If you're like any good beauty aficionado, you'll go into Mecca, Sephora or Priceline on the reg and end up spending enough money on makeup to buy a house in Sydney. It's true! It really is.
The good news is that you don't actually have to drop a heap of cash on makeup - there are some affordable options out there that work just as well (if not better!) than the snazzy options.
How do we know this to be true? Well, we cornered two makeup artists and asked them to tell us everything.
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Here, they share their expert-approved tips on where you should spend your money - and exactly where you should save.
Ready? Let's go!
The makeup products you should save on.
As a guide, celebrity makeup artist Michael Brown said to "scrimp on products that tend to go on an area that doesn’t move as much, allowing the product to stay in place and not crease with expression movement."
Ellen from AskEllenBeauty on TikTok also said to "always save on anything with a short use-by date or higher infection risk."
Makes sense, no? We've popped a cute little breakdown below:
"Say it with me now. Do. Not. Use. Old. Mascara," said Ellen.
Yes, we're talking to you! When was the last time you switched out yours?