I wanted to share with you my top five ways I save money on cosmetics. Sometimes, I splurge and buy what I want but most cases, I'm looking for an awesome deal on makeup, high or low end. Here are few ways I get this done!
Improve your application technique....
Each year I set "beauty resolutions" and most of them are technique goals: how to contour, how apply lashes, how to do a smoky eye, etc. I've done this goal setting for years and with each goal reached, I noticed I could use cheap makeup and bang out a look that would rival any high end makeup look. It was all because my technique got better. When the application got better, I could use any brand and do a great look. Improving your makeup application can save you money in the long run!
Chill... don't be so heavy handed.....
I believe "heavy handed-ness"( not a real word. lol) is a mental disease. It has nothing to do with the fact that you actually like a lot of product but a lot of times we are heavy handed with products and use to much because you just go out and buy more. We subconsciously think, "I'll run out, and I'll just get some more". I treat a lot of favorite products, especially primers and BB Creams, like they are limited edition. When you run out, you have RAN out and there is no more being reproduced!! Just think about that the next time you are about to over apply your loose powder or concealer....it's "limited edition"!
Whenever I get the urge to shop and Navient/Miss Sallie Mae is on my tail, I go to the drawers...or makeup and shop around my own stash for makeup I haven't used in a while. Most of the time, I find brand new stuff. Then I don't need to shop for new stuff, when I have new stuff. This is especially effective with nail polish. There's always a bottle of new polish awaiting me in my stash!! Try it, shop your stash, I guarantee there's free and "new" stuff in there.
Stick to your "Holy Grails"
Stick to your "Holy Grails", products are faithful to your face and that you can't live without. You know they work and you know their price. But it's when you want to try something new, you tend to over spend, trying to find a new product or products when the Holy Grail product has been working all along.
Create a Wishlist
I have a running list in my Notes section on my iPad and occasionally a Pin products on Pinterest of products I want to try. Its really to organize my mind, so I can see what I want, what I've changed my mind about, and what I can't live without. The wishlist is sort a visual way of budgeting in a sense. I see what I want, if I want make the ends to get it, and how I will do that or if its all worth it. That way, it helps me save money on an impulse buy.
These tips have helped me so much!! Got any other money saving tips toward beauty you want to add? Hit me in the comments:).