How To Save Money On Beauty Products

Hey beaut's!

If you’re a bit of a cosmetics-aholic then you can end up spending a lot of money on beauty and skincare products. I’ve teamed up with, who are short term loan direct lenders, to bring you some top tips on how to save money on your beauty products (without sacrificing the things you love!).

10 Tips To Save Money On Your Cosmetics

1. Points Cards and Vouchers
Loads of shops, both online and off, have loyalty or points cards available. A lot of these will allow you to build up points on your card which you can then use to buy something. Sometimes they’ll give you money off vouchers when you make a purchase. Both of these help you to get more for your money.

2. Sales
This one’s a little obvious, but nonetheless needs to go on the list. Look for sales from cosmetic retailers! You can save a lot of money if you buy your products in sales. Don’t be put off by the fact the product is reduced. This is rarely because it’s old; it’s often just to help with marketing for the business or because they’re discontinuing a line.

3. Shop Online
Shopping online allows you to compare the prices of products from different places (sometimes finding the sales!) so you can often save money. If you’re in a shop, you could always quickly look at prices online to check that you are getting the best deal before you head to the counter to pay.

4. Product Samples
If you make the most of product samples, you could get a lot of free makeup, skincare products and other cosmetics. If you love to have a range of different coloured lip glosses, for example, this is a really helpful trick! It’s also essential for tip number five...

5. Try Before You Buy (And Look At Reviews)
One of the most significant ways that most people waste money on cosmetics is buying and then deciding they don’t like it. You not only spend a lot of money on all the different cosmetics you go through, you also end up with a very full makeup bag! Try before you buy helps you to ensure you actually do want the product. You might be able to get free samples, or pay a small amount for sample-sized products.

As well as trying it out, you should also look at reviews. Even if you’re buying in store, you can look on your phone to see what other people have to say before you go to the checkout. This is a great way to see if it’s likely that you’re going to get on with the product.

6. Quality And Quantity
Quality is important, but it’s also worth checking the quantity, especially when you’re buying online. When you’re comparing the price of some products, from moisturisers to shampoos, it can be easy to think two brands cost the same while one actually contains a lot more product than the other. Check how much you’re actually getting so you can compare prices accurately and get the best value for your money.

7. Bulk Buy
Along a similar line, you can often get more value for your money when you buy in bulk, or buy the bigger version of a product. This is most useful when you know that you use a product a lot. There’s no point getting the bigger version of a product if you’re likely to stop using it -- that’s just wasting money!

8. Learn to DIY
Instead of going to get your nails done, at home manicures and pedicures are significantly cheaper and can result in just as good a look! You could even go so far as to look for some homemade recipes for various products, like face masks or even shampoo!

9. Choose Cheaper Brands
There are always cheaper alternatives to products. It’s true that they don’t all work as effectively as others, but choosing cheaper brands can be a great way to save money. The trick is to compare the active ingredients of products that are the same but in different price categories. If they have the same active ingredients as each other, then even if the percentages of those ingredients are a little different they’ll likely do the same job.

10. Prioritise
Of course, you wouldn’t want to DIY or choose a cheaper alternative to your favourite products, but you could consider it for the ones that you use less often or don’t care so much about. If you work out what your priorities are, you can spend more on the things you care about and less on the things you don’t so much!

There are loads of ways to save money on your cosmetics, skincare products and toiletries. If you have more ideas, do share them in the comments!


* This is a collaborative post.

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