Hey guys, gals, and everyone else!
I love makeup-like a lot. What I don’t like is the price tag. Saving money on cosmetics can be a little more challenging than getting coupons and going to the grocery store. BUT there are some unique ways to get your glam on without breaking the bank!
*Try a dupe first! Pinterest is full of list of dupes. Wet N’ Wild is infamous for having dupes of MAC products! Plus they’re around $1-$2!!
*Make it yourself! In the ‘olden days’ everyone had to make their own products. One way to gauruntee that your makeup is cruelty free and vegan is to do it yourself. You can look to nature for berry lipsticks, or try Pinterest recipes!
*Buy online from big stores! Places like Sephora, Ulta, and Lush often give samples with their online orders. It’s a good way to try a product for free before you commit. Also try and shop when they have extra point rewards or free shipping!
*Buy holiday sets! Holiday lip sets are the best thing ever. Who ever really uses a full lipstick tube? By getting a set of 10-12 products that are all mini sides you’re getting more bang for your buck. If you actually finish a product you know you love it and you can get a full size one! Plus, if you know you don’t like a product you can always give it to a friend.
*Befriend a cosmetologist! A lot of chain stores give discounts to those that have studied makeup. Ask a friend of yours to use their account for purchases. Also, some places like MAC offer exclusive shades to licensed cosmetologists!
*Use reward programs like back to MAC! By taking your empty tubes and pots to MAC or Lush you can get a product free. You need a certain number of each but it’s definitely worth it for a makeup junkie!
*Store makeup accordingly! Oil based makeup can be kept in the fridge to extend it’s life. Check your ingredients list on products!
*By used makeup online! It sounds weird but used makeup sites are becoming more popular. I really like Glambot.com! Each product is sterilized. Plus they show you online how much of it is left, and sometimes they’re full! You can get limited edition products and special colors for a lot less than what is being offered on Ebay here.
*Use affiliate codes! If you’re like me and are big into YouTube, you’ll know that a lot of makeup guru’s team up with companies. Use the affiliate codes they give you and you can save anywhere from 5-15% each time you shop!
Do you guys have any sneaky ways to save money on makeup? Let me know down below!