Updated on March 4th, 2022
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#1 Look for Deals
One of the easiest ways to save money on makeup is to look for deals. You can use websites like Latest Deals to browse sales online. You can find deals for individual makeup, makeup sets, brushes, and makeup bags. You can also wait for sales at your local beauty store or browse the clearance section.
#2 Buy Drugstore Brands
Drugstore brands can sometimes get a bad rep for being cheap and low quality, but there are affordable brands that are good quality, and they can sometimes even be better than high-end brands. Drugstore brands can often have dupes of high-end brand products, so it is definitely worthwhile to look into drugstore makeup products. You can check out My All-Time Favorite Makeup post to see what drugstore makeup products I recommend.
#3 Get Samples
Often times you can receive free makeup samples from the beauty counters at stores or you can try out the products before you buy them. You can also buy sample sets both in stores and online to try out various products. By getting samples, you can try out makeup products you are interested in before spending money on the full-size product. If you end up not liking the sample, you will be saving money by not buying the full-sized product!
#4 Make Your Own
Another option to save money on makeup is to make your own using simple ingredients that are non-toxic. You can find DIY recipes for makeup products including foundation, blush, bronzer, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss, and lipstick on Google. You can even make your own setting spray and makeup remover!
#5 Use What You Have
The last way to save money on makeup is a bit obvious, but it is to use the makeup you already have. If you are like me, then you probably have way more eye shadow palettes and lipsticks than you need, so why not use them? If you tend to use the same makeup products, try going through your makeup collection. You may discover products you have not used in a while and you can switch them out with the products you currently use. You can also try doing a project pan where you track the progress of your makeup use as you try to hit the pan or use up your makeup products. Another thing you can do is set a spending ban or create a makeup budget to limit how many new makeup products you can buy.
If you are looking for more ways to save money on makeup, be sure to check out Live The Easy Life’s post on The Easy Way to Save Money on Cosmetics!