Spending Wisely:5 tips on how to save money when buying makeup

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hi guys,so this is a different post from my regulars but anyway I hope you learn something from this post.So first off,this post is not for everyone.Some people are on a strict budget and some are very loaded but still love a good bargain and love to save while there's the group that just doesn't care,they like it-they buy it.If you want to be able to look beautiful and still have money in your pocket this post is for you.
 
MY TIPS
 
1.Buy Basics: Basics in fashion are important as it is in makeup.There are basic items every girl needs in her makeup purse/collection.
-Foundation(for days you want full coverage/to look very glammed up)
-Concealer (to hide dark spots and blemishes)
-Powder to set you face(compulsory)
-Mascara
-Eyeliner(cream/liquid)
-Eyebrow pencil
-Eyeshadow palette(neutral and other colours)-you can get a blush from here
-A basic brush set
-Lipsticks(nude,red,pink)
-Lipgloss(clear)
-Moisturizer
-Primer
Start with this especially if you are a beginner before you go into all the contouring and highlighting 'ish' there is out there.
 
2.Don't just buy brands:Now because others are buying mac,black up,tom ford etc doesn't mean there are no cheaper products that will give you similar results instead of going broke over high end stuff.I agree "better soup na money kill am" but if the money no dey will you steal? No!! you look for a better buy that won't leave your pocket with a big hole.
Some people are so fixated on names,I have met people who just want mac because its mac not because they know how good it is and they have never even heard of bad experiences but just because they feel if a lipstick goes for N5,000 then all must be well in mac land.There are cheaper brands like elf,la girl,black opal,sleek,mary kay,covergirl,jordana,milani etc and trust me even the top youtubers and bloggers use them.
3.Do your research:Sometimes,you may have less and know of a more expensive product you want.You might feel all hope is lost because you have no idea it exists in "affordable land".In times like this google is your friend.Browse the product from different brands,read reviews,take note of ratings,be sure to look up results from people with similar features as you eg skin colour,skin type,region/country they live in to take weather into consideration etc.If you don't you will never know and you will end up buying and going hungry or just skipping it completely.
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4.Let your products multi-task:Depending on how much cash you have available you should know that an eye pencil can perform the function of a lip pencil,a blush can perform the function of an eyeshadow,a  foundation can perform the function of a concealer,a cream eyeliner can perform the function of a dark eyeshadow base and vice-versa.Make it work,if it doesn't then go ahead and buy.
 
5.Compare Prices:Do you shop on one site? Are you a faithful customer? Are you being ripped off without your knowledge? Well, you should have a list of online stores you can buy from,compare prices,including shipping costs, make your sum up and buy from the cheaper retailer.Some retailers give freebies when you spend a certain amount,it's 'sweeter' buying  from those.
These are my tips on how you can save money and still buy makeup.
Stay beautiful and live a debt free life..
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