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Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Steal the Style
Do you feel as if finding deals on makeup is impossible?
If so, we are here to tell you that you can find great deals on makeup and also save a few dollars in the process. If you’re someone who loves to buy the latest items in the makeup world and isn’t against saving money, keep reading below.
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Watch Some Makeup Reviews
When you watch YouTubers review makeup and beauty products you will most likely discover an affiliate code. This code is something that you can use to save some money on products or even get free samples when you order through the product’s website.
An example of this can be any SugarBearHair review. SugarBearHair offers a lot of affiliate codes that you can use to save a few bucks on their amazing products.
Buy in Bulk
This is true for any item on the market. If you buy more product at once, you’ll end up saving money. If you’re looking to save some money on your makeup budget then you should consider buying the biggest bottle to save money in the long run or see if there are online wholesale websites that sell your favorite product in bulk.
When shopping this way you should be making sure you’re checking the price per unit. Sometimes stores will charge more for the larger sizes to make a bigger profit off of you. If this price tag seems too high for the price per unit, then buy online.
Find Cheaper Dupes
Luxury brands are nice, but in today’s world, you can find products that are the same (or better) quality at the drug store for a more budget-friendly price. There are many websites and forums that are on the hunt for dupes of the expensive brands that will save them money.
For example, if you love the Tacha Silk Canvas primer, you should pick up the E.L.F. Poreless Putty primer. It’s a fraction of the price and offers the same performance. The best part is that there are beauty fanatics that love the E.L.F. version more than the luxury Tacha version.
Use Coupons and Rewards
To effectively use this money-saving hack, you should first figure out where you’re shopping for makeup. If you’re taking a trip to Target and know exactly what makeup products you’ll be purchasing, then we encourage you to go online and see if you can find any manufacturer coupons.
In addition to doing some snooping, check out Target’s app to see if they have any offers on the makeup you want. The best part is that you can stack the manufacture coupon on top of Target’s offers to get the best savings.
If you’re heading to a makeup store that will most likely not accept outside coupons, then you should do some snooping on their website or even your account. Stores like Ulta give you rewards in cash equivalents that can be used on any item in the store, really knocking the price tag down. Sephora is always running sales, and you may just be able to nag something at 50% off or more thanks to their overstock.
Sign up for Some Subscription Boxes
You may be thinking that subscription boxes will cost you more money in the long run, but when you look at what’s in the box versus what you’d pay for them in the store you’re actually getting a pretty good deal.
Most boxes have sample sizes that are perfect for those who are hesitant about trying new makeup. If you’re someone that doesn’t like the pesky sample sizes, then you can find boxes that will send you full-sized products still for a fraction of what they are worth on the shelf.
Most boxes will offer codes that make your first box, or even the first few, cheaper than the full price. You should compare all of the subscription boxes on the market to find the one that will suit you best.
One of the make sure ways to ensure that your products last is to use less. A little bit of makeup will go a long way, and most people actually overuse. This leads to products running out fast and then having to buy more products more often.
When you use less your wallet will thank you, but even your face will too. You’ll be putting on lighter layers of makeup which will lead to less clogged pores. This may even mean you can save some money by using fewer acne treatments too.
Make Your Own Products
Now we know there are some things that may be difficult to make, such as foundation and makeup sponges, but there are things such as facial washes and scrubs that can easily be made at home for a fraction of the price than those at the beauty store.
Most ingredients for facial items can be found at grocery stores and drug stores. You can make items that can be preserved for a few weeks or even fresh items that need to be used right away but will nourish the skin.
Use Alternatives That Are Natural
Sometimes we have cosmetic issues that come with a hefty price tag. Those who suffer from dandruff or acne may cringe every month when they go to buy their treatments that aren’t the cheapest on the shelf.
We are here to tell you that you can switch up your routine to natural alternatives that may work even better than those expensive items at the store. Malt vinegar and apple cider diluted in water will work great at getting the PH balance of your scalp back on point.
Even though it doesn’t smell the best, it will wash out, and your hair will even feel softer. Things such as Peptobismole (yes, we said the pink medicine) can be used as a spot treatment for acne and soothe any trouble spots with its minty scent.
Remember to Be Flexible
When looking to get the best price for the products you want, you’ll need to be flexible when shopping. If you want the best deal you can possibly get then you must be able to switch between brands and products that are on sale. Maybe it isn’t the exact item that you want, but being flexible may lead to you finding your new favorite foundation or eyeshadow.
Only Buy What You Need
Most makeup fanatics are guilty of buying items that you may never use. There are a lot of limited releases and even new releases in the makeup world. If you buy everything you want, eventually, you’ll find that you don’t have enough time to wear all the items you’ve collected.
With this said, you should evaluate what you have and what you’re using. If you find that you’re only using 1/4 of your items, then you should pull the other ones out of storage and use them instead. This will help you to feel as if you’re using brand new products and give you the reality check that you don’t need to actually buy more makeup.
Sell Unused Products
When going through your stash you may find some items that you bought, never used, and don’t like anymore. If these items have never been used don’t just throw them out, instead, try to make some extra cash off of them.
You can set up an account on a thrifting application or website and try to sell the products. Some of them may only be worth a few dollars but that’s a few dollars more than you had before.
If you have some limited edition products or launches that you never used, you can definitely raise the price a bit and even sell for a premium price. The best way to gauge what you should be selling your products for is to look around and do some Googling.
Now You Know How to Get the Best Deals on Makeup
Getting deals on makeup may seem impossible at times, but it’s doable. You just have to shop around and put some effort and research into the products you want to buy.
We have given you a few tips on how to get the best deals on makeup from the luxury brands to the ones you can pick up at your local drugstore. You now know to look for coupons and even to go through your makeup stash to see if you really need to buy more.
No matter what tip or tips you decide to use, you’ll be sure to save some money. For more product tips and information, be sure to check out the rest of our website.