Your dressing table is piled high with random skin lotions and trendy nail varnishes you’ve only ever used once…
…and yet, you can’t stop buying more beauty products.
You’re not the only one. We blame all the blogs and Instagram ads clogging our newsfeeds, but it feels like every day sees the release of some irresistible new potion that claims to turn you into Miranda Kerr overnight.
Even worse than their false promises are their astronomical price tags. Yup, it’s easy to blow your monthly budget buying unnecessary and expensive beauty products.
That’s why we’re sharing five savvy tips for cutting your spending without sacrificing on quality. Take a look.
#1: go for 2-in-1 saviors
2-in-1 products don’t just save you a ton of money, they’ll also streamline your morning grooming routine (which means extra snoozing time!).
One hardworking beauty savior we couldn’t live without is Nivea’s micellar water. It cleanses, removes makeup and moisturizes all in one go, and still only costs a few pounds from Boots.
#2: discover multifunctional hair styling tools
Want to instantly cut £50 off your monthly expenses? Skip those fortnightly blow drys and start working on your own hair styling skills instead.
Invest in the right multifunctional tools and you can still give yourself a new look every weekend. We like the Mark Hill Pick and Mix hair curlers because they come with interchangeable barrels that let you create corkscrew curls, ellipse waves, and large ringlets.
#3: learn the DIY beauty basics
To really save money, stop buying every product and learn how to make a few DIY beauty basics.
You can cook up your own face masks, hair conditioners, and even lip balms But if hours slaving away in the kitchen sounds like a nightmare, then coconut oil is for you. There’s no need to mix it with other ingredients, just use it on its own as a face, hair and body moisturizer.
#4: swap to beauty dupes
Are you powerless to resist cult beauty buys, like the YSL Touche Éclat concealer, no matter how much damage they inflict on your bank balance?
Check out MUA. It offers a great range of cheap makeup alternatives to some of the most popular brands and products out there (their Ultimate Undressed eyeshadows are even better than Urban Decay’s classic palette but are less than half the price).
#5: hunt out a bargain
If you’re not prepared to swap to dupe products or take a DIY approach to your dressing table essentials, then you’re going to have to brush up on your bargain-hunting skills to save money.
Luckily, they aren’t too hard to find. Beauty Bay, Look Fantastic, Cult Beauty – there are a ton of online retailers offering up your favorite makeup and skincare brands at discounted prices.
There you have it, five ways of cutting down your beauty budget whilst still keeping your dressing table fully stocked. Have you got any other top money-saving tips for fellow makeup addicts? Leave a comment and let us know.