It is a shocker I know, but beauty products are (the pun is actually intended) pretty pricey. Because of this, some people may need to find ways to make their dollar go further.
One of the things you can do is make the products work double-duty. The beauty industry would like us to buy a different bottle for every body part and use, but most of the items in your makeup stash can pull a double duty.
Some easy ways to shave pennies off your beauty budget include skipping the eye cream and forgetting the eyeliner. A gentle face moisturizer can also be used under your eyes instead of the pricey creams.
Keep in mind, however, that some moisturizers with sunscreens may irritate very sensitive skin. With a small, angled brush and a little water, your eye shadows can work as eyeliner, instead of buying the actual pencil.
You can even use rosebud slave as a substitute for such things as a lip balm, frizz tamer, skin smoother, and blemish healer. You can also use that jar of Vaseline to work as lip gloss and much more.
Another trick is to buy less. It seems like a no brainer, but most of us do not even know what we have stashed in the far reaches of our bathroom cupboards.
Do a little cleaning/organizing and you may find out that you have enough moisturizer to last for a decade. Resist the urge to buy new duplicates until you have actually run out.
Another way to buy less is to get as many freebies as possible. Most cosmetics counters will give you samples, so make a habit of swinging by the high-end counters on your mall trips.
Using less product is simple way to save your product and make it last a few days longer. Most women use less foundation in the summer and more moisturizer in winter, but you can shave a few pennies off of our spending by being minding how much of everything you use.
The example of lip balm is one most can relate to. Many people put in on several times a day just out of habit, even if they do not necessarily use it.
By being aware of the waste and eliminating a few unnecessary applications each day, you could help it last a lot longer. Shampoo is also another good example of waste; as is lipstick, lotion, and concealer.
You do not have to use a lot of eye cream, so those last few drops at the bottom of the bottle could last you week if you bother to scrape it out with a Q-tip. Another sage piece of advice is to know what products you should save or splurge on.
Just because you need to save your cash does not mean you have to give up all of our favorite brands. If you have an expensive moisturizer you are not willing to give up, you can make up for the cost by switching to a less expensive mascara or a drugstore concealer.
You will feel better about your splurge items by curving you spending in other areas. You never know, you may find new, cheaper products that work just as well as the name brands.
Shoppers who turn to the internet for beauty products are usually pleased to find a large assortment of products with coupons and sales that match and often surpass promotions at their local stores. Not only can shoppers find all their favorite top brands online, but it is often a good resource for anyone looking for their favorite discontinued products.
Many online stores send free samples and free gifts based on the amount purchased. Some online stores also offer in-store credits earned by simply making a purchase.
There are many recipes that can be found in websites, blogs, and books. You can use toothpaste or cortisone cream on blemishes.
You can dab a bit of olive oil on very rough/dry patches of skin to make them soft. Sesame oil has been known to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.