'I'm a beauty writer. Here are 5 ways I've cut costs on products in 2024.'

Thanks to our brand partner, OnePass

With prices of everything soaring at the moment, we have had to take a good, hard look at where our money goes and how we can justify a 'little treat' or even a big treat in the form of personal care. 

I have been girl-mathing my love of all things beauty this year to ensure I'm saving dollars but still feeling my best. I can’t actually say I have cut back on purchasing; it’s been more about making my dollars go further. I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way while doing this, so let me help you out and save you some money as well, my friends.

I'm a BIG lover of pharmacy beauty, and there are so many amazing options in-store nowadays. For me, quite often I can be in a rush and may pick up something only to get home and realise that I have either picked up the wrong shade in a product or even completely the wrong item.

Call it very bad eyesight, call it not concentrating or even call it an impulse purchase (bearing in mind I'm trying to curtail this in 2024), but having signed up to OnePass, which Priceline Pharmacy has now joined, it now allows me to utilise the great benefits that go along with it, like 365-day change of mind returns.

Now, here's five ways I've cut my costs on my love of skincare and makeup. I think you’ll be surprised at how much bang for your buck you can get...

Reward points.

I love a rewards system, and the words, "You have a voucher to use" are like music to my ears. If you are not already a Priceline Sister Club member, why not? It's free to join.  

Sister Club members can then also link to an active OnePass account for as little as $4 a month, starting with a 30-day free trial if you're new to OnePass. For members who are Sister Club tier — excluding Diamond and Pink Diamond — this gives you the ability to collect two points per dollar spent in-store. Cha-ching! 


This is on top of all the existing benefits Sister Club members already receive, and don’t forget there are plenty of other brands giving you benefits from OnePass as a membership program that helps Aussies save when they shop (something we all want!). 

Look for or create multipurpose products.

I love a multipurpose product, and in fact, before it was trendy for brands to release hybrid products, I would see what I could do with them. 

Struggling to find the perfect lip liner? Take a look at your bronzy or nude eyeliners. Use your lipstick as a blush. For a stunning cohesive look, grab a blush, bronzer and highlighter palette to double as your eyeshadow and pat either your bronzer or blush on your lips and top with a clear lip gloss. The result will look polished. This allows me to stretch my spending further. 

Here’s a real hot tip: Pick up a reusable silicone mask and transform your serums and creams into face masks. You will be amazed at how well this works. 

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I also use the Revolution Ultra Sculpt & Contour Kit in Ultra Fair for not only my bronzer, blush and highlight but also as my eyeshadow and on my lips, topped with a clear gloss.

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Order online.

I have started to shift some of my purchases online. What this does is allow me to be more selective and strategically purchase items I need, giving me time to research and be a bit more savvy when it comes to pricing. With OnePass, Priceline Sister Club members get free delivery on eligible items or orders. Oh, the minimum delivery spend is a killer. I’ll spend $60 more to avoid the waste of a $9.95 delivery fee. 

You know you do the same… girl math again, right? Also, keep an eye out for a gift-with-purchase offer. These are the gifts that just keep on giving.

Repurpose a product you don’t love.

Picked up a body oil that's not quite right for you? Don’t toss it and lament the waste of your dollar. That body oil may be exactly what your hair requires. I have wiry, frizzy hair that has loved a few drops of body oils that haven't been right for me. 

Also, don’t forget any products you are not feeling the love for on your face can (and should) go into rotation on your neck and décolletage. Our face ends at our nipples, ladies, and as a side sleeper, let me tell you, I wake up with no lines and my chest is not betraying me and showing my age because it gets as much attention as my face's skincare.

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Speak to a beauty advisor.

Seems super logical, yeah? That’s because it is. Beauty advisors are trained to give advice to help customers achieve their beauty and skincare goals — often in-store, free to use at our leisure. I have actually been pointed in the right direction numerous times by them.

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Feature Image: Supplied/Priceline Pharmacy/Mamamia. 

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Get even more value now that Priceline Pharmacy has joined OnePass! Boost your perks when shopping at Priceline with OnePass. Get free Delivery on eligible items or orders, 365 day change of mind returns, PLUS Priceline Sister Club tier members collet 2 points per $1 spent in-store. T&Cs, exclusions and eligibility criteria apply.