Makeup can be expensive if you don’t know what you’re doing. While lush, famous cosmetics brands can be tempting, they can really put a hole in your wallet. To avoid going broke over your beauty routine, there are ways to get inexpensive makeup that have just as good quality as the expensive stuff.
Follow these tips and you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for.
Find Stores that Sell Makeup as a Side Business
When you go to a store that specializes in makeup, you’ll likely find that they sell it for a higher price than you’re willing to spend. A little known trick is to visit stores that specialize in other things, but that still sell makeup. For instance, Claire’s is most known for their accessories. They sell jewelry, hair clips, and purses. You may not know that they also sell makeup. Not only are their cosmetics lower in price, but they also have regular sales on their items. Don’t worry, this isn’t cheap makeup. You are actually getting good quality for the price.
Another great store to buy makeup is Hot Topic. This store is most known for its clothing, accessories, and music. While their cosmetics selection is normally reasonably priced, you can find a lot of great deals if you buy inexpensive makeup from their clearance section. Buying makeup from different stores can save you a lot of money. Next time you go to the mall, don’t forget these and similar stores while you’re there.
Don’t Forget the Drug Store
Drug stores are a great way to get inexpensive makeup that also happens to be of a great quality. You can find many brands here so there’s always a chance you’ll find something you like. Some of the best inexpensive cosmetics brands at drug stores include Cover Girl, Loreal Paris, Rimmel London, and Revlon.
Although prices are already low for drug store makeup, there are ways to get it for even less money. Keep an eye on the weekly advertisements for these stores. There are usually deals every week on one or more of the makeup brands they sell. You can often find ‘buy one, get one free’ or ‘buy one, get one half off’ on the entire stock of a certain brand. If you wait to buy your goods for these occasions, you’ll save a lot of money.
Host a Cosmetics Party
Did you know that there are brands of makeup out there for which people host parties? It’s true. For cosmetics brands like Avon and Mary Kay, you can hold one of your own parties. All you do is get into contact with a representative in your area. They will help you set up your party. The more people you invite to this, the better. Not only will you have a lot of fun, but you’ll actually get a great amount of makeup for free and at a high discount. Makeup party hosts will get free samples from the makeup representative. You’ll also get discounts and free goods based on how much makeup your guests buy. This is a good way to build friendships and acquire mass amounts of cute cosmetics.
Use Auction and Trading Websites
If you have a particular affinity for high class, expensive makeup, such as MAC, NARS or Stila, you can still get them for less money when you use an auction website. EBay tends to be the best place to get inexpensive makeup from these brands. Just keep an eye on the different auctions and bid on items that look good. You may want to do a bit of research to make sure that you are saving enough money on what you find. In order to ensure that you get what you wanted, only bid on items from sellers with great feedback.
Now that you know a bit about how to find inexpensive makeup, you’ll be able to build a tremendous beauty stash with the least amount of money.