Makeup is an expensive hobby to have. Generally speaking, you either end up with too much of what you don’t want, and not enough of what you do.
We’ve done a deep dive into the depths of the internet to bring you the most genius hacks to help you get more blush for your buck.
1. Hack and re-pack.
You’d be surprised how much product is left in the container you think is empty. With tubes of foundation, lip gloss, cheek tint, primer, or anything else with a nozzle; slice open the end and squeeze out the remainder of the products into a clean container. You’ll get plenty more use out of a product you otherwise would’ve thrown out.
You can buy cheap cosmetics containers and tubes from chemists and discount shops.
2. Quality over quantity.
On a Reddit thread asking how women save money on their beauty routines, one user suggests sticking to your favourite product and not trying to start a collection of multiples that you’re unlikely to use.
“For me the thing that helped was actually having one single routine. Once I found the products that actually work and a routine that I like, I’m no longer spending extra money ‘trying out’ different conditioners, foundations, hair gels, etc. That sampling of various brands and methods is what are using up most of my beauty budget. Now I have my favourites and just have to restock them when they run out eventually.”
The products that makeup artists swear by. (Post continues after gallery)
3. Samples for days.
Did you know that Sephora and other cosmetics and department stores will give you free samples of products they stock in store? Yep. This goes for everything from foundation to priming cream to lipstick.
“I’ve never been told no, and an associate once told me that there’s no limit to how many you can get. I’ve been using my free sample of Urban Decay Primer Potion for months instead of buying it.” said Katherine L. Brown to Buzzfeed of scoring Sephora samples.
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