Monday, March 3, 2014

HSN: Save Makeup Save Money: Tips for Making Your Beauty Products Last

Hello everyone! I was recently contacted by HSN to share some money saving tips with all of you guys, my lovely followers! As you know, a few months ago I moved out of my parent's house and now live on my own with my boyfriend.  Now that we are supporting ourselves, I have turned quite money-conscious. I am always looking to save whenever I can, and that usually involves the grocery store.

I have my own little tricks on saving on beauty supplies, but this article by HSN gave me even more tips and tricks to save even more:

1. Build a Better Makeup Bag
At times, I look through my stash and find no fewer than a dozen variations of the exact same lip shade. None of these products get used consistently and they mostly end up expiring before I can even scratch the surface. I've learned that by better editing my purchase decisions, I can make sure that I have a variety of products that I use more frequently – and I’m more likely to use them to the very last drop.

2. Clean your Brushes
Not only are makeup brushes expensive, but they also touch all of your makeup. By keeping them clean, not only are you extending their life, but also the life of your products. Keeping powders and blushes free and clear of oils and bacteria that tend to break them down will help them live a longer life.

3. Keep it Pretty
You will never find my hard earned makeup knocking around in a vanity drawer or at the bottom of my purse. Oh, the horror! I’m careful to keep my beauty treasures tucked inside of pouches when I’m on the go or on a tray sitting on my vanity at home. This way, there’s far less chance that they will crack or explode, wasting precious product.

4. Scrape the Bottom
I recently discovered these little spatulas that you can use to actually scrape the bottom of your makeup bottles to get to the very end of them. I’ve also been known to use them after cutting open tubes of concealer and lip gloss to collect one final application. Brilliant!

5. Portion Control
It may go without saying, but using only what you need can really make your makeup last. I found that I was always left with unneeded foundation or extra moisturizer after applying, so I downsized my dose and I’m wasting less. Making other small changes like not spraying my fragrance into the air and walking through it has also helped!

This was some great advice! I can't wait to try these out myself, and see all the money I can save!

Do you do any of these tricks to save money? What are some of your own money saving tips?

Claws Up!

I was contacted by HSN to share this post. I was under no obligation, nor did I receive any compensation to do so.

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