to get money off lipstick, moisturizers, face creams, eyeliner, and much more. Savings are often fifty per cent or more on some lines, immediately slashing your makeup bill in half.
While you might have a set of favorite products that you love, it does not hurt to hoard samples. In fact, it can help improve your bank balance dramatically. Companies engage in sample marketing campaigns all the time, meaning that there is almost always a company somewhere offering free products for you to try. What is more, you do not usually have to go in-store to collect products: most are available online.
Make Your Own Face Masks
You do not have to go out and buy an expensive face mask from the store to get clear pores and glowing skin. Often you have the ingredients to make your own sitting right there in your pantry. Take a look at some DIY facemask recipes online now and see whether you have the items you need to make then. Often, you do.
Use A Duplicate Product
Nothing is wrong with taking a break from your usual makeup product and buying a duplicate — a cheaper version that does practically the same job. While it might feel a little tackier, it probably will not make any difference to how you actually look.