We all want to leave our houses every morning looking flawless. You can have quality makeup without having to break the bank. As a frugal woman, you just need to practice smart shopping techniques that will help you buy quality makeup for less. If you need to tighten up your spending on makeup, consider taking these tips.
Know What Your Skin Needs
Purchasing quality makeup on a budget is not an easy task. First and foremost, you need to know what your skin needs. Many times, we buy cosmetics on a whim and end up with the oft-ignored products. Check your makeup stash to see what you need, what you have left, and what you have not used. There is no need to overstock on your cosmetic products, and watch them reach their expiration dates before you actually use them.
Recognize Your Budget
You need to recognize your budget as you walk into the department store. Do your research on new beauty products, read online reviews and ask for advice. This will help with your decision-making process. Compare brands and check prices as there is usually a brand version of most items that is cheaper and of comparable quality to the big name item. Ask for a consultation and try the different products based on your preference. Do you like it minimal or do you want to try a range of products? If you are trying out a new product, sample it first so that you do not end up buying a product that does not work for you. Also, you do not want to try different products on the same spot so that in case a product makes you break out, you know which one it is exactly.
Purchase Multi-purpose Products
If you are out to buy makeup on a budget, look for multi-purpose products. There are lots of products available that can easily be used for more than one purpose, like stains and cream products that can be used on both your lips and cheeks. Remember to choose only the important products.
Test Makeup Products
Before you take the plunge, be sure to test your preferred products in natural lighting to give you an idea of how well the shade matches your skin. You definitely do not want to bring home a colour that does not work with your skin tone, do you? Make a habit of always testing everything before purchase.
Look Out For Sales Promos
Be on the lookout for sales on the makeup products you want. This will go a long way in helping you save a few coins.
If you are happy with the results after sampling the product, go ahead and buy it. A mega-size product is only a good value if you use it all. For new-to-you items always start with a smaller size to make sure you like it. Also, always be sure to familiarize yourself with the return policies of the department store.
Ladies, you do not have to put all your money on your face!
With that, may your foundation match your neck, concealer be creaseless, and winged eyeliner be sharp enough to kill!