Beauty gurus will tell you that their monthly budgets for beauty products and regimens are expensive. Many women don’t have the money to spend on the beauty upkeep of monthly tanning, teeth whitening, lash lifts, manicures, hair highlights, skincare, and makeup products that so many women in our country buy into. Beauty regimens can truly start to add up, and this can be disheartening for so many people who are passionate about the beauty space but simply do not have the budget to match their taste. Not to worry though, there are so many ways to consciously work towards saving money and still accomplishing the regimen you enjoy. We took it upon ourselves to consult some of the beauty industry’s greatest titans and compile a list of life hacks on ways you can save money and still achieve so many of the beauty looks you adore.
Try DIY Lash Extensions
Lash extensions are all the rage right now, and for a good reason. Lash extensions play into the no-makeup makeup look that is so popular right now. They allow you to maintain the look of wearing mascara and being your best self with a more elevated look 24/7. Many women love their lash extensions because they feel like they don’t have to do as much during their getting ready process, but feel like their lashes look even better than when they do try. The problem is those monthly lash extensions and fillers with your local lash tech can be an expensive habit to maintain. Many women are opting instead for a DIY lash extensions kit to do at home, so they can still bask in the glory of little effort glam. These kits are minimal effort and can allow you to still get your monthly fill of long luscious lashes.
Utilize Multi-Use Products
Why buy multiple products when you can buy one that does the work of several? For example, lots of makeup brands are making 3-in-1 products right now that are multi-purpose. Whether it’s a multi-stick made up of a creamy formula that can be used for lip color, eyeshadow, and blush or a skincare product that serves as a moisturizer, primer, and cleanser, there are plenty of options out there that can allow you to save some money and use the product for multiple purposes. Lots of people are loving makeup products that serve as a primer, glow-enhancer, and highlighter which saves significant money on something you would otherwise have to buy multiple products for in order to achieve the same look.
Research Quality Drug Store Products
Somewhere along the way, we started believing the lie that drug store makeup is bad, and that simply is just not true. Do not let the beauty industry sell you the narrative that you have to shop at the Ultas and Sephoras of the world in order to achieve beautiful makeup looks. There are so many quality products or even dupes that exist out there that are lower in price and achieve the exact same look and purpose as the brand names. Start by researching the highest-rated drug store makeup products to get some inspiration on products that will help you be your best, glowy self.
Purchase An At-Home Manicure Kit
Another area we see women spending a lot of money is in getting monthly manicures. These can add up fast and should be one of the first practices to go if you’re working within a smaller beauty budget. Not to fear though! There are plenty of at-home gel manicure kits and powder manicure kits that allow you to have the same sleek nail look that lasts significantly longer than just normal nail polish. With a one-time purchase of an at-home kit, you eliminate a monthly spending habit and still maintain gorgeous nails that last.
Buy in Bulk or in Family Size
We don’t recommend this if you are just trying a product for the first time, but once you have established a repertoire of beauty products that have been deemed your most tried and true, it is a great idea to buy in bulk! Many products have deals on buying more than one at a time. Others help you save money by buying the largest size available. The price per ounce typically goes down significantly when you buy the family-sized version of the item. By stocking up on a product you love, you are able to save money and still have access to your favorite products!